International SOS provides support and assistance during political unrest in Egypt

22 June 2012 ,  —


International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security services company, and its joint venture partner, Control Risks, the world’s leading global risk consultancy firm, have assembled a team of experts on-the-ground in Egypt to assist clients with employees, their families and expatriates based in Egypt. 

In the wake of recent protests in Egypt, the team - comprising medical, security, aviation and logistics experts - is securing resources and preparing action plans that anticipate the fluid nature of the situation in Egypt. The team is also cascading critical information and advice to International SOS’s 24/7 alarm centres, so they can help members locally, who may have travellers, students or other dependents in Egypt.
Michael Hancock, Group General Manager, Assistance Worldwide for International SOS, explains: “Our paramount concern is to ensure the safety of our clients with employees in the country, and we are well placed and ready to do just that. Our ability to secure accurate intelligence on Egypt has helped us to make proactive decisions regarding incident management team deployment well ahead of any visible political unrest. Our in-house expertise allows us to prepare and support our clients through events of this nature.”  
International SOS and Control Risks are closely observing the situation in Egypt and regularly updating clients with travel advice to assist them with preparing and responding to the situation. Clients who are affected, or need evacuation support, are encouraged to call one of International SOS’ 27 alarm centres for assistance. Up-to-date information, advice and analysis are available via the International SOS membership website. (http://

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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.


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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.