The Dutch Guys

Chris and Raman from The Netherlands Red Cross

Editor’s note: I haven’t forgotten our two Dutch team members, but life was getting in the way of writing the profile for this blog. Whilst Raman can’t be with us this weekend in Zagreb, I figured that this was an excellent opportunity to finally ad a profile of them both on this blog.

Raman (left) and Chris (in the mountains around Peja. (Picture: R. Matosic)

Raman (left) and Chris (in the mountains around Peja. (Picture: R. Matosic)

Chris van Duuren, 41 years old and from Leiderdorp, works for the government of the Netherlands in the area of disaster management. Besides this background, he has been a Red Cross volunteer for 22 years. While he has done a lot in this time, most recently he has volunteered as a trainer for International Humanitarian Law (IHL). In the VinCaB team he was not only responsible for the evaluation of the Standard Operating Procedures of the RCK, but also Taru’s deputy as a team leader. His primary motivation to go abroad with the VinCaB project was to help the people of Kosovo, but also to gain new experiences and offer added value to the overall goal the project had. Apart from that, he thought it was a great project in general.

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