Winterization survey carried out and donations handed out in Kharkiv

Winterization survey carried out and donations handed out in Kharkiv

Hundreds of people spend the night in dark basements, remaining shops only carry basic goods, people depend on picking mushrooms and fishing to get by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xB2VzpJmjE While the world looks to the newly liberated areas of eastern Ukraine, little is said about those who have been destitute since the first day of the war and…

Refugee children face new challenges as new school year starts

Refugee children face new challenges as new school year starts

The start of the new school year was a hot topic amongst Ukrainian families staying in Hungary already during the summer months. For the kids, September means new friends, experiences, but also new challenges and most definitely, new concerns for parents. While in Ukraine the war still defines the way children may attend school, refugees in…

A heartfelt relief

A heartfelt relief

The healthcare system of Ukraine was in disarray as the war broke out more than half a year ago. Hospitals across the country were running low on medicine, while with the refugee crisis the needs of the population saw a twofold increase. With the influx of refugees, healthcare institutions were nearing collapse as medical supplies…

Dog therapy, summer camps and adventures

Dog therapy, summer camps and adventures

Hungarian Interchurch Aid provides psychosocial support and good experiences to internally displaced children in Zakarpattia, Ukraine Immediately after the outbreak of war, the staff of the Berehove office of Hungarian Interchurch Aid started organising programmes for the internally displaced children looking for safety in the many community shelters of Zakarpattia region, located in the west…

Value of HIA’s humanitarian aid programme approaches €25 million at the six-months-mark

Value of HIA’s humanitarian aid programme approaches €25 million at the six-months-mark

As an aid organisation present in Ukraine for 25 years, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) was able to immediately start its aid programme both in Ukraine and in Hungary. In a matter of days it set up refugee support points providing food and hygiene kits as well as information on both sides of the border, launched…

Hungarian Interchurch Aid’s Support Centre Opens its Doors for Ukrainian Refugees

Hungarian Interchurch Aid’s Support Centre Opens its Doors for Ukrainian Refugees

In addition to its internationally significant humanitarian work in Ukraine, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) continues to support refugees coming to Hungary as well. In recent months the services HIA provides for refugees have been integrated, and are now supported by the newly created institution in the heart of Budapest. These range from providing general information,…