National Day of mourning in the Netherlands

ECF is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has touched the lives of so many people in the Netherlands and has swept across Europe and the world. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones in the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine – family vacations or professional commitments or homeward journeys that drew them unexpectedly from peace into the centre of conflict. We hope that all those who have the power to do so work together now to bring answers to the families in grief and then to untangle and resolve the situation in the region. The Netherlands has declared Wednesday 23 July a national day of mourning.