The United Nations has confirmed that more than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, and President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office has launched a humanitarian aid website to help find out how and to whom to respond.
Ukraine’s local media outlet, The Kiev Independent, wrote, “The president’s office has launched a humanitarian aid website. The official website helps find out how to send humanitarian aid and who to deal with. The portal also provides links to foreign and Ukrainian humanitarian centers.”
An estimated 3.2 million people have fled to neighboring countries since February 24, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. The UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has acknowledged the overwhelming support of the Polish authorities and civil society for those forced to flee Ukraine after the number of arrivals exceeded two million in three weeks.
More than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, the United Nations said on Saturday, while about 6.5 million were considered internally displaced.
The UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said 3,328,692 Ukrainians had fled since the war began on February 24, with another 58,030 fleeing since Friday’s update.
“People are fleeing for fear of bombs, airstrikes and indiscriminate destruction,” said Filippo Grandi, UNHCR chief.
On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk requested help to defend themselves. Following the military operation, Western nations imposed a number of sanctions on Russia’s economy.
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