Over 12,000 Refugees Arrived to Hungary From Ukraine on Thursday, Confirms Police

  • 25 Mar 2022 8:13 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Over 12,000 Refugees Arrived to Hungary From Ukraine on Thursday, Confirms Police
Fully 5,824 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Thursday, while another 6,411 who crossed from Romania said they had come from Ukraine, the national police headquarters said.

Police issued temporary residence permits valid for 30 days to 1,848 people, the police website said on Friday.

Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within 30 days to apply for permanent documents, it added.

Budapest police received 1,392 refugees, 582 children among them, on Thursday, according to the Budapest police website.

Refugees arriving on special train services at Kőbánya felső railway station, in eastern Budapest, were taken by bus to the BOK sports and events centre serving as a humanitarian transit point.

The authorities transported 78 people, including 47 children, to accommodation in the capital and outlying areas.

The police have contracted 31 Ukrainian interpreters, and they are working closely with staff of the disaster management authority, the immigration office, the Budapest metropolitan council, as well as numerous aid groups, the statement said.

Disaster Agency Helps 167 Refugees in Past 24 Hours

Hungary’s disaster relief agency has helped 167 refugees, including 107 children and 41 women, fleeing from war-torn Ukraine to find accommodation in the past 24 hours, according to statement by the authority on Friday.

The refugees have been transported from six collection points to seventeen reception centres, the statement said, adding that Hungary still enough capacity to accommodate refugees.

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