• IDWG Annual Event - Oct 2018
    Steering Committee Member Brooke Kassner-Matz of Internews presents the results of a benchmarking survey on gender and diversity in NGO security at the IDWG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
    

Global

Israel Measles Outbreak Ahead of Passover
Israel is currently experiencing a significant measles outbreak. Reported measles cases have increased from 30 in the 2017-2018 season to nearly…

The Battle for the Northeast Drug Corridor: Cartel del Noreste on the Offensive
The balkanization of Mexico’s cartels has added violent internal divisions to the ongoing intra-cartel turf wars. In mid-March, the CDN appeared to…

Travel Advisories Add Kidnapping Indicator
In 2018, the U.S. Department of State introduced the Travel Advisory system. Fifteen months after the system went into effect, the Department has…

Consular Reporting

Security Alert: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Nationwide Curfew and U.S. Embassy Closed April 22
The U.S. Embassy advises that due to ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Embassy and the American Center in Colombo will be closed to the public…

Security Alert: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Multiple Explosions
Media report multiple explosions throughout Sri Lanka. Affected areas include the Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo and…

Demonstration Alert: Kyiv (Ukraine), Presidential Debate on April 19 Evening and Second…
Event: On the evening of Friday, April 19, a presidential debate will be held at the Olympic Stadium near Kyiv’s city center. On Sunday, April 21,…