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More than 1.2 million refugees have left Ukraine in one week

According to the United Nations, the number of refugees fleeing across Ukraine’s borders has reached a critical nadir, as Russia’s siege of key cities across the country continued into Thursday, with Moscow claiming control of a city in southern Ukraine. Since Russian forces entered Ukraine a week ago, 1 million people have fled over the country’s borders, according to the United Nations’ top refugee official. “We have witnessed the migration of one million refugees from Ukraine to neighboring countries in just seven days,” said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The increased number of Ukrainian refugees represents a little more than 2% of the country’s 44 million population. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost half of the refugees are in Poland, with Hungary, Moldova, and Slovakia rounding out the top five, while some have gone to other European countries. “For many millions more inside Ukraine, it’s time for weapons to fall silent, so that life-saving humanitarian help may be supplied,” Grandi wrote in his tweet.

According to the service, 133,009 migrants have crossed from Ukraine into Hungary, accounting for approximately 13% of the total. According to the interior ministry, the country has five border crossings with Ukraine, and numerous border towns, such as Zahony, have converted public buildings into reception centers, with regular people providing food and clothing. In Budapest, tens of thousands of refugees have arrived. On Tuesday, an AFP photographer witnessed dozens of refugees disembarking from trains arriving every 30 minutes in Budapest from the Ukrainian border.
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