Ukrainian refugees are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan in early July – 230 of them.
“The government of Saskatchewan officials have been working with the Ukrainian embassy to coordinate aid and support for Ukrainians displaced by the war,” the government of Saskatchewan said in a statement to Global News.
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“We are working with them to support the arrival of a donated flight to Saskatchewan in early July.”
While the exact details for the flights’ arrival are yet to be confirmed, July 4 has been marked as the tentative arrival date.
“We have a team of officials who are leading much of the planning and logistics and we will provide the people who arrive with the support they need, including temporary housing, housing, income support, health care, etc,” the government said. from Saskatchewan.
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On June 21, Saskatchewan welcomed more than 600 displaced Ukrainians to the province.
“We are working with government and community groups and organizations to ensure that those who arrive have easy access to the information and support they need,” they said.
“We also engaged our network of settlement service providers, including SK’s Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, to further help those arriving access the support they need and settle into their new communities.”
There will be officials from Saskatchewan on the ground in Poland before the plane takes off to ensure the refugees are prepared and the transition to life on the prairies can begin before they even arrive.
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