Poland welcomes 4.81 million refugees from Ukraine – officials


Poland has taken in 4.81 million refugees from Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

That’s according to Radio Poland citing a report by the Polish Border Guard agency, as seen by Ukrinform.

“Since February 24, a total of 4.81 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine,” the agency said in a tweet.

On Friday, around 25,100 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the country, compared with 24,800 a day earlier, according to the Polish Border Guard.

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Meanwhile, 2.88 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, the agency also reported.

At the same time, on Friday, around 23,300 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard said.

A deputy interior minister said last month that Poland was home to some 1.5 million Ukrainians after many refugees from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine decided to return home.

Poland in March enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion.

The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to education, healthcare, and social benefits.

Nine in 10 Poles are in favor of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a survey.

Source: Poland welcomes 4.81 million refugees from Ukraine - officials

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