The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those
affected by the New Zealand earthquake.
There are currently 75 confirmed deaths, hundreds of people
are missing and thousands have been made homeless.
“This is a major disaster and New Zealand Red Cross
staff and volunteers are working around the clock to support
people who have been affected,” said Barry Armstrong,
disaster response manager with the British Red Cross.
“Local volunteers reacted immediately, providing first
aid support to help the emergency services, and additional
emergency staff and supplies have been arriving through
To donate to the appeal visit
website or call 0845 054 7200.