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Delays hamper Canada’s bid to resettle Ukrainians fleeing war

Bureaucratic issues in Ottawa mean new arrivals will likely have to rely on Canadians’ generosity to get settled

Canada has promised to resettle an “unlimited” number of displaced Ukrainians, and officials in country’s Prairie region want to be the first choice for those fleeing Russia’s invasion. But despite strong public support, bureaucratic delays at the federal level have highlighted the challenge of quickly resettling those fleeing war.

The United Nations estimates more than two and a half million people have escaped Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in late February, creating the worst refugee crisis on the European continent since the upheaval of the second world war.

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