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Medical & Security Alerts
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • South Africa 4/24/2015 10:56:00 AM Gauteng province: Armed attack on long distance bus service highlights threat of criminal activity on public transport • • • • • • Serbia 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Sudan 4/23/2015 10:08:00 AM Measles outbreak • • • • • • Burundi 4/25/2015 3:43:00 AM Bujumbura: Minimise movement on 25 April due to potential for unrest following ruling party congress • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/25/2015 7:44:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Brazil 4/24/2015 4:49:00 AM Rise in dengue cases • • • • • • Nicaragua 4/25/2015 2:23:00 AM North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region: Reconfirm routes, avoid likely protest roadblocks in Puerto Cabezas area • • • • • • Peru 4/23/2015 8:30:00 AM Islay province: Avoid all anti-mining protests due to risk of violence • • • • • • Bahrain 4/24/2015 8:58:00 AM Manama, environs: Opposition leader's trial postponed to 20 May; avoid all related protests • • • • • • Egypt 4/24/2015 2:34:00 PM Cairo, urban centres: Fatal bomb explosions underscore persistent low-level militant threat • • • • • • Lebanon 4/24/2015 7:22:00 AM On Our Radar - Hepatitis A • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/23/2015 3:12:00 AM Jalalabad: Attacks reflect persistent risks posed by militant activity • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/24/2015 12:06:00 AM Taliban announces annual spring offensive from 24 April; minimise movement around potential targets • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/23/2015 9:04:00 AM Kabul: US warning of imminent militant attacks on convoys underlines direct risk to travellers • • • • • • Israel 4/24/2015 1:22:00 AM Israel, Palestinian Territories: Cross-border rocket fire underscores persistent risks in border areas • • • • • • Ethiopia 4/23/2015 9:22:00 AM Addis Ababa: Avoid all further demonstrations against killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya • • • • • • Ghana 4/24/2015 12:32:00 AM On Our Radar - Meningitis • • • • • • China 4/23/2015 9:22:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests in coming days; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • Nepal 4/25/2015 6:59:00 AM Account for personnel, anticipate disruption following magnitude 7.5 earthquake • • • • • • Nepal 4/25/2015 8:17:00 AM Kathmandu: Airport closed, disruption reported after magnitude 7.9 earthquake; defer travel to capital • • • • • • India 4/24/2015 12:16:00 AM Hyderabad: Anticipate city centre disruption on 24 April during political meeting at Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium • • • • • • India 4/23/2015 7:46:00 PM Bihar: Reconfirm overland travel plans following severe weather, damage to infrastructure • • • • • • India 4/25/2015 3:59:00 AM India-administered Kashmir: Avoid all gatherings, anticipate disruption during shutdown strike on 25 April • • • • • • India 4/25/2015 3:02:00 AM Bihar, Jharkhand: Exercise caution during rebels' shutdown strike on 25 April; urban areas unlikely to be affected • • • • • • Korea, South 4/25/2015 3:39:00 AM Seoul, urban centres: Avoid all demonstrations during indefinite strike by trade unions; large rally likely on 1 May • • • • • • Korea, South 4/25/2015 3:07:00 AM Seoul: Avoid gatherings over ferry sinking on 25 April; further protests likely • • • • • • Ukraine 4/25/2015 3:09:00 AM Kyiv: Avoid ongoing protest by coal miners as security precaution; large rallies planned from 27 April (Revised 25 Apr) • • • • • • Ukraine 4/24/2015 10:18:00 PM Expect heightened security in major cities ahead of key dates over 1-9 May • • • • • • Ukraine 4/25/2015 1:39:00 AM Odessa: Expect heightened tensions ahead of critical anniversary on 2 May; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Armenia 4/23/2015 7:08:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Reported skirmish underscores HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Azerbaijan 4/23/2015 7:08:00 PM Armenia, Azerbaijan: Reported skirmish underscores HIGH travel risk in disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Georgia 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Kyrgyzstan 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Turkey 4/24/2015 8:45:00 PM Urban centres: Expect travel disruption on 1 May due to May Day rallies; avoid all related gatherings • • • • • • Russia 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Angola 4/23/2015 2:22:00 PM Huambo province: Normal travel can continue despite reports of fatal clashes between security forces, local religious sect • • • • • • Chad 4/23/2015 6:12:00 PM Ndjamena, urban centres: Fresh unrest underlines need to avoid further protests over socio-economic issues • • • • • • Cote d'Ivoire 4/25/2015 3:45:00 AM Abidjan: Expect heightened security, travel disruption during political event on 25 April • • • • • • Cote d'Ivoire 4/23/2015 6:33:00 PM Abidjan, other urban centres: Ongoing evictions of ex-combatants liable to trigger demonstrations, related unrest • • • • • • Liberia 4/25/2015 6:40:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Malawi 4/24/2015 1:29:00 PM Lilongwe, Blantyre: Monitor for developments, anticipate further demonstrations against xenophobia in coming days • • • • • • Niger 4/23/2015 12:06:00 PM Meningitis outbreak • • • • • • Niger 4/23/2015 