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UN expects more than 8 mln Ukrainians to flee as refugees

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The United Nations said Tuesday it is now projecting that 8.3 million people will eventually flee Ukraine as refugees, up from the some 5.2 million who have already fled the war.

The UN refugee agency, which initially had forecast that up to four million people would flee the war in Ukraine, said it would need $1.85 billion to support the refugees hosted in neighboring countries.

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