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 Over 2.5 Million People Have Left Ukraine So Far

Since the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine, millions of refugees have been forced to flee their homes towards neighboring countries seeking shelter and protection.

According to the latest UN refugee estimates, more than 2.5 million Ukrainians have left Ukraine completely so far.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, March 6, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a tweet on Twitter that this movement of people constitutes the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, according to TheSchengen.com. .

“As the airstrikes and bombardment intensify in Ukraine, more and more people are seeking refuge away from their homes. Ukrainian authorities, brave citizens and humanitarian agencies are providing assistance as much as possible, despite the enormous risks. He noted in this regard in a tweet on Twitter on March 13th. / March, that targeting civilians and buildings violates international law.

Many other European countries face a large influx of refugees as the fighting continues, and their numbers often vary by country.

UNHCR data also shows that Poland is the country that has taken in the largest number of refugees so far.

In addition, other refugee countries neighboring Ukraine are Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Moldova.

These countries accepted as many Ukrainian refugees as possible as follows:

Moldova 328,000 Hungary 245,000 Slovakia 195,000 Romania 173,000

Most of the fleeing refugees are women and children because Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 were prevented from leaving the country after the government imposed martial law.

To the west, European countries such as Germany and the Czech Republic also receive tens of thousands of Ukrainians.

As of Saturday, nearly 123,000 refugees have arrived in Germany. In this regard, German Interior Minister Nancy Wieser said that Germany is ready to accept refugees from Ukraine regardless of their nationality.

The minister added that citizenship does not play a role in the country’s decision to receive refugees from Ukraine under the current circumstances.

For the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, jointly with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health, on March 7 published information on Ukrainian citizens wishing to settle in the Czech Republic, on the procedures and institutions dealing with residence. Permits, access to the labor market and social benefits.

European countries such as Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden have reported facing large influxes of Ukrainian refugees.

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