"The humanity that a young child can display ... we can all learn from Alex."
Dazed, disoriented, and covered in dust, 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh became the face of the Syrian conflict in August 2016.
A photo emerged showing the young boy sitting stunned in the back of an ambulance, injured in an attack on his neighborhood of al-Qaterji. The sobering image grabbed the world's attention as we recoiled in horror, sadness, and, most of all, humanity.
Who will stand up for #Omran? Bombs and attacks on civilians are destroying the dreams of #Syria's youth. https://t.co/0o8lKyRjnw— Amnesty International USA (@Amnesty International USA)1471632443.0
Just a month later, debate around refugees has returned to a political calculation. It seems as though humanity has all but forgotten the plight of Omran, his family, and countless others in their home country.