In Hungary to welcome refugees: work proceeds for the Entry Point Hub

Work is progressing to complete the Entry Point Hub in Záhony, on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border, which will be able to accommodate 10,000 people in transit per day. A much-needed space to offer those fleeing war hot meals in a heated place with guaranteed hygiene and safety standards.

According to official UN estimates, 2.3 million people have fled the war in Ukraine, about 1.9 million are internally displaced persons: human rivers flowing towards the West- The flow seems to never stop and every day is more and more consistent. They crowd the borders, the entry points into other countries, seeking shelter and refreshment. They are mostly mothers with children. The entrance to Hungary is one of the most congested: the small station at Záhony has collapsed and in just a few days over 70,000 people have entered through this crossing point (according to the Hungarian authorities).

This is where Cesvi is working together with the municipality of Záhony and World Central Kitchen to complete the structure. We are working at a high pace, tirelessly, to finish it as soon as possible, because it is necessary to offer a warm and safe space immediately to those passing through this place.

The WHO states that, with the current harsh winter temperatures, displaced people face increasing risks of hypothermia, frostbite and respiratory illnesses.

We are now in the process of paving the space with insulating panels, to ensure a warmer place, which will also be safe in case of rain or snow. This will be followed by the installation of heating systems and making the space completely safe.

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