Hungary is ready to continue to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office said, on the occasion of a consignment of the Hungarian Red Cross sent to the war-torn country on Monday. Miklós Soltész, who also heads the National Humanitarian Coordination Council (NHKT), told reporters that Hungary is conducting its largest humanitarian aid programme of the past 30 years in partnership with six charity organisations since the outbreak of the war in the neighbouring country.
Under the programme, 3,100 tonnes of aid worth 7.2 billion forints (EUR 17m) have been provided to Transcarpathia, helping 460,000 people so far, he said. Soltész noted that the government’s Bridge for Transcarpathia programme has so far collected more than 1 billion forints in donation. István Kardos, the director general of the Hungarian Red Cross, said that Monday’s 100 million forint shipment included a mobile blood donation unit.