Three High (Emergency)           Reconsider Travel

Preparedness strategy involves defining threat levels based on the growing seriousness of the situation starting with threat level one.

Each ascending threat level represents an escalation in the situation. The Strategy should entail a phased evacuation starting with dependants and ending with essential staff based upon the level of threat.

Normally the situation is expected to graduate in sequence through the threat levels but it may be that the situation escalates quickly to a higher level. If this occurs you should carry out the specific duties for the appropriate threat level and for all lower threat levels.

Triggers Points/Tripwires/Red Flags

Establishing escalation indicators or ‘Tripwires’ is an important step in understanding the changes that are occurring which may precipitate an evacuation. Your own organisation/Personal risk appetite/tolerance will drive these indicators. According to our experience SafeExpat, has been set but not limited on the follow indicators:

  • Civil insurrection/violence official and representatives of the government
  • destruction of specific government building
  • Riots and looting
  • Major natural/cyclones, floods, fires, earthquake, crop/failure and outbreak of disaster
  • Firearms used by and against security forces in urban areas
  • Inability of the government to guarantee security
  • Substantial desertion from security forces, lack of response to emergency aimed at the wealthy
  • Minorities (westerns) specifically targeted *residences and business)
  • Large scale military mobilisation
  • Curfew and martial law implemented
  • Advice from relevant embassies to evacuate non/essential personnel