Hungary’s government and charity organisations have organised summer camps in which over 1,200 children from war-stricken Ukraine have spent their holidays, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office said at the Erzsébet Camp in Fonyódliget, at Lake Balaton, on Thursday.
Soltész, who is the head of the National Humanitarian Coordination Council, said that participants in the camps had come “despite tremendous difficulties” but organisers were doing their best to “provide an experience full of love and friendship”.
The state secretary said the camp at Fonyódliget was currently hosting 300 children, some from families who had fled to Hungary, while others arrived from Kyiv and will go back to Ukraine when the camp is over.
Soltesz said that over 890 thousand Ukrainian refugees had arrived in Hungary over the past half a year.
Liliána Grexa, spokesperson of the ethnic Ukrainian minority in Hungary’s parliament, expressed thanks to the government and the organisers of the camps.