Security incident data

Last updated: June 20, 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.

IDMonthDaysort iconYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2752003000100000001011001UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded.

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1652001000400020202024004UnknownUnknownUnknown

2 ICRC international staff wounded, 2 national staff wounded sometime during year.

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1362000000400030301014004UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international and 3 national staff wounded.

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941999000200010101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national wounded sometime during year.

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611998000600320510016000UnknownRaidUnknown

1 ICRC international and 3 national staff killed, and 2 nationals wounded, sometime during year.

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351997000200100101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 natl staff killed, sometime in 1997

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209Dec2002Yemen030000000030033003UnknownUnknownUnknown16.347124347.8915271

3 INGO international (US) staff killed in Yemen.

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67Jan1999Yemen040000000000444220KidnappingRaidUnknown16.347124347.8915271

4 INGO international (2 British, 2 Dutch) staff kidnapped by armed tribesmen and later released.

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376Jun2005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA.

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339Dec2004Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.23666733.093056

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded in Kitgum national bar.

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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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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

5 INGO national staff kidnapped after LRA raids refugee camp, later released.

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150Jun2001Tajikistan015000000990066150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

6 INGO international staff (4 Germans, 1 US, 1 Russian) and 9 national staff held hostage by militants and later released.

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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.

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3Feb1997Tajikistan400200004400226006KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

3 UN national staff, 1 UN international (Nigerian) staff, 1 ICRC international staff and 1 ICRC national staff kidnapped along with other (not included) UN staff, journalist and Tajik govt rep; released 48 hours later.

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7832008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff murdered while off duty. Motive unknown.

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702Nov2007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped and car stolen; driver was freed a few days later after intervention of the Sudanese authorities.

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689Nov2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO international staff beaten in an armed attack on Kulbus compound, one vehicle and two thurayas stolen.

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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.

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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.

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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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533Apr2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown12.3333323.41667

1 NGO national staff security guard was badly beaten up and is in a critical condition in Um Dukhun, Darfur.

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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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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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482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

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444May2006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound832

One UN national staff wounded when about 22 civilians, some with firearms, invaded the agency's compound in Bor, southern Sudan. They dragged and beat the victim with sticks, and other staff members who tried rescuing him were threatened with a rifle.

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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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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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384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

1 NGO nationals staff abducted in Zam Zam camp in North Darfur, July 11; later released, July 15.

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383Jul2005Sudan01500000150150000150015UnknownMob violenceProject site11.32944425.08565623

15 INGO national staff injured during camp riots targeting intl organizations participating in the first day of the WFP food registration program.

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382Jul2005Sudan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted during armed robbery at victim's house.

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340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded when police fired on a wedding celebration in the camp.

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336Dec2004Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in attack on Labado center.

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332Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten by police, who took away his INGO ID and materials.

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331Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingMob violenceProject site1630

1 INGO national staff shot in foot during fighting in Kalma camp, Nov 14.

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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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317Aug2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded.

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312Aug2004Sudan305000008800008008KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

3 UN national staff and 5 national RC staff kidnapped.

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230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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181Jul2002South Sudan040000101200224004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown7.265386130.05489

1 INGO national staff killed and 2 internationals and 1 national kidnapped in South.

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173Feb2002Sudan010000100100001000Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staffer killed by aerial bomb.

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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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131Dec2000Sudan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC national staff killed in aerial bombing.

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129Nov2000Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff killed.

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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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74May1999Sudan300000120300003300UnknownRaidRoad14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff killed and 2 wounded when relief barge on Nile in Sudan was attacked.

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44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

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24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

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37Jan1998Sri Lanka000100100100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

1 ICRC national staff murdered when working as a night watchman at the ICRC sub-delegation in Vavuniya, when the sub-delegation

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184Aug2002South Africa100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN national staff shot and killed in armed robbery.

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388Aug2005Somalia100000100100001001UnknownMob violenceUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed by local gang allegedly of youths from the Gambol Secondary School. The incident caused the relocation of both national and international staff of UN agency from Garowe to Gardo.

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361Apr2005Somalia020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidProject site8.367677149.083416

2 INGO national staff received minor wounds when unidentified assailant threw grenade into the organiation's hospital.

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352Mar2005Somalia200000020200002002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.2842149.18158

2 UN national staff wounded when they were attacked in Bossaso town, Bari region, by some anti-vaccination individuals.

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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.

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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300Jun2004Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownPublic location3.11666743.65

One UN national staff abducted outside mosque in Baidoa, released next day. The motive appeared to be a project-related dispute involving a disgruntled contractor.

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295Apr2004Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.0722242.75056

1 INGO international staff member kidnapped by Marehan from Kismayo in Jamaame. The staff member was taken to Kismayo. Motive appeared to be contractual.

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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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261Oct2003Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff killed when shot at workplace.

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260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

2 INGO international (British) staff shot dead in their home.

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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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232May2003Somalia010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff shot in leg when the office/house attacked in dispute over the compound.

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219Mar2003Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo.

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203Nov2002Somalia010000000001011001ShootingRaidOffice/compound9.5274945.537472

1 INGO international staff injured during armed robbery of compound in Burao.

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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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180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

Two INGO national staff were killed in compound in Luuq, apparently related to a clan dispute.

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178Apr2002Somalia100000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.1166745.4

1 UN national staff killed in fighting between Muse Sudi and Omar Finish militia groups in Medina.

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177Apr2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped for ransom in Mogadishu and held for 27 days.

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168Feb2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff kidnapped and held for 6 days in suspected contractual dispute.

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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139Mar2001Somalia7300000011009910007KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

7 UN (6 international, 1 national) staff and 3 INGO international staff held hostage when gunmen stormed and ransacked the INGO's compound in Mogadishu, March 27. Five of the internationals were released within a few days. 2 more international staff (2 UN agencies) were released a few days later.

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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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100Jan2000Somalia020000200200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO national staff killed in attack on office in Sablale.

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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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90Oct1999Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.4651345.19062

1 INGO national killed outside hospital in Jowhar. Gunman killed later.

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77Jun1999Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.295000143.56610996

2 UN national staff kidnapped by militia in Baki, released after intervention by UN and authorities.

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71Apr1999Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff kidnapped for ransom and released with ransom unpaid.

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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.

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66Jan1999Somalia010000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown342

1 NGO international (Kenyan) staff shot dead in Gede region. Incident possibly stemmed from a labour dispute.

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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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57Sep1998Somalia010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO international (Italian) staff working at an INGO run hosiptal kidnapped and held for several days.

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50Jul1998Somalia700000250700007007UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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23Sep1997Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped in Mogadishu over FFW project dispute.

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20Aug1997Somalia020000200200002020UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3666742.53333

2 INGO national nurses running a health clinic killed in apparent clan-related revenge killing in Kismayo.

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19Jul1997Somalia000001000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.0189744.51112

1 donor agency international staff official kidnapped by his security guards at Teyeglow. Escaped two days later.

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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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4Feb1997Somalia010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.35821642.545087

1 INGO international staff killed by Al ittihad militia in Kismayo.

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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

I INGO international (British) staff kidnapped and released six weeks later.

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65Jan1999Sierra Leone010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attack8.6400349-11.8400269

1 INGO national staff killed in house attack.

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242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

2 INGO national staff physically assaulted in robbery by men with machetes outside restaurant in Dakar.

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42Mar1998Rwanda030000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site-1.964663130.0644358

3 INGO staff killed in armed assault on camp (presumed here to be natl staff).

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26Oct1997Rwanda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.964663130.0644358

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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2Jan1997Rwanda040000000031044310ShootingRaidOffice/compound-1.4998429.63497

3 INGO international (Spanish) staff killed, 1 INGO international (US) staff gravely wounded during armed raid on INGO compound in Ruhengeri, Rwanda.

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164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

1 INGO national staff stoned and beaten in dispute over filling a water bladder at Rhogani Camp.

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423Mar2006Occupied Palestinian Territories000100000000111100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound31.345761234.3025277

1 ICRC international (Swiss) staff was abducted by unknown armed men at the ICRC office in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip.

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333Dec2004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff stabbed to death.

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2742003Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002002ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza.

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215Feb2003Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001UnknownUnknownProject site31.4166734.33333

1 UN national staff killed in Younis Refugee Camp.

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193Sep2002Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site31.64974135.162072

1 INGO national staff received minor wounds when settlers shot at a team repairing a deliberately vandalized water source.

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175Mar2002Occupied Palestinian Territories050000140500005005UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 IFRC national staff killed and 4 wounded by Israeli army.

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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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367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

1 UN national staff and 1 NGO national staff beaten by Maoist rebels.

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7852007Malawi100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 UN national staff stabbed to death by robbers in what the agency called a non-work related incident.

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371May2005Malawi030000030300003003UnknownMob violenceOffice/compound-13.268720433.9301963

3 INGO national staff injured when protestors, angry over US deportation of terror suspects stormed compound.

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410Dec2005Madagascar100000100100001000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown-18.910012247.5255809

1 UN national staff killed by stab wounds in Antananarivo.

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263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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240Jul2003Liberia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire.

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227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO international and 1 national staff abducted and released, one on the first day and one after several days.

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172Feb2002Liberia010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff ambushed and killed.

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143Apr2001Kosovo020000110200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown42.5623196520.9060579

1 INGO national staff killed, 1 wounded when hit by cluster bomb.

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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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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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343Jan2005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nairobi.

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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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91Nov1999Kenya100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff security officer killed in his home in Nairobi.

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214Jan2003Kashmir010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.375277973.4730602

1 INGO national staff killed.

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201Nov2002Jordan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.166704936.941628

1 INGO international (US) staff missionary aiding Palestinian refugees shot and killed.

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196Oct2002Jordan000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.166704936.941628

1 donor agency international (US) staff shot and killed entering their car to drive to work. On Dec. 14, the Government of Jordan arrested two men who confessed to the killing and to be members of the al Qaeda terrorist cell.

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571Jul2007Iraq010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff paralyzed after being shot.

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520Feb2007Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad33.355418944.48949509

1 NGO national staff killed while trying to deliver aid to a neighbourhood in Sadr City [a Shia-dominated area of Baghdad]. Militants stopped his car and asked for his documents. When they saw from his surname that he was a Sunni Muslim, they took him away. His body was found two days later near the capital.

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5192007Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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5182006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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5172006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international (German) staff and 1 national staff kidnapped

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389Aug2005Iraq020000110200002002ShootingRaidUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in attack by armed group.

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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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327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

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321Sep2004Iraq010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.346605943.127008

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mosul cafe.

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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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286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

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282Feb2004Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

1 INGO international staff shot and wounded outside Baghdad compound after speaking to a man for an hour.

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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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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.

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259Oct2003Iraq000200200200002002Suicide VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

2 ICRC national staff killed when ICRC office bombed in Baghdad (10 civilians also killed but not counted here).

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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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252Sep2003Iraq100000100100001100Body-borne IEDUnknownOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber.

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237Jul2003Iraq000200010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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226Apr2003Iraq040000200202024003ShootingAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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117Jun2000Iraq800000160710018800ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

1 UN international staff killed, 1 national killed, and 6 nationals wounded by a gunman in two-hour standoff at UN Baghdad HQ.

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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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378Jun2005Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-3.3596317135.5049831

1 INGO national staff beaten and attempted stabbing in Nabire, likely stemming from dissatisfaction with INGO project.

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128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

1 NGO natrional staff beaten/tortured when detained by members of Brimob in Meukek Sub-district.

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93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

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82Aug1999Indonesia010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown0.85123.78333

1 INGO national staff found murdered in E. Timor.

Archived
687Dec2007Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

Haitian national staff kidnapped for ransom

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686Oct2006Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff kidnapped for ransom.

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685Jul2006Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO international (US) staff kidnapped for ransom.

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437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 RC national staff found shot and killed after being kidnapped.

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404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

1 INGO national staff assaulted during armed robbery on home by armed group.

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135Dec2000Guinea010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound10.7226226-10.7083587

1 INGO national staff killed (along with wife); bodies found in organization's guest house.

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130Dec2000Guinea100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

1 UN national staff kidnapped and released Jan 22, 2001.

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127Sep2000Guinea200000000010122002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

1 UN international (Togolese) staff killed and 1 international staff (Ivorian) kidnapped.

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124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

2 ICRC international staff (Italian, French) and 1 national staff kidnapped in Pankisi. All released unharmed.

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153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

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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.

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73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

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5922006DR Congo001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

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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.

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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.

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409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

One UN national staff held hostage in protest of demobilized soldiers not being paid.

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380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

1 INGO international (French) staff and 1 national staff kidnapped in Ituri; released 10 days later.

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3412004DR Congo000100000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.666589329.2256875

1 ICRC international shot and wounded when attacked at home in Goma.

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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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298May2004DR Congo020000000002022011Rape/sexual assault RaidCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

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213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

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156Aug2001DR Congo030000002200113000KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.1666728.25

1 INGO international (French) staff and 2 nationals kidnapped by Mai-Mai groups on the Ruzizi Plain in eastern DRC in late August, and held for almost one week, prompting the INGO to temporarily suspend their operations in the Eastern DRC (OFDA rpt).

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123Aug2000DR Congo100000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown0.518402125.2057292

1 UN international staff found dead in Kisangani; undetermined motivation.

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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.

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38Jan1998DR Congo000100100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush.

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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).

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328Nov2004Cote D'Ivoire010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

1 NGO international staff killed along with nine French soldiers in an attack by Cote D

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222Mar2003Cote D'Ivoire005000500500005005UnknownUnknownUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

5 RC national staff killed.

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31Nov1997Congo000300120300003003UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC natl staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush.

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420Feb2006Colombia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.4417924-73.0492505

2 INGO international (1 British, 1 Dutch) staff kidnapped by ELN in the Norte de Santander, with demands that the govt turn over the body of leader Wildemar Castro. Treated well and released unharmed.

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415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

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281Feb2004Colombia002000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 NGO national staff shot and killed.

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190Sep2002Colombia004000400400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

4 NGO national staff murdered.

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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.

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309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Ossetiaand and held for 6 months.

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246Aug2003Chechnya000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownHome43.397614745.6985005

1 ICRC national staff abducted from their home, has never been found (presumed killed).

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243Jul2003Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot dead in home by unknown assailants dressed in civilian clothes. Interviewees made reference to reports that three men had called for victim's brother at their home and victim went out to speak to them.

Focal Point
235Jun2003Chechnya010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and killed.

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217Feb2003Chechnya001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 NGO national staff kidnapped, fate unknown (presumed killed).

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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
206Nov2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown60100

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held for 9 days. Ransomed by family.

Archived
185Aug2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Dagestan, eventually released on ransom from Dutch govt.

Archived
183Jul2002Chechnya010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in July and released Jan 7, 2003.

Archived
182Jul2002Chechnya020000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

Archived
88Oct1999Chechnya003000210300003003Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

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

Archived
21Aug1997Chechnya040000000000444400KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

4 INGO international staff (French) kidnapped in Dagestan and held 3.5 months. Ransom negotiated by French govt.

Archived
18Jul1997Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.2545.83333

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held 3.6 months before escaping.

Archived
17Jul1997Chechnya020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

2 INGO international (British) staff kidnapped. Released 15 months later after ransom paid.

Archived
16Jul1997Chechnya010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack.

