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Date:5/6/2010

When Abigail Jones left to complete an internship at an orphanage in Honduras last summer, she did not anticipate getting caught in a political coup. But when the Honduran president was removed from office and soldiers took control of the town, barricading the orphanage for safety, Jones knew it was time to come home. Her mother contacted MEDEX Global Solutions, a leading international travel, medical and security assistance provider, for help.

Baltimore, MD (Vocus) May 6, 2010 -- When Abigail Jones left to complete an internship at an orphanage in Honduras last summer, she did not anticipate getting caught in a political coup. But when the Honduran president was removed from office and soldiers took control of the town, barricading the orphanage for safety, Jones knew it was time to come home. Her mother contacted MEDEX Global Solutions, a leading international travel, medical and security assistance provider, for help.

MEDEX Global Solutions is dedicated to helping individuals like Jones. More than 20 million travelers and expatriates are protected by its programs, which are offered through businesses, schools, insurance companies, and affiliations. Jones was protected through her university’s program.

MEDEX Global Solutions’ security teams quickly assessed Jones’ situation. On-the-ground resources were reporting that public transportation was not safe and there was a strong military presence in the area. While the Tegucigalpa airport was operating, getting to the airport could pose a problem.

During political turmoil, situations like Jones’ are common. Most assistance companies will pay transportation costs to evacuate travelers from a designated departure point, such as an airport. In these situations, it is incumbent on the traveler to get to that departure point on his or her own if the assistance company does not have security capab
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