State Department: Wide Range of Emergency Services Provided to American Citizens Overseas, But Improved Monitoring Is Needed
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 46 pages
In 2008, the Department of State (DoS) estimated nearly 5 million U.S. citizens lived overseas, and 64 million trips were taken overseas by U.S. citizens. Since protecting and serving U.S. citizens abroad are among State's chief priorities, State must be prepared to provide emergency assistance to Americans abroad. This report describes: (1) what services State provides to U.S. citizens who are the victims of crimes, suffer accidents, or otherwise need emergency services; (2) how State is prepared to assist U.S. citizens who are in need of emergency services; and (3) how State monitors the assistance it provides to U.S. citizens in need of emergency services. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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