Security incident data

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

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

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attacksort iconAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2524Sep242018South Sudan0010001001000010014.87286431.551515

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

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230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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173Feb2002Sudan010000100100001000Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staffer killed by aerial bomb.

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146May2001Sudan000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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131Dec2000Sudan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC national staff killed in aerial bombing.

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44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

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1228May132009Sri Lanka010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff died as result of shelling near Mullivaikal, in the coastal area held by LTTE.

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1226Mar302009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1225Feb22009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1224Jan142009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1222Oct102008Sri Lanka010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff injured when trying to come out from the fighting area on A9 Road and closer to Omanthai. The victim's left leg was injured in an artillery shelling.

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845May132009Sri Lanka001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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844May82009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.26880.815

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

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843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

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

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835Apr82009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

1 ICRC national staff hit by a shell while getting water for his family in a coastal area in the north held by Tamil Tiger rebels.

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828Mar212009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.7580.16667

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

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826Mar162009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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817Mar42009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site9.1666780.41667

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

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1215Oct272008Sri Lanka100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown8.459492481.2309621

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

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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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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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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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905Jan152009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

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

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904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

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

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841Apr182009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000000001011001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.4166734.33333

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

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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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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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675Jan62009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown31.477287134.3215106

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

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522Aug142006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.6666735.25

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

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240Jul2003Liberia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire.

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546Jun112007Lebanon002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4366735.84972

2 national RC workers killed Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon as Lebanese forces and Islamic militants battled. The two were killed when a militant group's mortar shell struck their vehicle

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143Apr2001Kosovo020000110200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown42.5623196520.9060579

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

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269Nov2003Iraq00100000100100000100010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound30.998686445.9982036

10 NGO national staff injured by glass when NGO office in Nassriyah damaged in explosion aimed at Italian base.

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

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

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2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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88Oct1999Chechnya003000210300003003Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

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

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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).

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1008Oct72010Afghanistan040000130400004400Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

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

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977Jul72010Afghanistan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4171270.44959

1 INGO national staff killed when AOG fired six mortars towards JAF. At least two projectiles impacted in a residential area west of JAF, killing the INGO national staff member in his residence and injuring two civilians (not counted).

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915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

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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).

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742Jul42008Afghanistan040000310400004004Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.370.833333

3 INGO national staff killed and one wounded when IMF conducted air strikes, against a reported AOG group. 22 civilians had been killed and seven others injured as a result of the strikes (not included).

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435May122006Afghanistan210000210300003102Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

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

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329Nov2004Afghanistan030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

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

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111May2000Afghanistan100000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed in bombardment

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70Apr1999Afghanistan000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 ICRC national staff killed in air raid.

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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.

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1194Jan122012Somalia002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad5.30343545.880207

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

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1254Jul102011Afghanistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.370.833333

INGO driver was caught up in some fighting between ISAF and AOG.  An AOG fired rocket impacted near the vehicle and he was wounded in the leg and hospitalized.

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1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

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

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1311Jun202012Yemen000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.629146.126

A national staffer of the ICRC was killed in a government airstrike while on the road with three colleagues

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1314Feb132011Somalia010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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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.

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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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1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

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

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1533Mar212012Syrian Arab Republic200000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.5717536.4027

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

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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

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1400Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.45678436.244222

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

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1411Apr142013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.21569837.159321

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1606Nov242013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad33.45200836.376632

A UN staff member was killed when a mortar shell struck his vehicle as he was driving near Damascus airport.  He and three other passengers in the vehicle were killed instantly. 

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1613Dec22013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.632736.106299

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

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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.  

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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.  

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1634Jan72014Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.21288337.164151

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

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1646Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.72809936.718627

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

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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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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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1743Jun92013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.80688136.317978

One UN-contracted driver was severely injured when a missile hit his truck.  He was hospitalized, and the cargo in the truck was completely destroyed.

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1771Jun162014Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site10.64036430.126361

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

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1794Jul202014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.41251134.352024

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

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1795Jul212014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49693334.468875

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

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1796Jul232014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad31.49118934.444111

One UN worker was killed during an air strike as he was on his way home.

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1804Aug32014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.28823134.253606

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

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1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

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

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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. 

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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. 

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1873Nov72014Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002110Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.73083336.709444

Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers were killed when a mortar shell hit a civilian area of Homs as they transported supplies.

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1883Jan262015Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51336.292

UN personnel was severely injured by a mortar shell when walking home from work.

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1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

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

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1903Mar272015Syrian Arab Republic020000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.80207538.996815

Two INGO national staff members were seriously injured during an air assault (an additional member suffered minor injuries).

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1909Apr72015Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.21168337.1473

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

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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. 

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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. 

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2027Dec22015Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.600544.0653

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

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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. 

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2060Jan212016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location16.84765343.943679

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

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2062Nov92015Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.23914045.272598

A convoy traveling from Harib to Marib was impacted by airstrikes. One truck driver contracted by the UN was seriously injured in the attack and three others had minor injuries (not counted here). The injured driver was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

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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. 

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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).  

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2114Dec202015Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.81112236.603827

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

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2129May62015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.57277236.409376

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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2168Sep262016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.20210537.134260

A national staff member of a local NGO was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo while walking home from work in the afternoon. 

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2171Oct92016Yemen000010100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.36944544.191007

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

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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. 

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2190Nov182016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location13.57758944.017799

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

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

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

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2208Jul172016Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.80207538.996815

A UN national staff member was killed in a mortar attack while returning home. 

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

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

Media
2212Jun112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.14812636.946323

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

Media
2213Jun162016Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.17413537.140934

One volunteer suffered a severe head injury after an airstrike in Al Sukkari, Aleppo. 

Media
2214Dec52016Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.69029536.103666

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

Media
2215Dec112017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57244036.401956

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

Media
2216Oct222017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown36.20210536.202105

One volunteer was killed during an airstrike while performing his humanitarian duties in Aleppo.

Media
2219Jan42017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.62537636.107544

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

Media
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

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

Media
2229Feb62017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

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

Media
2232Feb82017Syrian Arab Republic004000220400004103Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.17912443.400012

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

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2233Feb282017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.73338936.658386

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

Media
2238Feb122017Yemen001000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome13.32030243.247315

A staff member of an NGO was critically injured during an air strike on her home in Mokha, Yemen. Several of her family members (not counted here) were killed in the attack. 

Media
2239Mar202017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownRoad32.63601632.636016

One senior staff member of an NGO was killed in Daraa when his car was hit by a missile. 

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. 

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2243Apr132016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackRoad36.20210537.13426

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

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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. 

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2257Nov192016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

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

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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.  

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2266Apr72017Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.60898736.968994

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

Media
2277Apr112017Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

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

Media
2278Mar302017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.52648836.352518

One national volunteer was killed during two consecutive airstrikes in Zamalka, Damascus. 

Media
2280Apr302017Syrian Arab Republic001000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

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

Media
2281Apr292017Syrian Arab Republic018000900900009801Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.37401836.601294

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

Media
2305Jul202017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.57277236.409376

One national NGO volunteer was killed during an aerial bombing in Duma, Damascus. There are no other details about the incident at this time. 

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
2342Jan72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.55066036.395842

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

Media
2343Dec262017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.44037836.65721

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

Media
2345Dec252017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81156436.202047

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

Media
2349Feb62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.65065936.854628

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

Media
2355Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.44037836.65721

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

Media
2356Feb152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

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

Media
2358Feb192018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52908336.527018

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

Media
2359Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.64798736.679543

One volunteer for a Syrian NGO was wounded during the shelling of Ma'arat al-Nu'man town in Idlib governorate. 

