The largest number of slots — 40,000 — is set aside for refugees from Africa, followed by 35,000 from South Asia and 15,000 each from East Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Indpendent journalist Dmitry Muratov is set to auction off his Nobel Peace Prize, donating all proceeds to UNICEF in an effort to help Ukrainian children affected by Russia's offensive.
The number of displaced has increased every year over the past decade — and it is now more than double the 42.7 million people displaced in 2012.
UNHCR figures show the largest numbers of Ukrainian refugees in non-neighbouring countries were in Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy.
Over 12.7 million people have fled their homes in the past two months, including 7.7 million people displaced internally and more than 5 million who have fled over borders, according to UNHCR.
Seven humanitarian corridors have been planned to evacuate people from Ukraine's besieged regions, and the US has announced $300M in "security assistance" for Kiev to bolster its defence capabilities amid Russia's attacks — now in the 38th day.
The Biden administration says it would use "the full range of legal pathways," including the refugee resettlement program, for Ukrainians seeking to come to the United States.
Ukraine upsets Russian efforts to occupy Mariupol and claims to have retaken a Kiev suburb, mounting a defence so dogged that it's stoking fears Russia may escalate offensive, now in its 28th day.
Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda after their meeting in Ankara stress that peace should prevail in the region.
Refugees call for a no-fly zone over Ukraine - something NATO powers have so far ruled out on the grounds it would risk escalating the conflict beyond Ukraine.
Selective empathy is dangerous because it enables otherisation and racism on the basis of skin colour, religion and ethnicity.
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