Conflicts & War

UN: Over 4 million people have fled Ukraine

Geneva, Mar 30 (EFE).- The United Nations said Wednesday over 4 million refugees, mostly women, children and older people, have fled from Ukraine since Russia invaded as the chief of the UN’s refugee agency arrived in the country for crunch talks on the mass displacement the conflict has triggered.

“Refugees from Ukraine are now 4 million, five weeks after the start of the Russian attack,” Filippo Grande, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on his official Twitter account.

“I have just arrived in Ukraine. In Lviv I will discuss with the authorities, the UN and other partners ways to increase our support to people affected and displaced by this senseless war,” he added.

The war in Ukraine has triggered the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the end of World War II. Almost one in ten Ukrainians have left their country in the last month.

More than half of Ukrainian refugees, some 2.3 million, have arrived in neighboring Poland, while around 600,000 fled to Romania.

Hungary has welcomed 364,000 refugees, Russia 350,000, Slovakia 281,000 and Belarus 10,900, according to UNHCR data.

In addition, more than 6.5 million have been internally displaced, meaning nearly 11 million Ukrainians, a quarter of the total population, have fled their homes.EFE


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