MADRID, 18 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The European Commission announced on Monday that it will mobilize nine million euros to provide psychological help to refugees fleeing Ukraine due to the military invasion triggered on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Russia’s brutal aggression has left many people in urgent need of psychological help and trauma support,” said the European Commission, which highlighted on its Twitter account that the funds go to the ‘EU for Health’ “to provide psychological help and support to people fleeing war”.
According to data provided this Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a total of 4,934,415 people have fled Ukraine because of the war, including about 2.8 million who have crossed the border with Poland.
The agency has indicated that more than 500,000 people have fled to Russia, although the Russian authorities raise this figure to more than 850,000, according to official sources cited by the Russian news agency TASS.