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Focus on Mass Evacuations

A Moving Target: How Organizations Can Plan for Emergency Evacuations

Unlike an individual evacuation—often conducted because a person experienced a medical emergency while on work or personal travel to a location that’s not their home—mass evacuations require significant resources to move many people from one location to a designated safe haven. These evacuations are done when a natural disaster strikes, such as the recent earthquakes in Turkey; when military conflict begins, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine; or when civil unrest breaks out.