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Vancouver Resident: Canada and Refugees

vancouver resident: But Kurdi, a Vancouver resident, says Canada could and should do more to help, according to National Observer. 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. 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. ; Since that time, Canada has welcomed more than 51,800 Syrian refugees, according to the latest government figures. Canada has the capacity to take in more and focus on those children when they come to this country. Before their deaths, the world was blind to the plight of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing from Syria in search of safety, she says. 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. ( As reported in the news.