Security incident data

Last updated: September 14, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

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

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationsort iconLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
65Jan1999Sierra Leone010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attack8.6400349-11.8400269

1 INGO national staff killed in house attack.

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1261Oct2011Somalia010000100100001001UnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

One INGO national staff member killed in Somalia.

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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 

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1339Aug22012Pakistan000000020200002200Aerial bombardmentRaid34.150984871.7593219

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

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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

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1484Apr142012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbush31.625733465.7145053

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

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1860Nov242014DR Congo020000110200002002ShootingAmbush-1.18369929.450173

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

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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. 

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2622May32018Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping36.58533137.056561

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

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2731Jul62019Mali004000040400004004Roadside IED16.6-4.466667

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

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2767Sep12019Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping35.991736.3938

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

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693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

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413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

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305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

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

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298May2004DR Congo020000000002022011Rape/sexual assault RaidCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

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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

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1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

A UN staff member was detained overnight and repeatedly beaten by SPLA soldiers over an alleged land dispute.  He was released on 18 June.

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1513Apr122012Somalia101000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.11666743.65

One national UN staff and a one local NGO staff were arrested shortly after a grenade attack and severely beaten during their detention, until their status was clarified and they were released. The UN staff was medevaced from Baidoa to Nairobi.

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1944Apr192014Syrian Arab Republic200000110200002200Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackCustody35.01333337.0525

A VBIED went off in Salamiyah town, severally damaging four trucks with food provisions. One sub-contracted driver for the UN was killed in the exposion and one was wounded as a result of the attack.

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2443Apr252017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody6.87699231.306979

One INGO male aid worker was seriously assaulted in detention by security services in Maban. He was released shortly thereafter. 

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2481Mar182017Libyan Arab Jamahiriya030000000003033300Bodily assaultDetentionCustody32.89351313.275044

Three international staff members working for an INGO were detained by Libyan airport security forces at Mitiga airport. They were taken to an off-site location and all faced significant verbal and physical assault. One of the aid workers was nearly raped. The group was questioned about their in-country presence and security-related information. Their personal property and items belonging to the INGO were stolen. 

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2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139

One male guard at an IDP camp south of Mosul was reportedly taken into custody after refusing entry into the camp by a group of armed local police in an armored vehicle. Information from the reports outlined this refusal was in accordance with the April 2017 government directive barring armed personnel from entering camps. After the guard left work at the camp he was arrested on allegations of ISIS affliation, and later beated as well as robbed at the local police station. He was reportedly released later that night after colleague intervention. 

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2665Aug232018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionCustody7.1834.1

One national INGO staff driver was abducted when reportedly forced to transport government authorities on official business. On August 23 at 9:00LT, the staff member was requested at a local government office where his services were demanded. After his refusal was allegedly rejected, the INGO staff member transported authorities for three days where he was forced to cover his own living costs and was not allowed to contact his family. After completion of the request the staff member was released unharmed, but not compensated. 

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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.

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2672Apr282018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.8531.6

Two national INGO staff members were detained by police after being falsely accused of trying to rob a motorcycle taxi driver in Juba. While in custody, one of the male national staff members was severly beaten. 

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2736Jul162019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody9.34737631.489106

Three INGO staff members and the boat driver were travelling by river from Malakal to Tongo, when they were stopped by members of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) in Kaldak at 12h00. After a search of their boat resulted in cash being found, the SSPDF reportedly detained the staff members and boat driver after accusations of transporting money to the Sudan Peoples’s Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO). While the staff members were being interogated, the boat driver was severly beaten. After support from UNOCHA and state authorities, negotiations resulted in the release of all staff with the money initially under question at 19h00. The boat driver received medical attention at the UNMISS clinic. 

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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. 

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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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1083Jan62011Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.32944425.08565623

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

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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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814Mar102009Sudan050000002200335212KidnappingRaidHome1626

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

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401Oct262005Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

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

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382Jul2005Sudan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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636Aug212008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-0.3666742.53333

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

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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.

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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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394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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347Jan2005Somalia010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff attacked in home by 3 armed men. This appears to be an assassination attempt. Previous similar attacks have been attributed to extremist groups.

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260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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171Feb232002Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackHome1.7976744.90755

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

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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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905Jan152009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

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

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875Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome31.477287134.3215106

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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91Nov1999Kenya100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-1.25697536.803277

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

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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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273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

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

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404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

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

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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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153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

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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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663Dec112008DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-2.50554128.859569

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

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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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246Aug2003Chechnya000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownHome43.397614745.6985005

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

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243Jul2003Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome64.686313697.7453061

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

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16Jul1997Chechnya010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack.

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938Oct172008Chad020000020200002000Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.83305620.834722

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

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936Mar212008Chad001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome15.125654922.2476009

1 NGO national staff driver shot at his home and later died. When the driver opened said, the intruder shot him in the abdomen with a pistol. The driver was transported to hospital where he passed away around 01 h 30.

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792Apr52008Burundi100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

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

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266Nov72003Burundi100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

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

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1098Apr222011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingRaidHome34.216755469.9689529

A local staff member of a local NGO was shot and killed by unknown armed men as he was exiting his home.

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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.

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1021Nov22010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome36.0400164.55122

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

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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
915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

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858Jul112009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.978969.57242

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

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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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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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728Aug92006Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome33.544896868.4132108

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

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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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656Nov292008Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff guard and his brother (not counted) were kidnapped by four armed men on motorbikes. On 30 November, after being questioned by the perpetrators, only the brother was released. The fate of the INGO staff member is currently uncertain; however, the rationale behind the incident appears to stem from a personal dispute between neighbors. 

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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
258Sep2003Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome33.9391167.709953

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

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176Apr2002Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot dead in his house.

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170Feb2002Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidHome36.767.116667

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

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1117Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome36.8275766.27988

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

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1136Jun232011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

A UN worker and his (pregnant) wife were beaten when three intruders broke into their residence in the middle of the night. They were hospitalized for their injuries. Nothing was stolen and the reason for the attack is unclear. 

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1152Sep72011Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1626

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

Official Report
1156Sep122011Honduras100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome15.75-85.66667

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

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1162Jun2011Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
1171Oct232011Kenya010000100100001100ShootingMob violenceHome0.3546237.58218

A national staffer of an INGO was killed in mob violence and arson during tribal clashes.

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1181Nov202011DR Congo010000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.396950528.8123772

An international staff member working for a medical INGO suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder when armed men forced their way in to the INGO's residential compound and opened fire. He was treated by his colleagues.  The mobile medical activities in the area were suspended, but the INGO continued limited support to the area hospital.

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1185Dec62011South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

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

Official Report
1229Jul202009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Buzito quarter, in his house at 7pm on 20 July. 

Official Report
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. 

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1265Nov192011Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.4773847.35971

An INGO national staff was robbed while transporting money.  He was staying overnight at a hotel when two armed men came to his hotel door, forced their way in and shot him once in the shoulder, then took the money and fled

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1266Nov252011Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome2866

A local staff doctor was kidnapped by five armed men from his home.  The family was bound and robbed.  The doctor was released a few days later

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1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

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

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1275Dec172009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

One INGO national staff shot dead 100 m next to his house on 17 December around 5 a.m.

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1276Jun292010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome0.4911329.47306

One LNGO  staff shot dead in his house at 11 p.m. on 29 June.

Archived
1289Feb62012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome34.2270670.14675

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

Official Report
1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1296Apr282012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome37.1889768.93644

An NGO staff member was killed at his private residence by an armed intruder who he discovered in the midst of a robbery.

Official Report
1303May182012DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1.65850129.220455

A national staffer of a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Goma by unknown assailants.

Official Report
1329Nov232006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome7.2975481.68202

An INGO national staffer was shot dead in front of his home by armed men thought to be representatives of or associated with the Sri Lankan counter-insurgency Special Task Force 

Official Report
1331Oct282007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome9.666980.0181

A national staffer of an INGO was killed by an unknown gunman at his home.

Official Report
1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

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

Archived
1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

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

Official Report
1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

A UN national staffer was killed, along with his son, when shells hit their home.

Official Report
1351Sep242012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.9545570.91427

A local NGO staffer was wounded at home by a stray bullet during a clash between Afghan soldiers and armed opposition forces.

Official Report
1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome6.21755433.438353

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

Media
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
1371Dec112012Afghanistan050000005500005500KidnappingRaidHome35.56460164.431892

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

Official Report
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

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

Official Report
1420Apr282013Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome32.91392666.001905

A guard working for an international organization was shot and killed outside his home. The attack was deemed to be stemming from a personal grievance and not related to his organizational affiliation.

Official Report
1432May232013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome6.81083929.675678

One UN staff member was shot in his home by an unknown gunman during the night.  He was hospitalized and received emergency surgery, but later passed away.

Official Report
1436Mar112013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingRaidHome32.3923364.490984

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

Official Report
1438Apr52013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome35.32029964.811138

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

Official Report
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
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
1496Mar132012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome33.3395169.92041

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

Official Report
1498Mar272012Cameroon000001010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.16711799.2427429

One aid worker was injured by armed robbers in his private home. 

Focal Point
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

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
1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

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

Official Report
1568Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.84937931.508672

One UN staff member was robbed and assaulted by two unknown masked men who entered and robbed his home, then removed him by force from his home and brought him to the forest where they continued to assault him and ask for money.

Official Report
1572Sep72013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.25964229.800035

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

Official Report
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

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

Official Report
1613Dec22013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.632736.106299

A UN staff member was killed by shrapnel from a mortar round that struck her residence.

Official Report
1621Dec52013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.36169818.555975

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

Focal Point
1641Jan172014South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome8.77013227.39286

A national UN staff member, while in his private residence, was stabbed in the chest by an unknown person. 

Official Report
1660Mar92014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome4.36180318.555973

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

Official Report
1672Mar272014Kenya100000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.23310536.797793

One UN staff member was shot in the leg by five armed robbers who broke into his personal residence and stole valuables; he was hospitalized and is in stable condition.  The robbers also killed one security guard. 

Official Report
1675Sep52013Armenia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome40.18238744.511848

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

Focal Point
1710Jul12013Uganda100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-0.60654230.674716

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

Media
1711Dec232013Sudan100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome15.45051336.399923

One UN staff member was stabbed and killed by an armed intruder during what seems to be an attempted robbery.

Focal Point
1817Aug52014South Sudan020000101200002200ShootingIndividual attackHome9.94512233.809215

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

Official Report
1822Sep62014DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownRaidHome-1.65850129.220455

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

Official Report
1825Sep92014Pakistan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome27.58586968.006017

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

Official Report
1837Oct72014Pakistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDUnknownHome34.56442271.254501

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

Official Report
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
1909Apr72015Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.21168337.1473

An INGO aid worker was killed when a shell fell on his home in Aleppo, Syria. 

Official Report
1927Dec72014DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

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

Focal Point
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
1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

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

Focal Point
1946Jan242014Nepal100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome28.07328281.621828

A UN national staff member was attacked with acid at his house in Khajura Nepalgunj which left him with burns on his head, face, chest and other severe injuries at required extensive hospitalization. While the suspect has not been apprehended, it is possible that this could have been a personal attack as a result of a family dispute.

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
1988Jun292015DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome-4.31010515.275558

An national INGO staff member was shot during a home invasion by a group of armed gunmen. The assailants stole money and fled when police approached the scene. 

Official Report
1991Jul62015Pakistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome30.21915666.995823

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

Official Report
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
2134Apr152015Cameroon010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome3.84803211.502075

An international staff member was driving home and stopped in front of it when 5 armed men with knifes attacked the staff member and wounded his hand. They broke the windows of the car to get to him. They robbed the staff member of his money, valuables, documents and forced him to drive away with them. Later he managed to escape. He was hospitalized due to the wounds sustained during the attack. 

Focal Point
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
2032Dec42015South Sudan200000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidHome4.85190531.554888

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

Official Report
2044Jul222015Somalia001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome3.11405043.651925

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

Official Report
2047Jan192016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.55534969.207486

A national UN staff member was shot and killed in his home in Kabul. 

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
2087Apr252016Bangladesh000001100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome23.81033290.412518

A national staff member was hacked to death with machetes when assailants broke into his apartment. This was a targeted attack that was later claimed by Ansar al-Islam. A friend (not counted in the AWSD) that was with the victim at the time was also killed in the attack.

Official Report
2089May72016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.86458631.558421

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

Official Report
2113Dec192015Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome8.489716-12.756611

One male field staff member was cut by a large knife (or machete) and assaulted when a gang of five men broken into the guest house he was staying in with other people. The assailants demanded cash from the occupants, some of which were Council staff and believed to have cash on them because of the Census that had recently ended. The armed men assumed that they would have just recieved their salaries. Personal items were also stolen from the house as well as a computer. The other occupants (not counted here) received bruises and cuts as a result of the incident. 

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
2157Aug172016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.57756928.398784

A contractor for a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Yambio on August 17th. No further information is currently available about the incident. 

Official Report
2161Sep62016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.57756928.398784

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

Focal Point
2163Apr22016Iraq100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.31280644.361488

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

Official Report
2173Oct12016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.41984970.472943

A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. 

Official Report
2178Oct152016Niger001000000000111100KidnappingRaidHome15.4642946.2854

Gunmen stormed the house of an American NGO worker in Abalak and kidnapped him. It is reported that he is being transported to Mali. It is believed that this is the first incident where an American has been abducted in Niger, although another failed attempt was made in 1999 on U.S. embassy staff. No group has claimed the kidnapping but al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is suspected. Two guards were also killed in the attack. 

Media
2182Nov52016Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome13.71666723.283333

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

Official Report
2192Dec22016Honduras100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome14.657211-86.210767

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

Official Report
2195Sep262016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.86271531.508446

One national staff member of a UN agency was physically assaulted at his residence in the Gudele area by unknown persons. The motive for the attack is unknown. One of the attackers has been apprehended and handed over to the police. The staff member sustained some injuries and was treated at a clinic.

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
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
2220Jan82017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.06247629.88152

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

Official Report
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
2249Mar282016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.85936331.57125

One contracted INGO staff member was shot and killed in his home as a result of a personal dispute.