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789Aug2007Chad100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown12.22559221.4101617

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

Focal Point
7812008Chad020000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown1519

2 INGO national staff murdered - no further details given.

Focal Point
690May2008Cameroon010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.612552213.1535811

1 INGO national staff was the victim of an armed robbery on the way home late at night, and was severely beaten in the process.

Archived
147May2001Cameroon000010000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad3.868986711.5213344

1 IFRC international (French) staff killed afrter being attacked and stabbed in the chest on her way to a pharmacy to get medicine for her baby.

Archived
1Jan1997Cambodia000100100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.07092855103.099916

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

Archived
239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

Archived
238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

Archived
2122002Burundi000100100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-3.428495329.9249718

1 ICRC national staff shot and killed during a break-in at ICRC office in Gitega.

Archived
192Sep2002Burundi001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 NGO national staff found murdered.

Archived
169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

Archived
161Nov2001Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN international (Ivoirian) staff killed.

Archived
149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

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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.

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76Jun1999Burundi100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff injured when vehicle shot at by suspected Hutu rebels.

Archived
621998Burundi010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed in armed robbery on a team house. Month unknown.

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
188Aug2002Angola020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

2 INGO national staff beaten by mob after their car hit and killed a child.

Archived
159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

One INGO national staff wounded by landmine while fixing hand pump. Resulted in amputation.

Archived
154Jul2001Angola010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded on his home compound when visiting latrine. Civil Defence responsible and arrested.

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.

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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.

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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
60Dec1998Angola010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national female staff killed.

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59Nov1998Angola300000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

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

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28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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25Oct1997Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

Archived
557Jul2007Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff, a doctor and his chauffeur, were on a work visit and failed to return to the hospital where they are based, when they were kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan.

Media
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.

Archived
430Apr2006Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownRaidProject site34.808563.43003

5 NGO national staff medical workers, in Darrah-i-Bohm, Badghis tied up and killed in clinic attack.

Archived
417Jan2006Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.5938264.37161

1 NGO national staff killed in Lashkargah, Helmand. 1 or 2 shot at mosque.

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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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387Jul2005Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff kidnapped in July 2005; found dead on Dec 4. They were working on a health project.

Archived
370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (Italian) staff kidnapped in Kabul, later released.

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369May2005Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown35.7569

1 INGO national staff killed by hanging in an incident involving three Afghan women who were found hanged in Baghlan as warning to female aid workers (one of the others was a national civil servant; one was unidentified).

Archived
355Mar2005Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
348Jan2005Afghanistan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff tied up and wounded in armed robbery of INGO office/house by armed gang.

Archived
329Nov2004Afghanistan030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

3 INGO national staff killed by rocket propelled grenade attack on compound, Nov 28.

Archived
323Oct2004Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff wounded when hit in shootout.

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320Sep2004Afghanistan01000000100100000100010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown33.9391167.709953

10 INGO national staff (of two different organizations) beaten and stoned by mob after false rumors spread regarding their activities.

Archived
315Aug2004Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

2 INGO national staff shot and killed in Paktia.

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311Jul2004Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff stabbed and wounded in robbery, later received death threats from perpetrator.

Archived
303Jun2004Afghanistan001000010100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate.

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290Apr2004Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office.

Archived
265Nov2003Afghanistan200000010110012110ShootingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

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

Archived
258Sep2003Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff robbed and beaten by armed group at home.

Archived
256Sep2003Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

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

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248Aug2003Afghanistan020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush.

Archived
200Nov2002Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit.

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197Nov2002Afghanistan200000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 UN national staff beaten.

Archived
176Apr2002Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot dead in his house.

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170Feb2002Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidHome36.767.116667

1 UN national staff shot and wounded after four armed men raided his house in Mazar-e Sharif.

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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.

Archived
111May2000Afghanistan100000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed in bombardment

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70Apr1999Afghanistan000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 ICRC national staff killed in air raid.

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54Aug1998Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed while fleeing advancing Taliban forces. Discovered Nov 27.

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1162Jun2011Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome3.11666743.65

A local staff (polio specialist) was taken from his home in late June by Al Shabaab members. The office computer was also confiscated for investigations. His relative has said that she expects him to be released once the investigation is complete.

Media
1236Feb2011Tanzania010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.524712335.7878438

A staff member of an INGO was killed in Tnazania.  No other information is available

Archived
1261Oct2011Somalia010000100100001001UnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

One INGO national staff member killed in Somalia.

Focal Point
15192012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
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
1452May2013Pakistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.86055167.009926

One senior NGO worker associated with education projects was gunned down. This is the second killing of a staffer from this NGO.

Official Report
15182012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15202012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15212012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15232012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15242012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15262012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1638Aug2013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.48333336.35

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer, after having disappeared for five months, died on 8 January 2014. 

Official Report
1669Jan2014South Sudan003000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site7.1819232.356109

Three aid workers were killed by unknown armed elements who looted several UN and NGO properties in Jonglei State.

Media
17172013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17182013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17192013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17202013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17212013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17222013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17232013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17242013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17252013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17262013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17272013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17282013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17292013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

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
1985Feb2015South Sudan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackOffice/compound9.260000 29.8

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

Media
1997Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.88942032.718138

An national INGO staff member was killed during an attack on the village of Wulu. The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

Official Report
1998Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown8.29696830.153157

An national INGO staff member was killed. The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

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
2116Apr2015Yemen010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown12.78549745.018655

An INGO driver was killed by a sniper in Aden. 

Focal Point
23782018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.23148729.800503

 A UN agency national staff member was assaulted by two unknown men at his shelter inside the Protection of Civilians site at around midnight in Bentiu. The motive for the attack is unknown and the victim was treated at an INGO clinic for his injuries. 

Official Report
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
26832018Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown

One international INGO staff member was kidnapped and later released unharmed. 

Focal Point
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
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
1221Apr12008Sudan100000000001011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown15.593324732.5356502

1 UN international staff member was injured during a robbery attack in Khartoum.

Focal Point
790Nov12007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 national staff contractor killed.

Archived
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.

Archived
473Sep12006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1626

1 INGO national staff health worker killed in Hashaba, North Darfur during fighting, Sept 1.

Archived
463Jul12006Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.443522.4452278

1 INGO national staff severely beaten by four National Security officers in Geneina, July 1. (also 3 intl staff harassed, not counted). The NS officers abducted the vicitm to the security office and beat him unconscious with an iron bar and with their fists.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
421Mar12006Somalia100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.5148642.073009

1 UN international (US) staff abducted in Afmadow, 260 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Wed March 1; released next day.

Archived
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

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
496Oct12005Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds in the West Bank, Oct 1.

Official Report
408Dec12005Kenya100000000010011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 UN international staff (Somali) killed from head injuries (unspecified malicious act) in Kenya, Dec 1.

Official Report
1007Oct12010Haiti100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 national staff of an international organization shot and killed as he boarded a collective taxi shortly after cashing his first paycheck. Suspected motive was robbery. The organization suspended work at the site where the staff member was supervising.

Media
942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

1 UN national staff injured when her vehicle was attacked by civilians thowing stones.

Focal Point
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
962Dec12009DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad0.124969429.2919545

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

Focal Point
935Jan12008Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

1 INGO national staff guard bound and beaten at INGO compound.

Focal Point
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
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
1068Nov12010Afghanistan200000020200002200UnknownAmbushRoad34.7592168.04579

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

Focal Point
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
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.

Archived
1178Nov12011Afghanistan003000003300003102KidnappingIndividual attackProject site35.6874764.29318

Three national staffers (an engineer, a labourer, and a driver) monitoring a road construction project were abducted.  The project was funded by an IGO and the workers had been hired by the local Shura—who were working with a CBSG (Community Based Stabilization Grants) program via an NGO—and the project involved was being monitored by that NGO.  The three were released after negotiations by community elders and their family members 

Archived
1242Mar12011Philippines100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.09544124.38721

An national employee of a transport company contracted by a UN agency (together with his two sons) was abducted by armed men in Barangay Dalaun, Lumbayanague (Mindanao, Philippines) -allegedly in relation to perceived unfair distribution of  rice transported by the company. The driver and his two sons were eventually released unconditionally

Focal Point
1247Apr12011Honduras001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.78333-86.68333

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

Focal Point
1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

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

Focal Point
1330Apr12007Sri Lanka090000630900009900ShootingRaidProject site8.459492481.2309621

Six national staffers working for an INGO on a post-tsunami construction project were killed and three seriously wounded, when unknown gunmen attacked at Mailampaaveli in Batticaloa district around 7:30PM on 1 April 2007. LTTE and government forces each blamed the other side.

Official Report
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
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
1494Dec12012Haiti100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

One international staff member, upon exiting a bank, was robbed and then shot in the head and killed.  

Focal Point
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
1612Dec12013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site35.07190262.875252

Two INGO staff and their driver, while distributing food at a school, were abducted by anti-government extremists. (A third INGO staff member was present but managed to escape.)  After community elders intervened, the two INGO staff and the driver were released two days later on December 3. 

Official Report
1640Jun12013India010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown22.5717988.361727

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

Media
1705May12014Central African Republic100000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown4.36153818.555595

A UNHCR driver, on a personal visit to PK12 in BANGUI, was abducted by armed elements believed to belong to an Anti-Balaka faction. His body was later found in PK16.

Official Report
1710Jul12013Uganda100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-0.60654230.674716

One UN staff member was stabbed during an apparent robbery by unknown assailants.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but died upon arrival. 

Media
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
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
1777Feb12013Senegal010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.699193-17.467716

An INGO staff member was on his way to the office when two men on a scooter attempted to steal his laptop bag.  He was stabbed and was treated at a clinic. 

Focal Point
1815May12014DR Congo001000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.40280528.900472

An NGO staff member was physically assaulted by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) for suspected collaboration with the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS).  

Official Report
1834Oct12013Syrian Arab Republic010000000000111100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.95141439.026307

One INGO worker was kidnapped by ISIS in Ar-Raqqah, while on his way to Deir Ezzour.  UPDATE: The individual was killed in November 2014.

Media
1877Aug12014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown33.51336.292

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further details are currently available.

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
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 whereabouts of the driver are unknown.  

Focal Point
1958Jul12014Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.17713268.781077

A male staff member was found shot and killed in Sharan district of Paktika province, along with two civilians (not counted in AWSD). The perpetrators of the attack are unknown.

Focal Point
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
2020Nov12015DR Congo00140000014140000141400KidnappingUnknownProject site-1.18557029.446951

Fourteen NGO national staff members (including 2 drivers) were abducted by unknown assailants while they were returning from a fact-finding mission in Katwiguru town within Rutshuru. They were released two days later on November 3rd. 

Media
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
2066Mar12016South Sudan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound8.76708727.399837

An INGO international staff member was assaulted by a national colleague with a metal object. The staff member's wounds required medical attention at the UN military hospital. 

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
2132Sep12015Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.05180124.880485

One national INGO aid worker was stabbed to death in Nyala by a family member, also an INGO staff member, in a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
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
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
2206Jun12016Somalia001000100100001100Complex attackRaidPublic location45.3008022.043497

One local NGO staff member was killed in a complex attack on the Ambassador Hotel in Hodan District. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle laden with explosives into the hotel which was then stormed by Al-Shabaab fighters. Reportedly, more than 20 people were killed in the attack and more than fifty were injured, including the local NGO staff member. 

Official Report
2260Mar12016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

One national INGO staff member was physically assaulted by an unknown number of boys who beat him and another family member (not counted here) with sticks. The family member died a few days later and the staff member was admitted to the hospital for chest pain. The incident was reported to be a result of a personal dispute.

Focal Point
2313Jul12017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location33.52648836.352518

A volunteer was reportedly killed by a government-aligned sniper while providing humanitarian services in  Zamalka, Eastern Ghouta.

Media
2365Mar12018Nigeria400200501600006024Complex attackRaidProject site12.27008114.463596

Boko Haram fighters raided the north-eastern town of Rann, home to a camp housing 55,000 internally displaced persons. Armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades the insurgent group attacked the military post guarding the camp. Initial reports state that 3 aid workers contracted by the UN (from two different agencies), all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack. One nurse, a third party contractor to a UN agency, was kidnapped. Two midwives, both female aid workers and supported by an INGO, were also kidnapped by the militant group. Other unconfirmed reports suggest that there may have been more abductions. This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.    Updates: 1. (Kidnapped/killed - Monday, September 17th, 2018) One of the kidnapped midwives was killed on or around September 17th. The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria called the act, "cowardly, heinous and despicable", which suggests that she was killed by assailants from Boko Haram while in captivity, although that has not been confirmed.   2. (Kidnapped/killed) - On October 16th, 2018 the ICRC confirmed that another female healthcare worker (midwife) that had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in March was executed by the group. She was 24 years old. 

Media
2408May12018Somalia100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.04693445.318162

One United Nations female staff member working for agency's immunization program was shot and killed by armed gunmen in Bakara market in the capital, Mogadishu. Although her duty station was in Baidoa town, she was off-duty in Mogadishu buying items for her upcoming wedding, according to a statement made by a family member. 

Media
2421Jun12018Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location

One female medical volunteer with an NGO was shot and killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza during a protest. According to witness reports and cellphone footage, the volunteer was moving with her hands up and identification card displayed toward a protestor who was close to the border fence and had been affected by tear gas. A preliminary IDF investigation stated that she was not specifically targeted in the attack.

Media
2423Jun12017Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown8.460555-11.779889

This was an unprovoked assault resulting from a spillover of violence from an earlier incident on a motorbike rider who was assigned to an INGO local staff member. The community youth had earlier accused the motorbike rider of assaulting an adolescent who threw an object at the motorbike. They tried to attack the motorbike rider, but he received protection in a police station. The youths decided to attack the INGO local staff member instead.

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
2454Sep12017South Sudan100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attack7.70918827.983474

One female UN national staff member walking to the office in Deraja Wau town in the morning and was attacked by two men. She was grabbed by the neck and forced to the ground in an effort to control her while they attempted to steal her bag. The woman was unable to call for help because she was being choked as she the man held her down. A passerby saw the incident and intervened. The female staff member sustained injuries during the attack. 

Focal Point
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
2569Jan12019Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.81035736.612625

One aid worker was abducted and killed during the week of January 1-6 (exact date unknown) in the Idleb region of Syria. Gender/organization/exact location unknown at this time. Information recieved from a public UN press briefing.

Media
2575Feb12019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.20210637.134258

One national male NGO volunteer was shot in Aleppo during the week of January 27 - February 2 (exact date unknown). He was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries on February 4, 2019.

Media
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
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
2626Nov12018Tanzania010000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.774820-16.360520

A female security guard at an INGO office was attacked by unidentified armed assailants and suffered knife injuries to her head and face.

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
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
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.

Official Report
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.

Official Report
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.

Archived
963Mar22009Sri Lanka100000010100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

One UN-contracted security guard was injured during a break-in attack.

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.

Focal Point
809Feb22009Sri Lanka020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later

Archived
709Jun22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.3089545.88296

1 NGO national staff assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Guri

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
703Jan22008Somalia002000110200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff machine operator killed and 1 INGO national staff guard wounded when compound attacked. Motive: robbery, several valuable items were stolen.

Archived
607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

4 INGO national staff and 1 UN national staff kidnapped by Somali gunmen.

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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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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922Feb22010Nicaragua010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO national staff wounded- no additional details provided.

