The war in Ukraine has increased the number of refugees in the world, – Biden

The war in Ukraine has increased the number of refugees in the world, – Biden

War in Ukraine pushes global refugee numbers to record, – Biden

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Because of Russia's war against Ukraine, the total number of refugees in the world for the first time in history exceeded 100 million people.

This was stated in a statement by US President Joe Biden on the occasion of World Refugee Day, according to the White House press office.

“As a result of Russia's war against Ukraine, we recently reached a grim milestone: according to the UN Refugee Agency, there are now more 100 million people are forcibly displaced, more than ever in history,” he said.

According to him, the US administration is working to restore the Refugee Admission Program.

"We have already demonstrated by hosting over 80,000 Afghans in our country over the past year and by committing ourselves to to provide temporary shelter for tens of thousands of Ukrainians, we will set an example by this. Those who take refuge on our shores enrich our communities, as always, and bring a determined and entrepreneurial spirit that makes our country stronger,” Biden added.

Contributed by: Sergei Daga