The UNHCR and Baptist Charity have signed a cooperation agreement on helping refugees in Ukraine.
More than 13 million people, a third of Ukraine’s population, have fled their homes, with 7 million internally displaced and 6 million seeking refuge abroad, Roland Schilling, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ central European representative told a press conference held together with Béla Szilágyi, the charity’s head, on Friday.
Szilágyi noted the Baptist Charity’s aid provided to people fleeing the war who are temporarily staying in Hungary as well as its regular shipments of aid to Ukraine.
Since February 24, its lorries have transported medicine and food to Berehove (Beregszász), Mukachevo (Munkács), Irpin (Irpiny), Bucha (Bucsa) and Kiev hundreds of times, he said.
In Tiszabecs, the charity has welcomed more than 25,000 refugees with food and accommodation, helping them to continue their journey, he added.
Together with the UNHCR, the charity provides accommodation and education, Szilágyi said, adding that none of this would have been possible without people’s donations, the work of volunteers and the support of UNHCR and others.