• More than 1 million refugees have left Ukraine in the last seven days: UNHCR

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    Thousands are said to have died or been injured in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although Russia has yet to remove the government in Kyiv.

    Digital Desk: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that more than one million people have fled from Ukraine since the Russian invasion. As per the Associated Press (AP), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ figure represents more than 2% of Ukraine’s population, which was estimated to be 44 million at the end of 2020 by the World Bank. UNHCR also warned that the exodus is far from over, predicting that up to 4 million people could leave Ukraine in the future. According to the Associated Press, the government stated that the prediction could be revised upward. UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi Twitted, “In just seven days, we have witnessed the exodus of one million refugees from Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For many millions more inside Ukraine, it’s time for guns to fall silent so that life-saving humanitarian assistance can be provided.” Reportedly, thousands are said to have died or been injured in the Russian invasion, despite the fact that Russia has yet to remove the government in Kyiv. According to UNHCR data, Syria has the world’s largest refugee outflows, with more than 5.6 million people fleeing the country since the civil conflict began in 2011. In early 2013, even at the fastest rate of departures, 1 million refugees took at least three months to escape Syria. Examining the current migration, UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo stated on Wednesday that Ukraine could be home to the world’s largest refugee crisis this century. Notably, amid the simmering conflict, Russia and Ukraine are due to hold the second round of talks in Belarus on Thursday. Also Read: Indian restaurant Saathiya in Ukraine’s capital becomes shelter home, wins praises

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