A new group of around 250 Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on Saturday, days after they were evacuated by the allies of Canada from Kabul.
“Today, I was honoured to welcome the latest group of Afghan refugees as they stepped onto Canadian soil for the very first time,” Marco Mendicino, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada said.
Mendicino further added “This group of roughly 250 arrived from transit points, after being evacuated from Kabul by our allies. Welcome home!”
This comes as efforts are underway to help the Afghan evacuees get resettled in Canada with the Canadians and Canadian businesses stepping efforts to provide the basic needs to refugees.
Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), tweeted earlier this week “As more Afghan refugees arrive, Canadians are opening their homes and hearts. Now, these efforts will be united under one umbrella: Lifeline Afghanistan.”
He also added that several prominent Canadian businesses including airlines, supermarkets, hotels, and telecom companies have pledged support to Afghan refugees get resettled in the country.