Human trafficking is a broad term used to denote various forms of exploitation and abuse; the practice does not necessarily involve the movement of persons from one location to another. Forced labor or labor trafficking, which affects nearly 25 million people worldwide, involves one party employing techniques such as physical threats, violence, psychological coercion, abuse of the legal process, deception, kidnapping, fraud, smuggling, or other coercive means to compel another party to work. This practice encompasses child labor and debt bondage.
This practice is particularly prevalent in...
David Hurrell serves as an intelligence analyst on the Middle East and North Africa Team at WorldAware.
George Taylor, VP Global Operations, discusses air ambulance evacuations with ITIJ.
The list of potential dangers posed to an air ambulance are many - these are unpredictable environments by their very nature - and the ways in which risks have to be minimized also vary."War zones are a little bit tricky," says George Taylor, Global Operations Vice President at Maryland, US-based [WorldAware], which majors in end-to-end intelligence-driven risk management for clients in all sectors of the travel industry. A recent evacuation the company assisted with out of Yemen, which involved eight family...
Sophie is an Intelligence Analyst with WorldAware's Managed Risk Services (MRS) team and started working with WorldAware in 2015 after finishing her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Sophie also minored in Spanish and has six years of overseas living experience in Brazil and Oman. She is the editor-in-chief of WorldAware’s LGBTQ PRISM product line, including the annual worldwide risk assessment to the LGBTQ community and the quarterly newsletter.
On July 31, 2018, an AeroMexico Connect (5D) Embraer E190 operating AeroMexico (AM) Flight AM 2431 from Durango, Mexico (DGO) to Mexico City (MEX) crashed shortly after takeoff from DGO. The crash and subsequent fire destroyed the aircraft, but all 103 people onboard survived.
What We Know
Despite conflicting accounts of Flight AM 2431’s crash from sources from Mexico, several facts have been established. The aircraft crashed onto or just to the left of the runway just after takeoff, then ran off the end of the runway and came to rest approximately 300 meters (330 yards) away. Most reports...
Rohaiza joined WorldAware iJET International in June 2015 as an Intelligence Analyst for the Asia Pacific team. She primarily focuses on political and security developments in Southeast Asia and has traveled extensively in the region during her work with a conflict resolution NGO prior to joining WorldAware. She has a MSc in International Relations from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
A more in-depth version of this piece was featured in our most-recent Airline Safety Newsletter.
Several high-profile incidents have highlighted the issue of cabin depressurization on airliners. While some cabin pressure incidents can cause serious injuries or even fatalities, most pose little threat to passengers. Basic precautionary steps can help protect travelers in the event of an emergency.
Cabin Pressurization-related Incidents
Cabin pressurization incidents occur on a regular basis around the world, but the majority do not cause injuries. According to reports in The Aviation Herald...