Holland gives emergency aid for Georgia

The Netherlands is to give €500,000 in emergency aid to victims of the armed conflict in the South Ossetia region of Georgia.

The donation to the Red Cross was announced by aid minister Bert Koenders on Tuesday and will be used for medical support and to help refugees who fled the fighting. The BBC says some 100,000 people have been displaced by the conflict which started last week.
It remains unclear how many people have been killed since fighting began but the figure is believed to be over a thousand. Yesterday a 39-year-old Dutch tv journalist was killed in the city of Gori, close to the separatist region of South Ossetia.
A truce between the Russia and Georgia has been agreed, according to various media reports on Wednesday.

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