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Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) volunteers are usually the first at the scene when a disaster hits any place in Egypt. The local branch at the governorate level is the primary responder to disaster supported by the headquarters.
Being represented in the crisis management committee that gather all concerned authorities at the governorate level as well as at the central level, ERC functionalize its auxiliary role to the government during disasters.
ERC basically provide temporary shelter to the sufferers, immediate relief items, distribute food...etc. in coordination with all key players.
Strategic stockpiling of relief materials is maintained by ERC at the branch level as well as at the regional warehouses and at the central level to ensure rapid mobilization of relief items to the affected areas.
ERC volunteers mobilized to the four affected regions, to assist in conducting immediate assessments of preliminary damages, and losses, support the civil defense authorities in the evacuation of affected people to temporary shelters, transportation of the injured to medical structures, provision of first aid and psychosocial support.