This is according to a conservative estimate of the UN Human Rights Mission in Ukraine (HRMU) and the World Health Organization (WHO), based on available official data posted on the website of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
According to the UN report, more than 2.3 million Ukrainians, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and those who have fled abroad as refugees, have been uprooted by the conflict since April 2014.
“There are 1.414 million IDPs registered by the Social Policy Ministry across the country as of July 31 in GCAs. This is an increase of some 33,000 people compared to four weeks ago. In addition, by July 31,925,500 Ukrainians had sought asylum, residence permits of other forms of legal stay in neighboring countries – an increase of about 4,850 people, according to the UNCHR,” the report said.