The grieving aunt of the tragic Syrian boys whose drowning triggered a global outcry has revealed the children's' mother had not wanted to make the crossing to Kos and was unable to swim.
Tima Kurdi, a sister of Abdullah Kurdi, gave a moving press conference from Vancouver, where she works as a hairdresser and had hoped to be joined by the family after sponsoring them for residency.
Ms Kurdi said her brother Abdullah, his wife Rehan and their two boys, 3-year-old Aylan and 5-year-old Galip only embarked on the perilous boat journey only after their bid to move to Canada was rejected.
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