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ID Month Day Year Country UN INGO LNGO and NRCS ICRC IFRC Other Nationals killed Nationals wounded Sort descending 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
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
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
2349 Feb 6 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 34.650659 36.854628 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One volunteer was killed while working to rescue civilians affected by Russian aerial bombing in Al Gharafa. The area was struck again shortly after the first bombing and the volunteer was killed. Yes Media
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
217 Feb 2003 Chechnya 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff kidnapped, fate unknown (presumed killed). 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
2087 Apr 25 2016 Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 23.810332 90.412518 Non-state armed group: Regional Ansar al-Islam A national staff member was hacked to death with machetes when assailants broke into his apartment. This was a targeted attack that was later claimed by Ansar al-Islam. A friend (not counted in the AWSD) that was with the victim at the time was also killed in the attack. 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
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
1816 Aug 5 2014 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.945242 33.809081 Non-state armed group: Subnational Mabanese Defense Forces Two local INGO staff members were dragged out of their vehicle and shot and killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces. It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third passenger was also shot and killed (not counted here). Yes Official Report
2352 Feb 10 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Raid Office/compound 4.859363 31.57125 Unknown Unknown An NGO security guard was killed during a compound robbery of the organization's office in Juba. Yes Official Report
2623 Jun 25 2018 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.5 41.88333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A male staff member of an INGO was killed when the public transport bus he was riding on was shot at by armed attackers. A total of 26 people were on the bus, of which 3 were killed and others wounded. Yes Focal Point
219 Mar 2003 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.358216 42.545087 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo. Archived Archived
481 Oct 6 2006 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed at a checkpoint run by a sectarian militia in Baghdad, Oct 7. Archived Archived
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
1817 Aug 5 2014 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Home 9.945122 33.809215 Non-state armed group: Subnational Mabanese Defense Forces One INGO staff member was killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces at his home and another staffer, also hiding in the house, was abducted. It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third staffer, also hiding in the house, managed to get away. Yes Official Report
2089 May 7 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 4.864586 31.558421 Unknown Unknown An INGO male staff member was shot and killed in his residence at night by unknown assailants. Another person, female, that was present at the residence, was also killed in the attack. Yes Official Report
2353 Feb 11 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Public location 7.780485 33.00291 Unaffiliated Not applicable One casual NGO worker was killed during an attack in Akobo, Jonglei, that was reported to be caused by a local dispute. Another NGO staff member was hurt as well (not counted here as severity of his injuries could not be verified). Yes Official Report
2624 Jun 7 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Unknown Unknown 32.622434 36.11097 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition An INGO implementing partner's staff member, his wife and daughter (the latter two not counted in the database) were killed by airstrikes. Yes Focal Point
482 Oct 2006 Sudan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 16 26 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff driver disappeared during a hijacking incident in North Darfur and is presumed dead. Yes Official Report
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
2090 May 10 2016 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.313161 32.426147 Unknown Unknown A UN contracted truck driver was ambushed and killed by gunmen along the Magwi-Torit road in Eastern Equatorial, South Sudan. The gunmen stole money, phones and other items. Two other people in the truck managed to escape unharmed. Yes Official Report
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
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
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
2091 May 18 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.169786 17.306643 Unknown Unknown A national driver for an INGO was shot and killed by armed men in an attack on a convoy. The attack occurred in Kouki, 250 miles north of Bangui. Yes Media
2355 Feb 8 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 35.440378 36.65721 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition Three volunteers were killed in two airstrikes when their operational center was hit during aerial bombardments by the state. Four other volunteers were hurt but they are not counted here since that information could not be verified. Yes Media
2888 Mar 19 2020 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Complex attack Combat/Crossfire Unknown 32.626434 36.1033061 Unknown Unknown One male UN national staff member was killed during an outbreak of violence in the western suburb of Jilin, Daraa. Pending Media
222 Mar 2003 Cote D'Ivoire 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Unknown Unknown 7.9897371 -5.5679458 Unknown Unknown 5 RC national staff killed. 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
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
2356 Feb 15 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One volunteer was killed and one wounded (not countered at this time because the information could not be verified) during aerial airstrikes. Yes Media
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
223 Mar 9 2003 Liberia 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff and 1 international killed on road, March 9. Archived Archived
485 Nov 3 2006 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.4772871 34.3215106 Host state Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) 2 RC national staff killed in Gaza Strip, Nov 3. The two paramedics had left their ambulance to evacuate a dead body when IDF munitions hit the area. Anounced by ICRC, who said they were marked with clear emblems and wearing florescent j Archived Archived
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
1027 Nov 26 2010 Philippines 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.95 124.23333 Unknown Unknown A gunman shot dead a Filipino driver (employee of a contractor) delivering aid for the UN. Motive not established. Pending Media
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
1555 Aug 8 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 33.499742 36.295234 Unknown Unknown One UN staff member was killed. 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
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
1028 Nov 30 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Unknown Unknown 34.30157 62.2465 Unknown Unknown The corpse of a female national INGO staff member was found, after she went missing during work. Reportedly, she was physically assaulted and killed by an unknown number of perpetrators. A criminal motive such as robbery or a personal dispute is assumed to be the reason for the killing. Yes Official Report
1556 Aug 15 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.277528 62.614173 Unknown Unknown One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit. This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. Yes Official Report
2094 Jun 1 2016 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.946423 68.521729 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. Yes Official Report
2358 Feb 19 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.529083 36.527018 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition Three NGO staff members were killed by aerial bombing in Eastern Ghouta during the continued Syrian government-led siege. Yes Media
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
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
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
1557 Aug 17 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Project site 10.130742 33.327557 Unaffiliated Not applicable One INGO staff member was killed by a staff member of another INGO allegedly over domestic dispute. Yes Official Report
1823 Aug 19 2014 Pakistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.865924 71.521514 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three female teachers and one driver working for a local NGO were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. Two children were also killed in the blast. Yes Official Report
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
226 Apr 2003 Iraq 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Malaysian) staff wounded and 1 national killed in ambush. Archived Archived
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
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
1824 Sep 2 2014 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 34.002336 71.380977 Unknown Unknown A local NGO senior staff member was shot and killed while resisting a kidnap attempt. Yes Official Report
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
2631 Feb 20 2018 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 3.2212 29.0824 Unknown Unknown One male UN contracted driver was shot and killed when his truck was ambushed while transporting food items in South Kivu by Uvira town. 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
1825 Sep 9 2014 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Home 27.585869 68.006017 Unaffiliated Not applicable One INGO staff member was abducted outside his home and killed. It appears to have been a personal matter, and not related to his employment with the INGO. Yes Official Report
2361 Feb 27 2018 Central African Republic 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Shooting Ambush Road 7.090911 17.668887 Non-state armed group: National Ex-Seleka Suspected Ex-Seleka members shot and killed six people at an illegal checkpoint south of Makounda in Ouham Prefecture. One of the victims was a national UN education consultant and five were staff members from a local non-governmental organization. The perpetrators, reportedly belonging to the MPC faction, set the vehicle on fire after the shooting. The aid workers were on their way to Makounda. Yes Official Report
1291 Feb 12 2012 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Unknown Public location 8.85 27 Criminal Unknown An INGO driver was clubbed to death by a gang near a NGO Compund in Maroul area of Aweil town. 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
2099 Jun 17 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 5.725947 19.078274 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An INGO truck driver was killed during an ambush by six armed men on two trucks in Amou. Yes Official Report
229 May 11 2003 DR Congo 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 2 RC national staff killed May 11. Archived Archived
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
1292 Feb 24 2012 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Office/compound 4.843303 31.588554 Unknown Unknown A night watchman was killed (from apparent strangulation) when a group of unknown men robbed an NGO compound in Juba. No other staff were harmed. 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
2363 Feb 28 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.545997 36.406492 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One volunteer was killed in Rif Dimashq, Eastern Ghouta when he was caught in an air raid while helping civilians affected by earlier aerial bombardment. Yes Media
230 May 2003 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Ambush Road 7.2653861 30.05489 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by rocket grenade aimed at car. Archived Archived
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
1562 Aug 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.318414 63.216539 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. 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
2635 Jul 30 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.584522 29.952998 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted driver was shot and killed by unknown assailants when his truck was ambushed between Atibab and Thon Aduel in Lakes District. Yes Focal Point
2897 Sep 6 2019 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.9219687 34.1531947 Host state Ethiopian Armed Forces Two male national INGO staff members were shot and killed after being ambushed by the Ethiopian Armed Forces on the road in Gambella. Yes Focal Point
231 May 3 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.3707276 68.3288601 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3. Yes Focal Point
