Specially trained volunteers and staff from Indonesian Red Cross were among the first to respond to the disaster. But no amount of training could have prepared them for the full extent of the horror. For 24-hours dozens of Red Cross volunteers worked to transport casualties as well as the dead to hospitals. Their task was grim. Although some bodies had been wrapped in blood stained sheets, others were not.
It was distressing for the young volunteers many of whom were aged between 18-25. But they all wanted to play their part and felt duty bound to relieve the suffering of the wounded as well as care for the deceased with respect and compassion.
'A life-changing night in Bali,' by Herniwaty Husni, International Red Cross
'Volunteers helped to cope with Bali trauma,' by Herniwaty Husni, International Red Cross