Fully 6,131 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Friday, while another 7,575 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 754 people, the police website said on Saturday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added.
Budapest police received 620 refugees, 255 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website.
Meanwhile, the municipal government office of Budapest said staff at the BOK sports and events center serving as a humanitarian transit point had helped 743 refugees on Friday, accommodating 150 of whom stayed overnight.
The BOK center provides food and drink, medical services, toilets, internet access, and help with travel arrangements in cooperation with charity organizations and volunteers. National railways MÁV operates a ticket office at the site, while buses are provided to take people to the main train stations and the airport.
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