Safety during an explosive incident:

  • Identify which door, window or stairwell offers the quickest way out of your home. Practice your route.
  • Find neighbors that you can tell about the violence and ask that they call the police if they hear a disturbance.

Safety when preparing to leave:

  • Have a bag packed and ready. Keep it hidden but easy to get to. For instance, at the house of a trusted friend or relative.
  • Leave money, an extra set of keys, copies of important documents, extra medicines and clothes with someone you trust so you can leave quickly.