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New Zealand Earthquake Appeal

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which struck on 22 February, killed more than 180 people and injured at least 2,500. It caused widespread damage to the city, including collapsed buildings and damage to roads and bridges.

New Zealand Red Cross volunteers immediately responded with relief, and the British Red Cross launched an emergency appeal to help people recover.

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How we helped after the New Zealand earthquake

Red Cross workers delivering relief goods in Christchurch

New Zealand Red Cross volunteers helped their community cope with the disaster.

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Latest news from New Zealand

Some torch radios are being distributed through schools

One year on: aftershocks of the New Zealand earthquake

22 Feb 2012

The Red Cross response to the earthquake in February 2011 was swift, but recovery has been hampered by aftershocks and harsh winter weather conditions.

A New Zealand Red Cross volunteer checks an elderly woman's welfare needs

Grants help thousands of families after the New Zealand quake

12 Jul 2011

When New Zealand was struck by a huge earthquake, the Red Cross was quickly on the scene. Four months on, it is still helping people rebuild their lives.

Red Cross workers delivering relief goods in Christchurch

Volunteers help community cope after New Zealand earthquake

04 Mar 2011

Ten days after the Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand Red Cross volunteers are helping their community cope with the devastation.

Rescue worker in rubble of New Zealand earthquake

Red Cross launches New Zealand Earthquake Appeal

23 Feb 2011

The Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand.

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