Commemoration 298 victims of the MH17 air disaster on Saturday 24 March

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands - At the military airbase Eindhoven on Saturday, March 24 a memorial sign will be unveiled for the 298 victims of the air disaster with the MH17.

For the official commemoration ceremony and the unveiling, thousands of surviving relatives of the victims are invited and numerous dignitaries from around the world. During the ceremony is called up to two minutes of silence.

In the major air disaster with the MH17, a Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines landed in Eastern Ukraine. The aircraft was on its way from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. No one survived the disaster. 193 victims had Dutch nationality. The remaining victims came from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States of America, Canada, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

A number of Dutch hotels have provided free rooms for relatives from the Asian countries. During this one-time commemoration in Eindhoven, the Dutch people are called on behalf of the many thousands of relatives of the victims from all over the world to stand still for two minutes on Saturday, March 24, to commemorate the 298 innocent victims of this great air disaster. The most severely affected countries: the Netherlands: 193, Malaysia: 44, Australia: 27, Indonesia 12 and the United Kingdom 9 victims.

For the next of kin several projects are organized, with which the relatives can be supported from all over the world: doneeractie (in Dutch)