UKRAINE / ONE MILLION REFUGEES

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said, in just seven days, “one million people have fled Ukraine, uprooted by this senseless war,” and stressed that peace is “the only way to halt this tragedy.” UNHCR

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STORY: UKRAINE / ONE MILLION REFUGEES
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DATELINE: 03 MARCH 2022, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA / RECENT

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27 FEBRUARY 2022, VYSNÉ NEMECKE, SLOVAKIA

1. Pan left, Slovakian soldier carrying baby
2. Various shots, families outside tents
3. Close up, refugee holding food and blanket
4. Wide shot, refugees gathered

03 MARCH 2022, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“In just seven days, one million people have fled Ukraine, uprooted by this senseless war.
I have worked in refugee emergencies for almost 40 years, and rarely have I seen an exodus as rapid as this one.
Hour by hour, minute by minute, more people are fleeing the terrifying reality of violence. Countless have been displaced inside the country.
And unless there is an immediate end to the conflict, millions more are likely to be forced to flee Ukraine.
Inside Ukraine, our staff – and other humanitarians – are working where and when they can in frightening conditions. Our staff stay, even at great risk, because we know the needs in the country are huge.
Despite the extraordinary pace and challenges, the response from governments and local communities in receiving these one million refugees has been remarkable. UNHCR staff have already surged throughout the region and are scaling up our protection and assistance programmes for refugees, in support of host governments.
International solidarity has been heartwarming. But nothing – nothing – can replace the need for the guns to be silenced; for dialogue and diplomacy to succeed. Peace is the only way to halt this tragedy.”

27 FEBRUARY 2022, MEDYKA, POLAND

6. Various shots, people gathered at border with belongings

STORYLINE:

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said, in just seven days, “one million people have fled Ukraine, uprooted by this senseless war,” and stressed that peace is “the only way to halt this tragedy.”

In a statement released on Thursday (03 Mar), Grandi said, in his 40 years working in refugee emergencies, he has rarely seen an “exodus as rapid as this one.” He added, “Hour by hour, minute by minute, more people are fleeing the terrifying reality of violence. Countless have been displaced inside the country.”

The UN refugee chief underscored that, unless there is an immediate end to the conflict, “millions more are likely to be forced to flee Ukraine.”

Grandi said UNHCR and other humanitarians are working “where and when they can in frightening conditions.” He added, “Our staff stay, even at great risk, because we know the needs in the country are huge.”

The High Commissioner said, despite the extraordinary pace and challenges, the response from governments and local communities in receiving these one million refugees has been “remarkable.” He said UNHCR staff have already surged throughout the region and are scaling up their protection and assistance programmes for refugees, in support of host governments.

Grandi said, “International solidarity has been heartwarming. But nothing – nothing – can replace the need for the guns to be silenced; for dialogue and diplomacy to succeed. Peace is the only way to halt this tragedy.”
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