More than 2 million people had to leave their homes in Ukraine, says UN

Refugiados ucranianos chegam à Polônia depois de cruzar a fronteira em Shehyni-Medika.

Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland after crossing the border in Shehyni-Medika. | Photo: EFE/EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said this Thursday (3) that, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 2 million people have had to leave their homes in the country. .

93167The half was forced to move internally inside of the country’s territory, while the rest left for neighboring territories, according to records from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

“UNHCR estimated that up to four million people could leave the country in the coming weeks if the conflict continues,” Bachelet said during a debate convened on an emergency basis. at the UN Human Rights Council.