Ukraine: UN Says 1 Million Are Now Displaced As Civilians Flee

February 6, 2015 3:18 PM

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Ukraine: UN Says 1 Million Are Now Displaced As Civilians Flee

As a humanitarian truce winds down on Friday, the UN refugee agency reported that fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced nearly 1 million people inside the country, and some 600,000 in neighboring countries.

According to the UN, Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy puts the number of registered IDPs around 980,000 but that number is only on the rise. The Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels agreed to two days of a humanitarian truce, today’s window lasting 9 hours with an additional 10 hours o...

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