Security incident data

Last updated: September 14, 2019

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.

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextsort iconLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2622May32018Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping36.58533137.056561

A male national staff member of an INGO was kidnapped in Azaz on 03 May 2018 and released on 07 May 2019. 

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2731Jul62019Mali004000040400004004Roadside IED16.6-4.466667

4 national NGO staff members were injured when their vehicle hit a road-side IED or possible landmine between Ehabak and Zouerat Elhamar, 10 km east of Razelma Commune, Timbuktu Region. The injured staff members were evacuated to a hospital for treatement, and the vehicle was severly damaged. Information about the group linked to the explosive is unknown at this time. 

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2767Sep12019Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping35.991736.3938

One national male staff member of an INGO and NGO in Syria, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Darkoush town located in the western suburbs of Idlib governate. No further information regarding the kidnapping is available at this time. 

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344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

1 UN international (Anglo-Swiss) staff stabbed in roadside assault in Harare, Jan 10.

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1075Jul32010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.65481543.94099815

A UN-contracted truck was attacked and food looted. A driver's assistant was injured.

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1074Nov262010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.33748444.184304

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked, one driver injured and food looted.

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1073Jan202010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

A UN-contracted truck driver was attacked while on the road and seriously injured.

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

1 INGO international (German) staff and their visiting parents (not included) were kidnapped in Dhamar province, located about 65 miles south of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Dec. 15 ; released 19 December. Kidnappers, who belong to the powerful Bani Dhabian tribe, abducted the three as they drove their car outside the historic city of Rada'a, about 130 kilometers south of Sana'a. Tribal sources said five men armed with AK-47 rifles snatched the three Germans from their car as they left Rada'a on the way to Sana'a.

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1206May22007Yemen002000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

2 national RC workers injured in an attack on an aid convoy in northern Yemen in Saada province, close to the Saudi border, May 2. Saada is the site of a Shiite rebellion against Yemen's Sunni-dominated govt. No word on motive.

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1072Sep242010Uganda100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown2.02055634.584167

A contracted truck was attacked by armed warriors and the driver's assistant injured.

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907Feb122010Uganda020000010101012110ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

1 INGO national staff driver was injured and 1 international consultant for the INGO (American) was injured when armed men in the Karamoja region opened fire on a group of vehicles (an INGO vehicle and a rented vehicle). The rental car driver, a police officer and a local official in the second vehicle were killed after their vehicle did not exit the ambush area (deaths not included in the database).

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581Oct312007Uganda030000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded, who escaped, by gunmen in Amuru district on Wednesday. Banditry is rife across northern Uganda, scarred by two decades of insurgency by the LRA and widespread cattle rustling by AK-47-toting Karamojong warriors. Both have a habit of ambushing then looting civilian vehicles."We suspect these were just armed thugs who targeted the cash," an army spokesman for northern Uganda, told Reuters. "It doesn't look like an LRA attack and there are no Karamojong warriors in Amuru."The LRA normally burn vehicles after attacks, but Magezi said the attackers merely robbed cash and escaped.

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548May292007Uganda100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

1 UN national staff driver killed in an ambush by gunmen, after which the UN agency temporarily suspended aid to half a million people in Uganda's drought-prone Karamoja region.

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400Oct262005Uganda040000220400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff killed, 2 national staff wounded (victims from two INGOs) in ambushes by LRA rebels, Oct 26.

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399Oct252005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA rebels, Oct 25.

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376Jun2005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA.

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307Jun192004Uganda020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

2 INGO national staff killed when food convoy to South Sudan ambushed by LRA about 15 km north of Kitgum town, June 19.

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233May2003Uganda010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed when armed group ambushed and fired on the vehicle carrying the victim and others which was reportedly returning from a peace mission to reconcile the cattle rustling pastoralist comm

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218Feb2003Uganda010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff wounded by glass when vehicle stopped, driver robbed, and gunmen fired at car while driving off.

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191Sep2002Uganda010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed.

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189Sep2002Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in attack on UN convoy.

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49Jul81998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in ambush by guerrillas from the Uganda National Rescue Front II on July 8. Vehicle also robbed and blown up.

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1112Sep82009Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

One driver shot and seriously wounded when an INGO convoy of two vehicles was ambushed. The incident occurred a few hundred metres from a GoS checkpoint. The perpetrators robbed the passengers of cash and fled.

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1111May262009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.443522.4452278

One INGO local staff was ambushed and shot by unknown armed persons while he was traveling on motorcycle. The staff member sustained gunshot wounds on his lower abdomen and was found by passerby, however he died shortly after.

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1110May162009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

One INGO staff member sustained head injuries during an attack that started when five armed men stopped and diverted an INGO rented truck with four national staff on board. The staff members were held for approximately three hours, robbed and beaten by perpetrators.

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1108Apr22009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

An INGO driver was abducted by eight armed bandits during a carjacking incident. He was released by the bandits and arrived in El Geneina town 3 days later.

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1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

Two national staff (drivers) of a UN agency went missing after their vehicle was comandeered by SPLA and were forced to drive, carrying SPLA soldiers, into an area of active conflict.

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1100Apr232011Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.18196232.356095

A national staff of a UN agency was killed during an attack by armed assailants while traveling on duty.

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1097Apr222011Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.432.4

A national staff of a UN agency was wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was ambushed by unknown armed elements wearing military uniforms.

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1066Jun52010Sudan200000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

A contracted truck was attacked when it broke down and the driver's assistant was killed. The driver was injured.

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1065Oct182010Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.190923122.7402454

A contracted truck was attacked on the road and the driver's assistant killed.

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1062Apr272010Sudan300000120300003300UnknownAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

A contracted truck was attacked by armed men. One escort detail was killed; driver and truck owner injured.

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1050Aug22010Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

1 UN agency national staff (driver) shot at in the right hand during an ambush of two vehicles carrying INGO and UN agency staff.

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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

3 Latvians working for an air service company contracted by a UN agency were abducted by a group of armed men as they were travelling in a mini-bus to their residence in Nyala. They were released on 8 Dec.

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960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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959Apr252009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1626

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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953May192009Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.523.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

1 UN national staff shot in the leg while driving to work.

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

One INGO international (American) staff and two national staff, while traveling in a two-car convoy, were stopped and kidnapped by eight armed men. Local security sources believed the abduction was financially motivated. The two national staff were released relatively quickly, while the international staff member was released on 30 August 2010. 

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929Sep72006Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.1215402523.1587067

2 INGO national staff beaten by armed men when vehicle ambushed between Um Ker and Garsila 80 kn sw of Zalingei. Robbed cash, camera and drivers license.

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876Aug42009Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff contract driver shot dead by suspected robbers in Al Deain in South Darfur on Tuesday.

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869Oct222009Sudan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 IFRC international (French/British) staff kidnapped from Darfur by a group of armed men who later demanded $1 million ransom. Released, 18 March 2010.

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829Mar212009Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff was beaten in ambush - 4 national staff of 2 INGOs were returning to

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819Mar142009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

One UN national staff driver injured when UN agency-hired commercial truck transporting food supplies from El Obeid to Nyala was attacked by two armed bandits. The perpetrators, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, fired one shot which hit the driver on the arm. Though injured, the driver did not stop and continued to Nyala. Upon arrival, he was admitted to the Nyala Teaching hospital.

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812Feb212009Sudan020000200200002000ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

2 NGO national staff killed when bandits opened fire on a passenger bus.

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1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff seriously injured during an attempted carjacking in West Darfur, 12 January 2008

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779Sep242008Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

2 INGO national staff of the local partners killed in ambush. Motive deemed political.

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760Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in a carjacking that also resulted in 2 policemen being killed (not included here).

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719Apr212008Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver aid shot and killed and 1 UN national staff guard injured delivering food on a main transport route between North and South Darfur.

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716Apr72008Sudan200000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad6.7530

Two UN national staff (contracted driver and assistant) were shot and killed by unknown assailants after delivering humanitarian food supplies to the town of Rumbek, southern Sudan.

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677Feb212005Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushProject site11.32944425.08565623

7 INGO national staff and three vehicles abducted during a food distribution. The incident lasted slightly more than 24 hours. Head of INGO office managed to negotiate their release with no injuries or ransom.

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660Dec42008Sudan060000060600006006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

6 INGO national staff injured when masked men armed with an AK-47 and hand grenade abducted and beat up the victims on the road to a volatile camp Darfur. The aid workers had been in a convoy heading to Kalma camp in south Darfur. The six aid workers - all Sudanese - are employed by an international aid organisation, which asked not to be named. Three of them were taken to hospital after the attack.

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630Jul192008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national stafff driver who was hired by a local NGO partner of the INGO in Darfur, to take staff home, was killed on Wednesday, July 19. Victim was stopped on the road from Mershing to Nyala and was shot and killed by a man carrying a weapon.

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618Jun272008Sudan100000000010011100UnknownAmbushRoad4.82487131.607858

One UN international (Ugandan) staff truck driver ambushed and killed after delivering food supplies to the agency's warehouse in Juba. Assistant escaped after steering the truck to a stop 300 metres from the site of the attack.

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600Mar242008Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed.

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599Mar222008Sudan200000200200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3836728.80767

2 UN national staff contracted drivers on their way to the Abyei state were stabbed to death by six assailants.

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598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

4 UN national staff of state water corporation team partner program, hijacked and kidnapped.

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590Jan12008Sudan000002100110012200ShootingAmbushUnknown15.593324732.5356502

1 donor agency international (American) staff and 1 national staff driver shot and killed in ambush during a New Years celebrations in Khartoum, January 1. The little-known froup Ansar Al Tawhid (Companions of Monotheism) soon claimed responsibility for the killings.

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576Oct162007Sudan200000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 UN national staff contracted drivers contracted shot and killed by unidentified assailants in Darfur, 16 October. The incident occured in South Darfur on the road between the town of Ed Daien and the city of El Obeid. The men were returning to El Obeid after delivering supplies.

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575Oct122007Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff trucking co partner was killed in South Darfur on the road between the state capital Nyala and the city of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 12 October.

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572Sep2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown12.0524.883333

1 INGO nationals staff driver was tied up and beaten and being treated at a UN clinic in Nyala.

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568Sep282007Sudan030000030300003003UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

3 INGO national staff wounded when armed men ambushed an aid convoy in Darfur, which included eight staff members. The convoy was attacked some 25 miles south of Nyala. The INGO has scaled back its operations in South Darfur after its staff suffered three attacks within a week.

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553May302007Sudan020000002200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

2 INGO national staff abducted at gunpoint when two unknown armed men stopped an INGO vehicle returning from El Hamidiya IDP camp to Zalingei, 30 May. UNDSS informed the police and local commissioner about the incident, but the two staff members and vehicle are still missing.

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530Feb172007Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff assaulted by a group of unidentified men while walking home in southern Sudan, 17 Feb. Victim was beaten with sticks and sustained injuries. The attackers took his money and other personal belongings.

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527Apr232007Sudan020000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 INGO nationals staff injured when unknown armed men attacked an INGO vehicle near Marla (55 km South East of Nyala, South Darfur), 23 April. They shot at the vehicle.

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526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

1 INGO national staff driver was hijacked with an INGO vehicle, 19 April; released on 25 April near the Chad/Sudan border and returned to El Fasher. The vehicle is still missing.

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523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 INGO national staff driver abducted by gunpoint en route to a food nutrition center, Wed Nov 23; victim alked back to Sanidadi 48 hours later, unharmed.

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512Feb2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.1666724.36667

1 INGO national staff driver briefly abducted and beaten in eastern Jebel Marra in Darfur.

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508Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when an ambulance escorted by Govt police was ambushed by 7-10 armed men in Khorbomba (Habila Kanari area, 23 km west from El Geneina), Dec 18. One policeman was also killed (not counted here) and three AK-47s

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1205Jan102007Sudan100001110200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff killed and 1 national staff of an intl organization wounded in an ambush in southern Sudan, Jan 10. Travelling with an SPLA armed convoy.

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

3 INGO national staff kidnapped when a commercial truck hired by an INGO to transport items for its water and sanitation programme was hijacked at Kaura (on the El Fasher-Kabkabiya road) by three armed men, 14 March.

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505Dec262006Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver shot and injured in ambush of two commercial trucks carrying UN agency food in Habila Kanari. Ten armed attackers, believed to be Janjaweed militia, shot at the vehicles that drove through the ambush, hitting one driver.

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5042006Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

2 UN national staff drivers in hired commercial vehicles with food commodities were ambushed by armed men on the Tawilla-Kabkabiye road from El Fasher to Kabkabiye, were beaten, then allowed to proceed. Ambushed and beaten again after 2 kilometers

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501Dec92006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff kidnapped: A vehicle belonging to an INGO operating within the area of Azerni was carjacked , Dec 9. The location of the natl staff driver and vehicle is unknown.

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500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

8 NGO national staff violently beaten in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, Dec 7. Three vehicles also stolen.

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497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

2 UN national staff drivers abducted by armed men after ambush while traveling from El Fasher through Kutum to Abdel Shakour.

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484Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver injured when beaten with a stick on the head when three UN-contracted trucks were stopped by 12 armed men when on their way from Nyala to Kass, Oct 30. All drivers were robbed of their money and mobile phones.

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483Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver suffered minor gunshot wounds when a UN convoy bringing humanitarian assistance was fired upon in South Darfur, 30 Oct. (Two passengers also suffered wounds, but not counted here.)

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482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

1 ICRC national staff driver disappeared during a hijacking incident in North Darfur and is presumed dead.

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479Sep132006Sudan030000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

3 INGO national staff flogged with the whip and sustained injuries when their vehicle was ambushed while travelling to El Geneina between Kerenek and Azerni (25 km East of El Geneina) by three men, Sept 13.

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478Sep112006Sudan040000030301014000Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

4 INGO (3 national, 1 international) staff attacked, beaten and given death threats by around a dozen masked, armed men on a road between Zalingei and Nertiti near central Jabel Marra region in Darfur, Sept. 11.

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470Aug42006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff driver shot and wounded when 3 commercial trucks carrying food aid were ambushed by armed men in Um Duraba, east of Nyala, Aug 4.

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462Jul282006Sudan010000100100001001Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff abducted in North Darfur during the hijacking of an INGO vehicle, 3 May. Victim believed to have been held in Chad and was making way back to Saraf Omra in North Darfur when caught up and killed in fighting in Helelat village near Kulb.

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460Jul192006Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver killed by a man on the road in South Darfur.

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455Jul32006Sudan010000000000111100ShootingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

One international agency staff (Kenyan) missing after ambush in southern Sudan on aid agency vehicle, 3 July. Gunmen believed to be Uganda LRA. Six others killed and 11 wounded.

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454Jul132006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle, on a routine field mission in North Darfur, was stopped by armed robbers, 13 July.

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446Jun132006Sudan600000005500116006KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 UN international staff and 5 national staff detained by SLA Abdul Wahid faction while travelling from Kutum to Irgie, June 13. SLA claimed they were stopped b/c they were not notified of the team's mission and on allegations that the natl staff were govt spies.

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424Mar192006Sudan030000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad9.5334231.66048

Three INGO national staff were injured when their vehicle was fired upon by police officers described as belonging to the Shilluk King police (an org not known to UN Police), north of Malakal, southern Sudan, March 19. Two other INGO staff in the same vehicle were unharmed.

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411Dec112005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN nationals staff struck by a bullet and later died when five UN trucks attacked between Solong and Golo in South Darfur after having already delivered food, Dec 11.

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406Nov2005South Sudan020000100110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO international (British) staff and 1 national staff killed when ambushed by LRA.

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403Oct312005Sudan020000100110012200UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 NGO international (Iraqi) staff and 1 national staff killed from demining group in another LRA ambush, Oct 31.

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402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 UN national staff and 6 INGO national staff beaten when convoy ambushed in Darfur, Oct 28.

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396Oct2005Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

1 UN national staff shot in his left hand and 80 bags of sugar was looted when truck travelling from El Obein to Nyala was attacked by 15 armed men on camel, Oct 19.

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392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

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391Sep2005Sudan01700000150150202170017UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

15 INGO national staff and 2 international staff when convoy of seven vehicles stopped when travelling from Beida to Geneina in West Darfur.

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390Sep92005Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff severely assaulted when two commercial trucks contracted by the UN were ambushed and looted at Amar Gadeed village, north of Manawashi, Sept 9.

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385Jul232005Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad13.5690733.56718

2 INGO national staffkilled when two trucks of an were ambushed and looted 10 km north of Sania Fandu, July 23.

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368May12005Sudan040000211400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad15.4509936.39998

2 RC national staff killed, 1 national staff wounded and 1 national staff kidnapped when their vehicle was attacked near the eastern town of Kassala, May 1.

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365May122005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1630

1 locally contracted truck driver for the UN was ambushed and shot dead in South Darfur, May 12.

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356Mar222005Sudan000001010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad1630

1 donor agency international staff shot and seriously wounded when convoy attacked in South Darfur, May 22. First such incident for this organization's personnel.

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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff beaten when vehicle ambushed and robbed, March 10.

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345Jan62005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 staff contracted by the UN was killed when unidentified gunman attacked an empty, 6-vehicle convoy contracted by UN returning from Mornei to Geneina in West Darfur, Jan 6.

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

3 INGO national staff kidnapped at gunpoint in rebel-held Labado, South Darfur, Dec 16.

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335Dec122004Sudan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 INGO national staff shot and killed during an attack on a convoy of humanitarian vehicles in South Darfur, Dec 12.

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326Oct2004Sudan030000110210013003Landmine AmbushRoad13.523.5

1 INGO international staff, 1 national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by landmine between Muzbat and Um Baru in Darfur.

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264Oct32003Sudan0100000820100000100010Landmine AmbushRoad1230.75

8 INGO national staff killed, 2 national staff wounded when their vehicle hit a mine on the road from Kauda to Karkar, Oct 3.

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230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO national staff killed by rocket grenade aimed at car.

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220Mar102003Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff beaten with rifle butt and kicked when the agency's and an INGO's vehicles ambushed in Darfur, March 10.

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157Sep2001Sudan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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146May2001Sudan000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC international (Danish) staff killed when plane downed by projectile fired from unknown origin.

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132Dec202000Sudan002000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

2 national staff, one from an INGO and one from a national NGO, killed in ambush on Dec 20.

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107Mar2000Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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101Jan2000Sudan080000700710018008UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

8 INGO staff (7 national, 1 international) killed killed in attack on vehicle.

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97Jan82000Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown8.92772129.788925

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Al Wahdah State on Jan 8.

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46Jun91998Sudan204000330600006003ShootingAmbushRoad1131

2 UN national staff killed along with 1 national RC worker were killed when gunmen fired on UN vehicle in South Kordofan June 9 (3 other RC workers wounded).

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1215Oct272008Sri Lanka100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 UN national staff in Sri Lanka was injured during a hand grenade attack at a police checkpoint in Batticaloa.

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680Apr212007Sri Lanka010000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff injured by a IED/Claymore attack, as he happened to pass by on a motorbike.

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573Sep272007Sri Lanka010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

1 NGO national staff killed by roadside bomb. The victim was providing food for displaced people inside a rebel-held area in Mannar, Sri Lanka and was killed by a remotely launched mine attack.

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563Aug202007Sri Lanka020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.666980.0181

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Jaffna, as they traveled to work. The group, which has 300 staff in Jaffna, had suspended its work on the peninsula to determine how to improve staff security.

Official Report
540Mar242007Sri Lanka004000130400004103Landmine AmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff injured when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers exploded a claymore mine targeting a vehicle belonging to the aid agency in Mannar at around 12.30pm on Saturday.

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477Sep112006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.571181.2335

1 INGO national staff killed in Trincolamee District. Shot when returning to the office on INGO's motorcycle. No known motive.

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438May152006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.759343980.4999646

1 INGO national staff driver shot and killed returning from work near Vavuniya, May 16.

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431Apr102006Sri Lanka030000210300003102Landmine AmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff driver wounded in Jaffna peninsula, where an anti-personnel mine exploded, striking both a Sri Lankan army vehicle and the workers' vehicle.

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228Apr202003South Africa010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-25.7448628.18783

1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle carjacked in Pretoria, 20 April. Victim escaped under fire.

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1079Nov132010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

A driver contracted by a UN agency was shot and killed and food aid was looted. The incident was apparently linked to a clan dispute.

Official Report
1067Nov252010Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location2.03333345.35

A vehicle hired by a UN agency was shot at and the driver was injured while picking up staff from the airport.

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1031Dec42010Somalia020000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad1044.5

One national staff (a security guard) killed and another national staff (a community mobilizer) wounded when their vehicle stumbled upon an ambush. The INGO they worked for was distributing cash and the money was being delivered by a local money transfer company, known as hawala. The two staff were travelling 70 km behind the hawala and came across the bandits, who had been holding the money transfer staff for almost an hour.

Media
992Jul192010Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff member kidnapped by masked armed men while traveling to Terdishe from Mogadishu. Driver was released a short time later.

Media
952Oct52009Somalia200000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.03333345.35

2 UN national staff contracted drivers shot and killed during an ambush.

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854Jun242009Somalia010000010100001101UnknownAmbushRoad748

1 INGO national staff driver injured and passenger killed (not included here) when INGO vehcile came under attack, transporting a patient for medical care. Vehicle stolen.

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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff director abducted by armed men. Other passengers released unharmed.

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836Apr92009Somalia003000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad3.9698342.44122

3 NGO national staff shot and killed by hooded gunmen in a town near the Ethiopian border. The head of the relief group, which operates in southern Somalia, his colleague and the driver were killed as they were leaving for a field trip in a southwestern town on Thursday.

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824Mar162009Somalia400000001100334004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.8095843.24628

3 UN international (1 Azerbaijan, 1 Ghanean, 1 French) staff and 1 UN national staff abducted in Wajid, southern Somalia. They have been abducted by gunmen despite their own armed escort - and with no shots fired - as they prepared to leave the country for Nairobi.

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815Apr192009Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad4.00000343.999993

2 INGO international (Belgian doctor, Danish nurse)staff kidnapped on their way back from a project site; released April 28. Their abductors had demanded a ransom.

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797Aug302008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff shot and injured while travelling in a private vehicle in Merka, 30 August 2008.

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1219Feb142008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed

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788Oct112007Somalia002000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff wounded when driving their belonging to an INGO. The gunmen stopped the car and reportedly shot and wounded the two occupants before driving away with the vehicle.

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787Aug42007Somalia002000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad141.5

1 NGO national staff security guard killed and 1 national staff driver seriously wounded when the NGO mission was ambushed between Dobley and the Kenyan border. 2 other staff lightly wounded (not counted here).

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724Oct152008Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.7976744.90755

1 INGO national staff driver and a bystander (not included) injured when two armed men attempted to kidnap a senior INGO officer.

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717Jun52007Somalia020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff driver (daily hire) killed and 1 national staff injured when TFG forces starting shooting at unmarked vehicle passing a military convoy (the Prime Minister

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671May72008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.650727948.3009945

One UN-contracted driver died after being shot at a checkpoint in central Somalia. The incident occurred when a convoy of 12 UN contracted trucks, loaded with food, was stopped by militiamen demanding money at an illegal checkpoint, 30 kilometres north of Galkayo in Mudug region. A militiaman opened fire on the trucks, and shot one of the drivers who later died in hospital. The 275 metric tons of food aboard the trucks was not looted.

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641Oct62008Somalia300000110201013102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

One UN international (Italian) staff and one UN national staff were wounded and one UN national staff driver was killed in a remote-controlled IED attack in southern Somalia. Those wounded were not in critical condition, but the driver died on the way to the hospital.

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631Jul272008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.408542.9771

One UN national staff severely wounded Sunday in the southern town of Dinsor by unknown gunmen. Victim's car was stopped on the way between Dinsor and Baidoa, and he was shot several times and left for dead. The gunmen also fled with the victim's car.

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616Jun302008Somalia140000005500005100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

4 INGO national staff and 1 UN national staff kidnapped near Elasha Biha area by ARS armed wing.

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614Jun292008Somalia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff (staff member and a driver) killed by unknown gunmen in El-Berde, 420 km northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were killed while travelling in a vehicle, having just left work. The organization suspends operations.

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610Jun122008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed by Somali gunmen while driving in a convoy of trucks taking relief food from Mogadishu to the Bay and Bakool regions.

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609Jun112008Somalia002000200200002200ShootingAmbushUnknown2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff (a director and his driver) were shot and killed by four men driving Suzuki vehicle. The killers took the vehicle, laptop computer, one mobile phone and a guard. Unconfirmed reports indicating that the killers are from the TFG forces based at Fagah road junction in Yaqshid district. Motive of the killing is not yet clear.

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606May222008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

1 national RC driver shot and killed by two unidentified men armed with pistols overnight Thursday. The driver, rented his personal car for the use of the organization's humanitarian operations in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region. There was no motive available for the fatal shooting of the driver, but local sources expressed their suspicion that anti-government groups are responsible for the killing.

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601Apr12008Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad042

2 UN international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff contractors seized by unknown gunmen in southern Somalia on their way to Buale. Taken to Jilib town 280km south of Mogadishu.

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594Jan282008Somalia040000100121034103Roadside IEDAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

2 INGO international staff (1 French logistics expert, 1 Kenyan doctor) and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO international (Kenyan) wounded when a roadside IED detonated in close proximity to two INGO vehicles near the town of Kismayo. The first vehicle was hit badly and all three people died. The second vehicle carrying staff and a security guard hit the land mine lightly and the staff sitting at the front seat was wounded. Three other civilians were injured (not included) and a local journalist killed (not included). No one claimed responsibility.

Official Report
588Dec262007Somalia020000000000222020KidnappingAmbushRoad11.278479849.1799522

2 INGO international (1 Spanish, 1 Argentine) staff (a doctor and nurse) kidnapped and freed, Jan 2. The police captured two of the kidnappers after a heavy exchange of gunfire. The abduction in Bosasso port came two days after gunmen in Puntland released a French journalist whom they kidnapped and held for eight days demanding $80,000 in ransom.

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567Sep202007Somalia001000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location2.1166745.4

1 national RC driver seriously injured when three gunmen armed with pistols carjacked a vehicle at Bakara market in Hawil-wadag district in Mogadishu.

Official Report
555Jun272007Somalia020000002200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff a doctor and his driver killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The doctor was slain late Wednesday in El-Berde, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu. Orgnaization rep said he might have been a victim of an inter-clan feud in the region. Residents said the gunmen also shot the driver as he tried to protect the aid worker. "Three men armed with AK 47 rifles stopped the doctor in town and one of them shot him twice. His driver, Lel Idris, was also shot by another gunman while trying to protect the doctor," said Hassan Sheik Ali, a resident.

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452Jul42006Somalia700000340700007007ShootingAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

3 UN national staff killed and 4 national staff wounded when gunmen attacked UN-contracted trucks delivering food aid in southern Somalia, July 4. Local militia refused the convoy entry into Dhobley near border with Kenya.

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429Apr122006Somalia600000240600006600UnknownAmbushRoad3.1138343.6498

2 UN national staff guard/escorts killed and 4 national staff guard/escorts wounded during an attempted robbery and ambush of UN convoy near Baidoa, April 12.

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405Nov162005Somalia100000100100001001Landmine AmbushRoad9.5274945.537472

1 UN national staff killed when vehicle hit landmine southwest of Burao, Nov 16.

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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294Apr2004Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

One INGO national staff seriously wounded when vehicle ambushed by clan militia near Belet-Hawa. Appeared to be revenge for theft by a rival clan.

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288Mar2004Somalia030000100111023012UnknownAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

2 INGO (1 international [Kenyan], 1 national) staff killed and 1 international (German) staff wounded in ambush in Somaliland at a roadblock outside the capital Hargeisa.

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

1 UN international staff abducted North of Kismayo on the way to Jamaame in Lower Juba Region; released after 9 days.

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257Sep2003Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Kenyan) staff shot and killed while driving in revenge attack stemming from cattle rustling.

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219Mar2003Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo.

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187Aug2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

1 UN national staff kidnapped en route to work in Mogadishu, held for 6 days.

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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155Jul142001Somalia800000620800008008ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

2 UN national staff wounded and 6 killed when UN relief convoy ambushed by militiamen loyal to warlord Osman Atto near Mogadishu, July 14.

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118Jul2000Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

UN natl staff, Dr. Salad Osoble, shot and wounded on road to Mogadishu by bandits.

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116Jun2000Somalia010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 international agency international (German) staff stabbed to death in car reportedly by deranged man.

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110Apr152000Somalia020000110200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.842753944.5937239

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush in Brava-Merka Roa on April 15.

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99Jan282000Somalia050000500500005500UnknownAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

5 INGO national staff killed in attack on aid convoy on Jan 28.

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98Jan2000Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

1 INGO national staff killed during an ambush north of Mogadishu.

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96Jan2000Somalia000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 ICRC national staff shot and wounded when returning from a relief distribution.

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84Sep151999Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed in road shooting Sept 15-16.

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64Jan1999Somalia020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in south Mogadishu, Lenin Road. Not clear if the attack aimed at the organization

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50Jul1998Somalia700000250700007007UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

2 UN national staff killed and 5 wounded when convoy attacked.

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43Apr151998Somalia0017200011009910208KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

9 internationals and 1 national working for ICRC/IFRC kidnapped as their aircraft landed in Mogadishu (5 ICRC internationals, 2 IFRC delegates, 1 national RC worker kidnapped along with 2 pilots (labelled here as ICRC)). The victims were a Somali, an American, a South African.

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14Jun191997Somalia010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-0.3666742.53333

1 INGO driver killed by Al Ittihad militia in Kismayo on June 19.

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11Jun1997Somalia100000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown2.2541.16667

1 UN national staff beheaded by Al-Ittihad militia after ambush near Tulo-Burago village in Gedo region. Another 3 UN national staff (not included) bound, questioned and later released. The victim, a senior SNF Commander, was the apparent target of the Al-Ittihad militia.

