Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, and the United Kingdom; natural disasters (floods, earthquake, volcanic activity) in Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Thailand, and Laos; crime and social unrest in Ethiopia, Philippines; demonstrations in Haiti, Uganda, Mali, and Romania; health risks in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, and Croatia; law and culture in Paraguay; and Ebola risks in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Yemen, Libya, and Ecuador; natural disasters (floods, volcanic activity, typhoons) in Indonesia, Laos, Vanuatu, Thailand, Japan, France, Portugal, India, and Iceland; crime in Chile; demonstrations in Honduras, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Bahrain; and health risks due to Vibrio growth, West Nile virus, Measles, MERS-CoV, and Poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2), and Ebola. When traveling on behalf of UT Dallas, set up your institutional safety net and prepare for an emergency as a standard step of all your travels.
Natural disasters occur all over the world and cannot be anticipated. Setting up risk mitigation measures is a best practice that should be applied in every trip. In this post you will find general safety advise and natural disasters events reported this week.
The UN, and Canada and the UK, warn of risks of conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Nicaragua, Mali, Philippines, and Jordan. GDACS, Canada and the UK warn of risks due to natural disasters in the United States, Portugal, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. Canada and the UK warn of risks due to crime, social unrest and demonstrations in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Comoros, India, and Mali. The ECDC, WHO, and the UK share the latest report in the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ECDC, Canada and the UK report on various risks in Kenya, Kiribaiti, Guadeloupe, Mayotte, and Hungary.
The International Center wants to offer our deepest sympathy to any of you who have been affected by the recent earthquake in Indonesia. Read for available resources for UT Dallas students on-campus, and UT Dallas travelers. Find as well safety recommendations from the CDC on earthquakes.
Public protests and demonstrations are common, but even a peaceful protest or demonstration can become violent without warning. Read about recent reports of public protests and demonstrations in various countries and about safety and security recommendations to help you mitigate risk before and during a demonstration abroad.
The Canada and UK governments, and the UN warn of risks of conflict and terrorism in Bangladesh, Chad, Eritrea, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Syria; warn of risks due to recent natural disasters in Greece, Laos, Latvia, Sweden, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Japan; warn of potential risk of violence at demonstrations in Cameroon, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe; and warn of crime and social unrest in Jamaica and Peru. The U.S. and UK governments, the CDC, and the ECDC warn of various security and health risks in Burma, Somalia, Nigeria, and Egypt, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and French Reunion. WHO and the ECDC report on the end of the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.