Over Two Million Ukrainian Refugees Have Left The country To Date
EUROPE - According to the United Nations, there are now more than 2.3 million Ukrainian war refugees who have left the country since the beginning of the Russian invasion. 161,700 have left the country in the last 24 hours according to the UN report.
The head of the United Nation's refugee agency, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put out a statement on March 10th saying that the agency needed around $500 million for its emergency aid to Ukraine as well as surrounding countries. $300 million has been received thus far, two thirds of which were from private donations.
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi stated "This is unprecedented: a sign of extraordinary solidarity with the people of Ukraine".
Most of the refugees escaping Ukraine fled to Poland, which amounts to 1.42 million of the refugees. On March 10th, Polish border guards reported on Twitter that 117,600 Ukrainians had crossed over the border the day before.
Around 165,000 Ukrainian refugees fled to Slovakia, 84,600 fled to Romania and around 83,000 fled to Moldova, though thousands have traveled through Moldova in order to get to other countries.
The UNHCR has also reported that the number of refugees who fled to Russia are now over 97,000 in number, with another 96,000 who moved to Russia from areas that had been controlled by separatists in Ukraine between February 18th and the 23rd before the Russian invasion on the country began.