International SOS and Control Risks support clients with operations in South Sudan

19 December 2013 ,  —


Organisations are being advised to begin implementing their evacuation plans for non-essential staff.

Resources have been deployed from International SOS and Control Risks to neighbouring countries to support our clients, establish reception teams for possible incoming evacuees and to liaise with our approved local providers.


Fighting began in South Sudan on Sunday and violence throughout Juba is restricting movement within the capital. Members are encouraged to contact one of the 27 International SOS assistance centres if they have any concerns. The International SOS and Control Risks alliance brings together the extensive global network and expertise of both companies. International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services group. Control Risks is the world’s leading global risk consultancy firm.


Detailed travel security advice is available from our Travel Security Online website, but general guidance follows:

• Continue to defer all travel to South Sudan.

• Any confirmed outbound flights from Juba airport are likely to be heavily oversubscribed. Do not travel to the airport unless a seat on a flight is confirmed.

• Overland movement remains difficult. Personnel should move only with a secure escort, along cleared routes, and under strict movement control procedures.

• Personnel remaining in South Sudan, including Juba, should remain in a secure location, with access to essential supplies and a robust and resilient local assistance network. If such support cannot be guaranteed, personnel should depart from South Sudan.


Notes to Editors

About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.


Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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About Control Risks

Control Risks is a global risk consultancy specialising in political, security and integrity risk. The company enables its clients to understand and manage the risks of operating in complex or hostile environments. Through a unique combination of services, wide geographical reach and by adopting a close partnership approach with clients, Control Risks helps organisations effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world.