Following today’s gun attack on a bus in Egypt’s southern Minya Governorate in which dozens were killed and injured, Egyptian Red Crescent Society have deployed teams of trained volunteers to provide assistance to survivors.

At the first reports of the attack, the Red Crescent activated its emergency response mechanism, calling on their emergency action team (EAT) members.

“Once I heard news of the tragic incident, I immediately put on my Red Crescent uniform and contacted my colleagues to go to the hospital where we are providing the first aid services and psychological support to the families of the victims,” explained Mohamed Salah, one of the Red Crescent emergency action team member from Minya branch.

The society deployed 15 trained volunteer together with 4 staff to Maghagha hospital in Minya, where victims of the incident and their family members had been brought. The Red Crescent are providing first aid and psychosocial support to those injured and their loved ones.

According to official sources, 28 people have lost their lives in today’s attack, and at least 25 more have been injured.