More than 1.5 million refugees have now fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion of the country over a week ago, according to United Nations’ figures.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi says that more than 1.5 million refugees have crossed from Ukraine into adjoining countries since the war started in troubled Ukraine.
Grandi tweeted on Sunday that it is “the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”
It was also learnt that mostly women and children are arriving at the borders.
Mr Grandi tweeted, “More than 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine have crossed into neighbouring countries in 10 days — the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”
Meanwhile, the number of war refugees who have travelled to Poland from Ukraine is set to reach one million on Sunday.
Polish border guards revealed there have been record arrivals.
They cleared as many as 129,000 people at border crossings on Saturday in a single day – taking their total to 922,400.
Meanwhile, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has urged the Home Secretary to do more to help refugees stuck in Calais after claiming many were being turned away by British officials.