Media
2363Feb282018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54599736.406492

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

Media
2380Feb212018Syrian 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
2385Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51374236.347101

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

Media
2386Mar72018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

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

Media
2387Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

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

Media
2388Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54066836.432750

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

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

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

Media
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
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
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.

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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. 

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2445Sep242016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad36.20210537.13426

One male national aid worker was killed in Aleppo while on the street (it is unknown whether he was walking or driving) by an aerial attack launched by the Syrian state.  It is unknown whether he was performing humanitarian activities at the time. 

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24462015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

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

Focal Point
2447Jul152016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13428

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

Focal Point
2448Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

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

Focal Point
2449Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focal Point
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
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
2500Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.01607840.446540

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

Media
2501Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.04497036.756362

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

Media
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
2503Jun222018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.931027641778

One volunteer was injured during aerial bombing in Idlib. 

Media
2504Jun262018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.83440436.344392

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

Media
2505Jun212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

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

Media
2509Jun192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.62643436.103306

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

Media
2520Aug292018Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad14.18412043.228710

One UN contracted truck driver was hit during shelling and had to be hospitalized in Al-Khawkha. He was making his way from Aden to At-Tuhayta in an area controlled by the Internationally Recognized Government of Yemen (IRG). The driver is expected to recover. 

Official Report
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
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
2583Jul282018Afghanistan050000320500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.44038070.441856

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

Focal Point
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
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
2612Feb82019Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.32822645.874382

One national male UN contracted staff was injured when his truck carryng aid was reportedly hit by an SLC airstrike in Al Hashawah district, on route to Al Akaik. All commodities in the truck were totally damaged. 

Official Report
2618Jul152018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.97586036.512210

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

Focal Point
2624Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown32.62243436.110970

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

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2634Jul112018Yemen200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.05863044.864510

Two national male UN staff members were hit in a contracted truck by an airstrike at Ayrim Junction in Lahij. The driver died and the assistant was seriously injured in the SLC attack reportedly aimed at military vehicles. 

Focal Point
2669Jan142018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.70833336.805

One male national INGO staff member was seriously wounded after being hit by shrapnel as a result of airstrikes in Ma'saran, Idlib. 

Focal Point
2680May42019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.6336.67

One national male NGO volunteer was struck by aerial bombardment in the Idlib countryside near the village of Rayaka, while on route to respond to a civilian call. The volunteer sustained a serious head wound which he later succumbed to. Motive for the attack is unconfirmed, but considering the location and the marked vehicle it appears unlikely to be incidental. 

Media
2681May222019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81416736.32

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

Media
2685May232019Afghanistan002000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096

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

Official Report
2705Jul22018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.73777836.06875

One female national INGO staff member was killed when an airstrike hit her home in Tafas, Daraa. The aerial bombardment happened at 3:00am LT, and the staff members baby was also killed in the attack. 

Focal Point
2707Jun282018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.62833336.226111

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

Focal Point
2712Jun202019Syrian Arab Republic060000330600006600Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.63861136.671667

Three national INGO volunteers were killed during an airstrike, and three other volunteers were also seriously injured at 10:50am LT on June 20, 2019. Reports indicate the airstrike directly targeted the INGO ambuance while it was transporting a patient in the Maarrat Al-Numan area of Idlib province on a rural road. 

Official Report
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
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
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
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
286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

Archived
262Oct282003Iraq010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

Archived
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
441May302006Afghanistan000003300300003102BombingAmbushRoad36.7572

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

Archived
303Jun2004Afghanistan001000010100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate.

Archived
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

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

Media
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

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

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
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
344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

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

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949Apr142009Zambia100000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome-8.8666731.3

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

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763Jun122007Vietnam010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown16.16667107.83333

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery

Focal Point
966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

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

Focal Point
693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

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

Archived
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
1113Oct72009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody13.443522.4452278

One INGO national staff was beaten and taken into custody by GoS police for unknown reasons. After arrival at the police station, he was immediately released. The staff member was brought to the clinic after he complained of pain in the head. No reason was given for his arrest despite inquiries.

Official Report
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
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
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
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
1083Jan62011Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.32944425.08565623

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

Official Report
1032Jun12010Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultDetentionCustody933

At least two staffers from an INGO were reportedly beaten and detained by SPLA soldiers sometime in June. A spokesman for the southern army said they believed one of the beaten staff members was supplying food and medicine to elements of the opposition party.

Media
941Sep102009Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown7.723393327.9758201

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

Focal Point
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
829Mar212009Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

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

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794Jul252008Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.0524.883333

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

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706Apr82008Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff (cleaner) was taken from his/her bed, beaten and stabbed in the hand. It appears to be a personal dispute.

Archived
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.

Archived
689Nov2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
688May2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff detained and beaten severely by local security forces, a result of local Dinka-Acholi tensions over land.

Archived
668Mar2008Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound11.681732329.4984751

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

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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
629Jul182008Sudan300000300300003003Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown12.909623.47406

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

Archived
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
572Sep2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown12.0524.883333

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

Archived
533Apr2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown12.3333323.41667

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

Archived
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
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.

Archived
512Feb2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.1666724.36667

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

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
500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Official Report
499Nov102006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

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

Archived
498Nov92006Sudan710000080800008008Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

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

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
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
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
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
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.

Archived
402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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.

Focal Point
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
354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
332Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody11.32944425.08565623

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

Focal Point
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.

Archived
874Jul272009Somalia004000400400004004Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

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

Archived
116Jun2000Somalia010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

Archived
11Jun1997Somalia100000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown2.2541.16667

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

Focal Point
1054Oct172010Sierra Leone010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.4631769-10.7846261

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

Focal Point
242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Archived
754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

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

Archived
1049Sep192010Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site30.8601772.31976

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

Archived
940Sep262009Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.4172271.17917

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted.

Focal Point
164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

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

Archived
333Dec2004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff stabbed to death.

Official Report
367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

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

Focal Point
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
7852007Malawi100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

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

Archived
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.

Focal Point
1042Apr142010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-23.244.4

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

Focal Point
410Dec2005Madagascar100000100100001000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown-18.910012247.5255809

1 UN national staff killed by stab wounds in Antananarivo.

Archived
957Mar72009Liberia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.26752-10.70908

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by police.

Focal Point
263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

Archived
1037Jul82010Kyrgyzstan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad42.8774.59

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

Focal Point
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
947Jul262009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by unknown assailants while traveling home.

Focal Point
946Jun42009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-1.1666736.83333

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

Focal Point
408Dec12005Kenya100000000010011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

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

Official Report
816Jan82009Indonesia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site497

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

Archived
381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

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

Archived
378Jun2005Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-3.3596317135.5049831

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

Archived
128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

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

Archived
958Aug102009Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.56401095-72.28587483

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

Focal Point
404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

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

Archived
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.

Archived
964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

Focal Point
942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

Focal Point
750Sep172006El Salvador010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.69294-89.218191

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

Archived
1052Dec172010DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown-0.6666728.75

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

Focal Point
1044Oct152010DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-4.321705515.3125974

An INGO local employee, accompanied by his siblings, was attacked by a group armed with knives, and robbed. The employee was hit with a machete on his hand and his fingers suffered major injuries.

Focal Point
943May62009DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown-11.658034727.4975973

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

Focal Point
868Sep302009DR Congo020000101200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

Archived
679Dec142006DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.458333330.4333333

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

Archived
413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

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

Archived
1046Oct172010Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.21249518.3396815

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

Focal Point
939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

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

Media
938Oct172008Chad020000020200002000Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.83305620.834722

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

Focal Point
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
691Jun182007Chad030000030300003003Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.5166722.08333

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

Archived
678Nov252006Chad010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown14.52517420.928701

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

Archived
469Aug42006Chad010000000001011000Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

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

Archived
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.

