VLM takes safety concerns in Ethiopia and Kenya very seriously. We are constantly in contact with local Daughters of Charity in both countries who keep us updated on all safety-related issues. Prospective applicants should apply to VLM understanding the safety issues that may be present in both countries. If, at any point before VLM are scheduled to leave the USA, the Daughters of Charity in either country decide it is unsafe for VLM to travel, we will not travel and the trip will be cancelled.