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Syrian Refugees: Brother Ghalib and Vancouver Resident

syrian refugees: Since that time, Canada has welcomed more than 51,800 Syrian refugees, according to the latest government figures, according to CTV. But Kurdi, a Vancouver resident, says Canada could - and should - do more to help. The photo of Alan's tiny body washed up on a Turkish beach was a bombshell that focused global attention on the Syrian refugee crisis. I would like to see Canada to continue to open their borders and welcome refugees, not just from Syria, from anywhere where people need help, she said in an interview. In her newly released book, The Boy on the Beach, Kurdi describes the painful and tragic details that led up to the deaths of Alan, his five-year-old brother Ghalib and their mother, Rehanna on Sept. 2, 2015. Canada has the capacity to take in more and focus on those children when they come to this country. ( As reported in the news.