Manitoba Prepares For Flight From Ukraine

Flight From Ukraine

WINNIPEG - One of three charter flights of Ukrainian refugees to Canada arranged by the federal government will arrive in Manitoba on May 23rd.

Premier Heather Stefanson says the province is preparing to welcome almost 300 people fleeing the war with Russia in Ukraine.

"Since the beginning of this brutal war of aggression, we have been preparing for the potential arrival of thousands of Ukrainians seeking safety and refuge here in Manitoba,” said Stefanson. “We will continue to welcome Ukrainians suffering unimaginable loss with open hearts and open arms, and will support them with a full range of provincial support services including housing arrangements, health and mental health care, education, child care, social assistance, language services and labour market assistance.”

The refugees will be taken to a reception centre where they will get help resettling including health services, food and a roof over their head.

The refugee reception centre has so far helped more than 340 Ukrainians, 20 per cent of them kids.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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