I have been on front lines and evaluated the humanitarian crisis of Ukrainian refugees: Sajjan

Sajjan witnesses the humanitarian crisis of refugees. Twitter handle

Ottawa/CMEDIA: Today, Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, concluded his trip to Europe.

Sajjan had the opportunity to meet with refugees in Moldova, Romania, and Poland, and gained a better understanding of what the people of Ukraine and neighboring countries are going through.

“Over the past few days, I have been on the front lines and evaluated the humanitarian crisis that is quickly unfolding…Canada will continue to support its experienced partners so they have the capacity to scale up their operations…in helping the millions of Ukrainians who are forced to leave their lives behind,” said Sajjan today in a news release.

While participating in bilateral meetings where discussions focussed on the refugee crisis Sajjan reaffirmed Canada’s strong commitment to supporting the response to the growing humanitarian crisis.

In Poland, Minister Sajjan joined Prime Minister Trudeau to meet with Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, Rafal Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, and Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States.

Minister Sajjan also confirmed that Canada is sending relief supplies to Ukraine from its emergency stockpiles managed by the Canadian Red Cross and reiterated that Canada will match donations made by individual Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal by an additional $20 million, up to a new maximum of $30 million.

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