Security incident data

Last updated: September 14, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

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

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender Malesort iconGender 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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344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

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

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949Apr142009Zambia100000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome-8.8666731.3

1 UN national staff injured when stabbed by armed robbers at her home.

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887Nov162009Yemen010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.40603244.215669

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff kidnapped by local tribesmen for leverage to have clansmen released; viticim released 7 days later.

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877Aug132009Yemen00150000015150000150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.30852843.403557

15 RCS national staff kidnapped by rebel group.

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

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

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1206May22007Yemen002000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

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209Dec2002Yemen030000000030033003UnknownUnknownUnknown16.347124347.8915271

3 INGO international (US) staff killed in Yemen.

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763Jun122007Vietnam010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown16.16667107.83333

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery

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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.

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966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff injured when physically assaulted by a military office and his colleagues outside a bar.

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928Nov42009Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.7532.9

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

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926Aug182009Uganda010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff assaulted by a military officer outside a bar- no additional details provided.

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581Oct312007Uganda030000210300003003UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

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

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400Oct262005Uganda040000220400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

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

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399Oct252005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

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

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376Jun2005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA.

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339Dec2004Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.23666733.093056

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

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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

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

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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.

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693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

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

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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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89Oct71999Tajikistan010000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

1 INGO international staffer killed Oct 7.

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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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1114Nov142009Sudan010000000001011001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.62678625.349635

One INGO staff member was injured and suffered a mild concussion when a piece of brick was thrown through a window of an INGO guest house.

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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.

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1163Dec242007Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

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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.

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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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969Sep212008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

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

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929Sep72006Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.1215402523.1587067

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

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925Mar102010Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

One INGO national staff wounded.  No additional details provided.

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916Feb82008Sudan000100100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound1630

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

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871Jul202009Sudan010000000001011001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO international staff wounded when armed raiders forced their way into an aid compound belonging to the INGO and opened fire.

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855Jun242009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown1626

2 INGO international (1 Irish, 1 Ugandan) staff kidnapped by a gang of armed men near Kutum, northern Darfur; both released 18 October.

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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."

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829Mar212009Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

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

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812Feb212009Sudan020000200200002000ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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795Aug32008Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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790Nov12007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 national staff contractor killed.

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7832008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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779Sep242008Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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775Jun252008Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after shooting. Motive deemed as 'theft'.

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772Apr302008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in attempted robbery.

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770Feb192008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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768Dec292007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff murdered. Motive unknown

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767Dec232007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed during ethnic strife/ staff relocation.

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766Nov252007Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff shot during armed robbery.

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762Mar212007Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff member hospitalized after attack. Motive related to ethnic violence.

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760Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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749Jul242006Sudan070000006600117007KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound1630

7 INGO (6 national, 1 international) staff were held hostage by a group of over 40 former INGO IDP casual workers in INGO compound in Kalma camp while conducting a meeting. The staff were released only after making written promises to meet the demands of the ex-workers and to return to Kalma on Monday, 31 July 2006.

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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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701Aug272007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff (locally trained nurse) was killed by drunken soldier in dispute over nurse's cattle. The INGO claims the incident was not aid or organization-related.

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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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677Feb212005Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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660Dec42008Sudan060000060600006006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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629Jul182008Sudan300000300300003003Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown12.909623.47406

Three UN national staff beaten to death by a mob on Thursday in the region near the border with Chad in circumstances that are still unclear.

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598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

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

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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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568Sep282007Sudan030000030300003003UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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541Jan202007Sudan110000002200002002KidnappingUnknownPublic location14.20185924.663781

1 UN national staff contractor and 1 IO national staff abducted at the market area in Kutum by Arab Militias base in Sheik Abu Da Bagi, 20 Jan.; later released on 21 January.

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530Feb172007Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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527Apr232007Sudan020000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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508Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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1205Jan102007Sudan100001110200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

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

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500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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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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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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478Sep112006Sudan040000030301014000Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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473Sep12006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1626

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

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462Jul282006Sudan010000100100001001Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

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451Jun252006Sudan100000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

One UN national staff assaulted and killed by 3 unknown persons while at a market in Rumbek, southern Sudan. Vicitm was travelling from the UN agency to the airport on official duty. One attacker was arrested; thought to be a personal matter.

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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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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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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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443May232006Sudan001000000001011001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

One NGO international staff program manager was attacked in Rumbek, southern Sudan, May 23, and was medically evacuated to Nairobi.

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432Apr282006Sudan020000010101012002Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

2 INGO (1 national, 1 international) staff beaten with a stick when two men broke into an INGO compound in El Geneina, West Darfur, April 28. Victims locked into a bathroom for a few hours.

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425Mar192006Sudan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown531

One INGO national staff was abducted during an attack on Yambio in southern Sudan, March 19; released on March 22. Victim claimed that the attacking group belonged to the LRA and that its main motive was to loot food.

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424Mar192006Sudan030000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad9.5334231.66048

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

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412Dec192005South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.7530

1 UN national staff injured during a clash between two families in Rumbek in Southern Sudan, Dec 19.

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402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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401Oct262005Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff assaulted and wounded by military men outside victim's residence, Oct 26.

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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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385Jul232005Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad13.5690733.56718

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

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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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368May12005Sudan040000211400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad15.4509936.39998

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

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359Apr152005Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown13.523.5

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Golo, in the Jebel Marra region of West Darfur, April 15. Likely a personal issue, unrelated to work of INGO.

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358Apr142005Sudan020000020200002020Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site13.426300922.6574884

2 INGO national staff seriously assaulted and injured during NFI distribution in Krenik, West Darfur, April 14. Possibly linked to the agency

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356Mar222005Sudan000001010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad1630

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

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340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

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

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336Dec2004Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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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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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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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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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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140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

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

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132Dec202000Sudan002000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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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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101Jan2000Sudan080000700710018008UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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97Jan82000Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown8.92772129.788925

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

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68Feb181999Sudan004200400400226006Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown9.2629.8

2 ICRC international (Swiss) staff and 4 national RC workers kidnapped. Swiss released in March, Sudanese killed April.

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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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44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

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1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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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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865Jan162008Sri Lanka001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown6.871481.3487

1 national RC worker killed in Okkampitiya, Monaragala.

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850Jun162009Sri Lanka200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 UN national staff missing and presumed kidnapped.

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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

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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.

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826Mar162009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff gravely wounded (leg severed) as a result of shelling in the no fire zone, and later died due to lack of medical care.

Focal Point
823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

A UN national staffer kidnapped and forcibly conscripted by LTTE along with 3 dependents (not included).

Official Report
820Mar142009Sri Lanka100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.285977680.7161013

1 UN national staff injured: On Saturday (March 14) a UN aid worker who sustained injuries due to LTTE attacks was rescued by security forces in general area Puthukkudiyirippu.

Archived
809Feb22009Sri Lanka020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later

Archived
800Dec232008Sri Lanka000100100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.3333380.75

1 ICRC national staff shot outside office.

Archived
757Feb252008Sri Lanka010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.82879.93195613

1 INGO national staff abducted by unknown men; released 2 days later in Colombo.

Focal Point
561Jul242007Sri Lanka010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.2880.25490821

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by gunman in the island's army-held far northern Jaffna peninsula.

Archived
466Aug42006Sri Lanka01700001700170000170017ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.571181.2335

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

Archived
465Aug202006Sri Lanka001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome8.751480.4971

A staff member of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was shot and killed by two unknown men outside home.

Official Report
464Aug232006Sri Lanka001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.2975481.68202

1 NGO nationals staff shot outside their office in the eastern Ampara district.

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184Aug2002South Africa100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN national staff shot and killed in armed robbery.

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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
874Jul272009Somalia004000400400004004Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

4 NGO national staff beheaded by al-Shabab militants, allegedly for being Christian.

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873Jul212009Somalia002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.64139541.592921

2 NGO national staff executed by Al Shabaab militias in Raskamboni southern Somalia. The victims were reportedly accused of being spies for foreigners.

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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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824Mar162009Somalia400000001100334004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.8095843.24628

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

Archived
815Apr192009Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad4.00000343.999993

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

Archived
799Oct172008Somalia100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff was injured during a shooting incident in Merka.

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721May172008Somalia020000100110012002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown141.5

1 NGO national staff and 1 INGO international staff killed. The victims were working in coastal villages of Kismayo and Badhadhe districts and abducted by Al-Shabab members, executed on 1 June 2008.

Archived
715Nov262008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown2.1166745.4

1 INGO national staff was reportedly shot and killed by TFG soldiers.

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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.

Archived
712Jul122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

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

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711Jun232008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by two unidentified young men armed with pistols in Beletweyn. The motive behind the killing is not yet established.

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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.

Archived
708May172008Somalia010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown042

1 INGO national staff senior project officer working in Kismayo was assassinated. The motive of the killing is not clear.

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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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655Nov282008Somalia002000200200002002UnknownDetentionUnknown042

2 NGO national staff killed: Approximately 30 persons made up of INGO local staff, LNGO staff, teachers, cyber caf

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611Jun162008Somalia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown547

1 INGO natonal staff abducted near El-Dheer town in Galgadud region- the second staff member of the INGO to be abducted in six weeks.

Focal Point
607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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601Apr12008Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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588Dec262007Somalia020000000000222020KidnappingAmbushRoad11.278479849.1799522

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

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582Nov152007Somalia001000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff killed when was hit by a stray bullet while distributing food at camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Mogadishu, 15 November. Victim was seriously wounded in the accident and died the next day at the Medina hospital.

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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
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.

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452Jul42006Somalia700000340700007007ShootingAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

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

Archived
405Nov162005Somalia100000100100001001Landmine AmbushRoad9.5274945.537472

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

Archived
394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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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.

Focal Point
361Apr2005Somalia020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidProject site8.367677149.083416

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

Archived
360Apr182005Somalia030000110201013003ShootingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staffer killed, 1 international staff and 1 national staff wounded in armed attack, April 18.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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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272Dec272003Somalia020000101200002002KidnappingRaidOffice/compound0.4470142.69699

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff kidnapped and escaped when they were caught up in armed attack/robbery of Somali organization AFREC in Marere, Dec 27.

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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.

Archived
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.

Archived
180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

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

Archived
178Apr2002Somalia100000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.1166745.4

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

Archived
177Apr2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

Archived
171Feb232002Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackHome1.7976744.90755

One INGO international (Swiss) shot and killed in residence in Merca, Feb 23. Related to employment dispute.

Archived
168Feb2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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155Jul142001Somalia800000620800008008ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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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.

Archived
121Jul262000Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

2 INGO international staff kidnapped and held for two months by Osman Atto's militia.

Official Report
114May32000Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

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

Archived
110Apr152000Somalia020000110200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.842753944.5937239

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

Archived
100Jan2000Somalia020000200200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.842753944.5937239

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

Archived
77Jun1999Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.295000143.56610996

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

Archived
71Apr1999Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

Archived
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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30Nov221997Somalia300000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

3 UN national staff (from two agencies) and 1 from another UN body abducted by gunmen on Nov 22 and released the next day. Involved a charcoal trade dispute.

Focal Point
23Sep1997Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

Archived
20Aug1997Somalia020000200200002020UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3666742.53333

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

Archived
4Feb1997Somalia010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.35821642.545087

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

Archived
1054Oct172010Sierra Leone010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.4631769-10.7846261

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

Focal Point
1213Sep282008Sierra Leone010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackRoad8.2770009-10.5739431

1 INGO national staff was violently attacked when returning to work base from a weekend with family.

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
65Jan1999Sierra Leone010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attack8.6400349-11.8400269

1 INGO national staff killed in house attack.

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474Sep12006Senegal000400020211024004Landmine AmbushRoad12.6981731-15.53551051

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

Archived
242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Archived
42Mar1998Rwanda030000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site-1.964663130.0644358

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

Archived
9Jun171997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingDetentionUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 17. Arrested by soldiers on 9 June 1997. The mutilated body was found in the bush near Ruhengeri town, on 13 June and had been tortured and shot through the head.

Archived
5Feb141997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Kigali Feb 14.

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669Dec212008Philippines100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad7.916667124.333333

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

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647Sep152008Philippines002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

2 NGO national staff kidnapped and held for ransom September 15 in Tipo-tipo town; five total aid workers kidnapped, three released same day . The armed men holding the staff were demanding a P7-million ransom. One staff freed at dawn on Oct. 30 after family and the NGO paid

Archived
270Nov202003Philippines010000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown12.7503486122.7312101

1 INGO national staff wounded when caught in cross fire between police and robbery suspects, Nov 20. Husband also wounded.

Archived
754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

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

Archived
1049Sep192010Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site30.8601772.31976

2 national staff became unconscious when they were hit on their heads with batons during a riot that broke out with around 1000 people in an attempt to loot food items, during a food distribution.

Focal Point
1024Oct222010Pakistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown29.374383271.665621

A staff member of a local NGO was kidnapped by people who initially indicated that they were anti-corruption officers. They later said they were a Taliban group and asked for 10 million rupees ransom.

Official Report
1011Oct202010Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownMob violenceUnknown30.8601772.31976

2 national INGO staff were injured and their vehicles damaged by a group of people while making door-to-door registry to be issued local cards issued by their organisation.

Official Report
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
920Jul202009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
919May222009Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
839Apr162009Pakistan002000110200002000BombingUnknownOffice/compound34.572

1 NGO national staff killed and 1 NGO national staff wounded when bomb ripped through the NGO office in a northern district of Pakistan Thursday morning. A bomb had been planted in the office in a small village near Mardan district by unknown militants

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838Apr152009Pakistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad34.572

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

Official Report
780Oct172008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

1 INGO national staff abducted and released after 6 days. Motive deemed 'personal'

Focal Point
773Apr232008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

1 INGO national staff abducted and held for 8 days. Motive deemed 'political'.

Focal Point
764Aug132007Pakistan0100000460100000100010Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.4599372.50237

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

Focal Point
725May212008Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.572

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

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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.

