Five million Ukrainians have become refugees since the start of the war - roughly the population of Ireland.
On top of that, another seven million are displaced within the country according to the UN.
It comes as projections for the numbers who may come here being described as 'concerning'.
Here's an update on what's been happening in Ukraine:
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Last night emergency accommodation was opened up for Ukrainian refugees with 70 people arriving at the Millstreet Arena in Cork.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman says more large scale housing centres will be needed:
"We have used hotels up to this point. But over the last week or two, it's clear that we weren't able to add significant hotel capacity, and that's why we're using grouped accommodation like Millstreet.
"And I think it is likely that more accommodation of this nature will be used going forward."
4,000 extra beds are planned for college campuses from the end of May but it likely won't be enough.
Meanwhile, the Irish Red Cross says they haven't had responses from about half the people who had pledged a home for refugees.
General Secretary is Liam O'Dwyer:
"I think people's circumstances do change. People haven't thought about six months and having somebody in their house."
Efforts are being stepped up to ensure there is accommodation for the further 6,000 to 10,000 refugees expected to arrive here over the coming weeks.