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On November 4, 2021, the Government of British Columbia announced a one-time investment to welcome and respond to the needs of refugees from Afghanistan who are resettling in the province. This new $2-million fund will help the province provide Afghan refugee families with information and education, career guidance, trauma counselling, and mental health supports. The majority of the government-sponsored refugees will settle in Metro Vancouver, while others are expected to be settled in communities, such as Victoria and Kelowna, where there is resettlement support.