Over 2.5 million people have fled Ukraine after Russia’s invasion

Since the start of a Russian invasion on February 24, more than 2.5 million people have fled Ukraine, according to UN agencies, and another 2 million have been forced from their homes within the country.

The UN has been planning its humanitarian needs based on the premise that around 4 million Ukrainian refugees will seek asylum overseas.

However, with about 200,000 people fleeing to neighbouring countries in the last 24 hours, a United Nations refugee official suggested the figure may need to be revised higher.

“It’s probable that the 4 million figure in the planning may be increased upward. That wouldn’t be surprising, would it? “A representative for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) near the Polish border, Matthew Saltmarsh, told Geneva media through videolink.

Thousands of refugees are waiting in frigid conditions at border crossings, and humanitarian organisations are scrambling to provide heating facilities, he said.

Trucks, on the other hand, are transporting thousands of heated blankets and beds in the opposite direction.

Hundreds of thousands of people are besieged in Ukraine’s cities and villages, and supplies are running short, with both sides blaming the other for not abiding by ceasefire agreements.

Due to the security situation, psychological support services were being offered online from basements across Ukraine, according to a report released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Friday.

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