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New Zealand Red Cross

Field of intervention
Emergency
Supported organization
New Zealand Red Cross
Country and localization
New Zealand, Christchurch
Supported people
Victims of the Christchurch earthquake
Project helped in
2011
Amount of the support
20,000 euros

Emergency Fund to help victims of the 22 February 2011 earthquake in New Zealand

The New-Zealand Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian organization in the world, helping people wherever they might be – internationally or in our own communities. The New-Zealand Red Cross staff and volunteers help over 24,000 people in New-Zealand communities each week.

After the devastating earthquake on 22 February, the New Zealand Red Cross set up an emergency program to help victims affected by the disaster.

An emergency fund of €20,000 was earmarked by the Accor Foundation to finance supply drinking in Christchurch. It helped the New-Zealand Red Cross to purchase 2,000 water containers (a total of 60,000 litres). This donation came on the top of local fundraising initiatives: the 29 hotels of Oceania donated NZ$2 (€1) for every room sold during a month in order to raise urgent funds in aid of the Christchurch earthquake relief effort.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

New-Zealand earthquake: the Accor Foundation mobilizes to help.