Focal Point
597Mar152008Pakistan030000000012033003UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.72938873.093146

1 INGO international (Turkish) staff killed and 2 INGO international staff injured when a bomb exploded in a restaurant in Pakistan's capital at dinner time. 11 others injured in the blast (not included)

Focal Point
580Oct302007Pakistan008000080800008008BombingUnknownOffice/compound34.218824271.62733422

8 NGO national staff injured, two critically, when an explosive device went off outside the office and residential compound of a national NGO running health and education projects. Staff were asleep inside. We have suspended our operations. Our staff has been evacuated," Michael McGrath, country director of Save the Children US in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) told IRIN, noting that all 95 staff members - international and national - had been moved out of Battagram and the nearby town of Bana

Focal Point
511Feb72007Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownUnknownOffice/compound34.572

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

Archived
164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

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

Archived
970Sep222008Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown32.220498635.2568883

One INGO national staff wounded in when military firearms discharged.

Focal Point
905Jan152009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

2 UN national staff killed at home during a bombardment in Gaza, 15 January.

Official Report
904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

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

Focal Point
841Apr182009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000000001011001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.4166734.33333

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded in military action in Gaza.

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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.

Focal Point
545Jun132007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot in the head. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
544Jun122007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot and died the following day.  The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
542May212007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff wounded.

Focal Point
515Mar132007Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

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

Focal Point
503Dec192006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff teacher injured in crossfire during armed dashes that took place in the vicinity of UN schools in Gaza, Dec 19. A 13-year-old school girl was also injured (not counted here).

Focal Point
485Nov32006Occupied Palestinian Territories002000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff killed in Gaza Strip, Nov 3. The two paramedics had left their ambulance to evacuate a dead body when IDF munitions hit the area. Anounced by ICRC, who said they were marked with clear emblems and wearing florescent j

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442May302006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.025468835.2888075

1 UN national staff killed in West Bank by gunshot wounds, May 30.

Official Report
333Dec2004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff stabbed to death.

Official Report
2742003Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002002ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza.

Archived
215Feb2003Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001UnknownUnknownProject site31.4166734.33333

1 UN national staff killed in Younis Refugee Camp.

Archived
207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

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

Archived
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.

Archived
175Mar2002Occupied Palestinian Territories050000140500005005UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

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

Archived
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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922Feb22010Nicaragua010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO national staff wounded- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

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

Focal Point
367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

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

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
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.

Archived
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
1051Jun152010Malawi010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

1 national staff beaten and tied up during an attack on an INGO office that involved robbery.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
771Apr92008Malawi010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery.

Focal Point
765Oct122007Malawi010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

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

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759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

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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.

Archived
410Dec2005Madagascar100000100100001000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown-18.910012247.5255809

1 UN national staff killed by stab wounds in Antananarivo.

Archived
240Jul2003Liberia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire.

Archived
227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

Archived
172Feb2002Liberia010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff ambushed and killed.

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491Nov242006Lesotho000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-29.603926728.3350193

1 IO international (Dutch) staff shot dead outside the house of Lesotho's trade and industry minister, where the victim was staying. Motive unknown, but attack came shortly after Parliament was dissolved to pave the way for elections

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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.

Focal Point
143Apr2001Kosovo020000110200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown42.5623196520.9060579

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

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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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908Feb172010Kenya010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 INGO international staff (Canadian) kidnapped after dropping off their child at school. Victim held for ransom and later resuced on 20 Feb. by police in a undercover operation.

Media
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
510Jan272007Kenya010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.25697536.803277

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

Archived
408Dec12005Kenya100000000010011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

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

Official Report
338Dec182004Kenya010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown1.441968338.4313975

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

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278Jan2004Kenya011000010101012002UnknownAmbushRoad1.441968338.4313975

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

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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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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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1003Jun182010Iraq002000200200002002Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown3445

Two NNGO's staff members were kidnapped on June 18th. Their families received messages saying that they were killed for working for the "infidels"; the bodies had not been found as of 6 July 2010.

Official Report
956May52010Iraq100000010100001010Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

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571Jul2007Iraq010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff paralyzed after being shot.

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5192007Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
5182006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
5172006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
494Dec172006Iraq00140000014140000140014KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

14 RC national staff held hostage after gunmen attack their downtown office in Baghdad (30 staff and visitors initially held - 16 released unharmed the same day).

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433Apr252006Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds, April 25.

Official Report
389Aug2005Iraq020000110200002002ShootingRaidUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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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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346Jan132005Iraq000100100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

Archived
321Sep2004Iraq010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.346605943.127008

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mosul cafe.

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314Aug302004Iraq004000040400004004UnknownAmbushRoad31.989244.3291

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

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313Aug262004Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.001022744.3299926

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Najaf, Aug 26.

Official Report
310Jul302004Iraq004000400400004004Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown32.001022744.3299926

4 NGO national staff tortured and killed by army of Al Mahdi in Najaf, July 30.

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299May2004Iraq010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad31.0579946.25726

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

Archived
293Apr142004Iraq001000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3558143.78612

1 NGO international staff kidnapped near Fallujah on April 14; released next day.

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

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

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291Apr82004Iraq010001000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
282Feb2004Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
277Jan2004Iraq002000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

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

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273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

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

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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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267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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262Oct282003Iraq010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff injured by explosive in office, Oct 28. Victim's son also injured.

Archived
259Oct2003Iraq000200200200002002Suicide VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
245Aug272003Iraq100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.2267544.76106

1 UN national staff wounded by small arms fire in Erbil, Aug 27.

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226Apr2003Iraq040000200202024003ShootingAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

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971May202008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

Focal Point
778Sep32008Indonesia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

Focal Point
777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

1 INGO national staff abducted for what the INGO deemed a 'likely scam".

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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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134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

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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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125Aug272000Indonesia030000030300003003UnknownDetentionCustody4.1471768596.13821685

3 INGO national staff working in South Aceh were hospitalised after being tortured by Brimob officers, Aug 27.

Archived
93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

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459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

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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
900Jan172010Haiti010000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 NGO national staff shot while delivering corpses to a cemetary.

Media
752Jul212007Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.555277-72.338333

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Carrefour-feuilles, Port-au-Prince, July 21; released by kidnappers on July 23 at c. 20:30. Vehicle stolen during kidnapping but recovered by police.

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1214Oct222008Haiti100000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

1 UN national staff kidnapped for ransom. Deemed "non-work related" by agency. Released, 23 October 2008.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
605May212008Haiti010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.48333-72.31667

1 INGO intenational (Canadian) staff medical aid worker kidnapped. Victim was abducted from an upscale Tomasin neighbourhood by suspected kidnapping network that has been working in the area for months. Released by captors shortly before midnight Wednesday night.

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437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

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

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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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419Jan162006Guatemala010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad14.8181883-91.16233009

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

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536Apr172007Fiji000002000002022002UnknownRaidPublic location-18.1415884178.4421662

2 donor agency international staff, believed to be former policemen, suffered minor injuries after they were caught up in the robbery of a Suva restaurant, April 17.

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153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

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942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

Focal Point
7822008Ethiopia003000300300003003Landmine AmbushRoad9.14540.489673

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

Focal Point
475Sep202006Ethiopia000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

2 ICRC (1 international [Irish], 1 national) staff kidnapped, Sept 18; released unharmed on Sept 23.

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103Feb2000Ethiopia020000100101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown9.14540.489673

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

Archived
73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

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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.

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776Aug152008El Salvador010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown13.692667-89.218216

1 INGO national staff of local partners murdered. Motive deemed 'personal'.

Focal Point
750Sep172006El Salvador010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.69294-89.218191

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

Archived
1096Apr102011DR Congo020000010101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.3953429.13779

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

Official Report
923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

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

Focal Point
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
806Jan192009DR Congo080000030305058035Rape/sexual assault RaidHome1.65850129.220455

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

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679Dec142006DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.458333330.4333333

1 INGO national staff member was brutally attacked and robbed in their home. Needed hospitalization

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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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1211Oct292008DR Congo020000000002022020UnknownAmbushRoad-1.15766729.4312218

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

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640Sep252008DR Congo020000110200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.9166730.5

1 INGO national staff cash-for-work worker killed, and 1 INGO national staff wounded. The personnel were attacked by an armed group while repairing a road along the Bunia-Iga-Nioka highway, in the territory of Djugu, 15 September. The attackers also took US$10,000, according to local authorities.

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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

Focal Point
413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

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

Archived
377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

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

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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.

Archived
305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

1 INGO national staff detained and severely beaten by a police commander in Kasongo, June 18.

Archived
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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234Jun62003DR Congo100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot, June 6.

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229May112003DR Congo002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

2 RC national staff killed May 11.

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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.

Archived
213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

Archived
205Nov192002DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 INGO national staff kidnapped Nov 19, released a day later.

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167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

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

Archived
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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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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222Mar2003Cote D'Ivoire005000500500005005UnknownUnknownUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

5 RC national staff killed.

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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.

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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.

Archived
415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

Archived
281Feb2004Colombia002000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 NGO national staff shot and killed.

Archived
190Sep2002Colombia004000400400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

4 NGO national staff murdered.

Archived
120Jul272000Colombia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

1 INGO international (French)staff kidnapped, July 27.

Archived
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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309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

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

Archived
301Jun222004Chechnya100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown43.2545.83333

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nazran, June 22.

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235Jun2003Chechnya010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and killed.

Archived
2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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
16Jul1997Chechnya010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack.

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939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

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

Focal Point
938Oct172008Chad020000020200002000Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.83305620.834722

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

Focal Point
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
789Aug2007Chad100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown12.22559221.4101617

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

Focal Point
7812008Chad020000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown1519

2 INGO national staff murdered - no further details given.

Focal Point
691Jun182007Chad030000030300003003Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.5166722.08333

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

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678Nov252006Chad010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown14.52517420.928701

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

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628Jul262008Chad000100000001011001ShootingAmbushRoad13.83305620.834722

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

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490Nov162006Chad020000110200002002UnknownRaidUnknown12.5333322.18333

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by armed men on horseback in southeast Chad, Nov 15/16. 7 employees and 3,200 displaced people remain missing as of Nov 20. Attack occurred near Koloy

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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).

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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.

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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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549May192007Central African Republic010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.3193316.37992

1 INGO national staff nurse abducted along with another health worker (not included) abducted by armed men in the bush 38km from Bozoum, 19 May; released on Sunday. The INGO decided not to resume activities in northwestern Central African Republic, despite the release of two kidnapped health workers because of insecurity

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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

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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.

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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.

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1Jan1997Cambodia000100100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.07092855103.099916

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

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672Dec302008Burundi020000000011022002ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

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

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589Dec312007Burundi020000000011022020ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

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

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239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

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238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

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192Sep2002Burundi001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 NGO national staff found murdered.

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169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

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149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

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141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

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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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80Jul241999Burundi100000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 UN international (Italian) staff killed in Bujumbura July 24.

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76Jun1999Burundi100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

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

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48Jun1998Burundi010000000010011000UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

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863Jun272009Bangladesh001000100100001010Rape/sexual assault Mob violenceUnknown24.1273942590.42263438

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

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554Jun252007Bangladesh000002000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown22.423775591.72367388

2 donor agency international staff in captivity by Myanmar militants since June 25 in forests managed to foil a rescue mission by Bangladesh security forces and escaped after an hour-long exchange of fire. Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel closed in on the kidnappers in Thanchi forests in Chittagong Hill Tracts on Friday. Freed later.

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202Nov302002Angola0120000750120000120012Landmine AmbushRoad-15.820.25

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

Media
188Aug2002Angola020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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112May2000Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked.

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102Jan2000Angola050000320500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-14.0666714.08333

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

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85Sep161999Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staf killed when convoy attacked Sept 16.

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79Jun1999Angola020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad-7.611732315.0563515

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

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72Apr141999Angola050000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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63Jan21999Angola100000100100001001ShootingUnknownRoad-11.877576817.5691241

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

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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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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.

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1088Jan272011Afghanistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad35.0136169.17139

A local female staff of an INGO engaged in education and microfinance was approached by two men on motorcycles, and killed on her way to a project location. The attackers fled the scene immediately afterwards. The victim was a 12th grade student in a local high-school, employed part-time as the INGO teacher trainer for a longer-term training program. The attackers targeted the said INGO staff member, possibly because of her involvement with women's programming.

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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.

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1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

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

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1041Feb262010Afghanistan010000010100001001UnknownRaidPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO national staff member was critically injured when suspected members of armed opposition groups launched an attack on the Noor Guest House, Park Residence Guest House and Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul

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1038Mar242010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

3 national staff of an INGO were kidnapped and held for eight days.

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1030Dec62010Afghanistan001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad36.8376366.63932

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

Official Report
1028Nov302010Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.3015762.2465

The corpse of a female national INGO staff member was found, after she went missing during work. Reportedly, she was physically assaulted and killed by an unknown number of perpetrators. A criminal motive such as robbery or a personal dispute is assumed to be the reason for the killing.

Official Report
1026Nov282010Afghanistan003000030300003003Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown3667.666667

A verbal argument between three NGO staff members and local community over the transportation construction materials degenerated into violence and the NGO staff were physically assaulted.

Official Report
1025Nov182010Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackHome34.0003768.71346

AOG under the command of a prominent mullah abducted an INGO national staff member, while on a home visit. 2 days later, on 20 November, the staff member was released unharmed through negotiation. During the captivity, the staff member was question as to the identity of the organization, his position, programming and donors.

Official Report
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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

Official Report
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
1016Oct292010Afghanistan002000200200002020ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

2 female nationals working on a women's microeconomic development project (jam production and/or a tailoring cooperative), funded through a USAID initiative, were shot and beheaded. Motive unclear.

Official Report
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.

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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.

Official Report
1005Aug292010Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownRoad35.4166764.75

4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18.

