Report 18: Participation and involvement of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta in the humanitarian consequences of the armed conflict in Ukraine

SITUATION AT A GLANCE

52388

Refugees assisted

253

Million HUF total value of distributed donations

21331

People helped to continue their journey

9049

Refugees accomodated temporarily

68

Donation collection points nationwide

Humanitarian access from all locations within Hungary and cross-border – MAP

The main aim of our assistance is to give the people of Ukraine hope and strength to start their lives over there.

Father Szabolcs Sajgó

Jesuit Refugee Service sends two truckloads of aid to Mukachevo with the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta

Two trucks with a total of 66 pallets of food and other donations have left for Mukachevo, Transcarpathia, from the logistics centre of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta on Határ road. The 40 tonnes of aid were sent by the Jesuit Refugee Service to the Caritas of Mukachevo with the support of the Hungary Helps Programme. The consignment was delivered by Waberer’s, the logistics partner of the Hunagrian Malta.

In the diocese of Mukachevo, the charity’s warehouses were completely empty, so the Hungarian Jesuit Refugee Service specifically put together a donation that the Caritas needed. The donation includes basic and non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries and baby care products. This is the largest aid consignment ever sent by the Hungarian Jesuit Refugee Service to Ukraine since the outbreak of the war.

Father Szabolcs Sajgó, Head of the Jesuit Refugee Service and Dániel Solymári, Head of International Relations of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta made a video statement about the cooperation between the two organisations and the background of the joint aid consignment.

The humanitarian activity of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta since the outbreak of the Ukrainian war

Since the onset of the war in Ukraine, the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta assisted a total of 52 388 refugees, distributed 253 million HUF worth of donations and delivered 183 tons of aid to Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Charity Service transported or organised the transport of 21 331 persons to their desired destinations. The organization provided 9049 refugees with shelter within its own institutions or in accommodations offered by partner organisations and donors. Altogether 505 refugees received medical care from the Hungarian Charity Service.

The donation collection points, opened to receive non-perishable foods and hygiene products are operating in 68 locations nationwide. The donations distributed so far to support refugees have amounted to 253 million HUF. However, besides distributing donations to Ukrainians within Hungary, assisting the people in Ukraine is also an important part of the Charity Service’s work. To this end 183 tons and 192 million HUF worth of donations were delivered to Ukraine.

Humanitarian activities nationwide

The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta continues to assist Ukrainian refugees on a national level, including at hotspots in Beregsurány, Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc and Győr, where it receives and assists families according to their needs – providing temporary accommodation, organising transportation, etc. In addition to the relief hotspots, the Hungarian Malta has an extensive logistics network with warehouses and donation collection points across the country. Temporary accommodation is also provided at the national level. The specific locations of the organization’s humanitarian activities can be seen on our weekly updated map.

Photos: Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta

Ukraine crisis – helping refugees

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