The Hungarian government has decided to organize a two-week summer camp for 400 Ukrainian children affected by the war.
The first group of Ukrainian children and parents accompanying them left Uzhhorod (Ungvár) on Monday for Miskolc, in northern Hungary, to enjoy the holiday offered by the government. The 63 children and 34 adults will spend two weeks in Hungary, the first group to participate in holidays catering to 400 Ukrainian children in all. The other groups are expected to arrive by Aug. 20. In a video posted on Facebook, State Secretary Tamás Menczer said the government received an urgent request for help in caring for refugees from Viktor Mikita, governor of Transcarpathia. This summer, the government is financing summer camps for more than 1,000 Ukrainian children, the state secretary said. They are not ethnic Hungarians from Transcarpathia but Ukrainian children whose place of residence or parents are affected by the fighting, he added.