The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Monday that the number of refugees since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began stands at more than 5.5 million.
Thus, UNHCR points out that there are ,563,959 who have had to leave the country, and has warned that more than three million people have already arrived in Poland, followed by Romania, with 825,874, Russia, with 681,156, Hungary, with 530,157 and Moldova, with 447,604. To these countries are added, in addition, Slovakia and Belarus.
The Ukrainian diaspora includes more than six million people of which more than five million are in Europe. On the other hand, the UN estimates that more than a million people have re-entered Ukrainian soil.
This count exceeds the displacement forecasts launched by the UN immediately after the start of the Russian invasion and UNHCR has indicated that, at the current rate, the number of refugees will reach 8.3 million. In addition, the United Nations estimates that there are some 7.7 million internally displaced persons, who have left their homes but have remained inside Ukraine.