The Dutch donation of medical aid for the floods have arrived in Skopje, said the Dutch Embassy in Macedonia.

Holland, after the Macedonian government requested assistance within the Civil Protection Mechanism of the European Union decided to donate contingent medical supplies worth over half a million euros.

The shipment contains 20 pallets of equipment for first aid, and arrived at the Directorate for Protection and Rescue thanks to the support and financial assistance from the Dutch transport company “Boekestijn Transport.” The donations will be distributed to health facilities who are treating patients from regions affected by the floods.

“The Dutch government sent aid almost immediately after the catastrophic floods, and it has arrived in Macedonia today, the day the United Nations marks the World Day of Humanity, to honour all humanitarian workers and volunteers. The International Community knows Skopje as a city of solidarity, and this is proven once again by all the people and organizations working around the clock to clear and rebuild the areas affected by the floods. As a longtime friend and supporter, the Netherlands will continue to provide assistance to Macedonia and in the future”, said the acting Ambassador of the Netherlands, Andri van Mens at the press conference held at the Directorate for Protection and Rescue in Skopje.

Last week, Dutch expert Peter Glerum was sent to Macedonia to lead the EU team which will assess the humanitarian situation after the floods that killed 22 people, and many were left homeless.