Hungary, through the Hungary Helps program, is supporting the humanitarian work of the Armenian Red Cross with 100,000 euros - announced the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“In recent days, we have been continuously coordinating with representatives of the Armenian Apostolic Church about the situation that has developed in the region. Following the discussions and at the request of the Church, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade donates 100,000 euros to the Armenian Red Cross to support their humanitarian programs through the Hungary Helps Program” – pointed out Tristan Azbej.
With this support, the organization helps those people of Armenian ethnicity who are relocating from the Karabakh region to Armenia due to the conflict that has been raging there for three decades.
He stated that due to the armed escalation in recent weeks, and then a fatal industrial disaster, tens of thousands of people of Armenian ethnicity have left their homes and moved to Armenia, where their care poses serious challenges. The purpose of Hungarian aid is to contribute to the stability of the region by helping the civilian victims of the conflict and the fuel depot explosion.
“The position of the Hungarian government is clear and unambiguous regarding the Karabakh conflict: peace is the only sustainable solution in the region” – declared the Secretary of State.
The Hungary Helps Program has supported several Armenian communities in recent years. In Armenia, they supported church humanitarian programs, and in the Middle East, they helped Armenian Christian communities affected by the war in Syria and Iraq, as well as by the economic crisis in Lebanon. These supports contributed to the restart of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Armenia in 2022 – summarized Tristan Azbej.”