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
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
1829 Sep 16 2014 Guinea 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Mob violence Public location 8.076658 -8.782692 Unaffiliated Community members One INGO staff member, along with seven other individuals (government officials and journalists), was killed in a mob attack. The group was part of an Ebola education team. It appears that the community members attacked because they believed that health workers were spreading the disease. Yes Official Report
2365 Mar 1 2018 Nigeria 4 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 4 Complex attack Raid Project site 12.270081 14.463596 Non-state armed group: Regional Boko Haram Boko Haram fighters raided the north-eastern town of Rann, home to a camp housing 55,000 internally displaced persons. Armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades the insurgent group attacked the military post guarding the camp. Initial reports state that 3 aid workers contracted by the UN (from two different agencies), all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack. One nurse, a third party contractor to a UN agency, was kidnapped. Two midwives, both female aid workers and supported by an INGO, were also kidnapped by the militant group. Other unconfirmed reports suggest that there may have been more abductions. This incident will be updated when more information becomes available. Updates: 1. (Kidnapped/killed - Monday, September 17th, 2018) One of the kidnapped midwives was killed on or around September 17th. The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria called the act, "cowardly, heinous and despicable." She was killed by Boko Haram while she was held captive. 2. (Kidnapped/killed) - On October 16th, 2018 the ICRC confirmed that another female healthcare worker (midwife) that had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in March was executed by the group. She was 24 years old. Yes Media
2636 Nov 11 2018 Central African Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.53 16.32 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted staff member was shot and killed during an ambush. He was travelling on the road between Bassangoa and Paoua when his truck carrying food items was ambushed by unknown assailants. Yes Focal Point
496 Oct 1 2005 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 31.649741 35.162072 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds in the West Bank, Oct 1. Yes Official Report
1036 Dec 5 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.59382 64.37161 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two members of armed opposition groups riding on a motorbike opened fire at a local national working with an INGO that has a profile and conducts activities that differ from typical NGO's as an interpreter. The victim later died of his wounds in the hospital. Yes Official Report
1295 Apr 25 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 34.34817 62.19967 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff guard was found murdered by unknown perpetrators in the INGO compound guard quarters. The killing is suspected to have been related to personal issues. Yes Official Report
1564 Aug 25 2013 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.204333 61.607134 Unknown Unknown Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed. This was not a targeted incident. Yes Official Report
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
2103 Jun 25 2016 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Complex attack Ambush Public location 2.046934 45.318162 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One INGO staff member was killed as a result of a Al Shaabab attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu. The staff member was standing across the street when the initial blast from the VBIED occurred at the entrance to the hotel. He died as a result of his injuries as did 14 other people. Twenty-five civilians were also injured in the attack. Yes Media
233 May 2003 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when armed group ambushed and fired on the vehicle carrying the victim and others which was reportedly returning from a peace mission to reconcile the cattle rustling pastoralist comm Archived Archived
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
767 Dec 23 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed during ethnic strife/ staff relocation. 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
1296 Apr 28 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 37.18897 68.93644 Unaffiliated Not applicable An NGO staff member was killed at his private residence by an armed intruder who he discovered in the midst of a robbery. Yes Official Report
2104 Jun 24 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Public location 6.996037 19.185032 Unknown Unknown An INGO staff member was killed in a hotel in Kaga Bandoro. 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
2900 Jun 6 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -5.9474902 29.1947098 Host state DR Congo Armed Forces One male national INGO staff member was shot and killed after being ambushed by the DR Congo Armed Forces in Kalemie. Yes Focal Point
234 Jun 6 2003 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed by gunshot, June 6. Archived Archived
768 Dec 29 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff murdered. Motive unknown Yes Focal Point
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
1566 Aug 27 2013 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Project site 31.865951 35.21448 Host State Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) One UN staff member was shot and killed by IDF soldiers during clashes on an overnight arrest raid at the Qalandia refugee camp. Pending Media
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
2105 Jul 5 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 4.41067 32.576909 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was killed by armed men who ambushed a private vehicle on the Torit-Kapoeta road in Eastern Equatorial. Other passengers in the car were robbed of their belongings, including cash, but were otherwise unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the killing of the INGO staff member are currently unknown. Yes Official Report
2369 Feb 17 2018 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown -1.18557 29.446951 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two aid workers were killed and one abducted on February 17th. The attack occurred in the village of Mushikiri located on the Nyanzal Yes Media
235 Jun 2003 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot and killed. 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
1039 Dec 12 2010 Iraq 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.4205927 43.307505 Unknown Unknown 3 national staff of an INGO were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside the main entrance to the Government Center in Ramadi. INGO victims were not considered the target rather of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yes Focal Point
1299 May 7 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 4.9 33.8 Unknown Unknown A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed 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
2902 Feb 8 2019 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 12.0488796 24.8806896 Unknown Unknown One male national INGO staff member was shot and killed when an unknown civilian entered the INGO compound in Nyala and began shooting. Yes Focal Point
1040 Aug 21 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 37 66 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 national staff of an INGO killed. Information suggests he was killed by Taliban, due to his involvement in a project for local militia, which is a government project established to empower the local community to look after their own security. Yes Focal Point
1300 May 9 2012 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 3.116667 43.65 Unknown Unknown An INGO Project Coordinator was shot and killed while leaving a mosque after evening prayers. Yes Media
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
2107 Nov 11 2015 Turkey 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 37.012902 37.391968 Unknown Unknown Two national staff members were assassinated near Gaziantep as a direct result of the work that they were preforming for the organization. Yes Focal Point
2371 Jul 15 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 4.577569 28.398784 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff member was shot and killed by unknown armed perpetrators. There is no further information about this incident. Yes Official Report
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
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
2108 Dec 30 2015 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.037312 27.740425 Unknown Unknown A UN humanitarian agency driver was carjacked by gunpoint while driving in a UN vehicle in the evening. He was shot and killed during the incident. Yes Focal Point
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
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
772 Apr 30 2008 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in attempted robbery. Yes Focal Point
1570 Sep 2 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Individual attack Project site 36.21614 37.166897 Unknown Unknown A Syrian doctor was kidnapped from Sejou village where he was working and found killed one day later in Aleppo province. Yes Media
1836 Jun 29 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location -0.358216 42.545087 Non-state armed group: Subnational Clan One INGO nurse was killed by a stray mortar during clashes between clan militias. The nurse was assisting the wounded at the time of the attack. 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
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
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
1303 May 18 2012 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 1.658501 29.220455 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Goma by unknown assailants. Yes Official Report
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
1837 Oct 7 2014 Pakistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Unknown Home 34.564422 71.254501 Unknown Unknown One UN polio worker was killed in an IED explosion. Two others (not counted) were also killed in the attack. Yes Official Report
2374 Aug 21 2017 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 6.777367 29.71322 Unaffiliated Not applicable One NGO staff member was killed at home in Cuei Cok in Rumbek East. This incident is not considered to be due to his work as an aid worker but to inter-communal fighting in the town. Yes Official Report
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
240 Jul 2003 Liberia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Unknown Unknown 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire. 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
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
1838 Nov 17 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 1.717466 44.768614 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO national staff member working at Marka General Hospital was shot and killed by unknown armed militia. The incident was reportedly related to clan revenge. Yes Official Report
2375 Aug 22 2017 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Public location 4.41024 32.574038 Unknown Unknown The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) discovered the body of an NGO driver when they responded to the sounds of gunfire in Torit, near the UNMISS base. It is unknown whether the incident is related and a police investigation was underway during the time that this incident was reported. The NGO driver had been shot. Yes Official Report
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
241 Jul 22 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in Farah, Afghanistan, July 22. Archived Archived
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
1839 Oct 16 2014 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Individual attack Public location 9.558889 31.652222 Non-state armed group: National Pro-SPLA Shiluk militia One national UN staff member was kidnapped at gunpoint from Malakal airport by eight armed men. Reports made from the organization in August 2015 confirm that the staff member is presumed dead. Yes Official Report
2646 Apr 4 2019 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.3 18.3 Unknown Unknown One national male INGO staff member was shot and killed while travelling by Bolhom village at approximately 6:00am. The staff members motorcycle was also taken by the unknown perpetrators. Yes Official Report
506 Jan 8 2007 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff engineer shot while driving car in Baghdad at night. Perpetrators/motives unknown. Archived Archived
776 Aug 15 2008 El Salvador 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 13.692667 -89.218216 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff of local partners murdered. Motive deemed 'personal'. Yes Focal Point