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1054Oct172010Sierra Leone010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.4631769-10.7846261

1 local employee of an INGO was attacked at night while she traveled in a commercial vehicle. Men attacked her with knives and sticks, stole valuables, and took her to an isolated location for around 3 hours. She was hospitalised for injuries.

Focal Point
6May71997Sierra Leone300000120300003102UnknownAmbushUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

1 UN national staff driver killed and 2 UN national staff wounded when UN assessment team ambushed May 7.

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474Sep12006Senegal000400020211024004Landmine AmbushRoad12.6981731-15.53551051

1 ICRC international (Swiss-American) staff killed, 3 (2 national, 1 international) staff wounded when their vehicle struck a mine or unexploded ammunition in Senegal's southern Casamance region. Villagers allied with rebels are accused of planting the mine to target gov

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105Mar42000Rwanda100000000010011100ShootingAmbushUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

1 UN international (Liberian) staff shot and killed by unknown assailant while sitting in their car in Kigali, March 4.

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26Oct1997Rwanda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.964663130.0644358

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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1027Nov262010Philippines100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.95124.23333

A gunman shot dead a Filipino driver (employee of a contractor) delivering aid for the UN. Motive not established.

Media
669Dec212008Philippines100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad7.916667124.333333

1 UN national (Filipino) staff killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked a UN truck on Mindanao island. The truck had just delivered food to hundreds of families displaced by fighting between the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) when it was ambushed near the town of Calanogas in Lanao del Sur Province on the evening of 21 December.

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754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

2 INGO national staff were beaten in ambush when a group of approx. 10 youth blocked the road in front of INGO vehicle and robbed the team of cash, but left vehicle.

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1087Jan252011Pakistan002000200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.7945566.72068

Two workers for a local NGO (a driver and a female staff) were shot and killed on the spot while traveling 50 km from the provincial metropolois.

Official Report
1085Jan112011Pakistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2866

Three national staff of a local NGO (an implementing partner of a UN agency) were kidnapped by unidentified armed men. They were released several days later.

Official Report
912Mar132010Pakistan003000300300003300Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad34.572

3 NGO national staff killed in a suicide bomb explosion at a checkpoint. Up to 13 others killed and 53 injured. Local Taliban claimed responsibility.

Media
909Feb182010Pakistan040000103400004400Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad2866

4 INGO national staff including one driver kidnapped after their vehicle was stopped on the road by armed men. 1 INGO national staff driver reported killed 15 June by Taliban after not receiving ransom. Three remaining staff released on 14 July.

Media
838Apr152009Pakistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad34.572

1 INGO national staff killed by suicide bomb while stopped at a police checkpoint.

Official Report
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

4 INGO national staff (female aid workers and their male driver) kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by a donor agency.

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808Feb22009Pakistan200000100100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

1 UN international (American) staff official kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver was killed when gunmen working for the Balochistan Liberation United Front stopped their vehicle; released two months later, 4 April.

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764Aug132007Pakistan0100000460100000100010Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.4599372.50237

4 INGO national staff killed and 6 national staff injured when an INGO vehicle was struck by a roadside IED in the Ushu Valley, near the tourist resort of Kalam in the Swat district.

Focal Point
725May212008Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnaped in NWFP Pakistan during a road movement; released unharmed 3 weeks later.

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

3 UN national staff (two staff and a guard) were abducted earlier on Monday as they were travelling through the Khyber region, towards the Afghan border; released unharmed after security forces attacked the kidnap gang.

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673Feb22008Pakistan002000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

2 NGO national staff kidnapped as they traveled in the org's marked vehicle during mission to Torkham; released with no ransom paid after 14 days.

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308Jun162004Pakistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.3034970.89848

2 NGO national staff seriously injured when five unidentified armed men opened fire on their vehicel near Maryan, June 16.

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954Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.28823134.253606

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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802Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff driver killed and 1 UN national staff driver injured when UN convoy was hit by tank shell in Gaza. UN suspended all operations.

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306Jun2004Nigeria030000030300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad9.60003597.9999721

3 INGO national staff suffered minor injuries when they were ambushed, robbed and carjacked (in trunk) then abandoned.

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697Jun132008Mozambique010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-25.966213332.5674498

1 INGO national staff abducted by carjackers, forced to go with them, chased by the police who shot one of the car jackers forcing the car to crash.

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892Nov292009Mauritania030000000000333210KidnappingAmbushRoad20.06194-15.14889

3 INGO international (Spanish) staff kidnapped when they became separated from a convoy carrying supplies- one had been shot 3 times in the leg trying to escape. One victim released March 2010, the other two in August 2010.

Media
759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

Focal Point
758May202008Malawi010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-13.938821133.9169552

1 INGO national staff (driver) abducted after stopping by armed men who forced him to drive them. The driver saw a motorcyclist following them and the two men in his vehicle were phoning him giving each other instructions on how to attack the driver and get away with the vehicle. Upon hearing this, the driver decided to stop the vehicle removed the keys and ran away.In the process the robbers tore his shirt and cut him in the head with a knife.When the villagers came out for his rescue, the robbers fled without stealing anything from the vehicle.

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263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff robbed and assualted by passing LURD patrol.

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223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

2 INGO national staff and 1 international killed on road, March 9.

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172Feb2002Liberia010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff ambushed and killed.

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56Sep1998Kosovo000400120301014103Landmine AmbushRoad42.5623196520.9060579

1 ICRC male national staff killed and 3 ICRC (1 international New Zealand, 2 nationals) staff wounded when ICRC car hit landmine.

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961May302009Kenya100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad335.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

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661Dec82008Kenya010000010100001010ShootingAmbushUnknown0.04682140.310412

1 INGO national staff nurse attacked and wounded by gunmen in a northern Kenya region which hosts camps for Somali refugees.

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603May72008Kenya100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2037613534.34841239

1 UN international (Zimbabwean) staff killed by unidentified gunmen in remote northwestern Kenya. Victim ambushed late on Wednesday while driving near a UN camp in Lokichoggio, the main humanitarian operations hub for South Sudan.

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510Jan272007Kenya010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.25697536.803277

1 INGO international staff Regional Director killed in a carjacking attempt in Nairobi.

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338Dec182004Kenya010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush by bandits in North Korea, Dec 18.

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278Jan2004Kenya011000010101012002UnknownAmbushRoad1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO international staff wounded and local NGO national staff wounded in vehicle carjacking and robbery.

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558Jul92007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff doctor kidnapped early on Monday on his way home from work and killed in the southern city of Basra. The organisation has suspended its demining programme in the region until the circumstances of the murder have been clarified. His body was found two days later and the preliminary investigation does not indicate that this crime was an attack against the demining work" of the organisation.

Official Report
513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 IFI national staff driver seriously wounded in a shooting in Baghdad; was evacuated from the country.

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506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff engineer shot while driving car in Baghdad at night. Perpetrators/motives unknown.

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481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 NGO national staff killed at a checkpoint run by a sectarian militia in Baghdad, Oct 7.

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357Apr2005Iraq020000100110012110Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO staffers - international director and national director - both killed by suicide car bomber apparently targeting US military convoy.

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351Feb2005Iraq010000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff died at bus station when car bomb exploded.

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314Aug302004Iraq004000040400004004UnknownAmbushRoad31.989244.3291

4 RC national staff wounded when convoy attacked on road from Baghdad to Najaf, Aug 30.

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299May2004Iraq010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad31.0579946.25726

1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired upon while on road to Nasiriyah.

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

2 INGO international (Japanese) stafff kidnapped on road near Ramadi by Saraya al Mujahideen, April 8.

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283Feb92004Iraq001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when vehicle ambushed in attempted hijacking between Basrah and Safwan, Feb 9.

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277Jan2004Iraq002000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

2 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Basra.

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268Nov92003Iraq001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired on between Basra and Safwan, Nov 9.

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267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 NGO national staff injured by landmine en route to airport in Baghdad, Nov 4.

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255Sep2003Iraq020000010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 INGO international (British) staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush in Mosul.

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253Sep212003Iraq100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad36.33543.11889

1 UN national staff killed in convoy attacked Sept 21 (non-UN vehicles with UN shipment) on road between Erbil and Mosul.

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237Jul2003Iraq000200010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC international staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush.

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236Jul152003Iraq200000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

1 UN national staff killed and 1 national staff member wounded when convoy attacked, July 15.

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226Apr2003Iraq040000200202024003ShootingAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO international (Malaysian) staff wounded and 1 national killed in ambush.

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381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff stopped and beaten by TNI - angry victim had not delivered to army camp.

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459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

1 INGO national staff killed in Mumbai train bombings (terrorism), July 11.

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1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

A contracted truck was attacked by 12 unidentified perpetrators. Food stolen and driver injured.

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1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked. Two drivers were shot and injured.

Focal Point
1019Oct82010Haiti010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown18.53249872.333064

A national employee of an INGO was killed when he was shot by unknown assailants in his car shortly after cashing a check for $2000.

Official Report
437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

2 INGO national staff seriously wounded when their car was hijacked.

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419Jan162006Guatemala010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad14.8181883-91.16233009

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

Archived
1102May132011Ethiopia400000112400004103KidnappingAmbushUnknown8.5305644.795

One UN driver was killed, another staff wounded, and two staff captured when their UN agency vehicle was attacked by gunmen, in an area where pro-government forces are engaged in counter-insurgency operations against the ONLF. Each side blamed the other for the attack. UPDATE: the 2 kidnapped individuals were released on 30 June. 

Media
793Jul12008Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.0249738.74689

1 UN national staff in Ethiopia was shot and injured by armed robbers on the road between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa, while travelling on private business , 1 July 2008.

Focal Point
7822008Ethiopia003000300300003003Landmine AmbushRoad9.14540.489673

Three national staff of a local partner organization of an INGO were killed in a mine incident returning from an area they worked under a sub-grant.

Focal Point
103Feb2000Ethiopia020000100101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 international staff wounded when vehicle ambushed.

Archived
47Jun251998Ethiopia000600000000666105KidnappingAmbushRoad744

6 ICRC international staff (1 Swiss, 5 Somali) abducted when travelling from Gode to Degeh Bur in three marked vehicles on June 25. On July 3 the Islamic group al-Ittihad al-Islami claimed responsibility, stating that the hostages were under investigation for

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489Nov82006Eritrea200000000002022002Landmine AmbushRoad15.2537.5

Two UN international staff seriously injured when their car hit a landmine in the middle of the main road from Tsorena to Forto, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ), Nov. 8.

Archived
249Aug102003Eritrea030000210300003102ShootingAmbushUnknown15.950031937.9999668

2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national wounded in ambush when assailants opened fire on the vehicle near Adobha, Aug 10.

Archived
750Sep172006El Salvador010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.69294-89.218191

1 INGO national staff Country Director was driving into Quezaltepeque to Santa Tecla railroad when an armed man attempted to stop the car. Victim decided to accelarate the vehicle and in order to avoid any shot she lowered her head. The car crashed into a barrier and rolled over. The CD was injured but recovered well.

Archived
1096Apr102011DR Congo020000010101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.3953429.13779

Two staff (one national, one international) were wounded when unidentified armed men in military uniforms attacked and looted an INGO vehicle.

Official Report
1052Dec172010DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown-0.6666728.75

2 drivers from an INGO beaten and threatened with death during an attack on their organisation's vehicle, in which goods and money were stolen.

Focal Point
1048Sep232010DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-0.6666728.75

1 national staff (driver) wounded when the INGO vehicle he was driving was shot at on the road.

Focal Point
962Dec12009DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad0.124969429.2919545

1 UN national staff contracted driver was injured during a convoy attack.

Focal Point
923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

One INGO national staff wounded during ambush while in convoy with another (UN) vehicle.

Focal Point
868Sep302009DR Congo020000101200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped. Returning from a supervisory visit to a shelter construction site, a vehicle containing two INGO national workers was traveling in a convoy with other civilian vehicles when unidentified gunmen attacked the group. During the attack, the INGO driver was taken and has now been reported safe by the INGO. The other worker was severely beaten and left on the side of the road. The victim was able to crawl for help to the nearby village, and later died while en route to a hospital.

Archived
1212Dec102008DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.620560129.1556919

1 INGO national staff attacked by FARDC elements in Nzulo, in Masisi territory, on the road towards Sake, 10 December. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition.

Archived
665Dec152008DR Congo020000110200002200UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.200361129.4308888

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 INGO national staff driver injured on Monday, 15 December 2008 in Burai, a few km outside of Rutshuru town. Their vehicle was attacked by a group of unidentified armed men.

Archived
1211Oct292008DR Congo020000000002022020UnknownAmbushRoad-1.15766729.4312218

2 INGO international staff wounded when attacked as they sought to flee the town of Kiwanja, two hours north of Goma, October 29. Eight INGO vehicles carrying the three foreigners (there was also a Guinean doctor), all the Congolese staff not originally from the region, and some of their family members (a total of 28 persons), drove a few kilometres toward the Monuc base. There they joined other humanitarian vehicles and formed a "protected" convoy, with UN tanks and Uruguayan peacekeepers in the front and back of the line.

Archived
418Jan2006DR Congo030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.841180229.3884586

3 INGO national staff kidnapped: vehicles hijacked with their drivers for 7 days (1 for 7 days, 2 for 3 days) in Rutshuru. By FARDC to transport troops & materials.

Archived
416Jan2006DR Congo100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff driver killed during robbery by military in Goma.

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413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

2 ICRC national staff beat up when vehicle ambushed by military police who also stole vehicle.

Archived
377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

2 INGO national staff kidnapped with vehicle, June 1; released the next day.

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330Nov2004DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushUnknown1.5594130.25224

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when four colleagues attacked by unidentified gunmen south of Bunia, Nov 15.

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213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

5 RC national staff wounded when car was fired upon near Uvira.

Archived
167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

3 INGO national staff kidnapped when vehicle ambushed on Kindu-Kalima road on Jan 25- later released.

Archived
142Apr262001DR Congo000600400420026420UnknownAmbushRoad1.562530.2484167

2 ICRC international (Swiss, Colombian) and 4 national staff ambushed and killed near Bunia.

Official Report
138Mar272001DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.7815612.63389

1 UN national staff shot and killed by gunmen in ambush and stole victim's vehicle in Kimpese, March 27.

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119Jul92000DR Congo020000010101012101UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 INGO national and 1 international (Kenyan) wounded along with 3 other health workers (not counted here) in July 9 ambush that killed local health center director (also not counted here).

Archived
109Apr2000DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad1.56666730.25

2 INGO national staff hijacked in Bunia, Ituri by militia and forced to transport weapons. Led to organization's withdrawal from province.

Archived
108Apr42000DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.405586629.1375509

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Uvira, April 4.

Archived
38Jan1998DR Congo000100100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush.

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31Nov1997Congo000300120300003003UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC natl staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush.

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2112002Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff killed by gunfire from passing military convoy.

Archived
2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded from passing helicopter at a crossroad.

Archived
182Jul2002Chechnya020000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

2 INGO national staff seriously injured when vehicle hit by roadside IED.

Archived
144Apr182001Chechnya020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded after being shot in a car and later died.

Archived
137Jan92001Chechnya020000000001122200KidnappingAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO international staff kidnapped, Jan 9 and released Feb 4. 1 INGO international staff of another organization wounded when the kidnappers fired on convoy.

Archived
88Oct1999Chechnya003000210300003003Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

2 RC national staff killed and 1 wounded in aerial bombardment of humanitarian convoy.

Archived
1046Oct172010Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.21249518.3396815

1 national staff (driver) of an INGO was severely beaten during an ambush on the road.

Focal Point
883Oct242009Chad020000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad12.119154315.0502758

1 UN national staff of a NGO partner killed and 1 UN national staff driver wounded in their vehicle by bandits.

Media
691Jun182007Chad030000030300003003Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.5166722.08333

3 INGO international staff beaten when four staff and a rental car driver were ambushed (only counted the the three). Two vehicles and their contents were stolen. Staff were considered missing for many hours as they made their way back to base.

Archived
678Nov252006Chad010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown14.52517420.928701

1 INGO national staff wounded when rebels took the town of Biltine and forced the INGO staff member to hand over a car, after which victim was severely beaten. They returned a few days later and took another vehicle from the compound the INGO staff were sheltering in.

Archived
628Jul262008Chad000100000001011001ShootingAmbushRoad13.83305620.834722

1 ICRC international staff shot twice by uniformed men in Abeche, Saturday night, 26 July, at 8:20pm. In a two car convoy entering the compound, the ICRC's staff received impact of bullets in the abdomen- was seriously injured and evacuated in Switzerland for further medical care. A laptop has been stolen during the attack. ICRC says that it is an act of banditry, a carjacking that could have been deadly. The staff has been relocated in Abeche and ICRC is not suspending humanitarian activities but will seriously think about the impact of this attack.

Archived
602May12008Chad010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

1INGO international (French) staff shot and killed while traveling in a three-car convoy of relief agencies near the Sudanese border. The convoy was stopped by a group of armed men who opened fire. The killing took place just 9 km (6 miles) east of Forchana, where French marines serving in the EU force (EUFOR) have set up a base and have been sending out regular patrols in the region.

Focal Point
585Dec62007Chad100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.745318.5508

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed working out of the agency's field office in Danamadji. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still not clear.

Official Report
434May72006Chad100000000001011010ShootingAmbushOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

1 UN international (Spanish) staff shot and seriously wounded by gunman in military fatigues during hijacking of vehicle in Abeche, May 7.

Archived
881Sep212009Central African Republic080000323800008305UnknownAmbushRoad6.349792925.6508738

3 INGO national staff killed and 2 INGO national staff wounded and 3 INGO staff missing when LRA attacked the INGO's vehicle.

Media
543Jun112007Central African Republic010000000010011010ShootingAmbushRoad7.2426916.44059

1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed Monday while traveling from the group's regional base in the African country as part of an ``exploratory mission'' checking on health conditions in the town of N'Gaoundal. Rebels control much of the area where the victim was killed, but it was unclear whether they were involved in the attack

Archived
428Apr92006Central African Republic300000210300003102ShootingAmbushRoad5.2516917.64362

2 UN national staff doctors were killed and 1 national staff driver wounded by unknown armed men who fired on their vehicle between Bossembele and Yaloke, northwest of Bangui, April 9.

Archived
1061May182010Cameroon100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown9.307069813.3934527

Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush.

Focal Point
1Jan1997Cambodia000100100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.07092855103.099916

1 ICRC national staff killed while working in Banteay Meanchey province.

Archived
672Dec302008Burundi020000000011022002ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

1 INGO international (French) staff killed and 1 INGO international (French) wounded. The two were travelling in a marked vehicle in Ruyigi when the gunman opened fire. The vehicle was not robbed and the reason for the attack was not known.

Focal Point
589Dec312007Burundi020000000011022020ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

1 INGO international (French) staff killed and 1 INGO international (French) one badly wounded and evacuated. Three INGO international staff were escorting two national colleagues to the INGO's regional headquarters in Ruyigi province, when a gunman opened fire late Monday. The agency also said it was temporarily suspending all its operations in the central African nation until more information was available about the incident, but had no immediate plans to evacuate its staff. Thge INGO said they didn't know if we were targeted as a humanitarian agency or if they were under fire by accident. There are several hypotheses with one reporter cited as saying,"They fled after that without trying to steal anything...as if the whole operation had been aimed to kill."

Archived
169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

Archived
141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

4 UN national staff wounded when UN vehicles attacked, April 3.

Archived
133Dec2000Burundi010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO international (British) staff killed in bus attack.

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87Oct1999Burundi300000010120023003UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded, 2 internationals killed (1 Chilean, 1 Dutch) and others escaped unharmed during ambush of joint UN assessment team.

Archived
53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush on RN 9 in Bubanza's Gihanga commune July 11.

Archived
48Jun1998Burundi010000000010011000UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 INGO international (Danish) staff killed by car thieves in Bujumbura.

Archived
45Apr1998Burundi010000000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 INGO international staff ambushed and killed by bandits in Bujumbura, April 22.

Archived
271Dec182003Angola070000610700007700Landmine AmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

6 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by landmine, Dec 18.

Archived
202Nov302002Angola0120000750120000120012Landmine AmbushRoad-15.820.25

Seven INGO national staff were killed and five wounded when their car hit a landmine near the southeastern Angolan city of Mavinga.

Media
151Jul52001Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-12.776539215.7320468

1 UN national staff killed in convoy ambush near Huambo, July 5.

Archived
112May2000Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked.

Archived
102Jan2000Angola050000320500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-14.0666714.08333

3 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush near the town of Quilengues.

Archived
85Sep161999Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staf killed when convoy attacked Sept 16.

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79Jun1999Angola020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad-7.611732315.0563515

2 INGO national staff killed when 80-truck convoy was ambushed in the north Angolan province of Uije including some aid vehicles June 16. Approx 60 dead or missing including 54 civilians.

Archived
78Jun1999Angola040000220400004103UnknownAmbushProject site-9.184214813.9624111

2 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded when ambushed by armed men wearking UNITA uniforms during polio eradication campaign in Barraca, Bengo Province.

Archived
72Apr141999Angola050000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

5 INGO and NGOs national staff killed in ambush April 14.

Archived
59Nov1998Angola300000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

2 UN natlional staff killed and 1 wounded in convoy ambush.

Archived
28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush.

Archived
25Oct1997Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

Archived
1095Apr52011Afghanistan003000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle.

Official Report
1089Feb12011Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.248212870.1932137

Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established.

Official Report
1082Jan62011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene.

Official Report
1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

Two UN-contracted staff members were abducted by a group of militants while returning from a mission. One employee was released on 28 Oct while the other was released on 4 Nov; both unharmed.

Focal Point
1068Nov12010Afghanistan200000020200002200UnknownAmbushRoad34.7592168.04579

A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured.

Focal Point
1063Oct162010Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.0003768.71346

A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush

Focal Point
1033Sep22010Afghanistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash.

Official Report
1030Dec62010Afghanistan001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad36.8376366.63932

One NGO staff injured when an NGO vehicle came under small arms fire while driving. No further details known.

Official Report
1029Dec12010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A local employee of an INGO and his driver were kidnapped while driving in a low profile vehicle and taken to an unknown location. The driver was released the next day (so not counted here). The other employee was released on Dec 5 following the intervention of local elders and religious authorities.

Official Report
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

Three INGO staff members were taken from the main road while driving a marked white truck transporting heavy equipment.

Official Report
1022Nov102010Afghanistan002000110200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.277464670.3594011

A white marked vehicle from a local de-mining NGO narrowly missed the detonation of an IED placed under a culvert, only to be struck by a second IED placed under a second culvert in the immediate area. As a result, one local NGO staffmember was killed in the explosion, while a colleague was injured. The attack appears not to have been targeted at the NGO, but rather incidental.

Official Report
1015Oct262010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

An armed opposition group hijacked an NGO vehicle while staff were on their way back from a project and abducted 3 staff members. A few hours later, the group released unharmed one of the NGO staff who was from local area. The remaining 2 individuals (an engineer and a driver) were taken by the group; the next day, one of the abducted NGO staff managed to escape; the armed groups attempted to take him back but the community interfered (there are reports that a brief fire fight ensued between the AOG and the locals). Three days later, on 30 October, due to the negotiation and support of local elders the last NGO staff was released unharmed. (Note: only 1 individual was confirmed as abducted for more than 24 hrs.) There are indications that the motive for this hijacking and abduction was financial.

Official Report
1013Oct252010Afghanistan020000001100112101KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.7360569.53451

An international staff member (Dutch) and driver of an INGO that helps disabled people were abducted when armed men hijacked their vehicle. Both were released on 2 December 2010.

Official Report
1008Oct72010Afghanistan040000130400004400Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

1 national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded, all from an intl demining NGO, when their vehicle was attacked by an RPG fired from a distance. Motive unclear.

Official Report
1006Sep272010Afghanistan040000013400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad36.1306868.70829

1 national staff (driver) of an INGO wounded and 3 others abducted while in a convoy of INGO vehicles. The 3 abducted staff were released on Sept 30.

Official Report
1002Sep52010Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 national staff driver of demining NGO shot and killed

Official Report
1001Sep22010Afghanistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

1 female national staffer of an NGO shot and wounded by small arms fire while travelling with other stafers in a vehcile nrelated ot NGO business.

Official Report
1000Aug302010Afghanistan030000210300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad36.7572

3 local personnel of an INGO (2 employees one community volunteer) were killed and two others (one staff and one community volunteer) wounded when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. Suspected target was government vehicle, not the INGO. Only staff, not community volunteers are included in the count here.

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

1 international (German) and 1 national staff were kidnapped after their car was stopped on the road by a group of armed men firing in the air. There were 6 staffers in the car, of which two were abducted. Released Aug 29 after negotiation. Attack appeared planned in advance.

Official Report
993Jul212010Afghanistan002000002200002310KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

4 staff members of a medical NGO (one woman and three men) and a child were abducted while they were travelling to provide health services in a private vehicle. The female staff member, her husband and the child were released the same day. The abductors later released the two remaining staff at approximately 1530 hrs on 27 July, after local elders negotiated with the abductors. Victims were interrogated on their knoweldge of Islam, and accused of spreading Christianity.

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

Two INGO staff members were kidnapped by Pashtun and Uzbek anti-government forces while on the road in Qara Shekhi Village. One released on 28 July, and the other on 31 July, following intervention by local elders.

Official Report
988Jul82010Afghanistan100000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown35.0397569.00685

1 UN national staffer killed along with two ANP personnel by IED strike on a convoy. Target presumed to be ANP, not UN.

Official Report
987Jul42010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.1306868.70829

2 INGO national staff kidnapped during ambush by Taliban gunmen. Released on 14 July after the intervention of elders and ransom payments by victims' families.

Official Report
986Jul32010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3465

1 national staff of INGO killed by IED while on his way home from the office on his motorcycle.

Official Report
983Aug52010Afghanistan010000020028008100010UnknownAmbushUnknown36.7572

10 INGO staff (2 nationals, 8 internationals: 6 US, 1 Briton, 1 German) executed by Taliban gunmen while on trek through forest.

Official Report
975Jul72010Afghanistan040000202400559004Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.5362264.15271

Four local staff of an INGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men while they were on the way from Marja District to Lashkar Gah City. The abductors demanded a ransom for their safe release.  Two were killed, two were freed on August 17 when NATO and Afghan army forces discovered and attacked a Taliban prison 

Official Report
973Jun292010Afghanistan100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

1 UN international staff shot while driving a UN vehicle and later died from the injuries. Another UN staff (not counted) was in the vehicle but did not sustain injuries.

Official Report
951Apr82009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
930Apr152010Afghanistan500000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad35.7569

5 UN national staff kidnapped from their vehicle while en route from visiting a project site. Police say they are being held by the Taliban.

Official Report
902Jan302010Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location3563.75

A convoy of contract transporter's trucks was attacked while parked overnight at an Aghan National Police checkpoint. One driver was injured, three trucks damaged and one truck seized by attackers.

Focal Point
896Jan102010Afghanistan050000320500005005Landmine AmbushRoad32.6299865.87806

Three INGO national staff were killed and two INGO national staff injured when their vehicle ran over a land mine in Uruzgan province.

Media
856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

16 UN national staff deminers were seized while travelling between Khost and Paktia provinces late on Saturday.

Archived
842Apr192009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.3727269.40648

1 INGO national staff abducted at an illegal vehicle checkpoint. Gunmen took the staff member after they questioned him and discovered material on him that indicated he was from an INGO.

Official Report
837Apr122009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown33.401463469.8912294

1 INGO national staff operating in the district was abducted by four armed men as he dismounted his motorbike; released on 19 April at 1600 in Yaqubi District after the victim

Official Report
821Mar152009Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

1 INGO national staff injured when stopped by four armed individuals riding motorcycles.The employee was beaten and robbed of his valuables as well as his own motorcycle.After the beating he was released and warned against working with NGOs.

Official Report
791Apr32008Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle.

Focal Point
751Jan242007Afghanistan010000001100001100UnknownAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

1 INGO national staff engineer kidnapped when traveling from his workplace in Parwan town to his home in Kabul, 24 Jan. The victims vehicle was waved off the road by and approached by a man dressed in army fatigues and bearing weapons. The victim was not mistreated, tortured or threatened in any way. None of his possessions were taken. Released on 27 Jan.

Archived
748Nov92008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

1 NGO national staff nurse killed when an IED exploded on the road to Shirzad village targeting an Afghan government vehicle. All the other occupants of the vehicle died (not included). The security team consisting of representatives from the various departments were visiting the village in connection with an investigation of a previous homicide.

Archived
747Sep162008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

1 INGO national staff and 2 ANP escorts (not included) killed when their vehicle suffered a remote control IED strike.

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745Aug202008Afghanistan006000150600006006UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

1 NGO national staff killed and 5 NGO national staff wounded when their locally run, internationally funded, NGO vehicle was struck by an IED.

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743Jul72008Afghanistan030000102300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

3 INGO national staff kidnapped by an AOG element. One of the INGO national staff (who is also reported to have been working with/or having association with a GoA office as well) along with 2 companions were traveling in a local taxi on the Kandahar

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739Mar242008Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.7289668.857

2 NGO national staff killed when their vehicle came under small arms fire attack in Archi District, Wazer Khil area of Kunduz Province. The vehicle was en route from Arich District to Kunduz city.

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738Mar232008Afghanistan0012000570120000120012UnknownAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

5 NGO national staff killed and 7 NGO national staff injured when a convoy consisting of four vehicles came under SAF attack in Surkh Tepa area of Faizabad District.

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737Mar172008Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad36.7563566.8972

1 INGO national staff driver died from serious injuries when the INGO vehicle traveling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Jawzjan Province came under small arms fire attack by two unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. The other vehicle occupant escaped unharmed.

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735Nov182007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed when an INGO vehicle with 6 occupants was ambushed.

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699Aug242008Afghanistan040000030301014004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

4 INGO staff (3 national, 1 intl) were badly shaken and suffered injuries incl whiplash, hearing loss when a two car INGO convoy was attacked by an RCIED.

