GENEVA, SUISSE: According to UN data released on Friday, more than five million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, making it Europe’s fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II.

The UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said that 4,796,245 Ukrainians have fled the nation since February 24.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), almost 215,000 third-country nationals have fled to neighbouring nations.

The UNHCR’s estimates for Friday were 59,774 more than those released on Thursday.

More than 2.7 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to Poland, accounting for approximately six out of every ten who have emigrated since the war began. More than 725,000 people arrived in Romania.

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