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Ukraine: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6466, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by the government of the United States that five million people could be displaced by the conflict in Ukraine; and what plans they have to support neighbouring countries receiving refugees from Ukraine.

Answered on

14 March 2022

As of 8 March, over 2 million people are reported by the UN to have left Ukraine. We are grateful to Ukraine's neighbouring countries for their support and their confirmation that their borders will remain open to all those fleeing the conflict. Sadly these numbers will continue to rise while Putin continues his reprehensible and needless attack. The best source of statistics on population displacement can be found at https://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/ukraine.

We have deployed UK humanitarian experts to support Ukraine's neighbours, who are receiving and supporting the increasing flow of refugees. The UK Government has pledged £395 million of aid, which includes £220 million of humanitarian assistance. Our humanitarian support will help partners stand up their response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation, creating a lifeline for Ukrainians with access to basic necessities.