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692Jul192007Afghanistan010000010100001100Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad37.118751270.5784966

1 INGO national staff injured on his way to work by blast from suicide bomber attack on a police station.

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667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

2 INGO national staff (doctor and a driver) were kidnapped while travelling between Kabul and Kunduz.

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635Aug192008Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.717556668.8672916

1 INGO national staff found murdered in the region of Kunduz, 19 August. Victim was abducted while driving an INGO vehicle. The motives behind this murder are still unclear.

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633Aug132008Afghanistan050000110230035140ShootingAmbushUnknown3469.25

3 INGO international (1 British-Canadian, 1 Canadian, 1 Trinidadian-American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO national staff injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near the capital Kabul. The INGO had "suspended its humanitarian aid programmes in Afghanistan indefinitely" following the attack.

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593Jan262008Afghanistan020000100110012110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO international (American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped in Kandahar. Assumed killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions, and the Taliban insurgents behind many of the recent year's kidnappings have denied involvement.

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584Dec22007Afghanistan200000101200002200ShootingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

1 UN national staff truck driver shot and killed and 1 UN national staff abducted and remains missing. The incident occured while delivering UN humanitarian assistance last Sunday. A truck carrying 14 tons of high energy biscuits for the UN agency was ambushed by armed men on the road from Kandahar to Helmand in southern Afghanistan.

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574Sep302007Afghanistan020000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff (driver and a skilled staffer) were snatched from the Baraki Barak district while travelling to Kabul. The two workers had completed a water and sanitation project in Logar when kidnapped by an armed gang Sunday. That the kidnappers had not made very specific demands but the main motive behind the abduction was ransom. The aid group was holding talks with the kidnappers through local elders but it would not pay a ransom.

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565Sep122007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.73477270.811995

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff who was working for an agency providing small financial support for locals was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while he was traveling in on a motorbike northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday afternoon. Some locals said another Bengalese was injured, but the police did not confirm (not included). No one has claimed responsibility, and the motivation for the attack was not immediately known. But the police said one suspect was arrested. Local officials blamed the killing on highway robbers.

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560Jul182007Afghanistan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen.

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559Jul132007Afghanistan000003120300003003UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

1 donor agency national staff killed and 2 national staff injured Friday after suspected Taliban ambushed their convoy

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538May82007Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins

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1210Apr292007Afghanistan030000102300003102ShootingAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

1 INGO national staff driver killed when pulled from truck in Kunduz province on Sunday evening and shot. The vehicle was set on fire. 2 national staff other employees are missing.

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514Mar82007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

1 INGO international (German) staff killed when vehicles of INGO came under fire in Shar-e-Pul Province, March 8. 3 Afghans were robbed (not included) but let go while the German was killed later.

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486Nov62006Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4189769.12144

4 UN national staff kidnapped in Zormat district of the eastern Paktia province while on their way to visit a new school. No word on whether have been released.

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457Jul232006Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

2 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle in Ghor province was ambushed by gunmen firing AK-47s. No known motive.

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448Jun222006Afghanistan030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad35.370.833333

3 INGO national staff kidnapped while driving in eastern Nuristan province, June 22; released after 4 days.

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447Jun2006Afghanistan030000120300003102UnknownAmbushUnknown36.8376366.63932

1 INGO national staff driver killed and 2 national staff injured when militants attacked their car in Charbolak district of Balkh province.

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441May302006Afghanistan000003300300003102BombingAmbushRoad36.7572

3 donor agency national staff killed in remote control bomb attack on bridge in Badakshan, May 30.

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440May302006Afghanistan040000400400004004ShootingAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

4 INGO national staff shot and killed inside their car while traveling between Abas and Chapa Chi Ariq villages in Jawzjan, May 30. 4 men were later arrested. No motive established.

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439May222006Afghanistan004000400400004103Landmine AmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

4 NGO national staff killed when their car hit a landmine, May 22. One doctor, two nurses and their driver.

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435May122006Afghanistan210000210300003102Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

1 UN national staff killed, 1 NGO national staff doctor killed, and 1 UN national staff program manager wounded (lost leg) when the vehicle came under rocket fire in Heart, May 12.

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397Oct2005Afghanistan008000530800008008ShootingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

5 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded when shot by Taliban insurgents while driving towards Kandahar.

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393Sep2005Afghanistan020000100101012101UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

1 INGO international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed when ambushed on motorbike in Parwan.

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373Jun12005Afghanistan070000250700007007Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad31.3968667.08582

2 1NGO national staff killed and 5 national staff injured from the by insurgent bomb attack on bridge on the Kandahar-Herat highway, June 1.

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355Mar2005Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 IFI international staff seconded to Afghan govt ambushed and killed in Kabul.

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302Jun22004Afghanistan050000200230035005UnknownAmbushRoad3563.75

3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country.

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297May232004Afghanistan003000210300003003Landmine AmbushRoad3667.666667

2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff injured when vehicle hit landmine in Samangan, May 23.

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284Mar72004Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 RC national staff shot dead in ambush, March 7.

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280Feb252004Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25.

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279Feb142004Afghanistan004000400400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown32.60711162.671011

4 NGO national staff staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14.

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265Nov2003Afghanistan200000010110012110ShootingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni.

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256Sep2003Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24.

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254Sep82003Afghanistan050000410500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

4 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Sept 8.

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250Aug72003Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7.

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248Aug2003Afghanistan020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush.

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247Aug132003Afghanistan006000240600006006UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

2 RC national staff killed, 4 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Aug 13.

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221Mar272003Afghanistan000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27.

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166Jan2002Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

2 UN national staff beaten in ambush in Aibak.

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163Dec2001Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed.

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162Dec2001Afghanistan410000140500005104ShootingAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 UN national staff beaten/wounded; 1 UN (different agency) national staff shot dead, and 1 NGO national staff wounded (broken arm).

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122Aug2000Afghanistan800000710800008800UnknownAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

7 UN-contracted national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush near Herat.

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1116Jun22011Sudan010000100100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.6529.85

A driver contracted by an INGO to transport supplies was killed when his vehicle was struck by a landmine. Several other people were also killed, but they were not working for the contractor or the INGO.

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1118Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.2270670.14675

While on his way from his home to the office, a locally hired NGO employee was shot and injured.

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1119Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown34.2270670.14675

A second employee from the NGO office was targeted by gunmen as he was walking in the DAC area, suffering gunshots wounds to his body.

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1121Apr72011Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.401463469.8912294

Two NGO staff were abducted while traveling through the area with a group of 9 NGO employees (from an INGO and a national partner NGO). Four staff managed to escape while three others were not targeted. The two employees were released unharmed sometime before 14 July 2011. 

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1126Jun72011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.767.116667

A national staff member of an NGO was stopped and beaten by soldiers while travelling in his private vehicle.  

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1130Jun112011Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8731171.14697

3 NGO national staff remained in captivity after a group of 13 persons, including 10 NGO workers, were stopped by 10 armed men thought to be AOG while traveling in a rented vehicle. Some of the group was not abducted, while local elders negotiated the release of 5 of the NGO staff the next day (not counted here). The remaining 3 were still in captivity several days later. 

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1132Jun192011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84089531.603638

One UN-contracted truck driver was seriously beaten and injured on his left hand when unknown armed persons robbed the trucks at a checkpoint near Juba town. The perpetrators stole a number of items. The trucks were carrying non-food items.

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1137Jun292011Afghanistan003000120300003300UnknownAmbushUnknown32.4031464.46959

One de-miner was killed and two others were injured when a RCIED hit a local de-mining NGO unmarked Land Cruiser vehicle. 

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1140Jul182011Pakistan080000008800008008KidnappingAmbushRoad30.5766166.77289

Eight national staff of an American INGO were kidnapped late on 18 July while on their way back from delivering relief items near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

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1142Jul242011Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad31.61026965.701536

A female national NGO staff member was shot and killed in the vicinity of her residence while she was on the way home from the office, by two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle. 

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1143Jul282011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.918818764.7768085

2 staff members of a national demining NGO were abducted by a large group of armed men while driving in a rented vehicle to survey a project area. 1 managed to escape two days later, while the other was rescued during an IMF/ANSF operation three days following the abduction.

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1144Aug142011Sudan010000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

An Italian staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by four armed men while driving with two Sudanese colleagues. 

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1150Aug282011Afghanistan020000200200002101UnknownAmbushRoad36.6666769.75

Two INGO national staff (a driver and another staff member) were killed when an IED (thought to be a RCIED) detonated their vehicle on the road. 

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1157Sep192011Kenya010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushProject site0.00355240.375192

An INGO national staffer was abducted by Al Shabaab in the middle of the day after being held up at gunpoint at Hagadera refugee camp. UPDATE: He was rescued on 10 April 2014 by Kenyan troops who are part of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) during an operation on the outskirts of the Somali town of Dhobley. 

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1159Sep282011Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.4810862.5863

Three drivers from two transport companies contracted by two different INGOs were abducted after an armed group hijacked their vehicles, which were carrying food items. The stole the goods and have requested a ransom for the release of the drivers.   

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1165Oct42011DR Congo005000500500005401UnknownAmbushRoad-4.302168828.9428526

Five staff members of a Congolese NGO were killed when rebels, reportedly the Mai Mai Yakutumba, targeted their vehicle.  It appears to be ethnically motivated, as perpetrators were targeting members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, and sparing others.

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1172Oct232011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

An INGO local staff driver was shot in the leg when his vehicle was carjacked in Nyala by two armed men. The driver was hospitalised.    

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1174Oct212011Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A national staff member of an INGO and his driver were stopped and detained by Taliban forces while on the main road in Day Mirdad. Both were released on 24 October after organized community intervention and negotiations.

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1175Oct302011Afghanistan003000201300003102Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

Three staffers of a national NGO (2 engineers and a driver) were hijacked on 30 October by an armed opposition group.   The driver was released alive, but the bodies of the other two staff members were found on 12 November near Qasaba Qala village of Khawaja Namusa area (Pashtun Kot District).  

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1177Nov32011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.0400164.55122

Two national employees of an NGO were kidnapped by armed men while riding in a mobile clinic.  The kidnappers immediately released the 2 female nurses in the clinic, but abducted the 2 male NGO employees.  The victims were released November 8 following negotiations conducted by local elders. 

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1183Nov222011Yemen000300002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad13.0566744.88194

A French international staffer and two national staffers were seized from their vehicle near a small village in Lahej (Msaimeer)by gunmen demanding the release of prisoners held by Yemeni authorities in the nearby southern port of Aden.

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1186Dec162011South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad5.430.25

A national staff member of the UN staff was assaulted when driving in a convoy in Lanyi

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1189Dec242011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.5586162.13604

A nurse working for a local NGO was ambushed and kidnapped by an armed group while driving in a private vehicle from Khaki Safed to Farah City.  The perpetrators physically abused the victim and accused him of cooperating with the government of Afghanistan. He was released 24 hours later after intervention by local elders.

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1532Jul152012Kenya010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad0.18846340.283483

One INGO incentive worker guard was injured when a Police vehicle escorting the INGO team was targeted by an IED.

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1192Jan52012Pakistan000100000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

An international staff doctor working for ICRC was kidnapped while returning to the office after visiting a physical rehabilitation centre in Quetta. Armed men abducted him when he reached the front of his office and took him at gunpoint with them in their own vehicle.  Kidnappers left the driver unharmed near the organisation’s office. The international staff doctor was found dead in April 2012.

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1194Jan122012Somalia002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad5.30343545.880207

The head of a Somali NGO and his driver were killed by Shabab militants who fired an RPG at their car. It is very likely that this car was mistaken for Ethiopian National Defence Forces.

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1199Jan292012Pakistan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad26.1345668.7696

An international staffer and national staff driver of an INGO were reported missing during a road trip in Sindh.  Their vehicle was found abandoned in Naushahro Feroz. UPDATE: Staff were released/recovered after 86 days. They were not the intended targets of this incident.

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1201Jan252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.50914736.306485

The head of the Idlib branch of the Syrian Red Crescent was  shot and killed in his vehicle returning from meetings in Damascus.

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1202Jan262012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

A national NGO staffer was kidnapped from his vehicle while driving from kandahar to Panjawayi District.  The kidnappers identified themselves as opposition forces and asked questions about staffers employemnet and called his recent contacts from his cell phone.  No further reports.

Official Report
1203Jan312012Afghanistan002000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad36.9529365.12376

Two national NGO staffers went missing with their vehicle on January 31 and are presumed kidnapped.  They were released on February 4after interventions by local elders

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1230Jan42011Afghanistan210000300300003102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.8333366

One INGO (a UN partner) staff member and two UN contractor employees were killed when an IED exploded in the vicinity of contracted trucks carrying food in Chinarto District.

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1234Jan242011Pakistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad30.6985466.55611

1 INGO natl staff (male) was captured (held less than 24 hrs) while on the road, and severely beaten. 

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1237Feb182011Haiti000010010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.53249872.333064

A national staff driver of a foreign Red Cross organization sustained a gunshot wound to the arm when his vehicle came under fire from bandits attempting to rob a convoy.

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1238Feb212011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

An INGO driver was abducted by the Taliban along with two patients. The patients were released after an hour, and the driver was released after 2 hours.  About 15 minutes down the road the driver was abducted again by another group of Taliban and was held until 2100hrs on 22  Feb.

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1239Feb152011DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO driver was wounded in both his arms after unidentified armed men in military clothing at the side of the road shot at his vehicle, 

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1241Feb282011Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad36.6781866.80325

Three drivers of UN contracted trucks were abducted by Taliban fighters who looted the food, and burnt the trucks 

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1245Mar162011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.4039555532.59254986

The driver of a INGO-water tanker was shot and injured during an ambush that appeared directed at a commercial vehicle travelling in front of the INGO water truck in Torit (southern Sudan).

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1247Apr12011Honduras001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.78333-86.68333

An ambulance driver was shot and wounded when the ambulance was attacked.  Survived with a head wound.

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1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

An INGO ambulance driver was abducted by Taliban, released unharmed six days later.

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1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

Four INGO national staff were ambushed, abducted and robbed, and held for three days.  They were released unharmed

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1255Jun242011Kenya010000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-1.290405136.801321

A national staffer of an INGO (and his adult son) were attacked about an hour from Nairobi on the road. They were both injured and robbed; hospitalized. 

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1256Aug32011Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown26.6645968.00156

One national staff of INGO kidnapped whilst in vehicle on N5 motorway.  His vehicle was recovered from Taluka hospital. Ransom requested.

Official Report
1262Oct112011Central African Republic300000030300003300ShootingAmbushRoad5.734306819.0862484

Three crew members of a UN contracted truck returning to Bangui from delivering fuel in Bangassou were seriously injured when their truck was ambushed by unknown armed men between Sibut and Grimari

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1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO national staffer was kidnapped in an ambush by armed men.

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1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

An INGO local staffer was kidnapped while traveling from Khuzdar to Totak area

Official Report
1267Nov272011Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.909623.47406

A nurse working for an INGO was knocked off his motorcycle and beatne.  He suffered fractured ribs and a concussion.

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1268Dec42011South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.78503533.002909

An INGO national staff was ambushed and shot and killed by two military personnel, in a revenge killing.

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1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in a car-jacking.

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1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

Armed men kidnapped a French international staffer of as he was travelling from north Yemen to the Red Sea port city of Hudaida.  After being held for three months, the victim was released; handed over by a group called Ansar al-Shari'a in Shabwa. Still unclear who was behind the kidnapping.

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

An armed group abducted a female NGO national staff member on duty along with her son while they were travelling to Chaghcharan City by motorcycle. On the 17th of April, both of them were released unharmed in the said area in Shahrak following the negotiation held by a member of parliament. 

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

Three national staff members of a demining NGO were abducted along with their marked vehicle while they were in transit to their project site. Information has surfaced that one of the three abductees was released on the 11th of April, and two days later (i.e. the 13th of April), the remaining two were released.  

Official Report
1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

A UN national staff member was shot in the head while traveling along Juba - Jebel road, and was hospitalized

Official Report
1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

A UN international staffer was kidnapped along with his Sudanese driver as they headed towards the office near Al-Hilal stadium in downtown Nyala. The two were kidnapped by unknown armed men driving a Land Cruiser vehicle. UPDATE: The driver was released shortly after the abduction, and the international staffer was released 86 days later following concerted negotiations.

Media
1293Mar292012Pakistan300000210300003300ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

Two national staffers of a UN agency were shot dead when unidentified gunmen attacked a vehicle. Another employee of the UN agency sustained serious injuries in the attack.

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1305May222012Afghanistan040000002200224220KidnappingAmbushRoad37.3107870.36839

Two female international staff of an INGO and two male national staff were kidnapped on the road (where they were on horseback) by anti-government forces.  Their two hired guides were also briefly held then released; an additional national staff was held but released in less than 24 hours.  UPDATE: International Security Assistance Force rescued all four kidnapped staff on 2 June 2012.

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1307May292012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

A driver of an NGO was wounded when unidentified people opened fire on the vehicle he was driving in Khuzdar District. 

Media
1308Jun112012Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting.  The patient and one other relative were injured. 

Official Report
1310Jun172012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.3395169.92041

A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. 

Official Report
1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.904132.06429

2 INGO staff (1 international and 1 national) were stopped by militia who held them for roughly two weeks before they were released, in poor physical shape, in May. 

Official Report
1319Nov202011Somalia001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.5126542.07962

An LNGO national staffer was wounded when a convoy of Kenyan military and anti-AS militias was ambushed by AS militants on the main road between Dhoobley and Tabta in the vicinity of Hawinha. The LNGO's vehicle was in the convoy.  

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1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

Three internationals and one national  working on a UN demining project were abducted by militia (dressed in SPLA uniforms) from Unity South Sudan, brought to Kahrtoum, and held until 20 May

Media
1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

A UN Agency national staffer was stopped, beaten, and robbed by six armed police personnel in uniform near the Doha Fuel Station in Gudele, Four of the policemen were in black uniform and the other two were wearing the brown auxiliary police outfit. The victim was hospitalized. 

Official Report
1322Jun292012Kenya000000120300447610KidnappingAmbushProject site0.115320740.3143522

Four international staff of an INGO were kidnapped, two national staff wounded, and a national staff driver killed when Somalia militants ambushed their two-car convoy driving through the Dadaab refugee camp.  The internationals were released three days later.

Official Report
1323Jul32012Philippines001000000010011100ShootingAmbushOffice/compound15.0251068120.6870474

A Dutch national working for a local NGO was shot and killed by morotrcylce riding gunment in front of his office.

Official Report
1325Jul102012Afghanistan201000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.6874764.29318

Armed groups stopped two trucks carrying food aid, kidnapped the drivers and burned the vehicles. One driver was released on 10 July, following negotiations with local elders. The other driver escaped on 14 July.

Official Report
1327Jul112012Somalia040000011200224310KidnappingAmbushRoad6.7697247.43083

Two Kenyan aid workers and a Somali doctor working for an international NGO were kidnapped by Somali pirates, and their driver was wounded. UPDATE: After nearly two years, the three kidnapped staff were released on 5 June 2014.

Media
1333Nov162007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service.

Official Report
1334Jul42012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0003768.71346

An NGO staff member was stopped and forcibly detained by armed opposition members on his way to his home village.  He was released two days later after intervention by village elders, paying a fine, and promising to cease work for the NGO which the opposition group said was not properly "registered"

Official Report
1336Jul142012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

A nurse working for an NGO-run clinic was kidnapped by a dozen armed opposition members on motorcycles and held for three days.  He was interrogated to determine whether he had any government affiliation, and when it was determined he did not he was allowed to call his family and village elders for a negotiated release.

Official Report
1340Aug42012Sudan100000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad1131

One UN staffer was killed and one wounded when traveling in a marked UN vehicle, fired upon by two unknown assailants.

Media
1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

Seven staffers of a foreign Red Cross society were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambushed in Benghazi.

Media
1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

A doctor working for a national NGO was kidnapped while traveling on public transportation.  He was released following negotiations by community leaders.

Official Report
1345Aug292012Afghanistan200000020200002101Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.2044467.65944

A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members.

Official Report
1346Sep22012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.8213764.76505

An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint

Official Report
1352Sep272012Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad25.569

A national NGO staffer was stopped on the road and kidnapped.  The driver and other passenger were released shortly after the vehicle was hijacked. UPDATE: He was released 19th October 2012. 

Official Report
1353Sep302012Afghanistan003000120300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.4031464.46959

One NGO member of a demining team was killed and two wounded when a remote controlled IED detonated near their vehicle. It is unknown if they were specifically targetted.

Official Report
1354Oct92012Afghanistan001000010100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.25639570.787806

A local NGO staff member was injured when a roadside IED detonated near a taxi that two staff members were traveling in.  Reports deemed it unlikely that they were targetted, as they were traveling low-profile.

Official Report
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

Four national staffers of an INGO were kidnapped while driving back from a project site. They were held until Oct 21 and interrogated by an armed opposition group, before being released unharmed.

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

Four staff of a local NGO were abducted from their vehicle, which was being used as an ambulance, while they were providing health services to the patients. They were all released unharmed 6 days later.

Official Report
1362Nov82012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.32806970.165275

An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group  and he was singled out among passengers.  The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him.

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

An NGO national staffer was kidnapped after an armed group ambushed the taxi he was traveling in.

Official Report
1373Dec2012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.4620863.46962

A national staff doctor working for an INGO running health programs was shot and killed while driving home on his motorbike by two assassins, also on motorbikes.  The staff member had been threatened in the past, as he and his brother, a local religious leader, had been vocal in their opposition to armed militants in the area.

Official Report
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1380Jan12013Pakistan007000700700007160ShootingAmbushRoad34.04756972.403637

Seven national NGO staff, six females and one male, were shot and killed by gunmen on motorcyles who ambushed their vehicle.  The workers were involved with a community health and education center that provided immunizations, among other services.

Official Report
1382Jan72013Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad35.69342665.165404

Four national staff members of an INGO (three community trainers and one driver) were abducted while travelling through the Jarqala area. All released by 23rd January after negotiations, but threatened with assassination if the continue to work for aid organisations in the area.

Official Report
1387Jan232013Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.09217265.166145

An international doctor was kidnapped when his NGO vehicle was ambushed.  The motive was to have him treat sick relatives, and he was later released by the perpetrators 

Official Report
1390Jan272013Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54269469.165394

An international INGO staffer was kidnapped as the unmarked vehicle he was riding in was ambushed by four armed men. UPDATE: The NGO employee has been released from captivity in good health. 

Official Report
1391Jan312013Pakistan002000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad33.8994970.101691

Two aid workers on polio vaccination team were killed when their car ran over a roadside IED

Official Report
1392Jan312013Pakistan004000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad24.8680366.918385

Four national NGO workers of a local NGO, including the driver, were abducted in Maripur, Karachi on their way to distribute medicines and other aid. UPDATE: All four were released.

Official Report
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED

Official Report
1397Mar12013Afghanistan003000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.50817269.826566

Three national NGO staffers were wounded when their vehicle detonated an IED.Unclear if it had recently bee planted or if the NGO was specifically targeted

Official Report
1399Mar102013South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.59532429.992201

An INGO national staff member and driver were ambushed and shot by armed robbers while riding in a humanitarian relief convoy.

Official Report
1401Mar132013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad24.94924766.966768

A well-known female aid worker was shot and killed by four armed motorcyclists  after leaving her office.

Media
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

A UN-contracted driver and assistant were ambushed and severely wounded by armed robbers.

Official Report
1405Mar242013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.77199868.369368

A local NGO staffer, working as a National Solidarity Program (government-led aid and reconstruction) facilitator, was ambushed, kidnapped and beaten by an armed opposition group.  Released after local community members appealed intervened.

Official Report
1406Mar262013Yemen000100000001011010ShootingAmbushRoad15.33748444.184304

An international ICRC worker was shot and slightly wounded in a kidnap attempt while driving in a car with her husband.

Media
1409Apr62013Afghanistan000001000010011010Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad32.10510966.914374

A US Government representative, delivering in-kind aid for a reconstruction project, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle-borne explosive near her convoy on the road.

Media
1412Apr162013Afghanistan004000220400004400ShootingAmbushRoad36.82277366.05806

Two Afghan Red Crescent Society staff members were killed and two wounded when unknown men opened fire on their vehicle on the road. UPDATE: After the attack on the ARCS staff, the group suspended its work in the area.

Official Report
1444May112013Afghanistan300000300300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.63480867.247748

Three national staff members were killed when an IED struck the vehicle of an IO-contracted implementing partner for a demining program. Initial assessment indicates that this was likely an IED detonation, but the possibility remains that it was an Explosive Remnant of War.

Official Report
1415Apr212013South Sudan500000220410015500ShootingAmbushRoad4.68938531.703351

Two UN-contracted employees (driver and assistant) were shot and killed when their convoy was ambushed by two armed men after delivering food to the UN Agency warehouse in Juba; their cash, phones, and other belongings were stolen.  Simultaneously, another convoy was approaching from the opposite direction, and another UN-contracted driver was shot and killed and his two assistants injured. 

Focal Point
1416Apr222013Afghanistan000000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.97489863.728285

During an ambush, an NGO national staffer was singled out among colleagues (as team leader) and kidnapped by armed men who also burned the vehicle.  He was later released unharmed as a result of intervention and negotiations by local elders.

Official Report
1417Apr222013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27514669.880273

An NGO national staff member went missing whilst travelling along the Hisarak – Azra road, and presumed kidnapped. UPDATE: The aid worker was released unharmed on 18 May.

Official Report
1419Apr232013Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65979161.107952

Three INGO staff, one international and two national, were kidnapped by a local armed opposition group, later released unharmed following negotiations by community elders.

Official Report
1422May42013South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad5.18774931.781709

One UN national contractor was killed and another wounded in a shooting when their vehicle was ambushed on the Bor-Juba road.

Official Report
1424May92013Afghanistan00110000011110000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0806770.665404

Eleven national staff of a demining NGO were kidnapped in an ambush by an armed opposition group. UPDATE: All 11 were released unharmed on 31 May, following the intervention of community elders.

Official Report
1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location4.84985631.59948

One INGO staff member was car-jacked and beaten; his car and other valuables on his person were stolen.

Official Report
1428May132013Afghanistan020000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.32027167.483171

Two INGO staff members were affected when an Afghan civilian was allegedly targeted in an ambush on the vehicle they were all in. 

Official Report
1429May132013Yemen000300001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.22075445.305945

Three ICRC staff members were abducted while traveling by car by in the Southern Province of Abyan. They were released unharmed two days later.

Media
1434May252013Afghanistan002000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.94937368.516697

Two staff members of a demining NGO were kidnapped at an illegal checkpoint on the Kabul-Bamyan highway.

Official Report
1440Jun32013Afghanistan010000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

An INGO translator was injured as his vehicle struck an IED; this is likely connected to a tribal dispute.

Official Report
1441Jun32013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.60788962.226317

Five national staff members of a demining INGO and a tribal elder were kidnapped while in transit, with the elder and two of the aid workers released soon after. UPDATE: All three staff members were released unharmed approximately three days after abduction. 

Official Report
1442Jun102013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27456663.11168

Three national NGO staff members were kidnapped while in transit. UPDATE: 18 June all the three abductees were released unharmed in Seyah Sang area of Pashtun Zarghun, following the negotiations held by the community elders. 

Official Report
1448Jun212013South Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84892531.582724

One UN staff member was hospitalized after being physically assaulted by National Security personnel and locked up in the UN vehicle she was driving, allegedly for obstructing the VVIP motorcade at John Garang Mausoleum, Juba.

Official Report
1449Jun222013South Sudan010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.4005731.162043

One INGO official was stabbed to death while en route by car between Juba and Yei.

Media
1455Jun302013Afghanistan002000110200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.41852264.472354

One staff member of a demining NGO was killed and another injured when an IED detonated against their motorcycle.

Official Report
1462Apr262012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001000ShootingAmbushRoad33.513069536.3095814

A national staff was shot and killed while traveling in a car at night by unknown assailants.

Focal Point
1463Sep262012Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

One national staff member was injured when shot while traveling with a colleague to Quetta.

Official Report
1464Jan282012Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.04682140.310412

One IO paramedic was injured when the ambulance he was traveling in was attacked by men in civilian clothes, including one armed with a pistol. When the ambulance refused to stop for the men, they opened fire, injuring the staff member.

Official Report
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

One NGO doctor was abducted on his way back to Maidan Shahr from Nirkh after passing an ANP check post. He was beaten unconscious while in their captivity, demanded he provide them with weaponry and ammunition, accused him of being a spy, and he was released later in the day after intervention by locals.

Official Report
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

1 INGO staff member and his driver were stopped by five armed men and subsequently robbed and beaten.

Official Report
1473Jul132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.37597964.465167

One staff member from a demining NGO was killed in transit by a roadside IED.

Official Report
1475Jul172013Afghanistan010000010100001001Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.18234168.913042

One national staff member of an INGO was injured and required a leg amputation when an IED attached to a bicycle detonated against the ANP vehicle in which he/she was traveling.

Official Report
1477May52012Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.513662.1098

One INGO national staff member was pulled off his motorbike (by a rope strung across a passage) and beaten and robbed. He was severely wounded in the face. 

Focal Point
1480Feb132012Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

One national staff member, participating in a teacher training program, was killed by the Taliban while traveling to his home from Grishk-bazaar.

Focal Point
1481Dec172012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

One national staff driver was shot in the arm/wrist by two unknown assailants while driving a staff member to the office. 

Focal Point
1484Apr142012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbush31.625733465.7145053

One national staff driver was attacked while in transit - as he ran to a checkpoint he was shot in the leg.

Focal Point
1485Jun162012Afghanistan001000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.49044665.415074

One local subcontractor was wounded (and 2 local villagers killed) in a roadside IED blast. 

Focal Point
1486Jun232012Afghanistan010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.2319965.90224

One national staff member was driving home from private party when he struck RIED - his left leg was amputated. 

Focal Point
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

Four local guards were injured by bullets and shrapnel from IEDs/RPGs when their convoy was ambushed.

