This number means that there is an increase of about 200,000 refugees from the figure mentioned in the organization’s report issued on the tenth of March, according to Reuters.
Separately, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Friday that at least 1.85 million people have been displaced within Ukraine..
This comes a day after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, tweeted: “The flow of refugees from Ukraine has reached 2 million… 2 million!!”.
The new statistics come as a new attempt to evacuate civilians along safe lanes began, Tuesday. The Sumy Corridor in eastern Ukraine was one of five safe passages that the Russians promised to establish to allow civilians to escape the Russian offensive..
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has lobbied for all civilians caught in the fighting in Ukraine to be allowed to leave safely.
For his part, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, confirmed that about two million people have left the city, and this number represents about half of the population of the capital region, adding that Kyiv “has turned into a fortress at the present time.”
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