Author Archives: UT Dallas International Risk and Safety
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Syria; crime and social unrest in Nicaragua and South Africa; natural disasters in China, Philippines, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Azores, United States, Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, Japan, and Portugal; law and culture in Peru; demonstrations in Maldives, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Bahrain; health risks in various countries for Cholera, Yellow fever, Polio, Legionnaires’ disease, West Nile virus, Measles, Monkeypox, Leptospirosis, and MERS-CoV.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Lebanon; crime and social unrest in Costa Rica, Thailand, South Africa, and Tunisia; demonstrations in Costa Rica and Iraq; law and culture in India, Thailand, and Italy; health risks in China, Israel, Republic of the Congo, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa for various illnesses, and in various countries for West Nile Virus and Poliomyelitis; natural disasters in Guam, Northern Marianas, Japan, United States, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Haiti, Anguilla, Martinique, Aruba, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St Maarten, Curacao, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, Grenada, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Guatemala, and Thailand.
Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Pakistan, Libya, and Burkina Faso; crime and social unrest in Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Burundi, and Chile; natural disasters in Japan, Laos, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, and India; law and culture in North Korea; demonstrations in Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Zimbabwe, and Brazil; health risks on various countries for MERS CoV, vibro growth, West Nile virus, unregulated ayahuasca use, and Ebola.
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.