Focal Point
1488Aug222012Afghanistan020000001101012200ShootingAmbushProject site33.603534169.22790791

One local guard was kidnapped and one international guard was injured when a subcontractor's worksite was attacked. 

Focal Point
1489Jun222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

Two subcontractor's drivers were kidnapped and their truck set on fire.

Focal Point
1492Nov222012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.57218469.131775

One INGO security guard was physically assaulted and briefly unconscious during a robbery while on his way to the office.

Focal Point
1499Feb92012South Sudan000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

One national staff truck driver was shot and wounded during an armed robbery.

Focal Point
1507Dec122012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

One UN national staff was injured during an attack by four people armed with sticks and knives while on his way to his office and robbed of his mobile phone and other personal effects.

Official Report
1530Dec152012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

One contracted employee who was transporting an IO food commodities in a contracted truck was shot and killed in a robbery incident. 

Focal Point
1531Oct222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.37747463.164658

Four drivers of commercial trucks carrying INGO food items were abducted by AOG while on the road; two managed to get free a few hours later, and the remaining two were released the following evening. 

Official Report
1537Jul312013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.03848966.721209

One INGO staff member was killed when the car he was traveling in was stopped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint.  Four others were in the car (not staff members); three of them were also killed but one was released to report the incident.  There is no indication that the incident was related to his work. 

Official Report
1539Aug52013South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.3801531.804769

One NGO staff member was shot and killed when unknown attackers shot at a marked NGO vehicle travelling on the Bor to Juba road.

Official Report
1540Aug52013South Sudan020000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad4.80932931.633258

One staff member was killed and one wounded when their vehicle was attacked.

Media
1549Dec142012Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

Female national staff was attacked during robbery on the road and received 2 stab wounds.

Focal Point
1550Jul102012Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

Male national staff was kidnapped while traveling on road during vaccination campaign. He had previously been warned to stop working. He was held for a few days and released unharmed. 

Focal Point
1556Aug152013Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.27752862.614173

One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit.  This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. 

Official Report
1560Aug202013South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.51991932.490316

One driver was shot when gunmen opened fire on four UN-contracted trucks.

Official Report
1562Aug222013Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.31841463.216539

One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. 

Official Report
1564Aug252013Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.20433361.607134

Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed.  This was not a targeted incident.  

Official Report
1571Sep52013Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad35.42368965.975326

Three male NGO national staff members and two drivers - affiliated with an NSP project - were kidnapped and released three days later on September 8th following negotiations by the local community, elders and community representatives to help secure their release.

Official Report
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

Two national staff members of a demining INGO were kidnapped by AOG while traveling from Islam Qala toward Herat. They were released the following day.

Official Report
1582Sep232013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.88481961.140623

One NGO ambulance driver was kidnapped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. The driver was released unharmed in the Islam Abad area of Khaki Safed District unharmed, following the intervention of local elders. 

Official Report
1584Oct12013Afghanistan004000004400004400ShootingAmbushRoad32.6405265.570947

Four locally-employed workers (three labourers and a driver) who were subcontracted by a Community Development Council for an NGO-implemented NSP programme were killed after being intercepted by AOG while en route to a stone quarry. 

Official Report
1586Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad30.19160466.998056

A local NGO director was reportedly kidnapped for ransom by armed men while heading to his office.  The rescue attempt failed to recover the victim.  UPDATE: the director was freed on 7 December 2013 by his abductors in Mastung district. 

Official Report
1587Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad27.52940268.757858

A national staffer of an INGO was abducted on the road. 

Official Report
1588Oct62013Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.30640544.1896

A UN international staff member was ambushed and kidnapped by armed men while he was in his vehicle. UPDATE: He was released on 8 November 2014.

Official Report
1589Oct72013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.58069269.221584

Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. 

Official Report
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
1594Oct222013Afghanistan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.00247362.224309

Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment.

Official Report
1595Oct232013Sudan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad12.00868824.840129

The head of a Sudanese NGO was killed when armed carjackers ambushed and hijacked the NGO vehicle.  Another NGO staff member and a police officer were also injured. The attack happened about 15 kilometers southwest of Nyala.

Media
1596Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.69918524.99564

A UN contractor was carjacked and abducted by unknown criminals while driving along the Nyala-El Fasher road. 

Official Report
1602Oct132013Syrian Arab Republic001600004400337007KidnappingAmbushRoad35.89938336.763292

Six ICRC staff and one Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer were abducted by gunmen who had opened fire on the Red Cross convoy as they were traveling to Damascus.  Three ICRC staff and the one Red Crescent volunteer were released the next day.  The ICRC is awaiting information on the remaining three. Reports from ICRC in April 2019 indicate the remaining international staff member and two national staff members may still be alive, although specific information about their whereabouts is unknown.

Media
1604Nov222013Afghanistan002000020200002110UnknownAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces.  Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. 

Official Report
1610Nov272013Afghanistan070000610700007700ShootingAmbushRoad35.88198964.686842

Six Afghan staff of an INGO were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents, who opened fire on them. The aid workers, who were working on different projects, may have been deliberately singled out for attack.

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. 

Official Report
1642Jan182014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.07333364.833889

Three members of a UN-contracted demining team were stopped on the road and abducted by anti-government forces. UPDATE: The deminers were released on 5 February after tribal elders intervened.

Official Report
1646Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.72809936.718627

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent driver was injured when an aid convoy came under attack from mortars and gunfire as it was exiting Homs.  

Official Report
1648Feb82014Mali001400005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad16.304936-0.024646

Four ICRC staff members and a veterinarian from another aid organization were kidnapped by MUJAO, a jihadist militant group, while traveling from Kidal to Gao. UPDATE: All five were rescued on 17 April 2014 by French troops near Timbuktu; they are in good health.

Media
1652Feb182014Pakistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.54004671.463185

An INGO-contracted driver was shot in the arm by a man fleeing on a motorcycle; the driver was hospitalized and is in stable condition.  Two other staff members were aboard the vehicle but seem to have been unhurt. 

Official Report
1654Feb262014Mali020000020200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad18.4346381.416614

Two local INGO staff were injured when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road.  Both have been hospitalized but are in stable condition. 

Official Report
1658Mar112014Afghanistan300000300300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

Three UN-contracted vaccinators were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. 

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

One INGO female staff member was abducted, but was released three days later. 

Focal Point
1665Mar262014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.10248966.920229

Three UN-contracted deminers, while traveling in a private vehicle, were abducted at gunpoint by anti-government elements.  UPDATE: All three were freed unharmed on 31 March in Shinkay District. 

Official Report
1683May152013South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.1834.095

One national INGO staff member was injured when Murule tribesmen attacked an aid convoy.  The convoy was traveling with a local leader, who was the target of the attack. 

Focal Point
1685May22013Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad12.36524823.142216

Two INGO staff members were injured (one shot and one severely beaten) when their aid convoy was attacked by seven armed men. 

Focal Point
1694Dec142013Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.84662871.09726

One INGO contracted driver was killed when his vehicle hit an IED.

Focal Point
1700Apr232014Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.00541740.371461

One UN staff member was shot and wounded by two armed men during an attempted carjacking; he has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. A passenger was also present but managed to flee.  The armed men are suspected to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

Official Report
1707Apr212014Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad25.41682268.275563

The executive director of a local NGO was killed by unidentified armed men.  Some reports state that he was killed or resisting robbery, while others state that it was a targeted killing.

Media
1714Feb52013South Sudan100000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.59730229.700877

One UN-contracted truck driver was severely beaten and killed by unknown armed individuals. The driver's cash and IDs were stolen, but no food from the truck was taken.  The driver's assistant managed to escape and reported the incident to the police.

Focal Point
1715Feb62013Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.87845331.131175

One UN-contracted truck driver was shot and killed by four armed bandits. The driver's cash and mobile phone were taken.

Focal Point
1716Jun122013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.88366230.045535

One UN-contracted assistant driver was shot in the chest and killed by a group of armed men demanding cash.

Focal Point
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

An NGO ambulance driver was abducted when the vehicle was hijacked by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint. 

Official Report
1731May102014Afghanistan020000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.13031966.470093

One national INGO staffer was killed and another wounded when anti-government elements attacked and shot at their vehicle.  

Official Report
1746Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8850938.872152

Two UN-contracted drivers were abducted by unknown armed groups, who robbed the drivers of their personal belongings and stole the contents of the trucks' cargo. It appears that the owner of the trucks paid a ransom and that the drivers were released.

Focal Point
1747Mar312013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07122936.970299

Three UN-contracted drivers transporting food rations were abducted by unknown armed men.  One was released, but the other two are still being held.  The perpetrators refuse to return the food rations.

Focal Point
1750Jun282013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.67783936.708053

Two UN-contracted drivers were stopped by armed groups near Ma'ar Shoreen and forced to drive to an area close to Jabal az Zawiyah, where they were held.  All food rations were taken from the trucks.  The drivers and the trucks were released on 30 June 2013.  

Focal Point
1751Jun292013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.38394536.69235

One UN-contracted driver was stopped nearby Morek area by an unknown armed group.  He was then taken to Jabal az Zawiyah, where he was held for seven days and his documents and mobile phone confiscated.  He was eventually released with his truck, but without the cargo.

Focal Point
1752Jul162013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65384938.638973

One UN-contracted driver was stopped and detained by an unknown armed group, who requested a ransom.  

Focal Point
1753Sep122013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.07668239.680846

One UN-contracted driver was stopped by an unknown armed group in Kabajeb village, but was forced to drive to Mhambil village and off-load the cargo.  The driver was detained for two days and was released with his empty truck on 14 September 2013. 

Focal Point
1754Jun82013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.21805537.105819

Two UN-contracted drivers were detained for 7 days by an unknown armed group, who stole the food rations that the trucks were transporting.  They were eventually released on 14 June 2013.

Focal Point
1755Oct272013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.71354225.617136

Two UN-contracted employees (driver and assistant) were abducted by an unknown armed group (suspected to be rebel elements) and the contents of the truck were stolen.  The truck was traveing in a convoy escorted by the Popular Defence Forces.  The driver and the assistant were eventually released on 20 November 2013.

Focal Point
1758May292014Mali020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad16.416951-3.666631

Two INGO workers were killed when a roadside IED detonated.

Official Report
1759Mar122013Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222200Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.312136.687433

Two INGO workers (Italian and British) were abducted by ISIS in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border. UPDATE: The Italian staff member was released over a year later, on 26 May 2014.  The British staff member was tortured and killed on 13 September 2014.  

Official Report
1762Jun12014Afghanistan020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad37.00179370.894497

Two local INGO staff members were killed when a roadside IED targeting the INGO vehicle was detonated. One civilian was also killed.

Official Report
1763Jun22014Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.34340761.742272

One senior-ranking INGO staff member was abducted by unidentified gunmen as he was returning from a school where he was providing services.  UPDATE: The staff member has been located in Gulran district of Herat province, and Afghan officials are working with district elders to try to secure his release.  Twelve people have been arrested in connection to his kidnapping.  The INGO has suspended services in Afghanistan. UPDATE 2: The INGO staff member was released in February 2015 after 264 days. 

Official Report
1764Jun32014Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.32864370.406347

Two NGO workers, while working on a road construction project, were abducted by unknown armed individuals.  Three other staff members were also robbed of their mobile phones.

Official Report
1766Nov112010Libyan Arab Jamahiriya090000000000999900KidnappingAmbushPublic location32.76605522.65182

Nine aid workers (British, Algerian, and Irish) who were delivering aid to Gaza via ship were kidnapped by the ship's owner and captain, who were subsequently detained by Greek police.  One Irish journalist and seven Libyan police officers were also on board and kidnapped.

Focal Point
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

One driver transporting water for an NGO project was abducted by five anti-government elements.  

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

Two INGO national staff members and one local UN consultant were abducted while traveling to Kutum.  A third INGO staffer, the driver, was also abducted but later released.  The vehicle was later abandoned.  UPDATE: The two INGO staff and the UN consultant were released on 19 July 2014.

Official Report
1775Jun182014Sudan050000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad14.07816824.644835

Four INGO local personnel and one local contractor were abducted by unknown gunmen.  Fourteen staff members were initially abducted, but nine were released after negotiations.  UPDATE: Two more INGO staff were released on 2 July 2014.

Official Report
1776Oct52011Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad0.51639542.068844

One INGO contractor, accused of being a spy, was abducted by Al Shabaab while transporting supplies from Kenya to Somalia. UPDATE: He was rescued on 10 April 2014 by Kenyan troops who are part of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) during an operation on the outskirts of the Somali town of Dhobley. 

Media
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

One national INGO staff member was abducted by a disgruntled vendor who was contracted by the same INGO.  The incident appears to be related to a contract dispute: the vendor was asked to suspend sales over allegations of misconduct.

Focal Point
1780Nov72013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.36236118.554524

An INGO-contracted driver, while driving from a program site to a hotel parking lot, was shot and killed by most likely ex-Seleka soldiers.  There may have been an ethnic/religious component to the attack. 

Focal Point
1781Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad6.21941531.549315

One INGO security guard was killed while one his way from home to the INGO compound. There are no clear details about how he was killed.

Focal Point
1785Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.96547838.979869

One UN-contracted driver was stopped and detained for five days by Al Nosrah Front.

Focal Point
1786Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.01427240.447052

Two UN-contracted drivers were stopped and detained by Al Nosrah Front.

Focal Point
1787Mar142013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.80052525.442011

One UN-contracted driver was abducted by unknown individuals, who demanded money for his release.  Both the driver and the truck were released 35 days later. 

Focal Point
1788Nov82013Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad12.41480525.468676

Three UN-contracted individuals (driver and 2 assistants) were kidnapped by unknown armed men aboard two Land Cruiser vehicles. The driver, the two assistants, and the truck were released six days later.

Focal Point
1789Dec312013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.56627725.479459

Two UN-contracted individuals (driver and assistant) were abducted by an unknown armed group.  The driver, his assistant, and the truck were released 20 days later. 

Focal Point
1790Jul32013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.86361136.800556

One UN-contracted driver was kidnapped by an armed group called Shareea Court.  Attempts to contact the driver have been unsuccessful thus far.

Focal Point
1791Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.81508825.414386

One UN-contracted driver was abducted by a rebel group on board a Land Cruiser.

Focal Point
1792Jul142014Somalia100000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad2.03913845.346191

One UN agency contractor was killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab on a government forces vehicle. The victim was reportedly connected with the government and was not targeted for his capacity as an aid agency contractor.

Official Report
1793Jul152014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.35779862.348836

Four INGO national staff members returning from a project visit were abducted by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint.  UPDATE: two of the four INGO national staff members were released on 20 July and 21 July 2014; the other two remain unaccounted for. 

Official Report
1797Jul62014Sudan100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

One UN international staff member was abducted by gunmen on a Land Cruiser.  UPDATE: he was released on 25 July 2014.

Official Report
1798Jul242014Afghanistan020000000020022020ShootingAmbushRoad34.34194462.203056

Two international aid workers, while in a taxi on the way to their office, were killed by gunmen on a motorcycle.

Media
1799Jul252014Afghanistan020000200200002020UnknownAmbushRoad34.522565.251667

Two INGO staff members were killed by anti-government elements.  Civilians and Afghan government and military personnel were also killed in the attack.

Official Report
1803Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.11519540.796915

Two UN-contracted drivers were kidnapped by unknown armed men.  The trucks' contents and the drivers' personal belongings were also taken.  They were kept by their kidnappers until a ransom was paid by the owner of the trucks. 

Focal Point
1806Aug2013Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.99837124.334143

One INGO staff member was shot and critically injured during an attempted carjacking/robbery. Three others were also in the vehicle, but they were unharmed.

Focal Point
1807Dec2013DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-0.93869229.073764

Two INGO staff members were critically injured when they were physically assaulted with machetes during an attempted robbery. 

Focal Point
1808Aug142014Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.67160861.981391

Five ICRC staff members were abducted by a local armed group while traveling to deliver aid in Herat province.  UPDATE: All 5 were released unharmed on 20 August. 

Official Report
1809Aug162014Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.21100369.097956

Three local employees of a demining NGO were abducted by anti-government elements. The vehicles have been recovered, but no information concerning the abductees.

Official Report
1814Apr302014Central African Republic030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad8.40908920.650555

Three INGO staff members, while driving a truck to Ndele, were stopped and detained by Anti-Balaka.  There are unconfirmed reports that two of the three may have been killed the next day.

Official Report
1816Aug52014South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.94524233.809081

Two local INGO staff members were dragged out of their vehicle and shot and killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces.  It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third passenger was also shot and killed (not counted here).

Official Report
1818Aug132014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

One NGO ambulance driver was abducted.  He was released on 31 August following negotiation by community elders and a ransom payment.

Official Report
1821Sep42014South Sudan000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53257929.63031

One ICRC-contracted driver was shot and wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was robbed by armed men. 

Official Report
1823Aug192014Pakistan004000400400004130Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.86592471.521514

Three female teachers and one driver working for a local NGO were killed when their vehicle struck an IED.  Two children were also killed in the blast.

Official Report
1826Sep152014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.73083336.709444

One UN staff member was abducted on the Damascus-Aleppo Road.  

Official Report
1827Apr122014Pakistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.74989970.342765

Three local NGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown gunmen while traveling in a local taxi in Kulachi area.

Official Report
1835Jan282013Kenya001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad0.12034140.301715

A paramedic for the Kenyan Red Cross Society was injured when three gunmen shot at the ambulance after the driver ignored instructions to stop. 

Official Report
1840Sep62014Kenya010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3.9354541.853051

A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked.

Official Report
1844Jul312013Somalia002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad2.04574245.302612

Two LNGO staff were injured when Somali National Government (SNG) forces opened fire on the LNGO vehicle, allegedly because the vehicle did not stop when ordered to do so. The two staff were taken to a hospital.

Official Report
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
1853Nov102014South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.85522431.57988

One INGO driver was carjacked and beaten by three armed men.  He suffered injuries to his face and arm.  The attack occured in the evening.

Official Report
1854Jul102014Afghanistan060000213600006600ShootingAmbushRoad35.19928761.568483

Two INGO staff were killed, one injured, and three abducted by armed men; the abducted individuals have since been released.  The INGO convoy was on its way to its operations site when the attack occurred.  Four local police who were escorting the convoy were also killed.

Focal Point
1857Nov122014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.62817422.504846

Two UN-contracted drivers (including seven loaders, not counted here) were kidnapped while transporting food and relief items; the two trucks were also taken. UPDATE: The seven loaders were released the next day, the two drivers were released on 18 November 2014, and the trucks have been recoverd.

Official Report
1858Nov162014Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad 35.336000 40.145000

An international aid worker was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists.

Media
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

Three NGO staff were abducted by opposition forces from their private vehicle as they drove toward Jalalabad. Tribal elders negotiated their release three days later.

Official Report
1860Nov242014DR Congo020000110200002002ShootingAmbush-1.18369929.450173

One INGO employee was killed an another injured in a carjacking attempt.

Official Report
1863Dec32014Somalia400000400400004400Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

Four Somali staff of a security firm contracted by the UN were killed when an Al Shabaab suicide bomber attacked a UN convoy near the Mogadishu airport.

Media
1864Dec102014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.31667517.46667

An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carreid a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds.

Official Report
1868Dec232014Yemen002000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad13.583143.9927

Militants shot and killed a volunteer YRCS Taiz branch officer and his volunteer driver. 

Media
1871Jan72015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.35727428.582716

A local driver for an INGO was assaulted by two SPLA soldiers when stopped at a roundabout while driving in Agok. The soliders, who had stopped behind him in their own vehicle, forced him out of his car. UNISFA soliders intervened to stop the attack.

Archived
1881Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad

One Syrian Red Crescent volunteer was injured when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle he was traveling in when delivering aid.

Official Report
1886Feb82015Sudan004000310400004004ShootingAmbushRoad10.5534.283333

Three volunteers from the Sudanese Red Crescent were killed and one seriously injured while returning from the town of Kurmuk after supporting a humanitarian relief mission in the field. The staff were hit by RPG and machine gun fire.

Media
1890Aug262014Afghanistan002000011200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad34.17183170.621679

NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape.

Official Report
1891Feb82015DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad-1.65850129.220455

An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital.

Official Report
1892Jan62015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown9.78891128.412623

Five armed men attacked a team of 8 UN contractors that were working on a demining project and hijacked their vehicle. The driver was kidnapped and found unharmed on 8th January.

Official Report
1893Feb212015Myanmar001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad21.26595697.67189

A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack.

Media
1898Feb172015Myanmar002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad21.15671797.573478

Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured when the convoy that they were traveling in was attacked. The volunteers were part of humanitarian Red Cross marked convoy that was evacuating civilians displaced by fighting in the northern Shan state. The volunteers were taken to hospital with head and abdominal wounds and one of them required surgery for their wounds.  Update: Despite recieivng medical attention, one of the volunteers passed away on 27 March, 2015, as a result of the gunshot wound sustained in the the attack. 

Media
2691May212019South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad4.77533.59

Two UN agency staff members of a demining team were shot and seriously injured when ambushed by an armed group. The road ambush occured after the team left Kapoeta on route to Buno minefield. The two staff members were flown to Juba for medical treatment.

Official Report
1900Feb242015Yemen000002001100112020KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One UN hired consultant and her translator were kidnapped from their car in Sana'a by armed men who were posing as police officers. After nearly six months in captivity, she was released in August 2015. 

Media
1902Mar122015South Sudan020000010101012200ShootingAmbushOffice/compound4.8531.6

One INGO international aid worker and one national staff person were injured when their car was carjacked by a group of armed men. The aid worker was returning to his compound when the attack occurred at the gate of the compound. As the armed men were fleeing in the vehicle they stole, they indiscrimantly shot rounds at the compound, hitting the INGO worker in the leg and the driver in the neck, both who have received medical attention for their wounds and will recover.

Focal Point
1906Mar302015Mali002000110200002101ShootingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

A Malian Red Cross volunteer was ambushed by MUJAO while driving an aid truck from Goa to Niamey. Armed militants opened fire on the vehicle and shot the volunteer, who died. Another volunteer--the passenger--was wounded in the attack. The extent of the passenger's injuries is currently unknown.  MUJAO allegedly stated that the INGO was attacked because it is “working for the enemy”.  

Official Report
1912Apr182015Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.72859168.868066

One international INGO worker was kidnapped when stopped at an illegal checkpoint manned by anti-government forces that were posing as Afghan Notional Police officers. Update: the German aid worker, who was abducted by the Taliban, fled from the prepetrators on May 29th. 

Official Report
1921Oct252014Uganda010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.1742532.106467

A staff member was shot and killed during a armed robbery. The staffer and a the driver were on their way from Mbarara town in South Western Uganda to Kampala. They were intercepted by the robbers in Kyabagaza Village in Butambala District where a verbal altercation occurred between the individuals and resulted in the staff member being shot. The vehicle and the driver were taken to a romote location and stripped of his belongings.

Focal Point
1941May42015Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.767.116667

A driver for a de-mining NGO was abducted while driving in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. He was released on the 7th of May 2015.

Official Report
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

Three INGO staff members were killed when ambushed by AGE while inspecting a project site. 

Official Report
1950Jan222014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.919424, 24.93364324.933643)

A UN contracted truck driver was kidnapped off the road between Nyala and Gereida while driving a truck filled with provisions. The truck was also taken. The driver was subsequently released. 

Focal Point
1953Feb12014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.70325725.649257

A UN contracted truck driver and his truck was hijacked off of a convoy by an unknown armed group while en-route from Ed Daien to Nyala. The driver fled the area. 

Focal Point
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

A national male staff member for an INGO was ambushed by the Taliban while driving aid supplies. He was released on the 27th December 2014. 

Focal Point
1962Mar92015Mali200000000002022200ShootingAmbushPublic location12.665771 -7.972909

An attacker and his accomplice opened fire at La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako. Two UN munitions experts were critically injured in the attack and evacuated for medical treatment. They are in stable condition. Some reports suggest that Al-Murabitoun claimed responsiblity for the attack.

Official Report
1963Mar152015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad9.9229.98

A UN contracted truck traveling as part of a convoy was ambushed on Pariang road. The driver was kidnapped and released 3 weeks later with non-life threatening wounds that were later treated. 

Official Report
1964Apr12015South Sudan300000300300003300Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad10.3824832.2563

A UN contracted truck was commandered by the SPLA in Khor Adar with demands to transport troops to Akoka. The location of the truck, two staff members and a contracted driver is unknown, but they were on-route to a relief distribution site in Melut with supplies when intercommunal fighting occurred along the road. Update (August 24, 2015): The organization made a statement confirming that the staff members have been presumed dead.

Official Report
1966Apr122015Somalia230000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad3.06277841.648056

According to a local media report, 3 aid workers for an INGO, 2 UN contracted staff from a private company, and 2 private company staff members (not counted here), were kidnapped in Gedo by armed gunmen thought to be part of Al Shabaab. The aid workers were allegedly abducted between Garilley and Fafahdun towns and taken to Bardere. They were all released on different dates with the help of local elders and the last release of the INGO staff members took place on June 14th. 

Media
1974Jun42015South Sudan110000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.27393028.688049

A health mission was ambused on-route to Manyang Ngok Primary Health Care Unit. The armed men shot and killed the driver. One INGO and one UN team member were severly injured and had to be hospitalized. 

Official Report
1975Jun32015South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.38223430.426636

A UN contracted truck was ambushed in Lui area. The armed assailants robbed provisions off the truck and took the drivers' personal belongings. The driver and his assistant were seriously injured in the attack. 

Official Report
1978May102015Afghanistan002000101200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.59820664.763659

An NGO vehicle was stopped at an illegal checkpoint in the Ibrahim Abad area of Pashtun Kot district. One NGO staff member was abducted, one security escort was killed. 

Official Report
1979Apr292015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07574264.835815

Two INGO staff members and their driver were abducted by gunmen in Pashtun Kot district along the Maimana-Bilichiragh highway. 

Official Report
1980Apr232015DR Congo300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.30588729.380188

Three UN contracted demining personnel were abducted on Goma-Rutshuru road in North Kivu province by armed gunmen.

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

Three INGO staff members, two male, and one female were reported abducted after their vehicle was ambushed on Ishasha-Nyamilima road in Rutshuru, Northern Kivu. The female was immediately released but the two male staff members remained captive until their release on June 22nd. 

Official Report
1983Jun272015Central African Republic010000010100001101ShootingAmbushRoad5.76920720.672150

Armed men fired upon three INGO staff members that were traveling via motorcycles on the Ippy-Bambari road. One of the staff members was seriously injured and was taken to Bangui hospital. The armed men stole the INGO worker's bag and fled. 

Official Report
1986Jul182015Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.81975914.911966

A UN contracted driver was shot and killed when miliants opened fire on the relief convoy near Baboua. 

Official Report
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

A female INGO staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while en-route in Taiman, western Kabul. Update: She was released unharmed on September 10th after being held captive for 81 days. Reports state that she was abducted by a criminal gang.

Media
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

A German national working for an INGO was kidnapped from her vehicle in Kabul. She was released on October 17th, 2015.

Media
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

Two contractors for a demining INGO were abducted while travelling between Kandahar and Musa Qala. They were released on August 18th, 2015 following negotiations by community elders. 

Official Report
2001Sep22015Yemen000200200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad16.95094143.747774

Two national ICRC staff members were shot and killed while traveling from Saddah to the main office in Sanaa. The unknown prepatrator opened fire on the convoy that they were traveling with and instantly killed one staff member. The other later died in the hospital. 

Official Report
2002Sep22015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.13333330.916667

An INGO convoy was attacked between Rokon and Luri. The driver was killed.

Official Report
2003Sep62015South Sudan020000000002022020Rape/sexual assault AmbushOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

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. 

Official Report
2004May142015South Sudan100000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad9.23486129.212306

An UN contracted truck hit a landmine north of Bentiu, near Torabeith. The driver sustained injuries to the leg as a result of the blast. 

Official Report
2015Apr162015South Sudan020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.40757731.420469

A truck driver and his assistant, contracted by an INGO, were attacked on the road between Mabior and Poktap by armed assailants, who shot them. The driver's assistant was killed and the driver, who was shot multiple times, had to be airlifted to a medical facility for treatment.

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2022Oct122015Kenya010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad0.08052240.309975

One national staff member of an INGO was abducted between Dadaab and Hagadera Refugee Camps after being carjacked. The driver was also taken but released shortly thereafter. 

Official Report
2030Dec12015Yemen000100000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One international staff member working for ICRC was abducted at gunpoint in Sana'a. Another ICRC staff member was also abducted but released a few hours later (not counted here because it was under 24 hours). It was reported that she was released in October 2016 after being captive for ten months. 

Official Report
2033Dec142015Somalia110000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.04693445.318162

Unidentified gunmen shot an employee of a UN agency and an INGO in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. The victim and her colleague from a partner organization, who was driving a private vehicle, were attacked while travelling through Mogadishu. Both were killed.

Official Report
2034Dec192015Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownAmbushUnknown35.9881568.63529

Two national INGO demining staff were killed when ambushed by anti-governent forces. Reports suggest that the intended targets of the attack were ANSF. 

Official Report
2036Jan62015Somalia003000120300003003ShootingAmbushRoad4.74294145.200936

One NGO staff worker was killed and two injured when their car was fired apon by armed militia at an illegal checkpoint in Bacda. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2037Feb82015Somalia002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad9.14905248.420033

Reportedly, one local NGO aid worker was killed and one injured when the vehicle that they were travelling in was fired upon by armed men driving in another car. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2040Apr22015Somalia010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72690445.191571

A driver for an INGO was shot and injured in Hawl-Wadaag. He was taken to the hospital because his wounds required surgical intervention. The attack was reportedly a result of tension between clans.

Official Report
2045Jul222015Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad10.82966149.252466

Two INGO vehicles were stopped by a militia close to Belet Weyne. The 5 INGO staff traveling in the vehicle were temporarily detained but released after clan elders negotiated on their behalf . One of the INGO drivers is still being held. The motive was said to be clan related. 

