UNHRC On Ukraine: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has said that 14 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes since the attack on Ukraine on 24 February this year. In a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday, the UN refugee chief said, "The Russian attack on Ukraine has seen the fastest and largest displacement in decades. Since February 24, about 1 crore 40 lakh people have been forced to go out of their homes."
Filippo Grandi warned that the people of Ukraine are going to face very difficult conditions. Calling for an end to this senseless war, he said that although humanitarian organizations have increased their responses, much remains to be done to end it. The war continues in Ukraine, the devastation caused by the attack on civilian infrastructure is being reacted, but it is a drop in the sea.
UNHRC focus on helping displaced people
UNHRC on Ukraine crisis
On the UNHRC’s response to the crisis in Ukraine, Grundy said that they are making a high level of preparedness for population movements, both inside and outside Ukraine, taking into account the various possible scenarios and the scope and limits of humanitarian aid. In the past 12 months alone, countries such as Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Syria have responded to 37 emergencies around the world.