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Poland has taken in 10.16 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

02.03.2023 13:45
Poland has taken in 10.16 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Thursday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

"Since February 24, 2022, a total of 10,156,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine," it said in a tweet.

On Wednesday, around 18,800 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the countryaccording to the Polish Border Guard.

Meanwhile, 8.25 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, 2022, the agency also reported.

On Wednesday, around 21,000 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 last month.

Thursday is day 372 of Russias war in Ukraine.


Source: PAP