More than 5 million people flee Ukraine: UN
Published: 05:45 PM, 16 April 2022 Updated: 05:46 PM, 16 April 2022
More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion of the Eastern European country.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shared the information on Friday (April 15th).
According to the United Nations (UN), Europe is facing its “biggest refugee crisis” since World War II.
The UNHCR says 47,96,245 Ukrainians have left the country since February 24. Six out of 10 people have left Ukraine since the war began.
About 215,000 citizens of third-world countries have also fled to the neighboring countries. SO far, more than 2.7 million Ukrainians have fled to neighboring Poland. Besides, more than 725,000 Ukrainian refugees have taken refuge in Romania.
According to the UNHCR, about 645,000 Ukrainians left Ukraine in February. About a million people left Ukraine in March and more than 760,000 so far in April. 90 percent of those who have fled are women and children.