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Immediately after any disaster, volunteers - often the members of the local communities - play a crucial role in rescuing the survivors and bringing emergency relief and medical aid to them. As relief and aid arrive from other places, volunteers' responsibilities extend to post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation activities. In this slideshow, we bring you a snapshot of various roles volunteers play in response to disasters.

Read our collection of stories and resources that shows volunteerism to be a key element in providing emergency relief to disaster survivors and in post-disaster reconstruction.

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Volunteer Ma San San Maw joined the Myanmar Red Cross even though she lost her husband in the tsunami. He too had been a Red Cross volunteer.
(Photo by Yoshi Shimizu/IFRC)Volunteer Ma San San Maw joined the Myanmar Red Cross even though she lost her husband in the tsunami. He too had been a Red Cross volunteer. (Photo by Yoshi Shimizu/IFRC)