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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Update on Kabul

Many of you have been contacting FLO to ask if we have more information on the recent incident in Kabul.  First of all, we are happy to report that all Embassy personnel are safe and accounted for.   So far, all we know is on Tuesday afternoon (Kabul time), September 13, 2011, suicide bombers and gunmen launched a coordinated attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul.  Again, the U.S. Embassy is reporting no causalities among Embassy personnel.  Please refer to the U.S. Embassy website for further information.   FLO continues to follow the events taking place in Afghanistan. 

This might be a good time to remind you that FLO’s Unaccompanied Tours staff (and all of FLO) are here to support you at all times.  I encourage you to email FLOaskUT@state.gov, or call us at the numbers listed below if you would like to know more about our program.  
We would also like to remind you of the many services designed for individuals looking for counseling or life style coaching are available through MHN.  MHN is a free, anonymous, confidential service trained in telephonic counseling skills.  Access the website here at https://members.mhn.com/ and use the company code ‘unaccompaniedtour’  to login.  If you would like to call them, their number is 1 800 213 5811.  Let the telephone operator know you are associated with an unaccompanied tour through the State Department.   If you experience problems accessing the service, please contact us at 202 647 1076, FLOaskUT@state.gov

We remain committed to our motto:  Unaccompanied, but not alone.

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