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Switzerland: Almost 1 MILLION Ukrainians internally displaced says UNHCR

Switzerland, Geneva
February 6, 2015 at 04:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Intensified fighting in eastern Ukraine has caused the internal displacement of almost 1 million civilians, said Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) during a press conference in Geneva, Friday.

The UNHCR spokesmen added that as more homes and other civilian infrastructure are destroyed, the UNHCR expects more people to be displaced to areas in central, southern and western Ukraine, as well as non-government controlled areas in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Putting the number of registered internally displaced Ukrainians at 980,000, Edwards stated that he expected the number to rise due to increased fighting. The UNHCR have also reported around 600,000 Ukrainians seeking asylum outside of the country, particularly in Russia.

SOURCE: UNHCR / UNIFEED

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Intensified fighting in eastern Ukraine has caused the internal displacement of almost 1 million civilians, said Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) during a press conference in Geneva, Friday.

The UNHCR spokesmen added that as more homes and other civilian infrastructure are destroyed, the UNHCR expects more people to be displaced to areas in central, southern and western Ukraine, as well as non-government controlled areas in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Putting the number of registered internally displaced Ukrainians at 980,000, Edwards stated that he expected the number to rise due to increased fighting. The UNHCR have also reported around 600,000 Ukrainians seeking asylum outside of the country, particularly in Russia.

SOURCE: UNHCR / UNIFEED

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