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Oct 15 '19 15:30

Dutch development bank FMO funded a number of projects involved in serious abuses, Trouw reports based on its own research. The newspaper identified at least seven projects that FMO funded in which the companies involved were connected to murder, intimidation, environmental damage, arbitrary arrests and land grabbing. 

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Feb 15 '16 08:17

Dutch football association KNVB confirmed that match fixing took place in at least two Willem II matches in the top league. Both cases involve former Willem II player Ibrahim Kargbo and match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

Jul 31 '15 08:24

Four Dutch people have been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone as a precaution to make sure they have not been infected with Ebola. They are two doctors, who work in the Masanga Hospital in Tonkolli where a patient died of Ebola last week, and one of the doctors' wife and child

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Jan 21 '15 13:25

Three stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. "I was speechless", says the commander of the ship. "This is Africa."

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Dec 23 '14 11:33

The Nigerian who had been treated for Ebola in the UMC Utrecht in recent weeks, has returned to Africa. He has been cured and can not infect others

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Nov 28 '14 08:01

The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.

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Nov 19 '14 13:03

Emergency services has started to unload the Netherlands' marine vessel Karel Doorman in Sierra Leone. The ship brought medical and other supplies to help in the fight against Ebola.

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Nov 19 '14 12:51

Doctors Without Borders is bringing foreign doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leon to a house in Vierhouten. The 700 inhabitants of the village on the Veluwe are worried that heir arrival will mean that tourists won't visit.

Nov 5 '14 11:32

The Karel Doorman is being loaded with medical supplies in the port of Den Helder today. The Marine vessel will be leaving for West Africa on Thursday to take supplies for the fight against Ebola.

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Nov 5 '14 08:20

The Cooperating Aid Agencies (Samewerkende Hulporganisaties - SHO) have announced that they will raise money in a national relief effort in the fight against Ebola via Giro 555.

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Oct 28 '14 08:10

A Liberian asylum seeker was on his way to Brussels, from where he would be deported back to Liberia, when he got the surprising news that he can remain in the Netherlands.

The man had repeatedly appealed against his deportation because of the Ebola epidemic prevailing in his country, but all his requests were denied.

A ruling by the court in Roermond prevented the deportation of the 31 year old man, his lawyer confirmed. Last week the court in Den Bosch ruled that he must be returned to Liberia despite the Ebola epidemic.

Oct 20 '14 08:35

Heineken has sent their staff of a subsidiary in Sierra Leone home due to the Ebola epidemic.

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Oct 16 '14 12:02

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Thursday that thirteen Dutch doctors and nurses are ready to travel to West Africa to fight Ebola.

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Oct 16 '14 10:20

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is building an imitation Ebola clinic in an old factory building in Slotervaart. This will be used as a training center for new employees who will be sent to Ebola infected countries in West Africa

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Oct 6 '14 09:28

A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.

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Oct 3 '14 14:36

All Dutch hospitals received a letter from Minister Schippers calling for health care personnel to provide assistance in Ebola areas.

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Oct 2 '14 13:49

A former child soldier from Sierra Leone has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and psychiatric care for killing his upstairs neighbor in Rotterdam in December 2011.

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Oct 1 '14 07:54

The two Dutch doctors who were admitted to the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) several weeks ago, are out of quarantine and back with their families, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 22 '14 15:22

A man in Eindhoven has possibly been infected with the Ebola virus. The man recently returned from a trip to Sierra Leone in West Africa.

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Sep 15 '14 07:50

Two doctors from The Netherlands, Nick Zwinkels and Erdi Huizenga, who have been working in Sierra Leone at the lion Heart Foundation, and who may have contracted Ebola, are currently in quarantine in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) after landing in The Netherlands on Sunday. They may return home later today, De Telegraaf reports.

Sep 12 '14 07:40

Two Dutch doctors may be returned to The Netherlands after possibly having contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Though there are no current symptoms with the doctors, there is still a fear that they may have the virus, the NOS reports.

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Aug 27 '14 10:40

In Amsterdam, nurse Ronald Kremer has returned from a two-week placement in Sierra Leone, working with Ebola patients in a Doctors Without Borders mission in the area. He was the first Dutch nurse in the West African region where the deadly illness has already killed 1400 people, Tubantia reports.

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Aug 20 '14 08:22

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.

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Aug 8 '14 11:44

Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.

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