Another 45,000 Ukrainians fled the country in past 24 hours – UN

More than 5.2 million Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia launched its invasion two months ago – with over 45,000 joining their ranks in the past 24 hours, the United Nations’ refugee agency has said.

In total, 5,232,014 people have left Ukraine as refugees since 24 February, according to the UNHCR. That marks an increase of 45,270 compared with Sunday’s figure.

The outflow has slowed since the start of the war. Since the beginning of April, just under 1.2 million Ukrainians have fled the country, after some 3.4 million left in March.

Women and children account for 90% of those who have fled abroad, with men aged 18 to 60 eligible for military call-up and unable to leave.

In addition, the International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 7.7 million people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Almost two-thirds of Ukrainian children have fled their homes, including those who remain in the country.