“Hungarian state aid will this year again be making it possible for seven hundred Ukrainian children, whose fathers died or were wounded in the armed conflict in the Donets Basin, to vacation in Hungary together with a companion”, Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész announced on Friday in Kiev at a press conference held jointly with Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Social Policy Natalya Fedorovich.
A humanitarian disaster has been successfully prevented in the last few days by virtue of the coordinated efforts made by the Hungarian authorities and aid organisations in the vicinity of the Serbian-Hungarian border, the Minister of Human Resources stated at a press conference concerning illegal migration held on Wednesday in Szeged.
Eight lorries carrying aid worth around 100 million forints (EUR 323,000) will leave next week to the Trans-Carpathian region and beyond the Carpathians, State Minister for Churches, National Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész said at a Budapest press conference on Tuesday. Mr. Soltész said the aid consists of medicines, medical equipment and long shelf-life food, half of which is going to the Trans-Carpathian region and the other half beyond the Carpathians.
Budapest, 5 May 2004 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary - similarly to the European Commission and to several other Member States of the EU - gives a grant of 10 million forints, from the reserve fund for International Development Co-operation, to assist the victims of the train catastrophe in Ryongchon on 22 April. Upon the request of the North Korean authorities, Hungary is sending mainly medicine, therapeutic equipment, and food to the region hit by the catastrophe.