The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday night that there were about 750 Dutch people in Nepal at the time of the earthquake, based on information from travelers' family and friends and travel companies involved. About 500 of them have been located, which means that there are about 250 whose whereabouts are unknown.
The Dutch Urban Search and Rescue team in Nepal once again searched a number of areas on Wednesday and only found deceased victims. The team also handed the overall coordination to the United Nations.
54 Dutch citizens left Nepal on a Belgian military plane on Tuesday night. The plane took them to New Delhi where they were received by embassy staff, NOS reported. On Wednesday they will fly to Brussels.
Four members of the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue Team started exploring Gorkha on Tuesday. This area is closer to the epicenter of the earthquake, northwest of Kathmandu, the team said in their latest update about the search and rescue mission in Nepal.
The Netherlands will coordinate the entire international search and rescue operation underway in Nepal, as the search for missing victims of the devastating earthquake continues. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations, Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said in parliament today.
A brother and sister from Winssen, Sofie and Stef Steffens, who were missing in Nepal after the massive earthquake that struck the Asian city on Saturday, are alive and awaiting rescue. The siblings' last made contact with their family on the day before the earthquake.
The 11 cooperative aid organizations behind Giro555 have launched a fundraising campaign to help the people affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal. The fundraiser is titled Netherlands helps Nepal.
Ten Dutch citizens left Nepal on Monday and are on their way back to he Netherlands. This is the first group to come back after the Asian country was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday.
The Dutch team did not find any survivors of the massive earthquake in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Monday, the Urban Search and Rescue team announced in a press release on Tuesday morning.
Alarm central SOS International has had contact with 190 Dutch people stuck in Nepal after the earthquake.
The Dutch rescue team has arrived in Kathmandu. The team of rescue specialists will help Nepal in the search and rescue mission after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday.
Dutch rescue specialists will leave Eindhoven Air Base Sunday night on a military jet packed with supplies destined for Nepal, where an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale ravaged the region on Saturday.