More than 11 million people have crossed Poland-Ukraine border since Russia’s invasion

Catherine Nicholls in London

More than 11 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to Poland since Russia invaded in February 2022, Poland’s EU representation tweeted on Tuesday.

Around 87% of those crossing the border are woman and children, it added.

At the beginning of April, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that just over 10.6 million people had crossed the border.

This means that nearly 400,000 people have travelled from Ukraine to Poland in the last week.

There are currently more than 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees living in Poland and more than 3.5 million Ukrainian refugees settled in other European countries, the UNHCR reports.

“All those fleeing the war will find shelter and all the help they need in Poland,” Poland’s EU representation added.

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