Polish border guards say the number of people arriving in Poland from Ukraine to flee the Russian invasion has exceeded one million by 7:00 pm GMT.
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A statement on Twitter from February 24 said, “This is one million human tragedies, one million people evicted from their homes.” “Millions of people who heard the words of the border guards, after they crossed the border, said ‘you are safe’ ‘.
Earlier in the day, the United Nations announced that more than 1.5 million people had fled Ukraine to seek asylum in neighboring countries.
In Poland, their arrival provoked a great outpouring of solidarity.
Authorities have facilitated border formalities and set up reception centers, while thousands of private volunteers have provided meals, transportation and accommodation in their homes across the country.
Everywhere, in town halls, churches, schools or sports centers, people brought a lot of food, hygiene products, clothes and blankets.
At railway stations in major cities, for example in Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw, dozens of volunteers wait for refugees to board the train and inform them of accommodation options and other assistance.
Many schools have already opened their doors to Ukrainian children, women and children, most of whom are refugees, with men likely to be mobilized in Ukraine.