VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Relatives of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, have landed in Canada
Mohammed Kurdi, his wife and their five children arrived in Canada as refugees on Monday, sponsored by Mohammed's sister Tima Kurdi.
The reunion comes at the end of a difficult year for the family.
Tima and Mohammed's three-year-old nephew, Alan Kurdi, drowned along with his five-year-old brother and their mother while crossing the waters between Turkey and Greece in September.
The boy's father Abdullah Kurdi said after the tragedy that the family was trying to get to Canada to join his sister Tima. Abdullah has since declined to come to Canada.