Russian invasion has displaced 13.3 million Ukrainians: UN
Agencies | Moscow
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The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Monday that nearly 8 million people have had to flee Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, while another 5.3 million are internally displaced.
This is the largest refugee movement since the Second World War, according to the UN.
Griffiths, the head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told the UN Security Council in New York almost 40% of Ukraine's population are in need of humanitarian assistance.
To address the severe humanitarian crisis impacting 17.6 million people in the country, the UN said that it needs some €3.9 billion on behalf of the Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine.
The UN reports that since Russia's invasion of Ukraine started on February 24, 2022, more than 7,000 people have died.
"The actual toll is certainly higher," Griffiths said.