War in Ukraine: the bar of 5 million refugees has been crossed

The war in Ukraine has already made more than 5 million Ukrainian refugees, less than two months after the start of the conflict, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, published on Wednesday. In addition, nearly 7.1 million people have left their homes but are still in Ukraine. Less than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, more than 5 million people have fled the Russian attack on the country, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said through its latest figures, published Wednesday, April 20. In all, 5,034,439 Ukrainians have left their country since the start of the Russian invasion, according to the UN agency. 5 million people have now fled Ukraine. How we are helping:
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🔹Support for protection from gender-based violence pic.twitter.com/956A2rPuGF— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) April 21, 2022″After eight weeks of conflict, we are at five million, and that’s not not finished,” warned Kelly Clements, UNHCR’s Deputy High Commissioner, stressing that these figures also represent “five million singular stories of loss and trauma”.>> To read: Europeans grant “protection temporary “unprecedented to refugees from UkraineIn addition, nearly 7.1 million people have left their homes but are still in Ukraine, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). To these Ukrainian refugees are added the most of 218,000 non-Ukrainians who have also left the country, notes the IOM. They are mainly students and foreign workers. Among them, many are from African countries such as Nigeria, Cameroon or Morocco. Thus, more than 5.25 million people in total have fled Ukraine since the start of the war. >> To read: War in Ukraine: a night alongside civilians on the road to exodusCountries border workers in the front line While many foreign students and workers have returned to their country of origin, the Ukrainians – 90% women and children – have been received, mainly, in the countries bordering Ukraine. >> To read: In France, the multiple blockages of foreign students who have fled UkrainePoland has taken in six out of 10 Ukrainian refugees, that is to say nearly 3 million people, many of whom then continue on their way to another European country. Before the war, around 1.5 million Ukrainians were already living in the country, mostly migrant workers. The second country to host the most Ukrainian refugees is Romania with a total of 757,047 people. Hungary and Moldova have also taken in more than 400,000 displaced people each.>> To read: Europe to the aid of Moldova, overwhelmed by displaced UkrainiansMore surprisingly, thousands of Ukrainians have left their country for Russia and Belarus, allies in this attack. Also according to the UNHCR, the number of refugees in Russia stood at 549,805 as of April 19, while 23,759 Ukrainians had found refuge in Belarus.