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.
Finland designs coin depicting drowned Aylan Kurdi in an effort to draw attention to global injustices. #NRTnewshttps://t.co/CBuWV2lh9W pic.twitter.com/9eXNG7Hb9r— NRT English (@NRT_English) May 2, 2017</blockquote> 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