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ID Month Day Year Country UN INGO LNGO and NRCS ICRC IFRC Other Nationals killed Sort descending Nationals wounded Nationals kidnapped Total national staff Internationals killed Internationals wounded Internationals kidnapped Total international staff Total victims Gender Male Gender Female Gender Unknown Means of attack Attack context Location Latitude Longitude Actor type Actor name Details Verified Source
216 Feb 11 2003 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 1.4419683 38.4313975 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO 1nternational staff killed, Feb 11. Archived Archived
478 Sep 11 2006 Sudan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
750 Sep 17 2006 El Salvador 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.69294 -89.218191 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
1020 Oct 14 2010 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 6.13929 46.62413 Unknown Unknown 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. Pending Media
1279 Apr 13 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 16 26 Police or paramilitary Unknown A UN national staff memberstaff was injured by a stray bullet during an exchange of gunfire between police and bank robbers in Kabkabiya, North Darfur in Sudan Yes Focal Point
1547 Oct 21 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Roadside IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.509147 36.306485 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable National female hit by shrapnel of an IED while standing on road waiting for taxi to travel between two work sites. Yes Focal Point
1814 Apr 30 2014 Central African Republic 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.409089 20.650555 Non-state armed group: National Anti-Balaka 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. Yes Official Report
2086 May 3 2016 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.775809 20.485489 Non-state armed group: Regional Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) Three INGO truck drivers were intercepted by gunpoint on Bambu-Kirima road in Katora village and kidnapped. They were freed on Friday, May 6th. Yes Official Report
2621 Apr 4 2018 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 7.43051 80.99084 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2883 Mar 11 2019 Burkina Faso 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.1005099 -1.6226538 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was kidnapped on the road in Djibo, Soum by unknown perpetrators. Focal point reports indicate the staff are now safe. Yes Focal Point
479 Sep 13 2006 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
751 Jan 24 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.52813 69.17233 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff engineer kidnapped when traveling from his workplace in Parwan town to his home in Kabul, 24 Jan. The victims vehicle was waved off the road by and approached by a man dressed in army fatigues and bearing weapons. The victim was not mistreated, tortured or threatened in any way. None of his possessions were taken. Released on 27 Jan. Archived Archived
1021 Nov 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 36.04001 64.55122 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1280 Apr 3 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 6.1916214 31.604875 Unknown Unknown A UN national staff member was injured by blows to the head with a bottle in a non-work-related incident Yes Focal Point
1548 Dec 6 2012 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 26.8234472 18.1236723 Unknown Unknown Male national staffer was severely beaten with metal pipe while at work premises. Yes Focal Point
1815 May 1 2014 DR Congo 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -1.402805 28.900472 Host State Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) An NGO staff member was physically assaulted by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) for suspected collaboration with the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS). Yes Official Report
2351 Jan 30 2018 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.471182 18.451663 Non-state armed group: National Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC) 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. Yes Official Report
2622 May 3 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.585331 37.056561 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A male national staff member of an INGO was kidnapped in Azaz on 03 May 2018 and released on 07 May 2019. Yes Focal Point
2884 Feb 27 2019 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 6.5423298 21.98633 Unknown Unknown One national male INGO staff member was assaulted and injured after an INGO project site was raided. Yes Focal Point
218 Feb 2003 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded by glass when vehicle stopped, driver robbed, and gunmen fired at car while driving off. Archived Archived
752 Jul 21 2007 Haiti 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 18.555277 -72.338333 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
1281 Aug 5 2011 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Other Explosives Raid Public location 6.74 44.27806 Unknown Unknown A UN national staff member was injured in a grenade attack in a restaurant in Kebridehar. Pending Archived
1549 Dec 14 2012 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.5288319 21.0410733 Unknown Unknown Female national staff was attacked during robbery on the road and received 2 stab wounds. Yes Focal Point
2088 May 3 2016 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 18.556359 -72.259967 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2885 Apr 26 2019 Niger 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 13.2143917 12.0289902 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO watchman was injured when his INGO base was attacked by unknown perpetrators in Maine Soroa, Diffa. Reports indicate 3 months after this incident, due to escalating violence, the INGO was forced to shut down all programming in the area. Yes Focal Point
753 Oct 4 2007 Mali 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 16.7719091 -3.0087272 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff and 2 national staff of partner NGOs were abducted. Found after a 3-day search and released, the vehicle was stolen Archived Archived
1023 Nov 13 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff members were taken from the main road while driving a marked white truck transporting heavy equipment. Yes Official Report
1282 Oct 8 2011 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 0.3177137 32.5813539 Unknown Unknown A UN international staff member on leave from Sudan was assaulted and injured together with her boyfriend during a robbery in Kampala. Yes Focal Point
1550 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2886 Dec 12 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 3.4698023 31.2483291 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO staff member was assaulted and wounded during a raid by unknown perpetrators of their INGO compound in Yumbe, Northern Uganda. Yes Focal Point
220 Mar 10 2003 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
754 Nov 22 2007 Papua New Guinea 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road -5.6816069 144.2489081 Unaffiliated Youths 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 Archived
1024 Oct 22 2010 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 29.3743832 71.665621 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 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. Yes Official Report
1283 Apr 21 2012 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.79781 42.95452 Non-state armed group: Subnational Ansar al-Sharia 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. Pending Media
1551 May 13 2009 Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Home 6.0201774 80.2474836 Unknown Unknown One female UN staff member was physically and sexually assaulted while on R&R in country. The motive appears to be political for a number of reasons, including because her belongings were searched during the assault as well as the location where she was treated. Yes Focal Point
1818 Aug 13 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.307049 62.136421 Unknown Unknown One NGO ambulance driver was abducted. He was released on 31 August following negotiation by community elders and a ransom payment. Yes Official Report
2354 Feb 8 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.771316 33.592394 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2625 Oct 23 2018 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location -0.10309 34.756062 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2887 Mar 20 2020 Yemen 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 12.7794399 45.0366707 Unknown Unknown Two Emirates Red Crescent aid workers were reportedly kidnapped by unknown armed perpetrators in the port city of Aden and later found dead. Pending Media
221 Mar 27 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27. Archived Archived
483 Oct 30 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver suffered minor gunshot wounds when a UN convoy bringing humanitarian assistance was fired upon in South Darfur, 30 Oct. (Two passengers also suffered wounds, but not counted here.) Archived Archived
1025 Nov 18 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 34.00037 68.71346 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1284 Apr 15 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.51952 65.25094 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1552 Jul 20 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 33.813945 68.94788 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One driver of an INGO ambulance was seriously injured when struck with small arms fire while in the crossfire between ANSF and AOG fighters. Yes Official Report
1819 Aug 31 2014 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -1.012818 29.356943 Non-state armed group: Regional Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) 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. Yes Official Report
2626 Nov 1 2018 Tanzania 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 14.77482 -16.36052 Unknown Unknown A female security guard at an INGO office was attacked by unidentified armed assailants and suffered knife injuries to her head and face. Yes Focal Point
484 Oct 30 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
756 Jan 18 2008 Nepal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 27.15 85.9 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1026 Nov 28 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 36 67.666667 Aid recipient Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1285 Apr 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Unknown Unknown 36.80606 70.10436 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was injured 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) Yes Official Report
1554 Aug 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 34.917211 70.764156 Host State Afghan Armed Forces One NGO staff member was injured when an ANA fired mortar shell landed in a residential area. Yes Official Report
1820 Aug 31 2014 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 14.204927 24.647866 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2092 May 19 2016 Nigeria 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.75 11.05 Unknown Unknown A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The driver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. Yes Official Report
2627 Mar 2 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.22902 31.43816 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff was assaulted by criminals after the car that he was traveling in was ambushed on the road in Mayom. Robbery was reported as the most likely motive for the incident. Yes Focal Point
2889 Feb 2 2020 Somalia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 3.928611 41.876111 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Three NGO aid workers, 2 women medical professionals and their driver, were kidnapped while distributing medical supplies in Banaaney village, approximately 7 km outside of Belet-Hawa, Gedo. Media reports suspect Al Shabaab due to their strong prevalence in the area. The whereabouts of the three staff members is currently unknown. Pending ACLED
757 Feb 25 2008 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 6.828 79.93195613 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted by unknown men; released 2 days later in Colombo. Yes Focal Point
1286 Mar 31 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3448 61.49321 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1821 Sep 4 2014 South Sudan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.532579 29.63031 Criminal Unknown One ICRC-contracted driver was shot and wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was robbed by armed men. Yes Official Report
2093 May 25 2016 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 9.527988 31.668235 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2357 Feb 19 2018 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 8.410151 20.648179 Non-state armed group: National Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC) 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. Yes Official Report
2628 Oct 8 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4127 64.5123 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two national staff, one employed by a LNGO and one employed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotiations between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat access team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. Yes Focal Point
2890 Feb 14 2019 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 15.5517702 32.5324097 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was wounded when a civilian attacked him in the office compound in Khartoum. Yes Focal Point
224 Mar 13 2003 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 1.66607 27.00836 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff member kidnapped in Badiya, Ituri, along with 3 civilians on March 13 and released 4 days later. Archived Archived
486 Nov 6 2006 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.41897 69.12144 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
758 May 20 2008 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -13.9388211 33.9169552 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1287 Mar 10 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.843303 31.588554 Unknown Unknown A UN national staff member was shot in the head while traveling along Juba - Jebel road, and was hospitalized Yes Official Report
1822 Sep 6 2014 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Raid Home -1.658501 29.220455 Unknown Unknown One national UN staff member was injured by armed robbers when returning home with his wife. The UN staff member is in stable condition at the hospital. It is suspected that the robbers were members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC). Yes Official Report
2629 Oct 3 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Raid Project site 36.1317 65.554 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Four national NGO staff were abducted while conducting an assessment of a drought response project in Sayyad district, of Sar-e-pol province. Seven staff members were originally abducted in the incident, with three being released after several hours. The remaining four staff members were released 2 days later. Yes Focal Point
2891 Apr 3 2019 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Office/compound 0.14164 29.2911701 Unaffiliated Not applicable Three female national staff members of an INGO were wounded when civilian mob violence erupted in the office compound in Butembo. Yes Focal Point
225 Apr 8 2003 Iraq 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff killed during crossfire in Baghdad on April 8. Archived Archived
487 Nov 2 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Raid Project site 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
759 Nov 7 2006 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -13.2687204 33.9301963 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking. Yes Focal Point
1029 Dec 1 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1288 Mar 6 2012 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 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. Pending Media
2095 Jun 7 2016 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.859363 31.57125 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2359 Feb 8 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Unknown 35.647987 36.679543 Unknown Unknown One volunteer for a Syrian NGO was wounded during the shelling of Ma'arat al-Nu'man town in Idlib governorate. Yes Media
2630 Nov 23 2018 El Salvador 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Ambush Road 13.48 -89.183 Criminal MS-13 One female UN Agency staff member was robbed and raped by a supposed MS-13 gang member while on her way to the organization office. The assailant threatened the staff member with a knife during the attack. Yes Focal Point
2892 Apr 6 2019 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 0.14164 29.2911701 Unaffiliated Not applicable Two male national INGO staff were wounded when a civilian assaulted them at a project site in Butembo. Yes Focal Point
488 Nov 5 2006 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff kidnapped in Paktya province, Nov 5. No parties have claimed responsibility. Yes Official Report
760 Dec 18 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in a carjacking that also resulted in 2 policemen being killed (not included here). Yes Focal Point
1030 Dec 6 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 36.83763 66.63932 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff injured when an NGO vehicle came under small arms fire while driving. No further details known. Yes Official Report
