Drowned Syrian boy’s family to settle in Canada
29 November 2015, Nirapad News: The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas.
Tima Kurdi said on Friday that Canada has approved her application to bring her brother, Mohammed, and his family to Canada, but security checks were still under way.
‘It will happen … they will bring them,’ Kurdi told the Canadian broadcaster CBC from her home in Port Coquitlam, just east of Vancouver, reports Al Jazeera.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada spokesman Remi Lariviere would only confirm the department has communicated with the Kurdi family.
‘We can confirm that the processing of their application is proceeding well.’
Mohammed Kurdi is the uncle of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his five-year-old brother and their mother while crossing the treacherous waters from Turkey to Greece.
Aylan’s father, Abdullah, was one of the few who survived after their overloaded boat capsized.
A photo of Aylan’s body after it washed up on a beach in early September ignited international momentum to help Syrian refugees.