Kidnapping in Foreign Countries
Kidnapping is a real and dangerous threat in many countries. The only guaranteed way to avoid kidnapping is not to go to risky areas. Since this is impractical for many travelers, the next best thing is to be aware of the risks. Some tips for surviving a kidnapping.
Today many business travelers rely on KRE insurance to deal with kidnapping, ransom, and extortion situations. KRE insurance providers include:
Palmer & Cay
Black Fox International, Inc
Seitlin & Company
Below are kidnapping statistics for various countries. Please bear in mind that only a tiny fraction [10% ?] of all kidnapping cases are reported to authorities for fear that it will trigger further kidnappings.
Have a safe trip!!
Source: Hiscox Group "(The statistics are based on those cases about which Hiscox has obtained reasonably reliable information and do not purport to represent the full extent of the problem.) * Former Soviet Union comprises the Russian Federation and the 14 fully independent republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan"
Amnesty International Report 2001
More than 300 disappearances, more than 4,000 political killings and about 1,500 kidnappings by the factions involved in the country's armed conflict. 300,000 people displaced.
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