How Many Ukrainian Refugees in Romania: The Impact of the War
The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a massive power outage and a disruption in heating for Ukrainian citizens, leading to a surge in refugees seeking refuge in neighboring countries, including Romania. According to data analyzed by Europa Libera, the number of Ukrainian refugees crossing the border into Romania was consistently above 7,000 in the first 11 days of December, reaching a peak of almost 9,000 on December 3.
Andrei Ene, the spokesperson for the Border Guard, reported a slight increase in refugees in the Siret and Isaccea valleys in the period of November 20 to December 4. He stated that in the first week, the number of refugees was around 600-700, while in the last seven days, it was around 900-1000.
This trend is also observed at other Ukrainian borders with the European Union, but the numbers are higher. In Poland, for example, the Border Guard registered an average of 22,440 Ukrainian refugees arriving daily in the country, while about 21,153 of them crossed the border back to Ukraine.
The Romanian Border Guard does not provide data on the number of Ukrainians returning daily to their country, but Andrei Ene says that the figure is approximately equal to the number of Ukrainians entering Romanian territory.
The flow of refugees depends on the Russian attacks, and the Ukrainian authorities have announced that the war will only end when Russia completely withdraws its troops from Ukrainian territory, including Crimea. With the possibility of escalating fights and bombings in the future, the number of refugees leaving Ukraine remains uncertain.
As a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold, it is crucial for the international community to provide support to these refugees and work towards finding a peaceful solution to the conflict. The refugee crisis also highlights the need for adequate preparations and resources to be in place to handle such large-scale migration movements.
How Many Ukrainian Refugees lives in Romania?
According to various sources, it is estimated that there are over 100,000 refugees living in Romania. This number may fluctuate depending on various factors such as the ongoing conflict in the region, economic conditions, and other social and political factors. The exact number is not easily determined as some refugees may not be registered with the authorities and some may be living in unofficial camps or settlements. Regardless of the exact number, the Romanian government and various organizations are working to provide support and assistance to refugees in the country.
Author: Alexandru Panait