Some 94% of the €211m raised in the Netherlands for victims of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean has been spent or allocated for future spending, aid groups said today.
Some 60% of the money has already gone on rebuilding homes and supplying essential facilities such as schools and roads.
In addition, 3.5 million trees have been planted to boost sea defences. Small-scale help has also been given to fishermen and women left widowed by the disaster.
Of the total amount, €2.6m was spent on administration and communication, the aid groups said.
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