1289 Feb 6 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown Masked gunmen broke into the home of a man working as a cook in the local NGO-run Khogyani district hospital, and shot the man, leaving him with one bullet wound to the stomach. The man was taken injured to the Nangarhar public health hospital where his condition is stable. Yes Official Report
1558 Aug 18 2013 India 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Road 18.970715 72.819421 Unknown Unknown One American working for an NGO was slashed by an assailant on her face and neck and robbed while on a commuter train. Pending Media
2097 Jun 13 2016 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.152872 23.192139 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2360 Feb 21 2018 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.653899 38.516826 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO male staff member needed medical attention after he was shot twice by armed perpetrators who ambushed the organization's vehicle. The staff members (five in total but only one was wounded) were in the vicinity of Darer Dima and traveling from Malkadaka to Garbatulla when they were attacked. Nothing was stolen from the passengers. While it was reported that the aid workers did not appear to be targeted specifically for their affiliation to an aid organization and that there has been an increase in insecurity in greater Isiolo county, it should also be noted that the vehicle was clearly marked. Yes Focal Point
2893 Jul 11 2019 DR Congo 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 0.14164 29.2911701 Unknown Unknown Three female and one male national staff of an INGO were all wounded in a shooting when unknown armed perpetrators raided and robbed the office compound in Butembo. Yes Focal Point
227 Apr 2003 Liberia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international and 1 national staff abducted and released, one on the first day and one after several days. Archived Archived
489 Nov 8 2006 Eritrea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Landmine Ambush Road 15.25 37.5 Unknown Unknown Two UN international staff seriously injured when their car hit a landmine in the middle of the main road from Tsorena to Forto, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ), Nov. 8. Archived Archived
761 Mar 21 2007 Indonesia 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown -6.21195 106.845056 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff contracted guards hospitalized Archived Archived
1290 Feb 10 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 4.843303 31.588554 Police or paramilitary Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1559 Aug 18 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 36.983382 67.047065 Unknown Unknown A guard of an NGO-run clinic was shot and wounded when three armed men tried to gain access to the clinic and were refused. Yes Official Report
2098 Jun 3 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -3.031597 28.993615 Unknown Unknown Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. Yes Official Report
2894 Jul 19 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Road -5.9127393 29.1913918 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national staff member was wounded when assaulted due to mob violence on the road in Kalemie. Yes Focal Point
228 Apr 20 2003 South Africa 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -25.74486 28.18783 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle carjacked in Pretoria, 20 April. Victim escaped under fire. Archived Archived
762 Mar 21 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member hospitalized after attack. Motive related to ethnic violence. Yes Focal Point
1032 Jun 1 2010 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Detention Custody 9 33 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) 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. Pending Media
1560 Aug 20 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.519919 32.490316 Unknown Unknown One driver was shot when gunmen opened fire on four UN-contracted trucks. Yes Official Report
1826 Sep 15 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.730833 36.709444 Unknown Unknown One UN staff member was abducted on the Damascus-Aleppo Road. Yes Official Report
2362 Feb 27 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 9.240345 29.799546 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2895 Aug 8 2019 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 7.9219687 34.1531947 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was wounded when mob violence erupted at a project site in Gambella. Yes Focal Point
491 Nov 24 2006 Lesotho 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Home -29.6039267 28.3350193 Unknown Unknown 1 IO international (Dutch) staff shot dead outside the house of Lesotho's trade and industry minister, where the victim was staying. Motive unknown, but attack came shortly after Parliament was dissolved to pave the way for elections Archived Archived
763 Jun 12 2007 Vietnam 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 16.16667 107.83333 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery Yes Focal Point
1033 Sep 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash. Yes Official Report
1561 Aug 20 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 33.814659 68.947602 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO ambulance driver was wounded with small arms fire when passing through an clash between AOG and ANSF. Yes Official Report
1827 Apr 12 2014 Pakistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.749899 70.342765 Unknown Unknown Three local NGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown gunmen while traveling in a local taxi in Kulachi area. Yes Official Report
2100 Jun 5 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.8 69.083333 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 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. Yes Official Report
2896 Aug 29 2019 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Detention Custody 7.9219687 34.1531947 Police or paramilitary Police Two male national staff members were assaulted by police officers after being stopped and temporarily detained on the road in Gambella. Yes Focal Point
494 Dec 17 2006 Iraq 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 14 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 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). Archived Archived
1034 Oct 6 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.68956 64.8531 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1828 Sep 16 2014 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Unknown Public location 9.258853 29.800177 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) One UN staff member was assaulted by SPLA soldiers and required medical treatment. Another UN staff member was also assaulted, but seems to have been unhurt. Yes Official Report
2101 May 25 2016 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -0.594896 29.09727 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2364 Jan 12 2018 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.036541 14.429024 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
495 Jun 27 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Public location 11.005922 29.718875 Unknown Unknown One INGO international staff working on demining was beaten up in a market in Kadugli due to labor dispute with national workers. UNMIS national guard intervened to get mob to release him. Vehicle confiscated by national authorities. Archived Archived
765 Oct 12 2007 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -13.2687204 33.9301963 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff hospitalized after 'major assault'. Motive unknown. Archived Archived
1035 Oct 15 2010 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Landmine Combat/Crossfire Project site 4.9 33.8 Unknown Unknown An international technical expert for a demining INGO was killed during an explosion while working at a mine clearance site. An investigation is underway as to the exact cause of the incident. Yes Official Report
1563 Aug 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Individual attack Unknown 34.816435 67.816707 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2102 Mar 30 2016 Central African Republic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Other Explosives Raid Public location 5.764345 20.670528 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a popular restaurant 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). Yes Official Report
2898 Oct 9 2019 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 32.8751907 13.1874599 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national staff member was assaulted by an unaffiliated civilian at a project site in Tripoli. Yes Focal Point
232 May 2003 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot in leg when the office/house attacked in dispute over the compound. Archived Archived
766 Nov 25 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff shot during armed robbery. Yes Focal Point
1830 Sep 24 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Raid Project site 33.98051 69.133384 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One INGO national staff member was abducted by anti-government elements at the INGO demining site. Yes Official Report
2367 Jan 4 2017 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Raid Office/compound 2.046934 45.318162 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab 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). Yes Official Report
2637 Apr 11 2018 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Road 4.0939 29.0827 Host State Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) 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. Yes Focal Point
2899 Nov 1 2019 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -1.2920659 36.8219462 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being ambushed and robbed on the road in Nairobi by civilians. Yes Focal Point
497 Sep 13 2006 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff drivers abducted by armed men after ambush while traveling from El Fasher through Kutum to Abdel Shakour. Archived Archived
1037 Jul 8 2010 Kyrgyzstan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road 42.87 74.59 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1565 Aug 26 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 34.787959 70.478834 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training. Yes Official Report
1831 Sep 25 2014 Central African Republic 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Landmine Combat/Crossfire Project site 4.368349 18.55663 Unknown Unknown Seven INGO staff members were wounded by the explosion of a grenade, which detonated while they were cleaning a ditch. Yes Official Report
2368 Jul 11 2017 South Sudan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Combat/Crossfire Public location 7.471389 30.415 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) 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. Yes Focal Point
2638 Oct 17 2018 South Sudan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 4.775 33.59 Unknown Unknown Two aid workers were attacked and seriously injured when they were attacked after stopping their aid convoy in a camp in Kapoeta for the night. The international staff member was evacuated to Juba and later to Nairobi for further treatment. The national UN contracted driver received medical treatment at a local hospital. Yes Focal Point
498 Nov 9 2006 Sudan 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 6.75 30 Host state Sudanese Armed Forces 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 Archived
1038 Mar 24 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 3 national staff of an INGO were kidnapped and held for eight days. Yes Focal Point
1298 May 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 34.51952 65.25094 Unknown Unknown An INGO international staff member was killed in his room and another wounded when a group of four armed men raided the INGO compound. Internationals were clearly targeted. Yes Official Report
1832 Sep 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.874167 71.152778 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Six NGO contractors were abducted by anti-government elements. They were released the following day through the mediation of tribal elders. Yes Official Report
2639 Jun 30 2018 Guinea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.883333 -10.166667 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted driver was ambushed near Yende in Kissidougou, and serioulsy injured by the unknown armed perpetrators. Yes Focal Point
2901 Dec 31 2019 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 36.507867 40.7462671 Host state Syrian Armed Forces One male national INGO staff member was shot and wounded when Syrian Armed Forces soldiers raided the INGO office in Al-Hasakah. Yes Focal Point
499 Nov 10 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Unknown Public location 6.75 30 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
769 Jan 4 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Public location 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing. Yes Focal Point
1567 Aug 31 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 4.858778 31.598305 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) One UN staff member was assaulted by a person suspected to be an SPLA soldier while walking from the Olympic hotel in Juba. Yes Official Report
1833 Oct 2 2014 Ukraine 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 48.014839 37.802772 Non-state armed group: Subnational Donetsk People's Republic One ICRC worker was killed when a shell landed near the office in Donetsk. According to various media reports, the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels aligned with the Donetsk People's Republic traded blame for the attack. Yes Official Report
2106 Aug 30 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.626434 36.103306 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
2370 Jan 20 2018 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.369445 44.191007 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
2640 Dec 21 2018 Uganda 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 3.53 31.35 Aid recipient Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
500 Dec 7 2006 Sudan 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 8 NGO national staff violently beaten in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, Dec 7. Three vehicles also stolen. Yes Official Report
770 Feb 19 2008 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery. Yes Focal Point
1568 Aug 31 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 4.849379 31.508672 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1834 Oct 1 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.951414 39.026307 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) 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. Pending Media
2641 Oct 23 2018 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 9.5 42.7 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted driver was shot and seriously wounded while distributing food in an IDP camp in Chinaksen. Yes Focal Point
2903 Nov 12 2019 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Home 33.5102005 36.2912788 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One male national INGO staff member was wounded when an airstrike hit his home in Damascus. Yes Focal Point
237 Jul 2003 Iraq 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush. Archived Archived
501 Dec 9 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff kidnapped: A vehicle belonging to an INGO operating within the area of Azerni was carjacked , Dec 9. The location of the natl staff driver and vehicle is unknown. Archived Archived
771 Apr 9 2008 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown -13.2687204 33.9301963 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery. Yes Focal Point
1041 Feb 26 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Raid Public location 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 INGO national staff member was critically injured when suspected members of armed opposition groups launched an attack on the Noor Guest House, Park Residence Guest House and Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul Yes Focal Point
1301 May 13 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 34.59205 70.59628 Unknown Unknown Six national NGO demining staff were abducted from a field camp. The youngest was released a few hours later (hence not counted) Yes Official Report
1569 Aug 31 2013 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Unknown Unknown 31.610269 65.701536 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police. Yes Official Report
1835 Jan 28 2013 Kenya 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 0.120341 40.301715 Unknown Unknown A paramedic for the Kenyan Red Cross Society was injured when three gunmen shot at the ambulance after the driver ignored instructions to stop. Yes Official Report
2372 Sep 16 2017 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 5.06697 30.733558 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2642 Jan 28 2019 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Public location 15.348333 44.206389 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One female INGO director was reportedly summoned for questioning by Houthi rebels to their headquarters on January 28 in Sanaa, and after not returning to the organization was assumed kidnapped by the rebels. She was released on February 16, 2019 after international diplomatic pressure. Yes Media
2904 Jun 21 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 34.5281296 69.1723328 Unknown Unknown One male INGO national staff member was stabbed in the leg with a knife while walking to a neary shop, 150 meters from his home in Kabul. Four unknown men were involved in the attack, and likely intended to rob the staff member. Yes Focal Point
238 Jul 2003 Burundi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -4.1347916 29.8046322 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released. Archived Archived
