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Number of Ukrainian Refugees Rises to 2.8 Million

Incrementa a 2,8 millones el número de refugiados ucranianos: más de la mitad se encuentra en Polonia

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Refugees who have fled Ukraine since the outbreak of the war on February 24 amount to 2.8 million, of which more than half (1.7 million) arrived in neighboring Poland, according to figures updated daily by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The rest of Ukraine’s neighboring countries also continue to receive this flow of refugees: 255,000 arrived in Hungary, 204,000 in Slovakia, 131,000 in Russia, 106,000 in Moldova, 84,000 in Romania, and 1,200 in Belarus.

Other European countries without a border with Ukraine are already hosting 304,000 refugees because of this conflict, which has also caused more than two million internally displaced persons, according to UNHCR estimates.

The UN agency predicts that if the armed conflict continues, the number of refugees could exceed four million, and the number of internally displaced persons could reach 6.7 million.

The refugee crisis is the worst in Europe since the end of World War II, and one of the most serious at present, where there have also been large exoduses in countries such as Venezuela (more than six million) and Syria (6.8 million).

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