Mariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers.
“I can’t describe the feeling,” said her husband, Daniel Wani, who had traveled with Ibrahim and their two children from Rome, where the couple had been recovering after Ibrahim’s release by the Sudanese government.
“We are so tired,” Wani told reporters at Manchester airport. “The ordeal is over.”
Wani is an American citizen; according to CNN, he has lived in Manchester since 1998. More than 500 refugees from southern Sudan have been resettled in the area in recent years, the network says.