Helping Travelers, Every Day: On-the-Ground Evacuation Planning in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, once known as one of the safest cities in the world, was embroiled in protests at the latter part of last year, when a now withdrawn extradition bill allowing for the extradition of fugitives in Hong Kong to mainland China was proposed. Since the introduction of this bill, protests morphed into a broader… Read more »

Helping Travelers Every Day:
Unknown Illness in Kazakhstan

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping… Read more »

Helping Travelers Every Day: Crisis Unfolds in Turkey

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping… Read more »

Helping Travelers Every Day:
Back Pain in Afghanistan

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping… Read more »

NAFSA, here we come… On Call is on the road to Vancouver!

On Call International is heading to the NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference and Expo!  We’re shipping out to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 29 to June 3 for the most widely-attended international education event in the world. This year marks the 63rd Annual NAFSA Conference, and our Academic Global Risk Team is excited to participate!… Read more »

Helping Travelers Every Day: Meet On Call’s GRC Team!

On Call’s Global Response Center’s (GRC’s) biggest responsibility is to fulfill our mission of helping travelers, every day, in their time of need. Every phone call (or live chat, text, or email!) our Global Response Center receives is an opportunity for us to help someone get prepared to travel or solve a problem while they’re… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November 2022

AMERICAS Protests Return to Panama as Government Proposed Social Security Reforms Protesters were once again in the streets in Panama as negotiations continued between the government and protest leaders regarding potential reforms to the Caja de Seguro Social (Social Security Fund), also known as the CSS. The CSS is responsible for managing insurance programs for… Read more »

A 360 Degree View of the Risks of Traveling to Emerging Destinations (and How NGO’s Can Plan for Them!)

Missionaries and volunteers are inevitably traveling to places off the beaten path, but with that, comes a certain degree of risk. This session is aimed at engaging NGOs in a discussion on how they can help protect the health and safety of their travelers by increasing their overall awareness of the global risk landscape as… Read more »

Travel Safety for Muslim-Majority Countries: Insider Etiquette Tips & Advice

  A note about your author: Saba Awan is a Global Security Specialist at On Call International. In this role, she focuses on the geopolitical dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region and works with travelers to provide pre-travel security consultations, risk assessments, and incident briefs regarding their areas of interest. Both of Saba’s parents were born… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October 2022

AMERICAS Targeted Killings in Antigua Guatemala’s city of Antigua is experiencing an apparent spike in violent crime after six people were killed in three separate incidents over the span of thirteen days in late September. While as of mid-October no further killings have been reported, the September spike represents a significant increase in violent crime… Read more »