1306 Dec 13 2011 Pakistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 30.580285 66.9961324 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Six staff of a national NGO were abducted at gun point by unknown assailants in Pishin, Baluchistan. Unconfirmed reporting suggests that the abductees have been moved to a neighbouring district in KPK or Afghanistan. The identity and motives of the abductors remains unclear, yet the details of the incident suggest it was a well planned and professionally executed operation. Due to its close proximity to current conflict zones in Afghanistan and KPK, it is likely that politically motivated groups operate in the vicinity of Pishin and are most likely involved in the abduction. Yes Official Report
1574 Sep 7 2013 Central African Republic 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 6.491239 17.45499 Unknown Unknown During an evacuation, two national staffers of an INGO were killed in transit while returning to base from a construction site in the area of Bossangoa. Yes Focal Point
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
243 Jul 2003 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 64.6863136 97.7453061 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot dead in home by unknown assailants dressed in civilian clothes. Interviewees made reference to reports that three men had called for victim's brother at their home and victim went out to speak to them. 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
2114 Dec 20 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Unknown 35.811122 36.603827 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition Two UN agency partner staff were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic by an airstrike in Idlib, while attending a coordination meeting. Yes Focal Point
244 Aug 19 2003 Iraq 19 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 11 0 0 11 20 13 7 0 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Office/compound 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 19 UN (11 internationals, 8 nationals) staff killed and 1 NGO staff killed in Canal Hotel bombing. Archived Archived
1308 Jun 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting. The patient and one other relative were injured. Yes Official Report
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
2115 Oct 6 2015 Central African Republic 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 5.384798 16.990356 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable On 6 October, a private truck part of a Minusca-escorted convoy from Cameroon and carrying UN food commodities was looted near the town of Yaloke,along Bossemptele-Bangui axis. The incident occurred after armed men had opened fire against the convoy, killing one truck driver and wounding another one who later succumbed to injuries once at the hospital. Yes Focal Point
2379 Mar 18 2018 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown -0.15496 29.243701 Unknown Unknown A national staff member for an INGO was killed by gunmen in Bwatsinge village, Lubero. At this time there is no further information available about this incident. Yes Official Report
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
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
779 Sep 24 2008 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff of the local partners killed in ambush. Motive deemed political. Yes Focal Point
1843 May 25 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 2.021074 45.288353 Host State Somali Armed Forces One INGO employee was killed during clashes between two groups of Somali National Government (SNG) forces. Yes Official Report
2116 Apr 2015 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 12.785497 45.018655 Unknown Unknown An INGO driver was killed by a sniper in Aden. Yes Focal Point
2380 Feb 20 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.558337 36.460617 Unknown Unknown Two national NGO volunteers were killed by artillery shelling while they were helping civilians that were affected by an earlier attack in Douma. Yes Media
2912 Dec 22 2019 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.7701456 46.7913915 Unknown Unknown One INGO national driver was shot and killed when his INGO vehicle was ambushed on his way to a project site in Saaxo. Yes Focal Point
246 Aug 2003 Chechnya 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Home 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff abducted from their home, has never been found (presumed killed). 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
1579 Sep 22 2013 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 28.00069 69.31894 Unknown Unknown One female social worker employed by a local NGO was kidnapped by unidentified armed men and killed. 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
2913 Sep 1 2019 Uganda 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 1.9530448 32.1391217 Unknown Unknown One male NGO national staff member was attacked with a knife outside of his house on the street in Bweyale by unknown perpetrators. Reports indicate the staff member was lured outside by a phone call pretending to be a friend, where he was then cut twice on the head and neck. He was taken to hospital where he died the next day. Yes Focal Point
781 2008 Chad 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown 15 19 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff murdered - no further details given. Yes Focal Point
1311 Jun 20 2012 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Road 13.6291 46.126 Host State Yemeni Armed Forces A national staffer of the ICRC was killed in a government airstrike while on the road with three colleagues Pending Media
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
782 2008 Ethiopia 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 9.145 40.489673 Unknown Unknown Three national staff of a local partner organization of an INGO were killed in a mine incident returning from an area they worked under a sub-grant. Yes Focal Point
1312 Jun 22 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Project site 35.3333335 40.1499999 Unknown Unknown A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer on first aid duty was shot in the head and killed by an unknown shooter. Pending Media
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
2383 Mar 28 2018 Somalia 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Public location 2.032194 45.304361 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One ICRC staff member was critically injured when an Improvised Explosive Device in a car was detonated outside of the ICRC's office. The staff member later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and mentioned via their media portal that they killed the victim because he was a member of Parliament. The victim had been working for the ICRC for five months. One other person was hurt in the attack (not counted here). 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
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
783 2008 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff murdered while off duty. Motive unknown. 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
1847 Dec 7 2013 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 2.983244 44.283339 Unknown Unknown An INGO-contracted driver was shot and kiled by an unidentified gunman. Yes Official Report
250 Aug 7 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7. Archived Archived
515 Mar 13 2007 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 31.649741 35.162072 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff abducted in front of their son by unknown men and found dead the next day. Yes Focal Point
785 2007 Malawi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown -13.2687204 33.9301963 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 UN national staff stabbed to death by robbers in what the agency called a non-work related incident. Archived Archived
1583 Sep 23 2013 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 28.000421 69.318844 Unaffiliated Spouse One female NGO worker was shot and killed by her husband in an honor killing. Pending Media
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
2385 Mar 7 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.513742 36.347101 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition Four national male volunteers were killed during air strikes in Ein Tarma, Eastern Ghouta. Yes Media
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
251 Aug 7 2003 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown -3.2850762 28.18012996 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in South Kivu, Aug 7. Archived Archived
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
786 Mar 14 2007 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown -0.35817 42.54536 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff Chairman killed in Olympic district by unknown gunmen. Reports add that he had travelled from Kismayo to attend a workshop. Yes Official Report
1316 Oct 30 2011 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 6.77396 47.42506 Unknown Unknown An acting director of a LNGO was killed by unknown gunmen in Garsoor village near hotel Guure. Circumstances unclear. Pending Archived
1584 Oct 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 32.64052 65.570947 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four locally-employed workers (three labourers and a driver) who were subcontracted by a Community Development Council for an NGO-implemented NSP programme were killed after being intercepted by AOG while en route to a stone quarry. 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
2386 Mar 6 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Landmine Combat/Crossfire Public location Unknown Unknown One male national NGO volunteer died after a mine exploded in Aleppo province, Der Sawwan district. Yes Media
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
2918 Apr 5 2020 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 8.169358 32.105211 Unknown Unknown One male NGO national staff was shot dead by unknown armed assailants walking on the road from Motot to Waat in the afternoon of April 5. Pending Official Report
252 Sep 2003 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Body-borne IED Unknown Office/compound 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber. Archived Archived
517 2006 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff volunteer killed. Archived Media
1317 Nov 18 2011 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 6.769709 47.430831 Unknown Unknown A national staff working as protection officer with an INGO was shot and killed by unknown gunmen when leaving a local mosque after evening prayers. Pending Archived
2387 Mar 10 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 35.140888 36.755199 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One female national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids on Idlib while fulfilling emergency response duties. Yes Media
2657 Apr 22 2019 Kenya 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location -2.0789 41.1338 Unknown Unknown One female Red Cross volunteer was attacked by unknown assailants with a large knife while closing her store, unrelated to Red Cross activities, in Mbwajumwali village at 11:00pm. Media reports indicate the volunteer was killed after suffering several large and serious lacerations. There is an ongoing police investigation Yes Media
253 Sep 21 2003 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 36.335 43.11889 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in convoy attacked Sept 21 (non-UN vehicles with UN shipment) on road between Erbil and Mosul. Archived Archived
518 2006 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff volunteer killed. Archived Media
1318 Nov 18 2011 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 9.1549 47.47764 Unknown Unknown A national staff working with an INGO was shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in his hotel room. Pending Archived
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
2124 Oct 4 2015 Yemen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 13.587248 44.03514 Unknown Unknown Taij branch of the Red Crescent reported the death of a Yemeni Red Crescent volunteer. He was on his way to the Revolutionary hospital to provide support to patients admitted to the hospital when he was killed by a ricocheting bullet. Yes Focal Point
2388 Mar 16 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.540668 36.43275 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One male national NGO volunteer was killed during air raids in Eastern Ghouta. Yes Media
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
519 2007 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff volunteer killed. Archived Media
789 Aug 2007 Chad 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 12.225592 21.4101617 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contractor killed. Yes Focal Point
1058 Nov 16 2010 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Office/compound 30.1898249 67.019108 Unknown Unknown 1 doctor who heads a national NGO was attacked and killed in his office. Motivation unknown. Date is approximate only. Yes Official Report
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
2126 Sep 13 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Landmine Unknown Office/compound 34.014552 69.192392 Unknown Unknown The Afghan Red Crescent reported that a volunteer died while doing volunteer work in Afghan Logar Branch. There is no further information to date, although the incident was most likely related to unexploded ordinance. Yes Focal Point
2389 Mar 21 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 33.526488 36.352518 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One volunteer was killed during an airstrike that hit the organization's office in Ain Trma. The organization reports that the attack was deliberate. Yes Media
2659 Apr 23 2019 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 18.533333 -72.333333 Unknown Unknown One male national UN staff member was travelling from the airport in Port-Au-Prince in a private vehicle, when the car was attacked during a traffic stop. Due to traffic the car was stopped on Sans Fil road near Rue Saint- Martin, when two armed assailants demanding personnel belongings from the individuals in the vehicle shot into the car. The staff member was rushed to the hospital after being shot, but succumbed to his wounds during surgery. An investigation is ongoing. Yes Official Report
2921 Feb 25 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Project site 6.78124 29.60896 Unaffiliated Community members One male INGO clinic medical clerk was killed by a group of community members from the Pakam community, a sub-set of the Dinka Agar in a suspected revenge killing. The armed raid occurred at the INGO project site in Malek and in addition to the killing, the drug store and food items were destroyed. Pending Official Report
520 Feb 2007 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 33.3554189 44.48949509 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO national staff killed while trying to deliver aid to a neighbourhood in Sadr City [a Shia-dominated area of Baghdad]. Militants stopped his car and asked for his documents. When they saw from his surname that he was a Sunni Muslim, they took him away. His body was found two days later near the capital. Arc Media
790 Nov 1 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff contractor killed. 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
2127 Aug 13 2015 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Public location 8.296968 30.153157 Unknown Unknown On August 13, a volunteer in Leer County was killed in Wor Juot village, Gandor payam. An investigation into the details of this incident is still ongoing as of July 2016. Yes Focal Point
2390 Mar 14 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.520918 36.364792 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One volunteer was killed by a secondary airstrike in Haza (Hazeh), Eastern Ghouta when he was helping civilians affected by an earlier aerial attack. The organization's service center and an ambulance were also destroyed in the incident. Yes Media
256 Sep 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24. Archived Archived
522 Aug 14 2006 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Project site 31.66667 35.25 Host state Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) 1 UN national staff member killed in a residential area by a missile fired by Israeli forces against an alleged Palestinian faction in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in Saida, 14 August. 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
2128 Jul 11 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 36.405515 40.796915 Unknown Unknown In Al-Hasakeh City on July 11 one SARC volunteer was shot and killed while he was retrieving bodies from the area. He was wearing his uniform while on duty, and was shot by sniper fire. Yes Focal Point
2391 Mar 21 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.572772 36.409376 Unknown Unknown One volunteer died after sustaining life-threatening injuries while helping affected civilians after an attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Two other volunteers were also killed in the same area by artillery shelling while supporting civilians affected by earlier attacks. Yes Media
2923 Mar 29 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 6.80619 29.6774197 Unknown Unknown The administrator of a UN supported hospital in Rumbek town was reportedly killed by an unknown gunmen in his residential compound. Pending Official Report
257 Sep 2003 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Kenyan) staff shot and killed while driving in revenge attack stemming from cattle rustling. Archived Archived
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
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
2129 May 6 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 33.572772 36.409376 Unknown Unknown On May 6, during a distribution mission in Douma Branch near Damascus, a couple of mortar shells hit close to a SARC convoy and killed female sub-branch volunteer. Yes Focal Point
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
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
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
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
2925 Apr 20 2020 Myanmar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 20.3667 93.2667 Unknown Unknown One UN Agency driver and a non-UN passenger travelling in a marked UN vehicle from Sittwe to Yangon were ambushed by unknown perpetrators near Yar Maung Bridge, Min Bya Township, Rakhine. The victims were reportedly carrying COVID19 related items. They were both evacuated to Minbya hospital where the driver succumbed to his wounds. Pending Official Report
1 Jan 1997 Cambodia 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 14.07092855 103.099916 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff killed while working in Banteay Meanchey province. Archived Archived
259 Oct 27 2003 Iraq 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Unknown Office/compound 33.3024248 44.3787992 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 2 ICRC national staff killed when ICRC office bombed in Baghdad (10 civilians also killed but not counted here). Archived Archived
1063 Oct 16 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Unknown Unknown A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush Yes Focal Point
1592 Oct 12 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location 35.105581 70.51334 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group. Nine other civilians were injured. 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
2395 Apr 7 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.023608 29.675991 Unknown Unknown One NGO worker was shot and killed during an ambush on his vehicle by armed men when he was traveling between Nhialgiu and Bentiu. According to media reports, the aid worker was returning to base from field training. 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
795 Aug 3 2008 Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed in Kaikuny, 3 August 2008. Yes Focal Point
1065 Oct 18 2010 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 13.1909231 22.7402454 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked on the road and the driver's assistant killed. Yes Focal Point
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
1593 Oct 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 34.801572 71.216105 Non-state armed group: National Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) A community health worker, who seemed to have ties to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) fighters, was abducted by members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He was abducted with at least three IEA fighters, who were able to escape, but the community health worker was recaptured and killed. He was beaten to death with sticks. 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
2132 Sep 1 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 12.051801 24.880485 Staff member Family member One national INGO aid worker was stabbed to death in Nyala by a family member, also an INGO staff member, in a personal dispute. Yes Focal Point
2396 Apr 5 2018 Myanmar 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 16.945935 97.959286 Host State Unknown One male NGO volunteer was shot and killed in southeastern Kayin state. According to reports and a statement by the NGO, the volunteer was returning home on the back of a motorbike from a meeting to help organize humanitarian relief for displaced villagers when he was shot by a Burmese soldier. Yes Media
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
796 Aug 3 2008 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 2.1464622 45.1193096 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed. Yes Focal Point
1326 Jul 10 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 35.336 40.145 Unknown Unknown A Syrian Red Cross worker was shot and killed while on duty on an ambulance Yes Official Report
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
2928 Apr 12 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 7.1703 31.40858 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was reportedly killed by a group of perpetrators stealing cattle from the Pamot cattle camp in Twic East county. Further information is unknown at this time. Pending Official Report
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
1862 Nov 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 34.533333 69.166667 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A Taliban raid on an INGO guest house killed one Afghan staffer and the South African director (along with his two children). The raid came amidst a spate of attacks on internationals in Kabul, and unsubstantiated rumors of Christian missionary activities regarding this INGO. Pending 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
2398 Apr 8 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 8.723687 30.164704 Unaffiliated Youths One national NGO aid worker was killed in a crossfire incident during clashes in Mayendit between local youths. Yes Official Report
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
2929 May 4 2020 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 2.983333 44.283333 Unknown Unknown One cargo plane carrying 3 crew and 2 passengers, chartered by an INGO to carry medical supplies into southern Somalia was reportedly shot down at 15:30LT by what media reports suspect was an RPG. The plane was approaching the Berdale airport when the attack occurred, and all passengers did not survive the crash. Early perpetrator reports point either to Ethiopian Forces or Al Shabaab, but more information is unavailable at this time. Pending Official Report
5 Feb 14 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown -1.9508511 30.0615075 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Kigali Feb 14. Archived Archived
798 Sep 29 2008 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 19.75778 -72.20417 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in Cap-Haitien allegedly because of a private dispute (investigation continues). Yes Focal Point
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
1863 Dec 3 2014 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Body-borne IED Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Four Somali staff of a security firm contracted by the UN were killed when an Al Shabaab suicide bomber attacked a UN convoy near the Mogadishu airport. Pending Media
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
2930 Mar 14 2020 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 36.1389 36.83 Non-state armed group: National Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) One male Red Crescent ambulance driver was reportedly shot and killed when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) gunmen raided his brothers house in al Atareb city in Aleppo governate. Pending Official Report
1329 Nov 23 2006 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 7.29754 81.68202 Police or paramilitary Special Task Force An INGO national staffer was shot dead in front of his home by armed men thought to be representatives of or associated with the Sri Lankan counter-insurgency Special Task Force Yes Official Report
1597 Nov 11 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.889853 38.369716 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer of the Ein Al Arab sub-branch in Aleppo was killed. Yes Focal Point
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
7 May 1997 DR Congo 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown -2.9814344 23.8222636 Non-state armed group: National Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL) 10 NRCS staff first aid workers killed in fighting between Zairean troops and rebels from the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL). Archived Archived
800 Dec 23 2008 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Office/compound 7.33333 80.75 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff shot outside office. Archived Archived
1598 Nov 7 2013 Haiti 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 Bodily assault Raid Project site 18.532498 -72.333064 Unknown Unknown One international worker was injured and one national worker killed during an armed break-in at an orphanage. Three burglars assaulted them with a hammer and demanded money. The national worker was an unarmed security guard who died protecting the international staff member. Pending Media
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
2137 Sep 18 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.014552 69.192392 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED. Yes Focal Point
8 Jun 14 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home -1.49984 29.63497 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 14. The staffer, his wife, young child and another relative were killed at night in their home in Rubange secteur. Archived Archived
266 Nov 7 2003 Burundi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home -3.3634357 29.8870575 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff shot and killed in his home, Nov 7. Archived Archived
