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Mayor of Ukraine’s Lviv appeals for help with flood of displaced people

Randy Mancini 6 Mar 8
Refugees fleeing the Russian invasion wait for transit in Lviv
FILE PHOTO: A group of children evacuated from an orphanage in Zaporizhzhia wait to board a bus for their transfer to Poland after fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion at the main train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 5, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

March 8, 2022

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – The mayor of said on Monday the western Ukrainian city had reached the limits of its capacity to help people displaced by Russia’s assault on Ukraine and appealed to international organisations for help.

Mayor Andriy Sadoviy said several hundred thousand people had already passed through Lviv as they headed west seeking safety. Some 200,000 internally displaced persons were now staying in Lviv, and 50,000 were going through Lviv railway station daily.

“We understand there will be another wave (of refugees) … and call on international humanitarian organisations to come here and help,” he said.

(Reporting by Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage)