During this time of crisis, we want to make it as easy as possible for our community to help.
- Direct donations can be made to The British Red Cross New Zealand Earthquake Appeal
- Or you can show your support through our Charity of the Year, an international disaster relief charity who specialise in emergency shelter: Shelterbox.
Aftershocks continue to disrupt search and rescue efforts in New Zealand after Tuesday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit its second largest city and surrounding area of Christchurch.
The severe destruction has taken 98 lives, and 226 more are missing in the wreckage. There is a short window for rescue teams to pull victims from the rubble, provide medical care and shelter. Rescue teams have arrived from Australia, Asia, the US and Britain. The teams are evacuating whole suburbs under risk of cliff collapse.
Red Cross in New Zealand has sprung into action, providing first aid assistance and distributing blankets, water containers and tents to the displaced families. An evacuation centre has been opened for around 2,000 people and more temporary accommodation is likely to be needed.
After seeing such an effective response from you, our benevolent community, during the Pakistan Floods, we know you will be interested in doing your part and supporting our friends in New Zealand. Below is a list of Christchurch Earthquake appeals, which you could share with your family, friends and professional networks:
[images courtesy of BBC News]