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
1331 Oct 28 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 9.6669 80.0181 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was killed by an unknown gunman at his home. Yes Official Report
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
1866 Dec 19 2014 Central African Republic 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 6.6666171 19.7954915 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One national Red Cross volunteer was killed by crossfire in armed clashes in Mbres. Pending Media
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
9 Jun 17 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Detention Unknown -1.49984 29.63497 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 17. Arrested by soldiers on 9 June 1997. The mutilated body was found in the bush near Ruhengeri town, on 13 June and had been tortured and shot through the head. Archived Archived
1332 Nov 10 2007 Sri Lanka 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Raid Home 8.98333 79.9 Non-state armed group: National Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam A local NGO staffer was abducted from a private home by LTTE forces and later killed. Archived Archived
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
2139 Sep 19 2015 Guatemala 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 15.689653 -88.609658 Unknown Unknown A young volunteer was murdered on September 19 in Santo Tomas de Castilla. She was on her way to the branch office to attend a volunteer meeting. According to initial report she was shot in the head getting into a taxi however, the circumstances are still unclear as to what happened. Yes Focal Point
2403 Apr 24 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.6372 31.7153 Unknown Unknown Armed assailants shot at a private vehicle that was travelling from Terekeka to Tali. Overtaking the vehicle in Lwoki, they fired, killing the driver and one of the passengers, who worked for an INGO and was reporting back to his duty station. 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
2934 Oct 13 2016 Central African Republic 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 7 19.183333 Non-state armed group: National Ex-Seleka One ICRC staff member was reportedly killed during clashes between Ex-Seleka militia and MINUSCA forces in Kaga-Bandoro. Pending ACLED
10 Jun 19 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home -1.49984 29.63497 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver was shot and killed in Ruhengeri along with his wife, their son aged 7 and their daughter aged 6. They were shot through the windows of their house in Kigombe. 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
1333 Nov 16 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.6649255 80.0091719 Unknown Unknown A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service. Yes Official Report
1601 Nov 6 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 32.927027 66.142532 Unknown Unknown An off-duty NGO staff member was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen. Yes Official Report
1868 Dec 23 2014 Yemen 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.5831 43.9927 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Militants shot and killed a volunteer YRCS Taiz branch officer and his volunteer driver. Yes Media
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
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
11 Jun 1997 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 2.25 41.16667 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 1 UN national staff beheaded by Al-Ittihad militia after ambush near Tulo-Burago village in Gedo region. Another 3 UN national staff (not included) bound, questioned and later released. The victim, a senior SNF Commander, was the apparent target of the Al-Ittihad militia. Yes Focal Point
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
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
2405 Apr 26 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 6.876992 31.306979 Unknown Unknown An INGO community-based volunteer, working in Gandor clinic in Southern Lietch, was killed by gunfire in Nyandong. Further details are not available but this incident has been verified. Yes Official Report
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
12 Jun 8 1997 Rwanda 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Combat/Crossfire Unknown -1.49984 29.63497 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when he was among a group of villagers attacked by insurgents near Ruhengeri on June 8. Archived Archived
538 May 8 2007 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins Archived 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
1335 Jul 12 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 4.75 31 Unknown Unknown UN staff was shot dead in his house in Hai Lokwilili behind Jebel Kujur near the Ministry of Animal Resources. Yes Official Report
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
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
2406 Apr 26 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 6.876992 31.306979 Unknown Unknown An INGO staff member was killed returning to the NGO clinic in Padeah after having to evacuate the town earlier in the day due to armed conflict between SPLA and armed opposition groups. He was shot on his way back to the village to check on the facility. It is not known who shot him. Yes Official Report
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
539 May 20 2007 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Road 1.7148358 44.7699326 Criminal Pirates 1 UN national staff guard was killed while helping repulse a new pirate attack on a ship that had just delivered UN food assistance to the Somali port of Merka. As a result, the agents of a UN-contracted vessel this morning refused to allow the ship loaded with food to sail for Somalia. 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
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
14 Jun 19 1997 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.36667 42.53333 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 1 INGO driver killed by Al Ittihad militia in Kismayo on June 19. Archived Archived
272 Dec 27 2003 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 0.44701 42.69699 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff kidnapped and escaped when they were caught up in armed attack/robbery of Somali organization AFREC in Marere, Dec 27. Archived Archived
1077 Dec 27 2009 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 3 42 Unknown Unknown The head of a local NGO was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his house overnight. The man had just returned from a trip to Nairobi. Motive unclear. Archived Media
1337 Jul 20 2012 Pakistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 26.13456 68.7696 Unknown Unknown A UN local staff member working on the polio eradication campaign was shot and killled in a targeted attack. Yes Official Report
2408 May 1 2018 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 2.046934 45.318162 Unknown Unknown One United Nations female staff member working for agency's immunization program was shot and killed by armed gunmen in Bakara market in the capital, Mogadishu. Although her duty station was in Baidoa town, she was off-duty in Mogadishu buying items for her upcoming wedding, according to a statement made by a family member. Yes Media
15 Jul 17 1997 Bangladesh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 23.61352 90.50298 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Siddhirganj, July 17. Archived Archived
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
808 Feb 2 2009 Pakistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 30.182971 66.998734 Non-state armed group: Subnational Balochistan Liberation United Front 1 UN international (American) staff official kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver was killed when gunmen working for the Balochistan Liberation United Front stopped their vehicle; released two months later, 4 April. Archived Archived
1078 Apr 27 2010 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 1.8427539 44.5937239 Unknown Unknown A local NGO officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. The NGO supplied water for displaced people. The deceased man was also a former administrator of a telecommunications company. Pending Media
1606 Nov 24 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 33.452008 36.376632 Unknown Unknown A UN staff member was killed when a mortar shell struck his vehicle as he was driving near Damascus airport. He and three other passengers in the vehicle were killed instantly. Yes Official Report
1873 Nov 7 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 34.730833 36.709444 Unknown Unknown Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers were killed when a mortar shell hit a civilian area of Homs as they transported supplies. 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
2409 May 5 2018 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 35.359532 70.859562 Police or paramilitary Afghan National Police (ANP) One NGO female aid worker in Wama district was shot and killed when an Afghan National Police officer fired his weapon at a group of NGO workers and then fled the scene. Further details about this incident and the motive are unavailable at this time. Yes Official Report
2940 Feb 16 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 10.294 22.782 Unknown Unknown One humanitarian was killed according to official reports in Birao. No further information is available at this time. Pending Official Report
16 Jul 1997 Chechnya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Home 43.3976147 45.6985005 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack. Archived Archived
809 Feb 2 2009 Sri Lanka 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 8.7593439 80.4999646 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later Archived Archived
1079 Nov 13 2010 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 5 47 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver contracted by a UN agency was shot and killed and food aid was looted. The incident was apparently linked to a clan dispute. 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
2146 Jul 14 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 6.807249 29.678888 Unaffiliated Not applicable An INGO national staff member was shot and killed in Barpakeny, Rumbek East. The incident appears to have been related to a personal matter and not because the victim was an aid worker. Yes Official Report
2680 May 4 2019 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Road 35.63 36.67 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One national male NGO volunteer was struck by aerial bombardment in the Idlib countryside near the village of Rayaka, while on route to respond to a civilian call. The volunteer sustained a serious head wound which he later succumbed to. Motive for the attack is unconfirmed, but considering the location and the marked vehicle it appears unlikely to be incidental. Yes Media
2941 May 14 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7 19.183333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One NGO driver was critically shot and later died in hospital after his NGO vehicle was ambushed on the road in Yagarandji Forest, 15km south of Kaga-Bandoro by an unknown armed group. The three other passengers were unharmed. Pending 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
810 Feb 17 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 31.6257334 65.7145053 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An INGO national staffer was shot and killed following threatening letters from armed opposition groups warning residents to cease working for the Afghan government and foreign entities. Yes Official Report
1609 Nov 26 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Other Explosives Individual attack Project site 32.627761 65.901625 Unknown Unknown Three aid workers involved in a village-level development project were killed by a remote-controlled bomb. Pending Media
2147 Jul 20 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.456443 36.235963 Unknown Unknown One NGO volunteer was killed while helping to rescue civilians. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently unknown. Yes Media
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
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
544 Jun 12 2007 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.4772871 34.3215106 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff was shot and died the following day. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation. Yes Focal Point
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
1876 Dec 5 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 32.625278 36.106111 Unknown Unknown 1 Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty. 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
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
545 Jun 13 2007 Occupied Palestinian Territories 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 31.4772871 34.3215106 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff was shot in the head. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation. Yes Focal Point
812 Feb 21 2009 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed when bandits opened fire on a passenger bus. Archived Archived
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
