Hugs and smiles as more Syrian families arrive in Edmonton
At least three families are making a new home in Edmonton after arriving from Syria on Sunday.
Tahani Alkadri arrived in Edmonton with her three children. Her husband and the father of her children was killed in Syria.
“It’s a new life. It’s a better life. Free of fear. A peaceful life for her and her kids,” said Hussein Jomaa with the Edmonton Islamic Relief Centre.
The family was sponsored by a group of lawyers who felt compelled to help.
“It’s also just so heartwarming to know that they're going to have a safe place to be where they can restart a life,” said sponsor, Lindsay Tate.
The group has provided the family with a house and many necessities.
“We're going to help them get registered in school, make sure that the mom knows where she can go grocery shopping,” said Tate. “All of that is helping them integrate into the community,” said Tate.
The Alberta Government estimates between 2,500 and 3,000 Syrian refugees are expected to come to the province in the coming months.
Many of them have yet to arrive and many are privately sponsored.
With files from CTV's Breanna Karstens-Smith.