Monthly Risk Spotlight: March 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team We know that COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone right now and there are significant disruptions to travel across the globe. However, here at On Call, we want to ensure we are not becoming complacent on other risks for organizations that have essential operations ongoing amidst this…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: February 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. AMERICAS The Mexican Government Takes Steps towards Reforms in the Criminal Justice System In mid-January, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s legal advisor, and the country’s attorney general’s office…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: December

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. AMERICAS Deadly Incidents Demonstrate Lack of Rule in Mexico A fierce gun battle in Culiacán in October and a deadly massacre in rural Sonora in early November laid bare…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Indonesia: Student Protests Raise Concerns Over the Erosion of Civil Rights and Democratic Accountability In September 2019, the largest student demonstrations in the last two decades in Indonesia exposed social and political fault lines…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Indonesia Grapples With the Economic and Health-related Fall-outs of Massive Forest Fires Toxic smog resulting from forest fires on a greater than usual scale engulfed the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: September

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Hong Kong: Protests in Hong Kong Show No Sign of Abating: Will China Intervene? The twelve weeks of protests in Hong Kong are starting to have a significant impact on both business and travel…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: August

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  China’s Oppressive “Surveillance State” in Xinjiang Province At the session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2019, ambassadors of 22 countries joined in drafting a letter to express concern about China’s human…

High-Risk Environments: How to Make Difficult Decisions about Travel

High-risk areas can provide distinctive work, study abroad, and mission-driven opportunities—but they also challenge organizations and their travelers to balance these opportunities with reasonable caution. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call International teamed up with Humentum and the KORE Foundation to engage in a discussion about how to best support and encourage travelers while meeting…

What is an On Call Global Security Specialist (And Why Does Your Organization Need One)?

Here at On Call, we routinely find that administrators responsible for travel risk and security find themselves to be under-resourced, lower priority, and in constant fire-fighting mode. Our clients tell us it can sometimes feel impossible to be proactive about risk, let alone respond to incidents in a timely and effective fashion. Luckily, On Call’s…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: July

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Ebola Spreads to Neighboring Uganda From DRC Two cases of deaths due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were reported in Uganda in mid-June. Ever since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo…