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Medical & Security Alerts
Niger 5/21/2015 4:12:00 AM Meningitis outbreak • • • • • • Solomon Islands 5/21/2015 7:28:00 AM On Our Radar - Zika virus • • • • • • Korea, South 5/22/2015 5:34:00 AM Cases of MERS-CoV • • • • • • Qatar 5/21/2015 9:55:00 PM On Our Radar: MERS case in a camel farm employee • • • • • • Nigeria 5/22/2015 10:42:00 AM On Our Radar - Lead poisoning in Niger state • • • • • • Turkey 5/22/2015 4:04:00 AM Adana, Mersin: Explosions highlight ethnic, political tensions as parliamentary polls approach (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Burundi 5/21/2015 6:46:00 PM More fatalities reported following fresh anti-government protests in Bujumbura; continue to defer travel • • • • • • Burkina Faso 5/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Ouagadougou: Avoid rally by civil society groups on 23 May as security precaution • • • • • • Mexico 5/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Guerrero state: Fatal shoot-out between criminal groups in Tlacotepec underscores HIGH travel risks • • • • • • Sri Lanka 5/21/2015 2:50:00 AM Northern province: Further disturbances possible after protest over rape case turns violent in Jaffna • • • • • • India 5/21/2015 5:14:00 AM India-administered Kashmir: Expect, avoid separatist events related to Martyrs' Week until 24 May (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Greece 5/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Athens: Avoid planned anti-austerity rally in city centre on 23 May due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 8:38:00 AM Abuja: Exercise caution in Wuse 2 area following fatal clashes between police, illegal oil marketers • • • • • • Germany 5/21/2015 9:36:00 AM Dresden: Avoid anti-immigrant rallies, likely counter-protests on 25 May, 1 June due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Pakistan 5/23/2015 12:04:00 AM Sindh province: Avoid protests by political party until 6 June as security precaution • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 7:43:00 PM Ado Ekiti: Curfew imposed after rioting in market areas; exercise caution in coming days (Revised 19.43 GMT) • • • • • • Indonesia 5/21/2015 11:24:00 AM Indonesia, Malaysia: Expect, avoid demonstrations at Myanmar diplomatic missions in coming days • • • • • • Malaysia 5/21/2015 11:24:00 AM Indonesia, Malaysia: Expect, avoid demonstrations at Myanmar diplomatic missions in coming days • • • • • • South Sudan 5/21/2015 11:58:00 AM Upper Nile state: Further fighting anticipated in, around Melut; relocate nearby staff to Juba • • • • • • Ethiopia 5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM Alleged Ethiopian military incursion into Kenyan territory unlikely to escalate travel security risks near shared border • • • • • • Kenya 5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM Alleged Ethiopian military incursion into Kenyan territory unlikely to escalate travel security risks near shared border • • • • • • Kosovo 5/21/2015 2:07:00 PM Pristina: Anticipate, avoid further protests over status of ethnic-Albanian detainees • • • • • • Australia 5/21/2015 2:33:00 PM Threatening letter does not represent increased travel risk to Indonesian nationals • • • • • • Nigeria 5/21/2015 2:46:00 PM Anticipate travel disruption due to oil workers strike, fuel shortages • • • • • • Angola 5/21/2015 3:18:00 PM Luanda: Shooting of Chinese nationals during armed robbery attempt highlights need for precautions against violent crime • • • • • • Lebanon 5/21/2015 3:34:00 PM Syrian border areas: Army intensifies shelling of militant hideouts; defer all travel • • • • • • Ghana 5/21/2015 5:10:00 PM Accra: Avoid vicinity of political party offices in Asylum Down area due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Tajikistan 5/22/2015 12:12:00 PM Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO): Tajik government suspends travel ban on foreigners; continue to avoid non-essential travel (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Pakistan 5/22/2015 8:37:00 PM Lahore, urban centres: Avoid vicinity of events related to nationwide protest campaign from 22 May (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Denmark 