According to the United Nations, more than half a million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion five days ago, with more than half of them going to Poland.
In a tweet, UN refugee director Filippo Grandi said, “More than 500,000 refugees have already fled Ukraine into neighboring countries.”
According to a UNHCR estimate, almost 280,000 refugees have left Ukraine to Poland alone.
According to the UNHCR, about 85,000 people entered into Hungary, over 36,000 into Moldova, over 32,500 into Romania, 30,000 into Slovakia, and over 300 into Belarus.
Many of those fleeing Ukraine were heading to other European countries, according to the UN agency, which counted 34,600 people who had previously done so.