The UK Foreign Office have produced this interesting interactive map to show what and where they’ve given assistance (between April 2013 and March 2014).
You can click and drag the map, zoom and also choose what incidents you are reviewing using the drop down box.
I’m not sure how it will help to prepare for a trip, but it is a stark reminder that things can and do go wrong. Hopefully, it will help remind people of the importance of being well prepared and of having appropriate travel insurance. (Read more about travel insurance, get quotes and buy online here.)