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Support for earthquake survivors as plane touches down

30 April 2015

The British Red Cross has helped survivors of the Nepal earthquake on their return home to the UK.

An aeroplane carrying about 120 people flew from Nepal to Stansted airport at 3am today. The flight was chartered by the UK government.

Red Cross volunteers gave emotional support and practical advice to the returning passengers as they stepped onto the tarmac.

The team of five, which included two first aiders, also brought supplies of clothing, nappies and baby food. One person was given first aid and transported to the airport terminal in a Red Cross vehicle.

Thousands of people were killed in Saturday’s earthquake, and 8 million people in Nepal have been affected.

The Red Cross is bringing vital help – including blankets, clothing and tarpaulins – to earthquake-hit areas.

  • Give to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal
  • If you have been unable to reach loved ones in the area, the International Committee of Red Cross’ family links website may be able to help. Those concerned about other British nationals can contact the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 0207 008 0000. 

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