Official Report
2046Dec302015Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20251724.663825

A contracted driver for the UN, who was delivering relief supplies, was abducted in the Kutum area of North Darfur on 30th December, 2015. He was freed on January 25th, 2016. 

Official Report
2051Dec222015South Sudan030000000012033300ShootingAmbushRoad4.61749133.035889

An INGO partner group was ambushed on the Torit-Kapoeta Road in Budi County. One of the passengers was shot and killed. Two were injured and required medical attention. 

Official Report
2052Dec182015South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.0733525.073352

A UN contracted security guard was shot and killed when traveling with four other passengers to Ezo. They were ambushed while traveling to the town to pay local salaries. The assailants did not steal the cash. 

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

An NGO staff member and driver were abducted by armed anti-government elements (AGE) while traveling towards Maimana city with supplies.  

Official Report
2056Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.34195327.949219

Two UN contracted drivers were injured in a shooting when perpetrators ambushed the convoy and fired at the truck. The gunmen fled after robbing the driver. Both the driver and his assistant recieved medical care. 

Official Report
2067Feb262016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.24360129.796982

A convoy of UN trucks was travelling north of Bentiu Camp after delivering goods and were attacked by armed assailants. One of trucks was fired upon when trying to escape and the assistant driver was killed as a result. 

Official Report
2068Feb162016Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.49822967.761598

Five ICRC staff members were abducted while on their way to carry out an assessment, with the aim to assist communities in the Waghaz district of Ghazni. They were later all released on 19th February. 

Official Report
2070Feb2016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location-4.29790528.956099

Armed assailants fired upon an INGO vehicle, injuring the driver who had to be take to Fizi hospital. 

Official Report
2071Mar22016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.42384526.670074

Three national INGO aid workers were kidnapped from an INGO convoy traveling from Kasungho on Mrach 2nd. They were released on March 8th, according to a UN official. 

Official Report
2073Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.68292328.080368

A UN driver and his assistant were injured when they were shot at as part of a larger convoy. The armed men shot at them after trying to extort money from the driver.  

Official Report
2079Mar182016Afghanistan020000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.18329468.750210

Two international staff members of an INGO were abducted along the Puli  Khumri-Kunduz main road in Baghlan province by armed men. Released April 4, 2016

Official Report
2081Apr122016South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3.68411430.776658

An INGO demining convoy was ambushed on Yei- Morobo road in Central Equatoria. Two national staff members were shot and killed in the attack. The attack was reported to have been motivated by ethnic tensions.

Official Report
2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

Three ICRC staff members were kidnapped as they were leaving Abeibara. The aid workers were released on the 20th of April. They were reportedly abducted by Ansar Dine. 

Media
2084Apr282016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.04070031.624146

A INGO vehicle was targeted in a roadside ambush by an armed man while it was part of a UN agency convoy. A man appeared from the bush and fired a single shot at the car that went through the window. While the shot missed the driver, he was injured by the shattered glass and required medical attention. 

Official Report
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

An international female NGO worker was abducted while traveling on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway. Update: A statement made by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, on August 29th, confirms that the aid worker was freed in August, four months after her kidnapping. Although the Minister did not provide further details, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security mentioned in the media that the aid worker was freed as a result of a special operation. 

Media
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

Three INGO truck drivers were intercepted by gunpoint on Bambu-Kirima road in Katora village and kidnapped. They were freed on Friday, May 6th.

Official Report
2090May102016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.31316132.426147

A UN contracted truck driver was ambushed and killed by gunmen along the Magwi-Torit road in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. The gunmen stole money, phones and other items. Two other people in the truck managed to escape unharmed. 

Official Report
2091May182016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.16978617.306643

A national driver for an INGO was shot and killed by armed men in an attack on a convoy. The attack occured in Kouki, 250 miles north of Bangui. 

Media
2092May192016Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.75000011.05

A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The dirver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. 

Official Report
2094Jun12016Afghanistan030000300300003210ShootingAmbushRoad34.94642368.521729

Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. 

Official Report
2097Jun132016Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.15287223.192139

Armed men carjacked a UN-contracted truck with three drivers in the Azoum area of Um Shalaiya. One of the drivers was released after negotiations. on June 27, 2016, in El Geneina, West Darfur. Another driver managed to escape during the ambush and the perpetrators released the second shortly after the abduction. 

Official Report
2098Jun32016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.03159728.993615

Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. 

Official Report
2099Jun172016Central African Republic010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.72594719.078274

An INGO truck driver was killed during an ambush by six armed men on two trucks in Amou. 

Official Report
2101May252016DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.59489629.09727

Four INGO staff members were ambushed by armed men in Timbo-Timbo, North Kivu while travelling in two separate vehicles. Two of the ambushed staff members managed to escape. Two remaining staff members were released on the sixth day and did not suffer maltreatment.

Official Report
2103Jun252016Somalia010000100100001100Complex attackAmbushPublic location2.04693445.318162

One INGO staff member was killed as a result of a Al-Shaabab attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu. The staff member was standing across the street when the initial blast from the VBIED occurred at the entrance to the hotel. He died as a result of his injuries as did 14 other people. Twenty-five civilians were also injured in the attack. 

Media
2105Jul52016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad4.41067032.576909

One INGO national staff member was killed by armed men who ambushed a private vehicle on the Torit-Kapoeta road in Eastern Equatoria. Other passengers in the car were robbed of their belongings, including cash, but were otherwise unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the killing of the INGO staff member are currently unknown. 

Official Report
2108Dec302015Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.03731227.740425

A UN humanitarian agency driver was carjacked by gunpoint while driving in a UN vehicle in the evening. He was shot and killed during the incident. 

Focal Point
2110Apr202015Guatemala010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad14.81821514.818215

While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2115Oct62015Central African Republic200000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad5.38479816.990356

On 6 October,a private truck part of a Minusca-escorted convoy from Cameroon and carrying UN food commodities was looted near the town of Yaloke,along Bossemptele-Bangui axis.The incident occurred after armed men had opened fire against the convoy, killing one truck driver and wounding another one who later succumber to injuries once at the hospital.

Focal Point
2119May212015Cameroon020000020200002020ShootingAmbushRoad6.51639714.291927

Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. 

Focal Point
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations.

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later.

Focal Point
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. 

Media
2149Jul272016Nigeria100001020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad11.52926413.653517

An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. 

Official Report
2151Jun232016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad23.73608390.363067

An INGO national staff member was shot in the leg through the window of his car when he was ambushed by assailants on motorcycles in Hazaribagh while on his way to work. The armed robbers stole a significant amount of money that he had withdrawn from a cash machine shortly before the incident. 

Media
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

Two INGO vehicles were ambushed along the Mweso-Kalembe road in Misinga village, North Kivu on August 16th. The armed assailants shot and wounded an international INGO staff member. Three national INGO staff members were also abducted during the attack and then released later on in the day.

Official Report
2158Sep12016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.61124628.466949

Two people were shot and killed while travelling between Baambaru and Yambio town. One of the victims (male) was a driver for an INGO and the other (female) was part of a church group (not counted here). Reportedly, the perpetrators did not take anything from the victims.

Official Report
2159Sep52016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64399029.185867

Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Mweso – Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. 

Official Report
2160Sep52016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72474427.676277

Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. 

Official Report
2162Sep22016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.41859232.510519

A commercial vehicle contracted by an INGO to deliver supplies came under fire while on the Magwi-Torit road close to Torit town in Eastern Equatoria. The driver and a passenger (not currently counted in this incident) were shot and had to receive medical attention. 

Official Report
2170Apr142016Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.82628840.946045

A contracted driver for a UN agency was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab fighters near Likoley and Elade, Gedo region in Somalia while carrying humanitarian supplies to a distribution site. The truck was looted. As a result of this incident, deliveries of humanitarian supplies have not resumed to those areas. The driver was released after one week.

Focal Point
2177Oct142016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.40398332.574120

Gunmen jumped in front of a moving INGO vehicle and shot a number of rounds that hit the front, rear, and passenger's side of the car. Although the driver was able to drive away from the scene, the passenger, a national staff member for an INGO, was fatally shot in the incident. They were driving on the Torit-Katire road, south of  Torit town. 

Official Report
2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84629531.607173

Two national staff members for a local NGO were hurt during a scuffle with a perpetrator that tried to rob them of their valuables while they were travelling on a boda-boda between Hai Malakal and Munuki in the afternoon. Although their injuries were minor, they did require medical attention at a nearby clinic.  

Official Report
2183Nov52016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54939969.164563

A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him.  Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017.

Media
2184Nov82016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.91944017.424316

An INGO male staff member was shot and killed by armed men while he was driving his motorcycle to work.

Official Report
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. 

Official Report
2189Nov272016Sudan300000001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.44789822.464908

A vehicle with three UN staff members, two international and one national staff, was stopped by unidentified gunmen in El-Geneina around Al Tadamon. The perpetrators forced the staff into their vehicle and abducted them. All the staff members were released after 23 days in captivity. 

Official Report
2191Dec22016South Sudan002000011200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3.99539530.547485

An ambulance that was driving on the Yei-Lasu road through Lunguru was tailed by an SPLA patrol, which resulted in both the SPLA and the ambulance being shot at by anti-government forces. Reports state that the SPLA soldiers were killed in the attack. The driver of the NGO ambulance was shot in the leg and one of the NGO staff members was kidnapped in the attack.  

Official Report
2193Dec102016South Sudan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad5.13794230.914154

Armed gunmen ambushed a local NGO vehicle on the Juba-Maridi road and hijacked their car, stole their belongings and shot one of the female national staff members who was later med-evac'd to a hospital in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

Three INGO national staff members were abducted on the Kinyandonyi-Rugarama road in North Kivu when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. 

Official Report
2198Jul172016Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushUnknown35.67074766.046353

Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area.

Media
2200Jul112016South Sudan040000120301014103ShootingAmbushRoad4.560732.4972

An INGO vehicle was ambushed on the Lyria, Nesitu Junction road in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. The unknown armed assailants killed one local INGO worker (medic) and seriously wounded an additional international and two national staff members while they were travelling in Nesitu on their way to Nimule. The motive and perpetrators of the attack are unknown but it was reported that the team was withdrawing from anti-government forces that were approaching the area.

Official Report
2201Dec192016Afghanistan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.50901568.903503

One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released.  Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. 

Media
2207Sep212016Somalia030000300300003102ShootingAmbushRoad46.2260186.247407

Two national staff members and their driver were shot and killed while travelling from Balanbal to Cadub Waaq. Reportedly, they were specifically targeted by another clan due to a work dispute. 

Official Report
2227Feb82017Afghanistan000800602800008800ShootingAmbushRoad36.667265.7536

Six ICRC staff workers of Aghan nationality have been shot and killed by gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan. Two more staff members were abducted. The attack on the convoy occurred south of Shibergan while the aid workers were transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the recent snowstorm. The abducted aid workers were released around the 5th of September, 2017. 

Media
2228Jan282017South Sudan030000120300003300ShootingAmbushRoad9.273529.79322

Four trucks contracted by an INGO were attacked by gunmen on their way to Mayom in the morning. The driver was killed and two others were wounded and required medical attention at a clinic in Bentiu. One driver was unaccounted for after he fled the area. Further details on his whereabouts were not available during follow-up with the reporting agency. 

Official Report
2235Mar142017South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownAmbushRoad7.07694830.739403

One international staff member of a UN agency was wounded in Yirol East during a medical mission. Their car was ambushed along the Shambe-Karair road by unidentified men. There were two fatalities as a result of this incident and three others were wounded (not aid workers as defined by the AWSD). The injured staff member was MEDEVACed from Yirol West in order to receive medical attention for a gunshot wound. 

Official Report
2236Mar252017South Sudan006000300330036600ShootingAmbushRoad5.14419331.818123

Six aid workers (3 South Sudanese and 3 Kenyan nationals) were shot and killed in an ambush while they were traveling on the Juba-Pibor road at Magri (south of Mangalla) on March 25th. This includes the driver. The circumstances leading to the attack are currently under investigation and the perpetrators are unknown. The government and the SPLA-IO are blaming one another for the attack. 

Official Report
2246Jul262016Somalia100000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad2.04693445.318162

A vehicle-borne IED detonated close to a UN compound as a convoy was passing. One national UN staff member was walking near the explosion and was killed instantly as a result of the explosion. 

Focal Point
2263Jan252016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad36.11638936.514722

One national staff member travelling from a warehouse in Kafr Takharim to the office hit an IED which detonated. The driver only received minor injuries, but the aid worker was brought in critical condition to Kafr Takharim hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2271Apr102017South Sudan300000300300003300ShootingAmbushPublic location7.70918827.983474

Three national porters contracted by a UN agency were killed in the violence that spread through Wau, South Sudan, during the week of April 10th. One was found shot and two died from machete wounds. They were on their way to work when the incident occurred.  

Official Report
2279Apr272017Central African Republic001000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.941870023.6557400

The remains of an NGO aid worker were discovered in Selim. He had been abducted by gunmen with suspected associations to the LRA while travelling on a motorbike between Selim and Rafai. 

Official Report
2284May242016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad4.41024032.574038

A driver from an INGO (implementing partner to a UN agency) was carjacked near Torit town by anti-government elements. The driver was kidnapped and badly beaten. He was released after 48 hours. 

Official Report
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

According to a media report, one national staff member from the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was shot by armed perpetrators. A group of HRC members were in their vehicle, steps away from the chapter, when armed gunmen started shooting at them at point-blank range. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Media
2288May52017DR Congo034000015600117106KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.03706928.315887

Over 30 INGO and NGO staff members were abducted when militiamen ambushed and fired at a convoy of four INGO and NGO vehicles on the Mwenga-Tubimbi road. Most of the abductees were rescued during a rescue operation but six staff members (including one international) were still being held by the militia. One of the drivers was seriously wounded in the attack and taken to the hospital. 

Official Report
2289May142017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.42539032.614117

Armed men ambushed two contracted trucks that were returning from Kapoeta to Torit at Idolu. One the contracted truck drivers was killed and the other managed to escape. 

Official Report
2292Feb242016Afghanistan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad34.51328269.181348

Two contracted partners of a UN agency were wounded when anti-government elements (AGE) shot at their vehicle in Loy Shor after trying to stop it from returning to the agency's office. The driver was able to avoid stopping but he and the passenger were both wounded when the opened fire. They were able to make it to an Afghanistan National Army checkpoint and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Both survived the attack.

Focal Point
2293Mar82016Afghanistan700000250700007700ShootingAmbushUnknown32.20888963.071667

Two UN contracted teams from the same partner group were ambushed by anti-government militants and attacked with small arms fire in Kariz-e Salim. Two of the male national staff members were killed and five were injured in the attack. The injured staff were treated for the wounds at a clinic in Kandahar. 

Focal Point
2296Jun72017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.21965130.964966

One national aid worker was injured and taken to the hospital when his vehicle was shot at by armed men, 9 miles/15 kilometres from Lainya in Central Equatoria. He was shot when he decided not to stop his car for the two men. The aid worker was taken to Juba for medical treatment. 

Official Report
2298Jun72017DR Congo001100002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad0.50080529.435120

One aid worker from the ICRC and one from the national Red Cross were kidnapped on June 7th, between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. The organization did not mention who was responsible for the kidnapping, however, a number of militias are active in that region. Both aid workers were released on June 15th.

Official Report
2299Jun62017Kenya010000000010011001Landmine AmbushRoad0.08612640.318966

One Kenyan aid worker was killed when their vehicle hit a landmine not far from Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Garissa. It is reported that the mine was likely planted by Al-Shabaab.

Media
2300Jun172017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad33.51380736.276528

A humanitarian convoy composed of multiple agencies was fired upon by a non-state armed group close to a military checkpoint on its way back to Damascus city. As a direct result of this incident, one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and hit another truck. The driver was injured and evacuated to a hospital in order to receive treatment. 

Official Report
2304Jul162017Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53903621.991001

A national staff member of an NGO was shot dead in Bria while transporting a sick person to the local hospital. 

Official Report
2315Sep82017South Sudan000100100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.24475430.199338

One national ICRC staff member was killed when a convoy of nine trucks and a four-wheel-drive vehicle was shot at by unknown assailants in Kotobi. The convoy was returning from a relief operation.

Official Report
2325Oct162017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.82120131.542647

On 16 October in Juba, an INGO vehicle carrying refugees from Juba to Gorom was fired upon by armed men on Yei Road not far from a SPLA checkpoint. The driver was shot in the arm and one of the refugees suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Cash and other personal items were stolen by the perpetrators. 

Official Report
2327Nov42017Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.99643619.191914

One male ICRC aid worker was shot and killed when the convoy he was driving in was attacked by armed assailants while they were on their way to deliver humanitarian aid. According to an official statement, the attack appears to have been a robbery attempt, which occurred east of Kaga Bandoro. The vehicle had been clearly marked with the ICRC emblem. 

Official Report
2331Nov112017Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.91867319.186249

A UN agency mechanic that was traveling as part of a humanitarian convoy was physically assaulted and robbed. The convoy was on its way to Kaga Bandoro from Nana-Outta village when the attack occurred. The mechanic was later treated for his injuries at Kaga Bandoro hospital. The convoy was escorted to its destination by a patrol without further incident. 

Official Report
2338Dec42017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location5.65267331.05127

A demining team contracted by an INGO was attacked by 15 armed men while the team was camped in Kowari Village between Rokon and Tindalo. Three vehicles and personal property were stolen. The vehicles were later recovered after being abandoned not far from the site. Two of the staff members sustained fractures and bruises. 

Official Report
2340Dec92017South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.28015129.780241

A convoy of vehicles belonging to a UN-contracted demining company was ambushed at Dobor about ten miles from Rubkona. Six people were wounded in the attack, two with critical gunshot injuries (the extent of the injuries of the other four victims is unknown). 

Official Report
2341Dec172017Nigeria300000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad12.33528114.188221

Three people, including a UN-contracted driver and assistant driver, were killed in an attack on a convoy in Borno State, 22 miles southwest of Ngala by an armed group. There's a militant presence in the region and although no reports have confirmed the perpetrator, reports have mentioned Boko Haram and their previous attacks on security convoys in 2017.   

Media
2346Jan212018South Sudan004000040400004004Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location10.11489429.967957

On the morning of January 21st, youths attacked a group of national NGO staff members in Ajuong Thok. Four were seriously injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Reports suggest that the motive for this attack may have been the result of grievances about the perceived lack of employment opportunities.

Official Report
2656Apr172019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667

On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO worker went missing. The group were travelling in a civilian vehicle for a humanitarian mission in Boni and are presumed kidnapped. No further information is available at this time. All staff are listed as national until more information is available

Official Report
2351Jan302018Central African Republic010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad7.47118218.451663

A national staff member was kidnapped on January 29th in Ouhman Prefecture. Two INGO vehicles were reportedly intercepted by combatants from the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC). An international staff member that was traveling as part of the convoy in another vehicle was also stopped but allowed to continue. The abducted staff member was found on February 2nd in critical condition after having been tortured. 

Official Report
2354Feb82018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.77131633.592394

One national INGO driver was assaulted when the vehicle he was travelling in was ambushed by a group of armed men between Kapoeta South and Camp 15. There were two other staff members in the vehicle for a total of two international staff members and one local staff member. They were all robbed of their valuables and money. The international staff members were robbed of their passports as well. After the attack, the group traveled to Kapoeta so that their colleague could receive medical attention at the hospital for a head injury. 

Official Report
2360Feb212018Kenya010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.65389938.516826

One INGO male staff member needed medical attention after he was shot twice by armed perpetrators who ambushed the organization's vehicle. The staff members (five in total but only one was wounded) were in the vicinity of Darer Dima and traveling from Malkadaka to Garbatulla when they were attacked. Nothing was stolen from the passengers. While it was reported that the aid workers did not appear to be targeted specifically for their affiliation to an aid organization and that there has been an increase in insecurity in greater Isiolo county, it should also be noted that the vehicle was clearly marked.  

Focal Point
2361Feb272018Central African Republic105000600600006006ShootingAmbushRoad7.09091117.668887

Suspected Ex-Seleka members shot and killed six people at an illegal checkpoint south of Makounda in Ouham Prefecture. One of the victims was a national UN education consultant and five were staff members from a local non-governmental organization. The perpetrators, reportedly belonging to the MPC faction, set the vehicle on fire after the shooting. The aid workers were on their way to Makounda.  

Official Report
2364Jan122018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya200000001100112110KidnappingAmbushRoad27.03654114.429024

Two UN agency employees and their driver have all been found after having been kidnapped on January 12th from Sabha. The driver was found on Sunday and the female UN worker was found in the northern suburbs of Sabha. The male national UN staffer (not counted here at this time until further information becomes available) was found on Saturday near Sabha city.

Media
2370Jan202018Yemen100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One male UN agency staff member was led out of his car at gunpoint and abducted. His wife was in the car at the time of the incident as well but only the staff member was taken. The perpetrator was wearing a mask at the time of the incident. At the time of this report, the staff member's whereabouts were unknown. Reports regarding this incident are currently unconfirmed.

Media
2381Feb272018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.66586829.211771

Gunmen intercepted and abducted an INGO contracted driver and his assistant along the Mweso-Kalembe road axis. The vehicle was clearly marked. No additional information about their whereabouts is available at this time. 

Official Report
2382Mar172018DR Congo001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.05022129.514285

According to a report, on March 17th a 20-vehicle NGO convoy was attacked by armed assailants in Virunga Park. During the attack, the convoy lead was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital. Twenty-one people from the convoy were abducted by the armed group and were still being held in captivity on March 20th, 2018. Until a few details can be confirmed, the twenty-one people that have reportedly been abducted are not yet counted here. 

Official Report
2394Mar252018South Sudan007000007700007007KidnappingAmbushUnknown4.10790030.964542

On March 25th, seven NGO workers were abducted by SPLA-IO opposition forces outside Yei, Central Equatoria. The aid workers were part of a convoy that was delivering supplies to health centers in Kupera, Limuro, Wuji, and Koyoko. Along with their three vehicles, they were all released on April 15th and were reported to be in good health. 

Official Report
2395Apr72018South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.02360829.675991

One NGO worker was shot and killed during an ambush on his vehicle by armed men when he was traveling between Nhialgiu and Bentiu. According to media reports, the aid worker was returning to base from field training. 

Official Report
2399Apr112018Niger010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7331930.917772

A German aid worker for an INGO was abducted while traveling close to the border with Mali. Traveling with four other national colleagues, the vehicle was surrounded by armed men on motorbikes. The Nigerian nationals were assaulted and left behind (not counted here at this time until further details can be verified) and the vehicle was set on fire before they were freed. The kidnapping occurred near Ayorou. 

Media
2400Apr212018Yemen000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

An ICRC vehicle was ambushed on Saturday morning, April 21st while traveling on the outskirts of Taiz. One male international aid worker from Lebanon was shot and killed in the attack. Colleagues traveling with him in the vehicle were unharmed. 

Media
2403Apr242018South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.637231.7153

Armed assailants shot at a private vehicle that was travelling from Terekeka to Tali. Overtaking the vehicle in Lwoki, they fired, killing the driver and one of the passengers, who worked for an INGO and was reporting back to his duty station. 

Official Report
2404Apr252018South Sudan361000001010000010208KidnappingAmbushRoad4.09527130.677505

Ten aid workers were abducted from a mixed-agency convoy that was travelling just outside Yei town in Central Equatoria. They were on their way to Tore to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Three of the aid workers are from two different UN agencies, one from a national NGO and six from three different INGOs. The team was reportedly being held in Minyori by an armed group. All ten aid workers were detained for more than five days before being released on April 30th.

Official Report
2410May132018Mali020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad14.52371-4.118498

Four INGO staff members traveling in an unmarked vehicle were fired upon by an armed group in the Mopti region, approximately three miles (five kilometers) east of Sambere village. Two of the aid workers were wounded and needed to be medically evacuated.

Official Report
2411May132018DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.8636228.75435

One INGO staff member was abducted near Penemede, near the administrative border between South Kivu and Maniema, when armed men ambushed an INGO motorcycle convey composed of five workers. Two motorcycles were also taken in the attack. The whereabouts of the worker and the motive for the attack are unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2412May142018South Sudan01200000010100022120012KidnappingAmbushRoad5.17881727.956335

Twelve NGO members went missing in Western Equatoria, near Yangiri, while en route from Tambura to Yambio in a mixed-agency marked convoy. One staff member was able to escape, ten were released on May 18th after negotiations. The last two aid workers, one national and one international, were released on, or around, May 24th. 

Official Report
2415May222018South Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushRoad4.95984731.210376

Seven INGO staff members traveling in and INGO vehicle convoy were ambushed and held by the unknown assailants in Western Equatoria between Lanyi and Gado. Reports indicate the motive was likely economic and the kidnapping was simply a result of an unplanned ambush. There is no followup information available at this time. 

Official Report
2416May222018DR Congo020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad1.57274730.240077

Armed assailants ambushed an INGO vehicle that was transporting cash from an airfield to the city center in Irumu territory. When the vehicle came under fire, the four aid workers onboard abandoned the vehicle and ran to hide in the bush. Although two aid workers were able to escape, the other two were found by the gunmen. They were assaulted and stabbed. 

Official Report
2417May302018South Sudan001000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad4.08904530.681738

A commercial vehicle carrying 15 passengers was attacked by armed men on the Yei-Kaya road about 9 miles (16 km) from Yei. Two people were killed during the ambush, one of which was a reportedly a local NGO aid worker. 

Official Report
2432Jun252017Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location35.93102736.641778

One male aid worker was wounded in a VBIED attack that occurred in a public location in Idlib, Syria. He was not the intended target of the attack but was wounded as a result. 

Focal Point
2433Oct12017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

A Non-State Armed Actor abducted one male national INGO staff member in Taiz, Yemen. He was released nine days after negotiations on October 9th. 

Focal Point
2434Dec122017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

A Non-State Armed Group detained one male national INGO aid worker in Taiz on December 12th. He was released after negotiations in early January. 

Focal Point
2435Oct222017Mali020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

Two national INGO staff members were kidnapped while they were traveling in a vehicle. No further information is available about this incident from the reporting agency,

Focal Point
2438Dec172017South Sudan033000004400226600KidnappingAmbushRoad8.46116125.680587

Six aid workers were missing after an ambush on the road between Raga and Deim Zubier. It was reported that they may have been caught up in an attack on SPLA forces by the SPLA-IO. It was later confirmed that they (and their vehicles) were taken by opposition forces and held in Raj for approximately three days before being released. 

Official Report
2440Dec262017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushProject site9.23148729.800503

A group of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reportedly attacked a male national truck driver that was driving aid supplies into Bentiu POC camp. He was assaulted with spears in the buffer zone for unknown reasons. It should be noted that it is unclear whether the driver was contracted by a UN agency or an INGO (noted in the ASWD database as an INGO contractor with the information currently made available). He was referred to an INGO for treatment for the wounds that he sustained. 

Official Report
2441Feb62017South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad6.87699231.306979

An INGO contracted driver was kidnapped in the Ajira area in Kajo Keji. Approximately eight men approached the vehicle when it was stopped due to a flat tire. It was a private vehicle but clearly marked with the INGO's flag. Other staff members were in the vehicle as well during the attack but they were released in the Bori area with their valuables intact. The vehicle and the driver were still missing when this was reported and their whereabouts were not able to be confirmed upon verification a year later. 

Official Report
2450Feb192017Sudan200000010110012200ShootingAmbushRoad12.86280730.217636

A contracted truck for a UN agency was driving between Diffra and Gola when an armed man attempted to block the road. The driver was able to speed up and avoid the ambush but the perpetrator shot off two rounds, hitting the passenger and killing him and wounding the driver in the thigh. The driver was taken to a UN medical center for treatment. The contracted team was on-duty at the time of the attack. 

Focal Point
2469Aug222017Mali200000010101012200ShootingAmbushRoad16.766589-3.002561

A UN vehicle en route from the airport to the city center was targeted by small arms fire from another vehicle. One international staff member was wounded in the arm and the chest. The driver was injured in the chest. Both were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries.

Focal Point
2470Sep152017Nigeria200000101200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad7.2651365.460296

On September 15th, one UN national staff member and a driver were ambushed by armed robbers between Akure and Ibadan, resulting in the death of the driver and the kidnapping of the female staff member. She was released on September 18th, 2017.

Focal Point
2471Oct282017Somalia400000310400004400Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad2.04693445.318162

Two UN contracted guards and one contracted driver were killed in the suicide car bombing attack on the Naasa-Hablood Hotel in Mogadishu. A UN agency staff member who as also in the car survived but was also seriously wounded. He managed to jump out of the vehicle before the explosion. The national staff member received care in the local hospital and then was MEDEVAC to Nairobi for specialized medical attention. At least twenty-three people died in the attack. 

Focal Point
2472Nov222017Yemen300000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad-0.45322939.646099

A truck contracted by a UN agency partner in Garissa county ran over an IED planted in the road. All three contracted employees sustained major injuries as a result of the attack. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, the area is prone to extremist activities by Al-Shabaab. The workers were delivering food commodities at the time.

Focal Point
2474Sep132017Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.93477313.623968

A contracted truck driver transporting UN commodities was shot by suspected Bobo-Haram fighters along the Dikwa-Maiduguri road. Despite the injury, he managed to drive to Dikwa. 

Focal Point
2475Dec82017South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.08862428.641064

A contracted truck heading to Abyei was ambushed by unknown gunmen in Madou village, Warrap state. The driver was shot in the left pelvic area and had to be medically evacuated to Wau for further medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2476May22017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.39138964.299722

A truck contracted by a UN agency partner was transporting commodities and was stopped by armed Anti Government Elements in Khalaj. The driver was held hostage for several days and released on May 12th. 

Focal Point
2478Sep202017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.31666768.45

Anti-government elements diverted one out of three UN agency contracted trucks that were heading to Barmal district to an unknown location, off-loaded the items from the truck and reportedly sold them at the market. They kidnapped the truck driver but released him on September 29th. 

