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1

How many families and farmers had to be evacuated?

500

2

How did people have to protect themselves against tephra?

People had to wear goggles and facemasks

3

What happened to water supplies?

Water supplies were contaminated by a high fluoride ash mixture

4

How much did airlines lose a day?

£130 million a day due to closure of travel

5

How long was the flight ban?

Flight ban lasted for 8 days cancelling 107,000 flights

6

How were Kenya affected?

Kenya exports 20% of its economy and the travel ban had a huge negative impact

7

What was the cost to the environment?

30,000 tonnes of CO2 was released a day into the atmosphere

8

How did the Red Cross help in Amsterdam?

1,500 beds were set up in Schiptol Airport to accommodate cancelled flights

9

How did the Red Cross help in France?

400 temporary homes were set to house trapped travellers