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63Jan21999Angola100000100100001001ShootingUnknownRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when MONUA chartered plane shot down Jan 2.

Archived
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
1021Nov22010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome36.0400164.55122

An INGO staff member was abducted from in front of his private residence by unknown armed men. The abductors demanded a ransom from his family in exchange for his release, and did not indicate that they were politically or ideologically motivated. The man was released on 6 November. It is suspected, but not confirmed, that the family paid some form of ransom for his release.

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
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.

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995Aug22010Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.3481762.19967

1 female national staffer of an INGO attacked and stabbed with knife. Motive unclear

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727Jun22006Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome35.7569

1 INGO national staff member killed by small arms fire at their residence. According to the report, the victim was shot after returning from a party. The murdered staff member was a district program manager/ head of sub-office in Baghlan-e-Jadid district. Four suspected men (who accompanied the victim from the party to his home) were arrested by the police. A police investigation is ongoing

Archived
681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

2 INGO international staff and 1 UN international staff kidnapped: AOG abducted 6 persons

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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.

Official Report
487Nov22006Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff kidnapped when armed men attempted to kidnap eight national staff members at an IDP camp basic health care clinic in Kandahar province, Nov 2. Seven of the eight managed to escape. No parties have claimed responsibility.

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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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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.

Official Report
1298May22012Afghanistan020000000011022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.5195265.25094

An INGO international staff membre was killed in his room and another wounded when a group of four armed men raided the INGO compound.  Internationals were clearly targeted.

Official Report
1339Aug22012Pakistan000000020200002200Aerial bombardmentRaid34.150984871.7593219

Two staffers of a local NGO were injured when unknown assailants lobbed a grenade over the wall in their newly established compound

Official Report
1346Sep22012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.8213764.76505

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

Official Report
1347Sep22012Afghanistan002000020200002000Remote control VBIEDUnknownPublic location36.767.116667

An RCIED attached to a bike detonated next to the entrance to the Department of Information and Culture, injuring 7 local civilians (including 1 IO and 1 NGO staff member)

Official Report
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

A Turkish aid worker was wounded in the crossfire during an interclan firefight while traveling in Galkayo.

Media
1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome6.21755433.438353

A national staffer of an INGO was kidnapped by a group of armed rebels from his home and was later killed.

Media
1493Dec22012Chad100000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

One UN staff was attacked and killed in UN accommodation.

Official Report
1570Sep22013Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackProject site36.2161437.166897

A Syrian doctor was kidnapped from Sejou village where he was working and found killed one day later in Aleppo province.

Media
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
1631Jan22014Syrian Arab Republic050000000000555104KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.51722335.786359

Five international staffers of an INGO (Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish, and Swiss) were forcibly taken from the organization's residence in Northern Syria 'for questioning,' and have been out of contact since 2 January.  As a result, the organization closed some of its medical facilities in the area.  UPDATE: Three were released on 4 April and the remaining two on 14 May 2014. 

Media
1632Jan22014Cameroon200000001100112200KidnappingUnknownProject site4.97664714.042994

Two UN staff members were held against their will by refugees who believed the presence of the UN would prevent an attack by local villagers (the refugees feared a retaliatory attack as there was an altercation between the two parties on 1 January 2014).  One UN staff member was released on 3 January 2014, and the other on 4 January 2014. 

Official Report
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. 

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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
1824Sep22014Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown34.00233671.380977

A local NGO senior staff member was shot and killed while resisting a kidnap attempt. 

Official Report
1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

One ICRC worker was killed when a shell landed near the office.

Official Report
1925May22014Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.64305616.491944

Knife attack by three men on INGO and INGO partner staff member in bar.  The 2 men were taken to hospital for emergency care. 

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1940Jun22015Afghanistan090000900900009810ShootingRaidOffice/compound32.15083369.722222

Nine national staff members of an INGO were shot and killed in the early hours of June 2 by unknown assailants who stormed their housing complex in Zare (Balkh province). According to early news reports, two of the fatalities were guards protecting the housing complex, two were drivers for the organization and five were aid workers. The INGO has suspended activities in the country as a result of the attack. 

Media
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
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
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
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
2118Mar22015DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

Three INGO staff members were kidnapped on March 2nd by unknown assailants in North Kivu province. They were allegedly released a few days later according to a UN official who made a comment about the release via the agency's social media account. 

Media
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
2163Apr22016Iraq100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.31280644.361488

A UN agency national staff member was shot in his home on the outskirts of Bagdad on April 2nd. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. 

Official Report
2174Aug22016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

A volunteer for a local NGO was reportedly killed in a targeted attack while clearing unexploded ordnance in Aleppo. 

Media
2181Nov22016Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.59028069.761061

Two national staff members for a local NGO were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Uzbin Valley in Kabul province. It is unknown who the perpetrators were and whether they are part of an armed opposition group. 

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
2192Dec22016Honduras100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome14.657211-86.210767

One UN national staff member sustained multiple gunshot wounds when armed assailants assaulted him and a companion at their home. His companion (not counted here) died on the scene and he is in critical condition. 

Official Report
2282May22017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown9.88942032.718138

An INGO driver was shot by armed men when a UN-contracted NGO aid convoy delivering humanitarian supplies was attacked in Wulu, Rumbek. He was treated at the hospital. Another UN staff member was slightly injured in the attack (not counted here). 

Official Report
2366Mar22018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.62643436.103306

One volunteer was killed when he was hit by a stray bullet in Daraa, Syria. 

Media
2407May22018Somalia000100000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

 A female international staff member working for the ICRC was kidnapped from inside the organization's compound by armed men in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening. Local security authorities have called this an inside job and are investigating whether this incident involved a local private security firm that was staffing the compound. At least one guard is suspected of participating in the kidnapping. Information about any of the perpetrators cannot be confirmed at this time. The motive for the kidnapping is unknown and concern for the aid worker's safety have been expressed. Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab operates in Somalia and is active in Mogadishu. 

Media
2419Jun22018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound6.03820631.51063

One UN national staff member was stabbed in the neck with a knife by a security guard that may have been inebriated. The staff member had to be medically evacuated to Juba and is reportedly recovering from the attack. The security guard has been arrested.  

Official Report
2420Jun22018Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.51091868.903288

Six people, including one NGO staff member, were abducted by anti-government elements (group unknown) in Aliabad District in Kunduz Province. 

Official Report
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
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
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
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
2527Oct22018DR Congo002000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.14069229.335015

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded when community members attacked them while they were performing safe Ebola burials in Butembo. They were treated in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Media
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
2563Aug22018Bangladesh100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown21.501991.8922

The body of one UN international staff member was found by a fishing boat near Sonadia Island by Cox's Bazar on August 2 at 11:30am, after being missing since July 30. Cause of death has not been released but local authorities arrested two individuals in connection with the murder as the investigation continues. 

Focal Point
2574Feb22019South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location6.19676331.624554

One male UN national staff was assaulted by a group of four perpetrators near the University in Bor. According to reports, the assailants harassed and attacked the staff member because of percieved foreign ties and this link to 'stealing' jobs from nationals. The staff's minor injuries were treated at the UNMISS medical facility. 

Official Report
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
2695Jun22019South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.212531.560833

One female INGO staff member was physically assualted by a male colleague national staff at the Bor PoC site. The assault reportedly occured because the female staff refused demands to medically treat the male colleague's wife. UNPOL arrested the male staff member and the female staff's injuries were treated at the INGO clinic. 

Official Report
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
1075Jul32010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.65481543.94099815

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

Focal Point
795Aug32008Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed in Kaikuny, 3 August 2008.

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695Apr32008Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1626

1 INGO national staff injured when three armed men entered the compound, punched and kicked a member of staff to force him to hand over valuables and then locked him in his room.

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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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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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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
796Aug32008Somalia001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed.

Focal Point
394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff shot dead outside residence in by masked men, Oct 3. Unknown motive.

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114May32000Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mogadishu, May 3.

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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

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972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

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778Sep32008Indonesia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff was the victim of a 'major assault' and hospitalized . Motive deemed 'personal'.

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160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

1 IFRC national staff killed with signs of torture in Aceh.

Archived
964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by EDF military forces for carrying a VHF radio.

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324Oct32004DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Goma, Oct 3.

Official Report
141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
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
986Jul32010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3465

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

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
791Apr32008Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

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

Focal Point
648Nov32008Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped by gunmen off a neighborhood street Monday; released on 3 December.

516Apr32007Afghanistan050000003300225311KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

2 INGO international (French) staff and 3 national staff (cook, driver and bodyguard) kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Nimroz province, April 3; he two internationals released April 28 and May 11; 3 nationals released May 27.

Archived
231May32003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3.

Focal Point
1117Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome36.8275766.27988

One national NGO staff member (an assistant doctor) was stabbed and killed by armed men who entered his house. The men also beat his wife into unconsciousness. It is thought that this incident was the result of a personal dispute. 

Official Report
1124Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9674468.9492

1 NGO deminer was abducted and later beheaded by a group of four members of an armed opposition group. He was employed by the NGO and was spending his leave in his home village. 

Official Report
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. 

Official Report
1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

One refugee male day worker was severely assaulted during a riot at the INGO's compound.

Focal Point
1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

A national staff of an INGO was kidnapped in Port au Prince and held for two days

Focal Point
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
1280Apr32011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.191621431.604875

A UN national staff member was injured by blows to the head with a bottle in a non-work-related incident

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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
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
1458Jul32013Afghanistan003000003300003210KidnappingRaidProject site34.04267862.169768

Two NGO national staff members and a hired driver were conducting a road mission when they were abducted by unknown armed men. UPDATE: All three were released from captivity, with the assistance of community elders on 12 July 2013.

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
1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

One INGO staffer was beaten with an iron bar and received treatment from MSF Holland at their medical facility. 

Focal Point
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

One UN staff member sustained injuries during a fight with three robbers at his home.

Official Report
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
1605Nov32013Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackOffice/compound33.99188271.498232

A security guard was injured when unknown individuals hurled a hand grenade inside an INGO guest house.  Staff was relocated to Islamabad.

Official Report
1633Jan32014Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.79582544.077254

A national polio worker contracted by the UN was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab near Buur Hakaba.  It appears that Al Shabaab believed those associated with the polio campaign to be spies.  

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
1782Feb32013Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.41629741.215314

One national INGO social worker was injured during an altercation with a group of Syrian refugees.  There was a disagreement concerning service delivery between the social worker and one of the Syrian refugees, and more than 25 other Syrian refugees became involved. The social worker and one of the refugees were hospitalized. 

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
1804Aug32014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.28823134.253606

One UN guard was killed during an air strike in Rafah in southern Gaza. 

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
1879Jun32014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown34.73083338.998105

One Syrian Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further information is available at this time.

Official Report
1895Aug32013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011010UnknownUnknownPublic location35.95941138.998105

An American aid worker was killed in Raqqa, Syria on February 6th, 2015. She was initially kidnapped by militants on August 3rd, 2013. ISIS militants alledge that she was killed in retaliatory Jordanian airstrikes on Raqqa. The circumstances surrounding her death are contested by administration officials in the Jordanian and American governments, who believe that the aid worker was killed by ISIS. 

Official Report
1907Apr32015Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Landmine UnknownPublic location35.93333336.633333

Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers, one from the Idlib branch and one from the Maaret al-Nouman sub-branch, were killed by a UXO while retrieving bodies of the deceased from near the SARC Idlib branch and preparing shelters for people fleeing from the fighting in the city.

Media
1908Apr32015Yemen002000200200002200ShootingUnknownPublic location12.845.033333

Two brothers volunteering for a local branch of the Yemen Red Crescent Society were shot dead in the southern port city of Aden while evacuating wounded people to an ambulance.

Media
1910Mar32015Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.92712966.141526

Five aid workers were shot and killed, weeks after being abducted in Trinkot, Uruzgan province. The kidnapping occurred on March 3rd by armed gunmen alledgedly belonging to the Taliban, even though no group has yet claimed the attack. The bodies of the five aid workers were discovered in Chanarto district on April 10th. 

Media
1920Oct32014Philippines010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.251793125.00648

A national staff member was stabbed several times and declared dead on arrive at the hospital. The suspect was apprehended. 

Focal Point
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

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

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
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
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
2088May32016Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.556359-72.259967

A UN staff member was stabbed in his car by two armed suspects. The victim managed to defend and drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

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
2241Apr32017Yemen070000007700007205KidnappingRaidUnknown13.97209344.162534

Five aid workers and two contracted drivers were detained in Ibb by rebel forces that raided the hotel that the aid workers were in. They were all released on April 3rd but it is unknown how long they were held. 

Media
2308Aug32017Central African Republic00100001000100000100010ShootingRaidProject site5.03333323.25

Ten Red Cross volunteers were killed in Gambo, Central African Republic. According to a Red Cross media statement, the volunteers were participating in a crisis meeting at a medical center when they were attacked. 

Media
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
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
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
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. 

Focal Point
2629Oct32018Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingRaidProject site36.131765.5540

Four national NGO staff were abucted while conducting an assessment of a drought response project in Sayyad district, of Sar-e-pol province. Seven staff members were orginally abducted in the incident, with three being released after several hours. The remaining four staff members were released 2 days later. 

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928Nov42009Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff wounded when shot while on a motorbike- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
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
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.

Focal Point
876Aug42009Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Media
833Apr42009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

2 INGO international (1 French, 1 Canadian) staff kidnapped. 2 INGO national staff kidnapped and released the same day (not included). The internationals (both female) held for 26 days. The workers were snatched on Saturday night from the group's offices south of South Darfur's capital Nyala and around 100 kilometres (65 miles) from the border with Chad. One of the kidnappers, who refused to give his name, named his group as the "Falcons for the Liberation of Africa", saying it was composed of former rebels and members of Arab tribes in Darfur. He said a French group had been targetted to "send a message to the French government to try the people who kidnapped children from Chad."

Archived
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.

Archived
1207Apr42007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained serious injuries when four unknown armed men raided the compound in Umm Dukhum in West Darfur, April 4.

Archived
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.

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.

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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
547Jun42007Sri Lanka002000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown6.6804880.401919

2 national RC workers who had been abducted by gunmen claiming to be police in Colombo, have been shot dead. The bodies of the two men were found in Ratnapura district, about 100km (60 miles) south-east of Colombo. 

Focal Point
466Aug42006Sri Lanka01700001700170000170017ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.571181.2335

17 INGO national staffers shot execution-style in Muttur in their offices, August 4.

Archived
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
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).

Archived
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.

Archived
81Aug41999Sierra Leone200000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

2 UN international staff among 33 from UN group kidnapped by AFRC faction Aug 4 and released Aug 11.

Archived
105Mar42000Rwanda100000000010011100ShootingAmbushUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

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

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
753Oct42007Mali012000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.7719091-3.0087272

1 INGO national staff and 2 national staff of partner NGOs were abducted. Found after a 3-day search and released, the vehicle was stolen

Archived
946Jun42009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-1.1666736.83333

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by armed robbers while traveling in Kinungi.

Focal Point
273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff wounded when shot three times at their residence, Dec 4.

Archived
267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
108Apr42000DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.405586629.1375509

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

Archived
208Dec42002Congo000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.112151713.51292867

1 ICRC international staff and 1 national staff kidnapped by members of Ninja group in the Bouenza region on Dec 4 and released Dec 29.