Focal Point
2479Oct282017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

One UN agency contracted commercial truck carrying relief items was stopped and diverted by AGE in Shindad district of Herat province. Reportedly the truck driver and the truck was taken to the AGEs stronghold but the driver and the truck were later released on November 18th. 

Focal Point
2485Jul42017Afghanistan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushProject site34.17183170.621679

A number of staff members from an assessment team (and a local partner to an INGO) were parked outside of a school in the Surkroad district of Nangarhar province. An AOG fired at them, killing one of the national staff members and seriously injuring another. According to a report, there was a change of command within the AOG, which could have contributed to the attack occurring. 

Focal Point
2498Jun132018Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.99603719.185032

A number of UN contracted trucks were looted on the Kaga-Bandoro axis in Ouham Prefecture. The armed men forced the vehicles to stop and physically assaulted the truck drivers. A total of four contracted drivers were assaulted with one being injured. The food items that were on the truck were stolen by the perpetrators and the injured driver was admitted into a medical facility for treatment. 

Official Report
2507Jul122018DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.27401227.924900

Two INGO national staff members were released on July 13th after IDPs negotiated for their release with the assailants who abducted them the previous day along the Kalemie-Nyemba-Nyunzu road near Nyemba village. A total of 6 staff members were stopped on the road, robbed, and then 4 were released leaving two with the assailants until the next day.

Official Report
2510Aug32018DR Congo700000007700007700KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39847428.814284

Seven UN local implementing partners were abducted in North Kivu on August 2nd, 2018. The convoy of two vehicles was stopped by armed assailants East of Masisi center. The Congolese nationals were kidnapped but the two drivers and their vehicles were released. On August 3rd, two of the seven staff members were released after being seriously assaulted. They were treated for their wounds in Masisi. Reportedly a ransom has been requested for the remaining staff members.

Official Report
2511Aug22018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.210744-1.988153

One INGO national staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while he was traveling on public transportation in the Douentza Cercle, Boni-Monodoro axis. He was released unharmed on August 4th. 

Official Report
2512Aug12018South Sudan002000020200002020Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.34813330.326254

Three armed men stopped NGO staff members traveling from a field exercise in Mudri West and robbed the team. Two female staff members received minor injuries during the attack and were treated at Mudri. Personal belongings, programme related items, and cash were stolen. 

Official Report
2513Aug12018Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.03784521.209981

A national staff member of a local NGO was found dead on the road between Alindao airfield and the city center. His motorcycle was also found charred. No further details are available at this time. 

Official Report
2514Aug92018Somalia004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.11162143.491606

Armed men reportedly abducted Somali Red Crescent staff members near Baidoa town on August 9th. The staff members were on a mission to provide aid to drought-affected beneficiaries when they were abducted from the camp at gunpoint during a food distribution operation. It's unclear who kidnapped the staff members but militants have previously carried out attacks in the region. The staff members were released on 23rd August 2018. 

Focal Point
2518Jul42018South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.19729031.769860

One assistant driver was killed when gunmen attacked a two-truck humanitarian UN agency convoy near Mongalla town in Jubek state. 

Focal Point
2522Aug312018South Sudan003000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.46817925.677397

Three national staff members (including one male driver) were physically assaulted when their vehicle was stopped by soldiers in Raja. The soldier's said that they stopped the vehicle because they refused to stop earlier when they passed through the town. Money was also taken from them. All three required medical attention for their wounds.  

Official Report
2523Sep22018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.17080330.109512

One national staff member was killed when an armed group ambushed their vehicle south of Limbe on the Lainya-Yei road in Central Equatoria. The driver was able to get away and alert authorities in Limbe. SPLA soldiers recovered the victim's body and the vehicle at the scene. 

Official Report
2531Oct282018South Sudan011000010910001111920Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad4.34307031.07268

An INGO convoy was attacked traveling on the Juba-Lainya road by several armed men at Kwerjik. One INGO national staff member was killed and ten other staff members were abducted. Seventeen staff members that were part of the convoy were able to flee and reach the South Sudan People’s Defence Force (SSPDF) camp. All the abducted staff members were later released. 

Official Report
2534Nov22018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.29502029.964754

An NGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while travelling from Koch at the Nimni road junction. Two people were hurt in the attack, one was an NGO staff member. They were admitted to the hospital in Bentiu to have their gunshot wounds treated.

Official Report
2538Nov152018DR Congo020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad-5.99350229.163729

Two INGO staff members were killed in an ambush while travelling by motorcycle between Fatuma and Maendeleo village along the Kalemie-Moba road axis. The bodies were recovered and brought back to Kalemie on November 17th, 2018. The means of attack consisted of bodily assualt by stabbing and shooting. It is currently unknown who the perpetrators were and what the motive was for the attack. 

Official Report
2542Nov102018Kenya001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.63990440.312878

One Red Cross (RC) staff member was wounded when assailants opened fire on the RC vehicle, which was traveling in Ruqa, Garissa County. The team was traveling Masalani to Ijara to conduct assessments on projects that they were implementing in the towns. The shots came from the bush. The injured staff member was evacuated to Malindi for further treatment. The rest of the team were not physically injured and received psychosocial support. 

Media
2544Nov292018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad36.66298239.069734

One local driver of an NGO was wounded in a drive-by-shooting Incident in Deir Ezzor when the multi-agency convoy that he was part of was targeted by unknown armed men. Three motorcycles were driven by the assailants, who opened fire as the convoy was travelling through Thiban. The wounded driver was taken to the hospital.

Official Report
2546Dec72018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.40998032.574711

A male UN agency national staff member was assaulted and robbed of his cellphone and cash by two unknown perpetrators in the street while travelling home from town at 8:30pm in Torit. The staff member suffered minor injuries and was treated locally for them. 

Official Report
2548Dec172018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.36043228.791950

One male UN Agency driver was shot and killed during an ambush of their 2-vehicle convoy, roughly 70km north-west of Goma at Loashi at 8:30am. The food distribution mission aimed to reached Nyabiondo, but was reportedly ambushed by three armed men in civilian clothes.

Official Report
2549Jan232018Afghanistan200000101200002110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male UN Agency driver and a female colleague with her son were kidnapped, after their car was stopped by unknown assailants around 6:00am in the North of the capital. The body of the driver was recovered on March 16 2018 and the female UN agency staff and her son were released by the kidnappers on May 24, 2018. 

Media
2550Sep32018Mali001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.35216-7.986576

On September 3 the head of a national NGO was kidnapped from in front on his home in Kalaban Koura, Bamako, by unkown perpetrators posing in uniform. After a police operation the victim was released on September 9 and treated for minor injuries. 

Media
2552Jan202018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushPublic location33.5717536.4027

One male NGO volunteer providing aid after an attack, was killed around 11:30am in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, by supposed Syrian Regime artillery shelling.

Media
2559Apr222018Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male national UN staff member was shot in the shoulder in front of his house. He was treated in the hospital for his wounds.

Official Report
2560May162018South Sudan500000050500005500Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.25584829.803550

On May 16 a UN mission convoy of 4 trucks arriving at the UNMISS compound were reportedly ambushed by approximately 30 men, who physically assulated 5 UN drivers with makeshift weapons (ie. stones) and robbed them. The five drivers were treated for their injuries at an INGO medical clinic. 

Official Report
2566Jan152019Central African Republic100000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.39467318.558189

One male UN international staff member was injured when shot during a carjacking incident at the 14 villas neighbourhood of Bangui.  After injuring him in the leg, the two unknown assailants fled the scene with the staff members vehicle, which was later recovered by security forces in the Yasmadi neighbourhodd of Bangui. The international staff member was treated at a hospital and is in stable condition. 

Official Report
2570Jan262019Afghanistan100000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.4403870.441856

One male national staff was injured when a magnetic IED, attached to a UN implementing partner vehicle responsible for mine clearance, detonated, also killing a dependent of the staff member (not counted here) in the vehicle. 

Official Report
2571Apr62018Papua New Guinea001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.5056142.572

A team of local aid workers with the Red Cross was robbed and assaulted by armed assailants in Tari. According to police and incident reports seen by the Guardian and confirmed by the security focal point, the group of eight people, including five PNG Red Cross staff members, was robbed by five people armed with shotguns and machetes last Friday. They had been traveling to Tari, through Hela province, an area which has seen an escalation in violence in recent weeks. The assailants – who appeared agitated and would not listen to explanations of the Red Cross’s role – reportedly assaulted them and robbed them of clothing and possessions. One staff member was hit with a machete. 

Media
2576Feb82019Yemen000002200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad14.7920944.294258

One male and one female national humanitarian workers were reportedly shot and killed by a Houthi sniper while delivering aid in the Abar area east of the city of Taiz. 

Media
2578May52018Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location34.53381469.181595

One female national INGO staff was struck on her head by a group of armed men after exiting a bank branch. The staff member had withdrawn a large amount of money for office use, which was taken by the armed men after she was assaulted. 

Focal Point
2579May172018Yemen010000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad13.97780944.234351

One female national INGO worker was shot and wounded when caught between crossfire. The staff member was travelling from Hawban to Tazi city in the early evening of May 17, 2018, when clashes broke out between the Houthis checkpoint and the first Resistance checkpoint. The staff members car was in the line of fire and she sustained one bullet wound to the leg, which was initially treated at the Revelation Hospital.

Focal Point
2582Jul92018Nigeria050000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad9.4641438.450353

5 male national INGO staff members (1 driver and 4 project officers) were kidnapped while travelling from Yola to Abuja. At 3:59pm on July 9, 2018 one staff member confirmed they had arrived in Jos; following this call contact was lost. The supervisor was alerted of the kidnapping at midnight that evening after a phone call from one of the staff. No further information is known at this time. 

Focal Point
2589Mar12019Yemen020000020200002002Landmine AmbushRoad13.37694444.478333

An INGO contracted truck struck a landlmine while passing by Al-Huwaimi village on March 1, injuring two. No further details available at this time. 

Official Report
2595Oct232018Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.96718320.093937

Two national male INGO staff members were assaulted during a robbery. The theft occurred on the road while they were traveling between Chenda and Kedja village. The staff members were assaulted after valuables were taken. 

Focal Point
2600Feb82018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.998450-2.954530

One national INGO staff member was abducted by a Non-State Armed Group and released two days later after local negotiations took place. The abduction occurred while the staff member was on-route in a vehicle to his destination in the Douentza region. 

Focal Point
2646Apr42019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.318.3

One national male INGO staff member was shot and killed while travelling by Bolhom village at approximately 6:00am. The staff members motorcycle was also taken by the unknown perpetrators. 

Official Report
2613Mar302019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.51377920.827387

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed assailants reportedly began shooting at the group riding motorcycles around 1:10pm. The staff member and 3 others were travelling near the town of Pavika on the Alindao-Bangassou axis, when their group was attacked on the road. The injured staff member was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Official Report
2615Jan152018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.30574428.140761

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped in Bendera, Tanganyika. They were released three days later and the primary motive is suspected to have been financial.  

Focal Point
2621Apr42018Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.43051080.990840

A male staff member of an INGO was riding his motorcycle when he was attacked by two individuals who forcibly took the staff member's bag and stabbed him. 

Focal Point
2623Jun252018Ethiopia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.50000041.883330

A male staff member of an INGO was killed when the public transport bus he was riding on was shot at by armed attackers. A total of 26 people were on the bus, of which 3 were killed and others wounded. 

Focal Point
2627Mar22018South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2290231.43816

One INGO national staff was assaulted by criminals after the car that he was traveling in was ambushed on the road in Mayom. Robbery was reported as the most likely motive for the incident. 

Focal Point
2628Oct82018Afghanistan011000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4127 64.5123

Two national staff, one employeed by a LNGO and one employeed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotitaions between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat acces team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. 

Focal Point
2631Feb202018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad3.221229.0824

One male UN contracted driver was shot and killed when his truck was ambushed while transporting food items in South Kivu by Uvira town. 

Focal Point
2632May222018South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.22404229.166706

Two male UN contracted staff members were attacked while transporting goods 40km from the town of Rupakona. During the attack the assistant driver was shot and killed, and the driver was severely injured. 

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2635Jul302018South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.58452229.952998

One male national UN contracted driver was shot and killed by unknown assailants when his truck was ambushed between Atibab and Thon Aduel in Lakes District. 

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2636Nov112018Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.53016.320

One male national UN contracted staff member was shot and killed during an ambush. He was travelling on the road between Bassangoa and Paoua when his truck carrying food items was ambushed by unknown assailants. 

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2639Jun302018Guinea100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.883333-10.166667

One male national UN contracted driver was ambushed near Yende in Kissidougou, and serioulsy injured by the unknown armed perpetrators. 

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2643Jan182018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped. They were released after 30 hours. The motive was reported to be most likely financial in nature.

Focal Point
2649Jan222018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3140229.07999

One national staff member was wounded when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in a road attack. The perpetrators robbed the occupants. 

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2659Apr232019Haiti100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.533333-72.333333

One male national UN staff member was travelling from the airport in Port-Au-Prince in a private vehicle, when the car was attacked during a traffic stop. Due to traffic the car was stopped on Sans Fil road near Rue Saint- Martin, when two armed assailants demanding personnel belongings from the individuals in the vehicle shot into the car. The staff member was rushed to the hospital after being shot, but succumbed to his wounds during surgery. An investigation is ongoing. 

Official Report
2662Jan72018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.53333369.166667

One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten.

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2664May52019Afghanistan004000040400004004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.470.366667

Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated.

Official Report
2687Nov42018Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members.

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2694May112019Nigeria001000100100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location11.83333313.15

One NGO national humanitarian worker was killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram in Moranti, near Tashan Joni area of Maiduguri at 7:00pmLT. 8 bodies were recovered after the incident including the NGO worker, and four civilian bodies are still reported to be missing. 

Media
2697Apr192018Mali040000040400004121Bodily assaultAmbushRoad16.083333-1.75

While travelling in Gourma Rharous District, 4 national INGO staff members (1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown) received blunt force trauma injuries when they were robbed on the highway. The staff members received medical attention for their injuries, and there is no further information available at this time regarding the criminal perpetrators. 

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2702Sep102018Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occured. He was released two days later. 

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2703Jun102019South Sudan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.76328029.856159

While travelling from Khat to Boaw in Koch district, the NGO vehicle was shot at by unknown criminals and kept driving. Two national staff members were shot, and managed to continue moving until the Tar Jath airfield near Rier. They were transported to a medical clinic in Bentiu, and later to Juba. 

Official Report
2710Apr242019DR Congo040000003300114004KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944

3 national and 1 international INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 4 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. 2 national staff were later released, but one national and one international remain held by the kidnappers. 

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2711Feb192019Burkina Faso004000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad13.480656-1.558156

A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perperators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. The whereabouts of the staff is currently unknown. 

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2718Jun152019South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.77533.59

Two male national NGO staff members, one team leader and a driver, were injured when beaten and dragged from their vehicles after their convoy was stopped by a group of villagers in Eastern Equatoria. The aid worker victims were part of an NGO team of enumerators, who were reportedly targetted by the villagers because of their perceived ethnicity and affilitation. After the two staff members were dragged from the convoy and beaten, some community members contacted the NGO and confirmed their positions which descalated the situation and the NGO team vehicles were allowed to depart the area. 

Official Report
2728Jun242019South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.47801432.721848

While travelling from Torit to Kapoeta, an NGO vehicle carrying one driver and 9 NGO staff members was ambushed by unknown armed individuals. The aid workers were robbed of mobile phones and cash, assaulted and threatened. After the attack, the driver managed to transport all 9 passengers to Camp 15 where one injured worker received medical attention. Some reports indicate more aid workers were wounded, but this has not been verified at this time. 

Official Report
2730Jul52019Central African Republic020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.318.3

Two national INGO staff members were assualted while transporting two patients on motorcycles in the Ouham prefecture. The aid workers were ambushed by armed men suspected to be MPC/FPRC, robbed, and assaulted. The aid workers and patients later managed to reach Batangafo where they received treatment at an INGO hospital.

Official Report
2737Jul192019Nigeria070000106700007304KidnappingAmbushRoad13.10512.506667

7 INGO staff members travelling in the border region of Borno state near the town of Damasak, were reportedly ambushed and attacked by Boko Haram militants. One driver was killed during the attack, and two other drivers, three health workers and an aid worker are missing and presumed kidnapped. 

Media
2745Jul262019Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.216667-0.3

An INGO vehicle travelling between Ansongo and Tessit, 25 km north of Tessit village, was ambushed by unknown armed men. The criminals stole the INGO rented SUV, robbed the passengers, and abducted the INGO driver. The driver was released the following day. 

Official Report
2756Aug62019DR Congo001000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.04383328.791020

A group of 15 local Mai Mai militants ambushed the presdient of the local Red Cross Committee and other civilians near Lambo Katenga village roughly 150km N of Kalemie. The militant perpetrators beat the Red Cross staff member and the civilians, tied them up, and robbed them of their valuables. 2 other civilians were injured. 

Official Report
2768Sep52019Ethiopia020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.30899934.322233

Two INGO staff members were ambushed and killed by unknown perpetrators as they were in transit from the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp. The aid workers were staff in a child nutrition center within the camp. 

Media
2771Sep42019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.8531.6

2 INGO staff members and their driver were travelling in Juba to the INGO compound when they were stopped by armed men wearing partially civilian and military clothes. Reports indicate the staff members were removed from the vehicle, robbed and the driver was assaulted and placed in the trunk of the vehicle around 2030hLT. The armed perpetrators drove the vehicle around until 2330hLT when it was abandoned. The driver was rescued and received medical attention for his injuries. 

Official Report
2772Aug242019DR Congo100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.76816129.051722

One male national driver for a UN implementing partner was traveling around 40km on the Kalemie - Nyemba - Nyunzu axis, when his truck carrying fuel to Nyunzu was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. The perpetrators shot the driver in the arm, but he was able to speed away and arrive at a medical centre 50km away to receive medical attention. 

Official Report
755Dec42007Thailand050000140500005014BombingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.8678652101.2504538

4 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO national staff killed when a terrorist bomb exploded at a local shop in Pattani province, December 4 . One national staff and their 9yr son died at the hospital that night, while other staff were injured.

Archived
1035Oct152010Sudan010000000010011100Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.933.8

An international technical expert for a demining INGO was killed during an explosion while working at a mine clearance site. An investigation is underway as to the exact cause of the incident.

Official Report
767Dec232007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed during ethnic strife/ staff relocation.

Archived
473Sep12006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1626

1 INGO national staff health worker killed in Hashaba, North Darfur during fighting, Sept 1.

Archived
412Dec192005South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.7530

1 UN national staff injured during a clash between two families in Rumbek in Southern Sudan, Dec 19.

Archived
340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded when police fired on a wedding celebration in the camp.

Archived
173Feb2002Sudan010000100100001000Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staffer killed by aerial bomb.

Archived
1228May132009Sri Lanka010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff died as result of shelling near Mullivaikal, in the coastal area held by LTTE.

Focal Point
1227Apr42009Sri Lanka010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was shot when caught in a crossfire in Mullativu and injured his foot/ankle. Victim recovered after being transferred to Vavuniya hospital and having the bullet removed.

Focal Point
1226Mar302009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in artillery shelling in Mullativeu with a major injury to stomache. Victim was evacuated along with their family. Earlier on 12 January 2009 he was injured in artillery shelling; his head and recovered. Both incidents happened in the area where ongoing combat operations. According to the information he has under gone a surgery and later recovered.

Focal Point
1225Feb22009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in an artillery shelling on his arm and the side of his body. Victim was relocated and arrived in Vavuniye on 23 Feb. He was treated and released from the hospital.

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1222Oct102008Sri Lanka010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff injured when trying to come out from the fighting area on A9 Road and closer to Omanthai. The victim's left leg was injured in an artillery shelling.

Focal Point
845May132009Sri Lanka001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 national RC worker killed along with his mother (not included) during an assault in shelling.

Archived
844May82009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff killed in a shell attack at Mullivaikal, Vanni in a No Fire Zone.

Archived
843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff director gravely wounded after shells hit St. Anthony's Church in Valaignarmadam on Thursday morning, 23 April.

Archived
835Apr82009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 ICRC national staff hit by a shell while getting water for his family in a coastal area in the north held by Tamil Tiger rebels.

Focal Point
828Mar212009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.7580.16667

1 INGO national staff wounded and several of his family members killed (not included) by a shell that hit a shelter Putumattalam last Saturday.

Media
826Mar162009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff gravely wounded (leg severed) as a result of shelling in the no fire zone, and later died due to lack of medical care.

Focal Point
820Mar142009Sri Lanka100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.285977680.7161013

1 UN national staff injured: On Saturday (March 14) a UN aid worker who sustained injuries due to LTTE attacks was rescued by security forces in general area Puthukkudiyirippu.

Archived
817Mar42009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site9.1666780.41667

1 ICRC national staff in Vanni was killed by shelling Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. while return from sending some of the seriously wounded patients from Maaththa'lan hospital in ICRC ship.

Archived
872Jul212009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 national RC worker killed in the centre of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, 21 July. Victim was travelling in a public transport vehicle when he was caught in crossfire and hit by a stray bullet and died instantly.

Archived
713Aug122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.7249643.28727

1 INGO national staff killed and two women wounded (not included) in a crossfire that involved al-Shabaab militias and Wajid airstrip guards. The guards were reportedly asked to hand over their weapons to the al-Shabaab militias which they refused prompting a shootout.

Archived
707May22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad141.5

1 INGO national staff guard killed- ICU supporters in a minibus were stopped by Awdhegle District TFG troops at a check point 1-2 Kms out of the town. The ICU and TFG District forces exchanged small arms fire prompting INGO security guards who thought they were under attacked to open fire. During the incident 2 other people were killed (1TFG and 1 ICU supporter).

Archived
662Dec132008Somalia000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 ICRC national staff armed guard escorting an ICRC vehicle in Mogadishu was shot at by TFG police and died on the spot. Both the ICRC officer and his driver were briefly detained and then released. The ICRC is in contact with the relevant authorities in order to shed light on the circumstances of the incident.

Focal Point
624Jul72008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed and three others wounded (not included) when 29 trucks carrying food aid to Bay and Bakol had been stopped by local police and militia at a checkpoint.

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582Nov152007Somalia001000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff killed when was hit by a stray bullet while distributing food at camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Mogadishu, 15 November. Victim was seriously wounded in the accident and died the next day at the Medina hospital.

Archived
178Apr2002Somalia100000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.1166745.4

1 UN national staff killed in fighting between Muse Sudi and Omar Finish militia groups in Medina.

Archived
86Sep141999Somalia010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.32500542.2205319

1 INGO national staff killed in attack in Somalia Sept 14. Victim was among 10 people killed when rival factions fought for the control of the southern town Garbaharey.

Archived
39Mar221998Sierra Leone000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9967363-10.9495705

1 ICRC national staff member (and his son) killed during killed in an exchange of fire between ECOMOG and the AFRC/RUF near Segbwema.

Archived
12Jun81997Rwanda010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 INGO national staff killed when he was among a group of villagers attacked by insurgents near Ruhengeri on June 8.

Archived
270Nov202003Philippines010000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown12.7503486122.7312101

1 INGO national staff wounded when caught in cross fire between police and robbery suspects, Nov 20. Husband also wounded.

Archived
807Feb12009Pakistan030000210300003201ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.661874172.0639872

2 INGO national staff shot and killed and 1 INGO national staff wounded, in fighting in Swat, as they tried to bring wounded for treatment. The NGO suspended all activities in Swat, including life-saving operations.

Archived
597Mar152008Pakistan030000000012033003UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.72938873.093146

1 INGO international (Turkish) staff killed and 2 INGO international staff injured when a bomb exploded in a restaurant in Pakistan's capital at dinner time. 11 others injured in the blast (not included)

Focal Point
970Sep222008Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown32.220498635.2568883

One INGO national staff wounded in when military firearms discharged.

Focal Point
904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff killed in Gaza during a drone strike, 8 January.

Focal Point
841Apr182009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000000001011001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.4166734.33333

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded in military action in Gaza.

Archived
801Jan42009Occupied Palestinian Territories003000120300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.5497734.5024697

1 RC national staff volunteer killed and 2 RC national staff medical personnel wounded while on duty, after an air strike hit a location in Jabaliya.

Official Report
545Jun132007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot in the head. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
544Jun122007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot and died the following day.  The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
542May212007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff wounded.

Focal Point
522Aug142006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.6666735.25

1 UN national staff member killed in a residential area by a missile fired by Israeli forces against an alleged Palestinian faction in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in Saida, 14 August.

Official Report
503Dec192006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff teacher injured in crossfire during armed dashes that took place in the vicinity of UN schools in Gaza, Dec 19. A 13-year-old school girl was also injured (not counted here).

Focal Point
485Nov32006Occupied Palestinian Territories002000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff killed in Gaza Strip, Nov 3. The two paramedics had left their ambulance to evacuate a dead body when IDF munitions hit the area. Anounced by ICRC, who said they were marked with clear emblems and wearing florescent j

Archived
2742003Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002002ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza.

Archived
207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

2 UN national staff in Bureij Camp, Gaza Strip by IDF operations .

Archived
198Nov222002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.025468835.2888075

1 UN international staff shot and killed at the Jenin refugee camp by Israeli army gunfire, Nov 22.

Archived
175Mar2002Occupied Palestinian Territories050000140500005005UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 IFRC national staff killed and 4 wounded by Israeli army.

Archived
546Jun112007Lebanon002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4366735.84972

2 national RC workers killed Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon as Lebanese forces and Islamic militants battled. The two were killed when a militant group's mortar shell struck their vehicle

Archived
1039Dec122010Iraq030000300300003003Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.420592743.307505

3 national staff of an INGO were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside the main entrance to the Government Center in Ramadi. INGO victims were not considered the target rather of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Focal Point
269Nov2003Iraq00100000100100000100010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound30.998686445.9982036

10 NGO national staff injured by glass when NGO office in Nassriyah damaged in explosion aimed at Italian base.

Archived
225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 ICRC international staff killed during crossfire in Baghdad on April 8.

Archived
1060Jun182010Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown744

Staff member (driver) was shot and injured in a cross fire between rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighters and Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF).

Focal Point
646Oct282008DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff 'magasinier' (warehouse manager) killed when Goma was almost taken by the CNDP, Oct 28.

Archived
7May1997DR Congo00100001000100000100010UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

10 NRCS staff first aid workers killed in fighting between Zairean troops and rebels from the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL).

Archived
328Nov2004Cote D'Ivoire010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

1 NGO international staff killed along with nine French soldiers in an attack by Cote D

Archived
363Apr2005Chechnya001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown43.397614745.6985005

1 NGO national staff arrested and presumed killed during an FSB raid on the building victim was in. Several FSB officers were killed during the raid. It was then claimed that victim resisted arrest.

Archived
159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

One INGO national staff wounded by landmine while fixing hand pump. Resulted in amputation.

Archived
1091Feb192011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.43024770.448678

A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary.

Official Report
1017Nov22010Afghanistan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.6666769.33333

1 national employee of an NGO was injured when a rocket was fired in the direction of the district administrative centre and hit a guest house where the staff member was staying (2 other guests also injured).

Official Report
1009Oct92010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.108168.4936

1 national employee of an INGO was among those killed during an operation between international forces with Afghan forces against a shadow govt and armed opposition groups.

Official Report
1278Mar32011Yemen100000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown16.30852843.403557

A UN national staff member was struck and injured by a stray bullet in crossfire between Al-Houthi and Mujalli militias in Sa’ada (Yemen). 

Focal Point
977Jul72010Afghanistan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4171270.44959

1 INGO national staff killed when AOG fired six mortars towards JAF. At least two projectiles impacted in a residential area west of JAF, killing the INGO national staff member in his residence and injuring two civilians (not counted).

Official Report
915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

Focal Point
895Dec242009Afghanistan100000100100001100Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 UN national staff killed when suicide bomber detonated device as he passed on his motorcycle. UN agency does not believe victim was the intended target of the blast.

Official Report
880Aug292009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle was caught in crossfire between Taliban and militias.

Media
859Jul62009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.1941869.98013

1 INGO national staff off duty security guard, who lived in the nearby village of Khada Khel, was shot and killed during a fire fight at the funeral of an AOG member that had been killed by the IMF the day before. It is not known what his role if any in the battle was, who shot him or if it was deliberate or accidental.

Official Report
831Apr32009Afghanistan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.9674468.9492

1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included).

Official Report
742Jul42008Afghanistan040000310400004004Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.370.833333

3 INGO national staff killed and one wounded when IMF conducted air strikes, against a reported AOG group. 22 civilians had been killed and seven others injured as a result of the strikes (not included).

Archived
658Nov302008Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO national staff killed in Kabul on Sunday, when he was caught in a suicide attack against a passing vehicle. The victim was riding his bicycle in the area when the bomb exploded receiving lethal shrapnel wounds.

Official Report
550Jun172007Afghanistan020000000002022002UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad34.519705869.1624302

2 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded passing through traffic circle in Kabul when Taliban bombed a police academy bus at Kabul

Archived
323Oct2004Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff wounded when hit in shootout.

Archived
54Aug1998Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed while fleeing advancing Taliban forces. Discovered Nov 27.

Archived
27Oct181997Afghanistan000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad36.7090467.11087

1 ICRC national staff killed by stray bullet when three ICRC cars caught in crossfire Anchoy-Shibirgan road 200 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif on Oct 18.

Archived
1134Jun232011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.8108264.55998

A staff member of a national demining NGO was wounded, and later died of his injuries, when he was shot by international military forces (IMF) in what appears to have been a force protection shooting. The victim was operating in the vicinity of an IMF facility, in civilian clothes and utilizing a GPS, at the time of the incident. 

Official Report
1138Jul42011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site33.5974469.22592

One deminer of a demining NGO was injured while working on mine clearnace in the area, when armed opposition group members attacked a convoy of international military forces with small arms fire. 

Official Report
1139Jul152011South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown8.07361132.403263

One national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded in his leg when Murle Tribesman attacked Kaikuiny Boma for unknown reasons.

