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Rush to help survivors after Tunisia attack

29 June 2015

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Specially trained volunteers are in Tunisia helping British nationals after an attack that killed dozens of people.

The Red Cross volunteers have flown from the UK to help people cope after violence at the beach resort of Sousse.

The two volunteers arrived in Tunisia on Saturday as part of the Rapid Response Teams deployed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

British Red Cross head of emergency response, Simon Lewis, said: “This has been a very distressing attack and people staying at the resort may be in need of a variety of practical and emotion support. Our volunteers are trained to deal with these types of incidents and will be on hand to help people through this traumatic time.”

Similar teams have helped Britons after fighting in Libya, Haiti’s earthquake, the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 and the siege of a gas plant in Algeria in 2013. Recently they supported Britons returning home from Yemen and after the Nepal earthquake.

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