UN: More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine

Ukrainian refugeesPhoto: AP Photo / Andreea Alexandru

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

More than half of the total have fled to Poland. Furthermore, 145,000 people have gone to Hungary, 103,000 to Moldova, 90,000 to Slovakia, and 57,000 to Romania. In addition, 149,000 fled to Russia.

More than a million people fled during the first week after the invasion, and many more are “moving both inside and outside the country,” with many internally displaced families, according to the UNHCR.

“I have worked with refugee crises for 40 years, and I have rarely seen a refugee flow that grows as fast as this,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said this week.

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