In Sudan, the worst unrest in years took place throughout the country after new austerity measures were introduced and a reduction in fuel subsidies caused the price of fuel to double. For five days, beginning on Sept.
On Sept. 14, 2012, violent mobs caused extensive property damage in Tunisia during an attack on the US Embassy and the American Cooperative School of Tunis. During the past year, two prominent Tunisian opposition party leaders were assassinated on separate occasions, Feb.
The security situation in Chad has slowly but steadily improved since the conclusion of a peace agreement between Sudan and Chad in early 2010. Despite recent stability, the security environment is historically volatile and could deteriorate unexpectedly.
India’s worst storm in 14 years hit the east coast on Oct. 13, yet officials successfully evacuated over one million people and minimized the loss of life. Only 25 deaths were recorded due to Cyclone Phailin (compared to the 10,000 killed in 1999 during Cyclone Orissa).