Hungary has been accused of “inflating” the number of Ukrainian refugees it has helped. Why would they have resorted to this trick

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 9:54 AM

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The Helsinki Committee in Hungary, a human rights NGO dedicated to helping refugees, claims that Hungary has “inflated” the figures showing the number of Ukrainian refugees who arrived in Hungary to receive more money from the European Union. The Guardian.

According to the quoted source, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said Hungary had received more than 540,000 people fleeing the conflict.

However, the Helsinki Committee in Hungary, a human rights NGO dedicated to helping refugees, called the statistics “misleading” and said that most of those who arrived in Hungary only passed through the country.

According to the NGO, the Hungarian government has not taken appropriate measures to inform those who have chosen to remain in Hungary of their right to official protection.

According to official figures, only 7,749 people have applied for temporary protection status in Hungary, which entitles them to social assistance, including housing, the right to work and access to education, as provided for in an EU Decision on fleeing the Russian invasion should be treated throughout the bloc.

Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Helsinki commission, said the relatively low number of applicants showed that many refugees were only passing through Hungary, while others were having difficulty obtaining information about their rights.

“In fact, there are far fewer Ukrainian refugees in Hungary. The Hungarian government is using the most impressive number it can find to seek additional EU funding. However, in reality, they have to provide a much smaller number, as a large number of Ukrainian refugees are moving to other countries.

It’s like counting the number of people entering a clothing store and then telling the business owner that this is the number of your customers – but there’s a big gap between the number entering and the number of people actually buying things. ” said Martha Pardavi.

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