The number of Ukrainian refugees has crossed the 4 million mark, according to the High Commissioner for Refugees

Europe has not seen such influxes of refugees since the Second World War.

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The flight of Ukrainians continues. The number of Ukrainian refugees who have left their country since the invasion by the Russian army on February 24 crossed, on Wednesday March 30, the symbolic bar of 4 million people, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees. Europe has not seen such influxes of refugees since the Second World War.

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A total of 4,019,287 Ukrainians, mainly women and children, have left the country to flee the war unleashed by Russia, according to the updated figure from the dedicated UNHCR website. The number of refugees now exceeds the initial projection made by the UNHCR at the start of the war. Poland alone hosts more than 2.3 million of these people.

In addition to an already strong Ukrainian community of 1.5 million people settled in the country, Poland is also attractive for a large number of refugees because it has shown itself to be generous in its reception and above all it is quite close to Ukraine to be able to return quickly to the country if the conditions allow it.

In total, more than ten million people, more than a quarter of the population, had to leave their homes either by crossing the border to find refuge in neighboring countries, or by finding refuge elsewhere in Ukraine. The UN estimates the number of internally displaced persons at nearly 6.5 million.

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