Archived
862Aug42009Chad020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown12.6666721.9

1 INGO international (Greek) staff and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Chad; national staff released after 2 days; Intl released a month later.

Media
469Aug42006Chad010000000001011000Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

1 INGO international staff assaulted and hospitalized after their compound in Guereda was robbed by armed men, Aug. 4. Two other intl staff were assaulted but not hospitalized (not counted here).

Archived
1081Jan42011Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.734467469.533301

A national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded by two uknown individuals riding on a motorcycle. The perpetrators approached a group of 5-6 people, including the staff member, as they were walking, and fired a single shot.

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
856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

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

Archived
832Apr42009Afghanistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.2394770.30154

1 NGO national staff district manager of a microfinance project staying overnight at the NGO district office suffered fatal stab wounds. No money or valuables were kept on site and it is understood that there was no evidence of any theft or damage to property. No further details are known.

Archived
769Jan42008Afghanistan010000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location33.9391167.709953

1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing.

Focal Point
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
374Jun42005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62776165.901625

1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4.

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
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.

Media
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.

Focal Point
1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

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

Focal Point
1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

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

Focal Point
1268Dec42011South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.78503533.002909

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

Focal Point
1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

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

Focal Point
1324Jul42012Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.6897166.55116

Two national NGO vaccinators of a local NGO were approached by two armed men, who severely assaulted one of the vaccinators, leaving him with severe but non-life threatening injuries. The motive is reportedly a personal dispute between the victim and the perpetrators.

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
1340Aug42012Sudan100000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad1131

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

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
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

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

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.

Archived
1423May42013DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.18362329.448832

One INGO staffer was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

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
1506Nov42012Somalia008000080800008008Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03681745.337338

8 NGO staff were injured in a complex attack with small arms fire and two suicide bombers. The target location was the Village Restaurant near Amira Hotel which is popular with politicians, diasporas and other important stakeholders of Mogadishu. 

Official Report
1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84877531.508604

One NGO staff member was assaulted and robbed by four young men.

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
1616Nov42012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010UnknownUnknownPublic location33.47122736.303878

An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. 

Official Report
1655Mar42014Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.46466969.119684

An INGO national staff sustained injuries when he was robbed and stabbed by three robbers. 

Official Report
1679Jun42013Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location11.12351422.961818

One national INGO staff member was killed due to fighting between two tribal groups.

Focal Point
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

One INGO staff member was beaten by Seleka members at a checkpoint.  

Focal Point
1706Jul42013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.5501244.066165

One INGO national staff member was attacked by a gang and suffered a knife wound to the hand.

Focal Point
1765Jun42014Libyan Arab Jamahiriya000100000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.20656716.583324

The head of the ICRC mission in Misrata, while leaving a meeting and walking to his vehicle, was shot and killed when masked gunmen in a car with tinted windows opened fire.  The staff member later died in a nearby hospital.

Official Report
1783Jul42014Pakistan010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

One female INGO staff member, while exercising at a cricket club, was attacked by an unknown man, who broke her arm and attempted to drag her to an overgrown area.  The staff member was able to scream, at which point the assailant left as others came to help her. 

Official Report
1805Aug42014South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound9.94535733.809026

One INGO worker was pulled out of the INGO vehicle and shot and killed, allegedly by the Mabanese Defense Forces.  It appears that the killing was related to the individual's ethnicity. 

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
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
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
1984Jul42015South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.87699231.306979

A UN contracted truck driver was shot in Wullu while showering. The driver had to stop in Wullu for a few days because of bad local road conditions. He died as a result of his injuries.

Official Report
2032Dec42015South Sudan200000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidHome4.85190531.554888

Two UN agency staff members were attacked in their home by approximately 5 men. The assailants were reportedly armed with clubs and rifles. One staff member was beaten and the other sustained stab wounds to the palm of their hand. The robbers fled with money, personal items and a UN vehicle. The two staff members were treated in the hospital for their injuries. 

Official Report
2053Nov42015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.85936331.57125

A national staff driver for an INGO was assaulted by local security forces because they believed that he was carrying supplies for opposition forces. He was detained but released on the same day. 

Official Report
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
2131Aug42015Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.12452922.959498

A female INGO worker required medical attention after being assaulted by a man who was also carrying a gun.

Focal Point
2218Jan42017Mali000100100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.263981-0.027987

One security guard working for the ICRC was shot and killed during an altercation with two men on a motorcycle in Gao. 

Official Report
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
2244Nov42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One contracted guard for an INGO was beaten and taken to hospital after an armed incursion on the office compound. The perpetrator was trying to break into the finance office. Some cellphones and cash were stolen. 

Focal Point
2245Jan42016Afghanistan300000000003033003Vehicle-born IEDRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

Three international UN staff members required medical attention after a vehicle-borne IED exploded outside a guest house. Several other staff (not counted here) were also slightly injured but did not require medical assistance. 

Focal Point
2258Dec42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.20165632.157575

One male national staff member was assaulted and beaten with sticks by his brother while at the market as a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2314Sep42017Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.53903621.991001

One INGO staff member is in critical condition after being stabbed by a person reportedly affiliated with the ex-Seleka faction, the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance. The incident took place in front of a hospital in Bria and the motive for the attack is unknown. 

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
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
2367Jan42017Somalia100000010100001100BombingRaidOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

At least one guard for a UN agency was severely wounded when a car bomb exploded in the organization's garage. The security guard is a Somali national. Al-Shabaab reportedly took responsibility for the attack. Three additional security guards were injured in the attack (not currently counted here because the information on the additional guards could not be verified).

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
2663Nov42018Cameroon010000000001011001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.313.4

Two international INGO staff were assaulted and robbed of their phones. One staff member was hit by a perpetrator and required stitches on the wound. 

Focal Point
2674Sep42018Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.613333-90.535278

One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being attacked with a knife during an argument with an unknown individual, in Guatemala City.

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
2687Nov42018Afghanistan010000001100001100Kidnap-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.

Focal Point
2699Jun42018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.97916733.75

One male national INGO guard was injured after being assaulted during an attempted robbery of the INGO office in Maban. The staff member received medical attention for a laceration on his hand.

Focal Point
1066Jun52010Sudan200000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

Focal Point
960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

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

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952Oct52009Somalia200000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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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

Archived
714Oct52008Somalia000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome3.11666743.65

1 ICRC national staff guard killed when unidentified man hurled a hand grenade to a house of international organization

Focal Point
650Nov52008Somalia040000000000444130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound547

Four INGO international (2 French, 1 Bulgarian and 1 Belgian) staff and 2 Kenyan pilots (not included) kidnapped when a group of 40-50 militiamen with 3 technicals and 3 cars stormed the airstrip, after EC Flight (D-228) landed and finished offloading, taken hostages who were waiting to board the plane destined to Nairobi the two pilots. The INGO guards apparently did not try to repel the attackers and there were suspicions of a possible INGO connection with the kidnappers. Preliminary information indicates that a non-highly ideological Al-Shabab group would be behind the kidnapping.

Focal Point
882Oct52009Pakistan900000440810019324Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

Four UN national staff and 1 UN international (Iraqi) staff killed and 4 UN national staff seriously injured in Taliban suicide attack on offices.

Media
954Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.28823134.253606

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
875Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff killed in his house in Gaza, 5 January.

Official Report
956May52010Iraq100000010100001010Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

Focal Point
414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped, Dec 5; later released.

Archived
910Mar52010Haiti020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

2 INGO international (Belgian, Czech) staff kidnnaped and held for five days. The two were grabbed, with their Haitian driver (not included), in the Petionville area of the city, but the driver was released a short time later.

Media
152Jul52001Central African Republic100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

1 UN international (French) staff killed in C.A.R., July 5.

Archived
792Apr52008Burundi100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff shot and injured during a robbery attack at his private residence.

Focal Point
151Jul52001Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-12.776539215.7320468

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

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
1036Dec52010Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.5938264.37161

Two members of armed opposition groups riding on a motorbike opened fire at a local national working with an INGO that has a profile and conducts activities that differ from typical NGO's as an interpreter. The victim later died of his wounds in the hospital.

Official Report
1002Sep52010Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 national staff driver of demining NGO shot and killed

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
857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

Archived
736Mar52008Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

A NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown armed persons.

Archived
488Nov52006Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

5 NGO national staff kidnapped in Paktya province, Nov 5. No parties have claimed responsibility.

Official Report
334Dec52004Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Kabul, Dec 5.

Archived
1125Jun52011Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.8213764.76505

A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and later released due to the interventions of local elders.  

Official Report
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.

Media
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

A UN national staff member was injured in a grenade attack in a restaurant in Kebridehar.

Archived
1285Apr52012Afghanistan010000010100001001Body-borne IEDIndividual attackUnknown36.8060670.10436

A national staffer of an INGO was inured when a BBIED detonated against a pro-government Militia commander. The blast killed 2 people--including the commander--and injured an additional 16 (including one of the commander’s bodyguards, 1 ANP and 1 local employee of an INGO)

Official Report
1341Aug52012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.6080268.68027

A national staff member of an NGO was abducted and beaten by four armed men who knew of his NGO affiliation and demanded ransom. He was released folowing intervention from local community leaders.

Official Report
1369Dec52012Afghanistan030000002200113300KidnappingUnknownRoad34.47841869.76002

Three INGO staff (an international doctor, a national doctor, and a national staffer) were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling north on a secondary road towards Surobi town. They were held until 8 December, when negotiations led to the release of the 2 local staff, and an IMF operation forcibly rescued the foreign doctor.  

Official Report
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

A UN aid worker was kidnapped from his home by gunmen in Baidoa.

Media
1381Jan52013Pakistan002000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.19024271.76248

Two local NGO staff (one programme coordinator and a driver) were shot and killed in a bazaar.  Investigation is ongoing, but the NGO has termed the violence work related.

Archived
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

An INGO worker was assaulted and robbed, sustaining serious injuries.

Official Report
1438Apr52013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome35.32029964.811138

Armed individuals shot and killed an INGO staff member in front of his residence due to a family dispute.

Official Report
1447Jun52013Kenya001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad0.12756734.278379

An aid agency worker was killed and dumped in a bush in Rarieda, Siaya County. Police stated that an investigation has been launched. UPDATE: She was on her way to buy a plot of land, and this was assessed as a criminal matter, unrelated to her status as an aid worker.

Media
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
1482Jan52012Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome11.278479849.1799522

One national staff member was accidentally shot in her chest by police, after firing the shot at the ground, while they interviewed her in her home regarding a criminal incident.

Focal Point
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
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
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

An INGO staff member was stabbed and killed by the son of the mayor of Faizabad.  

Official Report
1621Dec52013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.36169818.555975

One off-duty INGO national staff member was shot and killed by armed intruders at his home.  The attack seems to have been religiously motivated.

Focal Point
1622Dec52013Yemen000004110220024310Complex attackRaidPublic location15.35202744.212945

Two Germans and one Yemeni co-worker were killed and one Yemeni co-worker was wounded in an attack by Al Qaeda-linked militants on the Yemeni defense ministry complex (two additional staff were present but unhurt). The German staff were in the hospital due to medical treatment. The complex was targeted because it supposedly accommodated drone control rooms and American experts.  Over 50 people were killed and over 160 injured in the attack.  

Official Report
1675Sep52013Armenia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome40.18238744.511848

One INGO staff member was beaten by a group of unknown men in Yerevan.  He was subsequently hospitalized and required surgery.

Focal Point
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
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
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
1817Aug52014South Sudan020000101200002200ShootingIndividual attackHome9.94512233.809215

One INGO staff member was killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces at his home and another staffer, also hiding in the house, was abducted.  It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third staffer, also hiding in the house, managed to get away. 

Official Report
1876Dec52014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62527836.106111

1 Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty.

Official Report
1919Aug52014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.697538.956667

A national staff member was kidnapped and detained in Tell Abyad by ISIS and then transfered to Ar-Raqqa. The staff member was released on August 30, 2014.

Focal Point
1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

Two UN-contracted truck drivers were kidnapped while off-loading provisions from their truck by anti-government elements (AGE). AGE elements assaulted the truck drivers and forced them to reload the truck before taking the trucks and drivers to an unknown location. The drivers were released with the trucks (but not the commodities) after three days of negotiations with community leaders.  

Focal Point
1965Apr52015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.418669932.8450649

One INGO national staff member was shot in the Kassengor area along the border of Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei. 

Official Report
2026Jun52015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site32.59330813.055329

Two aidworkers working for a UN implementing partner were kidnapped in the  al-Shwayrif area, while delivering humanitarian assistance. They were released on on November 12th, 2015 after 5 months of captivity. 

Official Report
2100Jun52016Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

A demining team (UN agency partner) was attacked by anti-government elements during a range clearing operation. AGE set fire to seven vehicles and abducted the team leader. 

Official Report
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
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
2182Nov52016Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome13.71666723.283333

An INGO security guard was abducted, along with two other people (not counted here), from their residence in the Tombasi area of El Fasher. There is no further information about the perpetrators or their motives. 

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
2210Nov52016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

One UN staff member was killed when a gunman opened fire at a club where patrons were watching a football game. Media reports state that the assailant may have been inebriated and initially turned away from the club because he could not pay the entry fee. Other civilians were also killed in the attack (not counted here). 

Official Report
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
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
2396Apr52018Myanmar001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.94593597.959286

One male NGO volunteer was shot and killed in southeastern Kayin state. According to reports and a statement by the NGO, the volunteer was returning home on the back of a motorbike from a meeting to help organize humanitarian relief for displaced villagers when he was shot by a Burmese soldier. 

Media
2409May52018Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location35.35953270.859562

One NGO female aid worker in Wama district was shot and killed when an Afghan National Police officer fired his weapon at a group of NGO workers and then fled the scene. Further details about this incident and the motive are unavailable at this time. 

Official Report
2487Nov52017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location10.01692129.974053

One male national INGO aid worker in Ajoung Thok was assaulted by a robber armed with a machete just outside the organization's compound. His personal items were stolen from him during the attack. 

Focal Point
2558Jan52019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.300804 18.288171

One male INGO staff member was shot by a group of armed men who entered the INGO compound in Batangafo by force and demanded to see the field coordinator. Once their request was denied, the group opened fire shooting the staff member. They then fired an RPG and fled. MINUSCA responded and transported the injured staff member to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Seven INGO staff members were transported out of the compound to an temporary location for security. 

Official Report
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
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
2677Feb52019DR Congo000001010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.483329.45

One Ebola response team member was assaulted and injured when a group of local residents clashed with aid workers after the transfer of an Ebola case to Tako villiage in Beni Territory. The organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding. 

Official Report
40Mar61998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed March 6.

Archived
1109May62009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

An INGO contracted driver was taken by two armed persons together with two vehicles and released by perpetrators four days later.

Official Report
1083Jan62011Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.32944425.08565623

An INGO national staff member was attacked, stabbed and killed by an unknown group at his boarding place.

Official Report
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.

Archived
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
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.

Archived
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
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
927Oct62009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff of a partner organization abducted in a local dispute- held one night after the issue was resolved through local jirgas- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
675Jan62009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown31.477287134.3215106

1 INGO national staff of a local NGO partner was killed in an aerial bombing in Gaza. Violence halted most of the INGO's aid distribution in Gaza Strip.

