2M people have fled Ukraine into neighboring countries, says UNHCR

By Burak Dag


ANKARA (AA): 2 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since Russia launched a war on its neighbor on Feb. 24, according to the UN refugee agency on Monday.

According to data on the UNHCR website, Poland has welcomed 1.02 million people from Ukraine.

Poland is followed by Hungary and Slovakia, which received 180,163 and 128,169 refugees, respectively.

Meanwhile, Moldova and Romania have opened doors for 82,762 and 78,977 people, respectively, while other European have welcomed over 183,600 others.

Only 300 visas have been issued by the UK for Ukrainians with relatives in the UK, compared with about 1,800 in Ireland, 30,000 in Germany.

Russia got over 3.1% of the people fleeing Ukraine, corresponding to 53,300, while 406 others took refuge in Belarus.

Russia’s war on Ukraine has been met with outrage from the international community, with the European Union, UK, and US, among others, imposing a range of economic sanctions on Moscow.

At least 406 civilians have been killed and 801 others injured in Ukraine since Russia launched a war against the Eastern European country, according to UN figures, with the real toll feared to be higher.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: People arrive at the railway station of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv to board a train to leave the country on March 7, 2022, as Russian attacks continue. Photographer: Adria Salido Zarco/AA]

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