Japan to support those affected by the Ukraine war in Hungary
The Japanese government is redoubling financial aid for people in Hungary affected by the war in Ukraine, the Hungarian representation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
The Japanese government and the IOM said in a joint statement that Japan is providing USD 926,583 to IOM Hungary for its provision of humanitarian aid such as accommodation, food, child care and basic services for vulnerable people who fled the war in Ukraine, while helping to foster an environment conducive to self-sufficiency.
“So far, more than 2.4 million Ukrainians and third-country nationals have entered Hungary through the Hungary-Ukraine border, and 34,248 people have applied for asylum in Hungary,” the statement said.
New church built with Hungarian government support consecrated in Ukraine
A new church built with local community donations and Hungarian government support was consecrated in Palad’-Komarivtsi (Palágykomoróc) in Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region near the Hungarian border on Tuesday.
The new Catholic church of Palad’-Komarivtsi in Transcarpathia on the day of its consecration, 11 April 2023. The construction of the church was supported by the Hungarian government with nearly HUF 80 million. Source: MTI/János Nemes
The construction of the Roman Catholic church named after Saint Joseph began in 2018 in the village located 16km southwest of Uzhhorod (Ungvar) and populated mostly by ethnic Hungarians.
Addressing the ceremony, Ferenc Papp, the consul of Hungary’s Consulate General in Uzhhorod, said that the Hungarian government had so far provided HUF 5.2 billion (EUR 14m) for the renovation and upgrade of churches and religious institutions of Hungarian communities beyond the borders. The consul noted that the government had supported the Palad’-Komarivtsi church’s construction with HUF 80 million (EUR 212,791).
“We have built this new church together by using the resources of locals and Hungary, the motherland, and will put it at the disposal of future generations,” the consul said.