1 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of the war : NPR


A household arrives on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, on Wednesday after fleeing from Ukraine. The U.N. refugee company stated Tuesday that 1 million folks have fled Ukraine for neighboring international locations for the reason that Russian invasion started.

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A household arrives on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, on Wednesday after fleeing from Ukraine. The U.N. refugee company stated Tuesday that 1 million folks have fled Ukraine for neighboring international locations for the reason that Russian invasion started.

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The United Nations says 1 million refugees have fled throughout the borders of Ukraine since Russian forces invaded every week in the past.

“In simply seven days we’ve witnessed the exodus of 1 million refugees from Ukraine to neighbouring international locations,” U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

The brand new complete of refugees from Ukraine quantities to a bit greater than 2% of the nation’s complete inhabitants of 44 million. In keeping with the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), round half of the refugees are in Poland, with Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia being the opposite prime locations, whereas others have fled to varied different European international locations.

Grandi added in his tweet: “For a lot of tens of millions extra, inside Ukraine, it is time for weapons to fall silent, in order that life-saving humanitarian help will be offered.”

On Wednesday, the United Nations Basic Meeting permitted a nonbinding decision condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding that it withdraw its navy forces.

Wednesday’s vote follows after a collection of speeches throughout which nearly all of international locations referred to as on Russia to finish the violence in Ukraine. The continued violence has continued for every week.

The decision handed overwhelmingly by a vote of 141-5 with 35 abstentions. The 5 international locations that voted towards it have been Russia, Belarus, Syria, North Korea and Eritrea.

“The reality is that this battle was one man’s alternative and one man alone: President Putin,” stated U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “It was his option to drive tons of of hundreds of individuals to stuff their lives into backpacks and flee the nation.”

“These have been President Putin’s decisions,” she added. “Now it’s time to make ours. The US is selecting to face with the Ukrainian folks.”

NPR’s Joe Hernandez and Peter Granitz contributed to this report.



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