Almost 5.2 million Ukrainians flee conflict, says United Nations

GENEVA (AFP) – The variety of Ukrainians who’ve fled the nation since Russia’s invasion two months in the past is approaching 5.2 million, the United Nations refugee company mentioned on Sunday (April 24).

The complete determine of 5,186,744 is a rise of 23,058 over Saturday’s knowledge, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees mentioned.

More than 1,151,000 Ukrainians have left throughout April up to now, in contrast with 3.4 million within the month of March alone.

The newest figures come as Ukrainians mark Orthodox Easter Sunday.

“For the people of Ukraine, and those forced to flee the country, it will be another day of fear, anguish, loss and separation from loved ones, as war continues to rage without mercy,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi wrote on Twitter. “May strength and courage be with them.”

The UN’s International Organisation for Migration mentioned an extra 218,000 residents of third nations – largely college students and migrant employees – have additionally escaped to neighbouring nations because the Feb 24 invasion.

Women and youngsters account for 90 per cent of those that have fled overseas, with males aged 18 to 60 eligible for navy call-up unable to depart.

Beyond the refugees, the International Organisation for Migration estimates that greater than 7.7 million folks have been displaced inside Ukraine. Almost two-thirds of Ukrainian kids have needed to flee their properties, together with those that stay within the nation.

Before the invasion, Ukraine had a inhabitants of 37 million within the areas underneath authorities management, excluding Russia-occupied Crimea and the pro-Russian separatist-controlled areas within the east.

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