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The dimensions of a humanitarian catastrophe: a Ukrainian from


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Ten million people have fled their homes in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s “devastating” war, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi was quoted as saying by France-Presse and taken over by Agerpres on Sunday.

“The war in Ukraine is so devastating that 10 million people have fled, either internally displaced or refugees abroad,” Grandi wrote on Twitter.

On Saturday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 3.3 million Ukrainians had left the country since the start of the war and another 6.5 million people had been displaced.

“People continue to flee because they are afraid of bombs, air strikes and destruction,” Filippo Grandi said on Saturday.

About 90% of Ukrainian refugees are women and children. Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 can be called to fight and are banned from leaving the country.