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Aug 29, 2019

Hungary Helps Agency signs cooperation pact with Ecumenical Charity

Tristan Azbej, the state secretary in charge of helping persecuted Christians, said the government will launch two joint support programs with the Ecumenical Charity, which it considered a strategic ally.

The Hungarian government’s Hungary Helps Agency has signed a broad cooperation agreement with the Ecumenical Charity.

Following the signing of the agreement, Tristan Azbej, the state secretary in charge of helping persecuted Christians, said the government will launch two joint support programs with the Ecumenical Charity, which it considered a strategic ally.

According to MTI, one of the projects will involve the reconstruction of northern Iraq’s Sinjar district, which was seized by the Islamic State in 2014 and liberated in 2015. This project will also see the two organizations helping to improve the living conditions of the Yazidi minorities living in the Khanke refugee camp.

The state secretary said the second project will involve the establishment of a family crisis center in the civil war-torn city of Kherson in southern Ukraine.

The Hungary Helps Agency was established earlier this year with the aim of coordinating projects within the Hungary Helps humanitarian aid program and to ensure their transparency and efficacy.

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