More than 200 Ukrainian refugees will 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 who are being 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 donated flight to Saskatchewan in early July.”

Although the exact details of the arrival of the flights have not yet been confirmed, July 4 has been marked as a tentative arrival date.

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

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As of June 21, Saskatchewan has received more than 600 displaced Ukrainians in the province.

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

“We have also contracted with our network of settlement service providers, including the Ukrainian Canadian SK Congress, to further help those who arrive to access the supports they need and settle in their new communities.”

Saskatchewan officials will be in Poland prior to the plane’s departure to ensure the refugees are prepared and that the transition to life on the prairies can begin even before they arrive.

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