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Refugees Flee Ukraine after War Exceeds 6 Mln


Thu 12 May 2022 | 08:17 PM
Rana Atef

The number of Ukraine's residents who fleed the country since the beginning of the Russian military operation in the state has exceeded six million, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Thursday.

The latest refugee crisis is considered the worst in Europe since the end of the World War, according to the UNHCR.

Since the beginning of the Russian operations in Ukraine, more than eight million persons were displaced within the borders of the European country, the latest report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed.

In the same context, the majority of the refugees have crossed the borders to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania where authorities became trapped in a hard situation of providing the refugees with accommodation and support.

The Polish Border Guard Agency announced, on Saturday, May 2, that Poland has so far received two million and 437 thousand refugees fleeing from Ukraine, since the start of the Russian military operation, on February 24.“Yesterday, about 21 thousand refugees entered from the Ukrainian border, compared to 23 thousand refugees the day before yesterday,” the agency said.

It is worth mentioning that the Russian-Ukrainian war took place a month ago, with thousands of soldiers from both sides killed and millions displaced from the Ukrainian side since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

Several countries have imposed significant economic sanctions on Moscow in response to its invasion of Ukraine. In turn, Russia has responded by imposing personal sanctions on several American and Canadian leaders, led by US President Joe Biden.