A Syrian Dad, tears of relief in his eyes, clings to his son and daughter after landing in Greece.
This striking image, which shows the human agony of the world’s refugee crisis, has been shared by millions of people around the world.
Taken by a New York Times photographer, it is being hailed as the human face of rising statistics of people fleeing to the Greek islands.
The dad is called Deir Ezzor and he has managed to get his two kids out of war-torn Syria on a flimsy inflatable boat and on to the Greek island of Kos. The relief and agony is apparent on his face.
The photographer, Daniel Etter, spoke to Spiegel Online about the moment he captured the photograph last week.
He said: “After more than two hours of driving the boat had lost air, water had leaked into it, the refugees were soaked when they arrived at the shore. They were then completely relieved to have arrived safely.
“In that moment it all came together, the joy of having done it; the love for their family; the grief over what had happened.”
The amount of refugees who have been forced to flee from devastating war across the Med this year is around 264,500.
Source: The Sun