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Ukraine: Poignant Photos Capture Refugee Crisis As Ukrainians Attempt To Flee War

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Ukraine: Poignant Photos Capture Refugee Crisis As Ukrainians Attempt To Flee War

Numerous powerful pictures are emerging from Ukraine that demonstrate the scale of the growing refugee crisis, with more than 500,000 people said to have fled the country.

Today, March 1, marks the sixth day of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and has seen continued missile strikes and reports of mass casualties in the country, with the UN reporting 136 civilian casualties, including 13 children.

More than 500,000 people are estimated to have fled the country, and a number of pictures have surfaced that show the plight of those who have had to leave their home in search of safety.

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Przemysl, Poland, 1st Mar (Alamy)
Przemysl, Poland, 1st Mar (Alamy)

This photo, taken earlier today, shows a young girl trying to keep warm at Przemyśl station. In recent days, Przemyśl, a city in southeastern Poland, has become a safe haven for those fleeing the war.

Medyka, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)
Medyka, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)

The above photo was taken yesterday, February 28, in Medyka, a small village in Poland that borders Ukraine. People can be seen embracing and crying as they are reunited with their relatives on the Polish side of the border.

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Przemysl, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)
Przemysl, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)
Lviv, Ukraine, 27th Feb (Alamy)
Lviv, Ukraine, 27th Feb (Alamy)

On February 27, this picture was taken, showing a small child at a train station in Lviv as snow fell on the city. As per The Independent, many waited in the snow in the hopes of crowding into any trains that arrived.

Balham, London, 28th Feb (Alamy)
Balham, London, 28th Feb (Alamy)
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Since the start of the war, there have been a number of clothing and supply donations made to refugees.

This image shows donations that have been made to the Klub Orla Bialego (White Eagle Club) in Balham, south London, before they were collected by an aid convoy headed to Ukraine.

Medyka, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)
Medyka, Poland, 28th Feb (Alamy)

Taken in the Polish border town of Medyka, this photo shows refugees looking for clothes.

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These are just a few images of refugees looking for clothes, shelter and safety amid the ongoing war.

Janez Lenarcic, the European commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, said, 'We are witnessing what could become the largest humanitarian crisis on our European continent in many, many years.'

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, Ukraine, Russia, World News

Shola Lee
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