Crisis24: National remembrance service in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 29.

March 25, 2019

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New Zealand: National remembrance service in Christchurch on March 29

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern announced that a national remembrance service will be held in Christchurch on March 29 to honor the victims of the recent attacks in the city. Similar events may also take place across the country on Friday. Crowded conditions and heightened security measures are likely around the service. Read more


Bangladesh: Increased security ahead of Independence Day

Individuals present in Dhaka, and Bangladesh more generally, are advised to monitor local developments, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments. Read more


Belgium: Flight disruptions possible March 25 due to strike

Flight disruptions (delays, cancelations) remain possible at Belgian airports today, due to an ongoing strike by air traffic controllers. Union leaders and management are reportedly set to meet again on March 26. Further flight delays and cancelations remain possible in the coming days. Read more


Ukraine: Presidential elections set for March 31

Individuals in Ukraine, particularly in Kyiv and other major cities, are monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. Read more


Kenya: Kisumu Airport to partially close March 18-28

Kisumu International Airport (KIS) will operate on a reduced schedule for runway maintenance from Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 28. Kenya Airways warned that it will only fly smaller aircraft into KIS due to the shortened runway and has advised travelers to confirm their reservations. Read more


Turkey: Local elections scheduled for March 31

A heightened security presence is to be expected at polling stations, public gathering places, and major transportation hubs through the electoral period. Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected on election day as well as surrounding any demonstrations or rallies in the coming week. Read more


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