One of illustrations about the drowned Syrian toddler named Aylan Kurdi. Photo from Twitter

#HumanityWashedAshore: Artists mourn Syrian boy's death through gut-wrenching artworks
Alixandra Caole Vila (philstar.com) - September 4, 2015 - 12:36am

MANILA, Philippines - On Thursday, graphic photos of a drowned Syrian toddler named Aylan Kurdi horrified the whole world. The photo showing the toddler washed up on the beach swept across social media, sending a strong and heartbreaking message to the people around the borders.

According to reports, Aylan, alongside other war refugees died when a boat capsized while carrying them to the Greek island of Kos. He and his family were reportedly going to his aunt in Canada to seek refuge.

The hashtag "KiyiyaVuranInsanlik," which means "humanity washed ashore" in English became a top trending topic on Twitter.

Artists from all over the world took their feelings on their hands and illustrated the sadness and frustration that they felt upon hearing the tragic news.

Here are some of the most heart-wrenching artworks from social media:

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