Security incident data

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

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

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedsort iconNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2752003000100000001011001UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded.

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1652001000400020202024004UnknownUnknownUnknown

2 ICRC international staff wounded, 2 national staff wounded sometime during year.

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1362000000400030301014004UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international and 3 national staff wounded.

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941999000200010101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 national wounded sometime during year.

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344Jan102005Zimbabwe100000000010011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-17.831772631.0456859

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

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949Apr142009Zambia100000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome-8.8666731.3

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

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1075Jul32010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.65481543.94099815

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

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1074Nov262010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown15.33748444.184304

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

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1073Jan202010Yemen100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

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887Nov162009Yemen010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.40603244.215669

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

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877Aug132009Yemen00150000015150000150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.30852843.403557

15 RCS national staff kidnapped by rebel group.

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849Jun122009Yemen040000000040044220Kidnap-killingUnknownProject site16.30852843.403557

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

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664Dec152008Yemen010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad14.542889444.4006912

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

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1206May22007Yemen002000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad16.30852843.403557

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

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209Dec2002Yemen030000000030033003UnknownUnknownUnknown16.347124347.8915271

3 INGO international (US) staff killed in Yemen.

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67Jan1999Yemen040000000000444220KidnappingRaidUnknown16.347124347.8915271

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

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763Jun122007Vietnam010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown16.16667107.83333

1 INGO national staff hospitalized after major assault during robbery

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1072Sep242010Uganda100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown2.02055634.584167

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

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1059Jul112010Uganda010000000010011001BombingUnknownPublic location0.317713732.5813539

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

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966Sep12009Uganda010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

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

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928Nov42009Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.7532.9

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

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926Aug182009Uganda010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location2.7532.9

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

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907Feb122010Uganda020000010101012110ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

1 INGO national staff driver was injured and 1 international consultant for the INGO (American) was injured when armed men in the Karamoja region opened fire on a group of vehicles (an INGO vehicle and a rented vehicle). The rental car driver, a police officer and a local official in the second vehicle were killed after their vehicle did not exit the ambush area (deaths not included in the database).

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399Oct252005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

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

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376Jun2005Uganda020000020200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA.

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339Dec2004Uganda010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.23666733.093056

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

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218Feb2003Uganda010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

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

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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

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

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693Nov72007Tanzania010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-3.3666736.68333

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

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619Jun302008Tanzania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.427533936.70858482

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

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150Jun2001Tajikistan015000000990066150015KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

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89Oct71999Tajikistan010000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

1 INGO international staffer killed Oct 7.

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34Dec1997Tajikistan020000000010122110Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

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3Feb1997Tajikistan400200004400226006KidnappingUnknownUnknown38.628173370.8156541

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

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1114Nov142009Sudan010000000001011001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.62678625.349635

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

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1113Oct72009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody13.443522.4452278

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

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1112Sep82009Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

One driver shot and seriously wounded when an INGO convoy of two vehicles was ambushed. The incident occurred a few hundred metres from a GoS checkpoint. The perpetrators robbed the passengers of cash and fled.

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1110May162009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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1109May62009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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1108Apr22009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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1107Mar282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

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

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1106Mar242009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

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

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1105Mar212009Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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1104Jan282009Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

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

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1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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1097Apr222011Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.432.4

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

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1086Jan132011Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

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

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1056Jun292010Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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1050Aug22010Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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1035Oct152010Sudan010000000010011100Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.933.8

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

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1032Jun12010Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultDetentionCustody933

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

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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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969Sep212008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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967Jun222010Sudan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

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

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960Jul52009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad15.093512926.1585109

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

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959Apr252009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1626

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

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945Aug192009Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location12.0524.883333

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

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944Oct112009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.00592229.718875

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

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941Sep102009Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown7.723393327.9758201

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

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933May182010Sudan030000002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad12.02719724.878326

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

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929Sep72006Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.1215402523.1587067

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

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925Mar102010Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

One INGO national staff wounded.  No additional details provided.

