Since February 24, 7,832,493 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Europe
As of December 6, since the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Federation, 7,832,493 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Europe. This is evidenced by the data of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Statistics are updated every week. Thus, compared with the previous period, a decrease in the number of displaced citizens was recorded: on November 29, 7,891,977 refugees from Ukraine were reported.
According to the UNHCR, Russia received the largest number of refugees – 2,852,395 people. Also in this list are Poland (1,529,355 people) and Germany (1,021,667 people).
In total, 4,805,531 Ukrainians registered in the national temporary protection and support programs.
According to UN estimates, after February 24, 16,087,565 residents left the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, 8,309,718 people crossed the border in the opposite direction during the indicated period.
Earlier, on November 29, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that European countries should be ready for a new wave of Ukrainian refugees. He thanked and noted the role of Romania in the issue of accepting refugees. According to him, the country received more than 1.5 million Ukrainians.
On November 26, European Commission (EC) Vice-President for Demography Dubravka Schuica warned that refugees from Ukraine would remain in Europe for many years after the end of the conflict.
On November 21, Time columnist Lisa Abend said that with the onset of winter, Europeans, who have taken millions of Ukrainian refugees into their countries, are increasingly tired of forced guests.