Nearly 17,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Greece, about 10% of the population have fled

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Nearly 17,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Greece, according to Ministry of Civil Protection in an announcement.

Specifically, 16,730 refugees have arrived, of which 5,117 are minors.

According to the data of the Greek police, in the last 24 hours (2/4/2022), 299 Ukrainian refugees have entered Greece, of which 81 were minors.

Specifically, 167 people entered from Promachonas, 21 from Evzoni and 70 from other borders. 31 arrived at the "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport and 10 at the "Makedonia" airport.

More than four million Ukrainians, which accounts for nearly 10% of the population, have fled the country within five weeks to escape Russia’s “senseless war,” the United Nations said Wednesday.

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The speed and scale of the exodus is unprecedented in Europe since World War II, and has seen a wave of empathy extended to the women, children and elderly men who have made it across the border.

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said 4,019,287 Ukrainians had fled across the country’s borders since the February 24 invasion, with more than 2.3 million going west into Poland.

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