Earthquake appeal raises EUR 26m
8 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — The joint appeal by Dutch aid agencies has raised EUR 26 million to date for the victims of the South Asia earthquake.
8 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — The joint appeal by Dutch aid agencies has raised EUR 26 million to date for the victims of the South Asia earthquake.
This figure includes EUR 2 million donated by the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation.
The estimated death toll jumped to more than 87,000 on Tuesday, the on-month anniversary of the devastating quake. The United Nations says its agencies need more than USD 42 million (EUR 35.6 million) for efforts this month to bring help for the victims in Kashmir, the UK's 'Guardian' newspaper reported.
SHO, the agency that administers the Dutch appeal fund 'giro 800800', said the appeal remains open for new donations. A number of municipalities, including Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam — have donated a euro per resident, raising EUR 2 million for 'giro 800800'.
Several other initiatives are still gathering money for the relief operations.
Click here to go to the SHO appeal website and donate online. (Form is in Dutch)
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Subject: Dutch news