photo: Red Cross

HILVERSUM – NTR Caribbean Network, branch of the Dutch public broadcasting, will participate in the national action day “Nederland helps St. Maarten” on NPO 1 on Friday.

The national Dutch television channel NPO 1 will try to raise funds for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. Throughout the day there will be updates, showing how citizens in the Netherlands and the Caribbean Netherlands can help the affected islands.

Huge devastation
Last week these islands were devastated by hurricane Irma. About 90 per cent of the homes in St. Maarten were damaged or are uninhabitable. Also, large parts of Saba and St. Eustatius were devastated, the Red Cross and TNO reported.

Benefit broadcast
Together with the NOS, NTR Caribbean Network will broadcast this special benefit broadcast on NPO 1, where there will be interviews and reports on the situation on the affected islands and the relief efforts in the entire Dutch kingdom.

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The broadcasting ‘Nederland helps St. Maarten’ will be aired live in the Dutch Institute for Picture and Sound in Hilversum. The total amount generated will be announced at the end of the evening.