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With hundreds more Ukrainian refugees on the way to Manitoba, long-term housing solutions a concern

May 12, 2022 | News, Canada, Featured

Oksana Kobysh-Shodiya, right, says she hopes to 'start to live and believe in the future.' Her spouse Olaonipekun Shodiya says he and his family have felt very welcomed in Manitoba. (Gilbert Rowan/Radio-Canada)

As the province of Manitoba prepares to receive a charter flight of Ukrainian refugees next week, volunteers on the ground say housing for the incoming residents is a lingering concern.

Ottawa announced that the first of three charter flights of Ukrainian refugees to Canada would be landing in Winnipeg next Monday.

“The process of trying to find them housing all at once is very daunting, and it'll be a lot of work to try to find them places to stay,” said Ostap Skrypnyk of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council.

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