Update, Omran's older brother Ali, age 10, has died of his injuries. I don't know anything about whether his parents, other siblings and other close relatives such as uncles and aunts are still alive...
Well, the French media are asking them all the time, since this is the last stop before Old Blighty. They think it is the land of milk and honey and that all the streets are paved with gold. More important, it is a country (like the Trump country) that doesn't have obligatory identity cards. What more can you ask?
I live next to the Paris refugee centre (actually it is 500 metres away, but that is too close for comfort for most people when you talk about such things). A whole new refugee camp has sprung up around it since it cannot accommodate everybody. And of course the police just try to keep order since their job is not to initiate repression even though too many local people would like that. Interestingly enough, the street on the back side of my flat seems to have become the Sudanese/Somali area. Crowds of them hang out there all day (at the other end of rue Philippe de Girard, not my aristocratic rich end) just because there is nothing else to do. Some of the earlier arrivals seem to have understood that France is actually the land of milk and honey because there are already a half dozen shops and restaurants that have moved in. One of them where I cannot help smiling as I walk by is called "Sudan Center" and its front window displays all sorts of perfumes and eaux de toilette, which I presume are of an extremely high priority when you are a refugee. (On a less humouristic note, I bet they sell a lot of it because when you have arrived in Europe and have many family members back in Sudan including Mum, it is very important to show them that you are a success if you send anything home to them.)
It does really annoy me that we no longer have identity cards. When I went to school in Canterbury during the war, the bus would be stopped by armed soldiers at a point about 3 miles from the city and a soldier would come through the bus inspecting everyones identity card. No card, then off the bus and no doubt some serious questions, simple. We are now ruled by politically correct prats who are afraid to upset mice, let alone illegal immigrants. They all head here because they get schooled at home in our social security system and the right tales to spin to get max sympathy and cash and goodies handed out free. We could do with Mr Trump here to stiffen a few backbones and kick a lot of backsides.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position