United Nations, UN, from its estimations, believe that no fewer than 3.5 million Ukrainians have now left the country following Russianattack.
It was learned that more than 10 million people — over a quarter of the population in regions under government control — are now thought to have fled their homes, including the millions of internally displaced people.
Also, the UN refugee agency, said 3,489,644 Ukrainians had fled the country since Russia invaded on February 24 — a figure up to 100,600 on Sunday’s update.
“Over the last four weeks, the world has watched in disbelief. Countless lives have been lost while millions of others have been completely upended,” UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said.
He said millions around the world were rightly moved by the extreme plight of the Ukrainian people, citing their “pain and sorrow… loss and anguish”, and “relief at finding safety and trepidation of an uncertain future”.
However, women and children account for some 90 percent of those who have fled. Ukrainian men aged 18 to 60 are eligible for military call-up and cannot leave.
UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, said more than 1.5 million children are among those who have fled abroad.
The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said 186,000 people from third countries had fled Ukraine to neighboring states.
Recently, some 6.48 million people were estimated to be internally displaced within Ukraine, according to UN and related agencies, following an IOM representative survey.