Website to trace Brits in crises
This is interesting, it's a new sevice launched by teh UK Foreign Office to track British citizens if they're abroad during an emergency, so friends and family can see if they're ok. The effort has been given new impetus as several British tourists went missing during the earthquake in China.
A service to help track down Britons caught up in emergencies abroad is being launched by the Foreign Office.
The recent quake in China and cyclone in Burma both highlighted the problems involved in trying to get hold of people possibly caught up in crises.
Travellers can now register their details with the Locate service on the Foreign Office website.
These include details of their travel plans, as well as emergency contact information for embassies and family.