Focal Point
2256Jun242016Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.68144969.114905

One national staff member was killed in his home in Kunduz city, Khan Abad port, Shir Abad Area by unknown gunmen during the night. The incident was a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2257Nov192016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

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

Focal Point
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
2326Oct122017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.86458631.558421

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

Official Report
2329Nov72017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.41024032.574038

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

Official Report
2339Dec82017Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome7.69493018.626469

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

Media
2362Feb272018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome9.24034529.799546

One NGO aid worker was assaulted at home in Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site. His injuries required medical treatment. Three other people were also hurt in the attack but they sustained minor injuries. Nothing was taken from the household. 

Official Report
2374Aug212017South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome6.77736729.713220

One NGO staff member was killed at home in Cuei Cok in Rumbek East. This incident is not considered to be due to his work as an aid worker but to inter-communal fighting in the town. 

Official Report
23782018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.23148729.800503

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

Official Report
2425Apr272017South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome7.78048533.00291

One national staff member was killed during tribal clashes with a conflicting village.

Focal Point
2426Oct162017Chad010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.53333314.316667

A national staff member was killed in a botched home invasion/robbery in Bagasola. 

Focal Point
2444Aug132016Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

Three national male staff members were killed in their homes as a result of an aerial bombardment campaign by the Syrian government and/or its allies on Aleppo. 

Focal Point
2447Jul152016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13428

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

Focal Point
2448Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

One national aid worker was killed when an aerial attack hit his home in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2449Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

Two national aid workers were killed when an aerial attack by Syrian forces hit their homes in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2464Aug152017Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.17183170.621679

One national staff member of an INGO was shot and killed during a personal dispute in Nanghar. 

Focal Point
2468Jul62017Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome30.17984066.974973

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

Focal Point
2602Mar192019Yemen010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome14.790942.9709

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

Media
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
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
2567Dec172018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.09267330.677393

One male national NGO staff was assaulted and had his fingers broken by the husband of another female staff member at the husbands home in Yei. Due to a personal greivance the female staff and the male staff member where detained and reportedly tortured by the female staff members husband. The female staff member did not require medical attention, but both staff members were suspended during the investigation.

Official Report
2568Jan182019Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownRaidHome5.76794820.675651

One male humanitarian staff was killed during a violent burglary of his home in Bambari. It is unknown at this time whether or not he was employeed by a local or international organization. 

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
2593Apr242018Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome14.36571622.461430

One INGO national male aid worker was fatality stabbed outside of his residence. The perpetrator pulled out a knife and stabbed the staff member in the chest. He died in Kulbus hospital. 

Focal Point
2596Jun122018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

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

Focal Point
2597Jul202018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One INGO national staff member was assaulted with a machete and wooden bats by perpetrators during a robbery of his residence. Personal belongings were taken and the primary motive for this incident was reported to be theft. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika. 

Focal Point
2618Jul152018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.97586036.512210

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

Focal Point
2619Feb252018Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.95639 11.74000

A staff member of an INGO was attacked by armed assailants during an armed burglary at his residence. The staff was severely beaten with boards, sticks and other sharp instruments.

Focal Point
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
2671Mar12018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfireHome36.21666737.166667

One male national INGO staff member was wounded in his home when a VBIED exploded near his house in the countryside surrounding Aleppo. Coordinates listed are for Aleppo city as exact location of the incident is unknown. 

Focal Point
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. 

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2707Jun282018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.62833336.226111

Three national male INGO staff members were killed during an airstrike in Tiba, Sayda, rural farmland in Daraa. Two staff members where at home at the time of the strike, and one was attempting to flee. 

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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
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
2747Jul102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.3236.32

One NGO national aid volunteer was reportedly killed in Russian-Syrian military airstrikes on the town of Maara Hrema in the Aleppo countryside. The aid volunteer was killed when in his home in a displaced persons camp with his daughter. 

Media
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
2752Jul292019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.37361136.601667

One male national NGO volunteer was killed in his home by Russian-Syrian military airstrikes in Kafr Zita, Hama. Reportes indicate his family was also killed in the attack which appeared to target the aid workers home and family. 

Media
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
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
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.

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
1086Jan132011Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

Three Bulgarian air crew members working for a private company contracted by a UN humanitarian agency were abducted upon landing on the helipad. There were released six months later on 6 June 2012.

Media
967Jun222010Sudan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

2 INGO international (German) staff kidnapped along with a national staff driver (not counted) who was released shortly after. Germans Released 5 weeks later, in late July. The victims were kidnapped from their Nyala office by seven armed men in civilian clothes.

Media
916Feb82008Sudan000100100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound1630

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

Focal Point
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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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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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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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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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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668Mar2008Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound11.681732329.4984751

2 INGO international (American) staff, a husband and wife, were attacked and beaten by a mob of students in a predominantly Christian in the town of Julud in southern Sudan. The reasons for the attack are still unclear, but the INGO said the two were targeted during a student protest against a local school rising tuition fees. The students attacked the victims and ransacked their office.

Focal Point
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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426Mar282006Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

3 INGO national staff guards were beaten when a group of unidentified armed men forcefully entered an INGO compound in El Geneina, March 28. The attackers left with a Land Cruiser pick-up, a Thuraya phone and a mobile phone.

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422Mar152006Sudan300000110210013300ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.7531

1 UN international staff and 1 national staff guard shot and killed and 1 national staff guard wounded in attack on agency's compound in Yei, southern Sudan, March 15. No info on motives, but agency was preparing repatriation of Sudanese to that area. The international staff died on March 28 after having been airlifted to Nairobi.

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800Dec232008Sri Lanka000100100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.3333380.75

1 ICRC national staff shot outside office.

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466Aug42006Sri Lanka01700001700170000170017ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.571181.2335

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

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464Aug232006Sri Lanka001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.2975481.68202

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

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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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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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703Jan22008Somalia002000110200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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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.

Focal Point
645Oct292008Somalia800000260800008200Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound9.56033544.069722

Two UN national staff security assistant and a driver killed and 6 UN national staff were critically injured in the blast from a suicide vehicle bombing at a UN agency coumpound. An unknown vehicle driven by an unknown male individual drove up to the compound main gate and requested permission to enter. The vehicle and the driver were denied access and the vehicle proceeded to ram the entrance gate.

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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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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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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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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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203Nov2002Somalia010000000001011001ShootingRaidOffice/compound9.5274945.537472

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

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180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

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

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139Mar2001Somalia7300000011009910007KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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100Jan2000Somalia020000200200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.842753944.5937239

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

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32Nov261997Somalia030000001100223210KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.27097845.334654

2 INGO international staff (1 male 1 female, Italian) and 1 male national staff were kidnapped after 1-hour armed attack on base in Deganlei on Nov 26. Organized by Mogadishu businessman who had a trade dispute with the then Vice Governor of Balad, Mohamed Abshir.

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2Jan1997Rwanda040000000031044310ShootingRaidOffice/compound-1.4998429.63497

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

Archived
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.

Focal Point
911Mar102010Pakistan012000075012000012525Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.572

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

Media
882Oct52009Pakistan900000440810019324Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

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

Media
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

Archived
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.

Archived
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
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.

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
371May2005Malawi030000030300003003UnknownMob violenceOffice/compound-13.268720433.9301963

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

Archived
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.

Focal Point
901Jan172010Iraq003000210300003210ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.493377744.34646766

5 people shot at the offices of a local NGO in Baghdad. Three of them appear to have been staff employed by the organisation; the other two were visiting relatives. Of these three, two were killed and one (the head of the organisation) was wounded. Two security guards who were member of the Iraqi security forces were also wounded; they are not included here.

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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318Sep72004Iraq040000002200224130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

Media
304Jun242004Iraq003000210300003300UnknownRaidOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff wounded in NGO office attack, June 24.

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286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

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
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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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
252Sep2003Iraq100000100100001100Body-borne IEDUnknownOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber.

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244Aug192003Iraq19100008008120012201370Suicide VBIEDIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

19 UN (11 internationals, 8 nationals) staff killed and 1 NGO staff killed in Canal Hotel bombing.

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117Jun2000Iraq800000160710018800ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

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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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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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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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937Sep182008Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.22559221.4101617

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

Focal Point
935Jan12008Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

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

Focal Point
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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2122002Burundi000100100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-3.428495329.9249718

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

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621998Burundi010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound-3.363435729.8870575

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

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154Jul2001Angola010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-11.877576817.5691241

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

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58Nov141998Angola100000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-12.383018916.9423833

1 UN national staff shot and killed while guarding warehouse in Kuito on Nov 14.

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586Dec112007Algeria11000005207310411632Vehicle-born IEDUnknownOffice/compound36.7753483.0600655

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

Archived
1090Feb182011Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound35.685446964.2833366

At least two guards were beaten and left in a ditch when three armed men broke into an INGO communications center.

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
893Dec152009Afghanistan005000400410015005UnknownUnknownOffice/compound33.548742169.4346945

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

Media
884Oct282009Afghanistan120000000003901212129UnknownRaidOffice/compound34.519705869.1624302

3 UN international (1 Filippino, 1 Liberian, 1 Ethiopian) staff killed and 9 UN international staff wounded in a Taliban suicide bomber attack on a guest house in Kabul.

Official Report
832Apr42009Afghanistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.2394770.30154

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

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831Apr32009Afghanistan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.9674468.9492

1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included).

Official Report
744Jul102008Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownOffice/compound30.562

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

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666Oct252007Afghanistan030000010100223200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.5539168.42096

2 INGO international (Banglasdeshi) staff kidnapped and 1 national staff wounded by unidentified gunmen Thursday. The two international staff were taken from their office in Moi Mobarok in the provincial capital.

Official Report
566Sep162007Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound3469.25

1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff kidnapped by six unknown men who entered the office and forcefully took him away in Logar province on Saturday; released December 8. Police arrested two (other report says three) men who said they were involved and were robbers but police said they had not stolen anything and may have been linked to a militant group.

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472Aug272006Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound3563.75

2 INGO national staff guards found dead after two armed men climbed over the wall into an INGO office compound in the in Badghis Province, Bala Murghab District, Aug 27. Reportedly the perpetrators damaged (did not steal) office equipment, broke the wind

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348Jan2005Afghanistan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
329Nov2004Afghanistan030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
303Jun2004Afghanistan001000010100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate.

Archived
290Apr2004Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office.

Archived
1120Apr182011Sudan010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.82487131.607858

A security guard for an INGO was murdered when someone entered the INGO compound and looted cash and valuables from the office. 

Official Report
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
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
1134Jun232011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.8108264.55998

A staff member of a national demining NGO was wounded, and later died of his injuries, when he was shot by international military forces (IMF) in what appears to have been a force protection shooting. The victim was operating in the vicinity of an IMF facility, in civilian clothes and utilizing a GPS, at the time of the incident. 

Official Report
1148Aug262011Nigeria46000009370460000468038Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound108

Nine national UN staff (those included within the parameters of AWSD) were among those killed by an attack by a suicide bomber on the UN House in Abuja. Around 37 UN staff (that met the parameters of the AWSD) were among those injured; they are presumed here to be all national staff. Boko Haram took responsiblity for the attack. 

Media
1170Oct232011Western Sahara040000010100334220KidnappingRaidOffice/compound27.67111-8.14744

Three international INGO workers were kidnapped from a guesthouse in the Rabuni refugee camp by armed men. A Sahrawi national driver was injured during the incident and was hospitalised. The Polisario movement, which is seeking independence for Western Sahara and runs the camp, blamed local al-Qaeda militants for the kidnappings, but no one has claimed responsibility. The kidnappers arrived from Mali in a SUV. 

Official Report
1176Oct312011Afghanistan504000450900009504Complex attackRaidOffice/compound31.6133265.71013

An attack on a UN facility in Kandahar caused numerous casualites, including 4 national NGO staff (1 killed and 3 wounded) and 5 UN guards (3 killed and 2 wounded).  The attack began with a vehicle-borne suicide bomb, detonated outside a UN guesthouse, close to the main gate of a local NGO compound, followed by an armed raid and fire fight that lasted for 7 hours and ended in the deaths of all the attackers. 

Official Report
1182Nov222011Afghanistan003000120300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.1057569.47342

One local NGO staffer was killed and two wounded when a single 107mm rocket fired from the East of the DAC area impacted a Kamaz truck used by the demining NGO. The vehicle was parked inside the compound of the Department of Agriculture where the de-miners are accommodated over-night. An NGO driver sleeping in the Kamaz was killed on the spot while an additional two de-miners sustained injuries due to the glass debris propelled by the blast. The IEA claimed the attack implying that the DAC was the intended target.

Official Report
1190Dec292011Somalia020000000020022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

Two international staffers of an INGO were shot and killed by a disgruntled national staff member while working in a hospital in Mogadishu.

Official Report
1195Jan142012South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

An international staffer of an INGO was shot and killed leaving his compound.  The unknown culprits escaped with his vehicle. 

Official Report
1198Jan192012Pakistan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound30.19841871.46801

Two international staffers (German and Italian) of an INGO were kidnapped by four armed men who entered their residence (within walking distance from their regional office) and led them out at gunpoint.  UPDATE: The German aid worker was released in Kabul, Afghanistan more than two years later, in October 2014. UPDATE 2: The Italian aid worker was accidentally killed by a U.S. counter terrorism drone strike against al-Qaeda in January 2015, while still held as a prisoner. An American hostage who was working for a private contractor funded by USAID was also killed in the attack. The drone attack occurred along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Media
1232Jan152011Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.012384671.5787458

An employee of a UN-contracted company was struck and injured by a stray bullet while waiting for his truck to be loaded at a warehouse in Peshawar

Official Report
1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

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

Focal Point
1292Feb242012South Sudan001000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

A night watchman was killed (from apparent strangulation) when a group of unknown men robbed an NGO compound in Juba.  No other staff were harmed. 

Official Report
1295Apr252012Afghanistan000010100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.3481762.19967

An INGO national staff guard was found murdered by unknown perpetrators in the INGO compound guard quarters. The killing is suspected to have been related to personal issues.

Official Report
1298May22012Afghanistan020000000011022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1304May182012South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound7.699926927.9910035

One staffer of a UN agency was attacked and beaten severely with a stick in his office.  The attack was reportedly related to an employment administrative issue.

Official Report
1314Feb132011Somalia010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

Archived
1323Jul32012Philippines001000000010011100ShootingAmbushOffice/compound15.0251068120.6870474

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

Official Report
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
1533Mar212012Syrian Arab Republic200000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.5717536.4027

Two IO contracted drivers were injured during an explosion nearby a SARC (IO Partner) warehouse.

Focal Point
1356Oct112012Afghanistan000000040400004400ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.32139264.811084

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

Official Report
1357Oct152012Niger006000104500116600KidnappingRaidOffice/compound14.5108336.765

Five national NGO staffers and one international (Chadian) were kidnapped from their compound by unidentified gunmen believed to be members of a militant group associated with Al Qaeda. One staffer was shot during the abduction and later died of his wounds.  The others were released a month later after being held captive in the deserts of Islamist-controlled northern Mali.  

Media
1365Nov182012Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.99422571.496985

The security guard for an INGO was injured when their compound came under a rocket attack from an unknown source.  The intended target was the nearby American Club

Media
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
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
1411Apr142013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.21569837.159321

 A national Red Crescent worker was killed when a mortar hit the warehouse he was guarding.

Official Report
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
1430May212013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound0.5060535.269086

One security guard was killed when a group of men armed with blades forced entry to the office of an NGO, which they then robbed.

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
1446Jun192013Somalia1300000550103003131210Complex attackRaidOffice/compound2.04355745.314087

One UN staffer, 3 UN contractors, and 4 guards were killed during a complex attack, when a VBIED rammed the UN's external gate and was simultaneously detonated. Seven assailants entered the compound on foot, tossing hand grenades in the process.  Another UN staffer and 4 other guards were also injured.  

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
1474Jul172013Kenya001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound0.18846340.283483

One security guard for an NGO was shot when he interrupted what was likely an attempted armed robbery of an NGO compound in Dadaab.

Official Report
1476Mar282012Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound1626

One UN national staff member was shot and wounded by an unknown assailant while he was exiting the UN compound in Kabkabiya.

Focal Point
1491Aug292012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound32.8751913.18746

One security guard suffered wounds to the head when two armed perpetrators broke into an INGO guest house in a robbery. 

Focal Point
1493Dec22012Chad100000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

One UN staff was attacked and killed in UN accommodation.

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
1528Feb172012Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

One UN staff member sustained injuries to his head after being assaulted by police officers affecting an arrest in the UN compound.

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
1546Jul182012Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.528831921.0410733

One male international staffer injured when 50 to 60 Chadians raided the INGO compound.

Focal Point
1548Dec62012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound26.823447218.1236723

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

Focal Point
1559Aug182013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.98338267.047065

A guard of an NGO-run clinic was shot and wounded when three armed men tried to gain access to the clinic and were refused. 

Official Report
1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87330131.589264

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

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

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

Official Report
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
1605Nov32013Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackOffice/compound33.99188271.498232

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

Official Report
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

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

Official Report
1624Dec72013South Sudan010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.57731328.39885

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

Official Report
1630Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.78514533.002922

An INGO staff member was killed by Nuer youth during an attack on a UN base in Akobo, where the staff was taking refuge.  The attack seems to have been ethnically motivated.  

Official Report
1631Jan22014Syrian Arab Republic050000000000555104KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.51722335.786359

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

Media
1649Feb142014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.59814864.763657

One INGO security guard was abducted by armed anti-government elements, who also stole computers and documents from the INGO.  

Official Report
1650Feb172014Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownOffice/compound36.70004767.116638

The director of a local NGO was killed in his office.  Further details are unavailable at the moment. 

Official Report
1657Mar82014Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound8.41023820.651292

One ICRC staff member was killed during a clash between French troops and Seleka rebels.  Three other ICRC staff were present but were unhurt.

Official Report
1678Dec172013Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.11481523.864988

Two INGO staff members were severely beaten by six masked men attempting to rob their guest house. 

Focal Point
1712Mar112013Yemen001000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.22295145.305485

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

Focal Point
1805Aug42014South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound9.94535733.809026

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

Official Report
1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

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

Official Report
1862Nov292014Afghanistan020000100110012200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

A Taliban raid on an INGO guest house killed one Afghan staffer and the South African director (along with his two children). The raid came amidst a spate of attacks on internationals in Kabul, and unsubstantiated rumors of Christian missionary activities regarding this INGO.

Media
1896Feb172015South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.86939431.581437

A British aid worker was shot in his car by someone in a secondary vehicle that had pulled up behind him while he was returning to the organizational compound.

Media
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
1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

An off duty volunteer was killed when a morter shell hit Nirim kibbutz.

Media
1902Mar122015South Sudan020000010101012200ShootingAmbushOffice/compound4.8531.6

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

Focal Point
1917Jul72014Tanzania010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-4.3920732.898681

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

Focal Point
1919Aug52014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.697538.956667

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

Focal Point
1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

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

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
1940Jun22015Afghanistan090000900900009810ShootingRaidOffice/compound32.15083369.722222

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

Media
1943Jul282014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.53333337.95

An INGO contracted national staff member was kidnapped by ISIS when he went to retrieve office belongings, which were confiscated on the previous day when ISIS had raided the organization's office. He was released after about a month.

Focal Point
1952Aug172014Afghanistan010000010100001100BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.437264.9228

One national staff member was wounded when a bomb went off in front of the office. 

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
1999Aug222015South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One guard was wounded with a machete and another shot, when perpetrators broke into an INGO compound at night. The suspects stole two AK-47s before fleeing. 

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
2005Sep102015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.87159231.572769

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

Official Report
2012Sep282015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.93102736.641778

An INGO staff member was kidnapped when armed attackers raided the organization's office. Reportedly, office equipement was stolen and other staff members may have been mistreated in the attack as well.

Focal Point
2058Aug222015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.28015129.780241

One INGO security guard was injured when assaulted by robbers that raided an INGO clinic and stole supplies. Reportedly, there were 15 robbers present. The security guard is in stable condition after 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
2095Jun72016South Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
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
2122Dec302015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound32.88720913.191338

An employee that had been fired from an INGO returned to the office, threatened and severely assaulted the Operations Manager whom he blamed for his termination. 

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
2130Mar232015Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.29330922.782249

An armed gang entered an INGO compound and assaulted the a guard and a driver. Both required some medical attention. 

Focal Point
2133Aug112015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound10.06577733.031683

One INGO contracted off-duty guard was shot in Mabon when shooting started outside of the compound. The wound was severe and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2164Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.15027236.946046

A member of the Syrian Red Crescent sub-branch was killed during an aerial attack. Around twenty civilians were also killed in the attack that took place in Urem al-Kubra, rural Aleppo. Out of the twenty people killed, a total of six were reportedly aid workers (currently verifying information). A humanitarian convoy that was unloading supplies at the Syrian Red Crescent's warehouse was impacted as well with all of the aid supplies reportedly damaged. According to some reports, 18 of 31 convoy trucks were hit in the bombing.

Media
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
2194Nov142016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.80207538.996815

A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer from Iblib was killed on or around the 14th of December. He was hit by shrapnel from shelling in the area and was in the branch office at the time. 

Focal Point
2197Sep202016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound9.88963233.412170

One male international staff member was wounded when aid recipients staged a demonstration to protest against delays in food distribution which resulted in the intrusion into an INGO compound. Five INGO staff were slightly wounded but only one required medical attention. 

Official Report
2211Jun152016Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.11754436.514630

Two volunteers were severely injured during an airstrike on their operational centre. One of the volunteers lost his hand as a result of the attack. 

Media
2217Oct62016Kenya020000200200002002Complex attackRaidOffice/compound3.93563941.855116

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

Official Report
2221Jan62017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

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

Official Report
2244Nov42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

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

Focal Point
2245Jan42016Afghanistan300000000003033003Vehicle-born IEDRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

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

Focal Point
2248Mar282016Yemen010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound15.66206443.934141

One national aid worker in Amran was struck in the shoulder with a dead round from aerial fire and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2255Mar312016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound24.90453991.861101

One national staff member was wounded during a personal dispute at work. An argument turned violent when a colleague stabbed the staff member in the throat with a hobby knife. 

Focal Point
2262Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.174198337.14138732

On April 09, 2016 two staff members of a UN implementing partner were critically injured and then died as a result of their injuries due to a shelling attack on their position in Al-Mashhadl.  

Focal Point
2265Jan72016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

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

Focal Point
2281Apr292017Syrian Arab Republic018000900900009801Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.37401836.601294

Eight volunteers from a local NGO and one staff member of an INGO were killed during a targeted airstrike against the NGO's center in Kafr Zita, Hama. It is reported that this attack was orchestrated by the Syrian regime or its allies. Bunker busting bombs were reportedly used, which broke through to the underground shelter and killed the team. 

Media
2283May302016Mali100000000010011100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-0.027987-0.027987

One international contractor working for a UN agency was killed during an armed attack by small arms fire. A group of assailants had attacked the compound hosting the UN staff members. 

Focal Point
2290May202017Afghanistan030000100110123120KidnappingRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One German international aid worker was killed in an INGO guest house after armed attackers ambushed the building. A Finnish aid worker was also kidnapped by the group. In addition, the attackers beheaded a guard at the compound. Details surrounding the incident and the attackers are currently unavailable. On September 14th, the Finnish government confirmed that the aid worker was released after being held captive for 118 days. In a statement, the foreign minister said that they did not pay a ransom for the release of the aid worker. 

Media
2301Jun262017Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.73357022.827648

One male Red Cross volunteer was killed in Bangassou by an armed group while he was in the organization's compound in an area that is a base for an anti-Balaka affiliated group. There is no further information about this attack.

Official Report
2303Jul92017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21755433.438353

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

Official Report
2310Aug122017Syrian Arab Republic007000700700007007ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.90330036.733459

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

Media
2317Aug272017Pakistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound24.81484467.111745

 Two armed attackers forcefully entered the office of a national NGO and killed its founder. The two suspects escaped after the attack. The police believe that the killing may have been as a result of a personal dispute and not to do with the man's status as an aid worker. 

Official Report
2318Aug242017Mali010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound14.487428-4.197463

One male INGO staffer was killed in his hotel room in the Mopti region of central Mali. His personal items were missing from the hotel room where he was found. The perpetrators of the attack are currently unknown.

Official Report
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
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. 

media
2347Jan272018Somalia100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

A UN agency staff member was shot dead in Mogadishu within the agency's compound. A security guard that had previously been fired and then reinstated to his post allegedly shot the employee. The motive for the attack appears to be in relation to that human resources incident.

Media
2352Feb102018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
2355Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.44037836.65721

Three volunteers were killed in two airstrikes when their operational center was hit during aerial bombardments by the state. Four other volunteers were hurt but they are not counted here since that information could not be verified. 

Media
2367Jan42017Somalia100000010100001100BombingRaidOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

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

Official Report
2373Sep232017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound5.34368830.450165

Two national staff members were assaulted during a robbery on an NGO compound in Lui, Mundri East County, and required medical attention. Valuables were stolen during the compound robbery. 

Official Report
2376Oct202017South Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21326631.565542

There was an armed robbery of an INGO compound on October 20th, 2017 in Bor town. A group of men robbed the compound and assaulted two INGO staff members that required medical treatment after being badly beaten. 

Official Report
2389Mar212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.52648836.352518

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

Media
2402Apr212018DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound2.85902330.838409

Two unarmed security guards at an INGO compound were administered an unknown drug in order to incapacitate them and facilitate a break-in into three different INGO offices on the compound. The perpetrators stole vehicles and laptops. Both of the security guards required medical attention. 

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
2418May302018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87466131.589626

Two security guards and a driver were assaulted by robbers that broke into an NGO compound around the Tomping area in Juba. They stole personal items and computers. One of the security guards was seriously hurt and required medical attention at the local hospital. 

Official Report
2419Jun22018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound6.03820631.51063

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

Official Report
2422May262018Syrian Arab Republic006000600600006600ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.99083736.937984

Five volunteers from a national NGO were shot and killed when armed assailants raided their compound in Al-Hader, Aleppo. The volunteers were blindfolded before being shot. Four died immediately and one died later in the hospital. Two additional volunteers were wounded (not currently counted here because the information cannot be confirmed via the agency) and two more were able to escape the attack. The assailants also stole equipment.  Although the motive for the attack and perpetrators are unknown, a few reports pointed to and loosely insinuated that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have been involved because they currently control the area. These reports are currently unsubstantiated. On June 3rd, one volunteer that was hurt in the attack the previous week succumbed to his wounds bringing up the total amount of aid workers killed to six. 

Media
2429Aug162017Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound5.76434520.670528

An assailant attempted to murder a guard on the organization's compound in Bambari. He was stabbed in the back four times by one assailant. He was taken to the hospital and although he was seriously injured, he survived the attack. Although the motive for the attack is difficult to ascertain, it should be mentioned that the compound was later robbed by four individuals.  

Focal Point
2439Apr232018South Sudan000100010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.29696830.153157

Armed men attacked the ICRC's base in Leer, Unity State, prompting a halt to activities in seed and farming tool equipment distribution. Shots were fired directly into the field base, resulting in an injury to the leg of a guard who received medical attention in Leer for minor injuries. Eight staff members were temporarily evacuated to Juba after the attack. 

Official Report
2453Jul142017South Sudan020000020200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound6.80016933.126717

On July 14th, six to ten armed men broke into an INGO's compound, injuring two staff members and threatening others. According to a report, the organization partially withdrew its team after the violent attack while they were re-evaluating the security situation. How the injured staff received their injuries is not known at this time. Although they are listed as being national staff in the AWSD, that could not be verified. Computers, phones and other office equipment were stolen. 

Official Report
2455Sep132017Nigeria040000040400004400Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound12.67291713.616014

Four members of a UN agency were seriously assaulted by soldiers that had entered their residential compound in Monguno. The soldiers were making their rounds to enforce curfew when the attack occurred, reportedly because the soldiers found that some contracted staff were in violation of the regulations. They forced the staff inside and proceeded to make their way through the house, waking other staff up and assaulting or threatening them. Three contracted drivers and one staff member were physically hurt in the attack. 

Focal Point
2486Oct172017Afghanistan010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

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

Focal Point
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
2499Jul162018Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.30080418.288171

One national staff member was shot when armed assailants forced their way into an INGO compound and opened fire, before fleeing. The INGO was then secured by a MINUSCA patrol and the injured staff member received medical treatment for their injuries. The motive for the attack is being investigated. 

Official Report
2515Jul162018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84720231.595166

One NGO security guard was hurt when several armed men stormed the NGO's compound. The assailants initially opened fire on the team of guards, who were able to flee the gunfire. However, they caught up with the one guard and assaulted him. Although the injuries were reported to be minor, he did require medical attention. The assailants fled without taking anything from the compound. 

Official Report
2529Oct162018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.77109933.588230

One local NGO staff member in Kapoeta was shot in the abdomen when armed assailants broke into the organization's compound. The staff member was taken to the hospital, but there is no further information about his prognosis. The motive for the attack is unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2558Jan52019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.300804 18.288171

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

Official Report
2564Oct252018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound9.53082031.659550

One male security guard reportedly sustained injuries that required medical attention after a group of three males assaulted him at the PoC gate in Malakal. A UN contractor was also involved in the assualt, but did not sustain injuries (not counted here).

Official Report
2577Feb82019Mexico001000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound17.638660-101.558700

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

Media
2590Mar102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.2235.41

One male NGO volunteer was killed after the organization's center in Murek, Hama was reportedly targeted by regime artillery. 

Media
2617Nov292018Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound33.31280544.361488

An armed raid on the organization's office by a state authority resulted in one national staff member being wounded. 

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
2693Apr192019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.1666679.233333

One male national NGO staff member was kidnapped outside of his office in Buea town and held for several days by a non-state armed group active in the area.

Media
2674Sep42018Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.613333-90.535278

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

Focal Point
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
2699Jun42018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.97916733.75

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

Focal Point
2701Jul192018Sudan020000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound2.923.483333

Two national INGO staff members (1 male and 1 female) were injured during a raid of the INGO office/compound. Reportedly, government military forced their way into the INGO facility and injured the staff members as an intimidation tactic. 

Focal Point
2719Jun232019South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound4.8531.6

Two male national UN guards at the compound in Juba, were injured when striking employees pelted stones at the them at 12:45 LT. The protests at the main gate reportedly involved 100 striking guards. The two guards injured with stones received medical attention after being escorted out of the crowd.

Official Report
1059Jul112010Uganda010000000010011001BombingUnknownPublic location0.317713732.5813539

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

Media
966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

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

Focal Point
926Aug182009Uganda010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

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

Focal Point
755Dec42007Thailand050000140500005014BombingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.8678652101.2504538

4 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO national staff killed when a terrorist bomb exploded at a local shop in Pattani province, December 4 . One national staff and their 9yr son died at the hospital that night, while other staff were injured.

Archived
945Aug192009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location12.0524.883333

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

Focal Point
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.

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
451Jun252006Sudan100000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

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

Archived
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
843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

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

Archived
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
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
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.

Focal Point
718Mar242008Somalia020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownPublic location2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff were kidnapped at Bakara market area by suspected AOGs.

Focal Point
651Nov82008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location0.0696842.74497

1 INGO national staff fatally shot by two gunmen when walking out of a mosque in Jamame, about 275 miles from the capital of Mogadishu. It is unclear who is behind the killings.

Archived
642Oct172008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.7976744.90755

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

Focal Point
620Jul62008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff killed by gunmen in Mogadishu. Victim shot leaving a mosque in the Bulohube district, in the south of the city, and died later in hospital. Several witnesses said a second man, whose identity has yet to be established, was seriously wounded in the attack (not included), which appeared to be premeditated.

Archived
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
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
242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Archived
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
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
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
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
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
1039Dec122010Iraq030000300300003003Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.420592743.307505

3 national staff of an INGO were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside the main entrance to the Government Center in Ramadi. INGO victims were not considered the target rather of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Focal Point
351Feb2005Iraq010000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
321Sep2004Iraq010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.346605943.127008

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mosul cafe.

Archived
1007Oct12010Haiti100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

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

Media
900Jan172010Haiti010000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

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

Media
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.

Archived
468Aug272006DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff shot twice in the head in a grocery store in Goma while wearing a t-shirt with the INGO's logo.

Archived
939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

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

Focal Point
934Jun62010Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location13.83305620.834722

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

Media
803Jan132009Cambodia010000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5066394104.869423

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

Archived
1091Feb192011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.43024770.448678

A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary.

Official Report
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

Focal Point
902Jan302010Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location3563.75

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

Focal Point
891Nov272009Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.580545569.8615753

1 national RC worker in Takhar province of northern Afghanistan shot and killed outside mosque.

Media
859Jul62009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.1941869.98013

1 INGO national staff off duty security guard, who lived in the nearby village of Khada Khel, was shot and killed during a fire fight at the funeral of an AOG member that had been killed by the IMF the day before. It is not known what his role if any in the battle was, who shot him or if it was deliberate or accidental.

Official Report
769Jan42008Afghanistan010000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location33.9391167.709953

1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing.

Focal Point
648Nov32008Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
591Jan142008Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

1 donor agency international staff killed in Taliban bombing of Serena Hotel.

Archived
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

Archived
417Jan2006Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.5938264.37161

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

Archived
1146Aug192011Afghanistan020000000020022200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location35.0719669.23127

Two German INGO workers were found dead in the Hindu Kush mountains. The men, who had gone hiking along the Salang Pass, had been beaten and robbed, presumably by local nomadic people.

Media
1161Jun182011Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.00355240.375192

A driver for an international aid agency was hit with a pistol on the forehead by armed Somalis who attacked him as he was coming out of his hotel. The attackers stole the vehice and fled across the Kenya-Somali border. 

Media
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
1179Nov192011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff member of an international NGO was shot and killed by unknown masked gunment upon leaving a mosque in Galkayo.  The INGO suspended activities while Puntland authorities investigated the murder.

Media
1184Nov272011Burundi010000000010011100Kidnap-killingRaidPublic location-3.363435729.8870575

An international staffer of a medical INGO was kidnapped and killed when he responded to a disturbance at the neighboring religious mission.  A Croatian nun was also killed in the incident, and another escaped with minor wounds.  Authorities determined the motive was most likely robbery.

Official Report
1253May182011El Salvador002000110200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.87694-89.17306

Two young volunteer EMTs shot while walking to their office.  One survived.

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
1260Sep282011Colombia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.5980478-74.0760867

A local staff member attacked by multiple assailantson his way to the office.  His arm was injured.

Focal Point
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

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

Archived
1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location8.8527

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

Official Report
1300May92012Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11666743.65

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

Media
1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location6.79984633.126794

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

Official Report
1316Oct302011Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.7739647.42506

An acting director of a LNGO was killed by unknown gunmen in Garsoor village near hotel Guure. Circumstances unclear.

Archived
1317Nov182011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff  working as protection officer with an INGO was shot and killed by unknown gunmen when leaving a local mosque after evening prayers. 

Archived
1344Aug272012Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.842753944.5937239

A UN national staffer was shot and killed in Marka. The reasons behind the killing are unknown.

Media
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
1349Sep92012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.513069536.3095814

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

Official Report
1368Dec42012Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.18694466.297222

A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries.

Official Report
1374Dec192012Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03226445.267468

A staffer of a national NGO was shot and killed by two armed men as he was leaving a parking lot. The killing was reportedly linked to the victims' decision to host a sister who had left her husband (a member of the AS movement).

Media
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
1381Jan52013Pakistan002000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.19024271.76248

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

Official Report
1383Jan112013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.01259772.032854

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

Official Report
1385Jan142013Afghanistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.48873869.13724

A national staffer of a UN agency was stabbed in a violent robbery by three assailants.

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
1400Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.45678436.244222

An EU humanitarian officer was killed in a rocket attack in Deraya, a suburb of Damascus

Media
1414Apr212013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.4305870.448037

A national NGO staffer was shot and seriously injured by armed men on a motorcycle, while walking to work.

Official Report
1423May42013DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.18362329.448832

One INGO staffer was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Official Report
1426May102013Kenya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.11019740.314053

One INGO staff member was shot as a collateral victim to an attack on a Kenya Police Reservist.  He is in stable condition. 

Official Report
1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location4.84985631.59948

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

Official Report
1435May272013Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.14229865.35696

One INGO staff member, who also served as headmaster of a local boys’ school, was killed by an armed opposition group near his home after arranging a meeting with the group. There are indications this killling was not related to his affiliation with an INGO.

Official Report
1437Mar312013Afghanistan001000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.0707564.838216

An NGO national staff member, a male nurse, was killed in an IED detonation in a bazaar whilst en route to the Poza Community Health Clinic.

Official Report
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
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
1483Jan72012Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location16.347124347.8915271

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

Focal Point
1490Jan302012Haiti010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

One aid worker was shot in the chest and abdoment during a robbery outside a bank; he has just withdrawn money and his assailants fled with his passport and camera.

Focal Point
1494Dec12012Haiti100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1501May212012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.21941531.549315

One UN national staff member was seriously injured when five unknown persons attacked him and his spouse using oaks and wooden sticks.

Official Report
1502May202012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

One UN national staff member was assaulted by his in-laws in a domestic dispute and was treated at state hospital.

Official Report
1504Dec302012Somalia010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location5.30343545.880207

One INGO staff was injured when struck by a ricocheting bullet resulting from a private dispute, which he had been attempting to mediate.

Official Report
1505Oct192012Somalia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.06046145.375419

One UN staff member was shot and injured from a stray bullet when leaving a mosque. 

Official Report
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
1509Sep202012Somalia021000300300003201Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location2.1166745.4

Two Somali watchmen working for an INGO and a LNGO staff were among those who were killed when two BBIED targeted Village Restaurant in Xamar Weyne District 

Official Report
1517Jul232013Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76962347.430615

A senior leader of a local NGO was shot dead by two masked gunmen shortly as he left Imamu-Shafici mosque in Garsor village of Galkayo.

Media
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
1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84877531.508604

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

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
1569Aug312013Afghanistan100000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.61026965.701536

A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police.

Official Report
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
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
1592Oct122013Afghanistan001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.10558170.51334

An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group.  Nine other civilians were injured.

Official Report
1611Nov182013Afghanistan001000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.50166569.157429

Two international NGO staff members, while walking on the hillside above Babur Gardens, were approached by three young men who stole their phones and wallets.  The perpetrators beat the male staff member when he tried to retrieve their phones.  He sustained injuries and received medical treatment. 

Official Report
1614Jul142013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.47037636.30053

One UN staff member suffered head injuries on 9 July 2013 when a shell exploded at the southern end of Palestine Street in Yarmouk.  He subsequently died five days later on 14 July 2013.  

Official Report
1615Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.37293736.112475

A UN staff member suffered injuries when he was hit by shrapnel from a nearby explosion in Khan Eshieh camp on 13 March.  He died from his injuries the next day.  

Official Report
1616Nov42012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010UnknownUnknownPublic location33.47122736.303878

An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. 

Official Report
1617Jul312012Syrian Arab Republic100000000010011100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.537.38333

A UN staff member was struck by a bullet.  

Official Report
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

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

Official Report
1622Dec52013Yemen000004110220024310Complex attackRaidPublic location15.35202744.212945

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

Official Report
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
1636Dec142013Argentina100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-34.603803-58.381552

One international UN staffer was robbed and attacked on the street, suffering substantial injuries and requiring hospitalization. 

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
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
1664Sep192013DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.65990529.221005

An INGO national staff member was shot and injured just as he reached his house, on his way home from work.  He was subsequently hospitalized.

Focal Point
1679Jun42013Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location11.12351422.961818

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

Focal Point
1680Sep72013El Salvador000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.692667-89.218216

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

Focal Point
1684Mar222013Turkey010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.20280936.160299

An INGO staff member was walking when he was stabbed in the back by three men.

Focal Point
1701Feb162013Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-0.36044542.548779

One local NGO staff member was shot and killed by local police forces at a police station in Kismayo.  The individual was injured but later died of his injuries.

Official Report
1708Jan102013Pakistan100000100100001100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackPublic location30.19123567.025564

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

Focal Point
1709Feb82013Sudan100000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location14.20538724.64345

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

Focal Point
1713Jul222013Ethiopia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location8.21889443.557972

One UN-contracted warehouse worker was shot and killed by armed men suspected to be part of an insurgent group.

Focal Point
1732May132014Afghanistan200000020200002200Remote control VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.10617566.906552

Two UN-contracted deminers were injured when a VBIED was remotely detonated against the Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1735Feb92013Kyrgyzstan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location42.84100474.608645

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

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
1741Sep12013Somalia200000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02615645.331465

Two UN-contracted employees were shot and wounded by police as they were trying to enter the seaport. 

Focal Point
1745Dec212013South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location9.94999630.267263

One national INGO worker was targeted and killed by unknown armed assailants.  It is likely that the killing was linked to the employee's Nuer ethnicity. 

Focal Point
1765Jun42014Libyan Arab Jamahiriya000100000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.20656716.583324

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

Official Report
1766Nov112010Libyan Arab Jamahiriya090000000000999900KidnappingAmbushPublic location32.76605522.65182

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

Focal Point
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
1800Jul282014Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackPublic location36.31185136.687447

One national INGO staff member was seriously injured when a car bomb exploded close to a busy market.  The staff member died soon after arriving at the hospital.

Focal Point
1804Aug32014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.28823134.253606

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

Official Report
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
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
1829Sep162014Guinea010000100100001100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location8.076658-8.782692

One INGO staff member, along with seven other individuals (government officials and journalists), was killed in a mob attack.  The group was part of an Ebola education team.  It appears that the community members attacked because they believed that health workers were spreading the disease. 

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
1839Oct162014South Sudan100000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location9.55888931.652222

One national UN staff member was kidnapped at gunpoint from Malakal airport by eight armed men.  Reports made from the organization in August 2015 confirm that the staff member is presumed dead.

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
1846Nov262013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11768743.644197

An INGO security guard was shot and wounded by a member of the Somali National Government forces.  The attack appears to be related to a dispute over INGO employment.

Official Report
1847Dec72013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.98324444.283339

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

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
1970Oct122014Somalia010000100100001100Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location2.04262245.327289

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

Official Report
1850Jul122013Somalia010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location10.82846849.252965

One INGO staff member was injured when shooting broke out during what seems to have been an inter-clan attack.

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

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
1866Dec192014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.666617119.7954915

One national Red Cross volunteer was killed by crossfire in armed clashes in Mbres.

Media
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
1884Dec302014Myanmar100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location20.81666792.366667

A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members.

Official Report
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. 

Focal Point
1895Aug32013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011010UnknownUnknownPublic location35.95941138.998105

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

Official Report
1907Apr32015Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Landmine UnknownPublic location35.93333336.633333

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

Media
1908Apr32015Yemen002000200200002200ShootingUnknownPublic location12.845.033333

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

Media
1925May22014Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.64305616.491944

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

Focal Point
1926Dec12014Kenya010000000001011100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location1.73330640.091751

A INGO consultant was shot in the leg when armed individuals attacked the bar he was in with grenades and small arms. 

