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Heartbreaking cartoons inspired by images of Aylan Kurdi

One of the cartoons inspired by the three-year-old's death. Credit: Twitter

Heartbreaking cartoons inspired by the photograph of three-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi found dead and washed up on the Turkish coast have been posted on social media.

Toddler Aylan died alongside his five year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, after the boat they were travelling in to Europe overturned.

In a moving tribute to the story behind the shocking image, illustrators have picked up their pens and drawn sketches and shared them on social media under the hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik (humanity washed ashore).

Some show the boy sleeping or sea animals weeping as they watch a Turkish police officer scribbling in a notepad by Aylan's body.


Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese cartoonist living in Doha, Qatar, created an image showing an angel with the boy in its arms, with the words: "I hope humanity finds a cure for visas."

Cartoons inspired by the photograph of three-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi have been shared on social media. Credit: @khalidalbaih/PA Wire

YGreck, from Canada

Canadian cartoonist YGreck produced two cartoons, one with an image of Aylan against a foreground of the French word 'honte' (shame) and another with Aylan lying near a refused visa.

Rafat al-Khateeb

Yaser Ahmad

Naser Jafari

Islam Gawish

Mahnaz Yazdani

Steve Dennis

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