According to national police headquarters, 5,852 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Saturday, while another 6,605 from Ukraine crossed from Romania. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for 30 days to 353 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 132 refugees, 74 children among them, by train.
Meanwhile, the municipal government office of Budapest said staff at the BOK sports and events center serving as a humanitarian transit point had helped 446 refugees on Saturday, accommodating 67 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 organizations 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.
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