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“We, Hungarians, want Syrian, Iraqi and Nigerian Christians to be able to return home to the land that their ancestors have inhabited for hundreds of years as soon as possible, this is what we call Hungarian solidarity (…) Hungary helps," the prime minister said
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 Hungarian government has been a strong advocate for allocating resources to aid and reconstruction efforts in communities impacted by war, rather than importing the problems to Europe. In its global initiative to bring help where it is most needed, the government of Hungary aims to do more than its fair share and has recently allocated 2 million USD toward the reconstruction of a Christian community near Mosul.
The Hungarian government has allocated 1.9 million EUR to rebuild 200 Christian homes in Iraq, 470,000 EUR to buy medical supplies for a hospital, 400,000 EUR to build a Christian school, and 500,000 EUR to provide humanitarian aid. The Syrian Catholic and Orthodox churches will receive 1 million EUR each
During the meeting, the parties concluded that the best help for Christians in the Middle East will come in the form of support for the restoration of livable conditions in their native lands, rather than their migration to Europe
Hungary's foreign minister said it is important that no UN member state should use human rights as a tool of exerting pressure on another state. It is equally important that none of the member states should “be held hostage” in a dispute that purely concerns inter-state relations