Hungary’s ombudsman’s office on Tuesday said it will open a local base near the Hungary-Ukraine border.
Ákos Kozma, the ombudsman for fundamental rights, visited the police headquarters of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County to enquire about the handling of refugees fleeing Ukraine and further ways of supporting them.
“I consider it especially important to monitor the situation in person in these extraordinary times, and my staff and I are constantly working on providing legal and humanitarian aid to as many people as possible,”
the ombudsman’s office quoted Kozma as saying.
The local office near the border will provide administrative and legal assistance to refugees.
The ombudsman’s office added that it is also launching a donation drive to help people fleeing Ukraine.