The coronavirus epidemic and the consequences of natural disasters affect especially harshly Christians living in crisis zone who are compelled to endure multiple humanitarian crisis situations and are often exposed to the threat of terrorism. Therefore, based on Minister of State for Helping Persecuted Christians and the Implementation of the Hungary Helps Programme Tristan Azbej’s recommendation, as part of the Hungary Helps Programme, the Hungarian government will support Christian communities in Syria, Lebanon, Congo and Nigeria with food aid donations.

Thanks to the Hungarian donations worth HUF 52 million in total, local churches will be able to supply members of their congregations most exposed to food crises with non-perishable foodstuffs. The basic tenet of the Hungary Helps Programme is that help must be taken where there are problems, rather than bringing problems here. This donation, too, will contribute to enabling people living in crisis zones to remain in their native land, and in consequence to reducing the pressure of migration weighing upon Hungary.

(Prime Minister's Office/MTI)