The Hungary Helps humanitarian scheme has been a success and is set to continue next year, the state secretary in charge of the programme said on Thursday.
Hungary’s government has supported communities in more than 40 countries through the programme and has helped more than half a million people stay in their homelands, Trisztan Azbej told public news channel M1.
Hungary was the first country to start supporting persecuted Christians,
Azbej said, adding that Christianity was the most persecuted religion in the world today. He said the Hungary Helps scheme also helped prevent hundreds of thousands of people from setting off towards Europe.
Among the programme’s contributions this year, Azbej noted the inauguration of a vocational training centre in Kenya, support for Armenian churches in Iraq and Syria and the donation of 100,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to Armenia.
Hungary also negotiated the release of five prisoners of war by Azerbaijan to Armenia,
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