Hungarian charities providing aid in Ukraine held press conferences on Monday. Another shipment of aid has been sent to the war-torn country.
Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the Hungarian Red Cross has provided care to 350,000 refugees and continues to carry out its conflict-related tasks at border aid centers and the BOK Hall in Budapest, the organization said at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.
According to Director General István Kardos, 326 tons of donations worth more than HUF 393 million have been delivered to the Ukrainian Red Cross in Transcarpathia so far. He added that the value of donations received due to the crisis is approximately 633 million forints (1.67 million euros).
The Hungarian Maltese Relief Service continues its assistance activities by integrating Ukrainian families in Hungary and sending relief supplies to Transcarpathia. So far, the organization has provided assistance to 115,000 refugees and delivered 570 tons of goods worth 570 million forints (1,5 million euros) to Ukraine.
Even after a year, they are still on 24-hour duty at the border, helping the integration of thousands of refugees staying here permanently, including 170 families settling in Hungary through their integration program, the organization stated at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.
Aid shipment to Ukraine (Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor)
The charity also operated temporary accommodation in Budapest and in several other settlements, where people arriving without a destination could rest for longer or shorter periods. Families who were not traveling further were supported in staying and settling in Hungary. After the press conference, another aid consignment was dispatched to Berehovo (Beregszász) in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.