New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany
New Zealand to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification
A team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts will depart for the Netherlands today as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully says, “The crash of flight MH17 was a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the families of those affected.”
“Our DVI assistance, which will be provided by NZ Police, is New Zealand’s contribution to ensuring the victims are returned to their loved ones. New Zealand Police have internationally recognised disaster identification expertise having responded to other tragedies such as the Christchurch earthquake and the Asian tsunami,” says Mr McCully.
New Zealand’s Ambassador to The Netherlands, George Troup, was present at the airport along with the Dutch Royal Family and Prime Minister when the first flight bringing bodies from Ukraine to the Netherlands arrived overnight.
For the full press release please visit the Beehive website.