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A new helpline service to aid travellers needing emergency assistance abroad was launched today.

The CallUma service is a translation and interpretation helpline project which gives assistance in 140 languages.

A recent survey showed that 52 per cent of people would not know who to call in an emergency. The survey also revealed that a third of all people did not know the emergency services number of any foreign country.

In addition, although 70 per cent of Britons have friends or family living abroad, only 50 per cent can speak a second language.

A CallUma spokeswoman said: "Whenever you need it, wherever you are in the world, from now on you only need one number at home and abroad to solve all your problems."

Details of the service are on www.calluma.com.
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