UNHCR increases the number of Ukrainian refugees to 4.8 million | News
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) revealed on Saturday that around 4.8 million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian special military operation in defense of Donbas.
Russia denounces Ukraine for attacking humanitarian corridors with light weapons and mortars
Data shown by the entity highlights Poland as the country that has received the most refugees from Ukraine with about 2.7 million.
Likewise, Romania has received 730,000 displaced persons; Russia (484,000); Hungary (450,000); Moldova (421,000) and Slovakia with 332,000, which would make a sum of 4,836,445 identified refugees.
UNHCR is rapidly scaling up our response to the emergency situation in Ukraine.
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— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees)
April 17, 2022
Russia’s action has been decisive when it comes to transferring personnel out of the territory in conflict in Ukraine, even despite the obstacles that kyiv has put up for the creation of humanitarian corridors.
This same Saturday, Russia denounced Ukraine for attacking the humanitarian corridors of the cities of Kharkov and Zaporozhie with mortars and light weapons, according to the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Colonel General Mikhail Mizíntsev.
These nearly five million people displaced since February 24 represent the largest exodus of people in the shortest period of time recorded in Europe since the Second World War.