Major attacks on aid workers: Summary statistics (2006-2016)

Last updated: May 22, 2018

Data verified up to: January 31, 2016

More current data is available by accessing the database.

Number of incidents107123165155130152170265191148159
Total aid worker victims240220278296254309277475330287289
Total killed8788128109728670156122109102
Total injured87879194841261151788811098
Total kidnapped*664559939897921411206889
International victims2634517546294958322843
National victims214186227221208280228417298259246
UN staff613965102449158110674471
International NGO staff11013215712914814186137149176157
LNGO and RCS staff553546554777107206986146
ICRC staff1045910531416312

* 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