Official Report
1278Mar32011Yemen100000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown16.30852843.403557

A UN national staff member was struck and injured by a stray bullet in crossfire between Al-Houthi and Mujalli militias in Sa’ada (Yemen). 

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1001Sep22010Afghanistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

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

Official Report
1000Aug302010Afghanistan030000210300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad36.7572

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

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

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

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997Aug212010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownHome35.685446964.2833366

2 local INGO staffers kidnapped in front of a private house in Aq Mazar village by armed opposition groups. Released 6 September.

Official Report
995Aug22010Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
994Jul272010Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.350827362.2164003

2 national NGO workers kidnapped and released the following day after intervention by elders. Motive unclear

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
990Jul142010Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

4 national NGO workers kidnapped by anti-government elements. Released four days later after community mediation

Official Report
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
988Jul82010Afghanistan100000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown35.0397569.00685

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

Official Report
987Jul42010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.1306868.70829

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

Official Report
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
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
930Apr152010Afghanistan500000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad35.7569

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

Official Report
924Feb262010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.53333369.166667

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

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921Sep182009Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

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915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

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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
893Dec152009Afghanistan005000400410015005UnknownUnknownOffice/compound33.548742169.4346945

1 NGO international staff and 4 NGO national staff killed in explosion at the office of an aid agency.

Media
857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

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853Jun232009Afghanistan003000300300003003Roadside IEDUnknownRoad3766

3 UN national staff of a partner organization of a UN agency were killed by a roadside bomb.

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810Feb172009Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.625733465.7145053

An INGO national staffer was shot and killed following threatening letters from armed opposition groups warning residents to cease working for the Afghan government and foreign entities. 

Official Report
769Jan42008Afghanistan010000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location33.9391167.709953

1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing.

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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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747Sep162008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

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

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746Aug312008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men wearing masks on motorbike forcefully entered into a Basic Health Clinic belonging to the NGO. Upon entering the compound, they initiated an attack against a national staff member killing her. There was a total of five staff members (including the midwife, Community Supervisor, 2 guards, and the Clinic Supervisor) present at the time of the incident. The perpetrators also stole mobile phones and other valuable belongings. The remaining 4 staff members who were left uninjured are now under investigation by the Government. No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident so far.

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745Aug202008Afghanistan006000150600006006UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

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

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743Jul72008Afghanistan030000102300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

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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).

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740Apr282008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 INGO national staff killed. The body of the staff member was found in close proximity to the victim

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739Mar242008Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.7289668.857

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

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738Mar232008Afghanistan0012000570120000120012UnknownAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

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

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736Mar52008Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

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

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735Nov182007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown36.73477270.811995

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

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732Sep62007Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownRaidHome31.625733465.7145053

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

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731Jun192007Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.22038970.3800314

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by an armed group.

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730Jun112007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed at their residence

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729Feb172007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed at home in a target killing.

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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

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726May212006Afghanistan001000001100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome36.758125666.8980826

1 NGO national staff shot dead by two unknown perpetrators in front of home. The victim was working as a teacher of the NGO's educational project. The motive behind of this killing is still unclear and it is possible that this was some kind of personal / family enmity, not a political act.

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699Aug242008Afghanistan040000030301014004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

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

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681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

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659Apr132010Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

Media
654Nov262008Afghanistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.40590470.359338

1 UN national staff contract worker in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot dead in front of elders at a meeting on 26 November of the local shura at Lower Sheikh Mesri, a temporary settlement for returnees. The murderer has not been identified and reasons for the attack remain unclear. The victim was active on women's causes.

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644Oct202008Afghanistan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international (British/South African) staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Kabul early Monday. The aid worker was one of a team of women working with a faith-based INGO directing projects for the disabled.

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638Sep162008Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3469.25

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff abducted by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan.

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627Jul182008Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.72511366.2196554

2 INGO international (French) staff abducted by unidentified gunmen in Nili, the capital of Daykundi Province in central Afghanistan, 18 July. The INGO temporarily suspended its operations across the country for security reasons.

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569Sep262007Afghanistan000400002200224004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

2 ICRC national staff and 2 international (1 Burmese, 1 Macedonian) kidnapped Wednesday in central Wardak province by Taliban militians; released Saturday. They were "Our mujahideen detained the Red Cross workers in Wardak province without knowing they were ICRC staff," said a Taliban spokesman who declined to be named. "We have nothing against the Red Cross and we are going to release them soon."

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562Aug182007Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO international staff seized from a Kabul restaurant while having lunch with her husband on Saturday. A spokesman on a video said the abductors were not Taliban, but belonged to a "special network".He demanded the release of the group's men held by President Hamid Karzai's government

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559Jul132007Afghanistan000003120300003003UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

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

Official Report
550Jun172007Afghanistan020000000002022002UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad34.519705869.1624302

2 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded passing through traffic circle in Kabul when Taliban bombed a police academy bus at Kabul

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488Nov52006Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

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

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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486Nov62006Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4189769.12144

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

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480Sep162006Afghanistan004000310400004004Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackUnknown34.53333369.166667

3 NGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded under their car just south of the capital, Sept 16.

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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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458Jul252006Afghanistan010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackHome3469.25

1 INGO national staff in Logar province wounded by an IED at their house. The bomb was rigged to the entry gate. Unclear if targeted for INGO work or if it was personal.

Official Report
457Jul232006Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

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

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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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440May302006Afghanistan040000400400004004ShootingAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

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

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430Apr2006Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownRaidProject site34.808563.43003

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

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398Oct202005Afghanistan004000130400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff wounded in Faryab by suspected Taliban guerrillas, Oct 20.

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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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387Jul2005Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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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.

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374Jun42005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62776165.901625

1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4.

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.

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370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
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
362Apr132005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown35.7569

1 NGO national staff killed in Baghlan, April 13.

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353Mar82005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

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

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350Feb232005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff murdered in Helmand, Feb 23.

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334Dec52004Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
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.

Archived
311Jul2004Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
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.

Archived
297May232004Afghanistan003000210300003003Landmine AmbushRoad3667.666667

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

Archived
296May182004Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 NGO national staff murdered in Balkh, May 18.

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290Apr2004Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office.

Archived
280Feb252004Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
279Feb142004Afghanistan004000400400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown32.60711162.671011

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

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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254Sep82003Afghanistan050000410500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

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

Archived
248Aug2003Afghanistan020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush.

Archived
247Aug132003Afghanistan006000240600006006UnknownAmbushUnknown33.544896868.4132108

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

Archived
241Jul222003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

1 INGO national staff killed in Farah, Afghanistan, July 22.

Archived
231May32003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3.

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204Nov242002Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.8376366.63932

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff killed in Chaharbolak district of Balkh, reported Nov 24, no other details.

Archived
200Nov2002Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit.

Archived
197Nov2002Afghanistan200000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 UN national staff beaten.

Archived
111May2000Afghanistan100000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed in bombardment

Archived
1121Apr72011Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.401463469.8912294

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

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1122Apr192011Pakistan002000020200002002Remote control VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound30.19967.00971

2 national staff of a national NGO were injured when a VBIED detonated remotely near two NGO offices. It is not known if and why the NGOs may have been targeted. 

Official Report
1125Jun52011Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.8213764.76505

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

Official Report
1127Jun82011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.00592229.718875

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

Official Report
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. 

Official Report
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
1133Jun232011Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound34.3333373.2

At least two office managers of an INGO were physically assaulted when a group of 40-45 people forcibly entered the INGO office and held them hostage for two hours. The offenders accused the INGO of not paying invoices.

Official Report
1140Jul182011Pakistan080000008800008008KidnappingAmbushRoad30.5766166.77289

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

Media
1141Jul232011Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.2568

An NGO employee was killed during a night-time operation carried out by international military forces, which killed 3 local residents / suspected armed opposition group members.

Official Report
1142Jul242011Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad31.61026965.701536

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

Official Report
1144Aug142011Sudan010000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Media
1145Aug182011South Sudan050000500500005005UnknownRaidUnknown8.041819132.0297593

4 national staff of one INGO and at least 1 national staff of a separate INGO were killed during raids that killed hundreds of people and destroyed many houses, an INGO hospital and vehicles.

Official Report
1147Aug202011South Sudan090000180900009009UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1032.7

1 INGO national staff killed and 8 INGO national staff wounded during clashes between suspected elements of a rebel militia group and Sudanese armed forces.

Official Report
1149Aug272011Somalia001000001100001010Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown3.32500542.2205319

One female national staff of an NGO was kidnapped and also shot by Al Shabab militants. 

Archived
1151Aug282011Somalia000100100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown3.11666743.65

A national ICRC staff was shot several times in the head and chest by Al Shabab militants. The incident caused escalating tensions between Al Shabab rebels and local clan elders, who demanded a retaliatory killing.

Media
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
1160May252011Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionRoad9.106010826.8461846

One national INGO staff was badly beaten and treated for head injuries when four INGO staff were stopped by SPLA at a checkpoint. The staff members were brought to the military barracks and one was badly beaten.

Official Report
1164Sep282011Afghanistan100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.4140670.30942

An unknown assailant shot and killed a local UN staff member

Archived
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
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
1180Nov192011Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-0.5236029540.35344455

A national staffer working for an INGO was detained and severely assualted by Kenyan police at a checkpoint during operations against al Shaabab militias in Garissa

Media
1183Nov222011Yemen000300002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad13.0566744.88194

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

Media
1186Dec162011South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad5.430.25

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

Official Report
1187Dec182011Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.870515717.9950755

A staff member of an international NGO based in M’boki (south-east) was shot dead following  a dispute with a group who had been drinking  heavily.  

Archived
1197Jan172012Afghanistan001000010100001010KidnappingIndividual attackRoad34.3481762.19967

A female NGO staff member was shot and seriously injured by two armed men riding a motorcycle while she was enroute to her office by foot.  The victim was a candidate for the 2010 Provincial Council election and worked for an NGO that had gender-related programs.

Official Report
1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.7530

A international staffer of an INGO (a Ugandan cook) was stabbed to death by another staffer in a personal dispute.

Official Report
1204Jan312012Yemen322000002200557007KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

Three international staff of a UN agency, two INGO and two LNGOs were kidnapped west of Sanaa. They were released approximately 72 hours later. The kidnappers reportedly planned to exchange the hostages for a prisoner being held in the capital.

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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1233Jan212011Pakistan001000100100001001Kidnap-killingIndividual attackRoad32.3039769.68207

Following threats, a Pakistani NGO working on polio eradication was abducted and killed a day later killed, The incident occurred while traveling from mir ali to mir anshah in South Wazirstan.

Official Report
1236Feb2011Tanzania010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.524712335.7878438

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

Archived
1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1246Mar242011Myanmar010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome20.9039227595.8414149

An INGO staff number was wounded when she (and her two children) were attacked by a man with a sword in their home.  The attacker was a guard from a neighboring house. 

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
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.

Focal Point
1257Aug152011Chad010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location12.119154315.0502758

Two INGO international staff were robbed by men armed with knives while walking back to their residence.  Once resisted and recieved stab wounds to the arm/shoulder

Focal Point
1261Oct2011Somalia010000100100001001UnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

One INGO national staff member killed in Somalia.

Focal Point
1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

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

Focal Point
1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

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

Official Report
1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

An INGO national staff member was stabbed by her husband (also a staff member) and wounded.

Focal Point
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
1274Dec122009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.250419729.0607175

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

Focal Point
1279Apr132011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingCombat/Crossfire1626

A UN national staff memberstaff was injured by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire between police and bank robbers in Kabkabiya, North Darfur in Sudan 

Focal Point
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

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

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.

Focal Point
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
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
1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

Official Report
1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location6.79984633.126794

A national NGO staffer was shot and wounded by an SPLA soldier.

Official Report
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
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
1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

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

Official Report
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
1354Oct92012Afghanistan001000010100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.25639570.787806

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

Official Report
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

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

Media
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

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

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

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

Official Report
1367Nov232012Afghanistan005000050500005005Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.36059868.841584

Five NGO staff and several others were wounded when a small truck rigged with explosives was detonated near government facilities and two NGO compounds.  The intended target was reportedly the government facilities and not the aid workers specifically.

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

Media
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1383Jan112013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.01259772.032854

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

Official Report
1386Jan162013Afghanistan002000020200002000Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.52589669.17015

Two NGO employees were injured by a vehicle-borne IED detonated by the driver in a suicide attack on an NDS facility. A total of 27 civilians were injured in the blast, including the aid workers.

Official Report
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
1391Jan312013Pakistan002000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad33.8994970.101691

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

Official Report
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

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

Official Report
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

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

Official Report
1401Mar132013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad24.94924766.966768

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

Media
1403Mar212013Pakistan002000200200002020Remote control VBIEDRaidProject site33.91919471.80859

Two local NGO workers were killed, along with at least 10 IDPs, when a remote controlled car bomb exploded on a road inside the camp.

Official Report
1406Mar262013Yemen000100000001011010ShootingAmbushRoad15.33748444.184304

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

Media
1407Mar302013South Sudan001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound10.09965233.337104

An employee of a commercial company contracted by the UN was shot and wounded when a group of twenty armed, masked men raided their organization's compound. The unknown perpretrators left without stealing anything after the incident.

Official Report
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

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

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
1419Apr232013Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65979161.107952

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

Official Report
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.

Official Report
1433May242013Afghanistan400000000013044013Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.52758169.16714

An IO building in Kabul was attacked with a car bomb, rocket-propelled grenades and armed gunmen, resulting in the death of one staff member and injuries to three more staff. Foreign staff seemed to have been specifically targeted.

Official Report
1439May292013Afghanistan000400120301014004Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound34.43024770.448678

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives at the International Committee of the Red Cross compound, killing one security guard and injuring three staff members. Following the attack, the ICRC closed their sub delegation in Jalalabad and temporarily stopped all staff movements in the country.

