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Ukraine exodus: Europe's fastest growing refugee crisis

A girl holds a doll as civilians fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine board a train, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 8, 2022.  REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A girl holds a doll as civilians fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine board a train, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

A girl holds a doll as civilians fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine board a train, in Odessa, Ukraine, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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A boy plays basketball with a plush toy inside the sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A boy plays basketball with a plush toy inside the sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A boy plays basketball with a plush toy inside the sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Children, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, look out of a train at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

Children, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, look out of a train at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

Children, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, look out of a train at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
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People fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine gather at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

People fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine gather at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

People fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine gather at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
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A man kisses a chid as they flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

A man kisses a chid as they flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

A man kisses a chid as they flee Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
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A woman, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sits on a wheelchair at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

A woman, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sits on a wheelchair at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

A woman, fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sits on a wheelchair at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
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A woman and a young boy look out of a train window after they boarded a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A woman and a young boy look out of a train window after they boarded a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9. ...more

A woman and a young boy look out of a train window after they boarded a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People walk after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People walk after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People walk after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Alisa, a 3-year-old from Kharkiv, wraps herself with a blanket after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland along with her mother, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Alisa, a 3-year-old from Kharkiv, wraps herself with a blanket after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland along with her mother, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9....more

Alisa, a 3-year-old from Kharkiv, wraps herself with a blanket after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland along with her mother, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People fleeing advancing Russian forces file across wooden planks crossing Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People fleeing advancing Russian forces file across wooden planks crossing Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People fleeing advancing Russian forces file across wooden planks crossing Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman carries a child, as they arrive by ferry after fleeing from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the Isaccea-Orlivka border crossing, Romania, March 9.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A woman carries a child, as they arrive by ferry after fleeing from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the Isaccea-Orlivka border crossing, Romania, March 9. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A woman carries a child, as they arrive by ferry after fleeing from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the Isaccea-Orlivka border crossing, Romania, March 9. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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People board a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People board a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People board a train to Krakow following crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A Polish army soldier carries a child as a group of people board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A Polish army soldier carries a child as a group of people board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A Polish army soldier carries a child as a group of people board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9. 
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People board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People board a train to Krakow after crossing the border from Ukraine to Poland at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 9. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People carry a baby in a sleeping bag at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

People carry a baby in a sleeping bag at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

People carry a baby in a sleeping bag at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
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Ukrainian servicemen evacuate a person across Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ukrainian servicemen evacuate a person across Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Ukrainian servicemen evacuate a person across Irpin River below a destroyed bridge as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues in Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Ukrainian refugees disembark a train that brought them from the border with Ukraine in Bucharest, Romania, March 8.  Courtesy: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

Ukrainian refugees disembark a train that brought them from the border with Ukraine in Bucharest, Romania, March 8. Courtesy: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

Ukrainian refugees disembark a train that brought them from the border with Ukraine in Bucharest, Romania, March 8. Courtesy: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea
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A family from Kyiv rest on the floor at the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, March 8.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A family from Kyiv rest on the floor at the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A family from Kyiv rest on the floor at the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A volunteer gives directions as Angelika, 13, from Kharkiv, interprets using sign language, at Berlin's central station in Germany, March 8.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A volunteer gives directions as Angelika, 13, from Kharkiv, interprets using sign language, at Berlin's central station in Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A volunteer gives directions as Angelika, 13, from Kharkiv, interprets using sign language, at Berlin's central station in Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Donated shoes are lined up on a staircase next to a sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Donated shoes are lined up on a staircase next to a sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Donated shoes are lined up on a staircase next to a sports hall of a primary school, transformed into temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A sign with directions for people from Ukraine is displayed as they arrive at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A sign with directions for people from Ukraine is displayed as they arrive at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A sign with directions for people from Ukraine is displayed as they arrive at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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A woman from Ukraine sits next to luggage after arriving at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A woman from Ukraine sits next to luggage after arriving at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A woman from Ukraine sits next to luggage after arriving at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Volunteers help people arriving from Ukraine, at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Volunteers help people arriving from Ukraine, at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Volunteers help people arriving from Ukraine, at Berlin's central station in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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People board a bus to Warsaw outside a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees in Przemysl, Poland, March 8.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People board a bus to Warsaw outside a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People board a bus to Warsaw outside a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People arrive to a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. 
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People arrive to a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

People arrive to a temporary accommodation and transport hub for refugees, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 8. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A girl from Ukraine leans on a safety glass pane as she arrives at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A girl from Ukraine leans on a safety glass pane as she arrives at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A girl from Ukraine leans on a safety glass pane as she arrives at Berlin's central station, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Berlin, Germany, March 8. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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