Archived
690May2008Cameroon010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.612552213.1535811

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

Archived
147May2001Cameroon000010000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad3.868986711.5213344

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

Archived
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
188Aug2002Angola020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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
1028Nov302010Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.3015762.2465

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

Official Report
1026Nov282010Afghanistan003000030300003003Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown3667.666667

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

Official Report
995Aug22010Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.3481762.19967

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

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.

Archived
821Mar152009Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

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

Official Report
734Oct112007Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.7567.25

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

369May2005Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown35.7569

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

Archived
320Sep2004Afghanistan01000000100100000100010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
311Jul2004Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
258Sep2003Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
197Nov2002Afghanistan200000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 UN national staff beaten.

Archived
166Jan2002Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

2 UN national staff beaten in ambush in Aibak.

Archived
1117Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome36.8275766.27988

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

Official Report
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.

Official Report
1126Jun72011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.767.116667

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

Official Report
1128Jun92011Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.6897166.55116

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

Official Report
1132Jun192011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84089531.603638

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

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
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. 

Official Report
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
1156Sep122011Honduras100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome15.75-85.66667

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

Official Report
1160May252011Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionRoad9.106010826.8461846

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

Official Report
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
1180Nov192011Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-0.5236029540.35344455

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

Media
1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.7530

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

Official Report
1234Jan242011Pakistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad30.6985466.55611

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

Focal Point
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
1246Mar242011Myanmar010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome20.9039227595.8414149

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

Focal Point
1248Apr102011Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown3.23666733.093056

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

Focal Point
1255Jun242011Kenya010000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-1.290405136.801321

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

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
1267Nov272011Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.909623.47406

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

Focal Point
1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

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

Focal Point
1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

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

Focal Point
1280Apr32011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.191621431.604875

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

Focal Point
1282Oct82011Uganda100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown0.317713732.5813539

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

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

Official Report
1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

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

Archived
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
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
1385Jan142013Afghanistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.48873869.13724

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

Official Report
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

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

Media
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

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

Official Report
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

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

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
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
1448Jun212013South Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84892531.582724

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

Official Report
1449Jun222013South Sudan010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.4005731.162043

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

Media
1460Jun262013Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad34.34048962.199587

One national staff member of an NGO was hospitalized after two men, armed with a knife and sticks, attacked while he was on his motorbike, en route to work in Herat City. This incident is not related to the staff member’s employment with an NGO.

Official Report
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

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

Official Report
1477May52012Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.513662.1098

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

Focal Point
1478Jun62012South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.847201731.5951655

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

Focal Point
1479Oct282012Ethiopia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.14540.489673

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

Focal Point
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
1492Nov222012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.57218469.131775

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

Focal Point
1493Dec22012Chad100000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

One UN staff was attacked and killed in UN accommodation.

Official Report
1497Oct122012Sri Lanka000001010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.49239979.907831

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

Focal Point
1498Mar272012Cameroon000001010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.16711799.2427429

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

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
1507Dec122012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

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

Official Report
1508Dec92012Somalia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93305643.181667

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

Official Report
1513Apr122012Somalia101000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.11666743.65

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

Official Report
1514Sep282012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.56033544.069722

One UN national staff was assaulted by five unidentified men while walking home; the men hit the staff with a stone in the face when he resisted their attempt to take away his mobile phone. 

Official Report
1527Jan82012Senegal100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Focal Point
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
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
1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84877531.508604

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

Official Report
1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

Focal Point
1544Jun192012Tunisia020000020200002110Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.1378311.21965

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

Focal Point
1545Jun192012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

One national male doctor was beaten by unknown armed insurgents over a personal matter.

Focal Point
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
1549Dec142012Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

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

Focal Point
1558Aug182013India001000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad18.97071572.819421

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

Media
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
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
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
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
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

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

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
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
1598Nov72013Haiti002000100101012110Bodily assaultRaidProject site18.53249872.333064

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

Media
1608Nov252013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.61175531.263156

One national UN staff member was injured when two teenagers attempted to steal his laptop bag. He received medical care at a UN hospital.  

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
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

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

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
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
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
1655Mar42014Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.46466969.119684

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

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
1671Jan142014Central African Republic001000100100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

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

Official Report
1673Jan242013Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownProject site-6.21195106.845056

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

Focal Point
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

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

Focal Point
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
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. 

Focal Point
1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.5773628.398834

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

Focal Point
1678Dec172013Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.11481523.864988

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

Focal Point
1679Jun42013Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location11.12351422.961818

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

Focal Point
1682Apr132014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.99743828.308152

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

Official Report
1684Mar222013Turkey010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.20280936.160299

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

Focal Point
1686Jun72013South Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93981533.809694

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

Focal Point
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

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

Focal Point
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
1689Oct292013Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown4.48294441.664859

One INGO staff member was abducted and very severely beaten by three armed militia men.  The attack may be related to tribal politics. 

Focal Point
1706Jul42013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.5501244.066165

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

Focal Point
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
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
1714Feb52013South Sudan100000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.59730229.700877

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

Focal Point
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
1736Feb102013DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.56666730.25

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

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
1742Sep72013Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad33.78649866.714834

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

Focal Point
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
1777Feb12013Senegal010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.699193-17.467716

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

Focal Point
1779May202013Turkey010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad36.49795636.364129

One international INGO staff member (Syrian) was attacked and stabbed by two Turkish assailants, one of whom was the staff member's neighbor.  Attack seems targeted, but motive unknown.

Focal Point
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
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
1807Dec2013DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-0.93869229.073764

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

Focal Point
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
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
1853Nov102014South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.85522431.57988

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

Official Report
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
1864Dec102014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.31667517.46667

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

Official Report
1871Jan72015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.35727428.582716

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

Archived
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
1875Nov302014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.94535733.809026

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

Official Report
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
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
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
1920Oct32014Philippines010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.251793125.00648

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

Focal Point
1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

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

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1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

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

Focal Point
1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

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

Focal Point
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
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.

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1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

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

Focal Point
1933Aug112014Benin010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.307692.315834

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

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

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

Focal Point
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
1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

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

Focal Point
1955Oct152014Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.4763215.54011

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

Focal Point
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. 

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
1975Jun32015South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.38223430.426636

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
2038Feb142015Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.78727347.439235

A local NGO worker stabbed a colleague during a personal dispute.

Official Report
2042Apr62016Somalia020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.40841648.483724

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

Official Report
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
2053Nov42015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2088May32016Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.556359-72.259967

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

Official Report
2093May252016South Sudan020000000002022002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.52798831.668235

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
2131Aug42015Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.12452922.959498

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

Focal Point
2132Sep12015Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.05180124.880485

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

Focal Point
2135Sep282015Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad8.98060338.757761

An international staff member was attacked and hit with a stone on the head by two young men. He was rendered unconscious for a brief moment at which time the assailants stole his valuables. After returning to his guest house in the same area, the owner took him to the hospital where the wound on his head was stitched up. He remained in the hospital.

Focal Point
2143Feb112015Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.14500040.489673

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

Focal Point
2151Jun232016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad23.73608390.363067

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

Media
2169Sep212016South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.53239928.0991

A local security guard for an INGO was stabbed to death in a dispute in Alek, Gogrial West. It is currently unknown whether the dispute was personal or whether it occurred in the line of duty. 

