Travel risk round-up: 24 May

Moderate Indonesia: Multiple Killed, Hundreds Injured in Violent Rallies in Jakarta International media sources report on Wednesday, 22 May, that at least six people have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes between police and supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after a post-election rally turned violent. According to the Jakarta mayor, Anies […]

Analysis: Sabotage of Tankers off Fujairah Highlights Increased Threat to Shipping amid Escalating Gulf Tensions but Culprits Yet to be identified

Description Four oil product tankers were damaged on 12 May in what have been described as acts of sabotage in the Fujairah anchorage No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents and officials have not identified the culprits but suspicion has fallen on Iran-backed Houthi rebels or Iraqi Shiite militias The incident comes amid escalating […]

Travel risk round-up: 10 May

High Pakistan: Multiple Fatalities Reported after Explosion in Lahore According to regional media sources on Wednesday, 8 May, nine people – five policeman and three civilians – are believed to have been killed and a further 26 injured after an explosion occurred in Lahore. Pakistani officials believe a suicide bombing to be the origin of […]

Analysis: Violent Riot Breaks Out in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge Region as Ethnic Tensions Escalate due to Hydro-Electric Development Project

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 24/04/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Executive Summary On 21 April, a riot broke out in the Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia, where the government is constructing a hydroelectric power plant in the face of local opposition. This outbreak of […]

Travel risk round-up: 3 May

Low Guatemala: Reports of Ashfall in Escuintla Department after Volcanic Activity at Volcan de Fuego According to social media reports, ash fall has been reported by residents in the municipalities of Siquinala and Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa in Escuintla department on Wednesday, 1 May after a number of strong explosions were heard emanating from Volcan de […]

Analysis: Large-Scale Flooding Triggers Humanitarian Crisis in Iran whilst Mismanagement and International Sanctions Inhibit Relief Efforts

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 16/04/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Description The Islamic Republic of Iran has seen a period of extensive flooding over the last month which has led to significant loss of life and caused widespread infrastructural damage. The crisis has […]

Travel risk round-up: 18 April

LowFrance: Fire at Notre-Dame in Paris Fully Extinguished; Continue to Avoid Area According to regional media sources on Tuesday, 16 April, a fire that had been burning at Paris’ historic Notre-Dame cathedral for approximately 15 hours, and included nine hours of firefighting, has been fully extinguished. The fire, which is believed to have been started […]

Travel risk round-up: 12 April

Moderate Brazil: Significant Damages and Casualties Reported following Overnight-Storm in Rio de Janeiro Local news outlets have reported that an overnight storm, which began on Monday, 8 April, has caused one fatality and multiple injuries in Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas. Social media images show landslides, flooded streets, knocked down trees and thousands […]

Analysis: Sharp Increase in Cholera Cases Fuels Fears of Disease Spread as Conflict Intensifies

This content was originally published on RiskMonitor by our Intelligence and Analysis Services Team on 28/03/2019. Find out more about RiskMonitor now. Description Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) announce that cholera cases are once again increasing across Yemen. Data shows a significant increase in cases in the governorates of Amran, Hajjah, Ibb and Taiz. The intensification […]

Travel risk round-up: 4 April

Moderate Paraguay: Officials Announce 90-Day Emergency Declaration Following Prolonged Flooding in Asuncion According to official government sources on Wednesday, 3 April, the Paraguayan government has enacted a 90-day emergency after continued rain has caused widespread flooding in the capital, Asuncion. The National Emergency Minister, Joaquin Roa, declared the emergency after water levels in the Paraguay […]