As reported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nearly 50,000 people fled their homes after the Russian invasion and thousands sought refuge abroad.
“More than 50,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled their country in less than 48 hours, most to Poland and Moldova, and many more are moving towards their borders,” Filippo Grandi tweeted.
“Sincere thanks to the governments and peoples of countries that keep their borders open and welcome refugees,” he added. In turn the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicated that the hostilities in Ukraine threaten the life and well-being of the 7.5 million children living in the country.
More than 50,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled their country in less than 48 hours — a majority to Poland and Moldova — and many more are moving towards its borders.
Heartfelt thanks to the governments and people of countries keeping their borders open and welcoming refugees.
– Filippo Grandi (@FilippoGrandi) February 25, 2022
“Unless the fighting subsides, tens of thousands of families could be forcibly displaced, dramatically increasing humanitarian needs,” he warned. Catherine Russell, executive director of Unicef, according to Télam.
He too World Food Program (WFP) warned of the impact that the confrontations will have on the livelihood of families. The Director of Emergencies, Margot van der Velden, indicated that “WFP staff on the ground in dozens of countries affected by conflict are witnessing the devastating impact of fighting on millions of lives. That is why we advocate diplomacy as the only way to solve problems.
Also the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) He called for international humanitarian law to be respected in Ukraine and mentioned the obligation of the warring parties to protect journalists and media professionals in these settings.