Security incident data

Last updated: May 27, 2020

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

The numbers below refer to the number of people affected. Click on a column heading to order incidents according to that column.

IDMonthDayYearsort iconCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeActor typeActor nameDetailsVerifiedSource
298May2004DR Congo020000000002022011Rape/sexual assault RaidCustody-2.981434423.8222636UnknownUnknown

2 INGO international staff wounded (1 raped, 1 shot) in armed attack by unidentified soldiers.

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5922006DR Congo001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636UnknownUnknown

1 national staff of an NGO (a partner organization of an INGO) raped

YesFocal Point
419Jan162006Guatemala010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad14.8181883-91.16233009UnaffiliatedNot applicable

1 INGO international staff member attacked and sexually assaulted in Solola while walking home, Jan 16.

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502Dec182006Sudan030000010102023120Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound11.281107525.1414136UnknownUnknown

2 INGO international staff wounded (1 raped and 1 sexually assaulted) and 1 INGO national staff guard of another organization wounded in coordinated violent attack on Gereida compound. Staff from the latter INGO were among 71 aid workers evacuated from the town as a result. Since then they maintained some basic public health services through local staff in the town, but most operations have been suspended.

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971May202008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219UnknownUnknown

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

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972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219UnknownUnknown

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

YesFocal Point
806Jan192009DR Congo080000030305058035Rape/sexual assault RaidHome1.65850129.220455UnknownUnknown

5 INGO international staff and 3 INGO national staff attacked and seriously hurt, including one who was raped and two others sexually assaulted, in raid/robbery of their house in Goma.

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1551May132009Sri Lanka100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome6.020177480.2474836UnknownUnknown

One female UN staff member was physically and sexually assaulted while on R&R in country. The motive appears to be political for a number of reasons, including because her belongings were searched during the assault as well as the location where she was treated.

YesFocal Point
863Jun272009Bangladesh001000100100001010Rape/sexual assault Mob violenceUnknown24.1273942590.42263438UnknownUnknown

1 NGO national staff raped and killed by gang in implied religious hate crime (Muslim v. Hindu).

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1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

YesFocal Point
1534Apr292013Afghanistan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound34.55104769.163852UnknownUnknown

One female INGO staff member was sexually assaulted and subsequently hospitalized after five masked men broke into the NGO guesthoust and robbed the residents.  Three other staff members were present, but seem to have been unhurt.

YesOfficial Report
1640Jun12013India010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown22.5717988.361727UnaffiliatedNot applicable

A female aid worker was drugged and sexually assaulted by a local businessman.  She subsequently attempted suicide and was hospitalized.   

PendingMedia
1929Jan152015Zambia100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome-14.8119424.797398UnknownUnknown

One female international UN consultant was sexually assaulted at knifepoint at home while sleeping. 

YesFocal Point
1985Feb2015South Sudan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackOffice/compound9.260000 29.8Staff memberContractor

An INGO worker was reportedly raped by a UN contractor. The incident occured in Bentiu, South Sudan on the UN compound. 

YesMedia
2003Sep62015South Sudan020000000002022020Rape/sexual assault AmbushOffice/compound4.85936331.57125UnknownUnknown

Two female INGO staff members were robbed and raped when the vehicle that they were in was attacked by an armed group of assailants outside of their residential compound. 

YesOfficial Report
2165Jul112016South Sudan0160000100101501516970Rape/sexual assault RaidPublic location4.85936331.57125Host StateSouth Sudanese Armed Forces

On July 11th in Juba, South Sudanese soldiers invaded Terrain Hotel, a location that was popular with international staff. According to reports, the soldiers raped 5 international staff members and killed one national staff member. Other staff members (10) were also sexually assaulted, assaulted and/or wounded by other means as a direct result of the attack. (Updated: October 2016) 

YesMedia
2490Nov172017Iraq010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.20629344.00887UnknownUnknown

A female international staff member was jogging in the park in Erbil, Iraq. She followed by a man who physically restrained her and sexually assaulted her. The assailant ran away when the female staff member started shouting.

YesFocal Point
2424Dec92017Madagascar010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-23.06475443.59048UnknownUnknown

During a night raid, armed bandits attacked a project team of four aid workers that were spending the night at the site. The team was robbed of valuables and one of the team members was raped.

YesFocal Point
2658May142018Algeria010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome36.8833333.716667UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One international female INGO consultant was raped by two individuals in their home on May 14, 2018 in Djinet town. The staff member was offered a site seeing trip by the couple, who then kidnapped her and took her to their residence where the sexual assault occured. After an investigation charges were laid on both individuals. 

YesMedia
2690Sep192018Iraq001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.31666744.00UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One female national NGO staff member was sexually assaulted in Erbil, Iraq on September 19, 2018. The assault reportedly occurred in a marketplace and the perpetrator was an aggressive vendor. 

YesFocal Point
2630Nov232018El Salvador100000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location13.48-89.183Criminal MS-13

One female UN Angecy staff member was robbed and raped by a supposed MS-13 gang member while on her way to the organization office. The assailant threatened the staff member with a knife during the attack. 

YesFocal Point
2679May162019Afghanistan001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown35.658168.0478Staff memberSecurity guard

One female midwife at an NGO clinic located in Ruyi Dab District of Samangan province was allegedly sexually assaulted by 6 local individuals and a security guard from the NGO clinic. Reports indicate the suspects are now in custody. 

PendingOfficial Report
2866May232019South Sudan010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location4.851650231.5824699UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One national INGO staff member was sexually assaulted by an unaffiliated male in Juba. She received medical attention after the attack.

YesFocal Point
2867Aug52019Mali010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad15.9181995 2.4022CriminalUnknown

One national female NGO staff member was sexually assualted after being stopped by a criminal group on the road in Menaka. She received medical attention after the assault. 

YesFocal Point
2868Oct142019Tanzania010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-4.576670230.1025009UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One national female INGO staff member was sexually assaulted by an unaffiliated male at a project site in Kasulu. 

YesFocal Point
2801Dec12019South Sudan002000020200002020Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound9.9453569 33.8090262UnaffiliatedNot applicable

Two national female staff members of an NGO in Bunj, North Kivu, were sexually assaulted by a group of unknown heavily armed perpetrators in military uniforms. At 00:00 the armed group entered the INGO compound by overpowering three guards, robbed the office and forced staff members to lay down in the common area while the assualt occured. At 13:30 14 INGO staff members including the assault victims, were relocated to Juba by plane. Official reports indicate inital inivestigations point to two possible ex-casual employees as suspected perpetrators.

YesOfficial Report
Total34360012130150380385310376