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Poland welcomes 6.26 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

14.09.2022 08:30
Poland has taken in 6.26 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Wednesday.
The Korczowa border crossing between Poland and Ukraine.
The Korczowa border crossing between Poland and Ukraine.Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

"Since February 24, a total of 6,263,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine," it said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, around 23,700 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the country, compared with 22,800 a day earlieraccording to the Polish Border Guard.

Meanwhile, almost 4.49 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, the agency also reported.

On Tuesday, around 23,000 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard said.

A deputy interior minister said on Wednesday that Poland was home to some 1.3 million Ukrainians after many refugees from Russia's invasion of Ukraine decided to return to their country.

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-one percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a new survey.


Source: PAP