Focal Point
207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

2 UN national staff in Bureij Camp, Gaza Strip by IDF operations .

Archived
774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO international staff abducted by 'disgruntled beneficiary' and held for two days.

Focal Point
818Mar62009Mozambique003000300300003003UnknownMob violenceUnknown-15.1164639.2666

3 national Red Cross workers killed by mobs accusing them of deliberately infecting water sources with the agent that causes cholera. They were, in fact, disinfecting the water with chlorine.

Archived
1216Dec62008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-19.828706834.8417821

1 UN national staff in Mozambique injured during a armed robbery attack in Beira.

Focal Point
481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
885Nov62009Indonesia000010000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown497

1 IFRC international (German) staff wounded in a drive-by shooting. Motivation unclear.

Media
126Sep62000Indonesia300000000030033300UnknownRaidUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 UN internationals killed by mob in W. Timor.

Official Report
943May62009DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown-11.658034727.4975973

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by army soldiers.

Focal Point
234Jun62003DR Congo100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot, June 6.

Archived
939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

1 INGO female national staff stabbed in arm by unknown attackers.

Media
934Jun62010Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location13.83305620.834722

1 INGO international (Swiss/British) staff kidnapped while leaving a restaurant in Abeche. Also taken were a Congolese colleague and national staff driver, who were released shortly after (so not counted here) east of Abeche. The international staff was released 9 days later.

Media
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
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
1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

Armed groups occupied a governmental clinic, which is supported by an NGO, and abducted the guard on duty. They appear to have used the clinic as a base.

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
950Apr62009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.8429569.15188

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
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
732Sep62007Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownRaidHome31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men entered the victim's home.

Archived
1209Dec62006Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownProject site33.4189769.12144

2 NGO national staff were snatched by unidentified armed men in Paktia's Zurmat district on, Wednesday Dec 6. The men were visiting a hospital that the aid group runs in the area.

Archived
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.

Focal Point
1129Jul62011Afghanistan006000402600006204Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.6357262.46545

Two national staff of a demining NGO were abducted on 6 July and released on 10 July. Four national NGO staff were also killed during this incident (three shot and one beheaded). 

Official Report
1185Dec62011South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

A national contractor of the UN was shot and killed when an unknown perpetrator broke into his residence.  It is suspected the motive was robbery.

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
1270Sep62009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown0.124969429.2919545

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Butembo by unidentified armed men at 10 p.m. on 6 September.

Focal Point
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
1289Feb62012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome34.2270670.14675

Masked gunmen broke into the home of a man working as a cook in the local NGO-run Khogyani district hospital, and shot the man, leaving him with one bullet wound to the stomach. The man was taken injured to the Nangarhar public health hospital where his condition is stable.

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
1388Jan62013Afghanistan001000100100001001Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location31.004866.397653

One national NGO staff member was killed , along with six others, when two suicide bombers detonated their body-borne IEDs after shooting their way inside district council building

Official Report
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
1451Jun62013Pakistan002000110200002020ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.01116371.568895

One polio vaccinator was killed and another injured when they were attacked by two gunmen on a motorcycle.  The UN agency running the vaccination campaign in Peshawar temporarily suspended operations as a result.

Official Report
1478Jun62012South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.847201731.5951655

One national staff driver for an INGO was ambushed by unknown persons in town, beaten, and some items stolen.

Focal Point
1503Mar62012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.99422571.496985

One staff member of an LNGO was shot when he resisted two robbers who stole his laptop.

Official Report
1548Dec62012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound26.823447218.1236723

Male national staffer was severely beaten with metal pipe while at work premises.

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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
1590Oct62013South Sudan200000000002022002Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.83991131.611074

Two UN staff members were severely assaulted and sustained multiple stab wounds at the vicinity of their compound in the evening. They were admitted into a hospital for treatment.  

Official Report
1601Nov62013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.92702766.142532

An off-duty NGO staff member was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen.   

Official Report
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

One NGO staff member suffered gunshot wounds when the NGO was robbed by gunmen.

Official Report
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.

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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
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

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

Official Report
1767Jun62014Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown12.91112922.806256

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded by an armed man, who proceeded to steal his motorbike.

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
1822Sep62014DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownRaidHome-1.65850129.220455

One national UN staff member was injured by armed robbers when returning home with his wife.  The UN staff member is in stable condition at the hospital.  It is suspected that the robbers were members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).

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
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.

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1945Aug62014Syrian Arab Republic500000230500005500Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad35.33640.145

A convoy of trucks with provisions were hit by a large explosion on their way to Deir Ezzor city. Two truck drivers subcontracted by the UN were killed by the exposion and 3 were injured.

Focal Point
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

One UN partner was kidnapped by anti-government elements while monitoring a program in Isfandeh village, Ghazni city.  He was released on 9th July 2014 after tribal leaders were involved in the negotiations for his release.

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1968Apr62014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

A Syrian Red Cross volunteer died in the line of duty. Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC. Further details were not available.

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1991Jul62015Pakistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome30.21915666.995823

A staff member of a local NGO was found dead in his apartment with stab wounds. 

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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
2031Dec62015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

An INGO was killed by a stray bullet when coming out of his residence to investigate the sounds of gunfire, which were being fired at a motorist.

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
2042Apr62016Somalia020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.40841648.483724

Two INGO staff members were stabbed with a knife by a civilian over a land dispute. 

Official Report
2286Jul62016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location5.425930.3858

On 06th July 2016 at Mundri Centre a UN-contracted truck driver was shot dead for an unknown reason while his truck had been parked overnight. The truck was transporting food commodities from Uganda to Wunrok but the cargo remained intact.

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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.

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2121Oct62015Sudan010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome13.44789822.464908

A female national staff member for a INGO was shot in the leg and robbed while at home. 

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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. 

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2161Sep62016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.57756928.398784

An INGO national staff member and his family were shot and killed by an armed perpetrator who had broken into their home in Yambio town. 

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2217Oct62016Kenya020000200200002002Complex attackRaidOffice/compound3.93563941.855116

Two INGO aid workers were killed during an attack in Mandera, Kenya. Al-Shabaab was reportedly responsible for the attack even though no group officially claimed responsibility. The initial attack targeted a residential guest house early on Thursday morning. Four other civilians were also killed (not counted here).

Official Report
2221Jan62017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

Four armed men broke in an INGO compound and were spotted by the site security guards. One of the guards was injured by a shot fired by one of the assailants. The security guard was taken to the hospital and then medically evacuated to another facility for further treatment.  

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
2274Dec62016Pakistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown34.20011472.050801

A female INGO aid worker was murdered by her husband as she was filing for divorce. 

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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
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
2385Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51374236.347101

One national male volunteer was killed during air strikes in Ein Tarma, Eastern Ghouta. 

Media
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
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
2468Jul62017Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome30.17984066.974973

One UN national staff member, on leave from work at the time, was shot dead at his home in Quetta by a 9mm handgun. A security guard watching the premises was also killed. Both were shot multiple times. 

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2496Jun62018South Sudan001000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.80724929.678888

One female national NGO staff member was assaulted by two men after she had inquired whether he was a boda-boda driver available for hire. She was beaten and left unconscious on the side of the road. Some passerby assisted her and she was admitted to the hospital.  

Official Report
2500Jun62018Syrian 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
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
2604Oct62018Afghanistan010000100100001010ShootingMob violencePublic location34.482366.2724

One female national INGO staff member was shot due to crossfire during a mob incident and later died in the hospital on October 6, 2018. The mob reportedly erupted as the group tried to prevent the arrest of a local commander by the military. 

Focal Point
693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

1 INGO national staff was arrested and hospitalized after beaten by police.

Archived
89Oct71999Tajikistan010000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

1 INGO international staffer killed Oct 7.

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
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.

Archived
1220Mar72008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One UN national staff injured while being attacked by a civilian in southern Sudan.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Official Report
704Jan72008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff driver shot and killed by two men armed with pistols. The motive for the incident has not yet been established.

Archived
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.

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.

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.

Archived
511Feb72007Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownUnknownOffice/compound34.572

2 INGO national staff wounded when a bomb exploded in the residential compound in Pakistan's earthquake hit area.

Archived
174Mar72002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.3103735.02863

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Tulkarem, West Bank, March 7.

Archived
1084Jan72011Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location13.513662.1098

An international staff (French) of an INGO was killed along with another French man (not employed by the INGO) less than 24 hours after being kidnapped by suspected members of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb. The two men were dining in a restaurant when they were approached at their table by four armed men. Niger's national guard and a French surveillance plane followed the vehicle and launched an attack, but the kidnapped men were killed.

Media
759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

Focal Point
957Mar72009Liberia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.26752-10.70908

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by police.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
318Sep72004Iraq040000002200224130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

Two INGO international (Italian) staff and two national staff were kidnapped from their office.  All four were released three weeks later, on 28 September 2004.

Media
251Aug72003DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

1 INGO national staff killed in South Kivu, Aug 7.

Archived
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
266Nov72003Burundi100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

One UN national staff shot and killed in his home, Nov 7.

Archived
1055Aug72010Bangladesh010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad22.8151395589.44492672

1 local employee of an INGO was given food to eat by criminals traveling in the guise of passengers while on a bus. He became unconscious and had to be hospitalised. His mobile phone and cash were stolen.

Focal Point
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
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
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
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

Archived
375Jun72005Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown assailants in Ghazni, June 7. According to report, killing was to set an example and deter others from working with NGOs.

Focal Point
284Mar72004Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
250Aug72003Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

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

Archived
1118Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.2270670.14675

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

Official Report
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.

Official Report
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. 

Official Report
1126Jun72011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.767.116667

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

Official Report
1152Sep72011Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1626

One national staff of an NGO was injured and subsequently died when he was shot by two armed men who entered his house and tried to steal a vehicle at gunpoint. 

Official Report
1259Sep72011Syrian Arab Republic003000030300003300ShootingUnknownRoad34.73083336.709444

Three volunteer EMTs were wounded by bullets when their ambulance came under fire during hostilities in Homs.  Not clear if it was targeted or hit by crossfire.

Focal Point
1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

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
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

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

Official Report
1483Jan72012Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location16.347124347.8915271

One national staff member was kidnapped while on public transportation. The motive was personal - they wanted to secure the release of a family member held by a tribal leader. He was released 2 days on 9 January.

Focal Point
1572Sep72013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.25964229.800035

One UN staff member was assaulted by three persons who allegedly disguised themselves as visitors at his residence in Kalibalak, Bentiu. He was evacuated to the hospital.

Official Report
1574Sep72013Central African Republic020000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.49123917.45499

During an evacuation, two national staffers of an INGO were killed in transit while returning to base from a construction site in the area of Bossangoa.

Focal Point
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
1598Nov72013Haiti002000100101012110Bodily assaultRaidProject site18.53249872.333064

One international worker was injured and one national worker killed during an armed break-in at an orphanage. Three burglars assaulted them with a hammer and demanded money.  The national worker was an unarmed security guard who died protecting the international staff member. 

Media
1624Dec72013South Sudan010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.57731328.39885

A security guard for an INGO compound was attacked by an armed intruder.  The guard was hospitalized and is in stable condition.

Official Report
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

One UN contractor de-mining staff member was abducted by unknown gunmen in Musa Qala District. 

Official Report
1634Jan72014Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.21288337.164151

Three local staff of an INGO were killed during a mortar attack. 

Media
1656Mar72014Afghanistan100000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDUnknownPublic location32.27012265.049756

A UN-contracted deminer, along with two civilians, was killed by an IED fixed to a motorcycle. 

Official Report
1680Sep72013El Salvador000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.692667-89.218216

One international consultant was shot and killed as he was withdrawing money from a bank.

Focal Point
1686Jun72013South Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93981533.809694

Three INGO staff members were tied up and beaten by drunk SPLA members for refusing to pay a bribe. 

Focal Point
1699Apr72014Lebanon001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.54169833.541698

One aid worker was killed during clashes at a Palestinian camp in southern Lebanon.

Media
1742Sep72013Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad33.78649866.714834

Two UN-contracted drivers were severely beaten by local community members for giving a ride to two women who were allegedly running away from their families.  Both drivers were hospitalized and warned not to give rides to non-UN personnel. 

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
1837Oct72014Pakistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDUnknownHome34.56442271.254501

One UN polio worker was killed in an IED explosion. Two others (not counted) were also killed in the attack.

Official Report
1847Dec72013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.98324444.283339

An INGO-contracted driver was shot and kiled by an unidentified gunman.

Official Report
1851Sep72013Somalia010000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.03283645.33976

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
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
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
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
1917Jul72014Tanzania010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-4.3920732.898681

A local national security guard was assaulted and shot in the leg when armed robbers broke into the premises of the INGO office. The guard was knocked unconscious and the robbers stole the cash box. 

Focal Point
1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver and two passengers in a water supply truck were attacked en-route within their project site when they stopped. A group of people on the road attacked them after an altercation, which resulted in the physical assault of the passenger. The driver and secondary passenger managed to run away with minor injuries (not counted here). 

Focal Point
1927Dec72014DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

A national staff member's home was raided by 4 men, who shot him in the leg and kidnapped his daughter (not counted in AWSD). She was later released after being sexually assaulted. 

Focal Point
2023Oct72015South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad3.59719632.059253

One national UN staff member was shot at while driving home in his personal vehicle. He was with a relative at the time and both managed to escape. He was taken to the hospital where he recieved treatment for an injury resulting from the car's glass window that broke on impact with the bullet.

Official Report
2024Nov72015Burundi100000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location-3.36137829.359878

A UN national staff member and a NGO staff member was shot and killed when armed men opened fired on them and other customer's at an establishment.

Official Report
2061Feb72016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad8.80432.6906

A health worker for an INGO was shot and killed while traveling between Ying and Rirnyang in Ulang County.

Official Report
2089May72016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.86458631.558421

An INGO male staff member was shot and killed in his residence at night by unknown assailants. Another person, female, that was present at the residence, was also killed in the attack.

Official Report
2095Jun72016South Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

Armed men entered an INGO compound through a perimeter fence and tricked the staff into opening the door. The men were armed with machetes and assaulted the staff and guards. Two international aid workers had to medically evacuated to South Africa for treatment. 

Official Report
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
2265Jan72016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

An armed robber broke into an INGO's office and was met by a security guard that was patrolling the facility. The guard was shot in the leg and had to be evacuated to Juba for further treatment. 

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
2295Jun72017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.46541120.577393

On June 14th, one NGO national staff member was injured during a robbery in Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture a short distance from Ndélé on Ndélé-Ngolongosso road. An unknown number of men assaulted the aid worker and took his money. The staff member received medical attention at the prefecture hospital. 

Official Report
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.

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2319Sep72017Central African Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidRoad7.31151218.311720

One INGO aid worker was killed in Bogidi when gunmen with possible associations to the ex-Seleka faction raided the organization's distribution site. The victim and two other INGO aid workers were told to follow the perpetrators to the authorities. Sometime during the transfer, they singled out the temporary worker (hired for the day) and drove away with him. He was later killed for reasons that remain unclear. The two other staff members in the car were released. 

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2320Sep72017South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location4.57756928.398784

An NGO worker was found dead in Western Equatoria on September 7th after being reported missing since the weekend. His body was retrieved from the Uze River outside of Yambio Town. There are no further details available at this time.

