Jump to content

Around 35,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine


Recommended Posts

Around 35,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine's eastern provinces so far, according to the United Nations refugee agency. From June 6-23, the number of IDPs in East Ukraine skyrocketed from around 2,500 to 35,000. As the Ukrainian army has tightened its encirclement of the separatist People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated on June 23 that around 19,600 IDPs have been created. The organisation estimates than an additional 15,000 IDPs remain unregistered, writing that "due to the lack of a centralised system of registration, the real figure of IDPs is unknown and is likely to be higher".


Another 11,500 IDPs were created by Russia's annexation of Crimea, according to reports from local authorities and NGOs, the UNHCR said. And more than 5,000 people have applied for refugee status in Russia, according to the Russian Federal Migration Service. In total, the UNHCR believes more than 51,000 people have been displaced by the fighting so far, and has begun supplying aid to them.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...