Major attacks on aid workers: Summary statistics (2005-2015)

Last updated: May 2, 2017

Data verified up to: December 31, 2015

More current data is available by accessing the database.

Number of incidents74107123165155130152170265190148
Total aid worker victims172240220278296254309277475329287
Total killed538788128109728670156121109
Total injured96878791948412611517888110
Total kidnapped*236645599398979214112068
International victims1526345175462949583228
National victims157214186227221208280228417297259
UN staff276139651024491581106744
International NGO staff11211013215712914814186137148176
LNGO and RCS staff285535465547771072069861
ICRC staff310459105314163

* 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