Official Report
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
2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84629531.607173

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2199Jul112016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.60308029.974053

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2251Jul102016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionRoad4.85936331.57125

One INGO driver was detained at a security checkpoint in Juba and physically assaulted. He had to be hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
2279Apr272017Central African Republic001000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.941870023.6557400

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

Official Report
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
2300Jun172017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad33.51380736.276528

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

Official Report
2493Aug172017South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.88590632.691324

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
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
2331Nov112017Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.91867319.186249

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2354Feb82018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.77131633.592394

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
2397Apr72018Papua New Guinea100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad-6.127153143.420306

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

Focal Point
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
2416May222018DR Congo020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad1.57274730.240077

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

Official Report
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
2423Jun12017Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown8.460555-11.779889

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
2443Apr252017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody6.87699231.306979

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

Official Report
2452Apr192017Uganda010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location1.37333332.290275

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

Focal Point
2454Sep12017South Sudan100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attack7.70918827.983474

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
2481Mar182017Libyan Arab Jamahiriya030000000003033300Bodily assaultDetentionCustody32.89351313.275044

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
2498Jun132018Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.99603719.185032

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

Official Report
2512Aug12018South Sudan002000020200002020Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.34813330.326254

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

Official Report
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
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
2522Aug312018South Sudan003000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.46817925.677397

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2546Dec72018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.40998032.574711

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

Official Report
2560May162018South Sudan500000050500005500Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.25584829.803550

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

Official Report
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
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
2571Apr62018Papua New Guinea001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.5056142.572

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

Media
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
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
2581Jul92018Guatemala010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.634915-90.506882

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

Focal Point
2585Feb212019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.20399331.558729

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

Official Report
2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139

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

Media
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
2595Oct232018Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.96718320.093937

Two national male INGO staff members were assaulted during a robbery. The theft occurred on the road while they were traveling between Chenda and Kedja village. The staff members were assaulted after valuables were taken. 

Focal Point
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
2598Jul162018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown31.61218165.712219

An INGO national volunteer and his brother were physically assaulted by AOG (brother not counted in the AWSD). Reportedly, the assault occurred because the AOG was opposed to their association with the INGO. 

Focal Point
2603Jan142018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya001000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown27.04344914.429520

One male Libyan Red Crescent volunteer was transporting a patient between two hospitals. After the transfer, the volunteer left with the ambulance and disappeared. After three days he was located in Um Aranib hospital, 52 km away from his intiial location, unconcious, badly beaten, and he had a broken leg. On January 14th has was transferred to Misurata hospital but died on-route. No other information is available about this incident. 

Focal Point
2609Mar242019DR Congo100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown0.12989929.292641

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

Official Report
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
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
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
2621Apr42018Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.43051080.990840

A male staff member of an INGO was riding his motorcycle when he was attacked by two individuals who forcibly took the staff member's bag and stabbed him. 

Focal Point
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
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
2637Apr112018DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultCombat/CrossfireRoad4.093929.0827

One male national UN contracted driver was injured during a reported altercation with a DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) Officer. The staff member was taken to the Baraka hospital and later transferred to Bukavu hospital the following day.

Focal Point
2640Dec212018Uganda300000020201013003Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site3.5331.35

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
2649Jan222018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3140229.07999

One national staff member was wounded when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in a road attack. The perpetrators robbed the occupants. 

Focal Point
2650Jan292018Tunisia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.86253210.218272

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

Focal Point
2657Apr222019Kenya001000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-2.078941.1338

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

Media
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
2662Jan72018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.53333369.166667

One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten.

Focal Point
2663Nov42018Cameroon010000000001011001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.313.4

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

Focal Point
2672Apr282018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.8531.6

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

Focal Point
2673May152018Nicaragua010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad12.136389-86.251389

One male international staff member was wounded when a piece of a cement block broke through a vehicle window and struck the staff member in the neck. The incident occured while two staff members were travelling from the airport, when they encountered a group of youths manning a road block who threw stones and bricks at the vehicle. 

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

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
2697Apr192018Mali040000040400004121Bodily assaultAmbushRoad16.083333-1.75

While travelling in Gourma Rharous District, 4 national INGO staff members (1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown) received blunt force trauma injuries when they were robbed on the highway. The staff members received medical attention for their injuries, and there is no further information available at this time regarding the criminal perpetrators. 

Focal Point
2699Jun42018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.97916733.75

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

Focal Point
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
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
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. 

Focal Point
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
69Mar1999Somalia100000000010011100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackProject site-1.0347141.49756

1 INGO international staff killed in Ras Kambooni, lower Juba, while meeting with elders. Suspected to be carried out by Al-Ittihad militia.

Archived
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
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
252Sep2003Iraq100000100100001100Body-borne IEDUnknownOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber.

Archived
692Jul192007Afghanistan010000010100001100Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad37.118751270.5784966

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

Archived
1285Apr52012Afghanistan010000010100001001Body-borne IEDIndividual attackUnknown36.8060670.10436

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

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

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1506Nov42012Somalia008000080800008008Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03681745.337338

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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2217Oct62016Kenya020000200200002002Complex attackRaidOffice/compound3.93563941.855116

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

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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.

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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. 

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2344Jan242018Afghanistan090000450900009009Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.41984970.472943

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

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2365Mar12018Nigeria400200501600006024Complex attackRaidProject site12.27008114.463596

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

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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. 

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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.

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887Nov162009Yemen010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.40603244.215669

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

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877Aug132009Yemen00150000015150000150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.30852843.403557

15 RCS national staff kidnapped by rebel group.

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

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

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67Jan1999Yemen040000000000444220KidnappingRaidUnknown16.347124347.8915271

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

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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

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

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150Jun2001Tajikistan015000000990066150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

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3Feb1997Tajikistan400200004400226006KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

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1109May62009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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1108Apr22009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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1086Jan132011Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

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

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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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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.

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

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

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869Oct222009Sudan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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855Jun242009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown1626

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

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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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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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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702Nov2007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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677Feb212005Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

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

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553May302007Sudan020000002200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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541Jan202007Sudan110000002200002002KidnappingUnknownPublic location14.20185924.663781

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

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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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526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

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

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523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

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

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501Dec92006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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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.

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463Jul12006Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.443522.4452278

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

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446Jun132006Sudan600000005500116006KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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425Mar192006Sudan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown531

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

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392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

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384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

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

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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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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

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

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312Aug2004Sudan305000008800008008KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

3 UN national staff and 5 national RC staff kidnapped.

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195Oct212002Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

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

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850Jun162009Sri Lanka200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 UN national staff missing and presumed kidnapped.

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848Jun112009Sri Lanka001000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.459492481.2309621

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

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823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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757Feb252008Sri Lanka010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.82879.93195613

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

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670May152008Sri Lanka010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.93428779.8532704

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

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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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1020Oct142010Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.1392946.62413

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

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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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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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840Apr182009Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.1212943.88945

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

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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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718Mar242008Somalia020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownPublic location2.03333345.35

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

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650Nov52008Somalia040000000000444130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound547

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

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639Sep222008Somalia020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.5305644.795

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

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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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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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611Jun162008Somalia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown547

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

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607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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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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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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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534May82007Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.650727948.3009945

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

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421Mar12006Somalia100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.5148642.073009

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

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300Jun2004Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownPublic location3.11666743.65

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

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295Apr2004Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.0722242.75056

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

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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272Dec272003Somalia020000101200002002KidnappingRaidOffice/compound0.4470142.69699

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

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187Aug2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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177Apr2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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168Feb2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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139Mar2001Somalia7300000011009910007KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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121Jul262000Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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77Jun1999Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.295000143.56610996

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

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71Apr1999Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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57Sep1998Somalia010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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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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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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30Nov221997Somalia300000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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23Sep1997Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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19Jul1997Somalia000001000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.0189744.51112

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

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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

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

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81Aug41999Sierra Leone200000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

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

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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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647Sep152008Philippines002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

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

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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
1024Oct222010Pakistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown29.374383271.665621

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

Official Report
984May282010Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.012384671.5787458

1 national NGO director kidnapped. Released August 3.

