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Twenty percent of Ukraine’s population leave country because of war

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 15:18
Twenty percent of Ukraine’s population leave country because of war

More than seven million Ukrainian went abroad due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine; this is 20% of the country's population. 

Source: Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, during his briefing in Ukraine-Ukrinform mediacentre on 14 December

Quote: "7,900,000 people went abroad seeking refuge; this is 20 % of the actual population of our country.

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4,900,000 citizens became internally displaced persons within our country, 30% of these are pensioners and persons with disabilities. Effectively every second family has one or more children."

Details: Lubinets added that 13 million Ukrainian citizens stay in the areas of intense combat and temporary occupied territories. 46,000 Ukrainians were evacuated from villages and cities on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe.

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