According to the national police headquarters, 5,163 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Sunday, while another 5,076 from Ukraine crossed from Romania. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for 30 days to 305 people. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within 30 days to apply for permanent documents.
Budapest police received 280 refugees, 98 children among them, arriving by train, according to the municipal police website. Meanwhile, the municipal government office of Budapest said staff at the BOK sports and events center serving as a humanitarian transit point had helped 111 refugees on Sunday, accommodating 46 of whom stayed overnight. The BOK center provides food and drink, medical services, toilets, internet access and help with travel arrangements in cooperation with charity organisations and volunteers. National railways MÁV operates a ticket office at the site, while buses are provided to take people to the main train stations and the airport.
It was earlier reported that over 21,000 refugees arrived in Hungary on Friday and Saturday. 12,763 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Friday and Saturday, while another 9,512 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
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