1877 Aug 1 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 33.513 36.292 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further details are currently available. Yes Official Report
2413 May 19 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Unknown Project site 33.223252 35.830723 Unknown Unknown One male NGO volunteer was killed by artillery shelling while providing emergency rescue services in Jubata Alkashad city in Quneitra. Yes Media
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
20 Aug 1997 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown -0.36667 42.53333 Non-state armed group: Subnational Clan 2 INGO national nurses running a health clinic killed in apparent clan-related revenge killing in Kismayo. Archived Archived
546 Jun 11 2007 Lebanon 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 34.43667 35.84972 Unknown Unknown 2 national RC workers killed Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon as Lebanese forces and Islamic militants battled. The two were killed when a militant group's mortar shell struck their vehicle Archived 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
1083 Jan 6 2011 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff member was attacked, stabbed and killed by an unknown group at his boarding place. Yes Official Report
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
1878 Mar 31 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.211683 37.1473 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further information is available at this time. Yes Official Report
2150 May 31 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 35.931027 36.641778 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition A 23-year old aid worker was killed in Idlib, during a sustained airstrike. He was part of local NGO and on an emergency response team that taught volunteers about first aid and providing search & rescue during airstrikes. During the attack, he was trying to rescue families that were trapped under the rubble of their building after it had been hit. The airstrike also killed several civilians. Yes Official Report
2414 Jul 29 2014 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.223252 35.830723 Host State Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) One INGO aid worker was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood. He was taking refuge from the attack when he was killed (most likely from artillery or other aerial fire). The Israeli military reported that their attack on Khan Younis was in response to earlier Hamas firing on Israeli targets. Yes Official Report
2684 May 25 2019 DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Mob violence Project site 0.517895 29.311459 Unaffiliated Community members One member of the Ebola team for prevention and control of infections died after suffering serious injuries during an attack. Reports indicate local residents of the Mabalako health sector in Vusahiro village attacked the Ebola team. The seriously injured staff member was being transferred to a hospital when he succumbed to his wounds. Organization is listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding. Yes Media
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
279 Feb 14 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Unknown Ambush Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 4 NGO national staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14. Archived Archived
547 Jun 4 2007 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 6.68048 80.401919 Unknown Unknown 2 national RC workers who had been abducted by gunmen claiming to be police in Colombo, have been shot dead. The bodies of the two men were found in Ratnapura district, about 100km (60 miles) south-east of Colombo. Yes Focal Point
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
1344 Aug 27 2012 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 1.8427539 44.5937239 Unknown Unknown A UN national staffer was shot and killed in Marka. The reasons behind the killing are unknown. Yes Media
1613 Dec 2 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 32.6327 36.106299 Unknown Unknown A UN staff member was killed by shrapnel from a mortar round that struck her residence. Yes Official Report
1879 Jun 3 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 34.730833 38.998105 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further information is available at this time. Yes Official Report
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
2685 May 24 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 32.1415 61.2096 Foreign or coalition forces International Military Forces (IMF) During an international military airstrike targeting anti-government elements at 12:17am LT, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. Yes Official Report
22 Sep 24 1997 Ethiopia 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 8.53056 44.795 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staffers shot dead in apparent robbery attempt in Ogaden region Sept 24. Archived Archived
280 Feb 25 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25. Archived Archived
548 May 29 2007 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.79748245 34.18649998 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in an ambush by gunmen, after which the UN agency temporarily suspended aid to half a million people in Uganda's drought-prone Karamoja region. 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
1614 Jul 14 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.470376 36.30053 Unknown Unknown One UN staff member suffered head injuries on 9 July 2013 when a shell exploded at the southern end of Palestine Street in Yarmouk. He subsequently died five days later on 14 July 2013. Yes Official Report
1880 Jul 26 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 35.959411 38.998105 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed on duty. There is no further information available at this time. 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
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
281 Feb 2004 Colombia 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Unknown Unknown 2.8930783 -73.7845072 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff shot and killed. 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
1615 Mar 13 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Combat/Crossfire Public location 33.372937 36.112475 Unknown Unknown A UN staff member suffered injuries when he was hit by shrapnel from a nearby explosion in Khan Eshieh camp on 13 March. He died from his injuries the next day. Yes Official Report
2153 Aug 9 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Public location 8.723687 30.164704 Unknown Unknown The remains of 47 people were found on the outskirts of Rubkway in Mayendit County on August 9th by a UNMISS patrol. Increased fighting has been reported in the area since August 7th between the SPLA and a currently unidentified group. One NGO staff member was extracted from the area with gunshot wounds and treated at the UNMISS base. Yes Official Report
2417 May 30 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 4.089045 30.681738 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A commercial vehicle carrying 15 passengers was attacked by armed men on the Yei-Kaya road about 9 miles (16 km) from Yei. Two people were killed during the ambush, one of which was a reportedly a local NGO aid worker. Yes Official Report
2687 Nov 4 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members. Yes Focal Point
24 Sep 1997 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 4.824871 31.607858 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba. Archived Archived
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
817 Mar 4 2009 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 9.16667 80.41667 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff in Vanni was killed by shelling Wednesday around 5:00 p.m. while return from sending some of the seriously wounded patients from Maaththa'lan hospital in ICRC ship. Archived Archived
1087 Jan 25 2011 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 29.79455 66.72068 Unknown Unknown Two workers for a local NGO (a driver and a female staff) were shot and killed on the spot while traveling 50 km from the provincial metropolois. Yes Official Report
1616 Nov 4 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Unknown Project site 33.471227 36.303878 Unknown Unknown An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. Yes Official Report
1882 Aug 29 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Unknown 34.171831 70.621679 Unknown Unknown An NGO staff member was shot and killed for unknown reasons in Khogyani District. Yes Official Report
2154 Aug 11 2016 Yemen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Project site 15.349327 44.179961 Unknown Unknown On 11 August a Yemeni Red Crescent (YRCS) volunteer was shot dead by a sniper in Taiz city. He was on an official mission to do a field survey and was fully dressed in YRCS uniform (a red and white vest showing the Red Crescent). There was prior coordination with the Resistance Committees and acceptance to carry out this survey in the area under their control. Yes Official Report
25 Oct 1997 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
551 Jun 17 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.9096 23.47406 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately. Archived Archived
818 Mar 6 2009 Mozambique 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Mob violence Project site -15.11646 39.2666 Unaffiliated Not applicable 3 national Red Cross workers killed by mobs accusing them of deliberately infecting water sources with the agent that causes cholera. They were, in fact, disinfecting the water with chlorine. Archived Archived
1088 Jan 27 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Unknown Individual attack Road 35.01361 69.17139 Unknown Unknown A local female staff of an INGO engaged in education and microfinance was approached by two men on motorcycles, and killed on her way to a project location. The attackers fled the scene immediately afterwards. The victim was a 12th grade student in a local high-school, employed part-time as the INGO teacher trainer for a longer-term training program. The attackers targeted the said INGO staff member, possibly because of her involvement with women's programming. Yes Official Report
1348 Sep 6 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Home 33.470376 36.30053 Unknown Unknown A UN national staffer was killed, along with his son, when shells hit their home. Yes Official Report
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
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
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
26 Oct 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -1.9646631 30.0644358 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
284 Mar 7 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One Red Crescent national staff member was shot dead in an ambush approximately 3 kilometers from Qalat, March 7. The Taliban has been suspected in this incident. Archived Archived
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
1089 Feb 1 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.2482128 70.1932137 Unknown Unknown Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established. Yes Official Report
1349 Sep 9 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Public location 33.5130695 36.3095814 Unknown Unknown A UN national staffer was shot and killed on his way to work. It is unknown if it was a targeted attack or a stray bullet. Yes Official Report
1618 Sep 28 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 33.34658 36.28752 Unknown Unknown A UN staff member was killed in crossfire near his home. 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
27 Oct 18 1997 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Road 36.70904 67.11087 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff killed by stray bullet when three ICRC cars caught in crossfire Anchoy-Shibirgan road 200 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif on Oct 18. Archived Archived
286 Mar 2004 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Unknown Office/compound 32.597902 44.016482 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office. Archived Archived
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
1619 Nov 5 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 37.100701 70.556332 Unaffiliated Not applicable An INGO staff member was stabbed and killed by the son of the mayor of Faizabad. Yes Official Report
2157 Aug 17 2016 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 4.577569 28.398784 Unknown Unknown A contractor for a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Yambio on August 17th. No further information is currently available about the incident. Yes Official Report
2421 Jun 1 2018 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location Host State Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) One female medical volunteer with an NGO was shot and killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza during a protest. According to witness reports and cellphone footage, the volunteer was moving with her hands up and identification card displayed toward a protestor who was close to the border fence and had been affected by tear gas. A preliminary IDF investigation stated that she was not specifically targeted in the attack. Yes Media
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
