3.8 million refugees flee Ukraine: UN Reports 

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More than 3.8 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a month ago, UN figures showed Sunday, but the flow of refugees has slowed down markedly.

Around 90 percent of them are women and children, it added.

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Of those who have left, 2.2 million have fled for neighbouring Poland, while more than half a million have made it to Romania. Nearly 300,000 have gone to Russia.

Before the crisis began a month ago, EU member Poland was home to around 1.5 million Ukrainians.

Here is a breakdown of which neighbouring countries Ukrainian refugees have headed to as of Sunday afternoon. Russia’s figure relates to end Tuesday:

Poland:

Six out of 10 Ukrainian refugees — 2,267,103 so far — have crossed into Poland, according to UNHCR.

Many people who cross into Ukraine’s immediate western neighbours continue on to other states in Europe’s Schengen open-borders zone.

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Many are also going in the opposite direction. Border guards said earlier in the week that some 274,000 people have left Poland for Ukraine since the war began.

Romania:

Some 586,942 Ukrainians have entered the EU member state Romania, including a large number who have crossed over from Moldova, wedged between Romania and Ukraine.

The vast majority are thought to have gone on to other countries.

Moldova:

The Moldovan border is the nearest to the major port city of Odessa.

UNHCR said 381,395 Ukrainians had crossed into the non-EU state, one of the poorest in Europe.

To reduce congestion, organized convoys leave daily from the Palanca crossing for Romania, with the most vulnerable prioritized for transfer.

Hungary:

Some 349,107 Ukrainians have entered Hungary, according to UNHCR.

Russia:

Some 271,254 refugees have sought shelter in Russia, according to UNHCR figures last updated on March 22.

In addition, 113,000 people had crossed into Russia from the separatist-held pro-Russian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine between February 21 and 23.

Slovakia:

Some 272,012 people have crossed Ukraine’s shortest border into Slovakia.

Belarus:

Some 6,341 refugees have made it north to close Russia ally Belarus.

 

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