There are more than a million refugees, people who have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion of the country.
As of Thursday March 3, 1,002,860 refugees have left Ukraine, according to the latest UN report released today. iefimerida.gr.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registered exactly 1,002,860 refugees on its website as of 10:00 Greek time, which is 128,834 more than the previous count published yesterday, Wednesday 2 March .
In just seven days, we have witnessed the exodus of one million refugees from Ukraine to neighboring countries, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grady in a tweet. In order to save the lives of millions of other Ukrainians, it is time to silence the guns so that humanitarian aid can arrive, he said.
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Authorities and the United Nations expect the influx of refugees to increase as the Russian military appears to be focusing its efforts on major Ukrainian cities. According to the UN, 4 million people may want to leave the country to escape the war.
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More than 37 million people live in Kiev-controlled territories in Ukraine, not counting Russia-annexed Crimea and territories held by separatists.
Refugees in Poland
Poland, which has declared its unwavering support for Ukraine, has received the largest number of refugees who have arrived on its territory since the beginning of the Russian invasion. In total, according to the UNHCR, 505,582 people, or 50.4% of the total. According to Polish border guards, 575,100 people arrived in Poland, 95,000 of them just yesterday, Wednesday. Also today, until 08:00 Greek time, their number was 27,100 people.
Before the crisis, about 1.5 million Ukrainians lived in Poland, most of whom came to the EU to work.
According to the UNHCR, Hungary hosted 139,686 refugees, or almost 14% of the total. The country has five border posts, and border towns such as Zahony have turned public buildings into help centers where Hungarian citizens offer food or help.
Refugees in Moldova
The number of refugees in Moldova increased to 97,827 people, or 9.8% of the total. According to previous data, there were 79 thousand of them.
About 72,200 people from Ukraine fled to Slovakia, or 7.2% of the total, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
According to the UNHCR, 51,261 refugees arrived in Romania. This is 5.1% of their total. Two camps were set up there, one at Sighetu Marmati and the other at Siret.
In addition, UNHCR states that 88,147 people (8.8% of the total number of refugees) continued their journey after crossing the Ukrainian border to other European countries.