British aid workers help victims of China earthquake

British aid workers are coordinating an emergency response to the earthquake in China that has left over 100 people dead.

Rescue workers sit on the debris of destroyed houses after the earthquake. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

Staff from charity World Vision are set to distribute hygiene kits and child-friendly kits to families made homeless by the 6.6 magnitude quake.

A British Red Cross spokesman said the charity was mobilising 5,000 kits of household items, 5,000 quilts, 5,000 warm jackets and 1,200 tents for the survivors.

Meanwhile, he said the Chinese Red Cross has sent emergency teams who are are skilled in search and rescue and relief to the area.