Which countries are taking the most refugees from Ukraine? Map of where Ukrainians are going as Russia invades

Millions of Ukrainians are now refugees because of the war. Millions of Ukrainians are now refugees because of the war.
Millions of Ukrainians are now refugees because of the war. | NationalWorld
Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country as a result of the Russian invasion.

More than 5 million people have now fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries as a result of the Russian invasion.

The United Nations said it has “rarely seen such an incredibly fast-rising exodus of people”.

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Figures released daily from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) show 5,085,360 people left the country as refugees between 24 February and 20 April.

You can keep up to date on how many refugees have fled the country and where they have gone in our map below, which we will update as new data is made available.

Poland had taken in the vast majority of Ukrainian people as of 20 April, providing refuge for more than half (52%) of the total – 2,847,540 Ukrainian refugees are now in Poland.


Despite the Russian invasion, thousands of Ukrainians have escaped to Russia for refuge. UN figures show 563,266 refugees were in Russia as of 20 April.

Figures for the UK are not included in the UN breakdown.

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Latest figures from the Home Shows office shows 41,200 applications have been made under the Ukraine Family Scheme as of 20 April and 65,900 applications under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme.

The UK has granted visas to 71,800 refugees so far. As of 20 April 21,600 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK.

The numbers have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change. The UN said the figure has been rising “exponentially”.

“In addition to the grave situation inside Ukraine, an enormous number of people are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. This figure has been rising exponentially since Thursday,” said Matthew Saltmarsh, head of news and media at the UN Refugee Agency.

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“Colleagues at UNHCR with decades of experience say they have rarely seen such an incredibly fast-rising exodus of people – it’s the largest, surely, within Europe, since the Balkan wars.


“The displaced need safety and protection, as well shelter, food, hygiene and other support; and they need it urgently. It’s also important to commend the governments of receiving countries for allowing refugees to cross.

“We’ve seen real outpourings of support from local communities.”

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