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Ukraine exodus is fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since WW2 – UNHCR chief

Randy Mancini 5 Mar 6
Humanitarian appeals in support of the people of Ukraine at the United Nations in Geneva
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees gestures during a briefing for the launch of the humanitarian appeals in support of the people of Ukraine at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

March 6, 2022

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in the space of 10 days, the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Sunday.

“More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in 10 days — the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II,” he tweeted.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)