BERLIN, Germany: Citing Interior Ministry data, Welt am Sonntag newspaper has reported that more than 700,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine have refuge in Germany.
Welt reported that since the start of Russia’s invasion on 24th February until 11th May, 727,205 people have registered in Germany’s Central Register of Foreigners (AZR), of which 93 percent hold Ukrainian citizenship.
The paper added that it was not known how many may have traveled on to other European Union (EU) countries or returned to Ukraine, noting that some 40 percent of Ukrainian refugees were minors, while women make up 81 percent of the adult refugees registered in Germany.
According to the latest International Organization for Migration report, the Russian invasion has caused the displacement of more than 8 million Ukrainians within the country.
Last week, a UN refugee agency said the number of people who have fled Ukraine has passed 6 million, becoming Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the end of World War Two.