An American family vacationing in Mali was trapped when anti-government rebels launched attacks and the government closed the country’s airspace and borders.
Prior to making the trip, the family contracted with Talus Group for SafeTravel℠ planning and advice. Based on the family’s itinerary and overseas experience, we provided recommendations and protocols to follow while in Mali.
When violence erupted, the family initiated the planned protocols and minimized their risks. Talus Group maintained daily contact and monitored military and political developments. We also began staging resources from elsewhere in Africa to extract the family if the rebels became a direct threat. After nearly a week of watchful waiting, the family exited Mali safely.