Visiting ‘Help’ Village in Sri Lanka
Sándor Szenczy, the president of Hungarian Baptist Aid and Dr. Béla Szilágyi, the director-general of the organization visited the ‘Help’ Village built a couple of years ago in Sri Lanka after the disaster of the tsunami of 2004.
Two EU Grants Coming Soon
Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid) is planning to provide educational programs that align with the EU Millenial Development Plans (MDG) and other global issues with European museums through the framework of the˝”Museo Mundial” grant.
’Don’t throw it away!’ – European Youth with Environmental Awareness
Child and Youth Education and Development Center of Hungarian Baptist Aid organized an international youth program at the end of June 2012. 5 nations (French, Romanian, Polish, Italian and Hungarian) met and worked together with the support of Youth in Action (Fiatalok Lendületben Program). They stayed at the International Youth Camp and Center in Égervölgye (Égervölgye Nemzetközi Ifjúsági Tábor és Központ) which is situated next to the Aggtelek National Park (Aggteleki Nemzeti Park).
Two HBAid representatives in Vojvodina, Serbia
The media attention on the distressful situation of the predominantly Pakistani, Afghan and Indian refugees, hiding in the woods and wetlands around Subotica, a town in the Vojvodina region of Serbia, has intensified during the past weeks. HBAid paid a joint visit to the refugees together with Zoltán Nyúl, a Vojvodina member of our staff. Two representatives of a peer organisation, the Eastern European Mission, Hungary now maintain an everyday relationship with the refugees and currently provide food and medicines for 20-30 people. There were several instances when hospital treatment was secured for some of the refugees as well. The Eastern European Mission’s resources are limited, and in many cases, they represent the only hope of survival for the refugees.
Rescue 24 in the Front Rank of the World
Rescue 24, the special rescue team of Hungarian Baptist Aid took second place in the international rescue team contest called Rallye Rejviz 2012, held this year in the Czech Republic. The Rallye Rejviz contest, where the best lifesavers of different nations put their abilities to the test, has a fifteen-year-long history behind it.
Presentation in Tamási
Hungarian Baptist Aid set out on a country-wide instructional tour to draw the attention of Hungarian secondary school students to the dangers of human trafficking.
Moderate Earthquake in Haiti
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit southern Haiti last Wednesday. The epicenter was in the southern region of the country, close to the capital, Port-au-Prince. There was no serious damage, but because of the memory of 2010 earthquake, people fled to the streets frightened.
Thank you for the crisis-time firewood!
As we have already written about it in an earlier report, HBAid has distributed 4 million forints (HUF) worth of firewood to families for whom it had been a day-by-day problem to keep their houses heated because of financial difficulties. HBAid launched its Crisis Wood campaign in response to letters from distressed families asking for help. Thanks to HBAid, an additional 17 families in Borsod and Pest counties received firewood, besides the families living in Vámosatya, Garbolc and Görbeháza. Észak-Erdő Zrt. and Nyírerdő Zrt. greatly contributed to the program as they sold the firewood to HBAid at discounted rates.
Dog-Assisted Rescue Team has Protected many Lives
Specially trained search and rescue dogs are deployed when the knowledge of experts is insufficient, when the refined sense of smell, the instincts, and the perseverance of the dogs are needed. The Rescue24 volunteer rescue team of Hungarian Baptist Aid has worked at the scene of the Sumatran earthquake, in Afghanistan, Japan and in Turkey as well. In addition, they participated in rescue work after the red sludge catastrophe in Hungary (October 4, 2010).
Human Trafficking: What is Modern Slavery?
"It tells the story of those persons, who have been living in slavery even now. They don't build pyramids or galley-slaves on ships, but live on the streets, in houses, or sweat in factories. This book is about these modern day slaves; about power, delusion, deceit, hope, and laws. This thought-provoking topic hits close to home. Our new publication is about human trafficking of secondary-school aged young people. 5000 copies of the book was published and will be delivered to the most endangered and concerned regions of Hungary in the following weeks. Besides the book, a film is about to be finished, dealing with human trafficking. In it will include all elements of our EU-funded anti-trafficking campaign “Raising the awareness in Hungary, Sweden, Italy and Germany about this problem called human trafficking”.