502 Dec 18 2006 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 0 Rape/sexual assault Raid Office/compound 11.2811075 25.1414136 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international staff wounded (1 raped and 1 sexually assaulted) and 1 INGO national staff guard of another organization wounded in coordinated violent attack on Gereida compound. Staff from the latter INGO were among 71 aid workers evacuated from the town as a result. Since then they maintained some basic public health services through local staff in the town, but most operations have been suspended. Archived Archived
1042 Apr 14 2010 Madagascar 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -23.2 44.4 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1302 May 17 2012 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Public location 6.799846 33.126794 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A national NGO staffer was shot and wounded by an SPLA soldier. Yes Official Report
2109 Oct 8 2015 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Public location 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscreetly fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. Yes Focal Point
2373 Sep 23 2017 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 5.343688 30.450165 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2643 Jan 18 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2905 Feb 5 2019 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 21.43392 91.98703 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 INGO national staff was wounded after mob violence among unaffiliated civilians erupted on the main road to Thainghkhali, near Cox's Bazar. Focal point reports indicate, a group of civilians were stopping buses and INGO vehicles insisting ID's and documents be checked. The staff member was beaten and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he was released later the same day. 4 staff members of a separate INGO were also assaulted but we are uable to confirm the extent of their injuries at this time. Yes Focal Point
239 Jul 2003 Burundi 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -4.1347916 29.8046322 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released. Archived Archived
503 Dec 19 2006 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.4772871 34.3215106 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff teacher injured in crossfire during armed dashes that took place in the vicinity of UN schools in Gaza, Dec 19. A 13-year-old school girl was also injured (not counted here). Yes Focal Point
773 Apr 23 2008 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30 70 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted and held for 8 days. Motive deemed 'political'. Yes Focal Point
1043 May 23 2010 Madagascar 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home -23.35 43.66667 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1571 Sep 5 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.423689 65.975326 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2110 Apr 20 2015 Guatemala 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 14.818215 14.818215 Unknown Unknown While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Yes Focal Point
2644 Jul 27 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.528056 37.954722 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) 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 Yes Focal Point
2906 Feb 2 2019 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 22.366667 91.8 Unknown Unknown One female INGO staff member was taken from her house in Chittagong by 7 masked men at 6:30pm. The unknown men forcibly covered her face and dragged her out of her house to a nearby field. The perpetrators assaulted and robbed the staff member, cut her hair, threatened her to stop working for the INGO and get married. Focal point reports also indicate the staff member explained other members of her family had been threatened and assaulted in recent months. Yes Focal Point
504 2006 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
774 May 6 2008 Nicaragua 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 13 -85 Aid recipient Not applicable 1 INGO international staff abducted by 'disgruntled beneficiary' and held for two days. Yes Focal Point
1044 Oct 15 2010 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -4.3217055 15.3125974 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1304 May 18 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 7.6999269 27.9910035 Staff member Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1572 Sep 7 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 9.259642 29.800035 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2111 Aug 8 2015 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 0.365182 32.653176 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2645 Jul 29 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.82 38.02 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) 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. Yes Focal Point
2907 Dec 25 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4377785 69.0277405 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO contracted truck carrying blankets to the Urgon and Barmal Districts in Paktia was kidnapped by unknown non government actors in the early hours of December 25 near Hazarkhil village, Sarkai area. After intervention of the INGO and elders in the area, the truck and driver were released unharmed the afternoon of the following day. Yes Focal Point
505 Dec 26 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Non-state armed group: Regional Janjaweed 1 UN national staff contracted driver shot and injured in ambush of two commercial trucks carrying UN agency food in Habila Kanari. Ten armed attackers, believed to be Janjaweed militia, shot at the vehicles that drove through the ambush, hitting one driver. Archived Archived
775 Jun 25 2008 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Raid Unknown 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff hospitalized after shooting. Motive deemed as 'theft'. Yes Focal Point
1045 Dec 29 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Unknown Unknown A local national employed by an NGO was shot in the head while in his vehicle. The victim received medical attention. There are no indications that this shooting was carried out by AOG, or is related to the victim's status as an NGO employee. The true motive for this shooting, as yet unconfirmed, may be related to personal disputes. Yes Official Report
1305 May 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 37.31078 70.36839 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1573 Sep 8 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.873301 31.589264 Unknown Unknown Robbers at a UN compound assaulted the UN-contracted guard, who was taken to the hospital for treatment. Yes Official Report
2112 Nov 18 2015 South Africa 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound -24.209591 30.409835 Unknown Unknown Three armed men jumped the security perimeter fence around an INGO compound and assaulted one security officer (not counted here) and shot another in his arm. He was also assaulted and tied up while the men broke into the office and stole material assets, and money from the safe. Yes Focal Point
2376 Oct 20 2017 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 6.213266 31.565542 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2908 Jan 10 2019 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Road 15.7030403 43.6039301 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male INGO contracted truck driver was assaulted and injured by a mob of 50 civilians in the Kuaidenah Market. Reports indicate 50% of the truck contents were taken by the mob. Yes Focal Point
242 Jul 2003 Senegal 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 14.6930042 -17.447026 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff physically assaulted in robbery by men with machetes outside restaurant in Dakar. Archived Archived
1046 Oct 17 2010 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.212495 18.3396815 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff (driver) of an INGO was severely beaten during an ambush on the road. Yes Focal Point
1840 Sep 6 2014 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 3.93545 41.853051 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked. Yes Official Report
2113 Dec 19 2015 Sierra Leone 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 8.489716 -12.756611 Criminal Unknown 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 received 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. Yes Focal Point
2377 Mar 14 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.231487 29.800503 Unaffiliated Youths 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. Yes Official Report
2647 Aug 17 2018 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Raid Project site -3.38413 29.1415 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO contractors were kidnapped during a raid on their project site in Uvira. The were released after several days. Yes Focal Point
2909 May 29 2019 Jordan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 31.9054 36.5809 Aid recipient Refugees One female INGO staff member was injured when a large rock was thrown into a project site and hit her on the head. Focal point reports indicate the staff member was hosting a meal event for girls and women in the safe space inside the Azraq Refugee Camp Village 2, when another male resident threw a large rock onto the shading tent above the centre while yelling 'women should stay home.' The staff member was taken to the hospital and received a CT scan. Yes Focal Point
507 Mar 14 2006 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 10.53018 29.93292 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff kidnapped when a commercial truck hired by an INGO to transport items for its water and sanitation programme was hijacked at Kaura (on the El Fasher-Kabkabiya road) by three armed men, 14 March. Archived Archived
777 Aug 26 2008 Indonesia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -6.21195 106.845056 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted for what the INGO deemed a 'likely scam". Yes Focal Point
1047 Dec 8 2010 Malawi 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound -15.69383135 35.16222661 Unknown Unknown 2 national staff beaten and injured during a raid on an INGO compound. Attack may have been related to a robbery. Yes Focal Point
1307 May 29 2012 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.182971 66.998734 Unknown Unknown A driver of an NGO was wounded when unidentified people opened fire on the vehicle he was driving in Khuzdar District. Pending Media
1575 Sep 8 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Complex attack Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 34.361066 68.851885 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1841 Jan 27 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Project site 2.056278 45.300605 Unknown Unknown One INGO security guard was injured when a shooting broke out in front of a medical health facility managed by the INGO. Yes Official Report
2378 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 9.231487 29.800503 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2648 Dec 22 2018 Tanzania 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site -3.689481 30.784619 Unknown Unknown One guard was seriously assaulted 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. Yes Focal Point
2910 Nov 10 2019 Yemen 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 16.001944, 43.196111 Police or paramilitary National Council of Abs District Officer Three female INGO staff members were injured when an armed district officer entered a project site with a gun and physically assaulted the women. Reports indicate the staff members were handing out vouchers at a women's only event when one woman was refused a voucher due to documentation issues. An hour later the women returned with a group of men, including a officer of the district where they assaulted the women. Yes Focal Point
508 Dec 18 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when an ambulance escorted by Govt police was ambushed by 7-10 armed men in Khorbomba (Habila Kanari area, 23 km west from El Geneina), Dec 18. One policeman was also killed (not counted here) and three AK-47s Archived Archived
778 Sep 3 2008 Indonesia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -6.21195 106.845056 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff was the victim of a 'major assault' and hospitalized . Motive deemed 'personal'. Yes Focal Point
1048 Sep 23 2010 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -0.66667 28.75 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff (driver) wounded when the INGO vehicle he was driving was shot at on the road. Yes Focal Point
1577 Sep 14 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.476697 61.410496 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1842 Feb 18 2013 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 2.333333 42.283333 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One LNGO manager was wounded during clashes between two groups of Al Shabaab fighters. The clash was reportedly triggered by a dispute over the continuation of the LNGO's activities. Yes Official Report
2649 Jan 22 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.31402 29.07999 Unknown Unknown One national staff member was wounded when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in a road attack. The perpetrators robbed the occupants. Yes Focal Point
2911 Oct 22 2019 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 8.9806034 38.7577605 Criminal Unknown Two female INGO international staff members walking back to their hotel from an event in Addis Ababa were attacked by four unknown criminal men and strangled until they were unconcious, where they were then robbed. Once the staff members gained consciousness they walked back to the hotel and reported the incident. Yes Focal Point
245 Aug 27 2003 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 36.22675 44.76106 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded by small arms fire in Erbil, Aug 27. Archived Archived
510 Jan 27 2007 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -1.256975 36.803277 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff Regional Director killed in a carjacking attempt in Nairobi. Archived Archived
1049 Sep 19 2010 Pakistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 30.86017 72.31976 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1309 Jun 17 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Detention Custody 4.75 31 Host State Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A UN staff member was detained overnight and repeatedly beaten by SPLA soldiers over an alleged land dispute. He was released on 18 June. Yes Official Report
1578 Sep 13 2013 Philippines 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Other Explosives Combat/Crossfire Public location 6.908154 122.088461 Non-state armed group: National Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) 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. Pending Media
2650 Jan 29 2018 Tunisia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 36.862532 10.218272 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
511 Feb 7 2007 Pakistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Other Explosives Unknown Office/compound 34.5 72 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff wounded when a bomb exploded in the residential compound in Pakistan's earthquake hit area. Archived Archived
780 Oct 17 2008 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30 70 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted and released after 6 days. Motive deemed 'personal' Yes Focal Point
1050 Aug 2 2010 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 1 UN agency national staff (driver) shot at in the right hand during an ambush of two vehicles carrying INGO and UN agency staff. Yes Focal Point
1310 Jun 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. Yes Official Report
1844 Jul 31 2013 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 2.045742 45.302612 Host State Somali Armed Forces Two LNGO staff were injured when Somali National Government (SNG) forces opened fire on the LNGO vehicle, allegedly because the vehicle did not stop when ordered to do so. The two staff were taken to a hospital. Yes Official Report
2117 Dec 15 2015 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -0.791773 29.045993 Unknown Unknown On Tuesday 15 December, 2 INGO staff members were kidnapped in North Kivu, DRC. They were released unharmed the next day. Yes Focal Point
2381 Feb 27 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.665868 29.211771 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2651 Apr 22 2018 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 26.666955 18.030248 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO national staff member was shot in the foot by a stray bullet during crossfire between two armed actors. He was treated in a medical clinic and released the same day. The incident occurred in Sebha Al-Thanawiya. Yes Focal Point
512 Feb 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.16667 24.36667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver briefly abducted and beaten in eastern Jebel Marra in Darfur. Archived Archived
1051 Jun 15 2010 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound -15.69383135 35.16222661 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff beaten and tied up during an attack on an INGO office that involved robbery. Yes Focal Point
1580 Sep 23 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 8.492154 27.993158 Aid recipient Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1845 Oct 22 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 6.766627 47.429627 Unknown Unknown An INGO security guard was shot and injured by an unknown armed man. The attack may have been connected to an inter-clan dispute. Yes Official Report
2118 Mar 2 2015 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -0.791773 29.045993 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
