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Hungary: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal Operations Update n°1 MDRHU004

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Summary of this update and minor revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Emergency Appeal Operation Update n° 1 is aiming at adapting the response of the Hungarian Red Cross to the recent situation and extends the timeframe of the Emergency Appeal until 30 September 2016 with an amended budget of CHF 1,071,934 (less than 10% change of original budget).

Given the new migration context in Hungary witnessing an increase of migrants arriving in the past months, the Hungarian Red Cross adapts its response by enlarging its presence in two open Reception Centres, where migrant families and single men are accommodated. The response will cover the provision of Restoring Family Links (RFL) services, First Aid, distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs).

The Hungarian Red Cross also started the provision of its services in the transit zone in Röszke on the HungarianSerbian border. The National Society also launched the “Trace the Face” service in June 2016 and is improving its RFL services in the migrants’ facilities.

In addition, the Hungarian Red Cross is developing new activities such as the distribution of summer kits to face the summer weather conditions and the launching of community engagement activities. Information materials will be developed about challenges faced by migrants, as well as on human rights and responsibilities of the Red Cross movement, directed both at the local community and National Society internally.

Appeal history

  • On 6 August 2015 a DREF operation was launched for CHF 322,365 to improve the well-being of 72,000 migrants handled by the Röszke Pre-registration Facility by improving their sanitary and psychological conditions with special focus on hygienic needs for women and infants and by the provision of psychosocial support.

  • On 17 September 2015, an Emergency Appeal was launched for CHF 3,582,099 to assist 120,000 people for 7 months.

  • On 5 April 2016, a Revised Emergency Appeal was launched with a decreased budget of of CHF 1,072,713 to meet the needs of a total of 5,000 people and extended the Appeal`s timeframe until the end of June 2016.