The UN announced an increase in the number of refugees in the world to 100 million for the first time in history

By the end of 2021, the number of forcibly displaced people around the world reached 90 million, during the conflict in Ukraine 14 million people were forced to leave, because of which the number of refugees reached record numbers

For the first time in world history, the number of refugees reached 100 million people, the reason for this— military conflicts in Ukraine and other countries, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement.

«One hundred million— it is a harsh figure, sobering and disturbing in equal measure. This is a record that should never have been set, — said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

In his opinion, this situation serves as “a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflicts, stop persecution and address the root causes that force innocent people to leave their homes.”

By the end of 2021, UNHCR points out, the number of forcibly displaced people around the world reached 90 million people due to conflicts in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Congo. In 2022, they were joined by the conflict in Ukraine, which led to a wave of migration both from the country (according to the UNHCR, this is 6 million people) and within it (8 million).

Out of more than 100 million refugees around the world 53 million people have been forced to relocate within the borders of the territory where the conflict is taking place, the management specifies.

As of May 20, according to the UN, the number of Ukrainians who have left the country since the beginning of the special operation is 6 million 444 thousand people. Most of them went to Poland— 3 million 463 thousand. 943 thousand people went to Romania, to Russia— 887 thousand, to Hungary— 633 thousand, to Moldova— 468 thousand, to Slovakia— 435 thousand, to Belarus— 27 thousand

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On May 17, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Marcin Przydacz said that Warsaw was seeking additional funds from the European Commission to support Ukrainian refugees, as well as Poles who hosted Ukrainians. Pshidach did not specify the amount of assistance needed.

In mid-April, the Russian government allocated 439 million rubles to the regions. from the reserve fund as a reimbursement of expenses in connection with the accommodation and meals of the evacuated residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics, as well as Ukraine. The leaders among the regions in terms of allocated funds were the Rostov (110 million rubles), Voronezh (about 100 million rubles) and Kursk (about 50 million rubles) regions.

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