Official Report
2322Oct72017Sudan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidHome13.61975025.354871

One female international aid worker was abducted from her home in El-Fasher in North Darfur by armed gunmen. Some reports say that a ransom was demanded for her release, although those reports currently cannot be corroborated. Neither can reports that allege that she was abducted by pro-government factions in protest to not having received their salaries. Some reports also state that she was working for a Swiss INGO which provides aid to children. United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, made a statement in regards to this incident calling for the release of the aid worker.  Update: She was released on November, 15th, 2018. Reportedly, no ransom was paid by the host government or home government. Two members of the kidnapping team were arrested. It is possible that she ran her own charity although this has not been verified at this time.

Official Report
2329Nov72017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.41024032.574038

A UN national staff member was killed in Torit, Eastern Equatoria when armed men shot him while attempting to gain entry into his home. Robbery is the suspected motive.

Official Report
2342Jan72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.55066036.395842

One male volunteer was killed during an airstrike in Mesraba town in eastern Damascus. He was killed while helping to rescue a family from an airstrike.

Media
2386Mar72018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

Three volunteers died during emergency response operations in Eastern Ghouta during an aerial bombing. One of the volunteers who was critically injured died the following day (March 8th) in the hospital. 

Media
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. 

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2397Apr72018Papua New Guinea100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad-6.127153143.420306

On April 7th, a UN convoy was attacked in Nipa town by a mob. One international staff member was hurt when a rock smashed the rear window of the vehicle. A bullet also punctured the vehicle's tire but they were able to reach safety. Eventually, they reached their destination, Mendi town, and the aid worker was able to receive further treatment. The convoy had been a mix of government partners, the UN and it was escorted by police and the military.  

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2436Jan72017South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidPublic location8.92772129.788925

One national aid worker was taken into the bush and hacked to death during tribal violence. The attack was not the result of his employment as an aid worker.

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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
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
2624Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown32.62243436.110970

An INGO implementing partner's staff member, his wife and daughter (the latter two not counted in the database) were killed by airstrikes.

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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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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.

Archived
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.

Official Report
916Feb82008Sudan000100100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound1630

1 ICRC national staff killed when armed men entered the ICRC compound.

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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.

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577Oct82007Sudan010000100100001001ShootingRaidUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed when fleeing the town of Muhajeria which was attacked, 8 October. 13 humanitarian workers were evacuated on the following day after heavy fighting and violence. Other staff members fled in an attempt to join and protect their families.

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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.

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140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

2 INGO international (Kenyan) and 2 national staff kidnapped when armed rebels attacked village, March 8.

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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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844May82009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff killed in a shell attack at Mullivaikal, Vanni in a No Fire Zone.

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.

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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
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.

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608Jun82008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3.11666743.65

1 UN national staff security guard killed.

Archived
534May82007Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.650727948.3009945

2 INGO international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff kidnapped by gunmen in northern Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, May 9; released May 14. There have been suggestions the aid workers were seized for use as a bargaining chip in a dispute between fishermen and the national authorities over impounded fishing vessels.

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
684Jan82008Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.572

1 INGO national staff abducted from Dalla camp, Hangu by unidentified elements, 8 January 2009; later released unharmed.

Archived
904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff killed in Gaza during a drone strike, 8 January.

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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.

Archived
720May82008Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff school teacher killed at home in Gaza in an operation conducted by the Israel Defense Forces.

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1047Dec82010Malawi020000020200002002Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

2 national staff beaten and injured during a raid on an INGO compound. Attack may have been related to a robbery.

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145May82001Madagascar100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-18.924960446.4416422

1 UN national staff shot and killed, May 8

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1037Jul82010Kyrgyzstan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad42.8774.59

1 INGO staff member (American) was physically assaulted and wounded while returning home late in the evening with another international staff. Both were robbed, but it is not clear if this was the only motive for the incident.

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106Mar82000Kosovo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown42.637119421.1300415

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Pristina March 8. 

Archived
661Dec82008Kenya010000010100001010ShootingAmbushUnknown0.04682140.310412

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

Archived
506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

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

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291Apr82004Iraq010001000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 donor agency international staff kidnapped and 1 INGO international (Israeli) staff , later released.

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225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 ICRC international staff killed during crossfire in Baghdad on April 8.

Archived
179Apr82002Iraq100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Baghdad, April 8.

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816Jan82009Indonesia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site497

1 INGO international (French) staff was in critical condition after being stabbed by a resident of Rinon Village, Aceh Besar. The victim was stabbed in a camp in the village at 5.30 a.m. by a local Acehnese who had been identified as Edi Miswar.

Archived
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.

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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
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
951Apr82009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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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

Archived
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.

Archived
353Mar82005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

2 NGO national staff killed in attack in Farah, March 8.

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254Sep82003Afghanistan050000410500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

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

Archived
1127Jun82011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.00592229.718875

A UN national staff member was shot and wounded by Sudanese Armed Forces (PDF), near PDF HQ.

Official Report
1166Oct82011South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location4.84330331.588554

Two UN international staff were attacked and robbed near Logali House.  One sustained injuries and was treated at hospital.

Archived
1167Oct82011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.3481762.19967

A staffer of a local NGO (a partner of a UN agency) was abducted by militants in Safidan Village, Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat province He was released on 11 October 2011.

Archived
1282Oct82011Uganda100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown0.317713732.5813539

A UN international staff member on leave from Sudan was assaulted and injured together with her boyfriend during a robbery in Kampala.

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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
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

Five INGO aid workers and five UN-contracted guards were injured when a refugee mob attacked, presumably because of frustrations triggered by recent flooding in the camp.

Media
1394Feb82013Nigeria009000900900009153ShootingRaidProject site12.0003648.513792

Eight polio vaccinators working on a UN agency-sponsored immunization campaign were shot and killed when gunmen stormed two clinics. 

Archived
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

A UN agency worker was killed by her husband in a domestic dispute.

Official Report
1527Jan82012Senegal100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

One UN national staff member was stabbed during a robbery while exiting a taxi.

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1555Aug82013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown33.49974236.295234

One UN staff member was killed.

Official Report
1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87330131.589264

Robbers at a UN compound assaulted the UN-contracted guard, who was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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
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
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
1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.5773628.398834

One security guard at an INGO compound was struck by the butt of a gun when he intervened in a conflict between the assailant and another INGO staff member.  The guard sustained a deep wound and was hospitalized.

Focal Point
1709Feb82013Sudan100000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location14.20538724.64345

One UN staff member, a security guard supervisor, was found stabbed to death.  The perpetrators and the motive are unknown. 

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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.

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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
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
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
1894Feb82015Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

An Guinea Red Cross volunteer was wounded in an attack by a mob in Forecariah when she tried to provide a buriel for a woman suspected to have died from Ebola. Another volunteer was attacked during the incident as but sustained no serious injuries.

Official Report
1948Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown33.48333336.35

One national aid worker was kidnapped by unknown assailants in Jaramana, Syria. He was released in Beirut 15 days later on February 23, 2014 after negotiations took  place between the kidnappers and his family.

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1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

A team of Red Cross volunteers was attacked by a group of people that pelted the team with bricks and stones. One Red Cross volunteer that managed to return to their vehicle was wounded by shards of glass in her eye when the car window was hit by the a stone and shattered. She was taken to the hospital and had the glass removed from her eye. 

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1969Jan82014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

A SARC volunteer died as a result of injuries he reportedly sustained in detention. This incident was verified by the IFRC. Further details surrounding the incident are not available.

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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
2109Oct82015Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidPublic location34.55534969.207486

Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscrimately fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. 

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2111Aug82015Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.36518232.653176

A male national INGO staff member was trailed by robbers as he drove home. He was attacked as he waited to drive through the gate to his home. Beaten into coma, he was robbed of the vehicle he was driving as well as other valuables. During the attack he sustained a fractured skull, a deep cut over his eye and internal bleeding. He survived the attack. 

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2172Oct82016South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown7.78048533.00291

A national staff member working for an INGO was reportedly killed in the evening hours. The incident is believed to be a result of a family dispute and not related to the staff member's work for the INGO. 

Official Report
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
2220Jan82017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.06247629.88152

A national staff member was shot and killed at night while visiting family members. The motive of the attack is suspected to be robbery.

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
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. 

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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
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. 

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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
2324Oct82017Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

A UN national staff member was sitting in a park with some friends when he was attacked by three perpetrators in Islamabad that ran away after the attack. The staff member suffered multiple fractures on his left arm and required medical attention for his injuries. The reason for the attack is unknown and the attack is under investigation.

Focal Point
2339Dec82017Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome7.69493018.626469

One male national aid worker was killed in Kabo after gunman raided his home and shot him. His death is the latest in a week of clashes between two armed groups in the country. The aid worker, age 35, died in the hospital. According to reports, at least 10 people have been killed during the week-long clashes between armed groups. 

Media
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
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
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
2387Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

One volunteer was killed during air raids on Hama while fulfilling emergency response duties.

Media
2388Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54066836.432750

One volunteer was killed during air raids in Eastern Ghouta. Reportedly, two additional volunteers were also killed in the attack but are not counted here because the requisite information could not be sufficiently verified at the present time. 

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
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
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
2495May82017Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.35664843.164000

In Mosul, one national staff member was shot in the leg by a stray round.  

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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
2577Feb82019Mexico001000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound17.638660-101.558700

One male national Red Cross employee was shot and killed during an armed raid of the office in Zihuatanejo. Operations from this office have temporarily been suspended due to the attack. 

Media
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
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
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. 

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2667May82019Afghanistan030000300300003300Vehicle-born IEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

Three male national INGO staff members were killed at their project office in Kabul after a VBIED detonated, targetting another INGOs nearby office. Reports indicate 2 others were killed and 15 injured (not counted here). 

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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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498Nov92006Sudan710000080800008008Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

Seven UN national staff and 1 INGO national staff members detained, severely beaten and caned by local soliders in Rumbek, southern Sudan, Nov 9. The INGO member was sent to Nairobi for medical treatment.

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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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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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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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556Jul92007Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.735578645.2040946

1 INGO national staff gunned down by an

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846Jun92009Pakistan100000000002801010110Suicide VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location34.012384671.5787458

2 UN interntional (1 Filippino, 1 Serbian) staff killed and 8 UN international (1 British, 1 Somali, 1 German) staff wounded in a suicide bomb attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan. 11 fatalities in all.

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771Apr92008Malawi010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery.

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223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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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.

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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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268Nov92003Iraq001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

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

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134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

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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).

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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.

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886Nov92009Chad000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownProject site13.5700214.08351

1 ICRC international (French) staff kidnapped by armed men in eastern Chad in the village of Kawa, near the border with Sudan. Released, 6 February.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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728Aug92006Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome33.544896868.4132108

1 NGO national staff killed: Initial reports state that an NGO employee was allegedly taken out from his residence by a group of assailants in the area. Later on he was found killed in the nearby village. No further information available at this stage.

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1128Jun92011Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.6897166.55116

A contractor hired by a UN agency to provide stationery for schools was physically attacked by the District Governor after refusing to seek his approval for the distribution. 

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1153Sep92011DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.4304928.07519

The driver of an NGO vehicle was kidnapped by members of the Mayi-Mayi Cheka group near Kigoma, Mpofi, in the Walikale part of North Kivu, DRC. Following an engagment between MONUSCO forces and the Mayi Mayi Cheka, and subsequent negotiations, he was released on 18 September. 

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1300May92012Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11666743.65

An INGO Project Coordinator was shot and killed while leaving a mosque after evening prayers.

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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.

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1349Sep92012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.513069536.3095814

A UN national staffer was shot and killed on his way to work.  It is unknown if it was a targeted attack or a stray bullet.

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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.

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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.

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1425May92013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound34.54442769.159857

One staff member of a demining agency was shot and killed by a co-worker, a security guard, inside the agency's compound as a result of a personal dispute.

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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.

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1499Feb92012South Sudan000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

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

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1508Dec92012Somalia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93305643.181667

A national staff of an INGO who was in the area at the same time as officers of the Somaliland Rapid Response Unit (RRU) launched an assault against the house of a woman suspected of being an AS operative was reportedly beaten by members for the RRU for no apparent reason.

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1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

One NGO staff member was injured when an ANA fired mortar shell landed in a residential area.

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1660Mar92014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome4.36180318.555973

A Central African Red Cross volunteer was shot and killed in his parents' home. 

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1735Feb92013Kyrgyzstan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location42.84100474.608645

A UN consultant suffered a broken nose when attacked by unknown assailants while on his way home. 

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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.

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1768Jun92014Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.26986465.04965

One INGO deminer was shot and injured. It remains unclear if this was an intentional shooting or a stray bullet. 

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1825Sep92014Pakistan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome27.58586968.006017

One INGO staff member was abducted outside his home and killed.  It appears to have been a personal matter, and not related to his employment with the INGO.

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1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver was assaulted by 5 youths after getting out of his truck to apologise for splashing someone when driving past. 

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1931Jun92014Ethiopia010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

IED attack. The attack wounded one male national staff worker. No further information is available. 

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1961Feb92015Turkey001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location41.10419929.317835

Unidentified gunmen shot at a car in which the chief of the Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul, was traveling. Although the chief was able to escape, his driver was shot in the stomach. The driver was treated at Ümraniye State Hospital.

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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.

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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.

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2141Mar92015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.03833321.758664

Two male INGO aid workers were kidnapped and held for over 24 hours. 

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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
2153Aug92016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location8.72368730.164704

The remains of 47 people were found on the outskirts of Rubkway in Mayendit County on August 9th by a UNMISS patrol. Increased fighting has been reported in the area since August 7th between the SPLA and a currently unidentified group. One NGO staff member was extracted from the area with gunshot wounds and treated at the UNMISS base.

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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
2231Feb92017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad4.41024032.574038

A contractor for a UN agency was shot and killed by SPLA soldiers at a checkpoint in Torit. The circumstances that culminated in the shooting are unknown at this time. 

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2267Jun92016South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.59158532.063859

One INGO national staff member was assaulted on her way to work for her night shift. The perpetrator was reportedly a repeat criminal offender. He assaulted her with a wire lock that he fashioned into a weapon. She managed to run away with the assistance of some locals who took her to the hospital. 

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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.

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2303Jul92017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21755433.438353

An INGO security guard was assaulted when a group of men forcibly entered an INGO compound. The guard was treated at the hospital and discharged. 

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2321Sep92017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location9.88942032.718138

In an act of revenge, an SPLA soldier escaped from detention and opened fire at a housing complex for SPLA officers, killing one soldier and one INGO national staff member.  He had been incarcerated by his commanding officer since September 8th (reasons unknown). The soldier fled after the shooting and has not been apprehended.  . 

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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). 

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2424Dec92017Madagascar010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-23.06475443.59048

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

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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. 

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2572May92018Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome719.18333

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed men in uniform broke into the staff members home, and assaulted then robbed the indiviual of cash and valuables. 

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2581Jul92018Guatemala010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.634915-90.506882

One male national INGO staff member was killed around 12:30 on July 9, 2018 by a group of unidentified assailants while riding his motorbike. 

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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. 

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2592Jan92018Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad32.22183035.258810

One volunteer was shot dead in Nablus in the West Bank. More than twenty bullets were shot from a passing vehicle during the drive-by unknown assailants. The volunteer was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. 

Media
344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

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

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941Sep102009Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown7.723393327.9758201

I UN national staff physically assaulted and injured by a military police officer.

