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UNHCR Hungary: Ukraine refugee situation operational update (4 May 2022)

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Since the war began in Ukraine, over 952,400 refugees arrived to Hungary directly from Ukraine or via third countries, the majority women and children (some 72 per cent),as well as older people and those with disabilities. Many are in need of urgent medical care, including persons with chronic illnesses and those with mental and physical disabilities.

To ensure a favourable protection environment, UNHCR issupporting government-led efforts through a multisectoral response focusing on protection, reception and accommodation, and material assistance for most vulnerable groups including those with specific needs.

UNHCR and partners are present at border crossing points, help points as well as in urban areas to provide information on rights and available services, identify vulnerable refugees and refer them to relevant services,and to monitor and reinforce reception conditions, while ensuring basic needs are met.