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UNHCR head estimates 2.1-2.2 million people have now fled Ukraine – Metro US

UNHCR head estimates 2.1-2.2 million people have now fled Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: Refugees fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl
FILE PHOTO: Refugees fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The number of people fleeing Ukraine since the Russian invasion began has probably now reached 2.1-2.2 million people, the head of the United Nation’s refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told a news conference during a visit to Stockholm that “the time is now to try to help at the border”, rather than discussions on the division of refugees between countries.

Grandi added that non-EU-member Moldova in particular was very vulnerable in the current situation.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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