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UPDATED April 22: The Arlington Human Rights Commission, the Disability Commission, the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission and the Diversity Task Group of Envision Arlington on Friday, March 18, issued the following statement on the war in Ukraine: 

We support Ukraine and everyone affected by the Russian invasion. As of this writing, more than 3.2 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring Poland, which has taken in 1.9 million refugees, as well as Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova generously welcomed by other countries, there have been reports that nonwhite refugees have faced racism from border guards, other officials and residents of neighboring countries in their attempts to find safety.

Additional reports have documented the heightened risk of violence faced by LGBTQIA+ refugees entering countries with harsh antigay laws and the difficulties faced by people living with disabilities as they flee the war.

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