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Christchurch earthquake: How can you help?

This TV frame from NZ TV3 via Sky News shows part of a building collapsing after a 6.3 earthquake hit the city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011. Multiple deaths were reported as the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, toppling buildings, igniting fires and sending panicked people rushing into the streets. AFP PHOTO / NZ TV3 VIA SKYNEWS

As the rescue operation continues in Christchurch, the work to provide basic needs for survivors is underway. Oxfam now has emergency water provision personnel working with Civil Defence in Christchurch. We have offered emergency equipment and supplies if necessary, but as yet, the Government has not requested it.

Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this tragedy and our efforts remain focused on coordinating with the Government to provide the best help we can.

If people would like to help directly, the best thing to do right now is to make a donation to the Red Cross.

Related posts: Christchurch earthquake update – 9 March 2011