2382 Mar 17 2018 DR Congo 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.050221 29.514285 Unknown Unknown According to a report, on March 17th a 20-vehicle NGO convoy was attacked by armed assailants in Virunga Park. During the attack, the convoy lead was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital. Twenty-one people from the convoy were abducted by the armed group and were still being held in captivity on March 20th, 2018. Until a few details can be confirmed, the twenty-one people that have reportedly been abducted are not yet counted here. Yes Official Report
2652 Oct 18 2018 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 15.566667 49.233334 Unaffiliated Community members One male national contractor was shot at the INGO's project site after being assaulted by individuals from the local community. The motive for the attack is unknown. The incident occurred in or close to Raydah. Yes Focal Point
2914 Mar 4 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 1.415 34.515 Unaffiliated Not applicable One INGO reception centre guard was injured when he was attacked by a group of nearby male civilians. INGO staff were attempting to instruct a woman on infant bathing safety, when she became irritable. As the group of nearby men heard the issue they approached the staff holding knives. The staff fled and the nearby guard attempted to control the mob when he was stabbed. He was taken to a health facility where he received medical attention. Yes Focal Point
248 Aug 2003 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush. Archived Archived
513 Mar 2007 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 IFI national staff driver seriously wounded in a shooting in Baghdad; was evacuated from the country. Archived Archived
1052 Dec 17 2010 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown -0.66667 28.75 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1581 Sep 23 2013 Kenya 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 3 Complex attack Combat/Crossfire Public location -1.256975 36.803277 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Two UN personnel and a UN contractor were reported injured during a complex attack by al-Shabaab at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi. Yes Official Report
1846 Nov 26 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 3.117687 43.644197 Host State Somali Armed Forces An INGO security guard was shot and wounded by a member of the Somali National Government forces. The attack appears to be related to a dispute over INGO employment. Yes Official Report
2119 May 21 2015 Cameroon 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.516397 14.291927 Unknown Unknown Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. Yes Focal Point
2653 Apr 19 2019 Nigeria 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Raid Public location 10.312581 7.679319 Unknown Unknown On April 19 2019 at 11:40 pm LT, armed assailants entered a hotel resort in Kaduna state and began shooting, killing two individuals including one female international INGO aid worker. After firing at hotel guests the armed assailants reportedly took away three people, whose whereabouts are unknown at the time of writing. Yes Media
2915 Mar 10 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 1.415 34.515 Aid recipient Refugees One male INGO guard at a refugee camp in Kyegegwa was injured when a refugee cut him with a razor blade after mob violence erupted over missing documentation. Yes Focal Point
514 Mar 8 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (German) staff killed when vehicles of INGO came under fire in Shar-e-Pul Province, March 8. 3 Afghans were robbed (not included) but let go while the German was killed later. Archived Archived
1053 Oct 29 2010 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Raid Office/compound 33.729388 73.093146 Unknown Unknown 1 night watchman attacked during an incursion on an INGO office at night. Yes Focal Point
1313 Apr 13 2012 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.9041 32.06429 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1582 Sep 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.884819 61.140623 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2120 Feb 10 2015 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 6.539036 21.991001 Non-state armed group: National Ex-Seleka One INGO security guard was caught in the crossfire when French and ex-Seleka forces began heavy fighting. A stray bullet grazed his head and he received medical attention for his wound. Yes Focal Point
2654 Apr 19 2019 DR Congo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 0.127778 29.2875 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable On April 19 2019, one male international UN aid worker was shot and killed, while another male national staff member was shot and wounded. The perpetrators reported to be armed militia, attacked the Ebola treatment group in Butembo with indiscriminate use of firearms. Attacks on Ebola response aid workers have recently been common in areas of the DRC affected, causing some medical INGOs to withdraw. Yes Media
2916 Mar 7 2019 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 14.1056708 38.2849463 Unknown Unknown One male INGO national staff member was seriously injured when a group of four unknown perpetrators attacked him at a mini bus stop in Shire. The staff was assaulted and robbed, suffering a fractured hip among other injuries. Yes Focal Point
1054 Oct 17 2010 Sierra Leone 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8.4631769 -10.7846261 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1314 Feb 13 2011 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown A security guard for an INGO was injured when a and grenade was lobbed into the organization's compound. Pending Archived
1848 Oct 25 2014 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 4.840985 31.614001 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2121 Oct 6 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 13.447898 22.464908 Unknown Unknown A female national staff member for a INGO was shot in the leg and robbed while at home. Yes Focal Point
2655 Nov 28 2018 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 22.366667 91.8 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2917 Jan 12 2019 Yemen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.0365406 14.4290236 Non-state armed group: Subnational Tuareg tribe Three UN agency contracted truck drivers were kidnapped by a NSAG suspected to be connected with the Tuarge tribe. They were held until January 19 and released after negotiations. Yes Focal Point
516 Apr 3 2007 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 5 3 1 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30.5 62 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 2 INGO international (French) staff and 3 national staff (cook, driver and bodyguard) kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Nimroz province, April 3; he two internationals released April 28 and May 11; 3 nationals released May 27. Archived Archived
1055 Aug 7 2010 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Road 22.81513955 89.44492672 Criminal Unknown 1 local employee of an INGO was given food to eat by criminals traveling in the guise of passengers while on a bus. He became unconscious and had to be hospitalised. His mobile phone and cash were stolen. Yes Focal Point
1850 Jul 12 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 10.828468 49.252965 Non-state armed group: Subnational Clan One INGO staff member was injured when shooting broke out during what seems to have been an inter-clan attack. Yes Official Report
2122 Dec 30 2015 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 32.887209 13.191338 Staff member Ex-employee 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. Yes Focal Point
2656 Apr 18 2019 Mali 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.083333 -2.666667 Unknown Unknown On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni in Kerena village, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO (all national staff) were kidnapped by unknown armed men. The NGO staff member was released days later on April 22, and the INGO staff were released on July 31 (3.5 months later). Yes Official Report
1056 Jun 29 2010 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 guard for an INGO was shot in the hand and shoulder while guarding a child-friendly space in an IDP camp. The perpetrator had tried to steal chairs. Mershing - Tom kiter IDP camp Yes Focal Point
1585 Oct 3 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 4.824871 31.607858 Unknown Unknown One UN staff member sustained injuries during a fight with three robbers at his home. Yes Official Report
1851 Sep 7 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 2.032836 45.33976 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack. Yes Official Report
2123 Nov 11 2015 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.046934 45.318162 Host State Somali Armed Forces A female national INGO aid worker was driving an ambulance when she was shot by Somali forces. The bullet hit her in the leg. Yes Focal Point
2919 Apr 3 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 7.3008199 18.2833004 Non-state armed group: National Anti-Balaka Two NGO guards were injured during a raid of the NGO premise in Batangafo by anti-Balaka militants. The perpetrators stole communication equipment, electronics, and cash. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Yes Focal Point
788 Oct 11 2007 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff wounded when driving their belonging to an INGO. The gunmen stopped the car and reportedly shot and wounded the two occupants before driving away with the vehicle. Archived Archived
1057 Feb 18 2010 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound -0.75 37 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
1586 Oct 4 2013 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 30.191604 66.998056 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1852 Dec 29 2013 Somalia 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 0.645158 41.560769 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen. Yes Official Report
2658 May 14 2018 Algeria 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Home 36.883333 3.716667 Unaffiliated Not applicable One international female INGO consultant was raped by two individuals in their home on May 14, 2018 in Djinet town. The staff member was offered a site seeing trip by the couple, who then kidnapped her and took her to their residence where the sexual assault occurred. After an investigation charges were laid on both individuals. Yes Media
2920 Feb 21 2020 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.075433 28.981833 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff members, one female and two males, were reportedly kidnapped while travelling to a field mission in Kafulo 20km west of Baraka. The abduction occurred at approximately 3:00pm LT, but the driver of the INGO vehicle was released. Further information about perpetrators or any ransom requests is unknown at this time. Pending ACLED
1319 Nov 20 2011 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.51265 42.07962 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab An LNGO national staffer was wounded when a convoy of Kenyan military and anti-AS militias was ambushed by AS militants on the main road between Dhoobley and Tabta in the vicinity of Hawinha. The LNGO's vehicle was in the convoy. Pending Archived
1587 Oct 4 2013 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.529402 68.757858 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was abducted on the road. Yes Official Report
1853 Nov 10 2014 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.855224 31.57988 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
255 Sep 2003 Iraq 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 36.3466059 43.127008 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (British) staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush in Mosul. Archived Archived
1059 Jul 11 2010 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Unknown Public location 0.3177137 32.5813539 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab 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. Pending Media
1320 Apr 28 2012 South Sudan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.927721 29.788925 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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 Yes Media
1588 Oct 6 2013 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.306405 44.1896 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2660 Mar 17 2018 Philippines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 8.231 124.240967 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2922 Mar 2 2020 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 14.6370201 43.0550499 Non-state armed group: National Houti Forces One suspected UN agency truck carrying relief supplies reportedly exploded injuring the driver when it struck an IED allegedly planted by pro-Houti Forces on the Durayhimi road, Al Hudayah. Pending ACLED
791 Apr 3 2008 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle. Yes Focal Point
1060 Jun 18 2010 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 7 44 Non-state armed group: National Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Staff member (driver) was shot and injured in a cross fire between rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighters and Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF). Yes Focal Point
1321 Jun 14 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.843303 31.588554 Police or paramilitary Police 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. Yes Official Report
1589 Oct 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.580692 69.221584 Unknown Unknown Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. Yes Official Report
1855 Nov 11 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 35.933094 64.750028 Aid recipient Not applicable One ICRC staff member, while visting Maimana prison to distribute winter clothes, was stabbed in the throat by a prisoner. He was hospitalized immediately. Yes Official Report
2661 Jul 27 2018 Cameroon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Public location 3.866667 11.516667 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO staff member was injured in a pub in Yaounde after being attacked and beaten. Information about the perpetrators is unknown. Yes Focal Point
523 Nov 23 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver abducted by gunpoint en route to a food nutrition center, Wed Nov 23; victim alked back to Sanidadi 48 hours later, unharmed. Archived Archived
792 Apr 5 2008 Burundi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home -3.3634357 29.8870575 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured during a robbery attack at his private residence. Yes Focal Point
1061 May 18 2010 Cameroon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 9.3070698 13.3934527 Unknown Unknown Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush. Yes Focal Point
1590 Oct 6 2013 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 4.839911 31.611074 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1856 Nov 12 2014 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 9.983333 33.5875 Unknown Unknown One INGO security guard was shot and wounded by unknown persons while on duty at Batil camp. He sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. Yes Official Report
2393 Mar 26 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.572772 36.409376 Unknown Unknown One volunteer was injured in Douma by an artillery shell during a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from the area. Yes Media
2662 Jan 7 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2924 Mar 31 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.382258 31.419555 Non-state armed group: Subnational Murle Tribesman One UN agency contracted truck was ambushed by suspected Murle Tribesman while travelling from Pajut to Bor. The driver's assistant was shot during the ambush, but the truck was able to return to Pajut where the assistant received medical attention and is in stable condition. Pending Official Report
258 Sep 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Home 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff robbed and beaten by armed group at home. Archived Archived
526 Apr 19 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.626786 25.349635 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver was hijacked with an INGO vehicle, 19 April; released on 25 April near the Chad/Sudan border and returned to El Fasher. The vehicle is still missing. Archived Archived
793 Jul 1 2008 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.02497 38.74689 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff in Ethiopia was shot and injured by armed robbers on the road between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa, while travelling on private business , 1 July 2008. Yes Focal Point
1323 Jul 3 2012 Philippines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Office/compound 15.0251068 120.6870474 Unknown Unknown A Dutch national working for a local NGO was shot and killed by morotrcylce riding gunment in front of his office. Yes Official Report
1591 Oct 3 2013 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8.955277 27.509186 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. Yes Official Report
1857 Nov 12 2014 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.628174 22.504846 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2130 Mar 23 2015 Central African Republic 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 10.293309 22.782249 Criminal Unknown An armed gang entered an INGO compound and assaulted the a guard and a driver. Both required some medical attention. Yes Focal Point
2394 Mar 25 2018 South Sudan 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.1079 30.964542 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) On March 25th, seven NGO workers were abducted by SPLA-IO opposition forces outside Yei, Central Equatorial. 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. Yes Official Report
2663 Nov 4 2018 Cameroon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 9.3 13.4 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
