Ukraine information: 1 million youngsters have fled nation amid Russia invasion, UNICEF says

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An estimated 2.3 million individuals have fled Ukraine as of Thursday, together with 1 million youngsters, in line with UNICEF.

Most have fled to neighboring international locations Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania. Practically 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to Poland, the U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees reported Thursday.

Tatiana Kostyuk, 38, from Zaporozhye, gives food to a child after fleeing Ukraine, at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Tatiana Kostyuk, 38, from Zaporozhye, offers meals to a baby after fleeing Ukraine, on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Visar Kryeziu)

“The number of children on the move is staggering, an indication of how desperate the situation for children and families in Ukraine has become,” stated Afshan Khan, UNICEF regional director for Europe and Central Asia. “Children are leaving everything they know behind in search of safety. This is heartbreaking.”

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukraine’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs stated Thursday that Russian army forces shelled a youngsters’s hospital and maternity ward, which Russian officers denied.

Emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from the maternity hospital damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Emergency staff and volunteers carry an injured pregnant girl from the maternity hospital broken by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Zelenskyy stated the airstrike on the hospital left three individuals useless, together with a baby, and greater than a dozen injured.

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The Workplace of the U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) estimates {that a} complete of 41 Ukrainian youngsters have been killed since Feb. 24 when Russia invaded, however Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights Verkhovna Rada is saying {that a} greater variety of youngsters have been killed, 71, and greater than 100 injured as of Thursday.

Refugees make their way to the border crossing with Poland on March 9, 2022, in Krakovets, Ukraine.

Refugees make their method to the border crossing with Poland on March 9, 2022, in Krakovets, Ukraine.
(Photograph by Dan Kitwood/Getty Photographs)

The U.N. humanitarian group has deployed six vans carrying almost 70 tons of provides, together with safety gear, medical provides and surgical and obstetric kits, to Ukraine. 

UNICEF will probably be delivering medical provides to 22 hospitals in 5 totally different conflict zones to profit 20,000 youngsters and moms.

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