As members of the Fellowship do valuable volunteer work in remote areas of the world it is important that each of you do not get in harms way. We have had stories this summer of one of the Fellows being beaten up and robbed by the police. The organization you are working for or associated with must be made aware of any threats of problems you experience and if they cannot provide for your security then you should return to Boston. I suggest you also stay in regular contact with other existing and past Blakeley Fellows to share your experiences, good and bad, as well as your advice. What you are doing this summer is wonderful, but stay safe!