Qudra welcomes Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) as a new Implementing Partner

We are pleased to introduce our new implementing partner Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet / HIA). HIA will join Qudra’s implementation work in KRI, supporting the government authorities in strengthening livelihoods and thus fostering resilience of host communities and refugees as well as IDPs.


HIA was founded in 1991 with the aim of providing temporary assistance to those in crises and to help them out of poverty. HIA has more than 20 years of experience and has an active presence in the Middle East since 2014. The cooperation with HIA will definitely be an added-value for Qudra. Gábor Bálint, Head of International Programmes, HIA stated that “Our main goal in the KRI is to enable and contribute to the enhanced coordination and cooperation among the members of civil society and those of local government and administration.” With their eager participation, we will ensure to strengthen livelihoods’ opportunities in order to increase self-reliance for Syrian refugees, Iraqi IDPs and impacted local communities.

Hungarian Interchurch Aid, founded in 1991, is one of Hungary’s largest charity organisations that also has gained international recognition. Through its expanding community of experts, volunteers, donors and corporate partners, HIA-Hungary assists those in distress and deprivation. Regardless of nationality, religion and ideology, HIA-Hungary provides assistance to those in need in Hungary, and in the international arena as a member of the international community in accordance with the strictest professional and transparency rules. HIA’s objectives are; assistance to those in need, fight against poverty and strengthen social solidarity through creating the culture of volunteering and giving.