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871Jul202009Sudan010000000001011001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

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

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869Oct222009Sudan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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855Jun242009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown1626

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

833Apr42009Sudan020000000000222020KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

2 INGO international (1 French, 1 Canadian) staff kidnapped. 2 INGO national staff kidnapped and released the same day (not included). The internationals (both female) held for 26 days. The workers were snatched on Saturday night from the group's offices south of South Darfur's capital Nyala and around 100 kilometres (65 miles) from the border with Chad. One of the kidnappers, who refused to give his name, named his group as the "Falcons for the Liberation of Africa", saying it was composed of former rebels and members of Arab tribes in Darfur. He said a French group had been targetted to "send a message to the French government to try the people who kidnapped children from Chad."

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829Mar212009Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

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

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819Mar142009Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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814Mar102009Sudan050000002200335212KidnappingRaidHome1626

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

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794Jul252008Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.0524.883333

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

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1221Apr12008Sudan100000000001011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown15.593324732.5356502

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

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1220Mar72008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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1217Jan122008Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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775Jun252008Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

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

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770Feb192008Sudan010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff wounded in armed robbery.

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766Nov252007Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff shot during armed robbery.

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762Mar212007Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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760Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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749Jul242006Sudan070000006600117007KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound1630

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

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706Apr82008Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

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

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702Nov2007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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695Apr32008Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1626

1 INGO national staff injured when three armed men entered the compound, punched and kicked a member of staff to force him to hand over valuables and then locked him in his room.

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689Nov2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound11.32944425.08565623

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

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688May2007Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody14.584444429.4917691

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

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677Feb212005Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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668Mar2008Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound11.681732329.4984751

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

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660Dec42008Sudan060000060600006006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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618Jun272008Sudan100000000010011100UnknownAmbushRoad4.82487131.607858

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

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598Mar202008Sudan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad13.420899723.0738882

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

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572Sep2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown12.0524.883333

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

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568Sep282007Sudan030000030300003003UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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553May302007Sudan020000002200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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541Jan202007Sudan110000002200002002KidnappingUnknownPublic location14.20185924.663781

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

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533Apr2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown12.3333323.41667

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

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532Feb112007Sudan100000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.426300922.6574884

One UN national staff (guard) underwent medical treatment after being shot when four armed men looted food items from a UN agency.

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531Feb132007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained injuries when two armed men in military uniform entered an INGO compound in Um Dukhum in W. Darfur early in the morning of 13 February in an attempt to loot money. They attacked the guard who sustained injuries before fleeing the scene. Two staff members of the INGO living nearby came to the rescue of their colleagues and while they were transporting the injured to the hospital, their house was robbed.

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530Feb172007Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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529Apr182007Sudan020000020200002101Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound1630

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

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528Apr212007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound1630

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

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527Apr232007Sudan020000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

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

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523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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1207Apr42007Sudan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound12.3333323.41667

1 INGO national staff guard sustained serious injuries when four unknown armed men raided the compound in Umm Dukhum in West Darfur, April 4.

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512Feb2007Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown13.1666724.36667

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

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508Dec182006Sudan010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

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

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505Dec262006Sudan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

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

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5042006Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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502Dec182006Sudan030000010102023120Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound11.281107525.1414136

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

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501Dec92006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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500Dec72006Sudan008000080800008008Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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499Nov102006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

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

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498Nov92006Sudan710000080800008008Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.7530

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

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497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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495Jun272006Sudan010000000001011100KidnappingMob violencePublic location11.00592229.718875

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

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484Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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483Oct302006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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479Sep132006Sudan030000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

3 INGO national staff flogged with the whip and sustained injuries when their vehicle was ambushed while travelling to El Geneina between Kerenek and Azerni (25 km East of El Geneina) by three men, Sept 13.

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478Sep112006Sudan040000030301014000Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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471Aug262006Sudan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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470Aug42006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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463Jul12006Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.443522.4452278

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

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455Jul32006Sudan010000000000111100ShootingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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446Jun132006Sudan600000005500116006KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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445Jun132006Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.443522.4452278

1 UN national staff security guard wounded when he was shot in the leg while off-duty in a marketplace near the agancy's international guesthouse in Geneina, 13 June. Unconfirmed information suggests it was personal issue.

