The government along with charitable organizations have organized summer camps in which over 1,200 children from war-stricken Ukraine have spent their holidays.
Miklós Soltész, state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said at the Erzsébet Camp in Fonyódliget, at Lake Balaton, on Thursday, that participants in the camps had come “despite tremendous difficulties” but organizers were doing their best to “provide an experience full of love and friendship”. The state secretary said the camp at Fonyódliget was currently hosting 300 children, some from families who had fled to Hungary, while others arrived from Kyiv and will go back to Ukraine when the camp is over. Soltész said that over 890 thousand Ukrainian refugees had arrived in Hungary over the past half a year. Liliana Grexa, spokesperson of the ethnic Ukrainian minority in Hungary’s parliament, expressed thanks to the government and the organizers of the camps.
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