The Hungarian government is providing further humanitarian aid for Christian churches in Syria in the guise of its highly successful Hungary Helps program.
According to Kormany.hu, the aid will concentrate on alleviating the crisis situation that has emerged due to armed conflicts and on reconstruction efforts.
The government feels the aid is improtant to help local communities in need to remain in their native land, thereby reducing migration to Europe. The Hungarian government fundamentally believes that help must be taken where there is trouble, rather than bringing problems to Europe.
Thanks to the Hungary Helps program, since 2017 some 35,000 people have been able to return to their homes in countries in the Middle East devastated by the Islamic State.
As part of Hungary Helps, the government has decided on providing further assistance: It will provide aid worth HUF 162 million for the Syrian Orthodox Church and HUF 145,180,038 for supporting the humanitarian activities of Trappist-Cistercian nuns in Syria still inflicted by bloody conflicts.
Thanks to this latest aid offered by Hungary, new residential buildings could also be built in the city of Homs mostly destroyed in fierce armed clashes, and a new communal space could be created in Latakia, thereby contributing to creating the conditions that are necessary for people to stay in their native land.
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