Over 12,000 Refugees Arrive From Ukraine on Saturday


Fully 5,852 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Saturday, while another 6,605 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.


Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 353 people, the police website said on Sunday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest police received 132 refugees, 74 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website. Meanwhile, the municipal government office of Budapest said staff at the BOK sports and events centre serving as a humanitarian transit point had helped 446 refugees on Saturday, accommodating 67 of whom stayed overnight. The BOK centre provides food and drink, medical services, toilets, internet access and help with travel arrangements in cooperation with charity organisations and volunteers. National railways MÁV operates a ticket office at the site, while buses are provided to take people to the main train stations and the airport.



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