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."
A taxi firm in Amsterdam is refusing to drive people dressed as Sinterklaas or Zwarte Piet in protest of human rights violations widely believed to be perpetrated by the chocolate industry. Taxi Electric says that four of every ten chocolate bars are made by children, and one in ten is produced by slave labour.
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.
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.
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.
At Schiphol there is a growing fear of the deadly Ebola disease among pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.
Heineken has sent their staff of a subsidiary in Sierra Leone home due to the Ebola epidemic.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Thursday that thirteen Dutch doctors and nurses are ready to travel to West Africa to fight Ebola.
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
The two patients who have been in the hospital these past days on suspicion that they may have Ebola, are not infected with the virus.
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.
Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Development Cooperation) announced to the Second Chamber today that the Cabinet has made 15 million euro available to combat the Ebola epidemic.
The Dutch branch of Doctors Without Borders in those West African countries where Ebola has broken out are now asking for military aid from The Netherlands. A spokesperson made the plea on BNR, and according to De Telegraaf, the military union VBM is positive about the possibility.
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.
The Public Health Department is handing out Ebola awareness flyers to travelers at Schiphol heading for Nigeria.
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.
A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.