Major attacks on aid workers: Summary statistics (2008-2018)

Last updated: September 27, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

More current data is available by accessing the database.

20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Number of incidents165155130152170265192148162158226
Total aid worker victims278295254309277474332287294313405
Total killed128108728670156122109107139131
Total injured9194841261151788810998102144
Total kidnapped*5993989792140122698972130
International victims5174462949583228432829
National victims227221208280228416300259251285376
UN staff651024491581106643714869
International NGO staff1571281481418613615217615798180
LNGO and RCS staff46554777107206986251154146
ICRC staff59105314163121310

* 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