Saturday, August 05, 2006

Missionary Kidnappings in Haiti

AP news article on how missionaries in Haiti are being targeted for kidnappings. "Missionaries say they believe they're targeted only because they stand out as foreigners and are more vulnerable than U.N. and foreign embassy personnel, who often travel in armored convoys." An case study of why it's important to have a balanced security strategy based on the context and not exclusively rely on acceptance. 8/8/06 Update - The UN is planning on beefing up security in response to the increase in kidnappings and violence.


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