Dutch development minister provides updated information on financial reserves for emergency assistance

In response to a request from parliament, Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher provided an updated overview of financial reserves for emergency assistance. The Netherlands increased its emergency assistance budget to €465 million (US$501 million) in 2022 in response to the Ukrainian crisis.

The Dutch donation of basic goods to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism is covered by the acute crisis reserve ODA. The acute crisis reserve ODA totals €3.5 million (US$3.8 million), of which €3 million (US$3 million) remains unspent. Non-ODA acute reserve, which totals €1 million (US$1 million), remains unused.

Press Release - Dutch Parliament (in Dutch)