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More than six million refugees have fled Ukraine: UN agency

Ukrainian women and children account for 90 percent of the refugees who have fled the war-torn country.

More than six million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on February 24, according to figures from the UN refugee agency.

The UN showed on Thursday that a total of 6,029,705 people had fled Ukraine by May 11.

Many of the refugees travelled to countries neighbouring Ukraine before continuing their journey onward, according to the UN agency’s dedicated website, with Poland hosting the largest number of Ukrainians.

Women and children accounted for 90 percent of the refugees as Ukrainian men aged 18-60 are unable to leave the country due to being eligible for military service.

Daily refugee flows across Ukraine’s borders have decreased considerably since the outbreak of war.

In March alone, almost 3.4 million Ukrainians fled their country. That figure dropped to about 1.5 million in April.

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