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RNW Founds International Disaster Service

Special reports and channels will keep Dutch travelers and citizens on top of developing crises
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Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW) has set up an international disaster information system set to launch this spring. With special broadcasts, a separate Web site and mobile phone alerts, RNW will report on events and provide complete information for any Dutch victims and their relatives.

A specially trained RNW team will answer questions via phone, radio, Internet and BVN television on major accidents, natural disasters, social conflicts or any terrorist attacks that may occur. The news and information stream will be kept up to date from minute to minute.

"It's an extra service in addition to our existing programs. The disaster team is RNW's response to the urgent requests for help and information we received during recent events like the violence in Mumbai and the lengthy airport strike in Bangkok," said RNW Editor-in-Chief Rik Rensen.

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