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Biggest exodus of refugees in Europe since World War II

Another night of iron and fire in Ukraine. At dawn, news arrives of several bombings and the death of civilians. Russia and Ukraine are in talks via videoconference in a new round of talks over the war. A military base almost on the border with Poland was attacked.

UNHCR says 2.69 million Ukrainians have already fled the country

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has already caused the flight of about 2.69 million Ukrainians, according to the balance released this Sunday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Poland took in more than half of these people, receiving 1.6 million Ukrainian refugees, while 246,000 went to Hungary, 195,000 to Slovakia, 105,000 to Russia, 104,000 to Moldova, 84,000 to Romania, and about 900 to Belarus, among other countries.

More than 300,000 Ukrainian refugees are also found in other European countries, not neighboring Ukraine, according to UNHCR figures.

The exodus of Ukrainian refugees is the largest from Europe since World War II, even surpassing those caused by all the wars in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s (2.4 million, according to estimates by humanitarian organizations).

Estimates made by UNHCR in the early days of the war indicated that the conflict could give rise to around four million refugees. However, given the rapid evolution of numbers in just over two weeks of the war, those responsible for the organization believe that the flow of people fleeing Ukraine will be even greater.

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