Monday/ the refugees

About half a million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began last week, according to the United Nations refugee agency. About half of them crossed Ukraine’s western border to Poland. Others have gone to Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia. Ukraine enacted martial law at the beginning of the conflict that requires men ages 18 to 60 to remain in the country.
-Reported by the New York Times

It’s heart-breaking to see the footage on TV of families getting into the trains and buses to leave Ukraine – the mothers and their children, that is. The men have to go to war. Is this just the start? Ukraine has some 44 million people. Thousands of citizens from African countries, many of them medical and science students at Ukrainian universities, are still trapped in places around the country, and some 15,000 citizens from India, reports the New York Times.

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