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925Mar102010Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

One INGO national staff wounded.  No additional details provided.

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814Mar102009Sudan050000002200335212KidnappingRaidHome1626

3 INGO intenational (Canadian nurse, Italian doctor, French coordinator) staff and 2 INGO national staff abducted at gunpoint from their home in Saraf Omra, North Darfur. Another national staff taken was released the same day (not included here). Other two nationals released the next day. Internationals freed March 13, with no ransom paid, according to the organization. Led to withdrawal to Khartoum.

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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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499Nov102006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

One UN national staff officer was physically assaulted and sustained back injuries in an incident where two MONUC helicopters landed in Rumbek for refuelling, Nov 10.

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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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911Mar102010Pakistan012000075012000012525Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.572

7 INGO national staff killed and 5 INGO national staff injured when militants stormed their office in the Mansehra district opened fire and detonated a bomb. It is believed the attack was made by Muslims, who often target Christian organizations in Pakistan, but an attack to retaliate against an increase in drone attacks on the Taliban in the northwest region has not been ruled out. 1 of the victims killed died 5 days later as a result of injuries.

Media
325Oct102004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed in explosion.

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95Jan102000Mozambique100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-25.966213332.5674498

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Maputo on Jan 10.

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289Apr102004Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 RC national staff assassinated in Mosul, April 10 (wife also killed).

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958Aug102009Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.56401095-72.28587483

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted in a UN vehicle.

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931May102010Haiti020000100100112101Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped and killed and 1 INGO international (British) contracted staff kidnapped. The international staff member was released four days later and the body of the national staff victim was found the next day.

Media
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.

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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.

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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.

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92Nov101999Colombia000100000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

1 ICRC international (British) staff kidnapped Nov 10 and released unharmed Nov 14.

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867Aug102009Chechnya010000100100001010Kidnap-killingRaidOffice/compound43.327877545.6762535

1 NGO national staff found murdered after being kidnapped along with her husband by group of armed men who raided their office.

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579Oct102007Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

1 NGO international staff kidnapped by rebels while he was in the northern part of the country, Oct. 10.

Media
364May102005Chad520000070700007007Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1519

5 UN national staff and 2 NGO national staff injured when they were beaten with sticks during protest at refugee camp, May 10.

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847Jun102009Central African Republic000100100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown10.296196522.7809907

1 ICRC national staff killed in Birao under unknown circumstances, amid escalating violence.

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115Jun102000Angola100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed in Angola, June 10.

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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.

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979Jul102010Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.5281369.17233

1 UN national staff sustained gunshot injuries when he was caught up in a shooting incident that involved two families drawn in a land dispute.

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976Jul102010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.8376366.63932

1 INGO national staff riding on a motorcycle was wounded by two unknown armed men, believed to be ACGs. They stopped the staffer who was en route to visit program recipients. The armed men beat the staff member and he attempted to escape; subsequently, the perpetrators shot and injured him.

Official Report
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
744Jul102008Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownOffice/compound30.562

1 NGO national staff kidnapped and found dead. The viticm was a NSP related engineer reported missing after attending a private party and dropped off at an office he was staying at. This staff member is reported as being from out of province whose only purpose for being in Nimroz was attending the party. He was subsequently found deceased on the 12th of July in Chakansour District, the victim of knife wounds. At this time it is unclear who the perpetrators were or why he was killed.

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476Sep102006Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 INGO (1 international [Colombian], 2 national) staff kidnapped ,Sept 9; released Sept 29.

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453Jul102006Afghanistan001000010100001001UnknownRaidProject site32.2355662.94611

1 NGO national staff wounded when health clinic was attached in Farah Province, Bakwa District, July 10. Unknown perpetrators hit the guard and burnt a flying coach vehicle (used as ambulance), a motorbike and broke the doors and the windows of the c

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1154Sep102011DR Congo060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.1626528.13031

Six national staff of an INGO were kidnapped by members of the Conseil des Révolutionaires Congolais (CRC), a splinter group of Mayi-Mayi PARECO. They were released on 18 September following negotiations.  

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
1168Oct102011Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.0400164.55122

4 INGO national staff members (3 trainers and a driver) were kidnapped by an armed group and released just over 24 hours later following negotiations by local elders.  

Official Report
1231Jan102011Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

Three national staff of an INGO were kidnapped by rebels and held for nine days before being released

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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.

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1248Apr102011Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown3.23666733.093056

One national staff of na INGO was assaulted and robbed while returning home at around 23:00, in Kitgum. He was hospitalized. 

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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. 

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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.

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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
1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

A UN staffer was assaulted by two men in SSPS uniform in his residence in Gudele West (Gurei) in Juba. The perpetrators made away with 700 SSP, five (5) mobile phones and a UN VHF hand held radio. The staff member sustained bruises on the left cheek, injury on the left shoulder and dislocated left middle finger; he was treated at UN Level II Hospital in Juba. 

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
1326Jul102012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site35.33640.145

A Syrian Red Cross worker was shot and killed while on duty on an ambulance

Official Report
1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

A local NGO staffer was abducted from a private home by LTTE forces and later killed.

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1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

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

Official Report
1375Dec102012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site24.86055167.009926

A vaccinator working for a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed.

Media
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
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
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
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
1541Jul102012South Sudan010000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown4.84892531.582724

One INGO female staff member was shot and killed.

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
1708Jan102013Pakistan100000100100001100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackPublic location30.19123567.025564

One UN employee was killed when a suicide bomber detonated an IED in a public area of Quetta.

Focal Point
1731May102014Afghanistan020000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.13031966.470093

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

Official Report
1736Feb102013DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.56666730.25

One national UN worker was severely beaten by FARDC soldiers for having committed adultery.

Focal Point
1769Jun102014Afghanistan0011000830110000111100UnknownUnknownProject site34.27164369.293706

Eight NGO deminers were killed and three others injured when anti-government elements attacked a minefield.

Official Report
1784Jul102014Afghanistan007000610700007700UnknownUnknownProject site34.65391561.201502

Six deminers were killed and one wounded when anti-government elements attacked the demining operation site.  One person is also missing.

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
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
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
1992Aug102015Afghanistan010000100100001100Suicide VBIEDUnknownUnknown34.56583369.2125

A national staff member of an INGO was one of the victims killed during a vehicle borne IED sucide attack on a checkpoint near the entrance of Kabul international airport.

Focal Point
1994Aug102015Afghanistan001000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome35.93423364.621428

An NGO staff member was stabbed in her home by assailants who then set fire to the clinic where she worked. 

Official Report
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

Two local NGO staff were abducted in Baghdis province. They were released on August 14, 2015 following negotiations with community elders. 

Official Report
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
2005Sep102015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.87159231.572769

One local INGO staff member was killed during a raid on the INGO's compound. Reportedly, the event was a robbery which occurred in broad daylight. The assailants used the staff member as a hostage. He was shot and killed although circumstances leading up to the event are unclear. 

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
2078Mar102016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

A male national INGO worker was shot and killed in Akobo Town while he was walking on the street. The reason for the shooting is unknown and the perpetrator was not caught. 

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
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
2144Aug102015Kenya010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.29206636.821946

One national INGO staff member got a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. 

Focal Point
2176Oct102016South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.23166933.494397

Armed men attacked an INGO in Chukudum in Budi county, Eastern Equatoria. One INGO national staff member was killed 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
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
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
2352Feb102018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

An NGO security guard was killed during a compound robbery of the organization's office in Juba. 

Official Report
2536Nov102018Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location12.01260027.739930

Near Agok Sector South, a security guard working for an INGO was shot by an unknown gunman from behind at Wunpeth town while off duty. He died at the hospital. The incident is being investigated by police with UNISFA assistance. 

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
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
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. 

Focal Point
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. 

Official Report
1059Jul112010Uganda010000000010011001BombingUnknownPublic location0.317713732.5813539

1 international (American) who was working with an INGO was killed when a bomb exploded on a rugby field in Kampala, during the bombings that took place during the World Cup.

Media
944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

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

Focal Point
532Feb112007Sudan100000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

One UN national staff (guard) underwent medical treatment after being shot when four armed men looted food items from a UN agency.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
848Jun112009Sri Lanka001000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 NGO national staff abducted by unidentified armed men arriving in a white van Thursday morning. The victim is employed by and NGO in Vellaave

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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
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.

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
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
83Aug111999Liberia060000000000666420KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.28694-10.08444

6 INGO international (4 British, 1 Norwegian, 1 Italian) staff kidnapped in Kolahun Aug 11. Released unharmed 2 days later.

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
216Feb112003Kenya010000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO 1nternational staff killed, Feb 11.

Archived
914Sep112009Iraq010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.346605943.127008

1 NGO national staff killed when he was ambushed and shot dead near his home.

Media
459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

Archived
1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

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

Focal Point
923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

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

Focal Point
663Dec112008DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-2.50554128.859569

1 INGO national staff shot and killed on Thursday night by his home in the center of Bukavu.

Archived
229May112003DR Congo002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

2 RC national staff killed May 11.

Archived
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
148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

6 INGO national staff kidnapped when operating mobile clinic, May 11, later released unharmed.

Archived
53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

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

Archived
586Dec112007Algeria11000005207310411632Vehicle-born IEDUnknownOffice/compound36.7753483.0600655

3 UN international (1 Filipino, 1 Senegalese, 1 Danish) staff and 5 UN national staff killed, 1 UN international staff and 2 UN national staff injured in the blast at the UN compound. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility. 

Archived
989Jul112010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.9445868.71512

3 INGO national staffers kidnapped by armed opposition forces who searched their vehicle "for material relating them to GOA, ANSF or NGOs." Held for 6 days, then released "unharmed due to the staff members

Official Report
918Apr112010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

1 national RC national staff kidnapped by Taliban; released 2 days later.

Archived
858Jul112009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.978969.57242

1 INGO national staff killed when armed men entered his house in the early hours of the morning and fatally shot the individual. Thought to be a personal dispute.

Official Report
734Oct112007Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.7567.25

1 INGO national staff security guard found dead with 2 stab wounds to the stomach

730Jun112007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed at their residence

Archived
667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

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

Archived
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. 

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

Focal Point
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
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
1356Oct112012Afghanistan000000040400004400ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.32139264.811084

Four national NGO engineers (from Kabul and Ghazni) were wounded when a group of armed men stormed their guesthouse building and opened fire.

Official Report
1371Dec112012Afghanistan050000005500005500KidnappingRaidHome35.56460164.431892

Five INGO national staff members (one driver and four engineers) were kidnapped from the house of a local elder.  Released unharmed 18 December. 

Official Report
1376Dec112012Pakistan400000400400004040ShootingIndividual attackPublic location24.86055167.009926

Four female polio vaccinators working for UN-supported polio vaccination program were shot and killed by men on motorcycles

Media
1377Dec112012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attack34.012384671.5787458

One of two sisters working on a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed by men on motorcycles.  The other vaccinator was uninjured

Archived
1383Jan112013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.01259772.032854

An NGO nurse was shot and killed on her way to work, having received prior death threats.

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
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
1436Mar112013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingRaidHome32.3923364.490984

Three deminers were kidnapped from the home of a non-NGO-affiliated civilian at gunpoint. UPDATE: All three aid workers were safely released two months later on 11 May.

Official Report
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

Four national INGO staff were kidnapped by an armed group. UPDATE: one staff member escaped and was found unharmed over a year later, on 29 August 2014; no news regarding the other three staff members, however.

Official Report
1597Nov112013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.88985338.369716

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer of the Ein Al Arab sub-branch in Aleppo was killed.

Focal Point
1599Nov112013Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.68984562.732388

One national staff member working for an INGO implementing partner was abducted by five unknown armed men.  The individual was released two days later on November 13 after a local elder mediated. 

Official Report
1658Mar112014Afghanistan300000300300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

Official Report
1712Mar112013Yemen001000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.22295145.305485

One NGO worker was shot in the leg by militia members, who mistakenly identified him as an Al Qaeda affiliate. 

Focal Point
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.

Media
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

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

Official Report
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
1855Nov112014Afghanistan000100000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site35.93309464.750028

One ICRC staff member, while visting Maimana prison to distribute winter clothes, was stabbed in the throat by a prisoner.  He was hospitalized immediately.  

Official Report
1865Dec112014Afghanistan011000000011022200Suicide VBIEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. 

Media
1914Jan112014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

A INGO guard sustained minor wounds to the neck when he was shot by an unidentified source. He was transported to a medical facility for treatment. 

Focal Point
1930Oct112014Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.64495447.827913

A national staff member in Burtinle, Somalia was assaulted and stabbed with a knife at home by two individuals that had personal grievances against the aid agency that employed the female staff member.

Focal Point
1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

A national staff member in Nairobi was assaulted at home when burglers broke into his private residence to rob the house during the night. He was hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1933Aug112014Benin010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.307692.315834

One international aid worker was hospitalized after being attacked with machetes during a robbery. 

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

Three assailants armed with stones attacked an international staff member and robbed him. The staff member was hospitalzed as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2107Nov112015Turkey020000200200002200UnknownIndividual attackUnknown37.01290237.391968

Two national staff members were assassinated near Gaziantep as a direct result of the work that they were preforming for the organization. 

Focal Point
2123Nov112015Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.04693445.318162

A female national INGO aid worker was driving an ambulance when she was shot by Somali forces. The bullet hit her in the leg. 

Focal Point
2128Jul112015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.40551540.796915

In Al-Hasakeh City on July 11 one SARC volunteer was shot and killed while he was retrieving bodies from the area. He was wearing his uniform while on duty, and was shot by sniper fire. 

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
2143Feb112015Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.14500040.489673

One INGO male national staff member was assaulted. The circumstances around this incident are unknown. However, the man suffered a concussion and an injury to his ear. 

Focal Point
2154Aug112016Yemen001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site15.34932744.179961

On 11 August a Yemeni Red Crescent (YRCS)  volunteer was shot dead by a sniper in Taiz city. He was on an official mission to do a field survey and was fully dressed in YRCS uniform (a red and white vest showing the Red Crescent).  There was prior coordination with the Resistance Committees and acceptance to carry out this survey in the area under their control. 

Official Report
2165Jul112016South Sudan0160000100101501516970Rape/sexual assault RaidPublic location4.85936331.57125

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

Media
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
2199Jul112016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.60308029.974053

One international staff member was seriously beaten by local youth in Mingkaman, South Sudan. Due to the severity of the injuries, the staff member had to be medically evacuated to another hospital. The incident was reportedly the result of a local contractual dispute. 

Official Report
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
2209Aug112016DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.21744119.800838

Two robbers shot and killed an INGO aid worker during a robbery and stole a significant amount of money which was reportedly part of the organization's payroll funds. 

Official Report
2212Jun112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.14812636.946323

One volunteer was killed in an 'double tap' airstrike. 

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
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
2316Sep112017Afghanistan000100000010011010ShootingIndividual attackProject site36.69261767.117951

One international staff member of the ICRC working in Mazar-i-Sharif, was shot and killed at the organization's rehabilitation center where she treated disabled men, women, and children. She was taken to a NATO medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds. According to early reports, the shooter was someone that she treated.

Media
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
2353Feb112018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location7.78048533.00291

One casual NGO worker was killed during an attack in Akobo, Jonglei, that was reported to be caused by a local dispute. Another NGO staff member was hurt as well (not counted here as severity of his injuries could not be verified). 

