The national police headquarters confirmed that 5,213 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Saturday, while another 5,045 from Ukraine crossed from Romania. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 930 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 531 refugees, 210 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website. Refugees arriving on special train services at Kőbánya felső railway station, in eastern Budapest, were taken by bus to the BOK sports and events center serving as a humanitarian transit point. The authorities transported 22 people, including 11 children, to accommodation in the capital and outlying areas.
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