It took a picture to shock the public, the media, and the politicians.
But this has been going on years.
I was discussing these issues with my housemate in Germany, who worked with refugees, over 3 years ago.
In the meantime thousands and thousands have died.
We did nothing.
We are living a naive theory of international relations where we don't intervene in conflict.
And we are living an inappropriate European migration system.
We don't solve the issue at source and we don't solve the issue in Europe.
It has taken a boy on a beach to make us realise that.