Some 1.4 million youngsters have now fled Ukraine because the Russian invasion started on February 24, that means practically one youngster a second has turn out to be a refugee, the UN stated Tuesday.
Contemporary numbers from the Worldwide Group for Migrantion (IOM) confirmed Tuesday that greater than three million folks have now fled Ukraine. Almost half of them are thus youngsters.
“On common, every single day during the last 20 days in Ukraine, greater than 70,000 youngsters have turn out to be refugees,” James Elder, spokesman for the UN youngsters’s company UNICEF, advised reporters in Geneva.
That quantities to round 55 each minute, “so virtually one per second,” he stated, stressing that “this disaster when it comes to pace and scale is unprecedented since World Struggle II.”
Elder warned that “like all youngsters pushed from their properties by battle and conflicts, Ukrainian youngsters arriving in these border international locations are at important threat of household separation, of violence, of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
“They’re in determined want of security, stability and youngster safety companies,” he stated.
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