United Nations: war in Ukraine pushed 10 million people to flee or seek asylum

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Sunday said that the war in Ukraine is “so devastating” that it has forced 10 million people to flee, internally displaced persons or refugees abroad.

“Among the responsibilities of those who make war, in all over the world, there is the suffering of civilians who are forced to flee their homes “, added Grandi in a tweet.

On the other hand, the Office of the Polish Prime Minister reported today that around two million and 81 thousand people have fled Ukraine. in Poland since the start of the Russian military operation at the end of last month.

The office of the Polish Prime Minister indicated in a tweet via “Twitter” that yesterday Polish border guards allowed the entry of 40,100 people from Ukraine.

Unlock 7 humanitarian corridors

For her part, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said that seven humanitarian corridors will be opened on Sunday to allow civilians to leave the front line.

Vereshchuk added in remarks he made on Saturday that Ukraine has evacuated a total of 190,000 people from these areas since February 24.

Interestingly, Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of hindering the evacuation of civilians from Ukrainian cities.

Russia accused of “deporting thousands of people from Mariupol”

This comes when the Ukrainian city council of Mariupol said that Russian forces had “forcibly removed” several thousand from the besieged city last week.

“Over the past week, several thousand Mariupol residents have been deported in Russian territory, “the council said in a statement on its Telegram channel at the end of Saturday.

He continued: “The occupiers illegally took people from the Levobirzhny district and from the shelter in the building of the club sporty in which more than a thousand people (mostly women and children) were hiding from the constant bombing “.

About 400,000 people were trapped in Mariupol on the Sea of ​​Azov for more than two weeks, local authorities said, hiding in shelters from heavy shelling that cut off central supplies of electricity, heating and water.

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