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Aug 13, 2018

Hungary hosts 180 Ukrainian children in summer camps at Lake Velence

Brigitta Szuperák, Ukrainian minority representative in Hungary’s parliament, thanked the Hungarian government for making the summer camps available again this year to the children affected by the armed conflict

Almost 180 Ukrainian children have enjoyed summer camps at Lake Velence, in central Hungary, this year, it has been confirmed.

Miklós Soltész, the state secretary for church and minority relations and the support of persecuted Christians, said providing such summer camps for youth sends the message that solidarity is of key importance, regardless of the political situation or the conflict with Ukraine’s political leaders over the language law.

Soltész said the Hungarian government believes it is important to try and support the physical and emotional recreation of those children whose immediate family have been injured or killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

According to MTI, Hungary has hosted some 2,000 Ukrainian children over the past four years.

György Kravcsenko, who heads the Ukrainian minority in Hungary, said the Ukrainian children had come to Velence for three one-week-long camps between July 23rd and August 12th.

Brigitta Szuperák, Ukrainian minority representative in Hungary’s parliament, thanked the Hungarian government for making the summer camps available again this year to the children affected by the armed conflict.