Emergency aid, also known as humanitarian aid, is about saving lives and reducing human suffering after natural disasters like a flood or an earthquake. It is also about helping people who are in danger because of war or violence. The Netherlands donates money to professional aid organisations who use it to give people in need the help they require as quickly as possible. For example, by providing food and clean drinking water.
Aid for the stricken population of Afghanistan
14-06-2017 | 00:00
The government is making it possible for Dutch aid organisations to deliver aid to Afghanistan. Over 85,000 of the most...
Government pledges emergency aid to 4 regions struck by famine
10-03-2017 | 00:00
The government has responded to the appeal made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to prevent millions of people from...
Government: prevent famine in the Horn of Africa
18-02-2017 | 09:00
The government is to provide aid for famine victims in the Horn of Africa. Due to the current drought – caused mainly by El...