Rescue ship named for drowned Syrian child refugee

Ship operating in the Mediterranean has been renamed Alan Kurdi, after the Syrian toddler who died trying to reach Europe in 2015.

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    A rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean has been renamed Alan Kurdi, after the Syrian toddler who died trying to reach Europe in 2015.

    The image of the three-year-old's body washed up on a Turkish beach sparked global outrage and came to epitomise the plight of those fleeing war.

    But that was three years ago and European hearts - and ports - have since closed to both refugees and rescue ships.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from the ship's naming ceremony on the Spanish island of Mallorca.


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