The number of people who have fled the conflict in Ukraine has surpassed 1.5 million, making it the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II, the UN announced on Sunday.
“More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine entered neighboring countries in 10 days. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War,” tweeted UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had announced on Saturday a total of 1.37 million refugees.
Authorities expect an even more intense flow of refugees in the coming days, as a result of the Russian army’s offensive, especially in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.
Poland is the main receiving country for refugees. Since February 24, the day Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, 922,400 people who fled the conflict have entered Polish territory, according to the Border Guard.
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