European Country Issues Coin Depicting Drowned Syrian Child Aylan

On the 100th anniversary of its independence, Finland issued a five euro coin depicting a Turkish rescue worker carrying the body of Syrian child Aylan, who died drowning off the coast of Turkey last year.

According to a report by NRT TV, the Finnish government is trying to draw attention to global justice and the respect of human rights.

Three year old Aylan al-Kurdi along with his mother Rehan and brother Ghalib drowned in the sea while fleeing the Syrian civil war by boat. His body was found on a beach in the Turkish region of Bodrum on September 2, 2015, .

The image of Aylan’s body lying on the beach went viral in 2015 after being shared on social media and later broadcast on television channels worldwide.

UNICEF published a report revealing that the year 2016 has been the worst for Syrian children in terms of deaths, injuries, hunger, and recruitment as child soldiers.

Source: NRT TV