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Poland has taken in 9.95 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

20.02.2023 08:30
Poland has taken in 9.95 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Monday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

"Since February 24, 2022, a total of 9,945,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine," it said in a tweet.

On Sunday, around 21,800 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the countryaccording to the Polish Border Guard.

Meanwhile, more than 8 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, 2022, the agency also reported.

On Sunday, around 19,600 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard said.

A deputy prime minister said in December that Poland was home to more than 2 million Ukrainians after many who had fled Russia's invasion moved on to other countries or decided to return to Ukraine.

In March last year, Poland enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24, 2022.

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

Seventy-eight percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a survey published earlier this month.


Source: PAP