UN: 6.5M DISPLACED INSIDE UKRAINE, 3.2M HAVE FLED COUNTRY
Mar 18, 2022
By Bob Komsic
New numbers tell the tale of Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II.
The United Nation’s migration agency says almost 6.5-million have been displaced inside Ukraine which is on top of the 3.2-million who’ve already left the country.
Estimates from the International Organization for Migration suggest Ukraine is quickly heading toward the levels of displacement from the war in Syria, which saw about 13-million driven from their homes inside the country and abroad.
Projections also found ”over 12-million people are estimated to be stranded in affected areas or unable to leave due to heightened security risks, destruction of bridges and roads, as well as lack of resources or information on where to find safety and accommodation.”
”By these estimates, roughly half the country is either internally displaced, stranded in affected areas or unable to leave, or has already fled to neighbouring countries,” said Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Ukraine had a population of about 44-million before last month’s invasion.