Alan was from Kobane, Syria. I'm in Kobane where I met his family: "the pain never goes away."
They all drowned that day.
"We have no pictures of them on the wall," Abdu said, "Too painful to look at them every day. We only keep this one image hidden away"
After ISIS was defeated, early 2015, part of family went back to Kobane &started to rebuild their destroyed houses. Alan's parents decided to stay in Turkey as they were not sure Kobane was safe yet.
In search of a new beginning, he paid for a spot on a small boat to Greece.
The rest is history. Except for Alan's father, all drowned.
RIP Alan, Ghaleb, Rihana, Oscar, Valeria and 1000s more.