• Why An Evacuation Plan ? June 14, 2016 Philippe Morand Events like natural disasters like fires and floods appear usually quite suddenly, not to mention riots and coups. These things have always extensive consequences for the people they touch. Furthermore, their consequences are often dramatically worse in a developing country, where security forces are less proficient to restore order and medical infrastructure in responding to a ... Read more...
  • Deteriorating security situation in eastern DRC May 20, 2016 vincent The UN announced the “tragic death” of Roger Muanyishayi Muteba, a lawyer for the Heal Africa, a humanitarian organisation operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The vehicle of the NGO in which Mr.Muteba was traveling on May 6 ended up in the middle of  “a fighting on the road between Mweso and ... Read more...
  • The safety function in business: still a mysterious function May 17, 2016 Philippe Morand International companies are subject to more and more attacks of any kinds (including cyber), attacks that are often more and more publicized (think of the SONY case). Despite this fact, the corporate security manager function remains a little-known function for too many top executives. What is this function? What is the framework of this post? The ... Read more...
  • Tough times for tourism in Turkey May 17, 2016 Lyon Risk Management It should not be a surprise to read that Iraq and Syria are still respectively the first and second most dangerous countries in the world. Afghanistan, which is facing a deadly spring offensive from the Taliban and other jihadist organisations, is third, followed by Libya and Ethiopia. More surprising in this list is Turkey ranking in ... Read more...
  • North and Centre Mali plunging back into violence. May 10, 2016 vincent Between February and March, the region of Menaka (North Mali) was the scene of several communal clashes. In the Mopti region (centre Mali), inter-community conflicts are reported during several days in the Malian newspapers. These clashes caused “the death of 67 people and the displacement of about 13,000 people.” (Source OCHA, Office for the Coordination of ... Read more...
  • North Mali still under jihadist threat April 22, 2016 Philippe Morand The death of three soldiers of the Barkhane force on April 12 in an explosion at the passage of their vehicle in northern Mali reminds us that the conflict is far from being over in the Sahel. The attack has been claimed by the jihadists of Ansar ed-Dine. Then, on Monday 18 April, an anti-French demonstration ... Read more...
  • When Things Turn Bad March 8, 2016 vincent The Dangers of Denial An example of the wrong situational awareness level is the story of Terry Anderson, the Associated Press bureau chief in Lebanon in 1985. On March 15th, 1985, Terry Anderson was driving in Beirut when a car pulled in front of his car and nearly blocked him in. Due to the traffic situation — ... Read more...