Almost 8 million Ukrainians become refugees due to Russia’s war, – UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees noted on January 3, 2023, that the number of refugees who have arrived in Europe from Ukraine since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion has reached 7,915,287.

Source: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR said that the number of displaced persons increased by more than 18,000 people in the last week alone.

“4.9 million refugees participate in national temporary protection and support programs. In total, since February 24, 2022, more than 17 million people left Ukraine for neighboring countries, and approximately 9.2 million displaced persons returned to Ukraine,” noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

According to UNHCR, from February 24, 2022, to January 3, 2023, the following countries welcomed the most refugees from Ukraine:

  • Poland (1,553,707 people);
  • Germany (1,021,667 people);
  • Czech Republic (476,025 people);
  • Italy (173,231 people);
  • Spain (164,705 people);
  • Great Britain (152,200 people);
  • Bulgaria (148,451 people);
  • France (118,994 people);
  • Romania (106,786 people);
  • Slovakia (105,205 people).

Earlier, the European Commission has allocated another 100 million euros in aid for the seven member states that accept refugees from Ukraine the most.

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