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Al Kontar and Vancouver Airport

al: Al Kontar was immediately welcomed by his sponsor and the rest of the community with open arms, according to Toronto Star. A Syrian national, Hassan Al Kontar, and his sponsor Laurie Cooper meet for the first time at the Vancouver airport. He arrived at the Vancouver airport with only thin clothes and a pair of slippers. Al Kontar was stranded in a Malaysian airport for seven months before Cooper raised money for his refugee sponsorship. I have to keep reminding myself, he said in an interview from his new Whistler home. Jen Grover / Contributed I'm here now and I'm safe. ( As reported in the news.