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Sunday, December 16, 2007
NGO Security Scenario #10
You are working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A national staff driver is taking you and a program manager to a meeting with a government official to discuss security issues with food distribution. You are in an older car, marked with your organization's name and logo. As you head into the city, you encounter a protest and are surrounded by people. They slash the car's tires and break a window. Your driver talks to them, calming the situation down, and they leave. The driver says the police and military are coming, and that the car is in the middle of what looks like will be a violent confrontation. The car can't be driven, and you make the decision to leave the area on foot. The driver is only vaguely familiar with the neighborhood. Press the play button below to see and hear what you encounter.
What is your plan? How will you accomplish it? What are the primary threats? What are you carrying with you that will be of assistance? Share your thoughts by clicking on COMMENTS below.