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May 31, 2017

PM Orbán signs agreement to restore houses of Iraqi Christians in Telskuf

The Hungarian government has issued a decree with the aim of helping persecuted Christian families stay in, or return to, their homelands in the Middle East. In total, 580 million HUF (1.9m EUR) has been set aside to restore the houses in Telskuf

Following our revelation yesterday that the Hungarian government will supply Iraqi Christians with 145 million HUF in pharmaceutical aid. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has signed a new 'Hungary Helps' initiative to restore damaged houses in the Middle East.

On Tuesday, PM Orbán signed an agreement on the Hungarian government’s contribution of funds for restoring the houses of Iraqi Christians in Telskuf. The document was also signed by Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon in Parliament.

The Hungarian government has issued a decree with the aim of helping persecuted Christian families stay in, or return to, their homelands in the Middle East. In total, 580 million HUF (1.9m EUR) has been set aside to restore the houses in Telskuf.

The patriarch told MTI after the signing ceremony that Iraq’s Christians are in dire need of solidarity and seek help to rebuild settlements destroyed by the Islamic State terrorist organization. Iraqi Christians will not respond to violence with violence; they do not seek to establish a state of their own, they just want peace and security, he added.