Outrage Isn’t Enough to End Syrian Refugee Crisis

World News Editor Christopher Dickey talks about the world’s response to Aylan Kurdi and how to channel that into helping refugees.


This week, pictures of Aylan Kurdi’s body on the shores of Turkey saddened and outraged the world. But what will happen next week?

In almost 40 years as a foreign correspondent, Daily Beast World News Editor Christopher Dickey has never seen anything on the scale of the refugee crisis in Syria. “The ability of the public to forget a crisis like this,” he says, “is perhaps one of the most terrifying aspects of it.”

In this opinion video for CNN, Dickey offers alternatives to simply being upset and angry about a problem that never really goes away.