Major attacks on aid workers: Summary statistics (2007-2017)

Last updated: July 12, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

More current data is available by accessing the database.

20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Number of incidents123165155130152170265192148162158
Total aid worker victims220278295254309277474333287294313
Total killed88128108728670156122109107139
Total injured879194841261151788810998102
Total kidnapped*455993989792140123698972
International victims3451744629495832284328
National victims186227221208280228416301259251285
UN staff396510244915811067437148
International NGO staff1321571281481418613615217615798
LNGO and RCS staff3546554777107206986251154
ICRC staff4591053141631213

* Victim survived, or unknown outcome (kidnappings where victims were killed are counted in the 'killed' totals)

Key for organisation type

  • UN: United Nations
  • INGO: International non-governmental organisation
  • LNGO and NRCS: Local non-governmental organisation or National Red Cross / Red Crescent Society
  • ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IFRC: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies