Dutch people abroad - More Dutch people abroad in trouble

21st of September 2012 0

More Dutch people abroad in trouble

 Dutch embassy Bangk More Dutch people abroad in trouble

Dutch Embassy Bangkok

More and more Dutch appeal to consular assistance if they are abroad in trouble. Between 2008 and 2011, that number has grown from 1683 to 3169 cases.

It’s in the 2013 budget by Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal last Tuesday presented.

It is not clear why there are so many more Dutch in trouble. It is suspected that the Dutch often in difficult situations because they are more likely to go on holiday à © n also often to distant lands. Also, prepare for distant destinations are not always good.

Incidentally it for years policy of Foreign Affairs to the number of Dutch diplomatic missions abroad to bring back, especially from austerity considerations. Also in 2013, closing their doors again five representations, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Guatemala and Nicaragua.


Special teams

It is intended that the reduced diplomatic network and modern efficiency “is transparent. In extreme emergencies or major disasters, special teams Dutch embassies elsewhere to help out.

Source: RNW

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