• Timor-Leste CC meeting - 4/13/18
    Ambassador Fitzpatrick speaks to the Timor-Leste OSAC Country Council. The meeting focused on emergency communications in the event cell phone service goes down during a crisis and alternative communications platforms that are commercially available.
    

South Central Asia

Deadly Protests Highlight Risk of Political Violence in India
Protests against the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi (approximately 375 miles south of Chennai) became violent on May 22 and May 23,…

Deadly Summer Monsoon Impacts Sri Lanka
Heavy monsoon rain in Sri Lanka has killed at least 13 people and displaced at least 40,000 others since it began in mid-May. The flooding has forced…

Preparing for South Asia’s Summer Monsoon Season
The summer monsoon season, typically between April and September, is associated with heavy, constant rainfall and high humidity. These heavy showers…

Consular Reporting

Demonstration Alert: Hyderabad (India), Protest on June 18
Local media report that two groups have called for demonstrations outside of the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad in Begumpet on Monday, June 18.

Security Alert: Kabul (Afghanistan), Threats against Foreigners
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: In light of the upcoming Eid holiday, U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution in places where people are…

Security Alert: Karachi (Pakistan), Observance of Yom-e-Ali on Wednesday, June 6
The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi advises U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, ‘Yom-e-Ali’ will be observed with processions and…