Alex, 6, from New York, reads his letter to the US President in a White House-produced video
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Six-year-old offers a place in his family to Syrian boy

A six-year-old American boy wrote to Barack Obama, offering a Syrian refugee a place in his family.

Alex, from New York, wrote the letter after seeing the photograph of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, a bloodied and dazed Syrian boy which prompted outrage around the world.

Mr Obama said the letter was from a child "who hasn't learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of where they're from".

  • 22 Sep 2016