More than 7.7 million people displaced in Ukraine - IOM

People fleeing from Ukraine amid Russia's invasion in Przemysl
Ukrainian refugees walk on the platform after arriving on a train from Odesa at Przemysl Glowny train station, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, April 10, 2022. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

ZURICH, April 21 (Reuters) - More than 600,000 additional people were internally displaced in Ukraine in the first 17 days of April, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday, pushing the total number since the start of the war above 7.7 million, or 17% of the population.

The new assessment conducted between April 11 and 17 showed that women represent at least 60% of those on the run. More than half of internally displaced persons -- mainly in the east of Ukraine -- reported a lack of some food products, it added in a report.

More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, UN data show.

Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Toby Chopra

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