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444May2006Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound832

One UN national staff wounded when about 22 civilians, some with firearms, invaded the agency's compound in Bor, southern Sudan. They dragged and beat the victim with sticks, and other staff members who tried rescuing him were threatened with a rifle.

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443May232006Sudan001000000001011001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.7530

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

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432Apr282006Sudan020000010101012002Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

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

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426Mar282006Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.443522.4452278

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

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425Mar192006Sudan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown531

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

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424Mar192006Sudan030000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad9.5334231.66048

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

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412Dec192005South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.7530

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

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402Oct282005Sudan260000080800008006Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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401Oct262005Sudan010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

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

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396Oct2005Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

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391Sep2005Sudan01700000150150202170017UnknownAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

15 INGO national staff and 2 international staff when convoy of seven vehicles stopped when travelling from Beida to Geneina in West Darfur.

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390Sep92005Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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384Jul2005Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site1626

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

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383Jul2005Sudan01500000150150000150015UnknownMob violenceProject site11.32944425.08565623

15 INGO national staff injured during camp riots targeting intl organizations participating in the first day of the WFP food registration program.

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382Jul2005Sudan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome14.584444429.4917691

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

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379Jun232005Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome14.584444429.4917691

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

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358Apr142005Sudan020000020200002020Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site13.426300922.6574884

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

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356Mar222005Sudan000001010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad1630

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

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354Mar102005Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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340Dec2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site11.32944425.08565623

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

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

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

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332Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody11.32944425.08565623

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

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331Nov2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingMob violenceProject site1630

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

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317Aug2004Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded.

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312Aug2004Sudan305000008800008008KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

3 UN national staff and 5 national RC staff kidnapped.

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220Mar102003Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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195Oct212002Sudan010000010100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

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

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146May2001Sudan000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

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

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140Mar82001Sudan040000002200224004KidnappingRaidProject site14.584444429.4917691

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

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963Mar22009Sri Lanka100000010100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

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

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1227Apr42009Sri Lanka010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

1 INGO national staff was shot when caught in a crossfire in Mullativu and injured his foot/ankle. Victim recovered after being transferred to Vavuniya hospital and having the bullet removed.

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1226Mar302009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1225Feb22009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1224Jan142009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1223Jan122009Sri Lanka050000050500005005Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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1222Oct102008Sri Lanka010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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850Jun162009Sri Lanka200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 UN national staff missing and presumed kidnapped.

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848Jun112009Sri Lanka001000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.459492481.2309621

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

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843Apr232009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location9.26880.815

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

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828Mar212009Sri Lanka010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.7580.16667

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

Media
823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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820Mar142009Sri Lanka100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.285977680.7161013

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

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757Feb252008Sri Lanka010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.82879.93195613

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

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1215Oct272008Sri Lanka100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown8.459492481.2309621

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

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680Apr212007Sri Lanka010000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.459492481.2309621

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

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670May152008Sri Lanka010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.93428779.8532704

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

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552Jun132007Sri Lanka010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.747581.59545919

1 INGO international (Filipino) staff wounded after being shot Wednesday night in northeastern Sri Lanka. Victim was shot and wounded by navy troops after he strayed too close to a naval camp in eastern Sri Lanka where security forces are battling Tamil Tiger rebels, the military said Thursday.

Official Report
427Apr132006South Africa100000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown-28.816623624.991639

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

Official Report
228Apr202003South Africa010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-25.7448628.18783

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

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1092Feb202011Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome7.64495447.827913

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

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1080Jan32011Somalia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location748

A local staff of an INGO was injured when an RCIED exploded near a hotel, injuring 4 people. The attack was thought to be targeted at the Governor. The injured local staff was arrested under suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Media
1067Nov252010Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location2.03333345.35

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

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1020Oct142010Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.1392946.62413

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

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992Jul192010Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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878Aug162009Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound3.8095843.24628

1 UN national staff guard wounded in raid on offices.

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854Jun242009Somalia010000010100001101UnknownAmbushRoad748

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

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851Jun162009Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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840Apr182009Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.1212943.88945

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

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825Mar162009Somalia100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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824Mar162009Somalia400000001100334004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.8095843.24628

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

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815Apr192009Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad4.00000343.999993

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

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799Oct172008Somalia100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

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

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797Aug302008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.7976744.90755

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

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788Oct112007Somalia002000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff wounded when driving their belonging to an INGO. The gunmen stopped the car and reportedly shot and wounded the two occupants before driving away with the vehicle.

