South Central Asia

OSAC Health Security Snapshot: Dengue
The island nation of Sri Lanka has called on aid organizations to help with an “unprecedented” outbreak of dengue fever that has killed nearly 300…

OSAC Snapshot: Political Violence in Darjeeling
Sporadic violence between protesters and security forces continues in Darjeeling, a city in India’s West Bengal state approximately 600km north of…

Deadly Attack Highlights Continued Instability in Afghanistan
The May 31 truck bombing in Kabul that killed more than 150 people and injured hundreds of others marked the beginning of a deadly week in Kabul. A…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Ongoing police action in vicinity…
Ongoing police activity with explosions and gunfire reported at Hotel Olio International where suspected militants have been discovered. Avoid all…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Islamabad (Pakistan), Pakistan Independence Day,…
The American Embassy in Islamabad cautions U.S. citizens in Pakistan that local celebrations of Pakistan Independence Day have historically led to…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Delhi (India), Independence Day (August 15)
On August 15th, India will commemorate its Independence Day. While this is a happy occasion, it is important to note that it brings with it the need…