UN: More than half a million refugees have left Ukraine

UN: More than half a million refugees have left Ukraine

Russia's invasion has made more than half a million people leave Ukraine. At least 160,000 people have been internally displaced across the country.

“We know that at least 160,000 people have been internally displaced across Ukraine,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said at the UN Security Council meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

In addition, according to him, more than half a million refugees have left the country in search of safety. Griffiths noted that the real figure could be higher.

“Families are separated. The elderly and people with disabilities find themselves trapped and unable to flee. The picture is grim,” the Under-Secretary-General stressed.

“As of yesterday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported at least 406 civilian casualties, including at least 102 dead in these few days. The real figure could be considerably higher, as many reported casualties have yet to be confirmed,” Griffiths added.

The UN Under-Secretary-General called for an end to the armed attack on Ukraine and compliance with international humanitarian law.

The UN Security Council met at New York headquarters on Monday to discuss the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia's aggression against Ukraine.


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