Nearly 5 Million Ukrainian Refugees Registered in Europe

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There are now 4.8 million Ukrainian refugees registered in Europe. UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, reports this after adding up the registrations in 44 European countries.

 

The figures are probably incomplete and more people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion. More than 7.2 million people have left the country since February 24, according to counts at the border, but 2.3 million people have since crossed the border in the opposite direction.

Most of the refugees are women and children because men between the ages of 18 and 60 can be drafted into the army and must therefore remain in Ukraine.

Most refugees are registered in Poland, namely 1.1 million. In Russia, the UNHCR sees nearly as many Ukrainians, but that is an estimate because the numbers are not exhaustive and it is unclear whether people have gone there voluntarily.

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