Focal Point
1928Jan272014Mali010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.247142-0.005494

A national staff member was shot and killed by security forces who were engaging the crowd with small arms fire at a demonstration. His role in the demonstration is unknown since he lived in the vicinity. 

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

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

Focal Point
1947Jan272014Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.20011472.050801

 A UN national staff member was shot multiple times by three people in the leg and hand. The incident occured not far from the staffer's home while he was on his way to work. According to a police investigation, this incident was the result of a private dispute.

Focal Point
1959Apr252014Central African Republic010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

One national INGO aid worker was assaulted in Bangui while on his way home after work. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1961Feb92015Turkey001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location41.10419929.317835

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

Media
1962Mar92015Mali200000000002022200ShootingAmbushPublic location12.665771 -7.972909

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

Official Report
1981May222015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85391731.584234

A UN staff member was assaulted by soldiers while walking to work along Airport Road in Juba. They accused him of spying. The staff member suffered injuries to his face and bruised ribs.

Official Report
2000Aug222015Central African Republic002000010101012200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location5.76434520.670528

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded with a knife strike during a demonstration. The voilent demonstration occurred after a young muslim man was reportedly killed by anti-Balaka militants.

Official Report
2006Sep282015Bangladesh010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location23.79625790.415070

An international staff member was shot, reportedly by the Islamic State (IS), in the diplomatic district of Dhaka. The attack was pre-meditated and the assailants used silencers on their firearms. The attackers approached the staff member on the back of a motorbike and shot him. He died as as result of the attack. 

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
2016Sep292015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.86778231.546404

A UN national staff member was assaulted when he was returning to his residence in his vehicle. He noticed that his car was being closely followed by men on a motorcycle. When he got out of the car, money was demanded from him and he was assualted by sticks and stones. 

Official Report
2017Sep262015Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location4.39467318.55819

One national INGO staff member was fleeing shooting in Bangui when he was shot himself. He later died as a result of his injuries. 

Official Report
2019Oct132015Burundi000001100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-3.36137829.359878

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

Media
2024Nov72015Burundi100000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location-3.36137829.359878

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

Official Report
2025Oct202015Haiti100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location18.531468 -72.359591

A UN national staff member was shot and killed in the Martissant 9 area of Port-au-Prince while trying to obtain transportation to go to work. 

Official Report
2031Dec62015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
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
2043Jun212015Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.71746644.768614

Attackers armed with guns shot and killed a man in Wadajir neighourhood. The victim was working for an INGO. 

Official Report
2048Jan212016Somalia110000110200002200Complex attackRaidPublic location3.1171845.356821

In a complex attack by Al-Shabab, a car packed with explosives rammed into the Beach View Hotel on Lido beach in Mogadishu, reportedly killing up to 20 people (not counted here).  A national staff member for the UN was among those killed when the restaurants along Lido beach were attacked. A national INGO staff member was also wounded in the attack.

Official Report
2059Jan152016Burkina Faso002000000000222110KidnappingRaidPublic location12.361282-1.518115

In a large attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb against the Splendid hotel and Cappuccino cafe, two aid workers who ran a medical clinic were kidnapped. On 6 February, one of the female aid workers was released but the male aid worker remains captive.   Reportedly, at least 29 people (18 different nationalities) were killed in the attack. The hotel was popular with foreigners. 

Media
2060Jan212016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location16.84765343.943679

An INGO ambulance driver was killed during airstrikes when his ambulance was hit. 

Official Report
2070Feb2016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location-4.29790528.956099

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

Official Report
2075Jan172016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location7.18196232.356095

A number of civilians were attacked by SPLA soldiers that had deserted. Four were killed in the violence, including a locally contracted guard for an INGO.

Official Report
2077Feb172016South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location9.56934631.674335

One INGO security guard was assaulted and killed in the fighting that erupted between Dinka, Shilluk and Nuer communities in the Malakal Protection of Civilians site. 

Official Report
2078Mar102016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

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

Official Report
2286Jul62016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location5.425930.3858

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

Focal Point
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
2103Jun252016Somalia010000100100001100Complex attackAmbushPublic location2.04693445.318162

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

Media
2104Jun242016Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.99603719.185032

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

Official Report
2109Oct82015Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidPublic location34.55534969.207486

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

Focal Point
2111Aug82015Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.36518232.653176

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

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
2128Jul112015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.40551540.796915

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

Focal Point
2150May312016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

A 23-year old aid worker was killed in Idlib, during a sustained airstrike. He was part of local NGO and on an emergency response team that taught volunteers about first aid and providing search & rescue during airstrikes. During the attack, he was trying to rescue families that were trapped under the rubble of their building after it had been hit. The airstrike also killed several civilians. 

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

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

Media
2167Aug252016Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.66421864.26615

One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. 

Official Report
2171Oct92016Yemen000010100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.36944544.191007

One off-duty national staff member from the IFRC was among the dead as a result of an attack on a funeral hall by aerial bombardment. Reports say that the Houthi-led government blames the attack on the Saudi-led coalition, something that Saudi Arabia denies. One source from the ICRC stated in a media report that there was more than one airstrike made on the target. 

Media
2174Aug22016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

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

Media
2175Aug112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.20210537.13426

A volunteer for an NGO died amid shelling on the neighborhood of Al Ramosa in Aleppo while performing his service to the community. 

Media
2179Oct162016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.76708727.399837

A UN national male staff member was assaulted with metal objects by a group of three men in Aweil town. The assailants had targeted this particular staff member and had asked other civilians to point him out. While the attack does not appear to be the result of the victim being an aid worker, it was ethnically motivated. Other staff members came to his aid and he received medical attention at a clinic for injuries to his face, head, and back.

Official Report
2190Nov182016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location13.57758944.017799

More than twenty civilians were killed (not counted here), including one aid worker for an INGO, during the shelling of a local market in Taiz. The aid worker was off-duty at the time and was killed by the blast. The motive and perpetrators of this attack are unknown. 

Media
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
2206Jun12016Somalia001000100100001100Complex attackRaidPublic location45.3008022.043497

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

Official Report
2210Nov52016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
2215Dec112017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57244036.401956

One volunteer was killed in Douma when the area he was performing humanitarian services in was shelled. 

Media
2218Jan42017Mali000100100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.263981-0.027987

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

Official Report
2219Jan42017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.62537636.107544

One volunteer aid worker was injured in a rapid succession double aerial bombing in Wadi Barada while assisting civilians. He died the following day. 

Media
2222Dec282016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-3.37288429.144879

One INGO staff member was shot in front of his home by an unidentified assailant in the Songo quarter of Uvira town. 

Official Report
2224Jan142017Mexico002000200200002020ShootingUnknownPublic location19.309054-98.907978

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

Focal Point
2226Oct72016Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.76923947.430611

An INGO local contractor was hit by a stray bullet during clashes between armed forces in Gaalkacyo. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Official Report
2229Feb62017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

One national volunteer succumbed to his injuries after being wounded in an air strike that reportedly targeted the organization's center.

Media
2230Jan252017Somalia200000020200002200Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03596045.327206

Two UN staff members were injured during a complex attack by Al-Shabaab on Hotel Dayah, which was popular with government officials and politicians. A car with explosives was first used to breach the gate of the hotel, followed by a raid on the hotel and then a secondary blast. Reportedly, 28 people died in the attack and 43 were wounded.

Media
2233Feb282017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.73338936.658386

One volunteer died while performing humanitarian activities in Al-Waer, Homs. Reportedly, the team he was working with in the field was targeted by aerial artillery fire and he died while rescuing civilians in the area. 

Media
2237Mar222017Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.33904742.288006

A Red Cross national staff member was reportedly shot and killed not far from where he lived in Bardhere town by two suspected al-Shabaab militants. Although it appears that he was targeted, it is unclear whether he was targeted because of his work for an aid organization or because of a personal dispute. 

Media
2247Oct252016Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5115962.125385

A national INGO staff member was beaten by an iron bar and robbed of his money at Liberté Market in Niamey. It is unknown whether the perpetrator was aware that the staff member was working for an NGO and whether that influenced the crime.  . 

Focal Point
2258Dec42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.20165632.157575

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

Focal Point
2259Dec192016Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.72859168.868066

An IED placed in a wheelbarrow detonated in Kunduz city, Kah Furioshi area. One national staff member of an INGO was killed as a result of the explosion. He was caught in the explosion as he was walking by the area.

Focal Point
2260Mar12016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

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

Focal Point
2261Aug252016Somalia010000000001011100Complex attackRaidPublic location2.04693445.318162

Two INGO aid workers jumped from the second floor of their hotel to get away from an Al-Shaabab attack on a restaurant that was in close proximity to the hotel. One of the aid workers hurt his shoulder in the escape and had to be admitted to the hospital and then was transferred after they were both evacuated to Nairobi. 

Focal Point
2264Dec162016Syrian Arab Republic001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

One volunteer for an NGO who was injured and taken away by an ambulance in a government-controlled area during the evacuation of east Aleppo in December has been held by either government or Syrian coalition forces. He was seen once during his capture on a Russian language youtube video denouncing the organization. He is still missing and his whereabouts are unknown. 

Focal Point
2266Apr72017Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.60898736.968994

Two male volunteers for an NGO were killed while responding during airstrikes in Jisr Al Shughur, Idleb.

Media
2268Nov212016El Salvador010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.778025-89.740343

The body of a male INGO volunteer was found in a field close to his residence. He died as a result of stab wounds inflicted by a machete.

Focal Point
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
2271Apr102017South Sudan300000300300003300ShootingAmbushPublic location7.70918827.983474

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

Official Report
2277Apr112017Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

Two national volunteers were wounded in two consecutive airstrikes on their location while they were providing humanitarian aid. 

Media
2280Apr302017Syrian Arab Republic001000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) volunteer, a photographer, working with a field relief team was killed during an aerial attack while the team he was with carried out a humanitarian mission in Al Janudeiah village, Idlib's rural area. 

Media
2285Jul92016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location4.85936331.57125

A driver for an INGO (UN implementing partner) was shot during crossfire between anti-government forces and government forces in Juba city. The driver, badly wounded, needed to be MEDIVACED to Uganda for treatment.

Official Report
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

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

Media
2295Jun72017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.46541120.577393

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

Official Report
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. 

Focal Point
2313Jul12017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location33.52648836.352518

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

Media
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
2320Sep72017South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location4.57756928.398784

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

Official Report
2321Sep92017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location9.88942032.718138

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

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
2324Oct82017Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

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

Focal Point
2330Nov132017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location4.41024032.574038

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

Official Report
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. 

Focal Point
2335Nov132017Nigeria004000000010344220Kidnap-killingUnknownPublic location5.1778615.708404

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

Media
2336Nov232017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location35.93102736.641778

One male NGO aid worker was shot and killed on the way to work in the Idlib city by an unknown assailant. 

Media
2337Nov182017Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.53714736.385345

Three male NGO workers were killed during heavy aerial bombing in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region on November 18th, 2017. The aid workers were killed while they were helping civilians that had been injured in an earlier airstrike. Other team members were also injured in the attack but the numbers and severity of their injuries have not been reported at this time. 

Media
2338Dec42017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location5.65267331.05127

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

Official Report
2722Feb132018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52527836.352778

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by aerial bombardment in the Damascus suburb Zamalka.

Focal Point
2343Dec262017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.44037836.65721

A male volunteer was killed on December 26th in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib governorate, at the organization's center during an airstrike.

Media
2345Dec252017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81156436.202047

One volunteer was killed in Bdama when the area where he was helping to rescue civilians that had been victims of a shell attack was fired upon again.

Media
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
2349Feb62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.65065936.854628

One volunteer was killed while working to rescue civilians affected by Russian aerial bombing in Al Gharafa. The area was struck again shortly after the first bombing and the volunteer was killed. 

Media
2353Feb112018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location7.78048533.00291

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

Official Report
2356Feb152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

One volunteer was killed and one wounded (not countered at this time because the information could not be verified) during aerial airstrikes. 

Media
2358Feb192018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52908336.527018

Three NGO staff members were killed by aerial bombing in Eastern Ghouta during the continued Syrian government-led siege.  

Media
2363Feb282018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54599736.406492

One volunteer was killed in Rif Dimashq, Eastern Ghouta when he was caught in an air raid while helping civilians affected by earlier aerial bombardment. 

Media
2721Feb52018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.53853536.366068

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by aerial bombardment in Arbeen (Arbin) town, Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2368Jul112017South Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.47138930.415

Three contractors for a UN agency were detained by Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) upon their arrival in Pagak after fleeing heavy fighting in Mathiang on July 6th. According to some reports, they are still being held by the group. 

Focal Point
2375Aug222017South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location4.41024032.574038

The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) discovered the body of an NGO driver when they responded to the sounds of gunfire in Torit, near the UNMISS base. It is unknown whether the incident is related and a police investigation was underway during the time that this incident was reported. The NGO driver had been shot. 

Official Report
2377Mar142018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location9.23148729.800503

A UN agency contracted truck driver received a head injury during an assault in Bentiu on March 14th. Local youths threw stones at the truck which broke the windscreen and caused the injury. The driver was treated at an INGO clinic. 

Official Report
2383Mar282018Somalia000100100100001100Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location2.03219445.304361

One ICRC staff member was critically injured when an Improvised Explosive Device in a car was detonated outside of the ICRC's office. The staff member later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and mentioned via their media portal that they killed the victim because he was a member of Parliment. The victim had been working for the ICRC for five months. One other person was hurt in the attack (not counted here). 

Focal Point
2386Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Landmine Combat/CrossfirePublic location

One male national NGO volunteer died after a mine exploded in Aleppo province, Der Sawwan district. 

Media
2387Mar102018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

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

Media
2388Mar162018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54066836.432750

One male national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids in Eastern Ghouta. 

Media
2390Mar142018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52091836.364792

One volunteer was killed by a secondary airstrike in Haza (Hazeh), Eastern Ghouta when he was helping civilians affected by an earlier aerial attack. The organization's service center and an ambulance were also destroyed in the incident. 

Media
2391Mar212018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer died after sustaining life-threatening injuries while helping affected civilians after an attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Two other volunteers were also killed in the same area by artillery shelling while supporting civilians affected by earlier attacks. 

Media
2393Mar262018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer was injured in Douma by an artillery shell during a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from the area. 