527 Apr 23 2007 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO nationals staff injured when unknown armed men attacked an INGO vehicle near Marla (55 km South East of Nyala, South Darfur), 23 April. They shot at the vehicle. Archived Archived
794 Jul 25 2008 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff physically assaulted while travelling on private business in Nyala and sustained injuries. Yes Focal Point
1324 Jul 4 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 33.68971 66.55116 Unaffiliated Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1858 Nov 16 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.336 40.145 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) An international aid worker was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists. Pending Media
2131 Aug 4 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 11.124529 22.959498 Unknown Unknown A female INGO worker required medical attention after being assaulted by a man who was also carrying a gun. Yes Focal Point
2664 May 5 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 34.4 70.366667 Unknown Unknown Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated. Yes Official Report
2926 Apr 11 2020 Mali 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.822778 -3.698611 Unknown Unknown Four national staff members of a local NGO were reportedly kidnapped in the commune of Fittouga, 7 km south of Saraf Pending Official Report
2 Jan 1997 Rwanda 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 4 3 1 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound -1.49984 29.63497 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international (Spanish) staff killed, 1 INGO international (US) staff gravely wounded during armed raid on INGO compound in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Archived Archived
260 Oct 2003 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 Shooting Individual attack Home 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (British) staff shot dead in their home. Archived Archived
528 Apr 21 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 16 30 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver missing when three unknown armed men entered an INGO compound in Kalma IDP camp (15 km East of Nyala) with two AK-47s, one G3 and a hand grenade, 21 April. The perpetrators took the key to an INGO vehicle with one of the driver who drove them out of the camp. The driver is still missing. Archived Archived
1325 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.68747 64.29318 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1859 Nov 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.292374 70.574089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2665 Aug 23 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Detention Custody 7.18 34.1 State: unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
2927 Apr 17 2020 DR Congo 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.200656 29.024874 Unknown Unknown Four INGO staff members were reportedly kidnapped while travelling in two vehicles in between Fizi and Baraka in South Kivu. Their whereabouts and the perpetrators are unknown at this time. Pending Media
3 Feb 1997 Tajikistan 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 6 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 38.6281733 70.8156541 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
261 Oct 2003 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Italian) staff killed when shot at workplace. Archived Archived
529 Apr 18 2007 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 16 30 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
1594 Oct 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 34.002473 62.224309 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment. Yes Official Report
2133 Aug 11 2015 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 10.065777 33.031683 Unknown Unknown One INGO contracted off-duty guard was shot in Mabon when shooting started outside of the compound. The wound was severe and required medical attention. Yes Focal Point
2397 Apr 7 2018 Papua New Guinea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Road -6.127153 143.420306 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
4 Feb 1997 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown -0.358216 42.545087 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 1 INGO international staff killed by Al ittihad militia in Kismayo. Archived Archived
262 Oct 28 2003 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Other Explosives Individual attack Office/compound 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff injured by explosive in office, Oct 28. Victim's son also injured. Archived Archived
530 Feb 17 2007 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Public location 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
797 Aug 30 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.79767 44.90755 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured while travelling in a private vehicle in Merka, 30 August 2008. Yes Focal Point
1067 Nov 25 2010 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown A vehicle hired by a UN agency was shot at and the driver was injured while picking up staff from the airport. Yes Focal Point
1327 Jul 11 2012 Somalia 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 6.76972 47.43083 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown 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. Yes Media
2134 Apr 15 2015 Cameroon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 3.848032 11.502075 Unknown Unknown An international staff member was driving home and stopped in front of it when 5 armed men with knives 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. Yes Focal Point
2668 Jun 30 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Detention Custody 37.05 41.22 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
263 Oct 2003 Liberia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Non-state armed group: National Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) 1 INGO national staff robbed and assaulted by passing LURD patrol. Archived Archived
531 Feb 13 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Raid Office/compound 12.33333 23.41667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff guard sustained injuries when two armed men in military uniform entered an INGO compound in Um Dukhum in W. Darfur early in the morning of 13 February in an attempt to loot money. They attacked the guard who sustained injuries before fleeing the scene. Two staff members of the INGO living nearby came to the rescue of their colleagues and while they were transporting the injured to the hospital, their house was robbed. Archived Archived
1068 Nov 1 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.75921 68.04579 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured. Yes Focal Point
1328 Jul 12 2012 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 38.4435 70.80413 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1596 Oct 30 2013 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.699185 24.99564 Unknown Unknown A UN contractor was carjacked and abducted by unknown criminals while driving along the Nyala-El Fasher road. Yes Official Report
2135 Sep 28 2015 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Road 8.980603 38.757761 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2399 Apr 11 2018 Niger 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.733193 0.917772 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Media
2669 Jan 14 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Unknown 35.708333 36.805 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One male national INGO staff member was seriously wounded after being hit by shrapnel as a result of airstrikes in Ma'saran, Idlib. Yes Focal Point
532 Feb 11 2007 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff (guard) underwent medical treatment after being shot when four armed men looted food items from a UN agency. Archived Archived
799 Oct 17 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 1.79767 44.90755 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff was injured during a shooting incident in Merka. Yes Focal Point
1069 Mar 23 2010 Ethiopia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8 39 Unaffiliated Oromo clan A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked with rudimentary weapons by the Oromo clan and food looted while on the road through Oromo territory; two drivers were slightly injured. Yes Focal Point
1864 Dec 10 2014 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.316675 17.46667 Unknown Unknown An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carried a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds. Yes Official Report
2136 Jun 30 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations. Yes Focal Point
2400 Apr 21 2018 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Unknown Unknown An ICRC vehicle was ambushed on Saturday morning, April 21st while traveling on the outskirts of Taiz. One male international aid worker from Lebanon was shot and killed in the attack. Colleagues traveling with him in the vehicle were unharmed. Yes Media
2670 Jan 25 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Road 6.8 33.133333 Unaffiliated Youths One male national INGO staff member was wounded when shot in the abdomen on a road in Lekuangole, Pibor district, Jonglei State. The staff member reportedly saw an 8 year old child playing with a rifle, attempted to take it away, and was shot by the child. It is unknown whether or not the weapons discharge was intentional. Yes Focal Point
2931 Apr 30 2020 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 6.317222 16.378333 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member was injured after being physically assaulted by a group of armed young men in the central Bozoum market, for unknown reasons. The staff member was treated at the local city hospital. Pending Official Report
265 Nov 2003 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni. Archived Archived
533 Apr 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 12.33333 23.41667 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff security guard was badly beaten up and is in a critical condition in Um Dukhun, Darfur. Archived Archived
1070 Oct 13 2010 Haiti 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 18.53917 -72.335 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked. Two drivers were shot and injured. Yes Focal Point
1865 Dec 11 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Raid Project site 34.533333 69.166667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. Yes Media
2671 Mar 1 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Home 36.216667 37.166667 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was wounded in his home when a VBIED exploded near his house in the countryside surrounding Aleppo. Coordinates listed are for Aleppo city as exact location of the incident is unknown. Yes Focal Point
2932 Oct 31 2018 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 7.3 18.3 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO motorcycle driver delivered vaccines to a hospital in Batangafo. After the delivery he stopped at an IDP site at 10:00pm where he had an altercation with a group of men for unknown reasons and was hit on the head with a machete. Yes ACLED
534 May 8 2007 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 6.6507279 48.3009945 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff kidnapped by gunmen in northern Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, May 9; released May 14. There have been suggestions the aid workers were seized for use as a bargaining chip in a dispute between fishermen and the national authorities over impounded fishing vessels. Archived Archived
1071 Nov 11 2010 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 19.75778 -72.20417 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked by 12 unidentified perpetrators. Food stolen and driver injured. Yes Focal Point
1599 Nov 11 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.689845 62.732388 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2138 Dec 15 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Subnational Militia A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations. Yes Focal Point
2402 Apr 21 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 2.859023 30.838409 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2672 Apr 28 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Detention Custody 4.85 31.6 Police or paramilitary South Sudan National Police Service 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 severely beaten. Yes Focal Point
2933 Sep 29 2018 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.45 20.983333 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff member was seriously wounded when armed men attacked an NGO office in Zangba. Pending ACLED
267 Nov 4 2003 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Landmine Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff injured by landmine en route to airport in Baghdad, Nov 4. Archived Archived
535 May 14 2007 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff guard wounded when gunmen wearing (government) uniforms attacked the UN office in Mogadishu. The UN security guards repelled them. Archived Archived
1072 Sep 24 2010 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.020556 34.584167 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked by armed warriors and the driver's assistant injured. Yes Focal Point
1600 Nov 19 2013 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.092538 70.469295 Criminal Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1867 Dec 20 2014 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -1.183623 29.448832 Unknown Unknown National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. Yes Official Report
2673 May 15 2018 Nicaragua 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Road 12.136389 -86.251389 Unaffiliated Youths 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 occurred 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. Yes Focal Point
268 Nov 9 2003 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.1125 47.71773 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired on between Basra and Safwan, Nov 9. Archived Archived
536 Apr 17 2007 Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Unknown Raid Public location -18.1415884 178.4421662 Unknown Unknown 2 donor agency international staff, believed to be former policemen, suffered minor injuries after they were caught up in the robbery of a Suva restaurant, April 17. Archived Archived
803 Jan 13 2009 Cambodia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 13.5066394 104.869423 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
1073 Jan 20 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 16.308528 43.403557 Unknown Unknown A UN-contracted truck driver was attacked while on the road and seriously injured. Yes Focal Point
2140 Mar 24 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later. Yes Focal Point
2404 Apr 25 2018 South Sudan 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 8 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.095271 30.677505 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Ten aid workers were abducted from a mixed-agency convoy that was travelling just outside Yei town in Central Equatorial. 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. Yes Official Report
2674 Sep 4 2018 Guatemala 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 14.613333 -90.535278 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being attacked with a knife during an argument with an unknown individual, in Guatemala City. Yes Focal Point
2935 Oct 14 2015 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Custody 4.737425 22.819462 Unknown Unknown Four INGO staff members were reportedly taken from their office in Bangassou by unknown armed perpetrators. They were all released 30 minutes later, but one international staff member had serious injuries. Pending ACLED
269 Nov 2003 Iraq 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 Other Explosives Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 30.9986864 45.9982036 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 10 NGO national staff injured by glass when NGO office in Nassriyah damaged in explosion aimed at Italian base. Archived Archived
537 Apr 29 2007 Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home -18.1415884 178.4421662 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
804 Jan 15 2009 Philippines 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 5.8506231 120.0284035 Non-state armed group: Subnational Abu Sayyaf 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. Yes Focal Point
1074 Nov 26 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 15.337484 44.184304 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked, one driver injured and food looted. Yes Focal Point
1334 Jul 4 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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" Yes Official Report
1602 Oct 13 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.899383 36.763292 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) 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. Yes Media
1869 Jan 14 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2141 Mar 9 2015 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -4.038333 21.758664 Unknown Unknown Two male INGO aid workers were kidnapped and held for over 24 hours. Yes Focal Point
2675 Oct 17 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Unknown 8.366917 31.136611 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
2936 Nov 7 2007 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Project site 7.25 16.433333 Unknown Unknown One international INGO staff member was reportedly shot and killed while checking on health conditions in Paoua. Pending ACLED
270 Nov 20 2003 Philippines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 12.7503486 122.7312101 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 INGO national staff wounded when caught in cross fire between police and robbery suspects, Nov 20. Husband also wounded. Archived Archived
