All asylum seekers staying in a transit zone are eligible for care services and are receiving these services, the Government Information Centre said on Friday.
Recent press reports about the lack of services in transit zones are purely based on lies by “Soros organisations” and are parts of these organisations’ efforts to discredit Hungary, the statement said.
The Hungarian state spends more than an annual 700,000 forints (EUR 2,160) per capita on services for asylum seekers, the statement added.
If a request for asylum is rejected, the asylum seeker in question must leave the transit zone, they said.
The laws pertaining to the care of asylum seekers and their implementation have not changed over the last several days, the centre added.
Over the past week, a number of news portals reported that Hungarian authorities were refusing to provide food to some asylum seekers in the transit zones at Hungary’s southern border.
the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), acting on a request by the Helsinki Committee, a rights group, ordered Hungary to provide food to rejected asylum seekers who have submitted an appeal and are still staying in the transit zone.
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