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
1443Jun152013Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome37.41266366.047083

One NGO staff member involved in the polio campaign was shot and killed outside of her residence. The motive behind the attack is yet to be determined. UPDATE: It is believed to have resulted from a dispute rather than being related to the victim’s NGO affiliation.

Official Report
1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

One Kenyan Red Cross official was killed during clashes between Al Shabaab and the Administrative Police.  

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
1448Jun212013South Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84892531.582724

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

Official Report
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
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
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
1462Apr262012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001000ShootingAmbushRoad33.513069536.3095814

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

Focal Point
1463Sep262012Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

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

Official Report
1465May102012Kenya010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.04682140.310412

One INGO staff member was wounded when hit by a stray bullet when two people shot a Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) at close range at Wamo bus stage.

Official Report
1466Mar32012Kenya001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.466596839.6332917

One NGO staff member was killed incidentally when perpetrators opened fire on an unconfirmed target along Ngamia Rd in Garissa Town. It is suspected that the target was one of the campaign vehicles of Nasir Mohammed Dolal "Jofle", an aspirant for the Garissa Township MP post, although no rounds hit the car.

Official Report
1468Mar142012Kenya010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-1.336.76667

One community health worker working with an INGO was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals in an incident in Soweto, Kibera.

Official Report
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
1475Jul172013Afghanistan010000010100001001Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.18234168.913042

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

Official Report
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
1479Oct282012Ethiopia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.14540.489673

One national INGO staff member was assaulted by a gang armed with crude weapons.

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
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

Focal Point
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
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.

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
1511Jun152012Kenya020000020200002002Roadside IEDIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

Two national staffs working for an INGO were injured and had to medevaced to Garissa and Nairobi after a vehicle, which the two were leaving at the time, belonging to the chair-lady of Ifo camp was hit by an RCIED in Ifo camp.

Official Report
1512May192012Somalia002000020200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound547

Two LNGO staff were seriously injured when unknown gunmen reportedly opened fire at the LNGO compound. The motive of the attack is reportedly related to a dispute over goat and cash distributions carried out by the NGO in the area.

Official Report
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
1527Jan82012Senegal100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Focal Point
1529Oct152012Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.5215467.41315

One LNGO staff member was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen in Shahjoy Bazaar area of Qalat Province.

Focal Point
1534Apr292013Afghanistan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound34.55104769.163852

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

Official Report
1536Jul282013Syrian Arab Republic00110000110110000110011Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.51186736.576478

Nine volunteers and two staff with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were injured when a distribution point in al-Qusur was hit with a mortar shell.

Official Report
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
1541Jul102012South Sudan010000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown4.84892531.582724

One INGO female staff member was shot and killed.

Focal Point
1547Oct212012Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad33.50914736.306485

National female hit by shrapnel of an IED while standing on road waiting for taxi to travel between two work sites.

Focal Point
1549Dec142012Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

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

Focal Point
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
1557Aug172013South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site10.13074233.327557

One INGO staff member was killed by a staff member of another INGO allegedly over domestic dispute.

Official Report
1558Aug182013India001000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad18.97071572.819421

One American working for an NGO was slashed by an assailant on her face and neck and robbed while on a commuter train.

Media
1563Aug222013Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown34.81643567.816707

Two international aid workers were kidnapped and safely released three days later.  Security officials said it was probably the work of hostage takers since the area is not a stronghold of the insurgency.

Official Report
1565Aug262013Afghanistan001000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.78795970.478834

One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training.

Official Report
1567Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85877831.598305

One UN staff member was assaulted by a person suspected to be an SPLA soldier while walking from the Olympic hotel in Juba.

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack.

Official Report
1578Sep132013Philippines005000050500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.908154122.088461

Five local Red Cross volunteers were injured when Nur Misuari-led faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fired a rifle grenade in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

Media
1579Sep222013Pakistan001000100100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown28.0006969.31894

One female social worker employed by a local NGO was kidnapped by unidentified armed men and killed.

Official Report
1580Sep232013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.49215427.993158

One UN staff member was assaulted after group of people at the scene of road traffic accident forcibly asked the staff member to transport a non-UN casualty to a hospital - while the injured was being received at the hospital, an unknown person assaulted the staff member. 

Official Report
1581Sep232013Kenya300000000003033003Complex attackRaidPublic location-1.25697536.803277

Two UN personnel and a UN contractor were reported injured during a complex attack by al-Shabaab at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

Official Report
1583Sep232013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown28.00042169.318844

One female NGO worker was shot and killed by her husband in an honor killing.

Media
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
1594Oct222013Afghanistan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.00247362.224309

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

Official Report
1595Oct232013Sudan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad12.00868824.840129

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

Media
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
1600Nov192013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.09253870.469295

Three national staff members of a UN implementing partner were abducted by an unknown armed group.  They were released the next day with the help of tribal elders. 

Official Report
1601Nov62013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.92702766.142532

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

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
1603Nov242013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.91076365.028694

Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals.

Official Report
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

Three aid workers involved in a village-level development project were killed by a remote-controlled bomb.  

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
1616Nov42012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010UnknownUnknownPublic location33.47122736.303878

An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. 

Official Report
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

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

Official Report
1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

Official Report
1627Dec162013South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.79984633.126794

One nationally recruited INGO member was injured by a stray bullet when a fight involving the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) erupted. 

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

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

Official Report
1634Jan72014Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.21288337.164151

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

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
1639Jan172014Afghanistan200000000020022020Complex attackRaidPublic location34.53707169.181356

Two UN international staff were killed in a complex attack (one suicide bomber, two gunmen) at Taverna du Leban Restaurant in Kabul.  The Taliban confirmed responsibility for the attack.  At least 21 people (13 internationals and eight Afghans) have been reported dead. 

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
1644Jan222014South Sudan000100010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.87313231.589271

A local ICRC staff member was assaulted by IDPs when they reportedly heard the staff member discussing politics over the phone. The staff member was hospitalized. 

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
1651Feb172014Pakistan200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.21667270.383361

Two national UN staff members, part of a polio vaccination team, were abducted by armed gunmen.  Four other team members were also abducted.  An investigation is underway.  UPDATE: All six were released unharmed on 29 April 2014.

Official Report
1653Feb202014Ukraine001000010100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location50.45069330.523241

One Ukrainian Red Cross Society volunteer was shot in the leg by a sniper while providing medical assistance during the unrest in Kiev. 

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
1658Mar112014Afghanistan300000300300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
1662Mar202014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.64065361.987215

An NGO employee working for a health clinic was abducted by anti-government elements. 

Official Report
1666Nov212013Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.9268966.141517

Two polio workers were abducted on 21 November and found dead the following day by Afghan National Police.

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
1671Jan142014Central African Republic001000100100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

A national NGO staff member was stabbed, allegedly by a group of young Muslims, and found dead.

Official Report
1673Jan242013Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownProject site-6.21195106.845056

One INGO staff member was hit in the head and subsequently hospitalized when unknown individuals threw stones at the INGO vehicle. 

Focal Point
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

During a break-in, one INGO member was stabbed in the hand. 

Focal Point
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
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

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

Focal Point
1698Apr262014Central African Republic030000300300003003ShootingRaidProject site7.09997916.933402

Three INGO staff members were killed by armed ex-Seleka members during a meeting with community leaders to discuss medical care and access. The ex-Seleka proceeded to rob the office.  Fifteen other individuals, all local chiefs, were killed as well.  

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
1703Apr282014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site34.10754764.305595

A health worker was shot dead by armed men at a clinic.

Official Report
1704Apr302014Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.21213271.522377

A vaccinator was killed by an IED.  Further details are unavailable.

Official Report
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
1731May102014Afghanistan020000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.13031966.470093

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

Official Report
1733May142014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.43918661.79427

Four national INGO staff were abducted by armed men.  A fifth employee, the driver, was also abducted but managed to escape.  UPDATE: All four have been released through the mediation of local elders.  

Official Report
1737Mar212013Pakistan00120001110120000120012Remote control VBIEDUnknownProject site33.72571471.791983

Eleven NGO personnel were wounded and one killed when a VBIED detonated by an IDP camp.

Focal Point
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
1756May152014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.68856664.293656

One NGO member was abducted by unknown armed men, believed to be anti-government elements.  One government worker was also abducted.  Both individuals were later released on 18 May 2014 after the intervention of community elders.

Official Report
1758May292014Mali020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad16.416951-3.666631

Two INGO workers were killed when a roadside IED detonated.

Official Report
1760May292014South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown7.78503533.002909

One INGO worker was reportedly killed in an inter-clan dispute.

Official Report
1761May312014Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.53287371.055512

A local health worker was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen when she was on her way home.

Official Report
1762Jun12014Afghanistan020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad37.00179370.894497

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

Official Report
1768Jun92014Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.26986465.04965

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

Official Report
1771Jun162014Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site10.64036430.126361

One INGO worker was injured when Sudan's air force bombed and partially destroyed the INGO hospital. 

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

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

Official Report
1773Jun202014South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.81889731.546674

One pregnant NGO staff member was assaulted and injured by a male IDP patient.  She was hospitalized for further treatment. 

Official Report
1775Jun182014Sudan050000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad14.07816824.644835

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

Official Report
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
1792Jul142014Somalia100000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad2.03913845.346191

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

Official Report
1793Jul152014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.35779862.348836

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

Official Report
1794Jul202014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.41251134.352024

One UN worker was killed due to an air strike.  The attack also killed her husband and daughter (not counted in database).

Media
1795Jul212014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49693334.468875

One UN worker was killed while fleeing from fighting in Shejaiya district.  Ten members of her family (not counted in database) were also killed in the attack. 

Media
1798Jul242014Afghanistan020000000020022020ShootingAmbushRoad34.34194462.203056

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

Media
1799Jul252014Afghanistan020000200200002020UnknownAmbushRoad34.522565.251667

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

Official Report
1801Jul252014Occupied Palestinian Territories004000130400004004UnknownIndividual attackUnknown31.5390234.53835

One Palestine Red Crescent Society volunteer was killed and three others wounded when their ambulance (clearly marked with the emblem of the Red Crescent society) was targeted in Beit Hanoun.

Official Report
1808Aug142014Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.67160861.981391

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

Official Report
1810Jul312014Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.16463936.86522

Two female international aid workers were kidnapped by armed men. They were released in January 2015.

Media
1812Aug202014Central African Republic001000100100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location4.36660218.552499

One local Red Cross worker was killed by a bullet while trying to evacuate casualties during violent demonstrations in front of the MINUSCA headquarters in Bangui.

Official Report
1813Aug242014Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.47454970.535009

Three INGO national staff members were abducted by unknown men.  They were released unhurt two days later, on 26 August. 

Official Report
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
1819Aug312014DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.01281829.356943

Two national INGO doctors were abducted by individuals suspected to be part of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).  They were released the following day after family members reportedly paid a ransom. 

Official Report
1827Apr122014Pakistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.74989970.342765

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

Official Report
1828Sep162014South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownUnknownPublic location9.25885329.800177

One UN staff member was assaulted by SPLA soldiers and required medical treatment.  Another UN staff member was also assaulted, but seems to have been unhurt.

Official Report
1830Sep242014Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site33.9805169.133384

One INGO national staff member was abducted by anti-government elements at the INGO demining site.  

Official Report
1831Sep252014Central African Republic070000070700007007Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.36834918.55663

Seven INGO staff members were wounded by the explosion of a grenade, which detonated while they were cleaning a ditch. 

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

Six NGO contractors were abducted by anti-government elements.  They were released the following day through the mediation of tribal elders. 

Official Report
1835Jan282013Kenya001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad0.12034140.301715

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

Official Report
1836Jun292013Somalia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.35821642.545087

One INGO nurse was killed by a stray mortar during clashes between clan militias.  The nurse was assisting the wounded at the time of the attack. 

Official Report
1842Feb182013Somalia001000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.33333342.283333

One LNGO manager was wounded during clashes between two groups of Al Shabaab fighters. The clash was reportedly triggered by a dispute over the continuation of the LNGO's activities. 

Official Report
1843May252013Somalia010000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02107445.288353

One INGO employee was killed during clashes between two groups of Somali National Government (SNG) forces.

Official Report
1844Jul312013Somalia002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad2.04574245.302612

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

Official Report
1848Oct252014South Sudan010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84098531.614001

One INGO international staff member was injured when two individuals on a boda boda stole her purse.  The staff member was hospitalized but released soon thereafter.

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
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

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

Official Report
1860Nov242014DR Congo020000110200002002ShootingAmbush-1.18369929.450173

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

Official Report
1867Dec202014DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.18362329.448832

National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. 

Official Report
1870Jan202015Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site11.19901929.417932

One staff person was injured when bombs dropped by the Sudanese Air Force landed on a hospital operated by an INGO. The hospital is located in the Nuba Mountains village of Frandala. 

Official Report
1872Sep232014Guinea001000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

A team of five aid workers was attacked in Guinea by a crowd that grew hostile when the team started collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola. One the aid workers sustained a neck wound.

Media
1874Jan192015Central African Republic010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

A french aidworker working for a charity organization was abducted at gunpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic and released unharmed on January 23, 2015.

Media
1875Nov302014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.94535733.809026

 A UN staff member was assaulted by an INGO security guard. The UN staff member was taken to the hospital as a result of the attack.

Official Report
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
1882Aug292014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown34.17183170.621679

An NGO staff member was shot and killed for unknown reasons in Khogyani District.

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
1887Apr282014Cambodia100000000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome11.544873104.892167

A UN contractor was killed outside her home when she confronted her attacker, a man who was trying to steal her bicycle.

Media
1888Dec302014Afghanistan004000013400004004KidnappingUnknownProject site32.92712966.141526

Three health sector workers of a NGO were kidnapped in Shalai, Uruzgan district while treating patients in the field. An additional staff member was severely beaten and then set free. 

