Almost 6 million people have fled the war in Ukraine
May 10, 2022 - Almost 6 million people have fled Ukraine in Europe’s fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War Two. 3,234,036 people (55% of the total) have crossed into Poland.
The United Nations reports that 5,917,703 people have fled Ukraine, with 55 percent of them crossing into Poland.
Others have gone to Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and other European countries. Approximately 740,000 people have entered Russia.
Most of those who have left are women and children – Ukraine enacted martial law at the beginning of the conflict, requiring males aged 18 to 60 to remain in the country.
It is Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Notably the UN now estimates 1,560,500 people have returned to Ukraine, although it cannot deduct this figure from the total refugees tally as they do not necessarily indicate sustained returns.