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724Oct152008Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.7976744.90755

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

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718Mar242008Somalia020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownPublic location2.03333345.35

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

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710Jun122008Somalia010000000010011002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 INGO international staff killed by unidentified men armed with pistols. Victim was a Ugandan teacher working with an INGO based in Merka. The deceased was an English teacher teaching language classes for the IDPs families at the above mentioned location. Motive of the killing is not yet established.

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650Nov52008Somalia040000000000444130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound547

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

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639Sep222008Somalia020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.5305644.795

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

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631Jul272008Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.408542.9771

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

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616Jun302008Somalia140000005500005100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

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

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612Jun212008Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome2.03333345.35

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

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611Jun162008Somalia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown547

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

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607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

601Apr12008Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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595Feb122008Somalia020000010100112101KidnappingIndividual attackRoad9.60082843.3331445

1 INGO international (German) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff driver injured by gunmen in northern Somalia- a region disputed by the breakaway states of Puntland and Somaliland; released the next day following an operation by the Somaliland forces. The national staff victim was wounded during the abduction when gunmen opened fire to intercept their vehicle.

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588Dec262007Somalia020000000000222020KidnappingAmbushRoad11.278479849.1799522

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

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578Oct172007Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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567Sep202007Somalia001000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location2.1166745.4

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

Official Report
555Jun272007Somalia020000002200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff a doctor and his driver killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The doctor was slain late Wednesday in El-Berde, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu. Orgnaization rep said he might have been a victim of an inter-clan feud in the region. Residents said the gunmen also shot the driver as he tried to protect the aid worker. "Three men armed with AK 47 rifles stopped the doctor in town and one of them shot him twice. His driver, Lel Idris, was also shot by another gunman while trying to protect the doctor," said Hassan Sheik Ali, a resident. It was not immediately clear whether the driver was an IMC employee

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535May142007Somalia100000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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534May82007Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.650727948.3009945

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

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421Mar12006Somalia100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.5148642.073009

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

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361Apr2005Somalia020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidProject site8.367677149.083416

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

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352Mar2005Somalia200000020200002002UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.2842149.18158

2 UN national staff wounded when they were attacked in Bossaso town, Bari region, by some anti-vaccination individuals.

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347Jan2005Somalia010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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300Jun2004Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownPublic location3.11666743.65

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

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295Apr2004Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.0722242.75056

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

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294Apr2004Somalia010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad2.2541.16667

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

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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261Oct2003Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Italian) staff killed when shot at workplace.

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260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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232May2003Somalia010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff shot in leg when the office/house attacked in dispute over the compound.

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203Nov2002Somalia010000000001011001ShootingRaidOffice/compound9.5274945.537472

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

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187Aug2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

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

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177Apr2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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171Feb232002Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackHome1.7976744.90755

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

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168Feb2002Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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158Sep2001Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO national staff kidnapped on his way to work.

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139Mar2001Somalia7300000011009910007KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

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121Jul262000Somalia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

Official Report
118Jul2000Somalia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

UN natl staff, Dr. Salad Osoble, shot and wounded on road to Mogadishu by bandits.

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116Jun2000Somalia010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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96Jan2000Somalia000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 ICRC national staff shot and wounded when returning from a relief distribution.

