State of emergency


July 6, 2022

A state of emergency or formerly known as staat van oorlog en beleg (SOB) which in English is referred to as a state of emergency is a statement from the government that can change government functions, warn citizens to change activities, or order state agencies to use emergency response plans. Usually, this situation occurs during a natural disaster, civil unrest, or after a declaration of war.


The following are some examples of emergencies in various countries.

In progress

Nepal due to Maoist rebels Egypt since the 1967 Six-Day War Israel since the 1948 War of Independence France because of the riots that started in Paris Philippines after the coup attempt against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in February 2006 Several states in the United States declared states of emergency due to Hurricane Katrina at different times: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida, West Virginia, North Carolina, Utah, and Colorado.

It's over

March 1957 in Indonesia December 2004 in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives November 2004 in Iraq January 2003 in Canberra, Australia due to forest fires October 2009 in Indonesia due to the 2009 West Sumatra Earthquake