Over 660,000 people flee Ukraine, UN agency says

Refugees arrive at the Polish border town of Medyka after fleeing from Ukraine due to the Russian invasion
People arrive in an old Lada car after they fled from Ukraine because of the Russian invasion at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

GENEVA, March 1 (Reuters) - More than 660,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in the last six days since Russia invaded, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a briefing in Geneva there were reports of people waiting for up to 60 hours to enter Poland, while queues at the Romanian border are up to 20 km long.

Reporting by Emma Thomasson Editing by Paul Carrel

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