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927Oct62009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

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

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920Jul202009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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919May222009Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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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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780Oct172008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

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773Apr232008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

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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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684Jan82008Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.572

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

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

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

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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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423Mar2006Occupied Palestinian Territories000100000000111100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound31.345761234.3025277

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

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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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774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

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

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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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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
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.

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753Oct42007Mali012000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.7719091-3.0087272

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

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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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227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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83Aug111999Liberia060000000000666420KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.28694-10.08444

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

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908Feb172010Kenya010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

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

Media
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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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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414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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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
293Apr142004Iraq001000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3558143.78612

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

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

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

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291Apr82004Iraq010001000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

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910Mar52010Haiti020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

Media
752Jul212007Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.555277-72.338333

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

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1214Oct222008Haiti100000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

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687Dec2007Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

Haitian national staff kidnapped for ransom

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686Oct2006Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff kidnapped for ransom.

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685Jul2006Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO international (US) staff kidnapped for ransom.

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605May212008Haiti010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.48333-72.31667

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

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130Dec2000Guinea100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

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127Sep2000Guinea200000000010122002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

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124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

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

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1102May132011Ethiopia400000112400004103KidnappingAmbushUnknown8.5305644.795

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

Media
475Sep202006Ethiopia000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

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

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73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

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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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917Apr132010DR Congo000800007700118008KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

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

Official Report
418Jan2006DR Congo030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.841180229.3884586

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

Archived
409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

Archived
380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

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

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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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224Mar132003DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown1.6660727.00836

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

Archived
205Nov192002DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

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167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

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

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156Aug2001DR Congo030000002200113000KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.1666728.25

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

Archived
109Apr2000DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad1.56666730.25

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

Archived
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.

Official Report
208Dec42002Congo000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.112151713.51292867

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

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420Feb2006Colombia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.4417924-73.0492505

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

Archived
415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

Archived
120Jul272000Colombia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

Archived
92Nov101999Colombia000100000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

Archived
309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

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

Archived
206Nov2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown60100

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

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199Nov132002Chechnya000400002200224202KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

Archived
185Aug2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

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

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183Jul2002Chechnya010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

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

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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.

Archived
75May151999Chechnya000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.442828643.4204809

1 ICRC international staff kidnapped in Kabardino-Balkaria May 15. Released July 19.

Archived
36Jan291998Chechnya200000010100112200KidnappingUnknownUnknown4344.25

1 UN international (French) staff kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver beaten at gunpoint in N. Ossetia on Jan 29.

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33Dec171997Chechnya050000000000555500KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

5 INGO international (Polish) staff kidnapped by 15 armed men on Dec 17.

Media
29Oct231997Chechnya020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.327877545.6762535

2 INGO international (Hungarian) staff kidnapped in Grozny on Oct 23 and held for 9 months. Severe abuse (multilations). Ransom paid by Hungarian govt.

Archived
21Aug1997Chechnya040000000000444400KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

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

Archived
18Jul1997Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.2545.83333

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

Archived
17Jul1997Chechnya020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

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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
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.

Media
862Aug42009Chad020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown12.6666721.9

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

Media
700May252007Chad010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

1 INGO national staff driver and car taken, driver held hostage for a few days before escaping. Assailants fled to Sudan.

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579Oct102007Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

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

Media
888Nov212009Central African Republic020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.742025821.5017241

2 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped- those responsible claim not targetting aid workers but rather the French. Released, 14 March.

Media
549May192007Central African Republic010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.3193316.37992

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

Archived
239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

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238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

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554Jun252007Bangladesh000002000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown22.423775591.72367388

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

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1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

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

Focal Point
1038Mar242010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Focal Point
1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

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

Official Report
1029Dec12010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1025Nov182010Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackHome34.0003768.71346

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

Official Report
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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

Official Report
1021Nov22010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome36.0400164.55122

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

Official Report
1015Oct262010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

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

Official Report
1013Oct252010Afghanistan020000001100112101KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.7360569.53451

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

Official Report
1006Sep272010Afghanistan040000013400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad36.1306868.70829

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

Official Report
1005Aug292010Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownRoad35.4166764.75

4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18.

Official Report
999Aug282010Afghanistan005000005500005140KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

5 local NGO staff - 4 female aid workers and their driver - were abducted by unknown gunmen. The AOGs held the group in various locations until they were released on 9 September from Langar Village of Almar District.

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
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
994Jul272010Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.350827362.2164003

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

Official Report
993Jul212010Afghanistan002000002200002310KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
990Jul142010Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

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

Official Report
989Jul112010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.9445868.71512

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

Official Report
987Jul42010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.1306868.70829

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

Official Report
930Apr152010Afghanistan500000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad35.7569

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

Official Report
918Apr112010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

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

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857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

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856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

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

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842Apr192009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.3727269.40648

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

Official Report
837Apr122009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown33.401463469.8912294

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

Official Report
822Mar152009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.9926768.01635

1 NGO national staff driver was abducted with his vehicle in the vicinity of Ghandak village, early evening of 16 March. Following reported negotiations between the ANP and AOG elements, the NGO worker was released the next day. The NGO vehicle is believed to be still in the possession of AOG.

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813Feb262009Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown3267.25

2 NGO national staff physicians kidnapped by unknown armed men in southern Zabul province Thursday.

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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.

Official Report
743Jul72008Afghanistan030000102300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

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681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

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667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

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

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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.

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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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648Nov32008Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

638Sep162008Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3469.25

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

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627Jul182008Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.72511366.2196554

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

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574Sep302007Afghanistan020000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad3469.25

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

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569Sep262007Afghanistan000400002200224004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

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

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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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562Aug182007Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

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557Jul2007Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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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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516Apr32007Afghanistan050000003300225311KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

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488Nov52006Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

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

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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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486Nov62006Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4189769.12144

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

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476Sep102006Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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448Jun222006Afghanistan030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad35.370.833333

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

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370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

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1115May282011Yemen030000000000333120KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.945407748.7870478

Three French INGO staff (two women, one man) were kidnapped in Hadramout region by what seemed to be an extremist Islamist group. 

Media
1121Apr72011Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.401463469.8912294

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

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1125Jun52011Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.8213764.76505

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

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1130Jun112011Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8731171.14697

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

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1140Jul182011Pakistan080000008800008008KidnappingAmbushRoad30.5766166.77289

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

Media
1143Jul282011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.918818764.7768085

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

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1144Aug142011Sudan010000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Media
1153Sep92011DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.4304928.07519

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

Official Report
1154Sep102011DR Congo060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.1626528.13031

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

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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
1159Sep282011Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.4810862.5863

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

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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
1167Oct82011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.3481762.19967

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

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1168Oct102011Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.0400164.55122

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

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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
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
1173Oct252011Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.7697247.43083

Two international staffers and their Somali driver were kidnapped by unknown assailants near Galkayo town.  Al-Shabab has denied involvement.  UPDATE: The two international staffers were rescued about three months later by a team of U.S. special forces.  

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1174Oct212011Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

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1177Nov32011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.0400164.55122

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

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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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1183Nov222011Yemen000300002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad13.0566744.88194

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

Media
1189Dec242011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.5586162.13604

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

Official Report
1196Jan152012Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

An international staff of a UN agency was kidnapped in the capital Sanaa by armed tribesmen who transferred him to central Marabou province. The UN worker was taken hostage by the Abide Marabou tribe, demanding the release of a tribesman who was arrested on charges of killing four soldiers assigned to guarding oil tankers.  He was released unharmed two weeks later.

