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

Last updated: March 20, 2020

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

More current data is available by accessing the database.

Number of incidents165155130152170265192148162158226
Total aid worker victims278295249309277475332287294313405
Total killed128108728670156122109107139131
Total injured9194841261151798810998102144
Total kidnapped*5993939792140122698972130
International victims5174412949593228432829
National victims227221208280228416300259251285376
UN staff651024491591106643714869
International NGO staff1571281481359413615217615798180
LNGO and RCS staff46554777116207986251154146
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