Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Image of Father-Daughter Drowning Calls Attention to Migrants’ Risks
VOA Learning English: Image of Father-Daughter Drowning Calls Attention to Migrants’ Risks
The bodies of a man and his 2-year-old daughter lay face down in the water along the bank of the Rio Grande, the river that runs between Mexico and the United States.
The young girl’s body is inside her father’s shirt; one of her arms falls around his neck. The position of their bodies suggests that the two held on to each other as they drowned.
The image of the father and daughter has called attention to the risks Central American migrants face while fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States. (read more)
Words in This Story
grab - v. to quickly take a hold of someone with your hand
sweep - v. to push or carry someone with great force
scene - n. the place of an event or incident
beg - v. to ask someone in a very serious and emotional way
scrape - v. to collect or gather something needed or wanted with great effort
draw - v. to cause someone to to become interested in something
reflect - v. to show something
embrace - n. the act of holding someone in your arms