Worldwide Caution + Importance of Security Awareness

Tunisia Security Update

“Empowering Expats/Travelers with relevant security information.” 

          March 4th, 2016

Greetings DavidSecurity here.  I want to share with you an interesting and useful report regarding the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs recent Worldwide Caution.  
The report (released on March 3 2016) contains important information for American living abroad and especially for those living in the Middle East and North Africa region.


The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.
Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.

Expat Personal Security and empower yourself with Security Awareness!


Insights from the Report:  

Extremists may use conventional or non-conventional weapons and target both official and private interests. Examples of such targets include high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, shopping malls, and other tourist destinations both in the United States and abroad where U.S. citizens gather in large numbers, including during holidays.  In the past year, major extremist attacks occurred in countries including Tunisia, France, Nigeria, Belgium, Turkey, Egypt, and Mali.

MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA: Credible information indicates terrorist groups also seek to continue attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa.  The U.S. government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, facilities, businesses, and perceived U.S. and Western interests.  Private U.S. citizens are strongly discouraged from traveling to any country to join in armed conflict.  U.S. citizens are reminded that fighting on behalf of or providing other forms of support to designated terrorist organizations, including ISIL, can constitute the provision of material support for terrorism, which is a serious crime that can result in penalties including prison time and large fines.

In Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria, groups affiliated with ISIL, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and other terrorist groups have conducted attacks against both foreign and local targets.

Importance of Security Awareness

In our video (Expat Security Awareness) we provide simple/effective tips on how to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase your security awareness.

We are continually reminding the expat community in Tunisia about the importance of maintaining good security awareness. The recent events in Libya and Ben Gardane highlight the complex risk in Tunisia. Tunisian Security Forces have visibly augmented their security presence throughout the country but challenges remain.

Stay Informed…Stay Safe! 

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