Hungary Received Over 12,000 Ukrainian Refugees More Last Wednesday

About 6,634 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Wednesday, August 10, and another 5,726 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, according to the national police headquarters of Hungary (ORFK).

The Police also revealed that they issued temporary residence permits for thirty days to 355 people, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest received 146 people, 34 children among them, by train,” a statement issued by the government of Hungary reads.

Hungarian authorities have also pointed out that in view of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the number of migrants on Hungary’s eastern borders is constantly increasing, with over 10,000 refugees arriving every day, thus reaching over 820,000 so far.

In this regard, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó added that the migration pressure on Hungary’s southern border had reached a “new level of danger”.

On June 15, ORFK revealed that over 24,000 refugees from Ukraine entered Hungary over the previous weekend.

Meanwhile, only on June 11, the Hungarian government announced that 5,812 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine, while another 7,035 Ukrainian refugees came from Romania.

The government also emphasized that for 249 people, the Police had issued temporary residence permits for 30 days.

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The same also revealed that on May 14, 5,852 Ukrainian refugees crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine, while 6,605 Ukrainian refugees crossed from Romania.

According to the government, in order to help Ukrainian refugees, the BOK Sports and Conference Center offers food and beverages, medical services, toilets, Internet access, and help with travel arrangements in cooperation with charity groups and volunteers.

In addition, the Hungarian State Railways operates an on-site ticket office, which is available to take people to major train stations and the airport.

Since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24, Hungary has opened its doors to a large number of refugees running from their homes in Ukraine.

According to the latest data provided by the UN Refugee Agency, Hungary has so far accepted around 1,151,781 Ukrainian refugees.

At the same time, the country registered 27,861 applications for temporary protection.

In addition, Ukraine’s neighboring country, which has shown full support for Ukrainian refugees, and Poland, which has so far welcomed nearly 5,269,285.

According to the data, the following other countries that have received a significant number of Ukrainian refugees are:

  • The Republic of Moldova with (565,543)
  • Slovakia with (668,195)
  • Romania with (998,516)

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