288 Mar 21 2004 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 2 Shooting Ambush Road 9.560335 44.069722 Non-state armed group: National Al-Ittihad al-Islami Two INGO (1 Kenyan national, 1 national) staff killed and 1 international (German) staff wounded in ambush in Somaliland at a roadblock outside the capital Hargeisa. Reportedly, members of Al-Ittihad al-Islami opened fire on the team. 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
1091 Feb 19 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 34.430247 70.448678 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary. 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
1621 Dec 5 2013 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 4.361698 18.555975 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One off-duty INGO national staff member was shot and killed by armed intruders at his home. The attack seems to have been religiously motivated. Yes Focal Point
2158 Sep 1 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.611246 28.466949 Unknown Unknown Two people were shot and killed while travelling between Baambaru and Yambio town. One of the victims (male) was a driver for an INGO and the other (female) was part of a church group (not counted here). Reportedly, the perpetrators did not take anything from the victims. Yes Official Report
2422 May 26 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 35.990837 36.937984 Non-state armed group: National Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Five volunteers from a national NGO were shot and killed when armed assailants raided their compound in Al-Hader, Aleppo. The volunteers were blindfolded before being shot. Four died immediately and one died later in the hospital. Two additional volunteers were wounded (not currently counted here because the information cannot be confirmed via the agency) and two more were able to escape the attack. The assailants also stole equipment. Although the motive for the attack and perpetrators are unknown, a few reports pointed to and loosely insinuated that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have been involved because they currently control the area. These reports are currently unsubstantiated. On June 3rd, one volunteer that was hurt in the attack the previous week succumbed to his wounds bringing up the total amount of aid workers killed to six. Yes Media
2692 May 19 2018 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Public location 8.25 34.583333 Staff member Not applicable One male UN agency staff member was assaulted and killed in Gambela around 9:00pm May 19, 2018. The staff member arrived in Gambela from Pugnido at 5:00pm and reportedly met friends and colleagues at a local hotel. Reports indicate the staff members body was found at 1:00am and cause of death determined to be a large head injury resulting in blood loss. Another UN agency staff member is in custody in relation to the death. 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
289 Apr 10 2004 Iraq 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 36.3466059 43.127008 Unknown Unknown 1 RC national staff assassinated in Mosul, April 10 (wife also killed). Archived Archived
555 Jun 27 2007 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unaffiliated Clan 2 INGO national staff a doctor and his driver killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The doctor was slain late Wednesday in El-Berde, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu. Orgnaization rep said he might have been a victim of an inter-clan feud in the region. Residents said the gunmen also shot the driver as he tried to protect the aid worker. "Three men armed with AK 47 rifles stopped the doctor in town and one of them shot him twice. His driver, Lel Idris, was also shot by another gunman while trying to protect the doctor," said Hassan Sheik Ali, a resident. Yes Focal Point
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
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
290 Apr 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Raid Office/compound 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office. Archived Archived
556 Jul 9 2007 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Unknown 4.7355786 45.2040946 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff gunned down by an Archived Archived
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
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
2694 May 11 2019 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Public location 11.833333 13.15 Non-state armed group: Regional Boko Haram One NGO national humanitarian worker was killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram in Moranti, near Tashan Joni area of Maiduguri at 7:00pmLT. 8 bodies were recovered after the incident including the NGO worker, and four civilian bodies are still reported to be missing. Pending Media
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
1094 Mar 12 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 35.61527 68.65967 Unaffiliated Not applicable A national staff of a local NGO was killed most likely as a result of a confrontation with individuals with whom he was involved in a personal dispute. The death is not thought to be linked to his affiliation with an NGO. Yes Official Report
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
2161 Sep 6 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 4.577569 28.398784 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff member and his family were shot and killed by an armed perpetrator who had broken into their home in Yambio town. Yes Focal Point
2425 Apr 27 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Home 7.780485 33.00291 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown One national staff member was killed during tribal clashes with a conflicting village. 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
558 Jul 9 2007 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 30.4952367 47.8090981 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff doctor kidnapped early on Monday on his way home from work and killed in the southern city of Basra. The organisation has suspended its demining programme in the region until the circumstances of the murder have been clarified. His body was found two days later and the preliminary investigation does not indicate that this crime was an attack against the demining work" of the organisation. 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
2426 Oct 16 2017 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Home 13.533333 14.316667 Unknown Unknown A national staff member was killed in a botched home invasion/robbery in Bagasola. 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
826 Mar 16 2009 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Unknown 9.16667 80.41667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff gravely wounded (leg severed) as a result of shelling in the no fire zone, and later died due to lack of medical care. Yes Focal Point
1357 Oct 15 2012 Niger 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 Kidnapping Raid Office/compound 14.510833 6.765 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Qaeda (affiliated) Five national NGO staffers and one international (Chadian) were kidnapped from their compound by unidentified gunmen believed to be members of a militant group associated with Al Qaeda. One staffer was shot during the abduction and later died of his wounds. The others were released a month later after being held captive in the deserts of Islamist-controlled northern Mali. Pending Media
1626 Dec 13 2013 Mali 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 15.075763 -7.519128 Unknown Unknown An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers. 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
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
560 Jul 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen. Archived Archived
827 Mar 18 2009 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contractor shot dead in Mogadishu overnight by unknown gunmen. Archived Archived
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
2164 Sep 19 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 36.150272 36.946046 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition A member of the Syrian Red Crescent sub-branch was killed during an aerial attack. Around twenty civilians were also killed in the attack that took place in Urem al-Kubra, rural Aleppo. Out of the twenty people killed, a total of six were reportedly aid workers (currently verifying information). A humanitarian convoy that was unloading supplies at the Syrian Red Crescent's warehouse was impacted as well with all of the aid supplies reportedly damaged. According to some reports, 18 of 31 convoy trucks were hit in the bombing. 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
35 1997 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed, sometime in 1997 Yes Focal Point
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
561 Jul 24 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 9.28 80.25490821 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot and killed by gunman in the island's army-held far northern Jaffna peninsula. Archived Archived
1098 Apr 22 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Home 34.2167554 69.9689529 Unknown Unknown A local staff member of a local NGO was shot and killed by unknown armed men as he was exiting his home. Yes Official Report
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
2165 Jul 11 2016 South Sudan 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 15 0 15 16 9 7 0 Rape/sexual assault Raid Public location 4.859363 31.57125 Host State South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) On July 11th in Juba, South Sudanese soldiers invaded Terrain Hotel, a location that was popular with international staff. According to reports, the soldiers raped 5 international staff members and killed one national staff member. Other staff members (10) were also sexually assaulted, assaulted and/or wounded by other means as a direct result of the attack. (Updated: October 2016) Yes Media
296 May 18 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Unknown Unknown 36.7581256 66.8980826 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff murdered in Balkh, May 18. Yes Focal Point
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
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
1630 Dec 19 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Raid Office/compound 7.785145 33.002922 Unaffiliated Youths An INGO staff member was killed by Nuer youth during an attack on a UN base in Akobo, where the staff was taking refuge. The attack seems to have been ethnically motivated. 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
37 Jan 1998 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Raid Project site 8.7593439 80.4999646 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff murdered when working as a night watchman at the ICRC sub-delegation in Vavuniya, when the sub-delegation Archived Archived
830 Mar 23 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Home 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff manager shot Monday night in the western Darfur town of Kongo Haraza at home near Sudan's border with Chad. Archived Archived
1100 Apr 23 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 7.181962 32.356095 Unknown Unknown A national staff of a UN agency was killed during an attack by armed assailants while traveling on duty. Yes Official Report
1361 Nov 2 2012 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Raid Home 6.217554 33.438353 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staffer of an INGO was kidnapped by a group of armed rebels from his home and was later killed. Pending Media
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
2167 Aug 25 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.664218 64.26615 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. Yes Official Report
38 Jan 1998 DR Congo 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
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
564 Sep 11 2007 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 5 47 Unaffiliated Clan One UN national staff shot and killed by unidentified clan gunmen Tuesday afternoon in Abudwak, a town in the central Somali region of Galgadud. The victim was targeted for clan-related reasons, reliable sources in Abudwak said. Yes Official Report
831 Apr 3 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 33.96744 68.9492 Foreign or coalition forces International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) 1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included). Yes Official Report
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
1362 Nov 8 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.328069 70.165275 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group and he was singled out among passengers. The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him. 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
2168 Sep 26 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 36.202105 37.13426 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition A national staff member of a local NGO was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo while walking home from work in the afternoon. Yes Official Report
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