Media
1197Jan172012Afghanistan001000010100001010KidnappingIndividual attackRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
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
1199Jan292012Pakistan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad26.1345668.7696

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

Media
1202Jan262012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

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

Official Report
1203Jan312012Afghanistan002000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad36.9529365.12376

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

Official Report
1204Jan312012Yemen322000002200557007KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

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

Official Report
1231Jan102011Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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1235Jan302011Central African Republic080000000000222100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.692079918.6243422

Two international staff of an INGO were kidnapped and later relased. Six national staff were taken and held briefly (not counted here because detention was less than 24 hours)

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1238Feb212011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

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

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1241Feb282011Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad36.6781866.80325

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

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1242Mar12011Philippines100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.09544124.38721

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

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1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

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

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1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

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

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1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

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

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1256Aug32011Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown26.6645968.00156

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

Official Report
1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

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

Focal Point
1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

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

Official Report
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

Focal Point
1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

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

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

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

Official Report
1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Media
1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

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

Official Report
1305May222012Afghanistan040000002200224220KidnappingAmbushRoad37.3107870.36839

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

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1306Dec132011Pakistan006000204600006600KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.58028566.9961324

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

Official Report
1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.904132.06429

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

Official Report
1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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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.

Official Report
1325Jul102012Afghanistan201000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.6874764.29318

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

Official Report
1327Jul112012Somalia040000011200224310KidnappingAmbushRoad6.7697247.43083

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

Media
1334Jul42012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0003768.71346

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

Official Report
1336Jul142012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1341Aug52012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.6080268.68027

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

Official Report
1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

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

Media
1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

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

Official Report
1352Sep272012Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad25.569

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

Official Report
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
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

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

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

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

Official Report
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

A national NGO driver was abducted from his vehicle and held for two days after gunmen failed to identify a targeted staff member for the kidnapping.

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

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

Official Report
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.

Official Report
1369Dec52012Afghanistan030000002200113300KidnappingUnknownRoad34.47841869.76002

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

Official Report
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
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
1382Jan72013Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad35.69342665.165404

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

Official Report
1387Jan232013Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.09217265.166145

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

Official Report
1390Jan272013Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54269469.165394

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

Official Report
1392Jan312013Pakistan004000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad24.8680366.918385

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

Official Report
1404Mar232013Afghanistan000001000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown37.10070270.556226

A German expatriate worker was abducted by an armed opposition group while out for a walk. He was released unharmed a day later due to negotiations with local networks.

Official Report
1405Mar242013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.77199868.369368

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

Official Report
1416Apr222013Afghanistan000000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.97489863.728285

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

Official Report
1417Apr222013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27514669.880273

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

Official Report
1418Apr222013Afghanistan00100000010100000101000KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.49628265.000801

Ten national staff members from a community-based demining program of an international partner (private company) were abducted by armed men. They were released four days later after mediation by local elders

Official Report
1419Apr232013Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65979161.107952

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

Official Report
1424May92013Afghanistan00110000011110000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0806770.665404

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

Official Report
1429May132013Yemen000300001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.22075445.305945

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

Media
1434May252013Afghanistan002000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.94937368.516697

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

Official Report
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
1441Jun32013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.60788962.226317

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

Official Report
1442Jun102013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27456663.11168

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

Official Report
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
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

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

Official Report
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
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
1489Jun222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

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

Official Report
1531Oct222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.37747463.164658

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

Official Report
1550Jul102012Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

Focal Point
1563Aug222013Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown34.81643567.816707

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

Official Report
1571Sep52013Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad35.42368965.975326

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

Official Report
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

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

Official Report
1579Sep222013Pakistan001000100100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown28.0006969.31894

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

Official Report
1582Sep232013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.88481961.140623

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

Official Report
1586Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad30.19160466.998056

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

Official Report
1587Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad27.52940268.757858

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

Official Report
1588Oct62013Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.30640544.1896

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

Official Report
1589Oct72013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.58069269.221584

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

Official Report
1596Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.69918524.99564

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

Official Report
1599Nov112013Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.68984562.732388

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

Official Report
1600Nov192013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.09253870.469295

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

Official Report
1602Oct132013Syrian Arab Republic001600004400337007KidnappingAmbushRoad35.89938336.763292

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

Media
1603Nov242013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.91076365.028694

Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals.

Official Report
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
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

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

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

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

Official Report
1631Jan22014Syrian Arab Republic050000000000555104KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.51722335.786359

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

Media
1632Jan22014Cameroon200000001100112200KidnappingUnknownProject site4.97664714.042994

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

Official Report
1633Jan32014Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.79582544.077254

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

Official Report
1642Jan182014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.07333364.833889

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

Official Report
1648Feb82014Mali001400005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad16.304936-0.024646

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

Media
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
1651Feb172014Pakistan200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.21667270.383361

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

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
1662Mar202014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.64065361.987215

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

Official Report
1665Mar262014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.10248966.920229

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

Official Report
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
1692Nov192013Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.87981313.19014

One INGO staff member was kidnapped for a few days, beaten, and extorted of money by militiamen. 

Focal Point
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
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

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

Official Report
1733May142014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.43918661.79427

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

Official Report
1746Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8850938.872152

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

Focal Point
1747Mar312013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07122936.970299

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

Focal Point
1750Jun282013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.67783936.708053

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

Focal Point
1751Jun292013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.38394536.69235

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

Focal Point
1752Jul162013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65384938.638973

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

Focal Point
1753Sep122013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.07668239.680846

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

Focal Point
1754Jun82013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.21805537.105819

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

Focal Point
1755Oct272013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.71354225.617136

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

Focal Point
1756May152014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.68856664.293656

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

Official Report
1763Jun22014Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.34340761.742272

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

Official Report
1764Jun32014Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.32864370.406347

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

Official Report
1766Nov112010Libyan Arab Jamahiriya090000000000999900KidnappingAmbushPublic location32.76605522.65182

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

Media
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

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

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

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

Official Report
1775Jun182014Sudan050000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad14.07816824.644835

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

Official Report
1776Oct52011Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad0.51639542.068844

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

Media
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

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

Focal Point
1785Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.96547838.979869

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

Focal Point
1786Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.01427240.447052

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

Focal Point
1787Mar142013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.80052525.442011

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

Focal Point
1788Nov82013Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad12.41480525.468676

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

Focal Point
1789Dec312013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.56627725.479459

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

Focal Point
1790Jul32013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.86361136.800556

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

Focal Point
1791Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.81508825.414386

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

Focal Point
1793Jul152014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.35779862.348836

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

Official Report
1797Jul62014Sudan100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Official Report
1803Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.11519540.796915

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

Focal Point
1808Aug142014Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.67160861.981391

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

Official Report
1809Aug162014Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.21100369.097956

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

Official Report
1810Jul312014Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.16463936.86522

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

Media
1813Aug242014Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.47454970.535009

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

Official Report
1814Apr302014Central African Republic030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad8.40908920.650555

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

Official Report
1818Aug132014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

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

Official Report
1819Aug312014DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.01281829.356943

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

Official Report
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
1826Sep152014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.73083336.709444

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

Official Report
1827Apr122014Pakistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.74989970.342765

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

Official Report
1830Sep242014Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site33.9805169.133384

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

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

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

Official Report
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
1857Nov122014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.62817422.504846

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

Official Report
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

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

Official Report
1867Dec202014DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.18362329.448832

National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. 

Official Report
1869Jan142015Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.0524.883333

While using his private vehicle, an INGO national staff member was abducted while dropping off a colleague at home. He was released on 5th February.   

Official Report
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
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
1890Aug262014Afghanistan002000011200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad34.17183170.621679

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

Official Report
1892Jan62015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown9.78891128.412623

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

Official Report
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
1900Feb242015Yemen000002001100112020KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

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

Media
1912Apr182015Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.72859168.868066

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

Official Report
1916Jan302014Syrian Arab Republic030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

Three male staff members contracted by a INGO were kidnapped by ISIS and released approximately three months later. 

