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Soft loans for Jordan and Lebanon have been approved

The World Bank has taken definite steps to extend soft (i.e. low-interest) loans to Jordan and Lebanon, in order to bolster the...

News item | 18-04-2016 | 16:27

Food drops over besieged Syrian town

On Sunday 10 April the World Food Programme (WFP) successfully carried out food drops over the city of Deir Ezzor in eastern...

News item | 10-04-2016 | 18:00

Unique partnership to modernise emergency aid

The government, the business world, aid organisations and knowledge institutions are joining forces to modernise emergency aid....

News item | 24-03-2016 | 17:00

Ploumen pleased with Verburg’s appointment to UN position

Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen welcomed the appointment of Gerda Verburg as Coordinator...

News item | 04-03-2016 | 08:54

Dutch aid to help deal with effects of El Niño

The government is providing aid to people in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa who are at great risk from the effects of...

News item | 01-03-2016 | 15:05

Migration and Global Goals high on agenda for Ploumen’s trip to Malawi and Ethiopia

On Tuesday 1 March the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, will begin a four-day working...

News item | 23-02-2016 | 16:49

Ploumen to play leading role in efforts to make emergency aid more innovative

The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, will launch a debate on innovation in...

News item | 22-02-2016 | 08:38

Dutch aid for refugees in Serbia

The Netherlands has donated four ambulances and 3,850 sleeping bags to Serbia for the reception of refugees. This was announced...

News item | 17-02-2016 | 13:56

Ploumen praises Ban Ki-moon’s approach to humanitarian aid reform

Development cooperation minister Lillian Ploumen has praised the new humanitarian aid reforms proposed in ‘One Humanity: Shared...

News item | 10-02-2016 | 09:35

Thousands of Syrian students to return to campus

Thanks in part to support from the Netherlands and Qatar, thousands of young Syrian refugees will start studying in their own...

News item | 03-02-2016 | 16:06