Media
2139Sep192015Guatemala001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackPublic location15.689653-88.609658

A young volunteer was murdered on September 19 in Santo Tomas de Castilla. She was on her way to the branch office to attend a volunteer meeting. According to initial report she was shot in the head getting into a taxi however, the circumstances are still unclear as to what happened. 

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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
1893Feb212015Myanmar001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad21.26595697.67189

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

Media
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
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
1897Jan312015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.91784064.775515

A female international aid worker was released after two weeks in captivity by the Taliban. She was kidnapped during a raid on the aid organization's compound.

Media
1898Feb172015Myanmar002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad21.15671797.573478

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

Media
1900Feb242015Yemen000002001100112020KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

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

Media
1904Mar312015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site33.51336.292

A volunteer for the Syrian branch of the Palestine Red Crescent, was shot and killed in a refugee camp near Damascus.

Media
1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

Two INGO international staff members were wounded during an armed robbery at the office.

Focal Point
1929Jan152015Zambia100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome-14.8119424.797398

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

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
1938Nov192014Afghanistan010000000001011001Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

Police killed four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on the Green Village, a compound housing foreign workers in Kabul. While the AGE did not reach their intended target (inside the compound), the force of the blast at the heavy guarded gate of the compound wounded one INGO staff worker. 

Focal Point
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

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

Official Report
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. 

Focal Point
1955Oct152014Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.4763215.54011

A national female staff worker for an INGO was attacked in her home with a machete during a home invasion. She fully recovered in the hospital. 

Focal Point
1967Apr222014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

Focal Point
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.

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
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

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

Media
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

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

Media
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
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
2008Sep172015Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidPublic location14.683333324.85

Reportedly, one INGO national staff member was injured when SAF military suported by SAF aircraft and militias opened fire on the Zaghawa community in Anka.  

Official Report
2011May292015Yemen001000100100001010UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.70304043.60393

One Yemen Red Crescent volunteer was killed in an explosion while helping wounded civilians during an attack on the area. 

Official Report
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
2028Sep212015Afghanistan020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.02278566.421776

The remains of two local INGO employees were found in Maydan, Sayabad district. They were abducted by anti-government elements on September 21st.

Official Report
2029Nov232015Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingRaidHome6.99603719.185032

A national INGO staff member in Kaga-Bandoro was shot and killed when armed robbers broke into his house. Another INGO staff member from a different INGO was also killed by a gunshot wound.

Official Report
2030Dec12015Yemen000100000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

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

Official Report
2036Jan62015Somalia003000120300003003ShootingAmbushRoad4.74294145.200936

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

Official Report
2037Feb82015Somalia002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad9.14905248.420033

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

Official Report
2039Feb202015Somalia030000120300003003Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03153045.337701

Two NGO staff members were injured and one killed in a complex attack in Mogadishu. Approximately 25 people were killed by al Shabaab at the Central Hotel and a local mosque close to the hotel as a result. 

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
2044Jul222015Somalia001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome3.11405043.651925

A woman working for a local NGO was shot in her home by intruders. 

Official Report
2064Feb172016DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.65850129.220455

An armed individual broke into the house of an national INGO worker and shot him. He also stole the victim's vehicle and valuables. The INGO aid worker died as a result of the attack.

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
2068Feb162016Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.49822967.761598

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

Official Report
2069Feb152016Syrian Arab Republic009000900900009009Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

Nine INGO supported staff members have been killed in a series of bombings on the hospital where they worked. Ten other staff members were wounded (not yet counted). The hospital was hit four times in the attack. 

Official Report
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
2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

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

Media
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

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

Media
2093May252016South Sudan020000000002022002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.52798831.668235

Two INGO contractors were physically assaulted by six unidentified persons during an attempted robbery. The victims sustained injuries were referred to an NGO clinic in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
2102Mar302016Central African Republic020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location5.76434520.670528

Two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a popular restuarant in Bambari near the central market. About 11 people were injured, including two INGO staff members that had to be medically evacuated to Bangui. One waitress died (not countered here) and 6 other humanitarian staff members from a local NGO and a UN agency were injured (pending further investigation before entry into AWSD).  

Official Report
2104Jun242016Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.99603719.185032

An INGO staff member was killed in a hotel in Kaga Bandoro. 

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
2112Nov182015South Africa010000010100001000ShootingRaidOffice/compound-24.20959130.409835

Three armed men jumped the security perimeter fence around an INGO compound and assaulted one security officer (not counted here) and shot another in his arm. He was also assaulted and tied up while the men broke into the office and stole material assets, and money from the safe. 

Focal Point
2114Dec202015Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.81112236.603827

Two  UN agency partner staff were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic by an airstrike in Idlib, while attending a coordination meeting. 

Focal Point
2115Oct62015Central African Republic200000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad5.38479816.990356

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

Focal Point
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
2119May212015Cameroon020000020200002020ShootingAmbushRoad6.51639714.291927

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

Focal Point
2121Oct62015Sudan010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome13.44789822.464908

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

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
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

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

Focal Point
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. 

Focal Point
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
2129May62015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.57277236.409376

On May 6, during a distribution mission in Douma Branch near Damascus, a couple of mortar shells hit close to a SARC convoy and killeda female sub-branch volunteer. 

Focal Point
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
2137Sep182015Afghanistan010000100100001001Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad34.01455269.192392

A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED.

Focal Point
2138Dec152015Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownProject site33.70619969.383108

A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations.

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

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

Focal Point
2146Jul142016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown6.80724929.678888

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed in Barpakeny, Rumbek East. The incident appears to have been related to a personal matter and not because the victim was an aid worker. 

Official Report
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

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

Media
2149Jul272016Nigeria100001020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad11.52926413.653517

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

Official Report
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.

Official Report
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84629531.607173

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

Official Report
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
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
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

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

Official Report
2188Nov232016Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.44646462.145413

One UN contracted staff member was stabbed by two armed men in Farah hospital. No arrests have been made regarding this incident.

Official Report
2193Dec102016South Sudan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad5.13794230.914154

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

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

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

Official Report
2202Dec242016Mali010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackHome16.261765-0.028839

An INGO director was kidnapped from her home on December 24th, 2016 in Gao. She is a dual national of French and Swiss origin. On March 1st, 2018, a video released by Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), briefly shows the aid worker in a propaganda video. According to a close family member, the aid worker's health appears to have declined since the last image of her was released in 2017. 

Media
2204Feb242016Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location48.481888.40635

One female INGO national staff member was stabbed at the front gate of her home. The robbers took her mobile phone and then fled. She was treated at the hospital. 

Official Report
2205Apr242016Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackHome42.7382010.06916

A local female INGO staff worker was detained by Al-Shabaab fighters in Jamaame. She and five other civilians were detained at the same time and put in jail. She was on leave at the time and accused of working for an American NGO. She spent more than a week in prison and was conditionally released (she was required to stay in the village pending investigation on the charges brought against her by Al-Shabaab). The aid worker was released on April 24th, 2016. 

Official Report
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
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

Six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross and numerous civilians were killed following an airstrike on a refugee camp in Rann, Borno state. The aid workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian relief operation that was bringing food to over 25,000 displaced people. A number of aid workers were also wounded in the attack and eight had to be airlifted out of the town for medical assistance. 

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2224Jan142017Mexico002000200200002020ShootingUnknownPublic location19.309054-98.907978

Two Mexican Red Cross paramedics were murdered by armed gunmen in Ixtapaluca while carrying out their humanitarian duties. 

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2234Feb232017Somalia030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site4.74294145.200936

Three national aid workers for an INGO were reportedly abducted by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen at Hajub, near Beledweyne. They were providing humanitarian assistance to drought-affected beneficiaries at the time of the attack. They were all released within a week.

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2235Mar142017South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownAmbushRoad7.07694830.739403

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

Official Report
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
2242Apr272016Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

Three national staff members of an international organization were killed as a result of an aerial attack on Al Ouds hospital in Aleppo by state-led coalition forces. 

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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. 

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2252Aug192016Honduras001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad14.806741-85.766664

One female Red Cross staff member was shot and killed in Olancho on her way home. 

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2257Nov192016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

During airstrikes over Aleppo by Syrian coalition forces, one national female aid worker was killed by shelling while she was at home. The building collapsed, trapping her and her child in the rubble. Both died as a result of the attack.

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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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2270Mar312017Pakistan002000020200002020Roadside IEDIndividual attackPublic location33.573471.0099

An NGO vehicle drove over an IED in Saifal Darra in Orakzai Agency which exploded and wounded three aid workers. Although the wounds were not life threatening, two female staff members required medical attention. The aid workers were not the target of the attack, the IED had been intended for security forces in the area.  

Official Report
2274Dec62016Pakistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown34.20011472.050801

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

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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
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

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

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2297Jun182017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad

A staff member of the Syrian Red Crescent was injured in an attack on a humanitarian convoy near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The convoy was targeted when it approached the city and the staff member was shot and seriously wounded.  The truck was part of a multi-agency convoy tasked with the mission to deliver food, medicine and supplies to 11,000 people in the town of East Harasta.

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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
2493Aug172017South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.88590632.691324

One INGO aid worker was assaulted in al-Mabien, South Sudan. Further details are not available.

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2306Jul182017Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.53903621.991001

One national staff member of an INGO was killed by fighters from the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance which is an ex-Seleka faction. There are no other details about this incident at this time.  

Official Report
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
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. 

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2311Aug142017Afghanistan030000300300003003ShootingUnknownUnknown34.52151065.246344

Three national aid workers for an INGO were gunned down and killed in Ghor province, somewhere near the capital city of Chaghcharan. Two others (not currently counted in the AWSD because the information could not be verified) were reportedly wounded in the event. Although the motive and perpetrators of this incident are also unknown, the area reportedly has an active Taliban and ISIS presence. 

Media
2312Dec302017Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.57915532.564528

One female UN international staff member was walking to work in the Al Riyadh area of Khartoum when she was attacked by two men on a motorcycle. The men dragged her behind the motorcycle for a distance and then physically assaulted her, biting off her thumb in the attack. The aid worker had to be medically evacuated to Nairobi to receive treatment for extensive injuries. Robbery is the suspected motive for the attack. 

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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
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
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
2323Oct142017Somalia00180005130180000180018Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location2.04693445.318162

Five aid workers from that Somali Red Crescent died after a massive truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu, followed by another, smaller, bomb. An additional thirteen aid workers (3 volunteers, 7 staff members, and 3 security guards) were wounded in the attack. Over 300 hundred people are reported to have been killed with scores more still missing. Although no credit has been taken for the attack, Al-Shabaab is widely reported as being the only group with the means to execute such an attack. This was the largest terrorist attack that Somalia has experienced in its history.   

Media
2328Jun282017South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.14714930.157471

A number of aid workers required medical attention after their office compound was forcefully entered by local youth who physically assaulted both international and national staff. They were reportedly angered by the lack of employment opportunities available to the local community. Exactly how many staff members required medical attention and whether they were national or international staff is currently unknown.

Official Report
2334Nov282017South Sudan006000600600006006UnknownRaidPublic location7.47795931.519872

Six NGO workers were killed in a raid on Duk Payuel village. Reportedly, around 44 people were killed and dozens wounded when assailants launched a coordinated attack the village. Houses and huts were destroyed in the attack and around 50 women and children were abducted. An NGO warehouse was looted and around 1,000 cattle were stolen. 

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2344Jan242018Afghanistan090000450900009009Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.41984970.472943

Four national staff members of an INGO and one soldier (not counted here) were killed in a complex attack on the organization's office in Jalalabad. The attackers detonated a suicide car bomb and then laid siege to the building for hours. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Five other national INGO staff were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment. 

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2346Jan212018South Sudan004000040400004004Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location10.11489429.967957

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

Official Report
2656Apr172019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667

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

Official Report
2361Feb272018Central African Republic105000600600006006ShootingAmbushRoad7.09091117.668887

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

Official Report
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." She was killed by Boko Haram while she was held captive.   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
2379Mar182018DR Congo010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.15496029.243701

A national staff member for an INGO was killed by gunmen in Bwatsinge village, Lubero. At this time there is no further information available about this incident. 

Official Report
2384Mar292018Azerbaijan050000320500005005Landmine Individual attackRoad41.07147243.839254

Three national staff members were killed and two injured when the vehicle that they were driving hit an anti-tank landmine that detonated on impact. The incident occurred in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on March 29th. 

Media
2387Mar102018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

One female national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids on Idlib while fulfilling emergency response duties.

Media
2394Mar252018South Sudan007000007700007007KidnappingAmbushUnknown4.10790030.964542

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

Official Report
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
2401Apr202018Sudan040000130400004004ShootingUnknownUnknown9.64017528.434905

One INGO driver was killed and three aid workers injured when they were attacked in the Taalei-Mabek area in Abyei by armed men, suspected to be Misseriya. The team was on a vaccination campaign. The injured aid workers were taken to a hospital in Abyei and then evacuated to an INGO hospital in Agok. 

Official Report
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
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
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
2412May142018South Sudan01200000010100022120012KidnappingAmbushRoad5.17881727.956335

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

Official Report
2415May222018South Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushRoad4.95984731.210376

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

Official Report
2416May222018DR Congo020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad1.57274730.240077

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

Official Report
2417May302018South Sudan001000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad4.08904530.681738

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

Official Report
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
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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2447Jul152016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13428

One female national aid worker was killed in her home during an aerial bombing attack by Syrian forces. 

Focal Point
2452Apr192017Uganda010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location1.37333332.290275

One INGO staff member was walking along the road when someone on the back of a motorbike grabbed her backpack and roughly pulled her along in an attempt to steal it. The victim sustained some injuries, predominantly to her leg and nose.

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
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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2459Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.01260236.671452

A hospital in the area of Maarat Misreen, Idlib, Syria, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

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2460Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

A hospital in the area of Mahardah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

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2461Apr182017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.32254636.622538

A hospital in the area of Al Latamnah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

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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. 

