UNHCR: More Ukrainians Flee Homes to Escape Fighting

September 2, 2014 3:13 PM

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UNHCR: More Ukrainians Flee Homes to Escape Fighting

The number of people displaced inside Ukraine had more than doubled in the past four weeks due to the fighting in the country’s East, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

According to estimates of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates 260,000 people were displaced as of Monday, compared to 117,000 in the first week of August, as a result of fighting betweeen Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, in partic...

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