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Throughout late 2013 and early 2014, civil unrest spread as clashes between opposition activists, Government troops and pro-Russian forces intensified. In late February, Kiev saw its worst day of violence in 70 years, with at least 88 people killed.
Learning outside the classroom builds a pupil’s confidence and provides rich experiences as well as vital preparation for life beyond academia. But, taking young people to an unfamiliar environment presents a very unique set of health and security challenges.
Zika virus news and resources – International SOS
Key medical information on the outbreak evolution. Zika is an emerging infectious disease that is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. An increasing number of travellers are being diagnosed with the disease after they return home.
Travel risk management and prevention
Today, our network of 5,200 medical and security experts look after our clients 24/7 no matter where their business takes them. In an ever-changing world, the growing focus has been on the importance of prevention and the necessity of preparing employees before they leave home.
Occupational Health in Russia
For organisations, Russia can pose various challenges when trying to comply with their health and safety regulations. Organisations have a moral and legal responsibility to provide Duty of Care to their employees and understanding the Occupational Health standards in the country is the first step.
Peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services, including transport and accommodation facilitated through companies such as Uber and Airbnb, has transformed leisure travel in unprecedented ways. However, using these services for business-related travel creates new risk challenges for employers that need to be managed and mitigated.
Well-dressed business travellers, carrying smart phones and laptops, are at increased risk of being victims of petty crimes like pick-pocketing. 46% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of this threat over a three-year period.