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2463Sep192017Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

One female national INGO staff member was killed during an aerial bombing on a hospital in Maarat Annuman district in Idlib, Syria. Syrian forces and/or their allies were the perpetrators of the attack. 

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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. 

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2486Oct172017Afghanistan010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One national female aid worker for an INGO was injured by shrapnel after the area was targeted by aerial bombing. 

Focal Point
2488Nov222017Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.84494136.225112

One INGO national staff member was abducted and held for ransom in Izra, Syria. Assailants physically assaulted the aid worker badly in captivity. The crime was economically motivated (and potentially premeditated due to certain circumstances that would make the aid worker a valuable target). Released after three days, the staff member required medical treatment for their wounds.

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2489Nov252017Mali010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound15.9192562.392430

One INGO national staff member was brutally assaulted at the organization's compound in Menaka, Mali. Items were stolen after the attack. The staff member had to be medically evacuated for treatment and then travel outside of the country for additional medical support. 

Focal Point
2490Nov172017Iraq010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.20629344.00887

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

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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
2602Mar192019Yemen010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome14.790942.9709

One female INGO national employee was killed when she was hit by shrapnel while standing on the roof of her house in Hodeidah. Her sister, also on the roof, was wounded (not counted here).

Media
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
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
2514Aug92018Somalia004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.11162143.491606

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

Focal Point
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
2660Mar172018Philippines010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.231000124.240967

A female national staff member was a victim of robbery in Iligan city (Philippines) while withdrawing cash from the ATM machine. She was hit in the face 4 times, resulting in a hematoma, and stabbed with an ice pick or screwdriver twice in the stomach. No internal organs were damaged but one of the wounds needed stiches. She was released from hospital the next day.  

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2519Aug252018Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown5.10223020.412070

Two national staff members were reportedly killed during clashes between anti-Balaka elements and Rassemblement Patriotique pour le Renouveau de Centrafrique (RPRC) combatants in Bournou. Eleven other people were injured in the incident. It is currently unknown whether any of the injured are aid workers. 

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
2524Sep242018South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.87286431.551515

An NGO staff member was reportedly killed in Juba by gunmen during the night in the Gudele area of the city. Reportedly, the staff member was not the intended target of the shooting and the death was accidental.

Official Report
2676Apr252019Pakistan200000110200002011ShootingRaidProject site30.63156166.736965

One female polio vaccination team member was shot and killed, and another injured, while administering the vaccine in the remote village of Sultan Zai, 100km Northwest of Quetta, Balochistan. The team was ambushed in the village by unknown armed assailants, who began shooting at the group. There were reports of four other attacks on polio vaccination teams that week in Pakistan. 

Media
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
2528Oct172018South Sudan001000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome4.77109933.588230

An international NGO staff member was shot by armed assailants in Hai Malakal, Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria. The victim, who was at home at the time, was admitted to a hospital in Kapoeta and later evacuated to Nairobi for further medical treatment. The motive for the incident is unknown.

Official Report
2653Apr192019Nigeria010000000010011010ShootingRaidPublic location10.3125817.679319

On April 19 2019 at 11:40pm LT, armed assailants entered a hotel resort in Kaduna state and began shooting, killing two individuals including one female international INGO aid worker. After firing at hotel guests the armed assailants reportedly took away three people, who's whereabouts are unknown at the time of writing. 

Media
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. 

Official Report
2540Nov202018Kenya010000000000111010KidnappingRaidPublic location -3.11713639.627166

One female international staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by armed men that are suspected of being al-Shabaab militants. The attack occurred when the group raided Chakama, a coastal town in Kenya. During the attack, five other people were shot. According to reports, the militants were demanding money from the local populace and then decided to take the staff member. There is conflicting information on whether the abducted staff member was the area director of the INGO or a volunteer. 

Media
2543Nov242018Central African Republic020000002200002002KidnappingRaidProject site7.29930315.528852

Two INGO local staff members were kidnapped in Gbama village, Haute-Kotto prefecture. Reports say that they were abducted by anti-Balaka fighters as they were providing vaccinations to children in the village. The aid workers were also tortured. 

Official Report
2551Dec262018Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown30.22195167.023048

One female NGO employee working on a Polio program was shot and killed by unknown perpetrators.

Official Report
2553Mar222018Mali004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.296896-7.184023

Four NGO aid workers were abducted in DialloubeĢ, Mopti Region by alleged jihadist assailants. The workers were released unharmed after 21 days. 

Media
26832018Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown

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

Focal Point
2555Aug192018DR Congo000400004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.69983329.498361

Four members of the Red Cross were reportedly kidnapped in Katanga state, Tanganyika province, by a group of Hapa Na Pale Mayi Mayi militants. It is unkown whether the members have been released. 

Media
2561Feb242018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.91475936.614433

One female NGO staff member died when her house, located in the Kafar Sgana suburb south of Idlib, was hit during a reported goverment airstrike targetting rebels in the area. The strike also killed members of her family staying in the house (not counted here). 

Media
2682May232019Burkina Faso300000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site14.104039-1.629995

Three UN Agency partner national staff members were abducted from their project site at the Goudoubo Health Centre in the Mentao Refugee Camp, outside of Djibo. During the incident an agency vehicle was taken and two female staff members were temporarily held, but released shortly after (not counted here).

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
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. 

Official Report
2601Mar152019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingRaidProject site7.39083618.392444

One national INGO employee was shot and wounded by two armed assailants while reportedly distributing food near Bamara-Kassai (17km North of Batangafo). The staff member was evacuated to Batangafo for medical attention, and the assailants fled before a UN patrol arrived. 

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
2579May172018Yemen010000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad13.97780944.234351

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

Focal Point
2583Jul282018Afghanistan050000320500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.44038070.441856

3 national INGO staff were killed and 2 wounded during an aerial bombardment of a project site at 11:15 on July 28, 2018 in Police District #03.

Focal Point
2585Feb212019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.20399331.558729

One INGO staff member distributing food in the morning inside the PoC site was assaulted by an IDP. The reason for the assault is unknown, and the staff member's minor injuries were treated locally. 

Official Report
2586Feb282019Somalia000006006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.76956042.065270

6 national aid workers have reportedly been kidnapped in the Gedo region of Somalia. Initial reports indicate around 10 people were taken, but some managed to escape and alert authorities. Although no group has officially taken responsibility, Al Shabaab is being blamed. 

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
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. 

Focal Point
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
2647Aug172018DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site-3.38413029.141500

Three INGO contractors were kidnapped during a raid on their project site in Uvira. The were released after several days.  

Focal Point
2609Mar242019DR Congo100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown0.12989929.292641

One UN staff member was assaulted by a group of Butembo residents and alleged family members of an Ebola victim. A total of three UN staff were assaulted, with only one injured and treated at the local Ebola treatment center. This incident follows a trend of numerous attacks on aid workers in North Kivu throughout March 2019.

Official Report
2610Jan192019Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.76794820.675651

One INGO staff member and a local teacher (not counted here) were reportedly killed amidst a barrage of gunfire on January 19, 2019 in Bambari Town. Reports indicate UCP militants and UN soldiers were present in the area and involved in the violent clash.

Media
2613Mar302019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.51377920.827387

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed assailants reportedly began shooting at the group riding motorcycles around 1:10pm. The staff member and 3 others were travelling near the town of Pavika on the Alindao-Bangassou axis, when their group was attacked on the road. The injured staff member was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Official Report
2618Jul152018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.97586036.512210

One national staff member was wounded by aerial bombing when her home was hit. 

Focal Point
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
2628Oct82018Afghanistan011000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4127 64.5123

Two national staff, one employeed by a LNGO and one employeed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotitaions between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat acces team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. 

Focal Point
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. 

Focal Point
2630Nov232018El Salvador100000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location13.48-89.183

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

Focal Point
2640Dec212018Uganda300000020201013003Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site3.5331.35

In total 13 UN staff members were caught amongst a mob inside the Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement. 5 staff members were able to escape, and 3 were injured by crude weapons and required medical attention. Vehicles were also damaged during the mob violence. 

Focal Point
2642Jan282019Yemen010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location15.34833344.206389

One female INGO director was reportedly summoned for questioning by Houthi rebels to their headquarters on January 28 in Sanaa, and after not retruning to the organization was assumed kidnapped by the rebels. She was released on February 16, 2019 after international diplomatic pressure. 

Media
2645Jul292014Syrian Arab Republic040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.8238.02

4 national INGO contracted staff were detained by ISIS on July 29, 2014. Exact release date is unkown, but all 4 contractors were confirmed released several months later. 

Focal Point
2650Jan292018Tunisia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.86253210.218272

One national female staff member was walking on the street when a thief walked up to her and stole her phone and tried to steal her bag. She resisted and was hurt in the struggle when he pushed her back. The aid worker fell and injured her back. She was out on medical leave for over a week. 

Focal Point
2657Apr222019Kenya001000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-2.078941.1338

One female Red Cross volunteer was attacked by unknown assailants with a large knife  while closing her store, unrelated to Red Cross activities, in Mbwajumwali village at 11:00pm. Media reports indicate the volunteer was killed after suffering several large and serious lacerations. There is an ongoing police investigation

Media
2658May142018Algeria010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome36.8833333.716667

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

Media
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
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
2668Jun302018Syrian Arab Republic040000003300114004KidnappingDetentionCustody37.0541.22

One international and three national staff members were reportedly taken after a meeting with local dignitaries in Qamishli, North East Syria. The four staff members were released in December 2018.

Focal Point
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
2678Mar312019DR Congo000002020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.1529.283333

Two Ebola response team members were assaulted and injured by a group of local residents in Butembo. The team was preforming a burial of one Ebola victim in Mwemero Cellule, Wayene Quarter, Bulengera Commune of Butembo, when they were attacked. The injured staff were taken to the Butembo Ebola sub-coordination office for first aid. Organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding.  

Official Report
2679May162019Afghanistan001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown35.658168.0478

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

Official Report
2685May232019Afghanistan002000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096

During an international military airstrike targetting anti-government elements, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. 

Official Report
2690Sep192018Iraq001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.31666744.00

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

Focal Point
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
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
2698Feb182018South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.783333 33.05

One national INGO staff member was injured when shot in accidental crossfire. The perpetrator is currently unknown at this time. 

Focal Point
2703Jun102019South Sudan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.76328029.856159

While travelling from Khat to Boaw in Koch district, the NGO vehicle was shot at by unknown criminals and kept driving. Two national staff members were shot, and managed to continue moving until the Tar Jath airfield near Rier. They were transported to a medical clinic in Bentiu, and later to Juba. 

Official Report
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
2710Apr242019DR Congo040000003300114004KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944

3 national and 1 international INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 4 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. 2 national staff were later released, but one national and one international remain held by the kidnappers. 

ACLED
2714Jun262019South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingRaidUnknown7.2828.68

One NGO employee was reportedly shot and killed along with 3 others in Akucieng, 5km from Tonj town. The inter-community violence was carried out by unknown armed men around 3:00am LT. 

Official Report
2716Jul72018Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-1.29206636.821945

One female national INGO staff member was injured during an armed robbery/assualt and was required to stay at the hospital overnight due to the injuries. The assualt occured in Nairobi, as the woman exited a cab when it was then stolen. The taxi driver also had to spend several days in the hospital. 

Focal Point
2720Jun252019Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome7.318.3

One INGO staff member was assaulted and injured after anti-Balaka armed actors broke into their home. During the armed incursion, four others in the home were robbed of their mobile phones, cash, and other items. The staff member recieved medical treatment at a local hospital, and the perpetrators were handed over to MINUSCA by a local anti-Balaka leader. 

Official Report
2728Jun242019South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.47801432.721848

While travelling from Torit to Kapoeta, an NGO vehicle carrying one driver and 9 NGO staff members was ambushed by unknown armed individuals. The aid workers were robbed of mobile phones and cash, assaulted and threatened. After the attack, the driver managed to transport all 9 passengers to Camp 15 where one injured worker received medical attention. Some reports indicate more aid workers were wounded, but this has not been verified at this time. 

Official Report
2729Jul32019Sudan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownRoad13.17766923.642486

5 national NGO staff members were kidnapped 4km outside of Golo in Kaironga village on July 3, 2019. All 5 staff members were released the following day after reports a ransom was paid. 

Official Report
2730Jul52019Central African Republic020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.318.3

Two national INGO staff members were assualted while transporting two patients on motorcycles in the Ouham prefecture. The aid workers were ambushed by armed men suspected to be MPC/FPRC, robbed, and assaulted. The aid workers and patients later managed to reach Batangafo where they received treatment at an INGO hospital.

Official Report
2731Jul62019Mali004000040400004004Roadside IED16.6-4.466667

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

Official Report
2733Jul112019DR Congo010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location-2.53665625.752575

One national staff member of a INGO local partner was killed by members of a Mai Mai militia in the vicinity of Lomami Park, Maniema province, near the FARDC Camp in Lakakando and the Likolongo village. Reports indicate three other NGO personnel were assaulted but the extent of their injuries is unknown. After, the perpetrators burned three NGO motorcycles and left with stolen belongings. 

Official Report
2735Jul172019Ukraine100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site48.00666737.512778

One UN agency staff member was assaulted in the parking lot of the Krasnohorivka hospital, by a recipient of UN agency assistance. Another UN staff member intervened, stopping the assault. The assaulted staff sustained damaged teeth, bruises and a swollen face. 

Official Report
2738Jun52019DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.15529.24

Two INGO staff members were reportedly kidnapped by Mai Mai miltants in the Lubero territory of North Kivo province. Reports indicate both staff members were released on June 7.

ACLED
2739Jul82019Chad002000200200002002ShootingRaidPublic location13.57810321.824944

Two aid workers were killed after a group of unknown armed perpetrators raided a bar in Farchana, Ouaddai. The perpetrators stole cash and opened fire wounding two other people (not counted here). 

