You can never be sure what may happen when you are abroad, especially if you are volunteering in a developing country, and you can never be too careful in trying to predict what numbers and contacts you may need.
Before you go try to compile a list numbers that you may need in case of an emergency. Make sure to always have more than one copy of the list as well and give one to someone at home so that if something were to happen to you and you can't be reached then they will be able to track you down quicker.
This list may include..
The local emergency number/s for police, ambulance or firefighters - Wikipedia has a fairly extensive list of these numbers, however they are easy to find on Google should your country not be in the list.
Your embassy -Your embassy will be able to help you in a lot of different situations. If you can't find their number, contact your foreign office.
Your credit card issuer - Should your card get lost or stolen you may want to block it.
Your bank - in case you experience problems with financial transactions.
Your insurance company - in case something happens and you need to make a claim for financial support
A contact person from your volunteering organisation - They often provide emergency contacts.
A contact person back home - in case something happens to you the authorities can get in touch with your family.
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