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UN says Ukraine refugee tally expected to reach 1.5 million in coming hours

Refugees, mostly women with children, arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, March 5, 2022, after fleeing Russian invasion in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Refugees, mostly women with children, arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, March 5, 2022, after fleeing Russian invasion in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, says he believes the number of refugees who have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine will reach 1.5 million in the coming hours.

Grandi tells Sky News that the “human avalanche” of people leaving Ukraine will continue and in fact increase as Moscow’s aggression continues.

The United Nations’ Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis.

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