UN: More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion

UN: More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion

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As of April 19, more than 5 million people fled Ukraine because of the war waged by the Russian Federation.

Such data is provided by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ukrinform reports.

It is noted that the majority – more than 2.8 million people – escaped to Poland. More than 757,000 people went to Romania, more than 549,000 – to Russia, 471,000 – to Hungary, more than 426,000 – to Moldova, more than 342,000 – to Slovakia, and more than 23,000 – to Belarus.

According to the latest estimate of the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), another 7.1 million Ukrainian citizens are considered internally displaced, i.e., they remained in the country but had to leave their homes.

Read also: Ukrainian social policy minister, UNHCR representative sign agreement to expand displaced persons’ access

As reported, the Ministry of Social Policy and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ukraine signed a Memorandum on expanding access to social services and cash assistance.

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