More Than 2.3 Million People Have Fled Ukraine

More Than 2.3 Million People Have Fled Ukraine

Two weeks after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 2.3 million people have fled that country, according to United Nations figures. The number of refugees stood at 2.15 million a day earlier.

 

More than 112,000 of them are from another country, reports the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It has helped some of them to return to their homeland. It concerns people from countries such as Tunisia, Ghana and Lebanon.

According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, 60 percent of people from Ukraine first flee to Poland before spreading to other countries. Other neighbouring countries of Ukraine also see many refugees crossing the border, especially Hungary and Slovakia.

Due to the ongoing violence, people continue to flee Ukraine en masse. Many people are also on the run in their own country. In the capital Kyiv, the mayor said about halved to just under 2 million.

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