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December 16, 2018 4:23 PM

Hungary provides healthcare and nutritional support to the Venezuelan Hungarian diaspora

In order to mitigate the negative effects of the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provided support to the Venezuelan Hungarian Diaspora. The deteriorating Venezuelan economic situation in recent months has led to a shortage of food, along with a lack of medicines, resulting in an increasingly widespread malnutrition among the inhabitants.

November 28, 2018 4:27 PM

Hungary and Israel held a one-week-long water management training course for experts from the Balkans

Between 12-16 November 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) jointly organised a water management seminar in Budapest. Fifteen Hungarian and one Israeli water management expert held a week-long training session for water experts from Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

October 4, 2018 4:23 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provides humanitarian assistance to Indonesia

On 28 September 2018, a major earthquake shook Indonesia's Celebes island. As a result of the earthquakes, a tidal wave occurred, causing further devastation. The catastrophe resulted in thousands of casualties. The natural disaster caused major infrastructural damage to the city of Palu. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary provided assistance in the amount of 5 million HUF to Indonesia in an effort to alleviate the damage caused by the natural disaster.

September 27, 2018 4:23 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary supports the work of the Hungarian doctors separating the siamese twins from Bangladesh

István Joó, the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development, bequeathed a grant certificate with the amount of 25 million HUF to neurosurgeon Dr. András Csókay and plastic surgeon Dr. Gergely Pataki, both of whom are members of the Action For Defenceless People Foundation.

August 17, 2018 4:23 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary celebrates World Humanitarian Day

On 17 August 2018, István Joó, the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development, gave an opening speech outlining the important work of civil society actors in providing humanitarian assistance as a means of celebrating World Humantarian Day. The event entitled "Our Life in the Field" consisted of a series of presentations by leading civil society actors. The event served to reiterate that the Government of Hungary remains committed to providing rapid and effective assistance. In his speech, Mr. Joó thanked those Hungarian actors who have been helping those in need for decades.

August 8, 2018 4:23 PM

Our life in the field – celebrating World Humanitarian Day in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Since 19 August 2008, the International Community commemorates the attack of the UN Office in Baghdad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary organised an event on 17 August, called "Our Life on the Field". The event served as a forum for discussing useful field experiences. Leading civil society actors had the opportunity to share their insight and provide an overview of their humanitarian activities. The invited speakers presented both the beauty and the challenges related to their work.

August 3, 2018 4:23 PM

A Hungarian mobile water purification system in the Lao People's Democratic Republic has begun its operation in an area affected by a critical dam failure

With the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, a mobile water purification plant has been resituated in Attapeu Province, an area flooded as a result of a dam failure. The purification plant is to supply drinking water to the population. The system is capable of providing 5-6000 litres of clean drinking water per day, as required. As such, the mobile plant is able to provide around 3000 people access to clean drinking water every day.

August 1, 2018 4:27 PM

The Deputy State Secretariat for Export Development has been established

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appointed István Joó as the Deputy State Secretary for Export Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 14 June 2018. The Deputy State Secretary has been tasked with overseeing international development cooperation.

July 25, 2018 3:47 PM

Managing a crisis in the Transcarpathian Region

On 17 July 2018, the governor of Transcarpathia, Hennadiy Moskal, turned to Hungary for immediate help concerning the emergence of a crisis situation in the local domestic drinking water supply. According to the governor, due to the shutdown of the „DniproAzot" chemical plant, the drinking water system in Transcarpathia was in danger, as the company remains the sole local producer of liquid chlorine used for water purification. Although the plant has restarted its chlorine production, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary delivered an emergency supply of large amounts of chlorine to the crisis in the region; the chlorine arrived in Uzhgorod (Ungvár) on 25 July 2018. The chlorine supply contributed to the provision of clean drinking water to the population negatively affected by the crisis.

August 8, 2016 11:15 AM

Hungarian humanitarian aid for Macedonia after heavy storms

On Sunday August 6th, 2016 an extremely heavy storm hit the capital of Macedonia and its suburbs causing severe floods. The natural disaster left 22 people dead, at least 70 injured and approximately 1000 people were evacuated because of the life threatening and dangerous living circumstances. The 8th of August was declared national day of mourning.