Border Police: More than 1 million Ukrainian citizens entered Romania since the start of the war
A total of 1,003,246 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania between February 24, when Russia invaded the country, and May 22, the Romanian Border Police said.
On May 22, 7,903 Ukrainian citizens entered the country out of 90,247 foreign citizens arriving in Romania.
Some 85,000 Ukrainians were still in the country at the end of April, according to UNHCR data.
According to the same source, 6,444,009 refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of the war.
Poland welcomed the highest number of Ukrainian citizens, with close to 3.5 million arriving there. In its turn, Moldova has received a high number relative to the country’s population.
The majority of refugees in Romania are women and children (71%). Some 12,300 have applied for temporary protection, a status that allows access to healthcare, education and the labor market, UNHCR explained. Most of them are staying in large cities such as Bucharest, Constanța, Brașov, Galați, Iași and Suceava.
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