Report published by Reliefweb.int
475 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 16,285 cash based transfers made
USD 85.12 m total requirements
276,822 people assisted In January 2019
By Elise Harrys for CRUX
ROME - Extending the country’s longstanding support for persecuted Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle East, the Hungarian government has announced that it will provide nearly $1.7 million to a project aimed at supporting hospitals in Syria.
Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See Eduard Habsburg told Crux he’s happy with the initiative, because it “finally makes much more visible what Hungary has been doing for years behind the scenes. Hungary has been doing this all the time.”
“I am extremely happy that we can help out and react to a call from the Holy See,” he said, explaining that Italian Cardinal Mario Zenari, who has served as the Vatican’s envoy to Syria for the past decade, approached Hungarian officials for help, knowing how much support the government has given to persecuted Christian communities.
Hungary is the first public donor to support the project through their “Hungary Helps” humanitarian assistance program.
The government “took this call with lots of joy,” Habsburg said, adding that for him, one of the most important aspects of the project is that while the bulk of hospital staff are Christian, Muslims will be the primary beneficiaries of their support, “so it is a project that will help peace in the region between different religions.”
Launched by the AVSI Foundation in 2016 in partnership with the Gemelli Foundation and the pontifical charity branch “Cor Unum,” which is overseen by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development, the Syrian “Open Hospitals” project provides medical care for those living in poverty and supports the activities of three Catholic non-profit hospitals in Syria.
By Lominda Afedraru for Daily Monitor
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While most of those seeking information are beginners, a good number are practising farmers.
Several non-governmental organisations such as Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) have taken to providing best practicing tips to organised groups countrywide.
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UNFCU Foundation announced today that it has given grants to support the projects of 14 organizations in 2019. The work of each project aligns with the Foundation’s mission to sustain a path out of poverty through education and healthcare for women and children in disadvantaged communities.
“We focus on funding results-oriented grassroots causes, working directly within the communities we want to impact,” said Pamela Agnone, president and director of the UNFCU Foundation. “With the projects we are supporting in 2019, we look forward to another productive year ahead.”
The organizations and projects supported by the UNFCU Foundation in 2019 are:
AVSI – USA (Association of Volunteers in International Service), enhancing the social and economic resilience of vulnerable young women in urban refugee and host communities in Nairobi, Kenya.
Published by hungarytoday.hu
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Archbishop Mario Zenari, the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, in his office on Tuesday, the PM’s press chief said.
Orbán handed over to Zenari a document on the Hungarian government’s humanitarian aid efforts in Syria, Bertalan Havasi said.
The prime minister stressed Hungary’s commitment to helping communities and families in need in the Middle East and relieving the humanitarian disaster there.
He noted his government’s position that help should be provided at the point where it is needed rather than “bringing trouble over to Europe”. As a sign of its solidarity, the Hungarian government — via its Hungary Helps scheme — has donated 505 million forints (EUR 1.6m) in aid to the Italian AVSI Foundation with a view to funding the operation of Aleppo’s St. Louis Hospital and the French Hospital and Italian Hospital in Damascus for a year.
Zenari noted at the meeting the main message of the lecture he gave at Pazmany Peter Catholic University on Monday that minorities, especially Christian women and children, are the biggest victims of the armed conflict in Syria. He said the local hospitals operated by Christian churches also treat Muslims.
The meeting was also attended by Miklós Kásler, the human resources minister, Tristan Azbej, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians, Michael August Blume, the Apostolic Nuncio to Budapest, and Giampaolo Silvestri, secretary-general of the AVSI Foundation.
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