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Newsflash | 4 March 2011

In response to the recent appeal by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Netherlands is donating €1 million to help people stranded in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the region.

Last week, the Netherlands pledged €0.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. An estimated 147,000 people have fled from Libya to Egypt and Tunisia.

'The humanitarian situation in Tunisia has not yet reached crisis proportions but it could do so at any time,' said Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and …

02 Mar 2011 description

Newsflash | 2 March 2011

The Netherlands has pledged €0.5 million in response to an appeal from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The situation on Egypt's and Tunisia's borders with Libya, to which more than 100,000 Egyptians, Tunisians and other migrants have surged in the past few days, is deteriorating fast.

The IFRC will be using the money for food, shelter and medicines. By contributing to the IFRC, the Netherlands is supporting the work of the Dutch Red Cross's sister organisations in Egypt and Tunisia.