The Hungarian government is adding new financing of 200 million forints (EUR 531,000) for humanitarian aid and efforts to help the internally displaced and those in need in Transcarpathia in Ukraine, a government official said on Friday.
The government is supporting war refugees both in Hungary and in Transcarpathia, Tristan Azbej, the state secretary for assisting persecuted Christians and implementing the Hungary Helps Program, said in Ungvár (Uzhhorod) after a meeting with the leaders of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia (KMKSZ).
Also, an additional 120 million forints will be given in support of other charitable activities, alongside a consignment of medicines and equipment worth 210 million forints destined for Transcarpathia next week.
Fully 230,000 refugees have officially made their way to Transcarpathia, though the real number may be double that, KMKSZ vice-president József Barta said at the event.
The state secretary met local entrepreneurs involved in the One Meal Program provided by Hungary Helps. Around 60,000 servings of hot food have been served to refugees in Transcarpathia over a period of a month.
Featured image: Tristan Azbej at the closing ceremony of the Hungary Helps scholarship program in the church of the Reformed Parish of Budahegyvidék on Böszörményi út 2022 on February 18, 2022. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI