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More than 5 million Ukrainians are refugees abroad, more than 1 million return home

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A family of Ukrainian refugees is helped with luggage by forces at the Romania border at the Siret border gate between Romania and Ukraine on April 18 – Photo: AFP

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said refugees have left their homes and families behind and many of them are ready to do anything, even at risk, to return to their home countries. relatives again.

“Every new attack continues to shatter their hopes. Only an end to hostilities can pave the way to rebuilding their lives,” Mr. Grandi said.

Women and children accounted for 90% of those displaced abroad as men aged 18 to 60 had to stay behind to join the army under the order of general mobilization.

In addition to the more than 5 million people who have taken refuge abroad, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that 7.1 million people have been displaced within the country due to hostilities.

About 1.1 million Ukrainians have returned to the country since the fighting began, according to Ukrainian border guard official Andriy Demchenko. However, he did not clarify whether of these, how many had gone as a refugee but returned.

Before the war, Ukraine had 37 million people living in areas under government control.

The return of Ukrainian refugees to the country gradually increases The return of Ukrainian refugees to the country gradually increases

TTO – According to the New York Times, more and more Ukrainians are passing through the city of Lvov and other transit hubs to return to their homeland amid the six-week war.

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