The Plight of the Zahal’tsi School

The Plight of the Zahal’tsi School

On his visit to Kyiv, president-director of Hungarian Interchurch Aid László Lehel announced the renovation of a school in the war-affected municipality of Borodyanka. Our colleagues visited the school in the village of Zahal’tsi and met with the school director, Katerina Vasilievna. What is common in all occupied areas in the Kyiv region is that…

HIA summer camp for Ukrainian children provides respite from war trauma

HIA summer camp for Ukrainian children provides respite from war trauma

In Hungary’s capital city Budapest and the idyllic village of Kastélyosdombó located in the south of the country, Hungarian Interchurch Aid is organising summer camps for around 200 children coming from all over Ukraine. In addition to providing a great variety of exciting recreational programmes, these camps also put great emphasis on processing the traumas…

“We cannot leave those, who have been forsaken by everyone else”

“We cannot leave those, who have been forsaken by everyone else”

Incoming news about life under Russian occupation in Ukraine are increasingly worrisome, civilians stranded in such territories speak of harsh living conditions, shortages and deprivation, as well as other difficulties. Against all odds, Olha Fomenko is trying to carry on with her humanitarian work in the Russian-occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region of Southern Ukraine….

International Forum Created to Coordinate Humanitarian Work in Ukraine

International Forum Created to Coordinate Humanitarian Work in Ukraine

Representatives of eleven international aid organisations operating in Ukraine met in Budapest at the initiative of Hungarian Interchurch Aid. At the conference – held at the headquarters of HIA – members of ACT Alliance, a group of church-based aid organisations – gathered to share their experiences of the first four months of the war and…

HUNGARIAN INTERCHURCH AID TO REBUILD SCHOOL & HEALTH CENTRE IN KYIV

HUNGARIAN INTERCHURCH AID TO REBUILD SCHOOL & HEALTH CENTRE IN KYIV

HIA extends humanitarian aid programme by signing cooperation agreement with local authorities BUDAPEST, Hungary (June 20, 2022) László Lehel, President-Director of Hungarian Interchurch Aid held talks with Ukrainian government officials and local government leaders in Kyiv on the reconstruction of the educational and healthcare infrastructure of the region. From the Ukrainian side Ivan Lukerja, Deputy…

Cooperation with Christian Aid provides Ukrainian hospital with medicine worth €25,000

Cooperation with Christian Aid provides Ukrainian hospital with medicine worth €25,000

British aid organisation Christian Aid and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) are joined by their common efforts to help the people of Ukraine. The two organisations are closely cooperating in their response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the war. Funded by Christian Aid and the Disasters Emergency Committee, this first shipment of medicine…