Coping with Ukraine's refugees, as millions flee the Russian assault
Russian troops have gained control of the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine. A 40-mile convoy of troops that has been observed for days appears to be stalled on its way to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. Russia has kept up a steady stream of indiscriminate bombing, killing thousands of civilians, according to Ukrainian government officials, utilizing weapons that are banned by the Geneva Convention, and causing the most rapid mass migration of displaced people in this century.
It's been a week since Russia began its aggression into Ukraine, and an estimated one million refugees have already poured into neighboring countries on Ukraine’s Western border. UN officials say that if the Russian invasion continues, as many as four million more refugees could follow.
Krish Vignarajah joins us on Zoom.
If you're wondering how you can help the Ukraine refugees, check out this report by NPR's Jeff Dean and Jonathan Franklin, listing some of the many groups now providing assistance to people displaced by the Russian invasion.