Poland received 106,000 refugees from Ukraine in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the beginning of the Russian invasion

FILE PHOTO: A woman and a girl react to being unable to immediately board a train leaving for Poland following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the main train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)

Poland received 106,000 refugees from Ukraine in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the Russian invasion of that country began.as reported this Saturday by the Polish authorities.

As of yesterday, Friday, the country had received some 650,000 displacedwhich makes Poland the main host country for these refugees.

“Yesterday, March 4, border guards let through a record 106,400 people from Ukraine. Today, until 07:00, 33,000 had arrived, 34% more than yesterday”, the deputy minister of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, Pawel Bossernakerin statements collected by the official agency PAP.

The Polish Government has organized 30 reception and reception points nationwide plus an unspecified number of reception areas set up by local authorities or citizens in their personal capacity.

The deputy minister recalled that the refugees also have at their disposal 27 information points where “Ukrainian citizens can receive any information about the aid they receive in Poland”.

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FILE PHOTO: Refugees cross railway tracks as they try to catch trains to Poland following Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine at the main railway station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)

Bossernaker has warned that the situation could worsen in the coming days given the advance of the Russian forces and the state of overcrowding in the reception points of the Polish-Ukrainian border.

According to UN figures on Friday, they are estimated to have left Ukraine in the last ten days. 1.2 million people, of which 78,000 would be non-Ukrainiansmainly students or workers residing in that country and distributed among 138 nationalities.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, estimated a few days ago that the invasion of Ukraine could cause some four million displaced, a figure that yesterday raised to ten million, which represents almost 25% of the population of Ukraine.

According to the UNHCR, the latest figures available on Friday at 11:00 GMT showed that 1,209,9763 people fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since the beginning of the Russian offensive.

UN authorities expect the flow to increaseas the Russian army seems to be concentrating its attacks on the big Ukrainian cities.

These numbers include the territory controlled by Kiev, with more than 37 million inhabitants, but not the Crimean peninsula – annexed by Russia in 2014 – nor the two areas in the hands of pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

FILE PHOTO: A mother holds her crying daughter after her arrival by train from Kharkiv following Russia's invasion of Ukraine at the main train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
FILE PHOTO: A mother holds her crying daughter after her arrival by train from Kharkiv following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the main train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (KAI PFAFFENBACH) /)

Poland

Poland has taken in just over half of the refugees, a total of 649,903 people, according to the UN. Most of them are women and children from all over Ukraine.

According to Polish border guards, the number of refugees who entered that country since February 24 is 624,500 people as of Thursday.

In Poland, where 1.5 million Ukrainians already lived before the Russian offensive, people organize on social networks to raise money and medicine and also offer free housing, food, work or transport to refugees.

Hungary

Hungary hosted 144,738 refugees, according to UNHCR.

The country has five border posts with Ukraine and several neighboring cities, such as Zahony, have made public buildings available to accommodate Ukrainians.

moldova

A total of 103,254 refugees arrived in Moldovan territory as of this Friday.

Romania

UNHCR counted some 57,194 refugees from Ukraine.

Two camps have been set up, one in Sighetul and the other in Siret, where there are about 40 residents who will be transferred to other reception centers.

Slovakia

Some 90,329 Ukrainians fled to Slovakia because of the war, according to UNHCR.

Russia

UNHCR said 53,300 people crossed Ukraine’s longest border with another country.

Other countries

The UN agency also specified that 110,876 people took refuge in other European countries, further away from the borders of their country.

(With information from EFE, Europa Press and AFP)

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