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Research institute: One third of Hungarians help refugees from Ukraine

Every third Hungarian citizen has actively helped people fleeing Ukraine, the Kopp Maria Institute told MTI on Wednesday.

According to the family policy research institute, 58 percent of those making donations sent money, 40 percent food, and 39 percent other items.

The institute said that 36 percent of Hungarian women and 25 percent of men had made donations or volunteered to help refugees from Ukraine. Volunteers were mostly pensioners or married people with two or more children and those with a higher education.

Over 75 percent of respondents in the institute’s survey said the government was doing well in responding to the needs of the refugees, while 13 percent had the opposite view (10 percent were unsure).

One third of respondents indicated they were aware that Hungary had so far received over 600,000 refugees from Ukraine, while another third said thought the figure was below 500,000 and a quarter of respondents put the figure between 500,000-600,000.

Most respondents singled out the Maltese Charity and the Hungarian Red Cross as the chief providers of humanitarian aid, while the majority was also aware of efforts coordinated by the government and religious and civil charity organisations, the institute said.

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