Media
2398Apr82018South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location8.72368730.164704

One national NGO aid worker was killed in a crossfire incident during clashes in Mayendit between local youths.

Official Report
2406Apr262018South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.87699231.306979

An INGO staff member was killed returning to the NGO clinic in Padeah after having to evacuate the town earlier in the day due to armed conflict between SPLA and armed opposition groups. He was shot on his way back to the village to check on the facility. It is not known who shot him.

Official Report
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
2413May192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownPublic location33.22325235.830723

One male NGO volunteer was killed by artillery shelling while providing emergency rescue services in Jubata Alkashad city in Quneitra. 

Media
2414Jul292014Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.22325235.830723

One INGO aid worker was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood. He was taking refuge from the attack when he was killed (most likely from artillery or other aerial fire). The Israeli military reported that their attack on Khan Younis was in response to earlier Hamas firing on Israeli targets. 

Official Report
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
2427Mar242017Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.87699231.306979

A national staff member was struck by a stray round in the marketplace. The staff member was not on-duty at the time and the incident was most likely not the result of him working for an international non-governmental organization. 

Focal Point
2430Mar302017Mexico001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location41.503471-5.746788

The senior staff member of a local non-governmental organization was kidnapped from his hotel at 3 am and held in captivity for 30 hours before being released. The assailants extorted money (or tied to extort money) from the victim.

Focal Point
2432Jun252017Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location35.93102736.641778

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

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2436Jan72017South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidPublic location8.92772129.788925

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

Focal Point
2437Oct232017Syrian Arab Republic002000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.32965240.135034

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty in Deir Ezzour on 23 October while the volunteer was giving First Aid support and was in the vicinity of mortar fire. Initial reports suggest it was a ‘wrong place wrong time’ incident. At the same time, another volunteer was wounded.

Focal Point
2451Mar292017Myanmar100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownPublic location25.39572497.399952

One UN contracted off-duty guard was abducted by a KIA battalion that forcibly tried to recruit him into their army. This occurred in the Hparew village which is 16 kilometers west of Mytikyina. UNDSS and the local KLA liaison officer were involved in securing his release, which occurred on April 1st, 2017. 

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
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.  

Focal Point
2465Jun192017Mali010000000010011100Complex attackRaidPublic location12.616598-7.902098

One aid worker was killed during a complex terrorist attack on a popular tourist retreat in Yirimandio. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb later claimed responsibility for the attack. Gunmen killed five people in the attack. Four of the assailants were killed as well and four others were arrested. According to reports, thirty-two guests were rescued. 

Focal Point
2467Jul142017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.47394667.349694

One UN driver was abducted north of Dahwali, Afghanistan, in AGE controlled territory. He was released three days later on July 16th after the intervention of local elders. 

Focal Point
2484May312017Afghanistan010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.55534969.207486

A VBIED exploded in the diplomatic quarter, close to Kabul's Zanbaq square. One INGO national staff member was slightly injured in the attack by shrapnel. 

Focal Point
2487Nov52017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location10.01692129.974053

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
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
2500Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.01607840.446540

One national volunteer was killed in Umm Al Mayadin, Daraa, during aerial bombing while he was conducting search and rescue operations after an earlier bombing.

Media
2501Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.04497036.756362

One volunteer was killed while conducting search and rescue operations due to earlier bombing activity. The second wave of attacks by Syrian allied forced, reportedly Russia, killed him in Zardana city.

Media
2502Jun252018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.75102736.301039

One national male volunteer was killed while conducting rescue operations after an artillery shelling took place on Alhrak city. Another bombing took place while the rescue operations were underway. 

Media
2504Jun262018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.83440436.344392

One male national volunteer was killed during an aerial bombing attack in Busra al Harir, Daraa. He was conducting a search and rescue mission after earlier bombardment impacted the area.

Media
2505Jun212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One national volunteer was killed while conducting a search and rescue mission. He was killed when the second aerial attack hit Idlib, Syria. 

Media
2509Jun192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.62643436.103306

One national male volunteer in Nahta city was killed during search and rescue operations after the area was hit by artillery fire. 

Media
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.  

Focal Point
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
2525Sep192018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.05063733.008586

One national staff member was caught between inter-communal violence in Likuangole, Pibor County. The staff member sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in the crossfire. 

Official Report
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
2533Oct312018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.30491330.141992

An INGO security guard was attacked in Leer while he was off-duty and standing behind the INGO's compound. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to a medical facility for treatment. The suspects escaped. 

Official Report
2536Nov102018Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location12.01260027.739930

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

Official Report
2537Nov202018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.83762931.548639

One national NGO contracted driver was heading home (most likely on foot) when he was attacked by a criminal gang that brandished machetes. This was a violent assault which led to the hospitalization of the driver. The incident occurred in the Hai Loklili residential area, close to Jebek Kujur in Central Equatoria. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

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
2541Nov122018Mali900000000009099900Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location16.283480-0.042710

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

Focal Point
2545Dec42018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.394650, 36.68940036.394650, 36.689400

One male national NGO staff member was killed in an IED explosion in Jendeires town while he was on duty. 

Media
2552Jan202018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushPublic location33.5717536.4027

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

Media
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
2556Aug202018Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingMob violencePublic location31.48547934.486840

One male employee of an INGO was shot and killed by Isreali border soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for allegedly approaching the Gaza Strip/Israel border fence with a weapon.

Media
2557Nov152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.1136.50

One male NGO staff was shot and killed by incidental crossfire after a weapon was fired at a wedding in Suhara town, in Western Aleppo governate. 

Media
2574Feb22019South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location6.19676331.624554

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

Official Report
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
2580Jul42018Uganda010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.34759632.582520

One male national INGO staff member while on leave in Kampala, was caught amidst a riot while travelling. Police fired to disperse the crowd and the staff member was shot in the leg. 

Focal Point
2587Mar32019Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81078836.609862

One male international INGO employee was killed during a suicide bombing attack on a restaurant in Idlib. The restaurant reportedly provides food for orphans, widows, and others in need. 

Media
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
2625Oct232018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-0.10309034.756062

A male staff member of an INGO was attacked by unknown assailants near his residence during the evening. The attack led to severe head injuries and a crack on his skull.

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
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
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
2651Apr222018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location26.66695518.030248

One INGO national staff member was shot in the foot by a stray bullet during crossfire between two armed actors. He was treated in a medical clinic and released the same day. The incident occurred in Sebha Al-Thanawiya. 

Focal Point
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
2661Jul272018Cameroon010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location3.86666711.516667

One male national INGO staff member was injured in a pub in Yaoundé after being attacked and beaten. Information about the perpetrators is unknown. 

Focal Point
2681May222019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81416736.32

Two national male NGO volunteers were wounded due to a second attack, while responding to victims of an airstrike in Jisr ash-Shugur, Idlib. Both volunteers received medical attention for their injuries. Reports indicate one civilian was killed and seven wounded during the airstrike. 

Media
2688Aug12018Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.8544.233333

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in crossfire involving a local militia in a public location in Dujail, Saladin province. 

Focal Point
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
2692May192018Ethiopia100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.2534.583333

One male UN agency staff member was assualted and killed in Gambela around 9:00pm May 19, 2018. The staff member arrived in Gambela from Pugnido at 5:00pm and reportedly met friends and colleagues at a local hotel. Reports indicate the staff members body was found at 1:00am and cause of death determined to be a large head injury resulting in blood loss. Another UN agency staff member is in custody in relation to the death. 

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
2700Aug152018South Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location4.8531.6

Two male national INGO staff members were injured when a mob situation turned riot in Juba and they were assaulted. 

Focal Point
2704May112019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.40193634.386018

One Palestinian paramedic with the Palestinian Red Cresent was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet, while preforming humanitarian activites, by the Israeli military. The military shots came from the border wall east of Khan Younis on May 11, 2019. On June 11, 2019 the RC volunteer succumbed to his wounds and died in a hospital in Gaza. 

Media
2708Sep292018Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.216667 48.85

One male national INGO worker was seriously injured after being assaulted by a disgruntled aid recipient who was reportedly not inlcuded in an aid distribition. 

Focal Point
2713Jun192019South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location8.08292631.979923

Two national INGO staff members were shot by a community member in Patluak village near Pulchuol. The perpetrator reportedly mistook the two aid workers for 'his enemies.' The two staff members received medical attention for non-life threatening injuries at a clinic walking distance away, and the shooter was arrested. 

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
2726Mar12018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.61666736.1

One volunteer in Daraa was killed by a stray bullet.

Media
2732Jul122019Somalia010000000010011100ShootingRaidPublic location-0.35805642.545278

One male international INGO director was shot and killed after an attack by Al Shabaab miltants on the Assey Hotel in Kismayo, Somalia. Media reports indicate the miltants used a vehicle borne explosive device to obstruct the front entrance, whereafter at least 4 perpetrators entered the hotel and attacked those inside with weapons. The perpetrators were in the builidng for more than 14 hours and killed 25 other people. 

Media
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
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
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
2749Jul212019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.43888936.651111

One male national NGO aid volunteer and media activist was killed after three reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes repeatedly hit the city of Khan Shaikhoun in Idlib governate, in the area he was working.

Media
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
2751Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.63861136.671667

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes, while attempting to assist those affected by previous strikes in Maraat Al-Numan.

Media
2761Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.473337.0972

One male national employee of an INGO was killed along with another civilian after a motorcycle bomb exploded in Tell Rifaat city of Aleppo governate. The motive and perpetartors are currently unknown. 

Media
2762Aug162019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.762535.265833

One Palestinian Red Crescent volunteer paramedic was shot in the head by the Israeli Army with a rubber bullet. The incident reportedly occured while the paramedic was trying to assist victims during clashes in the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. He was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment. 

Media
2769Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.334.25

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

Media
2770Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.34444434.303056

One male volunteer paramedic for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and one male volunteer paramedic for a local NGO were both wounded with plastic-coated steel bullets at demonstrations in Khan Younis district of the Gaza Strip. The staff members were struck on the left thigh and neck respectively. 

Media
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
849Jun122009Yemen040000000040044220Kidnap-killingUnknownProject site16.30852843.403557

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

Media
186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

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

Archived
1105Mar212009Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

Two guards seriously injured when five armed men entered the premises of an INGO clinic. The robbers stole all the medicines and fled. The two guards were treated at the hospital, one for a fractured hand and the other for facial injuries.

Official Report
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
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
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.

Archived
471Aug262006Sudan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
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
450Jun82006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site14.584444429.4917691

One international agency national staff contractor killed by unknown assailants while working on a road in southern Sudan, June 8. At first thought to be LRA, now thought to be Murle and Didinga militias.

Archived
449Jun302006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site1630

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

Archived
384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

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

Archived
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.

Archived
358Apr142005Sudan020000020200002020Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site13.426300922.6574884

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

Archived
340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
331Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingMob violenceProject site1630

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

Focal Point
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
140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

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

Archived
44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

Archived
817Mar42009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site9.1666780.41667

1 ICRC national staff in Vanni was killed by shelling Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. while return from sending some of the seriously wounded patients from Maaththa'lan hospital in ICRC ship.

Archived
682Jan82009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site2.03333345.35

One UN national staff killed by gunmen on Thursday as his team distributed aid to displaced people in Daynile, 10km NW of Mogadishu. The gunmen put his body in a vehicle and drove away, then pushed the corpse out of the vehicle before driving on.

Official Report
676Jan62009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site342

1 UN national staff shot and killed by three masked gunmen while monitoring school feeding in a UN-supported school in Yubsan village six kilometres from the Gedo region capital of Garbahare.

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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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361Apr2005Somalia020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidProject site8.367677149.083416

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

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90Oct1999Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.4651345.19062

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

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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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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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42Mar1998Rwanda030000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site-1.964663130.0644358

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

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804Jan152009Philippines000300001100223210KidnappingUnknownProject site5.8506231120.0284035

2 ICRC international (1 Swiss, 1 Itallian) staff and 1 ICRC national staff kidnapped on Island of Jolo by Abu Sayyaf rebels. National staffer was freed April 2. Swiss freed on 17 April. Italian freed 11 July.

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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.

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860Jul162009Pakistan400000220400004202ShootingRaidProject site34.012384671.5787458

2 UN national staff (field officer and a guard) shot and killed and 2 UN national staff wounded at the Kacha Garhi refugee camp outside Peshawar in a botched kidnapping. Victims shot and killed by four to five unidentified gunmen in their car getting ready to leave the camp when gunmen tried to kidnap.

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807Feb12009Pakistan030000210300003201ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.661874172.0639872

2 INGO national staff shot and killed and 1 INGO national staff wounded, in fighting in Swat, as they tried to bring wounded for treatment. The NGO suspended all activities in Swat, including life-saving operations.

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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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164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

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

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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.

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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.

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215Feb2003Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001UnknownUnknownProject site31.4166734.33333

1 UN national staff killed in Younis Refugee Camp.

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207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

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

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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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193Sep2002Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site31.64974135.162072

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

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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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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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160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

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

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899Jan162010Haiti020000000002022200ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.53249872.333064

2 INGO international staff (Dominican) staff shot and wounded while distributing aid.

Media
886Nov92009Chad000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownProject site13.5700214.08351

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

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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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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

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53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

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

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78Jun1999Angola040000220400004103UnknownAmbushProject site-9.184214813.9624111

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

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1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

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

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913Mar262010Afghanistan040000120301014202ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.3395169.92041

1 INGO national staff killed, 2 INGO national staff injured and 1 INGO international (German) staff injured when a gunman attacked a group of aid workers inspecting a high school under renovation in eastern Afghanistan. 3 Afghan police also injured (not included).

Media
805Jan172009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.84662871.09726

1 NGO national staff doctor kidnapped by a group of armed men who attaked an NGO clinic in Kunar. Whereabouts unknown. It is unclear whether the attack and abduction were conducted by AOG or criminal elements.

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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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741Jun192008Afghanistan002000200200002101UnknownRaidProject site36.72786568.867998

2 NGO national staff (a guard and doctor) killed by the intruders, who then escaped leaving the facility undamaged. An unconfirmed number of individuals arrived at a clinic run by an INGO with intent to burn it down.

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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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1209Dec62006Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownProject site33.4189769.12144

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

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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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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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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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200Nov2002Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit.

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1123May232011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

The head of an NGO clinic was physically assaulted and wounded when two armed men entered the clinic and requested that he accompany them to a patient, who was reportedly in a house in the vicinity of the clinic. The head of the clinic refused to go with him because he had to take care of other patients. Afterwards the men left the clinic reportedly without further demands or threats.

