Emergency Financial Assistance

With limited exceptions, there are no U.S. government funds available to assist American citizens abroad who are temporarily without money. Individuals are, therefore, asked to contact their family members, friends or their employers regarding their financial needs.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Conakry can provide a number of services to U.S. citizens who find themselves in emergency situations.

We can assist American citizens who find themselves temporarily destitute by contacting family, friends, or business associates to raise private funds and transmit these to Guinea.

We can assist Americans who become physically or mentally ill while traveling by finding medical facilities or arranging emergency travel.

We can assist American parents in cases of international child abduction and custody disputes.

While we cannot get Americans released from jail, when we are informed of the arrest of an American citizen, we will insist on prompt access, provide a list of attorneys, provide information on the local legal system, offer to contact family or friends, visit on a regular basis, protest mistreatment and, if necessary, provide dietary supplements. For more information, please visit U.S Citizen in Guinea page.