805 Jan 17 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 34.846628 71.09726 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1075 Jul 3 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 15.654815 43.94099815 Unknown Unknown A UN-contracted truck was attacked and food looted. A driver's assistant was injured. Yes Focal Point
1603 Nov 24 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.910763 65.028694 Unknown Unknown Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals. Yes Official Report
1870 Jan 20 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 11.199019 29.417932 Host State Sudanese Armed Forces 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. Yes Official Report
2142 Jun 16 2015 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 13.972093 44.162534 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
13 Jun 20 1997 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 3.1199508 43.6444625 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staffer (Portuguese) shot in Baidoa hospital apparently in revenge for shooter's brother who died in his care. Archived Archived
806 Jan 19 2009 DR Congo 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 5 8 0 3 5 Rape/sexual assault Raid Home 1.658501 29.220455 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO international staff and 3 INGO national staff attacked and seriously hurt, including one who was raped and two others sexually assaulted, in raid/robbery of their house in Goma. Archived Archived
1076 Oct 17 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
1336 Jul 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1604 Nov 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Unknown Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces. Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. Yes Official Report
1871 Jan 7 2015 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.357274 28.582716 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A local driver for an INGO was assaulted by two SPLA soldiers when stopped at a roundabout while driving in Agok. The soldiers, who had stopped behind him in their own vehicle, forced him out of his car. UNISFA soldiers intervened to stop the attack. Pending Archived
2143 Feb 11 2015 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 9.145 40.489673 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2407 May 2 2018 Somalia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Office/compound 2.046934 45.318162 Non-state armed group: Regional Unknown 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. Yes Media
2677 Feb 5 2019 DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 0.4833 29.45 Unaffiliated Community members 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 village in Beni Territory. The organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding. Yes Official Report
2938 May 9 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.859363 31.571251 Unknown Unknown One INGO security guard was held at gunpoint at the compound in Juba by a group of unknown intruders. After cutting the fence the intruders cut cables to the AC units and demanded the security guard produce keys for another gate he did not have. The perpetrators then proceeded to drag and beat the security guard. Another guard on duty was able to alert the rapid response team and the perpetrators fled. All AC units were accounted for and the security guard was referred to the local hospital. Pending Official Report
1605 Nov 3 2013 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Individual attack Office/compound 33.991882 71.498232 Unknown Unknown A security guard was injured when unknown individuals hurled a hand grenade inside an INGO guest house. Staff was relocated to Islamabad. Yes Official Report
1872 Sep 23 2014 Guinea 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 9.433333 -13.083333 Unaffiliated Community members 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. Yes Media
2144 Aug 10 2015 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown -1.292066 36.821946 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member got a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. Yes Focal Point
2678 Mar 31 2019 DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 0.15 29.283333 Unaffiliated Community members 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. Yes Official Report
2939 May 9 2020 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 11.016667 29.716667 Unknown Unknown One UN Agency staff member was reportedly shot in his shoulder, hand and stomach, as he tried to intervene in a robbery near his home in Kadguli. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. Pending Official Report
273 Dec 4 2003 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Home 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded when shot three times at their residence, Dec 4. Archived Archived
541 Jan 20 2007 Sudan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Public location 14.201859 24.663781 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contractor and 1 IO national staff abducted at the market area in Kutum by Arab Militias base in Sheik Abu Da Bagi, 20 Jan.; later released on 21 January. Archived Archived
1338 Jul 29 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.99529 69.02274 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition. Yes Official Report
2145 Jun 27 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.852357 66.52239 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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). Yes Official Report
2679 May 16 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Unknown 35.6581 68.0478 Staff member Security guard One female midwife at an NGO clinic located in Ruyi Dab District of Samangan province was allegedly sexually assaulted by 6 local individuals and a security guard from the NGO clinic. Reports indicate the suspects are now in custody. Yes Official Report
274 2003 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.4772871 34.3215106 Host state Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) 2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza. Archived Archived
542 May 21 2007 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.649741 35.162072 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded. Yes Focal Point
1339 Aug 2 2012 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 34.1509848 71.7593219 Unknown Unknown Two staffers of a local NGO were injured when unknown assailants lobbed a grenade over the wall in their newly established compound Yes Official Report
1608 Nov 25 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 4.611755 31.263156 Unknown Unknown One national UN staff member was injured when two teenagers attempted to steal his laptop bag. He received medical care at a UN hospital. Yes Official Report
1874 Jan 19 2015 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 4.366667 18.583333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A French aid worker working for a charity organization was abducted at gunpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic and released unharmed on January 23, 2015. Yes Media
2410 May 13 2018 Mali 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 14.52371 -4.118498 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Four INGO staff members traveling in an unmarked vehicle were fired upon by an armed group in the Mopti region, approximately three miles (five kilometers) east of Sambere village. Two of the aid workers were wounded and needed to be medically evacuated. Yes Official Report
17 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (British) staff kidnapped. Released 15 months later after ransom paid. Archived Archived
275 2003 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff wounded. Archived Archived
543 Jun 11 2007 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.24269 16.44059 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed Monday while traveling from the group's regional base in the African country as part of an "exploratory mission'' checking on health conditions in the town of N'Gaoundal. Rebels control much of the area where the victim was killed, but it was unclear whether they were involved in the attack Archived Archived
1080 Jan 3 2011 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Public location 7 48 Unknown Unknown A local staff of an INGO was injured when an RCIED exploded near a hotel, injuring 4 people. The attack was thought to be targeted at the Governor. The injured local staff was arrested under suspicion of involvement in the attack. Pending Media
1875 Nov 30 2014 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 9.945357 33.809026 Staff member Security guard 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. Yes Official Report
2411 May 13 2018 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.86362 28.75435 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2681 May 22 2019 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 35.814167 36.32 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition 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. Yes Media
2942 Nov 15 2019 Malawi 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Raid Home -13.983333 33.783333 Unknown Unknown Two INGO guards were assaulted and injured after unknown perpetrators attempted to enter the house but fled after a shot was fired. Yes Focal Point
18 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.25 45.83333 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Nazran and held 3.6 months before escaping. Archived Archived
276 Jan 2004 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 0 42 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international staff abducted North of Kismayo on the way to Jamaame in Lower Juba Region; released after 9 days. Archived Archived
1081 Jan 4 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 36.7344674 69.533301 Unknown Unknown A national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded by two unknown individuals riding on a motorcycle. The perpetrators approached a group of 5-6 people, including the staff member, as they were walking, and fired a single shot. Yes Official Report
1341 Aug 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 35.60802 68.68027 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2148 Jul 9 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
2412 May 14 2018 South Sudan 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 2 2 12 0 0 12 Kidnapping Ambush Road 5.178817 27.956335 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Twelve NGO members went missing in Western Equatorial, 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. Yes Official Report
2682 May 23 2019 Burkina Faso 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Raid Project site 14.104039 -1.629995 Unknown Unknown 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). Yes Official Report
2943 Nov 4 2019 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home -13.983333 33.783333 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff guard was injured after armed perpetrators cut the fence surrounding a residence at 1:50am, handcuffed and beat the guard, but soon fled when the security company was alerted. Yes Focal Point
19 Jul 1997 Somalia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 4.01897 44.51112 Staff member Security guard 1 donor agency international staff official kidnapped by his security guards at Teyeglow. Escaped two days later. Archived Archived
277 Jan 2004 Iraq 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 30.4952367 47.8090981 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Basra. Archived Archived
1082 Jan 6 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene. Yes Official Report
1342 Jul 31 2012 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.117076 20.0670036 Unknown Unknown Seven staffers of a foreign Red Cross society were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambushed in Benghazi. Pending Media
1611 Nov 18 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 34.501665 69.157429 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2149 Jul 27 2016 Nigeria 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 11.529264 13.653517 Unknown Unknown An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. Yes Official Report
2683 2018 Haiti 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 19.1399952 -72.3570972 Unknown Unknown One international INGO staff member was kidnapped and later released unharmed. Yes Focal Point
2944 Oct 20 2019 Senegal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 14.666667 -17.416667 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was stabbed by a criminal perpetrator until he handed over the keys to his motorcycle on a public street in Dakar. Yes Focal Point
278 Jan 2004 Kenya 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 1.4419683 38.4313975 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded and local NGO national staff wounded in vehicle carjacking and robbery. Archived Archived
813 Feb 26 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32 67.25 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff physicians kidnapped by unknown armed men in southern Zabul province Thursday. Archived Archived
1343 Aug 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.35 63.37333 Unknown Unknown A doctor working for a national NGO was kidnapped while traveling on public transportation. He was released following negotiations by community leaders. Yes Official Report
1612 Dec 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 35.071902 62.875252 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2945 Oct 9 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 0.313611 32.581111 Unknown Unknown One international INGO staff member was injured after his phone was stolen in a shopping mall which resulted in a physical altercation. Yes Focal Point
21 Aug 1997 Chechnya 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.0574916 47.1332224 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO international staff (French) kidnapped in Dagestan and held 3.5 months. Ransom negotiated by French govt. Archived Archived
814 Mar 10 2009 Sudan 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 2 1 2 Kidnapping Raid Home 16 26 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
1084 Jan 7 2011 Niger 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Individual attack Public location 13.51366 2.1098 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Qaeda (affiliated) 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. Pending Media
2151 Jun 23 2016 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 23.736083 90.363067 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
2415 May 22 2018 South Sudan 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.959847 31.210376 Unknown Unknown Seven INGO staff members traveling in and INGO vehicle convoy were ambushed and held by the unknown assailants in Western Equatorial 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 follow-up information available at this time. Yes Official Report
2946 Sep 27 2019 Philippines 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Home 14.63 121.03 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was stabbed by an individual assumed to be under the influence of drugs at a house party in Quezon city of metro Manila. The staff member was seriously injured and was evacuated. Yes Focal Point
815 Apr 19 2009 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.000003 43.999993 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Belgian doctor, Danish nurse)staff kidnapped on their way back from a project site; released April 28. Their abductors had demanded a ransom. Archived Archived
1085 Jan 11 2011 Pakistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 28 66 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1345 Aug 29 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 37.20444 67.65944 Unknown Unknown A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members. Yes Official Report
2152 Jun 29 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.513807 36.276528 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent driver was shot in the chest by a sniper while driving in a convoy that was delivering humanitarian relief supplies. He is recovering in a hospital in Damascus. Yes Media
2416 May 22 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road 1.572747 30.240077 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2686 May 27 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Project site 35.64 64.28 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2948 Sep 17 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 0.313611 32.581111 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was injured after he was severely assaulted after an unknown perpetrator robbed him in front of his home in Kampala. Yes Focal Point
23 Sep 1997 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff kidnapped in Mogadishu over FFW project dispute. Archived Archived
549 May 19 2007 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 6.31933 16.37992 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
816 Jan 8 2009 Indonesia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 4 97 Unknown Unknown 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 Archived
1086 Jan 13 2011 Sudan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Individual attack Office/compound 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 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. Pending Media
1346 Sep 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.82137 64.76505 Unknown Unknown An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint Yes Official Report
1881 Feb 8 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent volunteer was injured when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle he was traveling in when delivering aid. Yes Official Report
2949 Sep 15 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -4.325 15.322222 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was injured when robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a cab. Yes Focal Point
