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Thursday, December 01, 2022

What is Amber Alert and when is it used?

Amber Alert is used in a large number of countries around the world, although in some places it gets another name.

What Is Amber Alert
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in many countries, Amber Alert is a notification system for missing minors, implemented in 1996, The word Amber is a retro abbreviation in English (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) and refers to Amber Hagerman, an American girl who was kidnapped and found dead days later.

As experts have indicated, the first hours are critical for finding victims, alarm is issued as soon as possible and is transmitted through various means (television, radio, text messaging, email and electronic screens, among others). Its goal is to be able to find as many people as possible.

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What are the criteria for using Amber Alert?

  • It must refer to a person under the age of 18.
  • A police station has to confirm the disappearance of a minor.
  • You must have sufficient information about the child, the suspect or their vehicle.
  • There must be a serious risk to his integrity.

What to do if I get an Amber Alert?

It encourages all members of the community to be vigilant in finding abducted children and abducted suspects. If you see a child, adult, or vehicle that meets the Amber Alert description, call your local emergency services immediately and provide the authorities with as much information as possible.,

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In which countries does Amber Alert work?

  • Germany.
  • Saudi Arab.
  • Argentina (known as Alerta Sofia, named after a girl who disappeared in 2008, Sofia Herrera, whose whereabouts are currently unknown).
  • Australia.
  • Canada.
  • Costa Rica.
  • Ecuador (also known as Alerta Emilia in honor of Emilia Benavides, who was kidnapped and murdered in December 2017).
  • United Arab Emirates.
  • Dubai.
  • Spain.
  • America.
  • France.
  • Guatemala (known as the “Alba-Kenneth Alert”) for the abduction and murder of Alba Michele Espaa Diaz in 2007 and Kenneth Alexis López Agustín in 2009.
  • Mexico.
  • Nicaragua.
  • Netherlands.
  • Peru.
  • Puerto Rico.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Dominican Republic.
  • Protector.
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