More than 1.5 million children have left Ukraine since 24 February. In total, Russia's war against Ukraine has forced more than 3.3 million Ukrainians to go abroad in search of security, protection, and assistance.
This was announced on Saturday, 19 March, by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, DW reports.
According to the United Nations, nearly 6.5 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced. Also, as of 16 March, 162,000 third-country nationals left Ukraine.
3,328,692 Ukrainians left the country, 58,030 of them on Friday, 18 March.
About 90% of those who left Ukraine were women and children. Men between the ages of 18 and 60 are banned from leaving Ukraine due to martial law. However, there are exceptions for some categories of men.
Most refugees from Ukraine came to Poland - a total of more than 2 million people. Moldova has more than 518,000 refugees from Ukraine, Romania more than 359,000, Hungary almost 300,000, and Slovakia more than 240,000.
The UN clarifies that many of those who come from Ukraine to neighboring Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, then go to other countries of the European Union within the Schengen area, which gives the right to free movement.
"According to our estimates, a large number of people have moved to other countries," the organization said.
At the same time, according to the UNHCR, more than 184,000 Ukrainians arrived in Russia and 2,500 in Belarus. In addition, from February 21 to 23, 50,000 people arrived in Russia from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine (CADLR).