282 Feb 2004 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Office/compound 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff shot and wounded outside Baghdad compound after speaking to a man for an hour. Archived Archived
550 Jun 17 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Road 34.5197058 69.1624302 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 2 INGO international (Japanese) staff wounded passing through traffic circle in Kabul when Taliban bombed a police academy bus at Kabul Archived Archived
1347 Sep 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 36.7 67.116667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An RCIED attached to a bike detonated next to the entrance to the Department of Information and Culture, injuring 7 local civilians (including 1 IO and 1 NGO staff member) Yes Official Report
2418 May 30 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.874661 31.589626 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2688 Aug 1 2018 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.85 44.233333 Non-state armed group: Subnational Militia One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in crossfire involving a local militia in a public location in Dujail, Saladin province. Yes Focal Point
283 Feb 9 2004 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.1125 47.71773 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when vehicle ambushed in attempted hijacking between Basrah and Safwan, Feb 9. Archived Archived
1617 Jul 31 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Public location 33.5 37.38333 Unknown Unknown A UN staff member was struck by a bullet. Yes Official Report
1883 Jan 26 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.513 36.292 Unknown Unknown UN personnel was severely injured by a mortar shell when walking home from work. Yes Official Report
2155 Aug 16 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road -1.398883 28.815942 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2419 Jun 2 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 6.038206 31.51063 Unaffiliated Security guard 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. Yes Official Report
2689 Jun 19 2018 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 32.887222 13.191389 Police or paramilitary Police One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in police operation crossfire on a road in Tripoli. Yes Focal Point
2952 Feb 1 2019 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 9.03 38.74 Unknown Unknown One international male INGO staff member was choked by a perpetrator on the street until he lost consciousness. He was then robbed of all belongings. Yes Focal Point
552 Jun 13 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 7.7475 81.59545919 Host state Sri Lanka Armed Forces 1 INGO international (Filipino) staff wounded after being shot Wednesday night in northeastern Sri Lanka. Victim was shot and wounded by navy troops after he strayed too close to a naval camp in eastern Sri Lanka where security forces are battling Tamil Tiger rebels, the military said Thursday. Yes Official Report
819 Mar 14 2009 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff driver injured when UN agency-hired commercial truck transporting food supplies from El Obeid to Nyala was attacked by two armed bandits. The perpetrators, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, fired one shot which hit the driver on the arm. Though injured, the driver did not stop and continued to Nyala. Upon arrival, he was admitted to the Nyala Teaching hospital. Archived Archived
1884 Dec 30 2014 Myanmar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 20.816667 92.366667 Police or paramilitary Security Forces A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members. Yes Official Report
2420 Jun 2 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 36.510918 68.903288 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Six people, including one NGO staff member, were abducted by anti-government elements (group unknown) in Aliabad District in Kunduz Province. Yes Official Report
2690 Sep 19 2018 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Public location 36.316667 44 Unaffiliated Not applicable One female national NGO staff member was sexually assaulted in Erbil, Iraq on September 19, 2018. The assault reportedly occurred in a marketplace and the perpetrator was an aggressive vendor. Yes Focal Point
2953 Jun 10 2019 Tunisia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 36.8 10.17 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was assaulted and robbed on her way home from work. Yes Focal Point
553 May 30 2007 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
820 Mar 14 2009 Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 9.2859776 80.7161013 Non-state armed group: National Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam 1 UN national staff injured: On Saturday (March 14) a UN aid worker who sustained injuries due to LTTE attacks was rescued by security forces in general area Puthukkudiyirippu. Archived Archived
1090 Feb 18 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 35.6854469 64.2833366 Unknown Unknown At least two guards were beaten and left in a ditch when three armed men broke into an INGO communications center. Yes Official Report
1351 Sep 24 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Home 34.95455 70.91427 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local NGO staffer was wounded at home by a stray bullet during a clash between Afghan soldiers and armed opposition forces. Yes Official Report
1885 May 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Roadside IED Unknown Unknown 35.98073 67.570854 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local INGO employees and their driver were injured when a IED detonated against their unmarked vehicle in Samangan Province. Yes Official Report
2691 May 21 2019 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.775 33.59 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two UN agency staff members of a demining team were shot and seriously injured when ambushed by an armed group. The road ambush occurred after the team left Kapoeta on route to Buno minefield. The two staff members were flown to Juba for medical treatment. Yes Official Report
2954 Jun 4 2019 Tanzania 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location -3.366667 36.683333 Unknown Unknown One international INGO staff member was injured when his bag was snatched on a roadway in Arusha. Yes Focal Point
28 Oct 1997 Angola 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush. Archived Archived
554 Jun 25 2007 Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 22.4237755 91.72367388 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
821 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1352 Sep 27 2012 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 25.5 69 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2955 Apr 12 2019 Mexico 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Raid Unknown 19.433333 -99.133333 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was assaulted by two men and robbed in a supermarket. Yes Focal Point
29 Oct 23 1997 Chechnya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3278775 45.6762535 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Hungarian) staff kidnapped in Grozny on Oct 23 and held for 9 months. Severe abuse (mutilations). Ransom paid by Hungarian govt. Archived Archived
822 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.99267 68.01635 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Archived Archived
1092 Feb 20 2011 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Home 7.644954 47.827913 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown A national staff from an INGO was abducted by pirates at his residence in the evening. The abduction is reportedly related to private matters. Yes Focal Point
1887 Apr 28 2014 Cambodia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Unknown Individual attack Home 11.544873 104.892167 Unknown Unknown A UN contractor was killed outside her home when she confronted her attacker, a man who was trying to steal her bicycle. Pending Media
2159 Sep 5 2016 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.64399 29.185867 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. Yes Official Report
2423 Jun 1 2017 Sierra Leone 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Unknown 8.460555 -11.779889 Unaffiliated Youths 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. Yes Focal Point
2693 Apr 19 2019 Cameroon 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Road 4.166667 9.233333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male national NGO driver was kidnapped near the Mermoz Hotel, 1.3km from the UN office in Buea town. The staff and the family members (not counted here) taken with him were held for 2 days by a non-state armed group active in the area. Yes Media
2957 Sep 2 2019 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 7 0 0 7 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 34.525278 69.178333 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Seven INGO international staff members were injured after a large vehicle borne IED exploded outside the Green Village compound in Kabul. The Taliban took responsibility for the attack that killed 16 and wounded over 100. Yes Focal Point
30 Nov 22 1997 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
823 Mar 14 2009 Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 7.878 80.70382459 Non-state armed group: National Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam A UN national staffer kidnapped and forcibly conscripted by LTTE along with 3 dependents (not included). Yes Official Report
1093 Feb 23 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.59382 64.37161 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local employee of an INGO was wounded when he was shot by two members of an armed opposition group riding on motorcycle. The attack is thought to be related to the type of activity the INGO undertakes. Yes Official Report
1354 Oct 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.256395 70.787806 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local NGO staff member was injured when a roadside IED detonated near a taxi that two staff members were traveling in. Reports deemed it unlikely that they were targetted, as they were traveling low-profile. Yes Official Report
1623 Dec 6 2013 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Raid Office/compound 11.671952 11.534682 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff member suffered gunshot wounds when the NGO was robbed by gunmen. Yes Official Report
1888 Dec 30 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 32.927129 66.141526 Unknown Unknown 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. Pending Media
2160 Sep 5 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.724744 27.676277 Non-state armed group: Regional Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. Yes Official Report
2424 Dec 9 2017 Madagascar 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Raid Project site -23.064754 43.59048 Unknown Unknown During a night raid, armed bandits attacked a project team of four aid workers that were spending the night at the site. The team was robbed of valuables and one of the team members was raped. Yes Focal Point
2958 Jan 19 2019 Cote D'Ivoire 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Public location 5.316667 -4.033333 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was injured during an armed robbery. Yes Focal Point
291 Apr 8 2004 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 donor agency international staff kidnapped and 1 INGO international (Israeli) staff , later released. Archived Archived
557 Jul 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Media
824 Mar 16 2009 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 3.80958 43.24628 Unknown Unknown 3 UN international (1 Azerbaijan, 1 Ghanean, 1 French) staff and 1 UN national staff abducted in Wajid, southern Somalia. They have been abducted by gunmen despite their own armed escort - and with no shots fired - as they prepared to leave the country for Nairobi. Archived Archived
1355 Oct 2 2012 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 6.770838 47.42873 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A Turkish aid worker was wounded in the crossfire during an interclan firefight while traveling in Galkayo. Pending Media
1624 Dec 7 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Office/compound 4.577313 28.39885 Unknown Unknown A security guard for an INGO compound was attacked by an armed intruder. The guard was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Yes Official Report
1890 Aug 26 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.171831 70.621679 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2695 Jun 2 2019 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Project site 6.2125 31.560833 Staff member Not applicable One female INGO staff member was physically assaulted by a male colleague national staff at the Bor PoC site. The assault reportedly occurred 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. Yes Official Report
2959 Aug 21 2019 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 15.666667 43.933333 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded after his vehicle was ambushed on the road in Thi Yai village near Dhamar city. Yes Focal Point
32 Nov 26 1997 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 2.270978 45.334654 Unaffiliated Not applicable 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. Archived Archived
292 Apr 8 2004 Iraq 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.42056 43.30778 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Japanese) staff kidnapped on road near Ramadi by Saraya al Mujahideen, April 8. Archived Archived
825 Mar 16 2009 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Raid Office/compound 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff guard injured when an unknown man threw a hand grenade into a UN agency compound in Mogadishu. Archived Archived
1095 Apr 5 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle. Yes Official Report
1356 Oct 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 35.321392 64.811084 Unknown Unknown Four national NGO engineers (from Kabul and Ghazni) were wounded when a group of armed men stormed their guesthouse building and opened fire. Yes Official Report
1625 Dec 7 2013 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.308525 64.813115 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN contractor de-mining staff member was abducted by unknown gunmen in Musa Qala District. Yes Official Report
1891 Feb 8 2015 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road -1.658501 29.220455 Unknown Unknown An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital. Yes Official Report
2162 Sep 2 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.418592 32.510519 Unknown Unknown A commercial vehicle contracted by an INGO to deliver supplies came under fire while on the Magwi-Torit road close to Torit town in Eastern Equatorial. The driver and a passenger (not currently counted in this incident) were shot and had to receive medical attention. Yes Official Report
2696 May 26 2018 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 7.216667 48.85 Aid recipient Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was shot and wounded by an aid recipient at a project site. Reports indicate the perpetrator was upset with being missed during an aid distribution. Yes Focal Point
2960 May 14 2019 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 4.030278 42.296667 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Two INGO national staff members were reportedly kidnapped in Geedweyne, 30km east of Dolow. The staff members were on mission in the remote village when the incident occurred. Information on their release is unavailable at this time. Yes Media
33 Dec 17 1997 Chechnya 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO international (Polish) staff kidnapped by 15 armed men on Dec 17. Archived Media
293 Apr 14 2004 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 33.35581 43.78612 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO international staff kidnapped near Fallujah on April 14; released next day. Archived Archived
1096 Apr 10 2011 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.39534 29.13779 Unknown Unknown Two staff (one national, one international) were wounded when unidentified armed men in military uniforms attacked and looted an INGO vehicle. Yes Official Report
1892 Jan 6 2015 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.788911 28.412623 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
2163 Apr 2 2016 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 33.312806 44.361488 Unknown Unknown A UN agency national staff member was shot in his home on the outskirts of Bagdad on April 2nd. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. Yes Official Report
2427 Mar 24 2017 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 6.876992 31.306979 Unknown Unknown A national staff member was struck by a stray round in the marketplace. The staff member was not on-duty at the time and the incident was most likely not the result of him working for an international non-governmental organization. Yes Focal Point
2697 Apr 19 2018 Mali 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road 16.083333 -1.75 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2961 May 12 2020 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Raid Project site 34.525278 69.178333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO midwife was killed when armed assailants raided the maternity ward of a hospital in Kabul. The attackers opened fire on the patients and staff resulting in a total of 24 deaths, including 16 mothers. Neither the Taliban nor ISIS have claimed responsibility. Pending Media
34 Dec 1997 Tajikistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 Kidnap-killing Individual attack Unknown 38.6281733 70.8156541 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Media