8:51:00 AM On Our Radar - Measles • • • • • • Zimbabwe 4/24/2015 10:38:00 AM Urban centres: Avoid opposition gatherings following launch of protest campaign over electoral reforms • • • • • • Togo 4/25/2015 3:57:00 AM Lomé, major cities: Monitor developments as localised unrest possible during, after 25 April presidential election • • • • • • Togo 4/25/2015 3:50:00 AM Land borders closed on 25 April due to presidential election; monitor developments • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2015 7:29:00 AM Ain Defla: Killing of suspected militants south-west of Algiers underscores risks posed by terrorist activity • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2015 1:24:00 PM Avoid vicinity of demonstrations by public health workers on 27 April, 5-6 May • • • • • • Yemen 4/24/2015 1:35:00 PM Humanitarian crisis • • • • • • Myanmar 4/23/2015 1:32:00 AM Rakhine, Chin: Fresh clashes between army, militants underline potential for sporadic unrest in insurgency-affected areas • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 4/24/2015 1:22:00 AM Israel, Palestinian Territories: Cross-border rocket fire underscores persistent risks in border areas • • • • • • Argentina 4/23/2015 9:39:00 PM On Our Radar: volcanic ash in Bariloche • • • • • • Argentina 4/24/2015 5:23:00 PM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay: State of emergency remains in place following volcanic eruption; reconfirm flights • • • • • • Australia 4/25/2015 3:59:00 AM Ross River fever surges to highest level for 20 years • • • • • • United States 4/25/2015 3:47:00 AM Baltimore: Anticipate, avoid further protests over controversial death of man in police custody • • • • • • Burkina Faso 4/25/2015 4:01:00 AM Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso: Protests planned on 25 April over electoral law amid heightened political tension • • • • • • Singapore 4/23/2015 5:32:00 AM Hand, Foot and Mouth disease • • • • • • Chile 4/23/2015 9:13:00 PM Calbuco volcano eruptions bring ash fall and evacuations to the Los Lagos region • • • • • • Chile 4/23/2015 10:37:00 PM Antofagasta, Atacama: Maintain flexible itineraries as flooding continues to disrupt travel • • • • • • Chile 4/24/2015 5:23:00 PM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay: State of emergency remains in place following volcanic eruption; reconfirm flights • • • • • • Costa Rica 4/24/2015 10:15:00 AM San Jose: Avoid demonstration by teachers' union on 24 April as security precaution • • • • • • Costa Rica 4/24/2015 12:55:00 PM San Jose: Monitor developments after volcanic activity prompts temporary closure of airports • • • • • • Croatia 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Croatia 4/25/2015 3:59:00 AM Zagreb: Avoid vicinity of rally over economic issues on 25 April • • • • • • Dominican Republic 4/24/2015 12:02:00 AM Further protests possible following conclusion of shutdown strike • • • • • • Estonia 4/25/2015 4:01:00 AM Tallinn, Tartu: Avoid vicinity of protests over excise tax on 26 April, 1 May (Revised 04.00 GMT) • • • • • • Germany 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Germany 4/23/2015 1:47:00 PM Dresden: Avoid anti-immigrant rally, likely counter-protest on 27 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Guinea 4/25/2015 7:40:00 AM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Guinea 4/24/2015 12:14:00 AM Conakry, other urban centres: Anticipate, avoid further opposition protests in coming days • • • • • • Malaysia 4/24/2015 11:46:00 PM Continuing dengue outbreak • • • • • • Italy 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Kazakhstan 4/23/2015 6:57:00 AM Measles outbreaks continue, travel highlighted as a risk • • • • • • Mexico 4/25/2015 4:01:00 AM Mexico City, other urban centres: Avoid protests over missing students until 26 April • • • • • • Mexico 4/23/2015 12:04:00 PM Tamaulipas state: Fatal violence follows arrest of cartel leader; continue to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Mexico 4/24/2015 3:01:00 PM Durango, Sinaloa states: Reconfirm status of Durango-Mazatlan superhighway due to intermittent blockade • • • • • • Thailand 4/25/2015 1:57:00 AM Bangkok: Taxi drivers cancel strike at Suvarnabhumi International Airport • • • • • • New Zealand 4/24/2015 8:12:00 AM Wellington, Christchurch, surrounding areas: No casualties, significant damage reported following magnitude 5.9 earthquake (Revised 08:10 GMT) • • • • • • Japan 4/23/2015 5:25:00 AM On Our Radar – Hand, foot and mouth disease • • • • • • Tunisia 4/23/2015 9:12:00 AM Djerba: Anticipate heightened security, associated disruption on 1-10 May due to Jewish pilgrimage • • • • • • Tunisia 4/25/2015 8:31:00 AM Kasserine province: Fatal clash in mountainous area underlines continued threat of Islamist militancy, need for caution (Revised 25 Apr) • • • • • • Uruguay 4/24/2015 5:23:00 PM Chile, Argentina, Uruguay: State of emergency remains in place following volcanic eruption; reconfirm flights • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/23/2015 9:22:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests in coming days; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/23/2015 9:22:00 AM Hong Kong: Expect further pro-democracy protests in coming days; avoid all related demonstrations • • • • • • South Sudan 4/23/2015 7:25:00 AM Upper Nile: Fatal clashes underline persistent insecurity, need to avoid all travel • • • • • •
 


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