Official Report
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
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
2492Mar112017Mali002000100101012101ShootingUnknownUnknown16.263981-0.027987

One Malian Red Cross driver was killed and one international Red Cross delegate was shot and wounded on March 11th in Gao. 

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2516Aug112018South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown9.53082031.659550

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded in Malakal on August 11th. The staff member was initially treated at an INGO clinic in Malakal before being evacuated to Juba for surgery. Allegedly, the shooter was an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
2539Nov112018DR Congo001000001100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.55405929.189061

The head of a local NGO was reported missing in Goma. For the purposes of the AWSD, this incident was listed as a kidnapping, however, that has not been confirmed and, therefore, the designation is likely to change. According to reports, she is mentioned as being an activist. Whether that had something to do with her disappearance cannot be confirmed. 

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2599Aug112018Somalia002000002200002020KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.05003045.322399

Two female health workers employed by a local NGO were abducted by an AOG. Local community members negotiated for their release. The staff members were held for approximately 36 hours. 

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2620Mar112018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.58533137.056561

A volunteer of an INGO was found shot and killed. The volunteer was on personal travel (not on official business) on his motorcycle, mistakenly traveled through an area affected by conflict and reportedly died from a suspected sniper shot.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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
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
849Jun122009Yemen040000000040044220Kidnap-killingUnknownProject site16.30852843.403557

4 INGO international (German, UK, South Korean) staff kidnapped from Yemen hopsital INGO program (9 in all kidnapped, including 3 children and 1 spouse - German) Government officials on Sunday accused a Shi'ite militant group. Later found dead .

Media
763Jun122007Vietnam010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown16.16667107.83333

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery

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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).

Media
1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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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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365May122005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1630

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

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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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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.

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1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

5 INGO national staff were injured in artillery shelling in Mullativeu.

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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.

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712Jul122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unidentified armed gunmen. The motive of the killing remains unclear.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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652Nov122008Pakistan000002100110012200ShootingIndividual attackRoad34.012384671.5787458

1 donor agency international (American) staff assassinated in his car Wednesday morning. The staff member and his Pakistani driver were shot as their car approached the house in Peshawar where the victim ran a project to bring small-scale projects and jobs to the Federally Administered Tribal Area, a stronghold of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Pakistani officials in Peshawar said they did not know who was responsible for the shooting at around 8 a.m. in a residential area of the city known as University Town.

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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.

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765Oct122007Malawi010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after 'major assault'. Motive unknown.

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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.

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1094Mar122011Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown35.6152768.65967

A national staff of a local NGO was killed most likely as a result of a confrontation with individuals with whom he was involved in a personal dispute. The death is not thought to be linked to his affiliation with an NGO.

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1010Oct122010Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.2564.83333

1 national INGO staff wounded (another only slightly wounded) when they were fired upon by an armed individual while riding a motorcycle. The incident resulted from a long standing personal dispute and is unrelated to the 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
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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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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1156Sep122011Honduras100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome15.75-85.66667

A national staff of a UN agency was injured (along with his father) by a sharp object when three armed men broke into their home. The men also burglarized the home. The men were subsequently treated in the hospital.   

Official Report
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.

Media
1252May122011Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.15933332.241833

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed by the relative of another staff member of the organization in what appears to be a personal revenge killing.

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1274Dec122009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.250419729.0607175

One INGO national staff shot dead in Kitchanga Centre at 7:45 p.m. on 12 December.

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1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location8.8527

An INGO driver was clubbed to death by a gang near a NGO Compund in Maroul area of Aweil town. 

Official Report
1328Jul122012Afghanistan030000010102023003Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound38.443570.80413

An unknown group lobbed a grenade into an INGO compound, induring three: 2 international and 1national staff.  Suspected motive was intimidation, but details are unknown.

Official Report
1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

UN staff was shot dead in his house in Hai Lokwilili behind Jebel Kujur near the Ministry of Animal Resources.

Official Report
1372Dec122012Afghanistan002000020200002100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.45338670.484802

Two staff members of an NGO health facility were assaulted by a group of men with sticks and required hospitalization. The assault followed a patients complaints of slow service.  The patient returned later with the mob, forcing their way in.

Official Report
1378Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.012384671.5787458

A polio vaccinator was shot outside a house as he went on his rounds 

Media
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1497Oct122012Sri Lanka000001010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.49239979.907831

One aid worker was hospitalized after being beaten on his head and back during an armed robbery.

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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
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
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
1716Jun122013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.88366230.045535

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

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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. 

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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
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.

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1811Aug122014DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown3.96009324.908219

A national contractor of an INGO was killed by individuals who are suspected to be part of the LRA.  His three children (not counted here) were also abducted.

Official Report
1827Apr122014Pakistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.74989970.342765

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

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1970Oct122014Somalia010000100100001100Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location2.04262245.327289

A vehicle loaded with explosives detonated in front of Aroma Restaurant at Makah Al-Mukaram Road (Hawl-Wadaag District) in the evening. The restaurant was hosting an event to mark 60th anniversary of the founding of the Somali flag. Thirteen people were killed while 18 others were injured, one of the casualties was a local staff member of a INGO. 

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
1856Nov122014South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.98333333.5875

One INGO security guard was shot and wounded by unknown persons while on duty at Batil camp.  He sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized.

Official Report
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
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.

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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
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
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
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
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
2310Aug122017Syrian Arab Republic007000700700007007ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.90330036.733459

Seven volunteers working with an NGO were assassinated at their compound at night in Sarmeen, Idlib, while they were sleeping. They died from gunshot wounds to the head and some media reports state that the perpetrators used silencers on their firearms. The bodies of the aid workers were found when the next team arrived at the compound for the morning shift. 

Media
2326Oct122017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.86458631.558421

Armed men raided the home of a UN aid worker in Gudele, Juba. The aid worker was shot and killed during the robbery along with his brother (not counted here). 

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
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
2457Oct122017Mauritius100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-20.16627457.502302

A man on a motorbike grabbed the handbag of a female UN national staff member after she had left the office for the day. Having held onto the strap, she fell to the ground and was dragged behind the motorcyclist as he tried to steal it. The perpetrator let go of the bag when passers-by shouted at him. The staff member did not have any broken bones but went to the hospital to seek treatment for her cuts and bruises.  

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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
2521Sep122018Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location

One national INGO staff member was assaulted at Daya village in Golo area. The staff member was admitted to Golo hospital for treatment. The assailants were reportedly part of the SLA/AW. Further information about the reason behind this attack is not available at this time.

Official Report
2541Nov122018Mali900000000009099900Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location16.283480-0.042710

9 international UN demining contractors were among those wounded after a vehicle-borne suicide attack by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), exploded in a residential area of Gao. One of the staff members was seriously hurt even though they all required medical attention. Two other UN peacekeepers were killed and 16 others (including the aid workers) were hospitalized. 

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2596Jun122018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One national male INGO staff member was wounded outside of his residence when perpetrators assaulted him with a machete. They also stole his personal belongings and it is reported that was most likely the primary motive. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika province. 

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877Aug132009Yemen00150000015150000150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.30852843.403557

15 RCS national staff kidnapped by rebel group.

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
531Feb132007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained injuries when two armed men in military uniform entered an INGO compound in Um Dukhum in W. Darfur early in the morning of 13 February in an attempt to loot money. They attacked the guard who sustained injuries before fleeing the scene. Two staff members of the INGO living nearby came to the rescue of their colleagues and while they were transporting the injured to the hospital, their house was robbed.

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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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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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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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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.

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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
845May132009Sri Lanka001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 national RC worker killed along with his mother (not included) during an assault in shelling.

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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
427Apr132006South Africa100000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN international (Mozambique) staff killed by gunshot wounds, April 13.

Official Report
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
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.

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623Jul132008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contractor was gunned down in the southern Somali town of Buale.

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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
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.

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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.

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515Mar132007Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 NGO national staff abducted in front of their son by unknown men and found dead the next day.

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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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346Jan132005Iraq000100100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC national staff kidnapped, Jan 13; later found dead.

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1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

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

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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
917Apr132010DR Congo000800007700118008KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

7 ICRC national staff and 1 ICRC international (Swiss) staff kidnapped by a group called the Mai Mai Yakutumba in Uvira region; released 16 April.

Official Report
224Mar132003DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown1.6660727.00836

1 INGO national staff member kidnapped in Badiya, Ituri, along with 3 civilians on March 13 and released 4 days later.

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199Nov132002Chechnya000400002200224202KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

2 ICRC international staff and 2 ICRC national kidnapped Nov 13, released Nov 17.

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803Jan132009Cambodia010000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5066394104.869423

1 NGO international (Canadian) staff on ashort term mission was attacked and beaten into a coma in apparent robbery and later died from the injuries.

Archived
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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

Official Report
659Apr132010Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen on the way home.

Media
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.

Official Report
559Jul132007Afghanistan000003120300003003UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

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

Official Report
362Apr132005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown35.7569

1 NGO national staff killed in Baghlan, April 13.

Official Report
247Aug132003Afghanistan006000240600006006UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

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

Archived
51Jul131998Afghanistan200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

2 UN national staff from different agencies kidnapped in or near Jalalabad on July 13 and later found dead.

Archived
1169Oct132011Kenya030000010100223020KidnappingIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

Two female international staff working for an INGO were kidnapped, and their driver injured. UPDATE: The two staff members were released after 644 days, on 18 July 2013.

Media
1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

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

Official Report
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
1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

Six national NGO demining staff wree abducted from a field camp.  The youngest was released a few hours later (hence not counted)

Official Report
1306Dec132011Pakistan006000204600006600KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.58028566.9961324

Six staff of a national NGO were abducted at gun point by unknown assailants in Pishin, Baluchistan. Unconfirmed reporting suggests that the abductees have been moved to a neighbouring district in KPK or Afghanistan. The identity and motives of the abductors remains unclear, yet the details of the incident suggest it was a well planned and professionally executed operation. Due to its close proximity to current conflict zones in Afghanistan and KPK, it is likely that politically motivated groups operate in the vicinity of Pishin and are most likely involved in the abduction. 

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
1314Feb132011Somalia010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

A security guard for an INGO was injured when a and grenade was lobbed into the organization's compound.

Archived
1384Jan132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.26717265.050769

A national staff member working for an NGO demining agency was shot and killed by a group of armed men during a kidnapping attempt.

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
1401Mar132013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad24.94924766.966768

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

Media
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
1472Jul132013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingIndividual attackProject site31.18778862.089746

Two NGO national staff members, visiting the Awar area to supervise a vaccination project, were abducted by unknown armed gunmen. UPDATE: They were release 3 days later, following negotiations with the help of local elders from the beneficiary community.

Official Report
1473Jul132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.37597964.465167

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

Official Report
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
1496Mar132012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome33.3395169.92041

One field officer from a demining NGO was wounded when unidentified gunmen attack his house. 

Official Report
1551May132009Sri Lanka100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome6.020177480.2474836

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

Focal Point
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
1593Oct132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.80157271.216105

A community health worker, who seemed to have ties to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) fighters, was abducted by members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).  He was abducted with at least three IEA fighters, who were able to escape, but the community health worker was recaptured and killed.  He was beaten to death with sticks. 

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
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
1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

Official Report
1635Jan132014Afghanistan400000040400004004Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location31.62177765.054705

Four UN-contracted polio doctors were abducted, taken to a desert area, and harshly beaten by anti-government forces.  They were released a few hours later.

Official Report
1682Apr132014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.99743828.308152

One UN staff member was assaulted by an SPLA officer in Wunrock. The staff sustained serious injuries and was taken to a clinic, where the perpetrator threatened the doctor not to treat the victim.

Official Report
1702Jan132013DR Congo001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-0.84160529.048446

One Red Cross worker was shot and killed by unknown armed men when trying to stop them from raping a woman. 

Focal Point
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
1739Jun132013Myanmar100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location16.78382296.156356

One UN consultant was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant, who unsuccessfully tried to slit her throat.  She was immediately hospitalized and required surgery.  

Focal Point
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
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
2009Sep132015Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad31.65472265.649444

A demining contractor working for a UN partner was killed in Jilawoor village when his motorcycle struck an IED.

Official Report
2019Oct132015Burundi000001100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-3.36137829.359878

One national staff member was killed along with eight other civilians (not counted here) after being shot at close range in Bujumbura. 

Media
2049Jan132016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.27833629.807987

One UN national staff member was assaulted in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) camp in Bentiu with machetes and spears. 

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
2126Sep132015Afghanistan001000100100001001Landmine UnknownOffice/compound34.01455269.192392

The Afghan Red Crescent reported that a volunteer died while doing volunteer work in Afghan Logar Branch.  There is no further information to date, although the incident was most likely related to unexploded ordinance. 

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2127Aug132015South Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownPublic location8.29696830.153157

On August 13, a volunteer in Leer County was killed in Wor Juot village, Gandor payam. An investigation into the details of this incident is still ongoing as of July 2016. 

Focal Point
2186Nov132016South Sudan02000000019190011201730KidnappingRaidProject site9.28015129.780241

A total of 20 staff members from three separate INGOs were kidnapped and held by the SPLA-IO in Nhialdu, Rubkona, after clashes with government forces. They were made to walk to Jazeera where they were held. The INGO staff members were extracted by the UN on the 16th of November. One Guinean staff member was also reportedly beaten while he was held captive because he was believed to be a Kenyan national. 

Official Report
2243Apr132016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackRoad36.20210537.13426

The head of the medical directorate of Hama governorate and a number of INGO supported hospitals was killed in a direct airstrike on his vehicle. 

Focal Point
2275Apr132017DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.49901229.452754

A national staff member from an INGO that was abducted on April 13th in the Grand Nord Beni Region, south of Lubero Territory, managed to escape. Having intended to target a person from a specific INGO, the perpetrators had accidentally abducted the wrong person.

Official Report
2276Mar132017South Sudan080000008800008008KidnappingRaidProject site8.06247629.88152

Eight INGO national aid workers were kidnapped by armed rebels near Mayendit, South Sudan. Reports give different accounts of the incident. Most recent reports say that the aid workers were kidnapped in order to pressure the organization for aid deliveries to specific areas but in a statement, the organization said that this wasn't the case. The aid workers were released after two days. 

Media
2330Nov132017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location4.41024032.574038

A national staff member, a driver for an INGO, was shot while eating supper with his colleagues. According to media reports, armed assailants opened fire on the center where they were eating, wounding the driver. On their way to the health clinic, they were ambushed by armed men. The wounded man's colleagues ran into the bush and found their colleague dead the next morning. The details of the report are still preliminary and likely to change. 

Official Report
2335Nov132017Nigeria004000000010344220Kidnap-killingUnknownPublic location5.1778615.708404

Three aid workers working for a medical organization were released after being kidnapped in Enekorogha on October 13th, 2017. However, one aid worker, also kidnapped at the same time, was killed by the criminal gang that is reportedly responsible for their abduction. According to one reporter, this was the first time the criminal group resorted to kidnapping and killing of a foreigner. The report also states that a ransom was demanded for the release of the workers. All the aid workers were from the United Kingdom. 

Media
2389Mar132018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.52648836.352518

One volunteer was killed during an airstrike that hit the organization's office in Zamalka. The organization reports that the attack was deliberate. 

Media
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
2444Aug132016Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHom