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Poland has taken in 8.45 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

17.12.2022 10:00
Poland has taken in 8.454 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Saturday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

"Since February 24, a total of 8,454,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine," it said in a tweet.

On Friday, around 25,700 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the countryaccording to the Polish Border Guard.

Meanwhile, more than 6.615 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, the agency also reported.

On Wednesday, around 21,700 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard said.

A Polish deputy prime minister said last week that his country was "currently home to more than 2 million Ukrainians."

Poland in March enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24.

The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to educationhealthcare and social benefits.

Eighty-three percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a recent survey.


Source: PAP