New aid measures will be put in place to support the Ukrainian people, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Saturday.
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During the “Act for Ukraine” donor conference, Justin Trudeau announced an additional $100 million in humanitarian support to provide more emergency services. So far, Canada has reportedly provided $245 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
Mr. Trudeau also promised a series of measures to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in the country, including flights to Canada reserved for the population in crisis, income support for basic needs as well as temporary accommodation. at the hotel for up to two weeks.
“Whether it’s food, water, shelter or medical assistance, we’ll be there for you and get you the help you need,” said the Prime Minister of Canada.
“These measures will also help our European partners, who are currently supporting Ukrainian refugees,” Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said at a press conference with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser on Saturday.
“I know we can count on our transportation partners across the country to help the Ukrainian people,” he added.
“We are considering providing assistance of $500 a week for six weeks,” said Minister Fraser.
Arrival kits containing information on the border measures must be given to Ukrainians when they arrive at airports in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.
Since the establishment in mid-March of a special immigration program intended to offer three years of temporary residence to Ukrainians fleeing the war, Canada has approved 30,000 applications.
According to the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Russian invasion, which began on February 24, caused more than 4.4 million Ukrainians to flee their country.