294 Apr 2004 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.25 41.16667 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff seriously wounded when vehicle ambushed by clan militia near Belet-Hawa. Appeared to be revenge for theft by a rival clan. Archived Archived
1097 Apr 22 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 7.4 32.4 Unknown Unknown A national staff of a UN agency was wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was ambushed by unknown armed elements wearing military uniforms. Yes Official Report
1358 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.20219 64.864222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1627 Dec 16 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 6.799846 33.126794 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) One nationally recruited INGO member was injured by a stray bullet when a fight involving the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) erupted. Yes Official Report
1893 Feb 21 2015 Myanmar 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 21.265956 97.67189 Non-state armed group: Subnational Kokang rebels A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack. Yes Media
2428 Aug 29 2017 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 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). Yes Focal Point
2698 Feb 18 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 7.783333 33.05 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was injured when shot in accidental crossfire. The perpetrator is currently unknown at this time. Yes Focal Point
2962 May 14 2020 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Project site 12.333333 23.416667 Police or paramilitary Sudan National Security Service One INGO staff member was shot after different sections of the Sudanese security forces, engaged in fire in Central Darfur, entered the INGO hospital in Rokero while shooting. The staff member shot in the crossfire was severely injured. Pending Official Report
295 Apr 2004 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 0.07222 42.75056 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff member kidnapped by Marehan from Kismayo in Jamaame. The staff member was taken to Kismayo. Motive appeared to be contractual. Archived Archived
828 Mar 21 2009 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Unknown 7.75 80.16667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded and several of his family members killed (not included) by a shell that hit a shelter Putumattalam last Saturday. Archived Media
1359 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.033527 60.834829 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1628 Dec 17 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.405904 70.359338 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. Yes Official Report
1894 Feb 8 2015 Guinea 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Project site 9.433333 -13.083333 Unaffiliated Community members An Guinea Red Cross volunteer was wounded in an attack by a mob in Forecariah when she tried to provide a burial for a woman suspected to have died from Ebola. Another volunteer was attacked during the incident as but sustained no serious injuries. Yes Official Report
2429 Aug 16 2017 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 5.764345 20.670528 Criminal Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2699 Jun 4 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 9.979167 33.75 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
36 Jan 29 1998 Chechnya 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 43 44.25 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international (French) staff kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver beaten at gunpoint in N. Ossetia on Jan 29. Archived Archived
562 Aug 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Public location 34.5197058 69.1624302 Criminal Haqqani Network 1 INGO international staff seized from a Kabul restaurant while having lunch with her husband on Saturday. A spokesman on a video said the abductors were not Taliban, but belonged to a "special network".He demanded the release of the group's men held by President Hamid Karzai's government Archived Archived
829 Mar 21 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff was beaten in ambush - 4 national staff of 2 INGOs were returning to Archived Archived
1099 Mar 29 2011 Cote D'Ivoire 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 5.30966 -4.01266 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Official Report
1360 Oct 18 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Combat/Crossfire Road 34.506988 65.535667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1895 Aug 3 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Public location 35.959411 38.998105 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) An American aid worker was killed in Raqqa, Syria on February 6th, 2015. She was initially kidnapped by militants on August 3rd, 2013. ISIS militants alledge that she was killed in retaliatory Jordanian airstrikes on Raqqa. The circumstances surrounding her death are contested by administration officials in the Jordanian and American governments, who believe that the aid worker was killed by ISIS. Yes Official Report
2430 Mar 30 2017 Mexico 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Public location 41.503471 -5.746788 Criminal Unknown 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. Yes Focal Point
2700 Aug 15 2018 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Public location 4.85 31.6 Unaffiliated Not applicable Two male national INGO staff members were injured when a mob situation turned riot in Juba and they were assaulted. Yes Focal Point
2964 Apr 27 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.408056 32.575 Unknown Unknown One UN agency contracted truck carrying food items in the Hokuma-Mafi area between Kapoeta and Torit was ambushed by unknown armed men, shot at and robbed. The assistant driver was shot in his stomach, but managed to reach the hospital in Kapoeta for care and is reported in stable condition. Pending Official Report
1631 Jan 2 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 5 1 0 4 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 35.517223 35.786359 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Media
1896 Feb 17 2015 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.869394 31.581437 Unknown Unknown A British aid worker was shot in his car by someone in a secondary vehicle that had pulled up behind him while he was returning to the organizational compound. Pending Media
2431 Sep 28 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 8.296968 30.153157 Unaffiliated Youths A male national staff member was shot during a fight between from conflicting Padeah and Kur villages, which started at the airstrip while an ICRC distribution was taking place. It is not know if he was shot at the distribution site or somewhere else. Yes Focal Point
2701 Jul 19 2018 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 2.9 23.483333 Host State Military 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. Yes Focal Point
2965 May 7 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 9.26 29.8 Unknown Unknown One UN agency male national staff member was injured after an unknown perpetrator broke into his home in the Bentiu PoC site and assaulted him with a spear. The perpetrators stole 2 mobile phones and a radio that were later recovered in the PoC. The UN staff victim was treated at the UNMISS level II clinic. Pending Official Report
298 May 2004 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 Rape/sexual assault Raid Unknown -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international staff wounded (1 raped, 1 shot) in armed attack by unidentified soldiers. Archived Archived
1101 Apr 19 2011 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.927721 29.788925 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) 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. Yes Official Report
1632 Jan 2 2014 Cameroon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 4.976647 14.042994 Aid recipient Refugees 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. Yes Official Report
1897 Jan 31 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 35.91784 64.775515 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 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. Yes Media
2432 Jun 25 2017 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Public location 35.931027 36.641778 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male aid worker was wounded in a VBIED attack that occurred in a public location in Idlib, Syria. He was not the intended target of the attack but was wounded as a result. Yes Focal Point
2702 Sep 10 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 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 occurred. He was released two days later. Yes Focal Point
2966 May 20 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 5.593275 16.336487 Non-state armed group: Subnational Fulanis tribe One NGO driver was reportedly ambushed and beaten at 9:00LT by seven armed Fulanis tribesmen near a village 90km east of Bouar. The perpetrators stole cash, documents and other personal items. The driver is being treated at the Bouar hospital. Pending Official Report
299 May 2004 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 31.05799 46.25726 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired upon while on road to Nasiriyah. Archived Archived
565 Sep 12 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff who was working for an agency providing small financial support for locals was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while he was traveling in on a motorbike northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday afternoon. Some locals said another Bengalese was injured, but the police did not confirm (not included). No one has claimed responsibility, and the motivation for the attack was not immediately known. But the police said one suspect was arrested. Local officials blamed the killing on highway robbers. Archived Archived
1363 Nov 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.26087 70.77672 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO national staffer was kidnapped after an armed group ambushed the taxi he was traveling in. Yes Official Report
1633 Jan 3 2014 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 2.795825 44.077254 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab 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. Yes Official Report
2433 Oct 1 2017 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
2703 Jun 10 2019 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 8.76328 29.856159 Unknown Unknown While travelling from Khat to Boaw in Koch district, the NGO vehicle was shot at by unknown criminals and kept driving. Two national staff members were shot, and managed to continue moving until the Tar Jath airfield near Rier. They were transported to a medical clinic in Bentiu, and later to Juba. Yes Official Report
2967 May 25 2020 Central African Republic 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.413557 18.25028 Non-state armed group: Subnational Fulanis tribe 6 INGO national staff members, 3 women and 3 men, were reportedly kidnapped by suspected armed Fulanis tribesmen in Bokita village 3km north of Batangafo. The group were ambushed while returning from a cash work activity on the Kabo axis. MINUSCA contacted the assumed tribe leader and one female INGO staff member was released (not counted here). The rest are still being held, and all humanitarian activities in the area have been temporarily suspended. The following day the 5 staff were moved to the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique/ Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC) base in Batangafo where negotiations for their release continue. All staff were released on May 31 following negotiations by local authorities between anti-Balaka and the Fulani community. Pending Official Report
300 Jun 2004 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Unknown Public location 3.116667 43.65 Staff member Contractor One UN national staff abducted outside mosque in Baidoa, released next day. The motive appeared to be a project-related dispute involving a disgruntled contractor. Archived Archived
566 Sep 16 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Office/compound 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 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. Archived Archived
833 Apr 4 2009 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 12.05 24.883333 Non-state armed group: National Falcons for the Liberation of Africa 2 INGO international (1 French, 1 Canadian) staff kidnapped. 2 INGO national staff kidnapped and released the same day (not included). The internationals (both female) held for 26 days. The workers were snatched on Saturday night from the group's offices south of South Darfur's capital Nyala and around 100 kilometres (65 miles) from the border with Chad. One of the kidnappers, who refused to give his name, named his group as the "Falcons for the Liberation of Africa", saying it was composed of former rebels and members of Arab tribes in Darfur. He said a French group had been targetted to "send a message to the French government to try the people who kidnapped children from Chad." Archived Archived
1364 Nov 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 30.12268 62.267082 Unknown Unknown Four deminers from an NGO were injured by an IED or UXO detonation. It is unknown if there was targeting involved or if it was accidental. Yes Official Report
1900 Feb 24 2015 Yemen 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.369445 44.191007 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Pending Media
2170 Apr 14 2016 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.826288 40.946045 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab 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. Yes Focal Point
2434 Dec 12 2017 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 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. Yes Focal Point
2968 Mar 19 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 4.325 15.322222 Criminal Unknown One female INGO national staff member was robbed and beaten by criminals and left by the Congo river. Yes Focal Point
567 Sep 20 2007 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 1 national RC driver seriously injured when three gunmen armed with pistols carjacked a vehicle at Bakara market in Hawil-wadag district in Mogadishu. Yes Official Report
1104 Jan 28 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 13.4435 22.4452278 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1365 Nov 18 2012 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 33.994225 71.496985 Unknown Unknown 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 Pending Media
1635 Jan 13 2014 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 31.621777 65.054705 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
2435 Oct 22 2017 Mali 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 17.570692 -3.996166 Unknown Unknown 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, Yes Focal Point
43 Apr 15 1998 Somalia 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 10 2 0 8 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 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. Archived Archived
568 Sep 28 2007 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff wounded when armed men ambushed an aid convoy in Darfur, which included eight staff members. The convoy was attacked some 25 miles south of Nyala. The INGO has scaled back its operations in South Darfur after its staff suffered three attacks within a week. Yes Focal Point
1105 Mar 21 2009 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 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. Yes Official Report
1366 Nov 21 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Project site 34.118171 70.75253 Unknown Unknown Three NGO national deminers were abducted when doing an assessmnent. They were released on 22 November after intervention from local elders. Yes Official Report
1636 Dec 14 2013 Argentina 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Road -34.603803 -58.381552 Unknown Unknown One international UN staffer was robbed and attacked on the street, suffering substantial injuries and requiring hospitalization. Yes Official Report
1902 Mar 12 2015 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Project site 4.85 31.6 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO international aid worker and one national staff person were injured when their car was carjacked by a group of armed men. The aid worker was returning to his compound when the attack occurred at the gate of the compound. As the armed men were fleeing in the vehicle they stole, they indiscriminately shot rounds at the compound, hitting the INGO worker in the leg and the driver in the neck, both who have received medical attention for their wounds and will recover. Yes Focal Point
2706 Feb 25 2018 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Detention Project site 3.767564 34.728647 Police or paramilitary Administration Police (AP) One male national INGO staff member sustained a fractured leg after reportedly being assaulted by the Administration Police of the Kalobeyei Settlement area at 11:30pm LT. Yes Focal Point
2970 May 24 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 6.8001687 33.126717 Unaffiliated Youths One INGO truck driver was assaulted after he was forced to remain with a truck having mechanical problems through the night near Gumuruk Payam. During the night, 30 armed youths reportedly assaulted and robbed the driver, and the next day he was able to receive medical treatment at a clinic in Pibor. Pending Official Report
303 Jun 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Unknown Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate. Archived Archived
569 Sep 26 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 34.3707276 68.3288601 Unknown Unknown 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." Archived Archived
1106 Mar 24 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0