Ten million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says.
As well as the 3.6 million who have left for neighbouring countries, another estimated 6.5 million people are thought to be displaced inside the war-torn country itself.
Where are people fleeing inside Ukraine?
The UN’s figure is based on research carried out by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) between 9 and 16 March.
Of the 2,000 internally displaced people it surveyed:
- nearly 30% had come from Kyiv, more than 36% had fled from the east of Ukraine and 20% had come from the north
- nearly 40% were now in the west of Ukraine, with less than 3% in Kyiv
- only 5% had left their homes in anticipation of the invasion, with the vast majority fleeing either at the start of the war or when it reached their area
The IOM estimates that more than half of the people who are internally displaced are women, and many are deemed particularly vulnerable because they are pregnant, have a disability or are a victim of violence.
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