Official Report
1141Jul232011Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.2568

An NGO employee was killed during a night-time operation carried out by international military forces, which killed 3 local residents / suspected armed opposition group members.

Official Report
1147Aug202011South Sudan090000180900009009UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1032.7

1 INGO national staff killed and 8 INGO national staff wounded during clashes between suspected elements of a rebel militia group and Sudanese armed forces.

Official Report
1155Sep102011South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.432.4

One casual worker for an INGO was killed (along with one other person) during an attack by suspected Nuer. The attackers looted 18 heads of cattle.

Official Report
1182Nov222011Afghanistan003000120300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.1057569.47342

One local NGO staffer was killed and two wounded when a single 107mm rocket fired from the East of the DAC area impacted a Kamaz truck used by the demining NGO. The vehicle was parked inside the compound of the Department of Agriculture where the de-miners are accommodated over-night. An NGO driver sleeping in the Kamaz was killed on the spot while an additional two de-miners sustained injuries due to the glass debris propelled by the blast. The IEA claimed the attack implying that the DAC was the intended target.

Official Report
1193Jan62012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.1073864.3052

An INGO staffer was killed during a firefight between rival ANP officers(when a group associated with one prominent local commander in Shahrak and Tulak reportedly insulted a second rival ANP commander).  The off-duty NGO staffer, who was providing bodyguard services to the second commander, was killed in the engagement. 

Official Report
1232Jan152011Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.012384671.5787458

An employee of a UN-contracted company was struck and injured by a stray bullet while waiting for his truck to be loaded at a warehouse in Peshawar

Official Report
1244Mar102011Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.378785815.0918851

Two national Red Crescent medics were injured by a ricochet of bullets that hit a wall while they were trying to clear a corpse.

Focal Point
1251May102011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.544896868.4132108

A national staffer of an INGO was shot and seriously wounded while traveling to his home town on annual leave. It is believed that he was caught in the crossfire. 

Focal Point
1254Jul102011Afghanistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.370.833333

INGO driver was caught up in some fighting between ISAF and AOG.  An AOG fired rocket impacted near the vehicle and he was wounded in the leg and hospitalized.

Focal Point
1258Aug252011Somalia001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.200307545.5255394

A staff member of  a local NGO (a UN implementing partner) was killed an operation by militia forces allied with the Transitional Federal Government in an operation to recover two trucks carrying UN food which had been carjacked by militias of another clan.

Focal Point
1279Apr132011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingCombat/Crossfire1626

A UN national staff memberstaff was injured by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire between police and bank robbers in Kabkabiya, North Darfur in Sudan 

Focal Point
1311Jun202012Yemen000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.629146.126

A national staffer of the ICRC was killed in a government airstrike while on the road with three colleagues

Media
1338Jul292012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.9952969.02274

An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition.

Official Report
1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

A UN national staffer was killed, along with his son, when shells hit their home.

Official Report
1533Mar212012Syrian Arab Republic200000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.5717536.4027

Two IO contracted drivers were injured during an explosion nearby a SARC (IO Partner) warehouse.

Focal Point
1351Sep242012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.9545570.91427

A local NGO staffer was wounded at home by a stray bullet during a clash between Afghan soldiers and armed opposition forces.

Official Report
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

A Turkish aid worker was wounded in the crossfire during an interclan firefight while traveling in Galkayo.

Media
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

A national NGO driver was abducted from his vehicle and held for two days after gunmen failed to identify a targeted staff member for the kidnapping.

Official Report
1365Nov182012Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.99422571.496985

The security guard for an INGO was injured when their compound came under a rocket attack from an unknown source.  The intended target was the nearby American Club

Media
1368Dec42012Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.18694466.297222

A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries.

Official Report
1386Jan162013Afghanistan002000020200002000Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.52589669.17015

Two NGO employees were injured by a vehicle-borne IED detonated by the driver in a suicide attack on an NDS facility. A total of 27 civilians were injured in the blast, including the aid workers.

Official Report
1396Feb132013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.78622770.47759

A national NGO ambulance driver was hit and seriously wounded by small arms fire during an attack by opposition forces on an Afghan Army convoy

Official Report
1400Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.45678436.244222

An EU humanitarian officer was killed in a rocket attack in Deraya, a suburb of Damascus

Media
1410Apr142013Somalia004000100103034400Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfireRoad2.02068445.304072

A driver for a third country Red Crescent Society was killed and three additional staff wounded in Mogadishu when a suicide car bomb targeting government court buildings detonated as their convoy passed by.

Media
1411Apr142013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.21569837.159321

 A national Red Crescent worker was killed when a mortar hit the warehouse he was guarding.

Official Report
1426May102013Kenya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.11019740.314053

One INGO staff member was shot as a collateral victim to an attack on a Kenya Police Reservist.  He is in stable condition. 

Official Report
1431May222013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.9332236.634538

An Indian national working with a British NGO was killed in a refugee hospital in Idlib Province during an air strike. 

Media
1437Mar312013Afghanistan001000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.0707564.838216

An NGO national staff member, a male nurse, was killed in an IED detonation in a bazaar whilst en route to the Poza Community Health Clinic.

Official Report
1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

One Kenyan Red Cross official was killed during clashes between Al Shabaab and the Administrative Police.  

Official Report
1450Jun32013Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.49044665.415074

A national staff deminer, working for a private company contracted on behalf of an International Organisation, was killed in a targeted IMF airstrike. The company has suspended operations in the area until further notice.

Official Report
1459Jul42013Sudan030000210300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

Two INGO national workers were killed and one was in critical condition after a grenade exploded in their office during fighting in Nyala between Government troops and rebels. 

Official Report
1465May102012Kenya010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.04682140.310412

One INGO staff member was wounded when hit by a stray bullet when two people shot a Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) at close range at Wamo bus stage.

Official Report
1466Mar32012Kenya001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.466596839.6332917

One NGO staff member was killed incidentally when perpetrators opened fire on an unconfirmed target along Ngamia Rd in Garissa Town. It is suspected that the target was one of the campaign vehicles of Nasir Mohammed Dolal "Jofle", an aspirant for the Garissa Township MP post, although no rounds hit the car.

Official Report
1468Mar142012Kenya010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-1.336.76667

One community health worker working with an INGO was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals in an incident in Soweto, Kibera.

Official Report
1504Dec302012Somalia010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location5.30343545.880207

One INGO staff was injured when struck by a ricocheting bullet resulting from a private dispute, which he had been attempting to mediate.

Official Report
1505Oct192012Somalia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.06046145.375419

One UN staff member was shot and injured from a stray bullet when leaving a mosque. 

Official Report
1536Jul282013Syrian Arab Republic00110000110110000110011Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.51186736.576478

Nine volunteers and two staff with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were injured when a distribution point in al-Qusur was hit with a mortar shell.

Official Report
1547Oct212012Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad33.50914736.306485

National female hit by shrapnel of an IED while standing on road waiting for taxi to travel between two work sites.

Focal Point
1552Jul202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81394568.94788

One driver of an INGO ambulance was seriously injured when struck with small arms fire while in the crossfire between ANSF and AOG fighters.

Official Report
1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

One NGO staff member was injured when an ANA fired mortar shell landed in a residential area.

Official Report
1561Aug202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81465968.947602

One INGO ambulance driver was wounded with small arms fire when passing through an clash between AOG and ANSF.

Official Report
1565Aug262013Afghanistan001000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.78795970.478834

One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training.

Official Report
1566Aug272013Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad31.86595135.21448

One UN staff member was shot and killed by IDF soldiers during clashes on an overnight arrest raid at the Qalandia refugee camp.

Media
1569Aug312013Afghanistan100000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.61026965.701536

A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police.

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack.

Official Report
1578Sep132013Philippines005000050500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.908154122.088461

Five local Red Cross volunteers were injured when Nur Misuari-led faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fired a rifle grenade in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

Media
1592Oct122013Afghanistan001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.10558170.51334

An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group.  Nine other civilians were injured.

Official Report
1606Nov242013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad33.45200836.376632

A UN staff member was killed when a mortar shell struck his vehicle as he was driving near Damascus airport.  He and three other passengers in the vehicle were killed instantly. 

Official Report
1613Dec22013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.632736.106299

A UN staff member was killed by shrapnel from a mortar round that struck her residence.

Official Report
1614Jul142013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.47037636.30053

One UN staff member suffered head injuries on 9 July 2013 when a shell exploded at the southern end of Palestine Street in Yarmouk.  He subsequently died five days later on 14 July 2013.  

Official Report
1615Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.37293736.112475

A UN staff member suffered injuries when he was hit by shrapnel from a nearby explosion in Khan Eshieh camp on 13 March.  He died from his injuries the next day.  

Official Report
1618Sep282012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.3465836.28752

A UN staff member was killed in crossfire near his home. 

Official Report
1627Dec162013South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.79984633.126794

One nationally recruited INGO member was injured by a stray bullet when a fight involving the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) erupted. 

Official Report
1634Jan72014Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.21288337.164151

Three local staff of an INGO were killed during a mortar attack. 

Official Report
1657Mar82014Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound8.41023820.651292

One ICRC staff member was killed during a clash between French troops and Seleka rebels.  Three other ICRC staff were present but were unhurt.

Official Report
1661Mar202014Sudan000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad13.62678625.349635

One ICRC warehouse storekeeper was killed by a stray bullet while on his way home from work in a private car.  

Official Report
1663Feb162014Sudan001000100100001100Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown11.44173431.277537

A Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer died in a landmine explosion, when he was on his way to respond to an emergency. 

Official Report
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. 

Focal Point
1693Nov62013Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.51082336.30675

One INGO staffer was injured when a mortar landed inside the INGO project site; the staff received shrapnel to the chest.

Focal Point
1699Apr72014Lebanon001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.54169833.541698

One aid worker was killed during clashes at a Palestinian camp in southern Lebanon.

Media
1732May132014Afghanistan200000020200002200Remote control VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.10617566.906552

Two UN-contracted deminers were injured when a VBIED was remotely detonated against the Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1738Mar302013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.61181636.488004

One UN-contracted worker was injured when a mortar shell hit a warehouse.  He was hospitalized and required surgery to remove shrapnel.

Focal Point
1741Sep12013Somalia200000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02615645.331465

Two UN-contracted employees were shot and wounded by police as they were trying to enter the seaport. 

Focal Point
1743Jun92013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.80688136.317978

One UN-contracted driver was severely injured when a missile hit his truck.  He was hospitalized, and the cargo in the truck was completely destroyed.

Focal Point
1771Jun162014Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site10.64036430.126361

One INGO worker was injured when Sudan's air force bombed and partially destroyed the INGO hospital. 

Official Report
1794Jul202014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.41251134.352024

One UN worker was killed due to an air strike.  The attack also killed her husband and daughter (not counted in database).

Media
1795Jul212014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49693334.468875

One UN worker was killed while fleeing from fighting in Shejaiya district.  Ten members of her family (not counted in database) were also killed in the attack. 

Media
1796Jul232014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad31.49118934.444111

One UN worker was killed during an air strike as he was on his way home.

Media
1804Aug32014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.28823134.253606

One UN guard was killed during an air strike in Rafah in southern Gaza. 

Official Report
1831Sep252014Central African Republic070000070700007007Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.36834918.55663

Seven INGO staff members were wounded by the explosion of a grenade, which detonated while they were cleaning a ditch. 

Official Report
1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

One ICRC worker was killed when a shell landed near the office.

Official Report
1836Jun292013Somalia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.35821642.545087

One INGO nurse was killed by a stray mortar during clashes between clan militias.  The nurse was assisting the wounded at the time of the attack. 

Official Report
1842Feb182013Somalia001000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.33333342.283333

One LNGO manager was wounded during clashes between two groups of Al Shabaab fighters. The clash was reportedly triggered by a dispute over the continuation of the LNGO's activities. 

Official Report
1843May252013Somalia010000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02107445.288353

One INGO employee was killed during clashes between two groups of Somali National Government (SNG) forces.

Official Report
1850Jul122013Somalia010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location10.82846849.252965

One INGO staff member was injured when shooting broke out during what seems to have been an inter-clan attack.

Official Report
1851Sep72013Somalia010000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.03283645.33976

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
1866Dec192014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.666617119.7954915

One national Red Cross volunteer was killed by crossfire in armed clashes in Mbres.

Media
1870Jan202015Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site11.19901929.417932

One staff person was injured when bombs dropped by the Sudanese Air Force landed on a hospital operated by an INGO. The hospital is located in the Nuba Mountains village of Frandala. 

Official Report
1873Nov72014Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002110Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.73083336.709444

Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers were killed when a mortar shell hit a civilian area of Homs as they transported supplies.

Official Report
1883Jan262015Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51336.292

UN personnel was severely injured by a mortar shell when walking home from work.

Official Report
1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

An off duty volunteer was killed when a morter shell hit Nirim kibbutz.

Media
1903Mar272015Syrian Arab Republic020000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.80207538.996815

Two INGO national staff members were seriously injured during an air assault (an additional member suffered minor injuries).

Media
1909Apr72015Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.21168337.1473

An INGO aid worker was killed when a shell fell on his home in Aleppo, Syria. 

Official Report
1926Dec12014Kenya010000000001011100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location1.73330640.091751

A INGO consultant was shot in the leg when armed individuals attacked the bar he was in with grenades and small arms. 

Focal Point
1939Oct132014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.99055635.970278

One local INGO staff member was shot by crossfire during a private dispute while standing outside the clinic. Hospitalized, he is in stable condition.

Focal Point
1990Jun132015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site7.1834.1

One INGO national staff member was shot and killed when gunmen attacked a food distribution point in Pochalla town, Jonglei. 

Official Report
2010Sep302015Yemen002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.31944543.247630

Two volunteers from the Yemen Red Crescent were among more then 130 people reportedly killed during an airstrike in the Mocha area of Taiz. 

Official Report
2011May292015Yemen001000100100001010UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.70304043.60393

One Yemen Red Crescent volunteer was killed in an explosion while helping wounded civilians during an attack on the area. 

Official Report
2014Oct32015Afghanistan0490000143504900004914035Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.72859168.868066

Fourteen INGO staff members were killed and 35 were seriously wounded when the facility that they were working in sustained prolonged airstrike attacks in Kunduz province. 

Media
2027Dec22015Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.600544.0653

Two health clinic staff were injured during aerial bombardment in the Al Hawban area of Taiz  governorate. 

Official Report
2041Jan102016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.84765343.943679

One aid worker was killed when a hospital was hit by a projectile in Razeh district in northern Yemen on January 10th. 

Media
2060Jan212016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location16.84765343.943679

An INGO ambulance driver was killed during airstrikes when his ambulance was hit. 

Official Report
2062Nov92015Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.23914045.272598

A convoy traveling from Harib to Marib was impacted by airstrikes. One truck driver contracted by the UN was seriously injured in the attack and three others had minor injuries (not counted here). The injured driver was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Official Report
2069Feb152016Syrian Arab Republic009000900900009009Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

Nine INGO supported staff members have been killed in a series of bombings on the hospital where they worked. Ten other staff members were wounded (not yet counted). The hospital was hit four times in the attack. 

Official Report
2114Dec202015Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.81112236.603827

Two  UN agency partner staff were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic by an airstrike in Idlib, while attending a coordination meeting. 

Focal Point
2120Feb102015Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.53903621.991001

One INGO security guard was caught in the crossfire when French and ex-Seleka forces began heavy fighting. A stray bullet grazed his head and he recieved medical attention for his wound. 

Focal Point
2124Oct42015Yemen001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad13.58724844.03514

Taij branch of the Red Crescent reported the death of a Yemani Red Crescent volunteer. He was on his way to the Revolutionary hospital to provide support to patients admitted to the hospital when he was killed by a ricocheting bullet. 

Focal Point
2129May62015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.57277236.409376

On May 6, during a distribution mission in Douma Branch near Damascus, a couple of mortar shells hit close to a SARC convoy and killeda female sub-branch volunteer. 

Focal Point
2133Aug112015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound10.06577733.031683

One INGO contracted off-duty guard was shot in Mabon when shooting started outside of the compound. The wound was severe and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2150May312016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

A 23-year old aid worker was killed in Idlib, during a sustained airstrike. He was part of local NGO and on an emergency response team that taught volunteers about first aid and providing search & rescue during airstrikes. During the attack, he was trying to rescue families that were trapped under the rubble of their building after it had been hit. The airstrike also killed several civilians. 

Official Report
2156Aug152016Yemen070000160700007106Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.11806343.329466

An airstrike on an INGO supported hospital in Hajjah governorate in Yemen, killed one INGO staff member and injured 6 others.  At least nine civilians were also killed in the attack and two others died while being transport to another hospital. 

Media
2164Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.15027236.946046

A member of the Syrian Red Crescent sub-branch was killed during an aerial attack. Around twenty civilians were also killed in the attack that took place in Urem al-Kubra, rural Aleppo. Out of the twenty people killed, a total of six were reportedly aid workers (currently verifying information). A humanitarian convoy that was unloading supplies at the Syrian Red Crescent's warehouse was impacted as well with all of the aid supplies reportedly damaged. According to some reports, 18 of 31 convoy trucks were hit in the bombing.

Media
2166Sep212016Syrian Arab Republic050000410500005104Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.11750036.117500

Four INGO staff members were killed and one critically injured at a medical triage point in Khan Touman, southern Aleppo, when the location was struck by a secondary airstrike. The center and two ambulances were completely destroyed in the attack. 

Official Report
2167Aug252016Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.66421864.26615

One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. 

Official Report
2168Sep262016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.20210537.134260

A national staff member of a local NGO was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo while walking home from work in the afternoon. 

Official Report
2171Oct92016Yemen000010100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.36944544.191007

One off-duty national staff member from the IFRC was among the dead as a result of an attack on a funeral hall by aerial bombardment. Reports say that the Houthi-led government blames the attack on the Saudi-led coalition, something that Saudi Arabia denies. One source from the ICRC stated in a media report that there was more than one airstrike made on the target. 

Media
2173Oct12016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.41984970.472943

A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. 

Official Report
2175Aug112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.20210537.13426

A volunteer for an NGO died amid shelling on the neighborhood of Al Ramosa in Aleppo while performing his service to the community. 

Media
2190Nov182016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location13.57758944.017799

More than twenty civilians were killed (not counted here), including one aid worker for an INGO, during the shelling of a local market in Taiz. The aid worker was off-duty at the time and was killed by the blast. The motive and perpetrators of this attack are unknown. 

Media
2194Nov142016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.80207538.996815

A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer from Iblib was killed on or around the 14th of December. He was hit by shrapnel from shelling in the area and was in the branch office at the time. 

Focal Point
2208Jul172016Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.80207538.996815

A UN national staff member was killed in a mortar attack while returning home. 

Official Report
2211Jun152016Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.11754436.514630

Two volunteers were severely injured during an airstrike on their operational centre. One of the volunteers lost his hand as a result of the attack. 

Media
2212Jun112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.14812636.946323

One volunteer was killed in an 'double tap' airstrike. 

Media
2213Jun162016Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.17413537.140934

One volunteer suffered a severe head injury after an airstrike in Al Sukkari, Aleppo. 

Media
2214Dec52016Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.69029536.103666

Two volunteers working for an NGO were killed in Madaya when their team was targeted by attack helicopters during the performance of their humanitarian service. 

Media
2215Dec112017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57244036.401956

One volunteer was killed in Douma when the area he was performing humanitarian services in was shelled. 

Media
2219Jan42017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.62537636.107544

One volunteer aid worker was injured in a rapid succession double aerial bombing in Wadi Barada while assisting civilians. He died the following day. 

Media
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

Six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross and numerous civilians were killed following an airstrike on a refugee camp in Rann, Borno state. The aid workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian relief operation that was bringing food to over 25,000 displaced people. A number of aid workers were also wounded in the attack and eight had to be airlifted out of the town for medical assistance. 

Media
2226Oct72016Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.76923947.430611

An INGO local contractor was hit by a stray bullet during clashes between armed forces in Gaalkacyo. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Official Report
2229Feb62017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

One national volunteer succumbed to his injuries after being wounded in an air strike that reportedly targeted the organization's center.

Media
2232Feb82017Syrian Arab Republic004000220400004103Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.17912443.400012

One Red Crescent staff member was killed and seven staff and volunteers were wounded - three of them critically, during a suspected mortar attack.  Update: One Red Crescent volunteer who was wounded in the February 8th attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo, died as a result of his injuries on February 11th. 

Focal Point
2233Feb282017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.73338936.658386

One volunteer died while performing humanitarian activities in Al-Waer, Homs. Reportedly, the team he was working with in the field was targeted by aerial artillery fire and he died while rescuing civilians in the area. 

Media
2238Feb122017Yemen001000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome13.32030243.247315

A staff member of an NGO was critically injured during an air strike on her home in Mokha, Yemen. Several of her family members (not counted here) were killed in the attack. 

Media
2240Mar272017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.90261138.523472

A Red Crescent volunteer was killed, reportedly during an airstrike, while at a project site in the al-Tabaqa area of Raqqa. 

Focal Point
2242Apr272016Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

Three national staff members of an international organization were killed as a result of an aerial attack on Al Ouds hospital in Aleppo by state-led coalition forces. 

Focal Point
2248Mar282016Yemen010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound15.66206443.934141

One national aid worker in Amran was struck in the shoulder with a dead round from aerial fire and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2250Jul82016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad4.85936331.57125

On INGO driver was shot in the foot during a crossfire incident at a checkpoint in Juba. He was hospitalized as a result of his injury. 

Focal Point
2253Jan122016Sudan002000020200002200UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site13.44789822.464908

Two male Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers were wounded while moving injured civilians to the hospital during fighting between government forces and the displaced in Geneina. They were taken to the hospital in Khartoum and have received treatment with the full expectation that they will fully recover. 

Focal Point
2257Nov192016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

During airstrikes over Aleppo by Syrian coalition forces, one national female aid worker was killed by shelling while she was at home. The building collapsed, trapping her and her child in the rubble. Both died as a result of the attack.

Focal Point
2259Dec192016Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.72859168.868066

An IED placed in a wheelbarrow detonated in Kunduz city, Kah Furioshi area. One national staff member of an INGO was killed as a result of the explosion. He was caught in the explosion as he was walking by the area.

Focal Point
2262Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.174198337.14138732

On April 09, 2016 two staff members of a UN implementing partner were critically injured and then died as a result of their injuries due to a shelling attack on their position in Al-Mashhadl.  

Focal Point
2266Apr72017Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.60898736.968994

Two male volunteers for an NGO were killed while responding during airstrikes in Jisr Al Shughur, Idleb.

Media
2277Apr112017Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

Two national volunteers were wounded in two consecutive airstrikes on their location while they were providing humanitarian aid. 

Media
2278Mar302017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.52648836.352518

One national volunteer was killed during two consecutive airstrikes in Zamalka, Damascus. 

Media
2280Apr302017Syrian Arab Republic001000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) volunteer, a photographer, working with a field relief team was killed during an aerial attack while the team he was with carried out a humanitarian mission in Al Janudeiah village, Idlib's rural area. 

Media
2281Apr292017Syrian Arab Republic018000900900009801Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.37401836.601294

Eight volunteers from a local NGO and one staff member of an INGO were killed during a targeted airstrike against the NGO's center in Kafr Zita, Hama. It is reported that this attack was orchestrated by the Syrian regime or its allies. Bunker busting bombs were reportedly used, which broke through to the underground shelter and killed the team. 

Media
2285Jul92016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location4.85936331.57125

A driver for an INGO (UN implementing partner) was shot during crossfire between anti-government forces and government forces in Juba city. The driver, badly wounded, needed to be MEDIVACED to Uganda for treatment.

Official Report
2337Nov182017Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.53714736.385345

Three male NGO workers were killed during heavy aerial bombing in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region on November 18th, 2017. The aid workers were killed while they were helping civilians that had been injured in an earlier airstrike. Other team members were also injured in the attack but the numbers and severity of their injuries have not been reported at this time. 

Media
2722Feb132018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52527836.352778

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by aerial bombardment in the Damascus suburb Zamalka.

Focal Point
2343Dec262017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.44037836.65721

A male volunteer was killed on December 26th in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib governorate, at the organization's center during an airstrike.

Media
2345Dec252017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81156436.202047

One volunteer was killed in Bdama when the area where he was helping to rescue civilians that had been victims of a shell attack was fired upon again.

Media
2349Feb62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.65065936.854628

One volunteer was killed while working to rescue civilians affected by Russian aerial bombing in Al Gharafa. The area was struck again shortly after the first bombing and the volunteer was killed. 

Media
2355Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.44037836.65721

Three volunteers were killed in two airstrikes when their operational center was hit during aerial bombardments by the state. Four other volunteers were hurt but they are not counted here since that information could not be verified. 

Media
2356Feb152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

One volunteer was killed and one wounded (not countered at this time because the information could not be verified) during aerial airstrikes. 

Media
2358Feb192018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52908336.527018

Three NGO staff members were killed by aerial bombing in Eastern Ghouta during the continued Syrian government-led siege.  

Media
2359Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.64798736.679543

One volunteer for a Syrian NGO was wounded during the shelling of Ma'arat al-Nu'man town in Idlib governorate. 

Media
2363Feb282018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54599736.406492

One volunteer was killed in Rif Dimashq, Eastern Ghouta when he was caught in an air raid while helping civilians affected by earlier aerial bombardment. 

Media
2721Feb52018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.53853536.366068

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by aerial bombardment in Arbeen (Arbin) town, Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2368Jul112017South Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.47138930.415

Three contractors for a UN agency were detained by Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) upon their arrival in Pagak after fleeing heavy fighting in Mathiang on July 6th. According to some reports, they are still being held by the group. 

Focal Point
2380Feb202018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.55833736.460617

Two national NGO volunteers were killed by artillery shelling while they were helping civilians that were affected by an earlier attack in Douma. 

Media
2385Mar72018Syrian Arab Republic004000400400004400Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51374236.347101

Four national male volunteers were killed during air strikes in Ein Tarma, Eastern Ghouta. 

Media
2386Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Landmine Combat/CrossfirePublic location

One male national NGO volunteer died after a mine exploded in Aleppo province, Der Sawwan district. 

Media
2387Mar102018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

One female national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids on Idlib while fulfilling emergency response duties.

Media
2388Mar162018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54066836.432750

One male national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids in Eastern Ghouta. 

Media
2389Mar212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.52648836.352518

One volunteer was killed during an airstrike that hit the organization's office in Ain Trma. The organization reports that the attack was deliberate. 

Media
2390Mar142018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52091836.364792

One volunteer was killed by a secondary airstrike in Haza (Hazeh), Eastern Ghouta when he was helping civilians affected by an earlier aerial attack. The organization's service center and an ambulance were also destroyed in the incident. 

Media
2391Mar212018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer died after sustaining life-threatening injuries while helping affected civilians after an attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Two other volunteers were also killed in the same area by artillery shelling while supporting civilians affected by earlier attacks. 

Media
2393Mar262018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer was injured in Douma by an artillery shell during a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from the area. 

Media
2398Apr82018South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location8.72368730.164704

One national NGO aid worker was killed in a crossfire incident during clashes in Mayendit between local youths.

Official Report
2414Jul292014Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.22325235.830723

One INGO aid worker was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood. He was taking refuge from the attack when he was killed (most likely from artillery or other aerial fire). The Israeli military reported that their attack on Khan Younis was in response to earlier Hamas firing on Israeli targets. 

Official Report
2431Sep282017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown8.29696830.153157

A male national staff member was shot during a fight between from conflicting villages, which started at the airstrip while an ICRC distribution was taking place. It is not know if he was shot at the distribution site or somewhere else.

Focal Point
2437Oct232017Syrian Arab Republic002000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.32965240.135034

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty in Deir Ezzour on 23 October while the volunteer was giving First Aid support and was in the vicinity of mortar fire. Initial reports suggest it was a ‘wrong place wrong time’ incident. At the same time, another volunteer was wounded.

Focal Point
2444Aug132016Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

Three national male staff members were killed in their homes as a result of an aerial bombardment campaign by the Syrian government and/or its allies on Aleppo. 

Focal Point
2445Sep242016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad36.20210537.13426

One male national aid worker was killed in Aleppo while on the street (it is unknown whether he was walking or driving) by an aerial attack launched by the Syrian state.  It is unknown whether he was performing humanitarian activities at the time. 

Focal Point
24462015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

One male staff national staff member was killed during aerial bombing by the state while working at the project site. 

Focal Point
2447Jul152016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13428

One female national aid worker was killed in her home during an aerial bombing attack by Syrian forces. 

Focal Point
2448Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

One national aid worker was killed when an aerial attack hit his home in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2449Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

Two national aid workers were killed when an aerial attack by Syrian forces hit their homes in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2459Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.01260236.671452

A hospital in the area of Maarat Misreen, Idlib, Syria, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2460Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

A hospital in the area of Mahardah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2461Apr182017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.32254636.622538

A hospital in the area of Al Latamnah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2462May22017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

A hospital in the area of Mahardah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2463Sep192017Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

One female national INGO staff member was killed during an aerial bombing on a hospital in Maarat Annuman district in Idlib, Syria. Syrian forces and/or their allies were the perpetrators of the attack. 

Focal Point
2466Apr182017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.965131.9574

One national staff member working for an INGO was shot and killed by government troops in the course of an offensive on the community. 

Focal Point
2473Jul272017Iraq100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.16448643.864934

During a complex attack in Amiriyat la-Fallujah by ISIS fighters, a BBIED denoted inside a police station. A UN agency contracted truck driver, who was parked in front of the organization's warehouse, which is in the vicinity of the police station, was shot in the leg when police started firing. 

Focal Point
2484May312017Afghanistan010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.55534969.207486

A VBIED exploded in the diplomatic quarter, close to Kabul's Zanbaq square. One INGO national staff member was slightly injured in the attack by shrapnel. 

Focal Point
2486Oct172017Afghanistan010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One national female aid worker for an INGO was injured by shrapnel after the area was targeted by aerial bombing. 

Focal Point
2491May162017Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.92017570.764424

One national volunteer for the Red Crescent was killed due to fighting in Gosalak village in Kunar province. The circumstances of his death remain unknown.

