Drowned Syrian Toddlers' Family Had Not Applied for Canada Entry

September 3, 2015 6:52 PM

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Drowned Syrian Toddlers' Family Had Not Applied for Canada Entry

Vancouver: The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the extended family said on Thursday, despite earlier reports that their refugee application had been rejected.

A photograph of Aylan Kurdi's tiny body in a bright red T-shirt and dark shorts, face-down in the surf, appeared in newspapers around the world, prompting sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees.

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