How much longer will we see such tragic images of children ravaged by war?
Haggard and covered in blood, his blank stare startled the world.
Photographs and video of shell-shocked Omran Daqneesh, 5, being carried to an ambulance, the left side of his face bloodied, shook up even those indifferent to the continuing carnage in Syria.
Omran's story is not that he alone survived the bombing and the bloodshed. It is a tragedy that thousands of children in Syria share.
'The truth is that the image you see today is repeated every day in Aleppo,' says Mustafa al Sarouq, a cameraman with the Aleppo Media Centre, who captured Omran's story on video.
7.5 million Syrian children have been affected by the civil war that began in 2011.
Bombings have destroyed crowded Syrian cities. Food and medical supplies are sparse.
Half its population has fled Syria, reveals the International Red Cross. The 13.5 million Syrians who stay on in their war-ravaged homeland are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Between 1.5 to 2 million people still stay in Aleppo. Once considered Syria's largest city, it is now divided into rebel-held and government-held areas.
Last year, the photograph of two-year-old Aylan Kurdi's body lying on a Turkish beach became -- sadly, briefly -- the symbol of the world's migrant crisis.
A Sudanese artist based in Doha, Qatar, captured the two stories that symbolise the suffering of millions into one heart-wrenching image.
If you think these images will change anything, think again.
'The whole world,' United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson says, 'has failed the Syrian people.'
If Syria's children are to be saved from the unspeakable savagery of war, the world's leaders need to stop ignoring the tragedy and intervene quickly to halt the conflict.