Focal Point
2644Jul272014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.52805637.954722

One male national INGO staff member was detained by ISIS on July 27, 2014. Circumstances of the abduction are unkown. He was released on March 31, 2015

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
1936Aug242014Afghanistan070000007700007700KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.73477270.811995

Seven national staff members were kidnapped in Badakhshan. They were released 3 days later, after negotiations between the organizations' network and a local representative took place. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which went unpaid. 

Focal Point
1941May42015Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.767.116667

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

Official Report
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.

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1948Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown33.48333336.35

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

Focal Point
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

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

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1950Jan222014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.919424, 24.93364324.933643)

A UN contracted truck driver and his assistant were kidnapped off the road between Nyala and Gereida while driving a truck filled with provisions. The truck was also taken. At the time of this writing, the two national contracted staff members are still missing.

Focal Point
1953Feb12014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.70325725.649257

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

Focal Point
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
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

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

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1960Dec282014South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown11.8332.8

A national staff member (security guard) of an INGO was abducted by unknown armed men. He was beaten and released on 30 December 2014. The reason for the abduction and assault was in revenge for a work related decision that affected another contracted employee. 

Official Report
1963Mar152015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad9.9229.98

A UN contracted truck traveling as part of a convoy was ambushed on Pariang road. The truck was burnt and the driver of the truck is missing. 

Official Report
1966Apr122015Somalia230000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad3.06277841.648056

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

Media
1978May102015Afghanistan002000101200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.59820664.763659

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

Official Report
1979Apr292015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07574264.835815

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

Official Report
1980Apr232015DR Congo300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.30588729.380188

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

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

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

Official Report
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

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

Media
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

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

Media
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

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

Official Report
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

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

Official Report
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
2018Oct242015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.06573069.502289

A staff member and a driver from a local NGO was abducted by anti-government elements. They were released unharmed on October 28th after mediation by community elders. 

Official Report
2020Nov12015DR Congo00140000014140000141400KidnappingUnknownProject site-1.18557029.446951

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

Media
2022Oct122015Kenya010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad0.08052240.309975

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

Official Report
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
2030Dec12015Yemen000100000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

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

Official Report
2045Jul222015Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad10.82966149.252466

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

Official Report
2046Dec302015Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20251724.663825

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

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

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

Official Report
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
2068Feb162016Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.49822967.761598

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

Official Report
2071Mar22016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.42384526.670074

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

Official Report
2079Mar182016Afghanistan020000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.18329468.750210

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

Official Report
2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

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

Media
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

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

Media
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

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

Official Report
2097Jun132016Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.15287223.192139

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

Official Report
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
2101May252016DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.59489629.09727

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

Official Report
2106Aug302015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.62643436.103306

A national INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Daraa, Syria. Details surrounding the abduction are unknown, however the man was released around September 9th, 2015. 

Focal Point
2117Dec152015DR Congo020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

On Tuesday 15 December, 2 INGO staff members were kidnapped in North Kivu, DRC. They were released unharmed the next day.

Focal Point
2118Mar22015DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

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

Media
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

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

Focal Point
2138Dec152015Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownProject site33.70619969.383108

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

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

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

Focal Point
2141Mar92015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.03833321.758664

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

Focal Point
2142Jun162015Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.97209344.162534

One national male INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Ibb, Yemen. He was held captive for over 24 hours (exact number of days unknown) and later released. 

Focal Point
2145Jun272016Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.85235766.52239

In Dehmerda village, one UN contracted polio personnel was abducted by gunmen along with one NGO staff member, a government health department employee (not counted here), and a local driver (not currently counted).

Official Report
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

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

Media
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

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

Official Report
2159Sep52016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64399029.185867

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

Official Report
2170Apr142016Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.82628840.946045

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

Focal Point
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
2181Nov22016Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.59028069.761061

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

Official Report
2182Nov52016Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome13.71666723.283333

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

Official Report
2183Nov52016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54939969.164563

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

Media
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
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

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

Official Report
2189Nov272016Sudan300000001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.44789822.464908

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

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

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

Official Report
2198Jul172016Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushUnknown35.67074766.046353

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

Media
2201Dec192016Afghanistan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.50901568.903503

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

Media
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
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
2241Apr32017Yemen070000007700007205KidnappingRaidUnknown13.97209344.162534

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

Media
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
2272Sep292016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.89407332.109307

One national INGO staff member was held by SPLA-IO forces for over 24 hours in Kodok, South Sudan. They were later released and had not been harmed. 

Focal Point
2275Apr132017DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.49901229.452754

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

Official Report
2276Mar132017South Sudan080000008800008008KidnappingRaidProject site8.06247629.88152

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

Media
2284May242016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad4.41024032.574038

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

Official Report
2288May52017DR Congo034000015600117106KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.03706928.315887

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

Official Report
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
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
2298Jun72017DR Congo001100002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad0.50080529.435120

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

Official Report
2307Jul162017Somalia007000007700007520KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.99087043.860168

Seven humanitarian workers kidnapped by al-Shabaab on July 16th near Baidoa, southwest of the capital Mogadishu, were released after being held for 8 days. According to early local media reports, a ransom was paid although the type (monetary, resource or other) cannot be currently verified. 

Media
2322Oct72017Sudan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidHome13.61975025.354871

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

Official Report
2656Apr172019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667

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

Official Report
2351Jan302018Central African Republic010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad7.47118218.451663

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

Official Report
2357Feb192018Central African Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.41015120.648179

One INGO staff member was kidnapped and held for three days by the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC). A ransom was demanded for the release of the staff member and it was paid, however, it is not clear whether it was a family member or another individual or entity that paid for his release. 

Official Report
2364Jan122018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya200000001100112110KidnappingAmbushRoad27.03654114.429024

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

Media
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
2370Jan202018Yemen100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

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

Media
2372Sep162017South Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.06697030.733558

An NGO national staff member was abducted by armed men in Jambo, Mundri East County. He has not been released and the reason for his abduction is unknown. This follows earlier violence in the county that prompted the relocation of other staff.

Official Report
2381Feb272018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.66586829.211771

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

Official Report
2394Mar252018South Sudan007000007700007007KidnappingAmbushUnknown4.10790030.964542

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

Official Report
2399Apr112018Niger010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7331930.917772

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

Media
2404Apr252018South Sudan361000001010000010208KidnappingAmbushRoad4.09527130.677505

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

Official Report
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
2411May132018DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.8636228.75435

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

Official Report
2412May142018South Sudan01200000010100022120012KidnappingAmbushRoad5.17881727.956335

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

Official Report
2415May222018South Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushRoad4.95984731.210376

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

Official Report
2420Jun22018Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.51091868.903288

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

Official Report
2428Aug292017Afghanistan040000004400004400KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.26453968.524715

Four national male staff members were kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakitika and released over the course of several weeks. An additional staff member from the same organization was also abducted with the group but released less than 24 hours (and therefore not counted here). 

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
2433Oct12017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

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

Focal Point
2434Dec122017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

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

Focal Point
2435Oct222017Mali020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

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

Focal Point
2438Dec172017South Sudan033000004400226600KidnappingAmbushRoad8.46116125.680587

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

Official Report
2441Feb62017South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad6.87699231.306979

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

Official Report
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
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
2470Sep152017Nigeria200000101200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad7.2651365.460296

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

Focal Point
2476May22017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.39138964.299722

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

Focal Point
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
2478Sep202017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.31666768.45

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

Focal Point
2479Oct282017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

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

Focal Point
2480Jun182017Nigeria001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.34206814.185827

One NGO truck carrying food commodities was heading to Gamboru when the vehicle broke down. The driver left to arrange alternative means of transportation, leaving his assistant driver in the truck. Boko Haram insurgents came and looted the provisions and set the vehicle on fire. The assistance driver was abducted and he has not been recovered. 

