UN: Three million Ukrainian refugees have left the country

Ukrainian refugeesPhoto: AP Photo / Anna Szilagyi, File

In statements on Tuesday, the UN stated the refugee crisis as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is worsening.

“We have now reached the three million mark when it comes to people who have fled Ukraine,” spokesman Paul Dillon of the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a meeting with the press in Geneva.

The number of internally displaced persons is also probably up to several million. More than 150,000 of the refugees are from third countries, i.e., not from Ukraine or Russia.

The majority of the refugees, 1.8 million, have ended up in Poland, according to figures from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Furthermore, 453,000 are in Romania, 337,000 in Moldova, 264,000 in Hungary, and 213,000 in Slovakia. In addition, 143,000 refugees have gone to Russia. Many of the refugees in the border countries have since traveled to other European countries.

The UN children’s organization Unicef ​​is particularly concerned about the children. More than 70,000 children have become refugees every day during the last 20 days in Ukraine.

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