A team of Hungarian doctors will leave for Bangladesh next Monday to work as volunteers in a refugee camp holding around 1.3 million people, mostly Rohingya refugees, the Hungarian Reformed Church Charity’s managing director told public news channel M1 on Monday.
Composed of an anesthesiologist, a gynecologist, a dentist and general practitioners, the team will also deliver medical aid comprising medicine and medical equipment to the camp, which is also hit by monsoon, Márton Juhász told the broadcaster.
The team plans to return to the camp on two additional missions in the autumn and the winter to deliver water purifying equipment and food aid to children, he said.
For that matter, Bangladesh has recently been in Hungarian news due to the case of two asylum seekers. Last year the ECtHR said that Hungary had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by detaining the two asylum seekers in the Röszke transit zone near Hungary’s southern border.
The court ordered Hungary to pay the asylum seekers 10,000 euros each in compensation.
A justice ministry official called the case a “Trojan horse” used by “international pro-migration forces” to dismantle regulation designed to protect Europe.