500,000 people have fled Ukraine conflict: UN | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Greater than half 1,000,000 folks have fled Ukraine since Russian forces invaded the nation, in accordance with the United Nations.

The variety of folks fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine has surged to greater than half 1,000,000 and not less than 102 civilians have been killed since Moscow’s troops entered the nation, in accordance with the United Nations.

“Greater than 500,000 refugees have now fled from Ukraine into neighbouring international locations,” UN Excessive Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi mentioned on Monday.

UN officers mentioned not less than 102 civilians had been killed as of Monday. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s everlasting consultant to the United Nations, positioned the demise toll at 352, together with 16 kids.

Lengthy traces of automobiles and buses had been backed up at checkpoints on the borders of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and non-EU member Moldova as civilians continued to flee Russia’s assault. Others crossed the borders on foot, dragging their possessions away from the struggle and into the safety of the European Union.

The newest and nonetheless rising rely of civilians fleeing the battle had 281,000 folks coming into Poland, greater than 84,500 in Hungary, about 36,400 in Moldova, greater than 32,500 in Romania and about 30,000 in Slovakia, UNHCR spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo mentioned.

The remainder had been scattered in unidentified different international locations, she added.

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There have been experiences that some African folks fleeing Ukraine confronted racism and discrimination on the border with Poland from officers on either side.

Hundreds of younger African college students are learning in Ukraine, largely from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia and different international locations, drawn by the excessive commonplace of training and low prices.

Some reported being rudely stopped from crossing the border for days regardless of the chilly and their lack of meals or different provides, whilst officers let white refugees enter the nation.

Nigerian overseas minister Geoffrey Onyeama mentioned he obtained experiences of “Ukrainian border guards hindering the exit of Nigerian residents”.

Ukrainian overseas minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned Ukrainian border guards have been instructed to permit all foreigners to go away.

Ghanaian overseas minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey mentioned in a press release on Monday that college students from Ghana had not confronted any issues on the border.

She mentioned 38 of the 220 Ghanaians who had left Ukraine had crossed the Polish border with out hindrance. Nonetheless, greater than 460 folks had been nonetheless on their means out of Ukraine to neighbouring international locations.

Polish officers instructed the German information company DPA that accusations in opposition to their officers had been “nonsense”.

“The officers of the Polish Border Guard assist all folks fleeing the struggle zone in Ukraine. Nationality or citizenship don’t matter,” they mentioned.

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