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May 06, 2019

Hungarian Kolping Association raises 30,000 euros to help the people of Aleppo

The Hungary Helps program is proving a highly successful government initiative to aid persecuted Christians around the world

Hungarians have dug deep to collect donations to help the people of Syria.

The Hungarian Kolping Association, part of an international Catholic charity, has presented 10,000,000 HUF (30,000 EUR) to Hungary Helps to set up an assistance center for children and families in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

The Hungary Helps program is proving a highly successful government initiative to aid persecuted Christians around the world.

Tristan Azbej, who heads the Hungary Helps program, said Kolping House would help traumatized children and families in crisis. “This donation shows that Hungary Helps is a program of Hungarian solidarity and much more than just a government initiative,” he added.

The Kolping Association, which also runs community centers for families and children in Hungary, has offered to send its own experts to Aleppo to run the center there. They also count on the cooperation of the local Melkite Greek Catholic Church.