Hungary Helps: 300 humanitarian programs, over a hundred million dollars
Since its launch in 2017, the Hungary Helps program has supported approximately 300 humanitarian and rehabilitation programs in 54 countries, with a total value of over a hundred million dollars," said Katalin Novák, the President of Hungary, on Thursday during her conference in New York related to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Enhancement, established by the United Nations.
Katalin Novák, the President of Hungary, highlighted during her conference in New York, held in connection with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Enhancement established by the United Nations, the following: “Since its launch in 2017, the Hungary Helps program has supported approximately 300 humanitarian and rehabilitation programs in 54 countries, with a total value of over a hundred million dollars.” She stated that Hungary was among the first to come to Turkey’s aid after the earthquake in February. She emphasized that a total of 35 people were rescued from the rubble with the help of 167 experts and 29 rescue dogs. In addition, Hungary provided over a hundred tons of medicine and medical equipment to Turkey and Hungarian experts are assisting in the reconstruction of several buildings.
“We were there to help during the floods in Pakistan last year and the earthquake in Croatia the year before,” listed Katalin Novák, emphasizing that these are just examples that show how important it is to not only protect ourselves but also help each other.
“We need strong families that can teach our children how to take care of their own environment and how to help those in need,” emphasized the President.
“Let’s offer the next generation a future of hope, not war. A future filled with cradles, not graves,” she recalled the words of Pope Francis, which were spoken during his visit to Hungary at the end of April.
“Together, we can do more to build a secure and sustainable future. Hungary is ready to help,” said the head of state.
After the UN session on disaster risk reduction, the President met with the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, to whom she personally expressed her gratitude. Katalin Novák also held a brief meeting with Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.