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1138Jul42011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site33.5974469.22592

One deminer of a demining NGO was injured while working on mine clearnace in the area, when armed opposition group members attacked a convoy of international military forces with small arms fire. 

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1157Sep192011Kenya010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushProject site0.00355240.375192

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

Official Report
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
1178Nov12011Afghanistan003000003300003102KidnappingIndividual attackProject site35.6874764.29318

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

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1188Dec232011Somalia201000300300003303ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.200307545.5255394

Two UN national staffers and one staffer of a local NGO were shot and killed by a refugee camp resident in Matabaan during an aid distribution. According to reports, the shooting appeared to have been over a personal matter

Media
1244Mar102011Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.378785815.0918851

Two national Red Crescent medics were injured by a ricochet of bullets that hit a wall while they were trying to clear a corpse.

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1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

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

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1322Jun292012Kenya000000120300447610KidnappingAmbushProject site0.115320740.3143522

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

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1324Jul42012Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.6897166.55116

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

Official Report
1326Jul102012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site35.33640.145

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

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1330Apr12007Sri Lanka090000630900009900ShootingRaidProject site8.459492481.2309621

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

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1364Nov172012Afghanistan004000040400004400Landmine UnknownProject site30.1226862.267082

Four deminers from an NGO were injured by an IED or UXO detonation.  It is unknown if there was targeting involved or if it was accidental.

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1366Nov212012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site34.11817170.75253

Three NGO national deminers were abducted when doing an assessmnent.  They were released on 22 November after intervention from local elders.

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1372Dec122012Afghanistan002000020200002100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.45338670.484802

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

Official Report
1375Dec102012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site24.86055167.009926

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

Media
1378Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.012384671.5787458

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

Media
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

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

Media
1394Feb82013Nigeria009000900900009153ShootingRaidProject site12.0003648.513792

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

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
1431May222013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.9332236.634538

An Indian national working with a British NGO was killed in a refugee hospital in Idlib Province during an air strike. 

Media
1450Jun32013Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.49044665.415074

A national staff deminer, working for a private company contracted on behalf of an International Organisation, was killed in a targeted IMF airstrike. The company has suspended operations in the area until further notice.

Official Report
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
1454May152013Syrian Arab Republic030000000000333300KidnappingUnknownProject site36.21222836.519075

Three German aid workers were kidnapped in the town of Harem near the northern border with Turkey. UPDATE: Two of three escaped on 3 July 2013.  The third also escaped his kidnappers on 4 September 2013.

Media
1458Jul32013Afghanistan003000003300003210KidnappingRaidProject site34.04267862.169768

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

Official Report
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
1488Aug222012Afghanistan020000001101012200ShootingAmbushProject site33.603534169.22790791

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

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1495May282012Haiti010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.533333-72.333333

A guard at an INGO school was singled out and executed while at the school. The motivation for the shooting was related to his connections and personal issues within the community.

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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
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

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

Official Report
1535Jul252013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site0.00372840.368204

An NGO staff member was stabbed to death by his neighbour when an argument between the two turned violent.

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
1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

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1544Jun192012Tunisia020000020200002110Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.1378311.21965

Two national staff were injured in an assault during distribution at the refugee camp.

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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
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
1570Sep22013Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackProject site36.2161437.166897

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

Media
1598Nov72013Haiti002000100101012110Bodily assaultRaidProject site18.53249872.333064

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

Media
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

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

Media
1612Dec12013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site35.07190262.875252

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

Official Report
1632Jan22014Cameroon200000001100112200KidnappingUnknownProject site4.97664714.042994

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

Official Report
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
1667Mar192014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site4.24996218.416691

One INGO driver was stabbed by armed men who seized a water pump and demanded money for its return.

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
1670Mar222014Sudan020000002200002101KidnappingRaidProject site11.63532624.907201

Two local contractors of a INGO were abducted by the militia after an attack on Khor Abeche IDP camp. The contractors were released 24 days later. 

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. 

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1676Nov252013Philippines010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site10.291469123.966694

One INGO truck driver and his assistant began arguing for some unknown reason, and the conflict escalated to the assistant stabbing the truck driver outside of the INGO warehouse.  The driver was hospitalized. 

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1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.5773628.398834

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

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1688Sep222013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site10.61647847.366652

One INGO staff member was attacked by refugees, who were upset about the lack of food.  The staff member sufferred a broken nose.

Focal Point
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. 

Focal Point
1693Nov62013Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.51082336.30675

One INGO staffer was injured when a mortar landed inside the INGO project site; the staff received shrapnel to the chest.

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1695Apr172014South Sudan020000200200002110UnknownRaidProject site6.21989331.550046

Two INGO staff members were killed during an attack on a UN base in Bor. 

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1972Nov242014Somalia002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site3.12881743.652716

Al-Shabaab fighters abducted two local NGO staff members in Toosweyne. The abducted staff members were on a mission to visit a health facility in the area and were working on an immunization program. The NGO staff workers were released on 11/12 after 17 days in detention after the intervention of local elders. 

Official Report
1697Apr242014Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.47055269.114812

One American doctor was shot and killed by a member of the Afghan police assigned to protect the hospital.  Two other American doctors, who were guests at the hospital and not affiliated with the INGO, were also killed. A fourth American doctor (also a guest) was wounded.   

Official Report
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
1699Apr72014Lebanon001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.54169833.541698

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

Media
1703Apr282014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site34.10754764.305595

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

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
1738Mar302013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.61181636.488004

One UN-contracted worker was injured when a mortar shell hit a warehouse.  He was hospitalized and required surgery to remove shrapnel.

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1769Jun102014Afghanistan0011000830110000111100UnknownUnknownProject site34.27164369.293706

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

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
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
1782Feb32013Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.41629741.215314

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

Focal Point
1784Jul102014Afghanistan007000610700007700UnknownUnknownProject site34.65391561.201502

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

Official Report
1820Aug312014Sudan020000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site14.20492724.647866

Two guards on duty at an INGO health center were abducted by two armed men who broke in and also stole some property.  The two guards were released the next day.  

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
1841Jan272013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.05627845.300605

One INGO security guard was injured when a shooting broke out in front of a medical health facility managed by the INGO.

Official Report
1855Nov112014Afghanistan000100000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site35.93309464.750028

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

Official Report
1856Nov122014South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.98333333.5875

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

Official Report
1865Dec112014Afghanistan011000000011022200Suicide VBIEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

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

Media
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
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
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
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
1905Mar302015Yemen001000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site15.55272748.516388

A volunteer of the Yemen Red Crescent Society Al-Dhalea YRCS branch was critical injured on 30 March and later died of the injuries (31 March). He was shot in the abdomen while coming to the aid of people who had been wounded in fighting in the Al Sulaf area of Zubaid in southern Al-Dhalea Governorate. He was severely injured when someone started shooting randomly hitting one of the YRCS ambulances during armed confrontations. He was taken to the hospital where he died the following morning.

Media
1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

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

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1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

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

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1937Nov272014Philippines010000001100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.45123.15

A national staff member of an INGO was assasinated on his way home from work by a gunman who shot him five times and drove away with his accomplice on a motorcycle. The incident was most likely the result of a personal grievance. 

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1939Oct132014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.99055635.970278

One local INGO staff member was shot by crossfire during a private dispute while standing outside the clinic. Hospitalized, he is in stable condition.

Focal Point
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

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

Official Report
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

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

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1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

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

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1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

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

Focal Point
1957Nov172014Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.26453968.524715

A male staff member of a INGO was abducted and murdered by Taliban members who attacked him with machetes and axes. 

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1990Jun132015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site7.1834.1

One INGO national staff member was shot and killed when gunmen attacked a food distribution point in Pochalla town, Jonglei. 

Official Report
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
2010Sep302015Yemen002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.31944543.247630

Two volunteers from the Yemen Red Crescent were among more then 130 people reportedly killed during an airstrike in the Mocha area of Taiz. 

Official Report
2014Oct32015Afghanistan0490000143504900004914035Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.72859168.868066

Fourteen INGO staff members were killed and 35 were seriously wounded when the facility that they were working in sustained prolonged airstrike attacks in Kunduz province. 

Media
2020Nov12015DR Congo00140000014140000141400KidnappingUnknownProject site-1.18557029.446951

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

Media
2026Jun52015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site32.59330813.055329

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

Official Report
2027Dec22015Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.600544.0653

Two health clinic staff were injured during aerial bombardment in the Al Hawban area of Taiz  governorate. 

Official Report
2041Jan102016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.84765343.943679

One aid worker was killed when a hospital was hit by a projectile in Razeh district in northern Yemen on January 10th. 

Media
2049Jan132016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.27833629.807987

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

Official Report
2050Jan272016Afghanistan400000400400004400UnknownUnknownProject site31.82994931.829949

A UN implementing partner was attacked by anti-government elements in Nahr Sarraj district near Greshk town. Four team members were killed and one was kidnapped and later released with the aid of the local community leaders.

Official Report
2065Feb182016South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingRaidProject site9.52798831.668235

Two national INGO staff members were killed at their project site as a result of ethnic violence that broke out in the Malakal Protection of Civilian site. About 18 people were killed, inclusive of the two aid workers. 

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
2100Jun52016Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

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

Official Report
2129May62015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.57277236.409376

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

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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.

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2154Aug112016Yemen001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site15.34932744.179961

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

Official Report
2156Aug152016Yemen070000160700007106Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.11806343.329466

An airstrike on an INGO supported hospital in Hajjah governorate in Yemen, killed one INGO staff member and injured 6 others.  At least nine civilians were also killed in the attack and two others died while being transport to another hospital. 

Media
2166Sep212016Syrian Arab Republic050000410500005104Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.11750036.117500

Four INGO staff members were killed and one critically injured at a medical triage point in Khan Touman, southern Aleppo, when the location was struck by a secondary airstrike. The center and two ambulances were completely destroyed in the attack. 

Official Report
2185Apr192016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.89551968.763192

A demining team was attacked by anti-government forces in Kotagay village in Saydabad district. Seven members of the team were abducted. The perpetrators and their motive are unknown. The team was an implementing partner of a UN agency. 

Official Report
2186Nov132016South Sudan02000000019190011201730KidnappingRaidProject site9.28015129.780241

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

Official Report
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
2214Dec52016Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.69029536.103666

Two volunteers working for an NGO were killed in Madaya when their team was targeted by attack helicopters during the performance of their humanitarian service. 

Media
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

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

Media
2232Feb82017Syrian Arab Republic004000220400004103Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.17912443.400012

One Red Crescent staff member was killed and seven staff and volunteers were wounded - three of them critically, during a suspected mortar attack.  Update: One Red Crescent volunteer who was wounded in the February 8th attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo, died as a result of his injuries on February 11th. 

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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.

Media
2240Mar272017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.90261138.523472

A Red Crescent volunteer was killed, reportedly during an airstrike, while at a project site in the al-Tabaqa area of Raqqa. 

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2242Apr272016Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

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

Focal Point
2253Jan122016Sudan002000020200002200UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site13.44789822.464908

Two male Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers were wounded while moving injured civilians to the hospital during fighting between government forces and the displaced in Geneina. They were taken to the hospital in Khartoum and have received treatment with the full expectation that they will fully recover. 

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2254Mar292016Nicaragua010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site13.088391-85.9994

One national male staff member was assaulted and shot in the head at a project site near Jinotega city. The circumstances surrounding the attack are unknown. 

Focal Point
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. 

Focal Point
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
2291Feb272016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

Seven contracted staff from a UN partner agency were abducted in Altamur, Logar province from their work site. All of them were released within a few days after facilitated negotiations by the local shura. 

Focal Point
2294Jul292016Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site36.505869.8636

Unknown armed men fired upon an NGO's work site. Armed guards supporting the NGO responded to the attack. In the crossfire exchange, one deminer was shot and required medical attention at Takhar hospital and is expected to recover. The NGO is a UN partner group. 

Focal Point
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
2494Aug172017Nigeria020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site11.74699611.966192

Two staff members got into a confrontation with one another after one arrived late to the distribution point. The argument escalated to physical violence and both haad to be treated at a clinic for their injuries.  

Focal Point
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
2332Nov142017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site5.39565026.491673

On 14 November, South Sudanese refugees attempted to loot an INGO warehouse. During food distribution, one NGO worker was assaulted by the refugees and suffered injuries that need to be treated at Obo Hospital.

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
2380Feb202018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.55833736.460617

Two national NGO volunteers were killed by artillery shelling while they were helping civilians that were affected by an earlier attack in Douma. 

Media
2655Nov282018Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site22.36666791.8

One national INGO staff member on security duty, was injured during a robbery attempt on a project site in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Although the assault was minor, the staff member required medical attention for his injuries. 

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
2440Dec262017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushProject site9.23148729.800503

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

Official Report
24462015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

One male staff national staff member was killed during aerial bombing by the state while working at the project site. 

Focal Point
2456Sep222017South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.23148729.800503

One UN male staff member was assaulted by armed men and had his personal items (laptop and money) stolen in Bentiu POC camp. He was taken to an INGO medical clinic for treatment. 

Focal Point
2458Jul302017Yemen010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site16.10524043.971691

One INGO contracted guard was stabbed when he didn't let visitors enter the hospital outside of visiting hours. They were armed with Jambias. 

Focal Point
2459Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.01260236.671452

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

Focal Point
2460Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

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

Focal Point
2461Apr182017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.32254636.622538

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

Focal Point
2462May22017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

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

Focal Point
2463Sep192017Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

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

Focal Point
2473Jul272017Iraq100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.16448643.864934

During a complex attack in Amiriyat la-Fallujah by ISIS fighters, a BBIED denoted inside a police station. A UN agency contracted truck driver, who was parked in front of the organization's warehouse, which is in the vicinity of the police station, was shot in the leg when police started firing. 

Focal Point
2477Jun152017Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site33.31666768.45

One UN agency and one NGO staff member that were working together on a monitoring mission were abducted by the local Taliban group. They were taken and held in Andar district in Ghazni province. They were interviewed by the provincial council and then one of the staff members was brought back to Waghaz and released on June 17th. The other had escaped earlier that day. 

