He added, “I just arrived at Ukraine. I will discuss in Lviv with the authorities andUnited nations And other partners are ways to increase our support for the people affected and displaced by this pointless war.”
This number exceeds UNHCR’s first estimates, which expected the war to cause up to four million people to flee.
The agency says the speed and scale of displacement is unprecedented in Europe since World War II.
About 90 percent of the people who have fled are women and children, because men between the ages of 18 and 60 can be called up for military service and cannot leave.
The International Organization for Migration said that in addition to Ukrainian refugeesNearly 200,000 non-Ukrainians who used to live, study or work in the country have also left.
As of March 16, the number of internally displaced people reached approximately 6.48 million people inside Ukraine, according to figures from the Organization for Migration.
“They urgently need life-saving aid,” the organization said Wednesday.
She added, “In response to war in ukraineThe International Organization for Migration has stepped up its efforts to prevent people smuggling within the country and among those moving across the region.
Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine had a population of 37 million in government-controlled areas, excluding Crimea and the two breakaway regions in the east.