Alan Kurdi's family opens hair salon in Canada
Monday, January 4, 2016

The family that has become the face of the Syrian refugee crisis has hit another milestone — Tima Kurdi and her brother Mohammad, who just arrived in Canada, have opened a hair salon in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

On Dec. 28, Mohammad Kurdi, his wife and five children arrived at Vancouver International Airport to be welcomed by Tima and four other people, who each put up $5,000 to sponsor the family in Canada.

The arrival caused a media frenzy for the family related to Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body was found washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015.

It's been three years since Mohammad and his family left Syria, where he worked as a barber. Now he's ready to get back to work alongside his sister in B.C. at the salon called Kurdi Hair Design.

"Hard work to bring it to succeed, I'm very happy," he told CBC news in Arabic as Tima translated. ​"I'm very happy I'm in Canada and I saw my family again together again," he added. "It's very beautiful feeling."


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Source: CBC News