Focal Point
2485Jul42017Afghanistan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushProject site34.17183170.621679

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

Focal Point
2495May82017Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.35664843.164000

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

Focal Point
2506Jul312018Afghanistan210000210300003210Complex attackRaidProject site34.41984970.472943

An attack on the Ministry of Refugees and Returnees office in Jalalabad killed at least fifteen people, including UN and INGO staff members. Another UN aid worker was wounded in the complex attack. It began when a suicide car bomb was detonated and followed by a gunfight that lastest several hours between Afghan security forces and two shooters that had taken hostages. Reportedly, as many as thirty people were wounded and no group has taken responsibility for the attack.  The attack apparently took place during a meeting with NGOs working on refugee issues.

Media
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
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
2547Nov182018Mexico004000130400004310ShootingRaidProject site18.593416-99.692483

One Red Cross volunteer handing out winter supplies (NFI distributions) was shot and killed when a distribution site was attacked. Nine other staff members were also injured,  with two male employees and one female employee requiring medical attention for serious leg wounds. The attack on the aid station in San Juan Tenería, Guerrero was carried out by a large armed group posing as military officers, who are thought to have gang connections. The attack was allegedly aimed at the mayor of the town and not the Red Cross. 

Media
2562Jul192018Afghanistan00120000012120000121200KidnappingRaidProject site34.87574670.993766

12 employees of a demining NGO were abducted by a group of armed men reportedly associated with the Islamic State. The group of deminers were working in a remote area of Kunar province at the request of tribal leaders, who are now attempting to mediate their release. As of January 2019 their status is unknown. 

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
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
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.

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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
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
2607Mar12019Syrian Arab Republic000001000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site3538

One male International staff member died while working in a medical facility in a refugee camp when the area was hit by an airstrike. Details regarding the exact date/location and administration within the camp is unknown at this time.

Media
2608Mar262019Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site17.03302744.107973

One health worker and one guard at the INGO supported Ritaf rural hospital were killed during an airstrike on March 26, 2019. An explosion occured when a missile reportedly struck the gas station near the entrance to hospital, approximately 60 miles from the city of Saada in northwest Yemen, at 9:30am. Seven people died in the blast including four children and the two staff members (only staff counted here). 

Official Report
2611Jan282019Uganda020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site2.77162032.297421

Two male national INGO guards were assualted and injured when a group of unknown assailants raided the INGO office in Gulu city on January 28, 2019 at 2:00am local time. Reports indicate organization resources estimated at millions of shilings were damaged during the incident. The two staff members were treated at the Victory Medical Center after the attack. 

Media
2614Mar272019Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site31.41384735.110296

One male national INGO volunteer was reportedly shot and killed by Israeli forces during a clash at the Dheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Reports outline the volunteer paramedic was working within the camp, when others in the area throwing rocks prompted a response from Israeli soldiers. 

Media
2629Oct32018Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingRaidProject site36.131765.5540

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

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2633Jun302018South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingRaidProject site9.79956833.552246

Two male UN contracted drivers were attacked and shot after delivering food to a village in Maban District, Upper Nile. One staff member, the driver assistant, died from his wounds two days after the attack. The driver survived although was severly wounded. 

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2638Oct172018South Sudan110000010101012200ShootingRaidProject site4.77533.59

Two aid workers were attacked and seriously injured when they were attacked after stopping their aid convoy in a camp in Kapoeta for the night. The international staff member was evacuated to Juba and later to Nairobi for further treatment. The national UN contracted driver received medical treatment at a local hospital. 

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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. 

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2641Oct232018Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.542.7

One male national UN contracted driver was shot and seriously wounded while distributing food in an IDP camp in Chinaksen. 

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2648Dec222018Tanzania010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-3.68948130.784619

One guard was seriously assualted at a Nduta camp by a group of individuals that ran away after the attack. The staff member had to be hospitalized for several days. The motive for the attack is not known.

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2652Oct182018Yemen010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site15.56666749.233334

One male national contractor was shot at the INGO's project site after being assaulted by individuals from the local community. The motive for the attack is unknown. The incident occurred in or close to Raydah. 

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2654Apr192019DR Congo200000010110012200ShootingRaidProject site0.12777829.2875

On April 19 2019, one male international UN aid worker was shot and killed, while another male national staff member was shot and wounded. The perpetrators reported to be armed militia, attacked the ebola treatment group in Butembo with indiscriminate use of firearms. Attacks on ebola response aid workers have recently been common in areas of the DRC affected, causing some medical INGOs to withdraw. 

Media
2667May82019Afghanistan030000300300003300Vehicle-born IEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

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

Official Report
2677Feb52019DR Congo000001010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.483329.45

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

Official Report
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
2684May252019DR Congo000001100100001100UnknownMob violenceProject site0.51789529.311459

One member of the Ebola team for prevention and control of infections died after suffering serious injuries during an attack. Reports indicate local residents of the Mabalako health sector in Vusahiro village attacked the Ebola team. The seriously injured staff member was being transfered to a hospital when he succumed to his wounds. Organization is listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding. 

Media
2686May272019Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site35.64 64.28

While conducting an EPI vaccine survey, 4 NGO staff members were abducted by anti-government elements in Qaysar District of Faryab Province. The 2 female staff members were released shortly after (not counted here), but the 2 male staff members are still being held.

Official Report
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
2696May262018Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site7.21666748.85

One male national INGO staff member was shot and wounded by an aid recipient at a project site. Reports indicate the perpetrator was upset with being missed during an aid distribution.

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2706Feb252018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.76756434.728647

One male national INGO staff member sustained a fractued leg after reportedly being assaulted by the Administration Police of the Kalobeyei Settlement area at 11:30pm LT. 

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2715Jun292019Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.43888936.651111

2 national NGO volunteers were killed during a reported Russian airstrike, while attempting to evacuate injured people in an ambulance. The airstrike occured in Khan Sheikhoun town, of Maarrat Al-Numan district, which has seen recent extensive aerial bombardment.

Media
2717Mar122019Central African Republic010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site6.51458721.960187

One male national INGO staff member died after being reportedly beaten and tortured by FPRC Fighters southwest of Bria city in Piya District. The staff member and other employees were working on a well project when the rebel fighters approached the project site at 11:00am LT and demanded information about a supposed theft and missing rangers. When the group of staff were not able to provide any useful information, the staff member was beaten and tortured, and did not survive. 

ACLED
2734Jul152019South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.2629.8

During a fight between two groups of IDPs at a humanitarian cafeteria in Bentiu, 3 UN contracted staff were seriously injured. Reports were only able to confirm one as UN humanitarian staff at this time (other two not counted here). The staff members received medical attention at the UNMISS level II hospital and were later discharged. 

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
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
2759Aug142019Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackProject site35.6336.67

Three INGO employees, a paramedic, an ambulance driver and a humanitarian colleague, were killed at the organizations medical centre after 6 Russian/Syrian military coalition airstrikes targetted the facility and their ambulance. The ambulance was completely destroyed in the attack. Reports indicate this is the 40th attack on healthcare facilities in northwest Syria since April 2019. 

Official Report
2765Aug212019Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site7.318.3

One security guard at an INGO guest house in Batangafo was severly injured, when a group of 5 unknown criminals broke in. The perpetrators stole a large sum of money, international passports, and 2 computers of staff still sleeping. MINUSCA patrol responded, but the perpetrators had already fled. The security guard was transported to the local hospital, and the INGO staff were escorted to the base. 

Official Report
344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

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

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1073Jan202010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

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

Media
1206May22007Yemen002000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

Official Report
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
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.

Media
548May292007Uganda100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

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

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307Jun192004Uganda020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

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

Archived
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
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
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
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
1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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
1066Jun52010Sudan200000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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1065Oct182010Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.190923122.7402454

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

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1062Apr272010Sudan300000120300003300UnknownAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

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

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1050Aug22010Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

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

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959Apr252009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1626

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

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944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

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

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

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

Media
929Sep72006Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.1215402523.1587067

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

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
812Feb212009Sudan020000200200002000ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Archived
1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

Focal Point
760Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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719Apr212008Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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716Apr72008Sudan200000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad6.7530

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

Archived
660Dec42008Sudan060000060600006006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
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.

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
599Mar222008Sudan200000200200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3836728.80767

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

Focal Point
598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

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

Archived
576Oct162007Sudan200000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Focal Point
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

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
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

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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
5042006Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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
497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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
478Sep112006Sudan040000030301014000Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
470Aug42006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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462Jul282006Sudan010000100100001001Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

Archived
460Jul192006Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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455Jul32006Sudan010000000000111100ShootingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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.

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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.

Archived
424Mar192006Sudan030000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad9.5334231.66048

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

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411Dec112005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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396Oct2005Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

Archived
392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

Archived
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.

Archived
390Sep92005Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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385Jul232005Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad13.5690733.56718

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

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368May12005Sudan040000211400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad15.4509936.39998

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

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365May122005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1630

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

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356Mar222005Sudan000001010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad1630

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

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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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345Jan62005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

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

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335Dec122004Sudan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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326Oct2004Sudan030000110210013003Landmine AmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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264Oct32003Sudan0100000820100000100010Landmine AmbushRoad1230.75

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

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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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146May2001Sudan000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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132Dec202000Sudan002000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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101Jan2000Sudan080000700710018008UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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74May1999Sudan300000120300003300UnknownRaidRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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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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680Apr212007Sri Lanka010000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.459492481.2309621

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

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573Sep272007Sri Lanka010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

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

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563Aug202007Sri Lanka020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.666980.0181

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

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540Mar242007Sri Lanka004000130400004103Landmine AmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

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

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477Sep112006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.571181.2335

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

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438May152006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.759343980.4999646

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

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431Apr102006Sri Lanka030000210300003102Landmine AmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

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

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228Apr202003South Africa010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-25.7448628.18783

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

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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.

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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.

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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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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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836Apr92009Somalia003000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad3.9698342.44122

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

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824Mar162009Somalia400000001100334004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.8095843.24628

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

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815Apr192009Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad4.00000343.999993

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

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797Aug302008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

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

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788Oct112007Somalia002000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

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

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787Aug42007Somalia002000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad141.5

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

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717Jun52007Somalia020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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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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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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641Oct62008Somalia300000110201013102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

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

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631Jul272008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.408542.9771

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

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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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616Jun302008Somalia140000005500005100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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614Jun292008Somalia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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610Jun122008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7143744.50902

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

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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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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
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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555Jun272007Somalia020000002200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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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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452Jul42006Somalia700000340700007007ShootingAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

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

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429Apr122006Somalia600000240600006600UnknownAmbushRoad3.1138343.6498

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

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405Nov162005Somalia100000100100001001Landmine AmbushRoad9.5274945.537472

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

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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294Apr2004Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

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

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288Mar2004Somalia030000100111023012UnknownAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

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

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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257Sep2003Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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219Mar2003Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo.

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187Aug2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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155Jul142001Somalia800000620800008008ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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118Jul2000Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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98Jan2000Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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96Jan2000Somalia000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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84Sep151999Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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64Jan1999Somalia020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

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

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50Jul1998Somalia700000250700007007UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

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

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43Apr151998Somalia0017200011009910208KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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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.

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1213Sep282008Sierra Leone010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackRoad8.2770009-10.5739431

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

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474Sep12006Senegal000400020211024004Landmine AmbushRoad12.6981731-15.53551051

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

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1027Nov262010Philippines100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.95124.23333

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

Media
669Dec212008Philippines100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad7.916667124.333333

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

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754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

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

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1087Jan252011Pakistan002000200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.7945566.72068

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

Official Report
1085Jan112011Pakistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2866

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

Official Report
912Mar132010Pakistan003000300300003300Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad34.572

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

Media
909Feb182010Pakistan040000103400004400Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad2866

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

Media
838Apr152009Pakistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad34.572

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

Official Report
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

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

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808Feb22009Pakistan200000100100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

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

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764Aug132007Pakistan0100000460100000100010Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.4599372.50237

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

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725May212008Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.572

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

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

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

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673Feb22008Pakistan002000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

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

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652Nov122008Pakistan000002100110012200ShootingIndividual attackRoad34.012384671.5787458

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

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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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802Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad31.477287134.3215106

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

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306Jun2004Nigeria030000030300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad9.60003597.9999721

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

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697Jun132008Mozambique010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-25.966213332.5674498

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

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892Nov292009Mauritania030000000000333210KidnappingAmbushRoad20.06194-15.14889

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

Media
759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

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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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223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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1037Jul82010Kyrgyzstan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad42.8774.59

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

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56Sep1998Kosovo000400120301014103Landmine AmbushRoad42.5623196520.9060579

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

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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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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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603May72008Kenya100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2037613534.34841239

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

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510Jan272007Kenya010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.25697536.803277

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

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278Jan2004Kenya011000010101012002UnknownAmbushRoad1.441968338.4313975

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

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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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558Jul92007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

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

Official Report
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.

Media
513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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357Apr2005Iraq020000100110012110Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

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

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314Aug302004Iraq004000040400004004UnknownAmbushRoad31.989244.3291

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

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299May2004Iraq010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad31.0579946.25726

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

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

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

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283Feb92004Iraq001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

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

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277Jan2004Iraq002000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

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

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268Nov92003Iraq001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

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

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267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

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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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236Jul152003Iraq200000110200002101UnknownAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

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

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381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

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

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459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

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1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

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

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437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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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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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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1069Mar232010Ethiopia200000020200002200UnknownMob violenceRoad839

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked with rudimentary weapons by the Oromo clan and food looted while on the road through Oromo territory; two drivers were slightly injured.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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1048Sep232010DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-0.6666728.75

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

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962Dec12009DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad0.124969429.2919545

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

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923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

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

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868Sep302009DR Congo020000101200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

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861Jul152009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Musezero, North Kivu, on the way home from work on the afternoon of 15 July. Victim found by colleagues, his pockets had been emptied and his INGO t-shirt removed. Villagers reported seeing the victim stopped by two men wearing Congolese army uniforms before he was killed.

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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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418Jan2006DR Congo030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.841180229.3884586

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

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377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

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

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213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

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167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

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

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142Apr262001DR Congo000600400420026420UnknownAmbushRoad1.562530.2484167

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

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138Mar272001DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.7815612.63389

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

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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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1099Mar292011Cote D'Ivoire010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownRoad5.30966-4.01266

A local staff, the head of an INGO, was kidnapped by an armed group while he was headed to a suburb of Abidjan to evacuate staff after violent clashes in that area. He was released two days later.

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2112002Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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182Jul2002Chechnya020000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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144Apr182001Chechnya020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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137Jan92001Chechnya020000000001122200KidnappingAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

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

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88Oct1999Chechnya003000210300003003Aerial bombardmentAmbush