Volunteerism During the Floods in Hungary

Humanitarian Disaster Relief

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Last June, Europe experienced the worst flooding in recent decades.  At least 20 lives were lost and tens of thousands of people had to leave their homes.  The river Danube was at the highest level ever on record in Hungary, so authorities and volunteers were using all resources to prevent the flooding of towns and cities near the river.

New Acropolis volunteers participated together with other teams in Gyor and Budapest on the days when most help was needed.  50 volunteers in total participated in building embankments to reinforce flood defenses and in the necessary evacuation of cities and towns.

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