More than 200 Ukrainian refugees land in Saskatchewan


Ukrainian refugees are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan in early July — 230 of them.

« Saskatchewan government officials have been working with the Ukrainian Embassy to coordinate assistance and support for Ukrainians displaced by war, » the Saskatchewan government said in a statement to Global News.

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« We are working with them to support the arrival of a given flight to Saskatchewan in early July. »

Although exact flight arrival details are yet to be confirmed, July 4 has been marked as the tentative arrival date.

“We have a team of officials leading much of the planning and logistics and we will provide whatever support those arriving may need, including temporary accommodation, housing, income support, care health, etc.,” the Saskatchewan government said.

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As of June 21, Saskatchewan had welcomed more than 600 displaced Ukrainians to the province.

“We are working across government and with community groups and organizations to ensure those arriving have easy access to the information and supports they need,” they said.

“We have also tapped into our network of settlement service providers, including the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan, to further help those arriving to access the supports they need and settle into their new communities. .

Representatives from Saskatchewan will be on the ground in Poland before the plane departs to ensure the refugees are prepared and the transition to life on the Prairies can begin before they even arrive.

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