Focal Point
2495May82017Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.35664843.164000

In Mosul, one national staff member was shot in the leg by a stray round.  

Focal Point
2602Mar192019Yemen010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome14.790942.9709

One female INGO national employee was killed when she was hit by shrapnel while standing on the roof of her house in Hodeidah. Her sister, also on the roof, was wounded (not counted here).

Media
2500Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.01607840.446540

One national volunteer was killed in Umm Al Mayadin, Daraa, during aerial bombing while he was conducting search and rescue operations after an earlier bombing.

Media
2501Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.04497036.756362

One volunteer was killed while conducting search and rescue operations due to earlier bombing activity. The second wave of attacks by Syrian allied forced, reportedly Russia, killed him in Zardana city.

Media
2502Jun252018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.75102736.301039

One national male volunteer was killed while conducting rescue operations after an artillery shelling took place on Alhrak city. Another bombing took place while the rescue operations were underway. 

Media
2503Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.931027641778

One volunteer was injured during aerial bombing in Idlib province, Zardana district. 

Media
2504Jun262018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.83440436.344392

One male national volunteer was killed during an aerial bombing attack in Busra al Harir, Daraa. He was conducting a search and rescue mission after earlier bombardment impacted the area.

Media
2505Jun212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One national volunteer was killed while conducting a search and rescue mission. He was killed when the second aerial attack hit Idlib, Syria. 

Media
2509Jun192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.62643436.103306

One national male volunteer in Nahta city was killed during search and rescue operations after the area was hit by artillery fire. 

Media
2520Aug292018Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad14.18412043.228710

One UN contracted truck driver was hit during shelling and had to be hospitalized in Al-Khawkha. He was making his way from Aden to At-Tuhayta in an area controlled by the Internationally Recognized Government of Yemen (IRG). The driver is expected to recover. 

Official Report
2525Sep192018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.05063733.008586

One national staff member was caught between inter-communal violence in Likuangole, Pibor County. The staff member sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in the crossfire. 

Official Report
2545Dec42018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.394650, 36.68940036.394650, 36.689400

One male national NGO staff member was killed in an IED explosion in Jendeires town while he was on duty. 

Media
2557Nov152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.1136.50

One male NGO staff was shot and killed by incidental crossfire after a weapon was fired at a wedding in Suhara town, in Western Aleppo governate. 

Media
2561Feb242018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.91475936.614433

One female NGO staff member died when her house, located in the Kafar Sgana suburb south of Idlib, was hit during a reported goverment airstrike targetting rebels in the area. The strike also killed members of her family staying in the house (not counted here). 

Media
2580Jul42018Uganda010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.34759632.582520

One male national INGO staff member while on leave in Kampala, was caught amidst a riot while travelling. Police fired to disperse the crowd and the staff member was shot in the leg. 

Focal Point
2583Jul282018Afghanistan050000320500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.44038070.441856

3 national INGO staff were killed and 2 wounded during an aerial bombardment of a project site at 11:15 on July 28, 2018 in Police District #03.

Focal Point
2587Mar32019Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81078836.609862

One male international INGO employee was killed during a suicide bombing attack on a restaurant in Idlib. The restaurant reportedly provides food for orphans, widows, and others in need. 

Media
2590Mar102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.2235.41

One male NGO volunteer was killed after the organization's center in Murek, Hama was reportedly targeted by regime artillery. 

Media
2594Apr182018South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.30661730.029697

One INGO male staff member sustained a gunshot wound during clashes between government troops and SPLA opposition fighters in Nimni, Guit county. The aid worker was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was not targeted for being an aid worker. 

Focal Point
2607Mar12019Syrian Arab Republic000001000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site3538

One male International staff member died while working in a medical facility in a refugee camp when the area was hit by an airstrike. Details regarding the exact date/location and administration within the camp is unknown at this time.

Media
2608Mar262019Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site17.03302744.107973

One health worker and one guard at the INGO supported Ritaf rural hospital were killed during an airstrike on March 26, 2019. An explosion occured when a missile reportedly struck the gas station near the entrance to hospital, approximately 60 miles from the city of Saada in northwest Yemen, at 9:30am. Seven people died in the blast including four children and the two staff members (only staff counted here). 

Official Report
2610Jan192019Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.76794820.675651

One INGO staff member and a local teacher (not counted here) were reportedly killed amidst a barrage of gunfire on January 19, 2019 in Bambari Town. Reports indicate UCP militants and UN soldiers were present in the area and involved in the violent clash.

Media
2612Feb82019Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.32822645.874382

One national male UN contracted staff was injured when his truck carryng aid was reportedly hit by an SLC airstrike in Al Hashawah district, on route to Al Akaik. All commodities in the truck were totally damaged. 

Official Report
2614Mar272019Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site31.41384735.110296

One male national INGO volunteer was reportedly shot and killed by Israeli forces during a clash at the Dheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Reports outline the volunteer paramedic was working within the camp, when others in the area throwing rocks prompted a response from Israeli soldiers. 

Media
2618Jul152018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.97586036.512210

One national staff member was wounded by aerial bombing when her home was hit. 

Focal Point
2634Jul112018Yemen200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.05863044.864510

Two national male UN staff members were hit in a contracted truck by an airstrike at Ayrim Junction in Lahij. The driver died and the assistant was seriously injured in the SLC attack reportedly aimed at military vehicles. 

Focal Point
2637Apr112018DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultCombat/CrossfireRoad4.093929.0827

One male national UN contracted driver was injured during a reported altercation with a DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) Officer. The staff member was taken to the Baraka hospital and later transferred to Bukavu hospital the following day.

Focal Point
2651Apr222018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location26.66695518.030248

One INGO national staff member was shot in the foot by a stray bullet during crossfire between two armed actors. He was treated in a medical clinic and released the same day. The incident occurred in Sebha Al-Thanawiya. 

Focal Point
2669Jan142018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.70833336.805

One male national INGO staff member was seriously wounded after being hit by shrapnel as a result of airstrikes in Ma'saran, Idlib. 

Focal Point
2671Mar12018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfireHome36.21666737.166667

One male national INGO staff member was wounded in his home when a VBIED exploded near his house in the countryside surrounding Aleppo. Coordinates listed are for Aleppo city as exact location of the incident is unknown. 

Focal Point
2680May42019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.6336.67

One national male NGO volunteer was struck by aerial bombardment in the Idlib countryside near the village of Rayaka, while on route to respond to a civilian call. The volunteer sustained a serious head wound which he later succumbed to. Motive for the attack is unconfirmed, but considering the location and the marked vehicle it appears unlikely to be incidental. 

Media
2681May222019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81416736.32

Two national male NGO volunteers were wounded due to a second attack, while responding to victims of an airstrike in Jisr ash-Shugur, Idlib. Both volunteers received medical attention for their injuries. Reports indicate one civilian was killed and seven wounded during the airstrike. 

Media
2685May232019Afghanistan002000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096

During an international military airstrike targetting anti-government elements, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. 

Official Report
2688Aug12018Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.8544.233333

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in crossfire involving a local militia in a public location in Dujail, Saladin province. 

Focal Point
2689Jun192018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad32.88722213.191389

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in police operation crossfire on a road in Tripoli. 

Focal Point
2698Feb182018South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.783333 33.05

One national INGO staff member was injured when shot in accidental crossfire. The perpetrator is currently unknown at this time. 

Focal Point
2704May112019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.40193634.386018

One Palestinian paramedic with the Palestinian Red Cresent was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet, while preforming humanitarian activites, by the Israeli military. The military shots came from the border wall east of Khan Younis on May 11, 2019. On June 11, 2019 the RC volunteer succumbed to his wounds and died in a hospital in Gaza. 

Media
2705Jul22018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.73777836.06875

One female national INGO staff member was killed when an airstrike hit her home in Tafas, Daraa. The aerial bombardment happened at 3:00am LT, and the staff members baby was also killed in the attack. 

Focal Point
2707Jun282018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.62833336.226111

Three national male INGO staff members were killed during an airstrike in Tiba, Sayda, rural farmland in Daraa. Two staff members where at home at the time of the strike, and one was attempting to flee. 

Focal Point
2712Jun202019Syrian Arab Republic060000330600006600Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.63861136.671667

Three national INGO volunteers were killed during an airstrike, and three other volunteers were also seriously injured at 10:50am LT on June 20, 2019. Reports indicate the airstrike directly targeted the INGO ambuance while it was transporting a patient in the Maarrat Al-Numan area of Idlib province on a rural road. 

Official Report
2715Jun292019Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.43888936.651111

2 national NGO volunteers were killed during a reported Russian airstrike, while attempting to evacuate injured people in an ambulance. The airstrike occured in Khan Sheikhoun town, of Maarrat Al-Numan district, which has seen recent extensive aerial bombardment.

Media
2723May122018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown33.537

One male national NGO volunteer died after a mine exploded in Jendaires town. 

Focal Point
2724Jun302018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown32.61666736.1

One male national NGO volunteer was killed during aerial bombardment of Em Almiazen town in Daraa district.

Focal Point
2725Aug32018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.133336.75

One male national NGO volunteer was killed during aerial bombardment, that was reported as attacks on the aid worker team. 

Focal Point
2726Mar12018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.61666736.1

One volunteer in Daraa was killed by a stray bullet.

Media
2740Jul222019Somalia100000010100001001Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.029956445.3101475

One UN national staff member was injured by the blast after a VIED reportedly rammed the main gate of the Afrik Hotel located in Mogadishu. Reports indicate the attack is being attributed to Al Shabaab as the blast accordingly also targetted a main security checkpoint near the hotel. Media reports outline 17 civilians were killed and many injured. 

Official Report
2743Jul292019Myanmar010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad20.693.2

One male INGO national staff member was shot by Myanmar military officers while riding his motorcycle through Mrauk U township in Rakhine State. Army reports indicate the staff member was carrying a grenade and was charged under a counterterrorism law after being taken to the hospital to receive treatment. 

Media
2747Jul102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.3236.32

One NGO national aid volunteer was reportedly killed in Russian-Syrian military airstrikes on the town of Maara Hrema in the Aleppo countryside. The aid volunteer was killed when in his home in a displaced persons camp with his daughter. 

Media
2749Jul212019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.43888936.651111

One male national NGO aid volunteer and media activist was killed after three reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes repeatedly hit the city of Khan Shaikhoun in Idlib governate, in the area he was working.

Media
2751Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.63861136.671667

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes, while attempting to assist those affected by previous strikes in Maraat Al-Numan.

Media
2752Jul292019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.37361136.601667

One male national NGO volunteer was killed in his home by Russian-Syrian military airstrikes in Kafr Zita, Hama. Reportes indicate his family was also killed in the attack which appeared to target the aid workers home and family. 

Media
2754Jul272019Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.37361136.601667

Two paramedics and one ambulance driver were killed when a targeted airstrike destroyed their ambulance as it drove through the Hama countryside to Kafr Zita. The INGO supported ambulance was travelling to Kafr Zita to assist victims of an airstrike that hit the town at 2:00pmLT. 

Media
2761Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.473337.0972

One male national employee of an INGO was killed along with another civilian after a motorcycle bomb exploded in Tell Rifaat city of Aleppo governate. The motive and perpetartors are currently unknown. 

Media
2762Aug162019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.762535.265833

One Palestinian Red Crescent volunteer paramedic was shot in the head by the Israeli Army with a rubber bullet. The incident reportedly occured while the paramedic was trying to assist victims during clashes in the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. He was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment. 

Media
2763Aug172019Myanmar001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad23.00241097.768314

One male national NGO staff member was reportedly shot and killed by a sniper targetting their aid convoy. The staff member was travelling in an ambulance marked with the organisations name 13 miles from Lashio, Shan state. After the staff member was shot, an RPG hit the ambulance, which is being attributed to the Northern Alliance NSAG. Other staff members were reportedly wounded, but we are unable to confirm those details at this time. 

Media
2769Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.334.25

One female volunteer paramedic was injured in the head with a plastic-coated steel bullet while trying to assist wounded during the Great March of Return protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

Media
2770Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.34444434.303056

One male volunteer paramedic for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and one male volunteer paramedic for a local NGO were both wounded with plastic-coated steel bullets at demonstrations in Khan Younis district of the Gaza Strip. The staff members were struck on the left thigh and neck respectively. 

Media
2775Sep142019Somalia000001100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad2.6545.05

One male humanitarian aid worker was killed when a roadside explosion damaged a convoy carrying government representatives. The explosion reportedly occured on Jowhar-Bal'ad road. 

Media
693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

1 INGO national staff was arrested and hospitalized after beaten by police.

Archived
1113Oct72009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody13.443522.4452278

One INGO national staff was beaten and taken into custody by GoS police for unknown reasons. After arrival at the police station, he was immediately released. The staff member was brought to the clinic after he complained of pain in the head. No reason was given for his arrest despite inquiries.

Official Report
1032Jun12010Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultDetentionCustody933

At least two staffers from an INGO were reportedly beaten and detained by SPLA soldiers sometime in June. A spokesman for the southern army said they believed one of the beaten staff members was supplying food and medicine to elements of the opposition party.

Media
688May2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten severely by local security forces, a result of local Dinka-Acholi tensions over land.

Archived
332Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten by police, who took away his INGO ID and materials.

Focal Point
655Nov282008Somalia002000200200002002UnknownDetentionUnknown042

2 NGO national staff killed: Approximately 30 persons made up of INGO local staff, LNGO staff, teachers, cyber caf

Archived
9Jun171997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingDetentionUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 17. Arrested by soldiers on 9 June 1997. The mutilated body was found in the bush near Ruhengeri town, on 13 June and had been tortured and shot through the head.

Archived
134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

Archived
128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

1 NGO natrional staff beaten/tortured when detained by members of Brimob in Meukek Sub-district.

Archived
125Aug272000Indonesia030000030300003003UnknownDetentionCustody4.1471768596.13821685

3 INGO national staff working in South Aceh were hospitalised after being tortured by Brimob officers, Aug 27.

Archived
93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

Archived
964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by EDF military forces for carrying a VHF radio.

Focal Point
943May62009DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown-11.658034727.4975973

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by army soldiers.

Focal Point
305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

1 INGO national staff detained and severely beaten by a police commander in Kasongo, June 18.

Archived
1160May252011Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionRoad9.106010826.8461846

One national INGO staff was badly beaten and treated for head injuries when four INGO staff were stopped by SPLA at a checkpoint. The staff members were brought to the military barracks and one was badly beaten.

Official Report
1180Nov192011Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-0.5236029540.35344455

A national staffer working for an INGO was detained and severely assualted by Kenyan police at a checkpoint during operations against al Shaabab militias in Garissa

Media
1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

A UN staff member was detained overnight and repeatedly beaten by SPLA soldiers over an alleged land dispute.  He was released on 18 June.

Official Report
1513Apr122012Somalia101000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.11666743.65

One national UN staff and a one local NGO staff were arrested shortly after a grenade attack and severely beaten during their detention, until their status was clarified and they were released. The UN staff was medevaced from Baidoa to Nairobi.

Official Report
2251Jul102016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionRoad4.85936331.57125

One INGO driver was detained at a security checkpoint in Juba and physically assaulted. He had to be hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2443Apr252017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody6.87699231.306979

One INGO male aid worker was seriously assaulted in detention by security services in Maban. He was released shortly thereafter. 

Official Report
2481Mar182017Libyan Arab Jamahiriya030000000003033300Bodily assaultDetentionCustody32.89351313.275044

Three international staff members working for an INGO were detained by Libyan airport security forces at Mitiga airport. They were taken to an off-site location and all faced significant verbal and physical assault. One of the aid workers was nearly raped. The group was questioned about their in-country presence and security-related information. Their personal property and items belonging to the INGO were stolen. 

Focal Point
2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139

One male guard at an IDP camp south of Mosul was reportedly taken into custody after refusing entry into the camp by a group of armed local police in an armored vehicle. Information from the reports outlined this refusal was in accordance with the April 2017 government directive barring armed personnel from entering camps. After the guard left work at the camp he was arrested on allegations of ISIS affliation, and later beated as well as robbed at the local police station. He was reportedly released later that night after colleague intervention. 

Media
2665Aug232018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionCustody7.1834.1

One national INGO staff driver was abducted when reportedly forced to transport government authorities on official business. On August 23 at 9:00LT, the staff member was requested at a local government office where his services were demanded. After his refusal was allegedly rejected, the INGO staff member transported authorities for three days where he was forced to cover his own living costs and was not allowed to contact his family. After completion of the request the staff member was released unharmed, but not compensated. 

Focal Point
2668Jun302018Syrian Arab Republic040000003300114004KidnappingDetentionCustody37.0541.22

One international and three national staff members were reportedly taken after a meeting with local dignitaries in Qamishli, North East Syria. The four staff members were released in December 2018.

Focal Point
2672Apr282018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.8531.6

Two national INGO staff members were detained by police after being falsely accused of trying to rob a motorcycle taxi driver in Juba. While in custody, one of the male national staff members was severly beaten. 

Focal Point
2675Oct172018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionUnknown8.36691731.136611

One male national INGO staff member was taken by an opposition group after a dispute regarding the INGO project's drilling equipment in Jiech, Jonglei state. The staff member was released after 2 weeks, but had injuries to various parts of his body. 

Focal Point
2736Jul162019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody9.34737631.489106

Three INGO staff members and the boat driver were travelling by river from Malakal to Tongo, when they were stopped by members of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) in Kaldak at 12h00. After a search of their boat resulted in cash being found, the SSPDF reportedly detained the staff members and boat driver after accusations of transporting money to the Sudan Peoples’s Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO). While the staff members were being interogated, the boat driver was severly beaten. After support from UNOCHA and state authorities, negotiations resulted in the release of all staff with the money initially under question at 19h00. The boat driver received medical attention at the UNMISS clinic. 

Official Report
966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff injured when physically assaulted by a military office and his colleagues outside a bar.

Focal Point
928Nov42009Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff wounded when shot while on a motorbike- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
926Aug182009Uganda010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff assaulted by a military officer outside a bar- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
694Nov302007Uganda010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff guard was shot dead when returning from town in the evening. The police believe it was a robbery.

Archived
339Dec2004Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.23666733.093056

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded in Kitgum national bar.

Archived
619Jun302008Tanzania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.427533936.70858482

1 INGO international (Australian) staff charity worker been shot dead in Tanzania. Victim had been working in the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania for the past 18 months and was killed on Monday during a robbery.

Official Report
89Oct71999Tajikistan010000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

1 INGO international staffer killed Oct 7.

Archived
34Dec1997Tajikistan020000000010122110Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

2 INGO international staff (of two different organizations) kidnapped. One victim was fatally wounded when her abductors set off a grenade to kill themselves and their hostage. The other victim was rescued, unharmed.

Media
1086Jan132011Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

Three Bulgarian air crew members working for a private company contracted by a UN humanitarian agency were abducted upon landing on the helipad. There were released six months later on 6 June 2012.

Media
969Sep212008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

Focal Point
945Aug192009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff injured during an armed robbery in a store.

Focal Point
941Sep102009Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown7.723393327.9758201

I UN national staff physically assaulted and injured by a military police officer.

Focal Point
830Mar232009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff manager shot Monday night in the western Darfur town of Kongo Haraza at home near Sudan's border with Chad.

Archived
794Jul252008Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff physically assaulted while travelling on private business in Nyala and sustained injuries.

Focal Point
1221Apr12008Sudan100000000001011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown15.593324732.5356502

1 UN international staff member was injured during a robbery attack in Khartoum.

Focal Point
1220Mar72008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff injured while being attacked by a civilian in southern Sudan.

Focal Point
7832008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff murdered while off duty. Motive unknown.

Focal Point
772Apr302008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in attempted robbery.

Focal Point
762Mar212007Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff member hospitalized after attack. Motive related to ethnic violence.

Focal Point
749Jul242006Sudan070000006600117007KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound1630

7 INGO (6 national, 1 international) staff were held hostage by a group of over 40 former INGO IDP casual workers in INGO compound in Kalma camp while conducting a meeting. The staff were released only after making written promises to meet the demands of the ex-workers and to return to Kalma on Monday, 31 July 2006.

Archived
706Apr82008Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff (cleaner) was taken from his/her bed, beaten and stabbed in the hand. It appears to be a personal dispute.

Archived
701Aug272007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff (locally trained nurse) was killed by drunken soldier in dispute over nurse's cattle. The INGO claims the incident was not aid or organization-related.

Archived
698Jul212008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff guard shot dead while on personal business. It subsequently became known that the victim was involved in a rebel group and the killing may have been politically motivated.

Archived
668Mar2008Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound11.681732329.4984751

2 INGO international (American) staff, a husband and wife, were attacked and beaten by a mob of students in a predominantly Christian in the town of Julud in southern Sudan. The reasons for the attack are still unclear, but the INGO said the two were targeted during a student protest against a local school rising tuition fees. The students attacked the victims and ransacked their office.

Focal Point
551Jun172007Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad12.909623.47406

1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately.

Archived
471Aug262006Sudan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff watchman at a food depot in Graida, Darfur, was shot and later robbed of his money, Aug 26.

Archived
451Jun252006Sudan100000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

One UN national staff assaulted and killed by 3 unknown persons while at a market in Rumbek, southern Sudan. Vicitm was travelling from the UN agency to the airport on official duty. One attacker was arrested; thought to be a personal matter.

Archived
450Jun82006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site14.584444429.4917691

One international agency national staff contractor killed by unknown assailants while working on a road in southern Sudan, June 8. At first thought to be LRA, now thought to be Murle and Didinga militias.

Archived
449Jun302006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site1630

1 INGO national staff watchman killed by unknown gunmen inside Kalma IDP camp, June 30, 2 am. Victim seems to have been sleeping while on duty at the agency's water pump station.

Archived
445Jun132006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.443522.4452278

1 UN national staff security guard wounded when he was shot in the leg while off-duty in a marketplace near the agancy's international guesthouse in Geneina, 13 June. Unconfirmed information suggests it was personal issue.

Archived
401Oct262005Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted and wounded by military men outside victim's residence, Oct 26.

Archived
382Jul2005Sudan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted during armed robbery at victim's house.

Archived
359Apr152005Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown13.523.5

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Golo, in the Jebel Marra region of West Darfur, April 15. Likely a personal issue, unrelated to work of INGO.

Archived
358Apr142005Sudan020000020200002020Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site13.426300922.6574884

2 INGO national staff seriously assaulted and injured during NFI distribution in Krenik, West Darfur, April 14. Possibly linked to the agency

Archived
316Aug122004Sudan020000110200002101UnknownIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in attack on IDPs in Kalma camp, Aug 12. Victim killed was alleged by the IDPs to be a major leader of Janjaweed.

Archived
24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

Archived
800Dec232008Sri Lanka000100100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.3333380.75

1 ICRC national staff shot outside office.

Archived
653Nov272008Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Batticalao District.

Archived
587Dec142007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome9.664925580.0091719

1 national RC volunteer abducted and murdered in the island's army-held northern Jaffna peninsula. Victim was abducted by unidentified gunmen from his Jaffna home on Friday in front of his family, and his corpse was found on Sunday. Nordic truce monitors blame state security forces for the killings. "Definitely this (latest killing) must have been done by the LTTE to discredit the military and to show that we did it, so we deny that," said a military spokesman.

Official Report
561Jul242007Sri Lanka010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.2880.25490821

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by gunman in the island's army-held far northern Jaffna peninsula.

Archived
552Jun132007Sri Lanka010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.747581.59545919

1 INGO international (Filipino) staff wounded after being shot Wednesday night in northeastern Sri Lanka. Victim was shot and wounded by navy troops after he strayed too close to a naval camp in eastern Sri Lanka where security forces are battling Tamil Tiger rebels, the military said Thursday.

Official Report
465Aug202006Sri Lanka001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome8.751480.4971

A staff member of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was shot and killed by two unknown men outside home.

Official Report
464Aug232006Sri Lanka001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.2975481.68202

1 NGO nationals staff shot outside their office in the eastern Ampara district.

Archived
184Aug2002South Africa100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN national staff shot and killed in armed robbery.

Archived
1080Jan32011Somalia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location748

A local staff of an INGO was injured when an RCIED exploded near a hotel, injuring 4 people. The attack was thought to be targeted at the Governor. The injured local staff was arrested under suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Media
1078Apr272010Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.842753944.5937239

A local NGO officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. The NGO supplied water for displaced people. The deceased man was also a former administrator of a telecommunications company.

Media
1077Dec272009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome342

The head of a local NGO was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his house overnight. The man had just returned from a trip to Nairobi. Motive unclear.

Media
879Aug162009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff shot by unknown assailants as he sat outside the office of the organization in the IDPs camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Media
874Jul272009Somalia004000400400004004Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

4 NGO national staff beheaded by al-Shabab militants, allegedly for being Christian.

Archived
827Mar182009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff contractor shot dead in Mogadishu overnight by unknown gunmen.

Archived
799Oct172008Somalia100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff was injured during a shooting incident in Merka.

Focal Point
786Mar142007Somalia001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3581742.54536

1 NGO national staff Chairman killed in Olympic district by unknown gunmen. Reports add that he had travelled from Kismayo to attend a workshop.

Official Report
712Jul122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unidentified armed gunmen. The motive of the killing remains unclear.

Archived
711Jun232008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by two unidentified young men armed with pistols in Beletweyn. The motive behind the killing is not yet established.

Archived
710Jun122008Somalia010000000010011002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 INGO international staff killed by unidentified men armed with pistols. Victim was a Ugandan teacher working with an INGO based in Merka. The deceased was an English teacher teaching language classes for the IDPs families at the above mentioned location. Motive of the killing is not yet established.

Archived
709Jun22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.3089545.88296

1 NGO national staff assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Guri

Archived
708May172008Somalia010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown042

1 INGO national staff senior project officer working in Kismayo was assassinated. The motive of the killing is not clear.

Archived
705Mar102008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by armed man within Mogadishu city limits; the motive for the attack is believed to be a personal, family-oriented dispute.

Archived
682Jan82009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site2.03333345.35

One UN national staff killed by gunmen on Thursday as his team distributed aid to displaced people in Daynile, 10km NW of Mogadishu. The gunmen put his body in a vehicle and drove away, then pushed the corpse out of the vehicle before driving on.

Official Report
676Jan62009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site342

1 UN national staff shot and killed by three masked gunmen while monitoring school feeding in a UN-supported school in Yubsan village six kilometres from the Gedo region capital of Garbahare.

Official Report
651Nov82008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location0.0696842.74497

1 INGO national staff fatally shot by two gunmen when walking out of a mosque in Jamame, about 275 miles from the capital of Mogadishu. It is unclear who is behind the killings.

Archived
643Oct182008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.1212943.88945

1 UN national staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the southern town of Hudur on Sunday. The chairman of Hudur claimed Islamist insurgents from the al Shabaab group were controlling the town. 

Media
642Oct172008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff killed by unknown gunmen. Victim was shot three times when leaving a mosque Friday evening in the port town of Merka.

Focal Point
636Aug212008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-0.3666742.53333

1 UN national staff shot in the head when leaving his home by an unknown assailant on Thursday.

Media
632Aug62008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome2.0995545.16352

1 NGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu. Victim was at home not far from the organization's center when the gunmen shot him six times on the head. Victim was taken to hospital and later died.

Media
625Jul112008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.0669745.20723

1 NGO national staff killed in Elasha, south of Mogadishu by gunmen who fled. Gunmen shot dead the senior local aid worker on Friday. The charity had suspended all its operations in the area.

Archived
620Jul62008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff killed by gunmen in Mogadishu. Victim shot leaving a mosque in the Bulohube district, in the south of the city, and died later in hospital. Several witnesses said a second man, whose identity has yet to be established, was seriously wounded in the attack (not included), which appeared to be premeditated.

Archived
612Jun212008Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff taken from their home near Mogadishu around 8 pm. A group of men forcibly took the victim from his house; released 27th August 2008. Information indicated that criminals after financial gain could be behind his kidnapping and ICU would have mediated for his release. Sources also indicate that a ransom of between 40-60,000 USD would have been paid.

Archived
608Jun82008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3.11666743.65

1 UN national staff security guard killed.

Archived
595Feb122008Somalia020000010100112101KidnappingIndividual attackRoad9.60082843.3331445

1 INGO international (German) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff driver injured by gunmen in northern Somalia- a region disputed by the breakaway states of Puntland and Somaliland; released the next day following an operation by the Somaliland forces. The national staff victim was wounded during the abduction when gunmen opened fire to intercept their vehicle.

Archived
564Sep112007Somalia100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

One UN national staff shot and killed by unidentified clan gunmen Tuesday afternoon in Abudwak, a town in the central Somali region of Galgadud. The victim was targeted for clan-related reasons, reliable sources in Abudwak said.

Official Report
394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff shot dead outside residence in by masked men, Oct 3. Unknown motive.

Archived
352Mar2005Somalia200000020200002002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.2842149.18158

2 UN national staff wounded when they were attacked in Bossaso town, Bari region, by some anti-vaccination individuals.

Archived
347Jan2005Somalia010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff attacked in home by 3 armed men. This appears to be an assassination attempt. Previous similar attacks have been attributed to extremist groups.

Archived
261Oct2003Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff killed when shot at workplace.

Archived
260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

2 INGO international (British) staff shot dead in their home.

Archived
180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

Two INGO national staff were killed in compound in Luuq, apparently related to a clan dispute.

Archived
171Feb232002Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackHome1.7976744.90755

One INGO international (Swiss) shot and killed in residence in Merca, Feb 23. Related to employment dispute.

Archived
114May32000Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mogadishu, May 3.

Archived
69Mar1999Somalia100000000010011100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackProject site-1.0347141.49756

1 INGO international staff killed in Ras Kambooni, lower Juba, while meeting with elders. Suspected to be carried out by Al-Ittihad militia.

Archived
20Aug1997Somalia020000200200002020UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3666742.53333

2 INGO national nurses running a health clinic killed in apparent clan-related revenge killing in Kismayo.

Archived
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