When working internationally, emergency situations can arise due to internal (domestic) or external (international) threats:
→ Political (social unrest or a change to a repressive government);
→ Natural disasters (typhoon/hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption);
→ Crime and terrorism;
→ Health Issues (epidemic other disease);
→ Transportation safety.
Depending on the scope and nature of the activity, an University department may wish to undertake a brief or comprehensive assessment of risk, explore ways to help mitigate these risks, and plan for a response in case of emergency.