Signatures needed as first child refugee drowns in Lesbos

Signatures needed as first child refugee drowns in Lesbos

A child refugee has drowned in the waters off Lesbos today in what is the first fatality since Turkey’s abrupt decision to open its borders to thousands of people trying to reach Europe.

A four-year-old Syrian boy passed away when a dingy carrying 48 men, women, and children capsized off the island. A police source said that doctors rushed to save the child, but it was too late. Find out more about the issues surrounding this horrific incident in the Guardian’s report.

To help take action, please click here to sign a petition calling for urgent European action to resolve the critical situation in the Aegean Islands. Your signature will count towards an open letter to the heads of EU member states, president of the European Council Charles Michel, and president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

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Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters, extracted from The Guardian

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