39 Mar 22 1998 Sierra Leone 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Unknown 7.9967363 -10.9495705 Non-state armed group: National Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) 1 ICRC national staff member (and his son) killed during killed in an exchange of fire between ECOMOG and the AFRC/RUF near Segbwema. 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
832 Apr 4 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Office/compound 34.23947 70.30154 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff district manager of a microfinance project staying overnight at the NGO district office suffered fatal stab wounds. No money or valuables were kept on site and it is understood that there was no evidence of any theft or damage to property. No further details are known. Archived 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
2169 Sep 21 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Individual attack Unknown 8.532399 28.0991 Unknown Unknown A local security guard for an INGO was stabbed to death in a dispute in Alek, Gogrial West. It is currently unknown whether the dispute was personal or whether it occurred in the line of duty. 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
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
40 Mar 6 1998 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed March 6. Archived Archived
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
1103 Mar 28 2011 Cote D'Ivoire 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Unknown Unknown 4.5897813 -7.3887946 Unknown Unknown A national staff of an INGO was killed in unknown circumstances, during violence in the western part of the country, while on leave to attend to family matters. Yes Official Report
1634 Jan 7 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Unknown 36.212883 37.164151 Unknown Unknown Three local staff of an INGO were killed during a mortar attack. 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
2704 May 11 2019 Occupied Palestinian Territories 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.401936 34.386018 Host state Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) One Palestinian paramedic with the Palestinian Red Crescent was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet, while preforming humanitarian activities, by the Israeli military. The military shots came from the border wall east of Khan Younis on May 11, 2019. On June 11, 2019 the RC volunteer succumbed to his wounds and died in a hospital in Gaza. Yes Media
42 Mar 1998 Rwanda 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Raid Project site -1.9646631 30.0644358 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO staff killed in armed assault on camp (presumed here to be national staff). Archived Archived
301 Jun 22 2004 Chechnya 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Individual attack Unknown 43.25 45.83333 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nazran, June 22. Archived Archived
834 Apr 6 2009 Pakistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.6013314 73.3794724 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO national staff (female aid workers and their male driver) kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by a donor agency. Yes Focal Point
1901 Aug 27 2014 Israel 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Office/compound 31.33573 34.394087 Unknown Unknown An off duty volunteer was killed when a morter shell hit Nirim kibbutz. Yes Media
2171 Oct 9 2016 Yemen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Public location 15.369445 44.191007 Foreign or coalition forces Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) One off-duty national staff member from the IFRC was among the dead as a result of an attack on a funeral hall by aerial bombardment. Reports say that the Houthi-led government blames the attack on the Saudi-led coalition, something that Saudi Arabia denies. One source from the ICRC stated in a media report that there was more than one airstrike made on the target. The Saudi-led coalition later claimed responsibility. Yes Media
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
2705 Jul 2 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Home 32.737778 36.06875 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition One female national INGO staff member was killed when an airstrike hit her home in Tafas, Daraa. The aerial bombardment happened at 3:00am LT, and the staff members baby was also killed in the attack. Yes Focal Point
2969 May 27 2020 Somalia 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnap-killing Raid Office/compound -3222733 -4565257 Unknown Unknown 7 NGO staff members were reportedly kidnapped by unknown masked perpetrators from the NGO centre in Gololey, Balcad. On May 28 the bodies of the 7 staff members, and one other civilian, were returned to the centre. Investigations into the murders are ongoing. Conflicting reports point blame to the Somalia Armed Forces for retaliation over the death of soldiers, while other officials blame the group Al Shabaab. Pending Official Report
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
302 Jun 2 2004 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country. Archived Archived
835 Apr 8 2009 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Public location 7.878 80.70382459 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff hit by a shell while getting water for his family in a coastal area in the north held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Yes Focal Point
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
2172 Oct 8 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Individual attack Unknown 7.780485 33.00291 Unaffiliated Not applicable A national staff member working for an INGO was reportedly killed in the evening hours. The incident is believed to be a result of a family dispute and not related to the staff member's work for the INGO. Yes Official Report
2436 Jan 7 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Raid Public location 8.927721 29.788925 Unaffiliated Not applicable One national aid worker was taken into the bush and hacked to death during tribal violence. The attack was not the result of his employment as an aid worker. Yes Focal Point
44 Apr 1998 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Aerial bombardment Unknown Project site 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing. 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
836 Apr 9 2009 Somalia 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 3.96983 42.44122 Unknown Unknown 3 NGO national staff shot and killed by hooded gunmen in a town near the Ethiopian border. The head of the relief group, which operates in southern Somalia, his colleague and the driver were killed as they were leaving for a field trip in a southwestern town on Thursday. Archived Archived
1638 Aug 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 33.483333 36.35 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer, after having disappeared for five months, died on 8 January 2014. Yes Official Report
2173 Oct 1 2016 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Home 34.419849 70.472943 Host State Afghan Armed Forces A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. Yes Official Report
2707 Jun 28 2018 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Aerial bombardment Combat/Crossfire Home 32.628333 36.226111 Foreign or coalition forces Russian Syrian Military Coalition Three national male INGO staff members were killed during an airstrike in Tiba, Sayda, rural farmland in Daraa. Two staff members where at home at the time of the strike, and one was attempting to flee. Yes Focal Point
45 Apr 1998 Burundi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.3239046 29.3206183 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff ambushed and killed by bandits in Bujumbura, April 22. Archived Archived
570 Sep 25 2007 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Unknown Unknown 30.4952367 47.8090981 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff of UN agency partner organization staff kidnapped and killed by armed militia members on Tuesday. The victim's body and that of a friend (not included here) were later located at a morgue. Initial reports indicate that the murder was an act of militia retaliation against sectarian minorities in southern Iraq, and not deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers. Archived Archived
837 Apr 12 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 33.4014634 69.8912294 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff operating in the district was abducted by four armed men as he dismounted his motorbike; released on 19 April at 1600 in Yaqubi District after the victim Yes Official Report
1368 Dec 4 2012 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Combat/Crossfire Public location 31.186944 66.297222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries. Yes Official Report
1639 Jan 17 2014 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 Complex attack Raid Public location 34.537071 69.181356 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Two UN international staff were killed in a complex attack (one suicide bomber, two gunmen) at Taverna du Leban Restaurant in Kabul. The Taliban confirmed responsibility for the attack. At least 21 people (13 internationals and eight Afghans) have been reported dead. Yes Official Report
1904 Mar 31 2015 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Unknown Project site 33.513 36.292 Unknown Unknown A volunteer for the Syrian branch of the Palestine Red Crescent, was shot and killed in a refugee camp near Damascus. Yes Media
2174 Aug 2 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Individual attack Project site 36.202105 37.13426 Unknown Unknown A volunteer for a local NGO was reportedly killed in a targeted attack while clearing unexploded ordnance in Aleppo. Yes Media
2438 Dec 17 2017 South Sudan 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 6 6 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.461161 25.680587 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) Six aid workers were missing after an ambush on the road between Raga and Deim Zubier. It was reported that they may have been caught up in an attack on SPLA forces by the SPLA-IO. It was later confirmed that they (and their vehicles) were taken by opposition forces and held in Raj for approximately three days before being released. Yes Official Report
2972 Feb 8 2019 Mali 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.4842997 -4.18296 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 3 male INGO national staff members were kidnapped by an armed group in the area while travelling through Mopti region. They were held for 5 days then released. Yes Focal Point
838 Apr 15 2009 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Ambush Road 34.5 72 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by suicide bomb while stopped at a police checkpoint. Yes Official Report
1108 Apr 2 2009 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 An INGO driver was abducted by eight armed bandits during a carjacking incident. He was released by the bandits and arrived in El Geneina town 3 days later. Yes Official Report
1369 Dec 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.478418 69.76002 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff (an international doctor, a national doctor, and a national staffer) were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling north on a secondary road towards Surobi town. They were held until 8 December, when negotiations led to the release of the 2 local staff, and an IMF operation forcibly rescued the foreign doctor. The crime was reportedly motivated by economic gains, but there were AOG elements/actors present. Yes Official Report
1640 Jun 1 2013 India 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Individual attack Unknown 22.57179 88.361727 Unaffiliated Not applicable A female aid worker was drugged and sexually assaulted by a local businessman. She subsequently attempted suicide and was hospitalized. Pending Media
1905 Mar 30 2015 Yemen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Unknown Project site 15.552727 48.516388 Unknown Unknown A volunteer of the Yemen Red Crescent Society Al-Dhalea YRCS branch was critical injured on 30 March and later died of the injuries (31 March). He was shot in the abdomen while coming to the aid of people who had been wounded in fighting in the Al Sulaf area of Zubaid in southern Al-Dhalea Governorate. He was severely injured when someone started shooting randomly hitting one of the YRCS ambulances during armed confrontations. He was taken to the hospital where he died the following morning. Yes Media
2175 Aug 11 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Project site 36.202105 37.13426 Unknown Unknown A volunteer for an NGO died amid shelling on the neighborhood of Al Ramosa in Aleppo while performing his service to the community. Yes Media
47 Jun 25 1998 Ethiopia 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 1 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7 44 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 6 ICRC international staff (1 Swiss, 5 Somali) abducted when travelling from Gode to Degeh Bur in three marked vehicles on June 25. On July 3 the Islamic group al-Ittihad al-Islami claimed responsibility, stating that the hostages were under investigation. Archived Archived
1109 May 6 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown An INGO contracted driver was taken by two armed persons together with two vehicles and released by perpetrators four days later. Yes Official Report
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