As Russia shifts its military focus to southeast Ukraine, Europe groans under the weight of refugees.
In six short weeks, five countries accepted over 4.2 million people fleeing Ukraine. Today, more of the estimated 6.5 million displaced people within Ukraine – especially those in the southeast – seek safety across the border.
“We’re looking at another refugee crisis; that seems to be the trend in this new millennia. Most are women and children; it is said that every second, a new minor becomes a refugee,” says Brother Luis*, Christian Aid Mission’s Area Director for the Middle East and Europe.
According to the United Nations, Europe already hosted nine million refugees before Russia’s invasion. Now, the ongoing influx from Ukraine strains resources and capacity even further.
Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city, currently houses over 150,000 displaced Ukrainians – ballooning the city’s population by 20-percent in a matter of weeks.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray many Sri Lankans will discover the hope of Jesus as the crisis continues.