Hungary has received the highest number of refugees per capita from Ukraine, with 530,587 people so far arriving in the country.
After a meeting of the humanitarian council on Monday, government spokesperson Alexandra Szentkirályi said that the number of asylum requests was growing daily, with 7,947 requests submitted in a little over one month. She praised the cooperation between the Hungarian government, aid organizations, civilians and local councils, adding that they reacted to the humanitarian crisis from the very beginning. The state secretary in charge of church and ethnic relations, Miklós Soltész, said that Hungary’s position was clearly to not supply and not to allow the transport of weapons and soldiers over the border. He added that Hungarian citizens had so far donated over HUF 800 million (EUR 2.2m) under the aid scheme dubbed Bridge for Transcarpathia.
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