Thursday, July 20, 2006
Washington Post article on Americans trapped in Lebanon and some of their "do-it-yourself" evacuations due to the slow U.S. government response. It is very clear the U.S. and other governments did not have decent evacuation plans in place for their citizens. This is an excellent example of an unexpected, rapidly deteriorating situation and why up-to-date and practical evacuation plans for NGO staff are so important. 7/23/06 Update: Some interesting stats on the number of people evacuated (by nationality).