Geneva, Apr 8 (EFE).- The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced over 4.3 million Ukranians to flee the war to neighboring countries, the United Nations Refugee Agency reported Friday.
Over one month into the war, the UN agency said the number of refugees was continuing to increase but at a slower rate.
The majority of refugees have fled to neighboring Poland, which is currently hosting 2.5 million Ukrainian refugees and has granted residency to some 700,000.
Over 90% of refugees are women and children, the UN agency said, while at least 7 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced.
This brings the number of displaced people to over 11.4 million, which accounts for a quarter of Ukraine’s population.
UNHCR has declared Ukraine a level 3 emergency, the highest level. EFE