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77Jun1999Somalia200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.295000143.56610996

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

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71Apr1999Somalia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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69Mar1999Somalia100000000010011100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackProject site-1.0347141.49756

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

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66Jan1999Somalia010000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown342

1 NGO international (Kenyan) staff shot dead in Gede region. Incident possibly stemmed from a labour dispute.

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57Sep1998Somalia010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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43Apr151998Somalia0017200011009910208KidnappingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

9 internationals and 1 national working for ICRC/IFRC kidnapped as their aircraft landed in Mogadishu (5 ICRC internationals, 2 IFRC delegates, 1 national RC worker kidnapped along with 2 pilots (labelled here as ICRC)). The victims were a Somali, an American, a South African.

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32Nov261997Somalia030000001100223210KidnappingRaidOffice/compound2.27097845.334654

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

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30Nov221997Somalia300000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

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23Sep1997Somalia100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

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19Jul1997Somalia000001000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown4.0189744.51112

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

Archived
13Jun201997Somalia010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site3.119950843.6444625

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

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4Feb1997Somalia010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.35821642.545087

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

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1054Oct172010Sierra Leone010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.4631769-10.7846261

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

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1213Sep282008Sierra Leone010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackRoad8.2770009-10.5739431

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

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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

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

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81Aug41999Sierra Leone200000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

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

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474Sep12006Senegal000400020211024004Landmine AmbushRoad12.6981731-15.53551051

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

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242Jul2003Senegal020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

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105Mar42000Rwanda100000000010011100ShootingAmbushUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

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

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2Jan1997Rwanda040000000031044310ShootingRaidOffice/compound-1.4998429.63497

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

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804Jan152009Philippines000300001100223210KidnappingUnknownProject site5.8506231120.0284035

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

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647Sep152008Philippines002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

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

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270Nov202003Philippines010000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown12.7503486122.7312101

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

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754Nov222007Papua New Guinea020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-5.6816069144.2489081

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

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1049Sep192010Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site30.8601772.31976

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

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1085Jan112011Pakistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2866

Three national staff of a local NGO (an implementing partner of a UN agency) were kidnapped by unidentified armed men. They were released several days later.

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1053Oct292010Pakistan010000010100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound33.72938873.093146

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

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1024Oct222010Pakistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown29.374383271.665621

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

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1011Oct202010Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownMob violenceUnknown30.8601772.31976

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

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984May282010Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.012384671.5787458

1 national NGO director kidnapped. Released August 3.

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940Sep262009Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.4172271.17917

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted.

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927Oct62009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

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

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920Jul202009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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919May222009Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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846Jun92009Pakistan100000000002801010110Suicide VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location34.012384671.5787458

2 UN interntional (1 Filippino, 1 Serbian) staff killed and 8 UN international (1 British, 1 Somali, 1 German) staff wounded in a suicide bomb attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan. 11 fatalities in all.

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780Oct172008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

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773Apr232008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

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725May212008Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.572

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

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684Jan82008Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.572

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

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674Apr212008Pakistan300000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

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

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673Feb22008Pakistan002000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.9735771.31842

2 NGO national staff kidnapped as they traveled in the org's marked vehicle during mission to Torkham; released with no ransom paid after 14 days.

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597Mar152008Pakistan030000000012033003UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.72938873.093146

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

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580Oct302007Pakistan008000080800008008BombingUnknownOffice/compound34.218824271.62733422

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

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511Feb72007Pakistan020000020200002002UnknownUnknownOffice/compound34.572

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

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308Jun162004Pakistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.3034970.89848

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

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164Dec2001Pakistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.4599372.50237

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

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970Sep222008Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown32.220498635.2568883

One INGO national staff wounded in when military firearms discharged.

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841Apr182009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000000001011001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.4166734.33333

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

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542May212007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff wounded.

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503Dec192006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000010100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.477287134.3215106

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

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423Mar2006Occupied Palestinian Territories000100000000111100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound31.345761234.3025277

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

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2742003Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002002ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza.

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198Nov222002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.025468835.2888075

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

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193Sep2002Occupied Palestinian Territories010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site31.64974135.162072

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

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306Jun2004Nigeria030000030300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad9.60003597.9999721

3 INGO national staff suffered minor injuries when they were ambushed, robbed and carjacked (in trunk) then abandoned.

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1084Jan72011Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location13.513662.1098

An international staff (French) of an INGO was killed along with another French man (not employed by the INGO) less than 24 hours after being kidnapped by suspected members of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb. The two men were dining in a restaurant when they were approached at their table by four armed men. Niger's national guard and a French surveillance plane followed the vehicle and launched an attack, but the kidnapped men were killed.

