- 29 Jun 2023 9:04 AM
- Hungary Matters
At the event in Máriapócs, near the Ukrainian border, Semjén said charities and churches were essential in providing aid to those in need.
They know best where the aid is needed most and by whom and they are instrumental in its distribution, he said. Semjén noted that since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, 1,300,000 refugees had come to Hungary.
He said the Order’s aid will be taken to Transcarpathia with the cars of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. Lajos Győri-Dani, managing deputy president of the charity, said the aid was worth 30 million forints (EUR 80,860).
Part of it will be delivered to Ukraine and the rest provided for refugees staying in Hungary, he said.