Government to provide HUF 3 billion in grants to Charity Council organizations

The government will provide HUF 3 billion in funding to members of the Charity Council to mitigate and manage the effects of the humanitarian disaster directly affecting Hungary, government spokesperson Alexandra Szentkirályi announced in Beregsurány on Saturday.

She said the Catholic Charity, the Hungarian Reformed Charity, the Hungarian Maltese Charity, the Hungarian Interchurch Aid, the Baptist Charity and the Hungarian Red Cross will each receive HUF 500 million.

Szentkirályi also noted that government agencies, the police, disaster management, local governments, aid organizations and civilians have so far shown outstanding strength, and this will be needed in the coming days or weeks as well. They can count on the government in their work, to help reach out to those in need with the greatest possible assistance, she said.

She added that the largest-ever aid shipment worth HUF 600 million to Transcarpathia has recently been sent and that the Hungary Helps program will also provide assistance for charitable work.

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