Media
2740Jul222019Somalia100000010100001001Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.029956445.3101475

One UN national staff member was injured by the blast after a VIED reportedly rammed the main gate of the Afrik Hotel located in Mogadishu. Reports indicate the attack is being attributed to Al Shabaab as the blast accordingly also targetted a main security checkpoint near the hotel. Media reports outline 17 civilians were killed and many injured. 

Official Report
2741Jul232019Fiji100000000010011010UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1416178.4419

One female UN agency international staff member was reportedly killed in a domestic dispute in her home in Suva, Fiji. The husband of the staff member is considered the main suspect and an investigation is ongoing. 

Media
2742Jul82019Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingRaidProject site34.216468.2952

Reports indicate, Afghan National Security Forces raided an INGO health clinic in Tangi Saidan, Day Mirdad district of Wardak around 9:00pm LT. The security forces shot and killed an aid recipient within the clinic, bound four other individuals and took them outside for an interrorgation. Information currently available highlights ANSF were seeking information regarding possible connections to the Taliban. During the interrogation two staff members were shot and killed approximately 50 meters from the facility. A third INGO staff member is missing and presumed detained by the forces. 

Media
2744Jul232019South Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.97916733.75

Two INGO staff members working within the Doro refugee camp in Maban district, were assualted and injured by aid recipients after a dispute about the distribution of solar lamps. Reports indicate local and regional authorities had to intervene when a group of community members would not let 6 INGO staff leave until they all received solar lamps. A resolution was achieved with those receiving lamps later and all staff were released at 15h30. 

Official Report
2746Jul262019South Sudan030000120300003003Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location6.833.133333

During a reported marital dispute between different age groups of the community in Likuangloe, Pibor, Jonglei state, the violence escalated aroound 18h45. Two off duty national INGO staff members were wounded and one killed during the community violence. 

Official Report
2748Jul142019DR Congo000002200200002002UnknownIndividual attackHome-0.56666728.7

2 national ebola health aid workers were reportedly killed in their homes the night of July 14, 2019 by angry community members in North Kivu. The health ministry reported the workers suffered months of threats prior to the attack. Attacks against ebola aid workers in North Kivu is occuring more often due to the distrust for causes and treatments for the disease among community members. Staff members are listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding. 

Media
2750Jul222019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001001ShootingRaidPublic location31.79861135.248333

One Palestinian Red Cross paramedic was wounded when shot in the stomach by Israeli forces after a reported raid of the Occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood Al-Issawiya. Reports indicate the occupying forces attacked civilians and attacked Red Cross staff with rubber bullets to prevent them from transporting civilian patients to the hospital. 

Media
2755Aug32019Mali020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.465-3.306111

Two INGO staff members working in Sangha Commune, 35 km north-east of Bandiagara town, were reportedly kidnapped by an unknown armed group. Both were released the following day on August 04. 

Official Report
2756Aug62019DR Congo001000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.04383328.791020

A group of 15 local Mai Mai militants ambushed the presdient of the local Red Cross Committee and other civilians near Lambo Katenga village roughly 150km N of Kalemie. The militant perpetrators beat the Red Cross staff member and the civilians, tied them up, and robbed them of their valuables. 2 other civilians were injured. 

Official Report
2757Aug72019South Sudan001000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackCustody4.8531.6

The Director of a local NGO was reportedly kidnapped by her estranged husband, who is a member of the National Security Services (NSS). The abduction occured over a family dispute, and the female staff member was assaulted prior to being released. She later received medical attention from a local clinic. 

Official Report
2758Aug72019Central African Republic020000000002022002Bodily assaultRaidHome7.318.3

Two international NGO employees were injured when 6 unidentified armed criminals entered their home in Batangafo and stole a variety of valuables including money. UN security forces responded, but the perpetrators had already fled. The two injured staff were treated at the MSF hospital. 

Official Report
2764Aug192019Mali001000010100001001BombingUnknownUnknown16.953333-0.353889

One national staff member of a local NGO in Bourem town, Bourem Cercle, Goa, was injured by a grenade explosion. 

Official Report
2766Aug282019Uganda001000100100001010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome0.310032.5200

One female national NGO aid worker was abducted by unknown perpetrators outside her home in Busega, a suburb of Kampala. Exact cause of death is unknown, but her body was found the following day in Nakitutuli village in Nama sub-county, Mukono district, and reports indicate it appeared to have head trauma. The female staff member was also reportedly 6 months pregnant at the time of the attack.

Media
2768Sep52019Ethiopia020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.30899934.322233

Two INGO staff members were ambushed and killed by unknown perpetrators as they were in transit from the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp. The aid workers were staff in a child nutrition center within the camp. 

Media
2769Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.334.25

One female volunteer paramedic was injured in the head with a plastic-coated steel bullet while trying to assist wounded during the Great March of Return protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

Media
2773Sep62019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.571251

One national staff member of an INGO was assaulted by three unknown armed men and robbed of cash and a mobile phone near Rock City in Juba. The staff member recieved medical attention for injuries sustained during the assault, and reported the incident to the proper authorities. 

Official Report
1075Jul32010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.65481543.94099815

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

Focal Point
1074Nov262010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.33748444.184304

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

Focal Point
1073Jan202010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

Focal Point
1072Sep242010Uganda100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown2.02055634.584167

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

Focal Point
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
694Nov302007Uganda010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff guard was shot dead when returning from town in the evening. The police believe it was a robbery.

Archived
548May292007Uganda100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

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

Focal Point
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

Archived
218Feb2003Uganda010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

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

Archived
191Sep2002Uganda010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed.

Archived
189Sep2002Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in attack on UN convoy.

Archived
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
40Mar61998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed March 6.

Archived
619Jun302008Tanzania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.427533936.70858482

1 INGO international (Australian) staff charity worker been shot dead in Tanzania. Victim had been working in the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania for the past 18 months and was killed on Monday during a robbery.

Official Report
34Dec1997Tajikistan020000000010122110Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

2 INGO international staff (of two different organizations) kidnapped. One victim was fatally wounded when her abductors set off a grenade to kill themselves and their hostage. The other victim was rescued, unharmed.

Media
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
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
1111May262009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.443522.4452278

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

Official Report
1110May162009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

Official Report
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
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
1107Mar282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

One guard was hit on the head with a gun then tied up by perpetrators and later was taken to the hospital after six armed men scaled the INGO office fence and jumped inside.

Official Report
1106Mar242009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

One security guard beaten up and later treated by a doctor, during an armed robbery by some 19 men who entered the INGO compound. Stole vehicles, chattels and fuel.

Official Report
1104Jan282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

One INGO guard was tied up by rope and beaten by unknown armed men who had jumped over the perimeter fence of an INGO office. The men stole radios, tires and chairs, and threatened the guards.

Official Report
1100Apr232011Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.18196232.356095

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

Official Report
1097Apr222011Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.432.4

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

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
1065Oct182010Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.190923122.7402454

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

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1056Jun292010Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 guard for an INGO was shot in the hand and shoulder while guarding a child-friendly space in an IDP camp. The perpetrator had tried to steal chairs.

Focal Point
1050Aug22010Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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1035Oct152010Sudan010000000010011100Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.933.8

An international technical expert for a demining INGO was killed during an explosion while working at a mine clearance site. An investigation is underway as to the exact cause of the incident.

Official Report
960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

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

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959Apr252009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1626

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

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953May192009Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.523.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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945Aug192009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff injured during an armed robbery in a store.

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944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

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

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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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876Aug42009Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Media
869Oct222009Sudan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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830Mar232009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff manager shot Monday night in the western Darfur town of Kongo Haraza at home near Sudan's border with Chad.

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819Mar142009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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794Jul252008Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.0524.883333

1 UN national staff physically assaulted while travelling on private business in Nyala and sustained injuries.

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1221Apr12008Sudan100000000001011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown15.593324732.5356502

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

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1220Mar72008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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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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698Jul212008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff guard shot dead while on personal business. It subsequently became known that the victim was involved in a rebel group and the killing may have been politically motivated.

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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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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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630Jul192008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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618Jun272008Sudan100000000010011100UnknownAmbushRoad4.82487131.607858

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

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600Mar242008Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed.

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575Oct122007Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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572Sep2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown12.0524.883333

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

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553May302007Sudan020000002200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

Focal Point
551Jun172007Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad12.909623.47406

1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately.

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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.

Archived
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.

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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.

Archived
529Apr182007Sudan020000020200002101Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1630

2 INGO national staff severely beaten up when ten unknown armed men forced entrance into an INGO guesthouse in Saleah, 18 April. They severely beat up the INGO representative and his wife (not included here) as well the guard. They took the keys of the INGO vehicle at gun point and fled with the vehicle.

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528Apr212007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound1630

1 INGO national staff driver missing when three unknown armed men entered an INGO compound in Kalma IDP camp (15 km East of Nyala) with two AK-47s, one G3 and a hand grenade, 21 April. The perpetrators took the key to an INGO vehicle with one of the driver who drove them out of the camp. The driver is still missing.

Archived
526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

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

Archived
523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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
512Feb2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.1666724.36667

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

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505Dec262006Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

Archived
502Dec182006Sudan030000010102023120Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound11.281107525.1414136

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

Archived
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.

Archived
495Jun272006Sudan010000000001011100KidnappingMob violencePublic location11.00592229.718875

One INGO international staff working on demining was beaten up in a market in Kadugli due to labor dispute with national workers. UNMIS national guard intervened to get mob to release him. Vehicle confiscated by national authorities.

Archived
484Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
483Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

Official Report
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.

Archived
471Aug262006Sudan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff watchman at a food depot in Graida, Darfur, was shot and later robbed of his money, Aug 26.

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470Aug42006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Focal Point
467Aug162006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff abducted in Darfur by armed group in mid-August; found dead two weeks later. No details of the death.

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
460Jul192006Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
456Jul272006Sudan020000110200002101Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver beaten to death and 1 national staff injured in Dereig IDP camp in West Darfur, 27 July. Org says the team "was caught up in civil unrest while collecting seedlings, as part of a tree planting programme ... [and] was attacked..."

Archived
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.

Archived
454Jul132006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1626

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

Archived
449Jun302006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site1630

1 INGO national staff watchman killed by unknown gunmen inside Kalma IDP camp, June 30, 2 am. Victim seems to have been sleeping while on duty at the agency's water pump station.

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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.

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
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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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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384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

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

Archived
379Jun232005Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff shot and wounded by group who invaded victim's house, June 23. Motive was ethnic rivalry (victim's wife is an Arab).

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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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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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349Jan212005Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff killed when a large group of armed tribesman attacked Seleia in West Darfur, Jan 21. A violent confrontation ensued in which civilians were killed, including the guard.

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345Jan62005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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316Aug122004Sudan020000110200002101UnknownIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in attack on IDPs in Kalma camp, Aug 12. Victim killed was alleged by the IDPs to be a major leader of Janjaweed.

Archived
230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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220Mar102003Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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195Oct212002Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO staff member held and beaten by SPLA, Oct 21.

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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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107Mar2000Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

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963Mar22009Sri Lanka100000010100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

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

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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.

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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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1226Mar302009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in artillery shelling in Mullativeu with a major injury to stomache. Victim was evacuated along with their family. Earlier on 12 January 2009 he was injured in artillery shelling; his head and recovered. Both incidents happened in the area where ongoing combat operations. According to the information he has under gone a surgery and later recovered.

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1225Feb22009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in an artillery shelling on his arm and the side of his body. Victim was relocated and arrived in Vavuniye on 23 Feb. He was treated and released from the hospital.

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1224Jan142009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was injured in artillery shelling on his left leg and relocated to Vavuniya in April 2009 - now recovered.

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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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843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

1 INGO national staff director gravely wounded after shells hit St. Anthony's Church in Valaignarmadam on Thursday morning, 23 April.

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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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828Mar212009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.7580.16667

1 INGO national staff wounded and several of his family members killed (not included) by a shell that hit a shelter Putumattalam last Saturday.

Media
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
1215Oct272008Sri Lanka100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown8.459492481.2309621

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

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680Apr212007Sri Lanka010000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.459492481.2309621

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

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670May152008Sri Lanka010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.93428779.8532704

1 INGO national staff driver in Sri Lanka has been missing and assumed kidnapped. Victim was last seen when he dropped off some colleagues at the country office in Colombo on Thursday 15th May. He has now been missing for six months and there has been no contact with him, neither directly or by phone.

Archived
653Nov272008Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Batticalao District.

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587Dec142007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome9.664925580.0091719

1 national RC volunteer abducted and murdered in the island's army-held northern Jaffna peninsula. Victim was abducted by unidentified gunmen from his Jaffna home on Friday in front of his family, and his corpse was found on Sunday. Nordic truce monitors blame state security forces for the killings. "Definitely this (latest killing) must have been done by the LTTE to discredit the military and to show that we did it, so we deny that," said a military spokesman.

Official Report
573Sep272007Sri Lanka010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

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

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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
540Mar242007Sri Lanka004000130400004103Landmine AmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

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

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477Sep112006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.571181.2335

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

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438May152006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.759343980.4999646

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

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431Apr102006Sri Lanka030000210300003102Landmine AmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

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

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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

Archived
427Apr132006South Africa100000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown-28.816623624.991639

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

Official Report
228Apr202003South Africa010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-25.7448628.18783

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

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1079Nov132010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

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

Official Report
1092Feb202011Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome7.64495447.827913

A national staff from an INGO was abducted by pirates at his residence in the evening. The abduction is reportedly related to private matters.

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1078Apr272010Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.842753944.5937239

A local NGO officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. The NGO supplied water for displaced people. The deceased man was also a former administrator of a telecommunications company.

Media
1077Dec272009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome342

The head of a local NGO was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his house overnight. The man had just returned from a trip to Nairobi. Motive unclear.

