Amer and Rahma al Kadro and their three children Zeinab

Syrian refugee family arrives at Terrace, B.C. airport

The family-of-five arrived at the Northwest Regional Airport this morning

The first family of Syrian refugees arrived at the Terrace airport this morning.

Amer and Rahma al Kadro and their three young children Zeinab, Youssef, and Abd al Elah flew into the Northwest Regional Airport on the 10:40 a.m. Air Canada flight from Vancouver.

They were greeted by their sponsorship group, supporters, and two local Arabic translators who broke into applause as the family entered through the arrival doors.

The family, who does not speak English, were then driven to their new fully-stocked home in Terrace by their sponsors.

Since fleeing an unnamed Syrian city, the family has been living in Lebanon and flew to Canada on government-arranged flights from Beirut to Terrace.

The group of local residents who is sponsoring the family will be providing them with financial support for their first year in Canada.

Speaking for the group last Friday, Margot van Kleeck said that they were “very excited” for the family’s arrival.

Another refugee sponsorship group is still waiting to hear when their family will arrive in the country.