AMERICAS Ecuador (Security threat level – 3): On 21 January...
Czech Republic (Security threat level – 2): On 4 June 2019, approximately 120,000 people participated in an anti-government demonstration in Wenceslas Square in Prague, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Protest organizers accused Babis of illegally receiving EU subsidies through his businesses and claimed that Babis’ newly appointed justice minister will interfere with the ongoing corruption investigation. The demonstration is one of the largest since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Protest leaders have planned another demonstration on 23 June if Babis does not resign from the premiership.
Uganda (Security threat level – 4): Overnight on 4-5 June 2019, heavy rains triggered three landslides on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Uganda’s eastern Bududa district, located near the Kenyan border. Search and rescue operations are ongoing and authorities have urged individuals in vulnerable areas to evacuate and seek shelter in more secure grounds. The event destroyed the residences of at least 30 families in several nearby villages. In addition, at least six people were killed and 17 others were injured; dozens remain missing. At least 100,000 people living in the landslide-prone area require relocation, according to government officials. Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the week.
Egypt (Security threat level – 4): On 4 June 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows:
Ireland (Security threat level – 2): On 4 June 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
“Three demonstrations are scheduled on Wednesday, June 5, 2019:
Security threat levels range from 1 (Very Low) to 5 (Very High) and are determined using a comprehensive system that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The primary factors used to determine a location’s security threat level are Armed Conflict, Crime, Demonstrations/Strikes, Ethnic/Sectarian Tensions, Graft/Corruption, Kidnapping, Political Instability, Government Restriction and Terrorism.