Media
1067Nov252010Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location2.03333345.35

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

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1031Dec42010Somalia020000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad1044.5

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

Media
1020Oct142010Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.1392946.62413

A British national working for an INGO was kidnapped in Somalia near the border with Ethiopia. Released on Oct 19. A Somali co-worker was also taken but was released hours later.

Media
992Jul192010Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

Media
952Oct52009Somalia200000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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932May142010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.76970947.430831

1 national staff of a company contracted by a UN agency was killed when a gunman fired with an automatic weapon. The staff member was not conducting services related to the UN agency at the time.

Media
898Jan152010Somalia003000102300003102Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.042777945.3385636

3 local staff of a local NGO were kidnapped (2 others were also taken but for less than 24 hrs); the body of one, a long time security guard for the organisation, was found abandoned in Mogadishu with hands tied and shot. The other two were tortured and released after negotiations on Jan 18.

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894Dec222009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 UN national staff shot and killed.

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879Aug162009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff shot by unknown assailants as he sat outside the office of the organization in the IDPs camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Media
878Aug162009Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound3.8095843.24628

1 UN national staff guard wounded in raid on offices.

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872Jul212009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 national RC worker killed in the centre of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, 21 July. Victim was travelling in a public transport vehicle when he was caught in crossfire and hit by a stray bullet and died instantly.

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854Jun242009Somalia010000010100001101UnknownAmbushRoad748

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

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840Apr182009Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.1212943.88945

2 INGO international staff and 1 INGO national staff driver abducted. Driver was released, along with the vehicle.

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827Mar182009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff contractor shot dead in Mogadishu overnight by unknown gunmen.

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825Mar162009Somalia100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff guard injured when an unknown man threw a hand grenade into a UN agency compound in Mogadishu.

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811Feb202009Somalia002000110200002101UnknownRaidHome2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff security guard killed and 1 NGO national staff wounded when armed men attacked the home of a local NGO worker.

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797Aug302008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

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

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796Aug32008Somalia001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown2.146462245.1193096

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

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1219Feb142008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed

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786Mar142007Somalia001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3581742.54536

1 NGO national staff Chairman killed in Olympic district by unknown gunmen. Reports add that he had travelled from Kismayo to attend a workshop.

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724Oct152008Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.7976744.90755

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

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714Oct52008Somalia000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome3.11666743.65

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

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709Jun22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.3089545.88296

1 NGO national staff assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Guri

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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
671May72008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.650727948.3009945

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

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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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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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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.

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643Oct182008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.1212943.88945

1 UN national staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the southern town of Hudur on Sunday. The chairman of Hudur claimed Islamist insurgents from the al Shabaab group were controlling the town. 

Media
642Oct172008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff killed by unknown gunmen. Victim was shot three times when leaving a mosque Friday evening in the port town of Merka.

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641Oct62008Somalia300000110201013102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

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

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639Sep222008Somalia020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.5305644.795

2 INGO international (1 female Japanese, 1 male Dutch) staff abducted from the Ogaden region that borders Somalia; released 7 January 2009.

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636Aug212008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-0.3666742.53333

1 UN national staff shot in the head when leaving his home by an unknown assailant on Thursday.

Media
632Aug62008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome2.0995545.16352

1 NGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu. Victim was at home not far from the organization's center when the gunmen shot him six times on the head. Victim was taken to hospital and later died.

Media
631Jul272008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.408542.9771

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

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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.

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624Jul72008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed and three others wounded (not included) when 29 trucks carrying food aid to Bay and Bakol had been stopped by local police and militia at a checkpoint.

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623Jul132008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.3333342.66667

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

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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.

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616Jun302008Somalia140000005500005100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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615Jun302008Somalia001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff of a UN partner organization kidnapped and later shot dead in Mogadishu. Not clear why targeted, but local sources said a deputy had survived a hand grenade attack over the weekend in Afgoye, a town 30km south of Mogadishu. There were unconfirmed reports that the killing might be linked to a financial dispute.

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612Jun212008Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff taken from their home near Mogadishu around 8 pm. A group of men forcibly took the victim from his house; released 27th August 2008. Information indicated that criminals after financial gain could be behind his kidnapping and ICU would have mediated for his release. Sources also indicate that a ransom of between 40-60,000 USD would have been paid.

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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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608Jun82008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3.11666743.65

1 UN national staff security guard killed.

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606May222008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

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

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604May212008Somalia030000100100223111Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO international (Italian) staff and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped by gunmen in the Lower Shabelle region. The gunmen blindfolded the guards, then abducted the aid workers at the offices in Awdigle town, 65 km south of Mogadishu. The Italians were a man and a woman - released Aug 5. Reportedly senior LNGO director was killed by the AOG at the above mentioned location after allegedly found with enough evidence to have spied for the Americans.

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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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594Jan282008Somalia040000100121034103Roadside IEDAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

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

Official Report
578Oct172007Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff kidnapped: 60 armed men had stormed the UN agency compound in the south of Mogadishu and marched away with the agency head at gunpoint. The UN halted food distribution in response. The Mayor of Mogadishu, said that the humanitarian organisations were fuelling the insurgency by feeding terrorists in the camps. Last month he cut off water supplies to several of the sprawling tent cities. Aid workers and diplomats suggested that he was the most likely figure behind yesterday

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567Sep202007Somalia001000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location2.1166745.4

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

Official Report
556Jul92007Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.735578645.2040946

1 INGO national staff gunned down by an

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539May202007Somalia100000100100001100ShootingRaidRoad1.714835844.7699326

1 UN national staff guard was killed while helping repulse a new pirate attack on a ship that had just delivered UN food assistance to the Somali port of Merka. As a result, the agents of a UN-contracted vessel this morning refused to allow the ship loaded with food to sail for Somalia.

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535May142007Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff guard wounded when gunmen wearing (government) uniforms attacked the UN office in Mogadishu. The UN security guards repelled them.

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421Mar12006Somalia100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.5148642.073009

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

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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294Apr2004Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

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

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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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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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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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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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86Sep141999Somalia010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.32500542.2205319

1 INGO national staff killed in attack in Somalia Sept 14. Victim was among 10 people killed when rival factions fought for the control of the southern town Garbaharey.

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84Sep151999Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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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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19Jul1997Somalia000001000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.0189744.51112

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

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14Jun191997Somalia010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-0.3666742.53333

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

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13Jun201997Somalia010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site3.119950843.6444625

1 INGO international staffer (Portuguese) shot in Baidoa hospital apparently in revenge for shooter's brother who died in his care.

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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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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

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

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39Mar221998Sierra Leone000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9967363-10.9495705

1 ICRC national staff member (and his son) killed during killed in an exchange of fire between ECOMOG and the AFRC/RUF near Segbwema.

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6May71997Sierra Leone300000120300003102UnknownAmbushUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

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

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105Mar42000Rwanda100000000010011100ShootingAmbushUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

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

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26Oct1997Rwanda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.964663130.0644358

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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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.

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10Jun191997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff driver was shot and killed in Ruhengeri along with his wife, their son aged 7 and their daughter aged 6. They were shot through the windows of their house in Kigombe.

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8Jun141997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 14. The staffer, his wife, young child and another relative were killed at night in their home in Rubange secteur.

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1027Nov262010Philippines100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.95124.23333

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

Media
890Nov262009Philippines100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

1 UN national staff shot and later died.

Media
1087Jan252011Pakistan002000200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.7945566.72068

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

Official Report
1058Nov162010Pakistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound30.189824967.019108

1 doctor who heads a national NGO was attacked and killed in his office. Motivation unknown. Date is approximate only.

Official Report
1053Oct292010Pakistan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

1 night watchman attacked during an incursion on an INGO office at night.

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1012Oct222010Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.905667.0822

The head of an NGO for disabled people was gunned down outside his home or office (reports differ). Two men on a motorbike came and stopped outside the building where the man was sitting. One of the assailants pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots at him. Motive unclear.

Media
984May282010Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.012384671.5787458

1 national NGO director kidnapped. Released August 3.

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940Sep262009Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.4172271.17917

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted.

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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.

Official Report
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

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

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684Jan82008Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.572

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

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

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

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596Feb252008Pakistan0130000571130000131012ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.601331473.3794724

5 INGO national staff killed 7 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO staff missing when the office of the INGO was attacked by a group of six to twelve men carrying guns and grenades. The men entered the office in Mansehra, North West Frontier Province, before opening fire indiscriminately and then setting off three explosive devices. The office building has burned to the ground. The INGO was given no specific warning of a threat to its staff or offices at this time. The motive for the attack is still unknown.

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308Jun162004Pakistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.3034970.89848

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

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954Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.28823134.253606

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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875Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome31.477287134.3215106

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

Official Report
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
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.

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522Aug142006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.6666735.25

1 UN national staff member killed in a residential area by a missile fired by Israeli forces against an alleged Palestinian faction in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in Saida, 14 August.

Official Report
496Oct12005Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

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

Official Report
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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325Oct102004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed in explosion.

Official Report
198Nov222002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.025468835.2888075

1 UN international staff shot and killed at the Jenin refugee camp by Israeli army gunfire, Nov 22.

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174Mar72002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.3103735.02863

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

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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
968Apr192010Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown189

1 NGO international (French) staff kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and held hostage in Mali. Killed by beheading on 13 July. The group claimed it was retaliation after a raid of the group by French and Mauritanian forces resulted the death of some of their members.

Media
756Jan182008Nepal010000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site27.1585.9

1 INGO national staff junior engineer abducted from Harsar village of Dhanusa district on January, 18, 2008 Friday at around 4:30 PM. He was abducted during the distribution of wage payment to the laborers at building construction site. Chairperson of building construction committee was also abducted (not included). Abductors came on motorbikes and forced 2 people to ride, got on the bikes and drove away. He was released on 20 Jan at 8 PM in the evening after the local partner NGO staff and community put pressure on abductors.

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1218Jan152008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-19.30223334.9144977

1 UN national staff in Mozambique was seriously injured during a robbery attack in front of his residence.

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1216Dec62008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-19.828706834.8417821

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

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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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852Jun232009Mauritania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.0794011-15.9780393

1 INGO international (American) staff director of working in Mauritania, was shot in the head by unknown gunman on a street in the centre of the usually quiet city. The victim was resisting two men trying to kidnap him on a street when his attackers shot him and drove away, according to law enforcement. Al Queda later claimed responsibility, saying he was trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Media
889Nov252009Mali010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.91672.4

1 INGO International staff kidnapped from hotel by al-Qaeda group looking to exchange for release of 4 prisoners. Released in Feb 2010.

Media
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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758May202008Malawi010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-13.938821133.9169552

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

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1043May232010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome-23.3543.66667

A national INGO staff was attacked at his home, located in Analapatsy, by six armed bandits armed with guns, swords and an axe. He has beaten and some money was stolen by the bandits.

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1042Apr142010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-23.244.4

A national INGO staff member working in the area of Ifotaka-Ebelo was attacked with knives. The attackers failed to steal his bag, but he was beaten violently on his head and face.

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145May82001Madagascar100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-18.924960446.4416422

1 UN national staff shot and killed, May 8

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957Mar72009Liberia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.26752-10.70908

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by police.

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263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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106Mar82000Kosovo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown42.637119421.1300415

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

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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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1057Feb182010Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-0.7537

1 guard for an INGO was hospitalised after being hacked with machetes by a gang of thieves when they attacked the organisation's office at night during a black out. They demanded to be shown where the motorbikes were, and attacked the guard when they could not find them immediately.

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961May302009Kenya100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad335.5

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

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947Jul262009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by unknown assailants while traveling home.

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946Jun42009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-1.1666736.83333

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

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866Jul172009Kenya040000010100334103KidnappingRaidHome3.9354541.853051

3 INGO international (1 American, 1 Pakistani, 1 Zimbabwean) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff guard injured in northern Kenya and took them across the border into Somalia. Roughly 10 gunmen arrived late Friday night at a house in the border town of Mandera where the workers were staying- wounding the watchman in the head and kidnapped the three workers; released 3 Oct.

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603May72008Kenya100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2037613534.34841239

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

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386Jul152005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 UN national staff shot and killed, July 15.

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343Jan2005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nairobi.

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216Feb112003Kenya010000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO 1nternational staff killed, Feb 11.

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104Feb222000Kenya000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 IFI international (Netherlands) staff shot and killed in Nairobi, Feb 22.

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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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914Sep112009Iraq010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.346605943.127008

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

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570Sep252007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff of UN agency partner organization staff kidnapped and killed by armed militia members on Tuesday. The victim's body and that of a friend (not included here) were later located at a morgue. Initial reports indicate that the murder was an act of militia retaliation against sectarian minorities in southern Iraq, and not deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers.

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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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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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513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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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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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.

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289Apr102004Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.346605943.127008

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

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286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

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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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255Sep2003Iraq020000010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown36.346605943.127008

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

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253Sep212003Iraq100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad36.33543.11889

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

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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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236Jul152003Iraq200000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

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

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225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

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

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179Apr82002Iraq100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

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

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885Nov62009Indonesia000010000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown497

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

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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.

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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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160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

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

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82Aug1999Indonesia010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown0.85123.78333

1 INGO national staff found murdered in E. Timor.

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1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

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

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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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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.

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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.

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798Sep292008Haiti100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown19.75778-72.20417

1 UN national staff killed in Cap-Haitien allegedly because of a private dispute (investigation continues).

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372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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322Sep142004Haiti010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when victim happened upon an armed robbery of a bus, Sept 14.

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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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124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

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

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537Apr292007Fiji000001000001011100Bodily assaultRaidHome-18.1415884178.4421662

1 donor agency international staff former policeman was bashed on Sunday night after four thugs broke into his home and tied him up. Suva police said yesterday that the man needed 15 stitches.

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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. 

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1060Jun182010Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown744

Staff member (driver) was shot and injured in a cross fire between rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighters and Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF).

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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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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.

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47Jun251998Ethiopia000600000000666105KidnappingAmbushRoad744

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

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