State Department: Wide Range of Emergency Services Provided to American Citizens Overseas, but Improved Monitoring Is Needed

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2008, the Department of State (State) 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 ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 24, 2009.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2008, the Department of State (State) 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."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. State Department: Wide Range of Emergency Services Provided to American Citizens Overseas, but Improved Monitoring Is Needed, report, September 24, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298432/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.