Focal Point
2482Mar232017Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.17666142.13559

One INGO national staff member was held by opposition forces in Syria for over 24 hours in Derik, Syria. He also received some minor injuries as a result of the incident. 

Focal Point
2488Nov222017Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.84494136.225112

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

Focal Point
2507Jul122018DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.27401227.924900

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

Official Report
2508Jul212018DR Congo001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.15367929.179937

One local NGO national staff member was kidnapped between the early hours of July 21-22 in Kasesa village, west of Lubero. 

Official Report
2510Aug32018DR Congo700000007700007700KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39847428.814284

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

Official Report
2511Aug22018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.210744-1.988153

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

Official Report
2514Aug92018Somalia004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.11162143.491606

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

Focal Point
2540Nov202018Kenya010000000000111010KidnappingRaidPublic location -3.11713639.627166

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

Media
2543Nov242018Central African Republic020000002200002002KidnappingRaidProject site7.29930315.528852

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

Official Report
2550Sep32018Mali001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.35216-7.986576

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

Media
2553Mar222018Mali004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.296896-7.184023

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

Media
26832018Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown

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

Focal Point
2555Aug192018DR Congo000400004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.69983329.498361

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

Media
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
2582Jul92018Nigeria050000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad9.4641438.450353

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

Focal Point
2586Feb282019Somalia000006006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.76956042.065270

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

Media
2599Aug112018Somalia002000002200002020KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.05003045.322399

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

Focal Point
2600Feb82018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.998450-2.954530

One national INGO staff member was abducted by a Non-State Armed Group and released two days later after local negotiations took place. The abduction occurred while the staff member was on-route in a vehicle to his destination in the Douentza region. 

Focal Point
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
2615Jan152018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.30574428.140761

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped in Bendera, Tanganyika. They were released three days later and the primary motive is suspected to have been financial.  

Focal Point
2622May32018Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping36.58533137.056561

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

Focal Point
2628Oct82018Afghanistan011000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4127 64.5123

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

Focal Point
2629Oct32018Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingRaidProject site36.131765.5540

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

Focal Point
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
2643Jan182018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped. They were released after 30 hours. The motive was reported to be most likely financial in nature.

Focal Point
2645Jul292014Syrian Arab Republic040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.8238.02

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

Focal Point
2665Aug232018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionCustody7.1834.1

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

Focal Point
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
2668Jun302018Syrian Arab Republic040000003300114004KidnappingDetentionCustody37.0541.22

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

Focal Point
2675Oct172018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionUnknown8.36691731.136611

One male national INGO staff member was taken by an opposition group after a dispute regarding the INGO project's drilling equipment in Jiech, Jonglei state. The staff member was released after 2 weeks, but had injuries to various parts of his body. 

Focal Point
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
2702Sep102018Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occured. He was released two days later. 

Focal Point
2710Apr242019DR Congo040000003300114004KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944

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

ACLED
2711Feb192019Burkina Faso004000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad13.480656-1.558156

A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perperators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. The whereabouts of the staff is currently unknown. 

ACLED
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
34Dec1997Tajikistan020000000010122110Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

Media
482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

Official Report
467Aug162006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Archived
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
181Jul2002South Sudan040000101200224004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

Archived
68Feb181999Sudan004200400400226006Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown9.2629.8

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

Archived
809Feb22009Sri Lanka020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later

Archived
587Dec142007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome9.664925580.0091719

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

Official Report
547Jun42007Sri Lanka002000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown6.6804880.401919

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

Focal Point
898Jan152010Somalia003000102300003102Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.042777945.3385636

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

Focal Point
721May172008Somalia020000100110012002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown141.5

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

Archived
634Aug152008Somalia200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.408542.9771

2 UN national staff including a driver were killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The staffer was killed after being abducted, trying to escape. The incident happened when he was off duty, visiting his home in Dinsor.

Focal Point
615Jun302008Somalia001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

Archived
604May212008Somalia030000100100223111Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown1.842753944.5937239

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

Archived
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
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

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

Focal Point
1084Jan72011Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location13.513662.1098

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

Media
968Apr192010Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown189

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

Media
1003Jun182010Iraq002000200200002002Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown3445

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

Official Report
570Sep252007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff of UN agency partner organization staff kidnapped and killed by armed militia members on Tuesday. The victim's body and that of a friend (not included here) were later located at a morgue. Initial reports indicate that the murder was an act of militia retaliation against sectarian minorities in southern Iraq, and not deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers.

Archived
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
346Jan132005Iraq000100100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

Archived
310Jul302004Iraq004000400400004004Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown32.001022744.3299926

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

Archived
931May102010Haiti020000100100112101Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

Media
372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

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

Archived
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.

Archived
246Aug2003Chechnya000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownHome43.397614745.6985005

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

Archived
217Feb2003Chechnya001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

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

Archived
149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

Archived
1089Feb12011Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.248212870.1932137

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

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975Jul72010Afghanistan040000202400559004Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.5362264.15271

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

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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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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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637Aug262008Afghanistan010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff agriculture specialist kidnapped at gunpoint with his driver (not included) in eastern Afghanistan near the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, and a spokesman for the Taliban has claimed the group was involved. It said the driver was released soon afterward. The Foreign Ministry said victim was the first Japanese to be kidnapped in Afghanistan. The victims body was later found and had been riddled with bullets.

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635Aug192008Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.717556668.8672916

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

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593Jan262008Afghanistan020000100110012110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

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387Jul2005Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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51Jul131998Afghanistan200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

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

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1124Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9674468.9492

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

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1129Jul62011Afghanistan006000402600006204Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.6357262.46545

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

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1149Aug272011Somalia001000001100001010Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown3.32500542.2205319

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

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1175Oct302011Afghanistan003000201300003102Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

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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.

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1192Jan52012Pakistan000100000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

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

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1233Jan212011Pakistan001000100100001001Kidnap-killingIndividual attackRoad32.3039769.68207

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

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1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

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

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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.

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1384Jan132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.26717265.050769

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

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1564Aug252013Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.20433361.607134

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

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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.

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1593Oct132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.80157271.216105

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

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1638Aug2013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.48333336.35

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

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1666Nov212013Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.9268966.141517

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

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1705May12014Central African Republic100000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown4.36153818.555595

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

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1757May162014Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.01151869.431056

One local deminer working for an INGO was kidnapped and killed by anti-government elements.

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1759Mar122013Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222200Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.312136.687433

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

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1834Oct12013Syrian Arab Republic010000000000111100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.95141439.026307

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

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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.

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1858Nov162014Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad 35.336000 40.145000

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

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1910Mar32015Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.92712966.141526

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

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1964Apr12015South Sudan300000300300003300Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad10.3824832.2563

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

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1987Jun282015Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.60000069.216944

A national INGO staff member was kidnapped by AGE in the Momen Khel area of Paktia province and subsequently killed. His remains were found on June 30th in Gardez district. 

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2028Sep212015Afghanistan020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.02278566.421776

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

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2319Sep72017Central African Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidRoad7.31151218.311720

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

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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. 

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2531Oct282018South Sudan011000010910001111920Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad4.34307031.07268

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

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2532Oct252018Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown36.60311369.104049

The body of one INGO staff member was found in Khanabad District not far from where he was abducted from by anti-government elements on October 25th.

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2549Jan232018Afghanistan200000101200002110Kidnap-killingAmbushRo