UNICEF expands support in Győr to reach refugee children and other vulnerable groups

03 July 2023
Man and woman standing.
Municipality of Győr

GYŐR, June 2023 – With the support of the United States Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, UNICEF has expanded its work in Győr to reach vulnerable children across the city, including refugee children from Ukraine. The Municipality of Győr and UNICEF will work in partnership to provide families with access to education, health and child protection services.

Through the partnership, UNICEF will reach nearly 1,000 children in Győr this year with access to quality early education. Around 110 children and caregivers will receive mental health and psychosocial support.

UNICEF will work with Family and Child Welfare Centre of Győr and the Travelling Special Educator Network of the Sün Balázs Kindergarten to provide teacher training, and specialized development equipment in early education settings, and to support activities for parents of children with disabilities.

“Access to quality protection and early childhood education and care services are critical to helping children and their families overcome the challenges they face, especially those who have fled war. Municipalities play a critical role in supporting UNICEF’s community-based services that help to reach all children in need and build cohesive societies,” said Pilar Gonzalez Rams Emergency Coordinator for the UNICEF Ukraine Refugee Response Office in Hungary.

"We are committed to providing all vulnerable children and their families with the care and protection services they need to integrate into our communities and access opportunities. We look forward to continuing our work with UNICEF to build on our support for the children of Győr," said Dr Csaba András Dézsi, Mayor of Győr.

Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have been forced to flee their homes since the escalation of war in February 2022, with many now facing long-term displacement as refugees in neighbouring countries. UNICEF works with governments and partners on the ground to support children living as refugees and vulnerable children in host countries. This includes strengthening systems that protect the most marginalized children in country.

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UNICEF Hungary

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