South Sudan became an independent country in July 2011. From the start, ethnic friction has threatened the fragile nation. By December 2013, fighting erupted in Juba, the capital and largest city, and quickly spread to other parts of the country. Read full blog post
Over the weekend, it was announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammad Mursi was declared the winner of the presidential run-off election in Egypt. This announcement was a key part of the transition process that began more than a year ago when former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted.
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Participants in the Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study ranked Mexico as the most dangerous place to do business, above countries like Iraq, Nigeria and even Afghanistan. That begs the question about risk perception vs. reality and why Mexico could be seen as a dangerous business environment. Read full blog post
When Egypt erupted in the spring, I was on-the-ground assisting clients. All this week, I fielded many calls for advice and assistance as the situation is beginning to escalate once again with Egyptian elections coming up on Monday. Preparation is key for organizations today that have expats, business travelers and others in the region. To help ensure you’re prepared, we’re hosting complimentary webinars Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. Read full blog post
On Friday March 11 people around the world awoke to the news that a massive 8.9 earthquake had taken place off the eastern coastline of Japan, unleashing a massive tsunami and causing buildings to shake as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. Many of those grappling with this news were employers with employees and their family members traveling to, or living in, cities across Japan. Read full blog post
Senior security leaders from the high tech industry participated in Duty of Care in Action: A Panel Discussion With High-Tech Industry Leaders where they spoke about their experiences implementing Duty of Care. Both Michael Clements, Director of Global Protective Services at Hitachi Data Systems and Bob Falconi, Director of Corporate Security and Safety at Symantec Corporation oversee security for global workforces that travel regularly to high risk areas, so when it comes to Duty of Care, they both have true field experience and stories to tell. Read full blog post