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Norway 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Sweden 5/21/2015 11:41:00 PM Denmark, Norway, Sweden: Reconfirm Scandinavian Airlines flights due to Norwegian pilots' strike (Revised 22 May) • • • • • • Ukraine 5/22/2015 4:08:00 AM Kyiv: Further demonstrations over economic grievances likely; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Indonesia 5/22/2015 4:42:00 AM Aceh province: Clashes between gunmen, security forces in Pidie underline potential for low-level violence • • • • • • China 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/22/2015 6:39:00 AM Southern provinces: Maintain flexible itineraries as heavy rainfall causes flooding, associated travel disruption • • • • • • Chile 5/22/2015 6:56:00 AM Santiago Metropolitan Region: Reconfirm status of Pan-American Highway due to potential for roadblocks • • • • • • Peru 5/22/2015 6:56:00 AM Lambayeque department: Clashes in Chiclayo underline potential for disturbances associated with sugar plant workers strike • • • • • • Yemen 5/22/2015 7:17:00 AM Reported shelling of international aid office in Hajjah province underlines need to defer all travel • • • • • • Spain 5/23/2015 12:03:00 AM Madrid: Avoid vicinity of anti-austerity rallies on 23, 29 May as routine security precaution • • • • • • Malaysia 5/22/2015 10:39:00 AM Revelation of kidnap plot highlights low but credible threat from Islamist militant groups • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/22/2015 1:39:00 PM Al-Qatif district: Expect heightened security following fatal bombing in mosque in al-Qadeeh village (Revised 13.38 GMT) • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 11:07:00 AM Rajasthan state: Expect disruption to rail services due to ongoing protest campaign by Gujjar community • • • • • • South Africa 5/22/2015 11:36:00 AM Johannesburg: Shoot-out in Sandton area highlights incidental risks of crime • • • • • • Yemen 5/22/2015 12:29:00 PM Sanaa: Bombing reported at al Sayyah mosque in Shuub district; minimise non-essential movement • • • • • • China 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Macao, SAR 5/22/2015 1:04:00 PM Hong Kong airport: Cathay Pacific staff end strike; further industrial action planned in August • • • • • • Thailand 5/22/2015 1:10:00 PM Monitor developments following postponement of general elections • • • • • • Kenya 5/22/2015 2:26:00 PM Somalia border areas: Security forces clash with militants near Garissa town; incident underlines HIGH travel risks • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 2:26:00 PM Nagaland: Imposition of curfew in border areas underscores persistent risk from militant activity • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 5/22/2015 2:44:00 PM Yemeni border region: Fatal cross-border rocket fire in Assir highlights HIGH travel risk rating • • • • • • Uganda 5/22/2015 2:52:00 PM Mbale district: Assassination of cleric by alleged rebels unlikely to signal renewed campaign, increased risk to travellers • • • • • • India 5/22/2015 4:18:00 PM Kolkata: Plan itineraries accounting for taxi strike on 26 May • • • • • • Nigeria 5/23/2015 12:10:00 AM Rivers state: Monitor developments, avoid gatherings linked to local government elections on 23 May • • • • • • South Sudan 5/22/2015 5:23:00 PM Unity state: Fresh clashes between rebels, government forces underline volatile security situation; avoid all travel • • • • • • Burundi 5/22/2015 10:38:00 PM Fatal grenade attack follows fresh anti-government protests in Bujumbura; continue to defer travel (Revised 22.38 GMT) • • • • • • Nigeria 5/22/2015 8:40:00 PM Abduction in Delta state underscores kidnap risk in Niger delta • • • • • • Peru 5/23/2015 12:02:00 AM Arequipa department: Anticipate, avoid further protests over copper mining project in coming days • • • • • • United Kingdom 5/23/2015 2:20:00 AM Manchester: Avoid anti-austerity rally in Piccadilly Gardens on 23 May as security precaution • • • • • • Guatemala 5/23/2015 4:00:00 AM Guatemala City, urban centres: Avoid anti-government protests on 23, 30 May as security precaution • • • • • •
 


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