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13 Apr 2015 description

Deputy Prime Minister for Hungarian communities abroad Zsolt Semjén has announced that, due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, the Government will provide HUF 650 million to support Hungarians in Transcarpathia. He said that HUF 486 will be spent on supplementing the income of nearly 2000 teachers. HUF 116 million has been allocated to supporting the nutrition of 4000 children in kindergartens, and HUF 50 million for helping the work of 400 priests, mostly taking care of dispersed communities.

10 Apr 2015 description

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 10, 2015 (UNHCR) – Family conversation in the miniscule kitchen above the Bangladeshi restaurant in downtown Budapest sounds more like a UN debate than an exchange among close relatives.

23 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Situational overview: The number of displaced has stabilized with the reduction in the intensity of the fighting. Concerns have increased over mines and unexploded ordnance as people come out of basement and shelters. Economic difficulties continue to impact the population affected and host communities, with considerable price rises in recent weeks, especially in non-government controlled areas where there are shortages.

06 Mar 2015 description

DEBRECEN, Hungary, March 5 (UNHCR) – When Yusuf* and Omar* met in a smuggler's van on the outskirts of Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, in October, they thought they were heading for Slovakia, en route to a new life in Western Europe.

25 Feb 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Due to the heavy and unseasonal rainfall, there was a massive river flooding in different parts of Hungary starting from 14 September 2014 onwards. The General Directorate of Water Management posted red alert on the rivers Dráva, Lajta, Mura, Rába and Zala, in total along 320 kilometres. The floods affected 90 villages in 10 counties of Hungary, namely Vas, Zala, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Veszprém, Baranya, Bács-Kiskun, Nógrád and Fejér.