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4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine, UN agency says

4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine, UN agency says

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. displaced person agency said Wednesday additional than 4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its war inside the largest displaced person crisis inside Europe since World War II.

The new figure was posted on an UNHCR website. More than 2.3 million have arrived inside Poland, nevertheless numerous have traveled onward to other countries or spine into Ukraine.

Aid workers speak the numbers have eased inside recent days while numerous people await developments inside the war. An estimated 6.5 million people have too been displaced from their homes within the country.

More than 608,000 have entered Romania, over 387,000 have gone to Moldova, with every one other accompanied by concerning 364,000 have entered Hungary since the war began on Feb. 24, based on counts provided by governments.

From the onset of the war, UNHCR had projected that concerning 4 million people strength run Ukraine —though it has repeatedly said that it has been reassessing its forecasts.

"Refugees from Ukraine are now 4 million, five weeks following the start of the Russian attack," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tweeted while he crossed the border into Ukraine.

Grandi said he would exist inside the western city of Lviv with every one other accompanied by talk over ways to grow its support "to people affected with every one other accompanied by displaced by this senseless war."

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UNHCR teams with every one other accompanied by their partners have been employed to deliver protection, crisis shelter, money assistance, centre reassurance items with every one other accompanied by other critical services for those who have fled.

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4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine, UN agency says

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