The United Nations said on Tuesday that more than eight million people have been internally displaced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


A man is holding a child as he flees the city of Irpin.

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More than 13 million Ukrainians have been forced to relocate within the country as well as outside of the country, according to a survey conducted by the UN.

The UN said that 45% of those forced to move elsewhere in the country were considering further relocation.

More than half of the internally displaced were people over the age of 60, according to the UN.

The needs of Ukrainians affected by the war are growing by the hour, with more than 65% of those forced to relocate saying they were in need of financial support.

More than 2 million. The number of Ukrainians who returned to their homes after fleeing the war was found in the report.

Key Background

More than 3,300 Ukrainians have been killed and over 3,680 have been injured since Russia began its invasion, according to the UN. The real death count is much higher than the numbers suggest, according to a UN official. The head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine told reporters that the UN has been working to update estimates. Most of the deaths have been caused by missile and air strikes, according to the organization. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, about 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the war.

The UN says the real civilian death toll is thousands higher than official figures.

Estimates show that Russian troops have been hit harder in the war.

Over 10,000 Mariupol residents have died.