By Shannon Longworth (Reporter, Photographer), Pierce Sharpe (Producer)
LVIV, Ukraine — Since Russia invaded Ukraine, hundreds of people have been traveling every day to the Ukrainian city of Lviv, hoping to escape. The Lviv railway station has now become a hub for receiving both the numerous refugees trying to flee and the humanitarian aid sent from around the world.
Last week, over 5 million pounds of relief packages arrived in the city, while the United Nations estimates at least 3 million people have left Ukraine since the onset of the war, with more than half fleeing to Poland.
The U.N. estimates the conflict could produce as many as 4 million refugees with “devastating humanitarian consequences.” Romania, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, and others have opened their borders, as well.