UN: Nearly 836,000 refugees have fled Ukraine conflict

A Ukrainian mother and her child walk at the Siret border point with Ukraine in Siret city March 1, 2022. (Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)
A Ukrainian mother and her child walk at the Siret border point with Ukraine in Siret city March 1, 2022. (Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nearly 836,000 refugees have now fled the conflict in Ukraine for safety in neighboring countries, United Nations figures show.

In all, 835,928 people have fled the country’s borders, according to the website of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR — a huge jump from the 677,000 announced yesterday afternoon by agency chief Filippo Grandi.

More than half have headed west into Poland.

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