Why the rise of the Wagner Group is a trend more international businesses should understand

We all read about incidents of terrorism and extremist group activity in the media every day. And this increase in non-state armed group activity, and the regions of the world they operate in, means that an increasing number of businesses will be affected.  

For example, the Wagner group is hitting the headlines with increased activities in not only Ukraine, but also Syria, Libya and Mali. And the Al-Qaeda-aligned Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) operates over a vast territory in Africa and is expanding its area of operations southwards.  

The rise of these groups is part of a broader trend, particularly in certain regions of the world. For businesses with operations or staff working in Latin America, South Asia and West Africa this expands the risks you should be thinking about and planning for.

In this article, CHC explains that businesses need to consider how the rise of non-state armed groups might affect them – including the security risks, travel risks, management and Duty of Care responsibilities this brings. Offering advice to put plans in place to deal with the potential consequences of this trend.