People are still dying and nobody is doing anything: Aylan Kurdis father condemns failure to stop the Syrian bloodshed a year after harrowing picture of his son laying dead on a beach became a symbol of Europes migrant crisis

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  • The lifeless body of a Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach a year ago
  • His father Abdullah condemned world leaders for failing to tackle the crisis
  • Aylan was just one of the thousands of migrants trying to make it to Europe
  • Hundreds of thousands have died since the Syrian civil war began in 2011

The father of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who died as his family tried to make it to Europe, has condemned world leaders failure to end the bloodshed in his home country.

The harrowing picture of Aylans body washed ashore on a beach in Turkey shocked the world a year ago tomorrow.

The heartbreaking image of Aylan became a symbol of the migrant crisis, but his father, Abdullah Kurdi, has accused politicians of failing to act.

The picture that shocked the world: Aylan Kurdis lifeless body washed up on a beach in Turkey a year ago tomorrow

The picture that shocked the world: Aylan Kurdis lifeless body washed up on a beach in Turkey a year ago tomorrow

Aylans harrowing image became a symbol of the migrant crisis, but his father, Abdullah Kurdi, has accused politicians of failing to act

Aylans harrowing image became a symbol of the migrant crisis, but his father, Abdullah Kurdi, has accused politicians of failing to act

Aylan and his family are believed to have been heading for the Greek island of Kos when their boat capsized near Turkey

Aylan and his family are believed to have been heading for the Greek island of Kos when their boat capsized near Turkey

As well as Aylan, Mr Kurdi lost his elder son, Galip, five, and his wife, Rehab, 35, after their boat capsized.

The politicians said after the deaths in my family: "Never again", Mr Kurdi, 41, told German newspaper Bild.

Everyone claimed they wanted to do something because of the photo that touched them so much. But what is happening now? People are still dying and nobody is doing anything about it. 

Kurdi, who now lives in a guarded community in Erbil, Iraq, chain-smoked and broke down in tears as he said he saw no reason for living without his family.