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. Dutch collect more than 112 million euros for Asian tsunami victims
THE HAGUE (AFP) Jan 07, 2005
A Dutch telethon on Thursday collected tens of millions of euros (dollars) in aid for the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster, bringing the total amount of private funds pledged to a record 112.14 million euros (148 million dollars), according to figures published late Thursday.

The campaign, backed up by TV advertisements, was organized by a broad range of groups including the Dutch Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors without Borders.

The Dutch government has put in five million euros to the fund.

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