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Ukraine is Europe’s ‘fastest growing refugee’ crisis since WWII: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – The number of people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has topped 1.5 million, making it Europe’s fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II, the United Nations (UN) said yesterday.

“More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in 10 days,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees tweeted.

The UN described the outflow as “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II”, having reported on Saturday that nearly 1.37 million refugees had fled.

A refugee from Ukraine rests at a temporary shelter in the main train station of Krakow. PHOTO: AFP

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