Media
968Apr192010Niger010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown189

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

Media
922Feb22010Nicaragua010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown13-85

1 INGO national staff wounded- no additional details provided.

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774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

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

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756Jan182008Nepal010000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site27.1585.9

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

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367May2005Nepal101000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown2884

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

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1218Jan152008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-19.30223334.9144977

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

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1216Dec62008Mozambique100000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-19.828706834.8417821

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

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697Jun132008Mozambique010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-25.966213332.5674498

1 INGO national staff abducted by carjackers, forced to go with them, chased by the police who shot one of the car jackers forcing the car to crash.

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892Nov292009Mauritania030000000000333210KidnappingAmbushRoad20.06194-15.14889

3 INGO international (Spanish) staff kidnapped when they became separated from a convoy carrying supplies- one had been shot 3 times in the leg trying to escape. One victim released March 2010, the other two in August 2010.

Media
852Jun232009Mauritania010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.0794011-15.9780393

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

Media
889Nov252009Mali010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.91672.4

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

Media
753Oct42007Mali012000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown16.7719091-3.0087272

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

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1051Jun152010Malawi010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

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

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1047Dec82010Malawi020000020200002002Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-15.6938313535.16222661

2 national staff beaten and injured during a raid on an INGO compound. Attack may have been related to a robbery.

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771Apr92008Malawi010000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff severely injured in an armed robbery.

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765Oct122007Malawi010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

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

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759Nov72006Malawi010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-13.268720433.9301963

1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking.

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758May202008Malawi010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-13.938821133.9169552

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

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371May2005Malawi030000030300003003UnknownMob violenceOffice/compound-13.268720433.9301963

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

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1043May232010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome-23.3543.66667

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

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1042Apr142010Madagascar010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-23.244.4

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

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957Mar72009Liberia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.26752-10.70908

1 UN national staff injured when physically assaulted by police.

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263Oct2003Liberia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

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83Aug111999Liberia060000000000666420KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.28694-10.08444

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

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491Nov242006Lesotho000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-29.603926728.3350193

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

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1037Jul82010Kyrgyzstan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad42.8774.59

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

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1057Feb182010Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-0.7537

1 guard for an INGO was hospitalised after being hacked with machetes by a gang of thieves when they attacked the organisation's office at night during a black out. They demanded to be shown where the motorbikes were, and attacked the guard when they could not find them immediately.

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961May302009Kenya100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad335.5

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

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947Jul262009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad-1.25697536.803277

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

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946Jun42009Kenya100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-1.1666736.83333

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

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908Feb172010Kenya010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

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

Media
866Jul172009Kenya040000010100334103KidnappingRaidHome3.9354541.853051

3 INGO international (1 American, 1 Pakistani, 1 Zimbabwean) staff kidnapped and 1 INGO national staff guard injured in northern Kenya and took them across the border into Somalia. Roughly 10 gunmen arrived late Friday night at a house in the border town of Mandera where the workers were staying- wounding the watchman in the head and kidnapped the three workers; released 3 Oct.

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661Dec82008Kenya010000010100001010ShootingAmbushUnknown0.04682140.310412

1 INGO national staff nurse attacked and wounded by gunmen in a northern Kenya region which hosts camps for Somali refugees.

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603May72008Kenya100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2037613534.34841239

1 UN international (Zimbabwean) staff killed by unidentified gunmen in remote northwestern Kenya. Victim ambushed late on Wednesday while driving near a UN camp in Lokichoggio, the main humanitarian operations hub for South Sudan.

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510Jan272007Kenya010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.25697536.803277

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

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408Dec12005Kenya100000000010011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

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

Official Report
278Jan2004Kenya011000010101012002UnknownAmbushRoad1.441968338.4313975

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

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216Feb112003Kenya010000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO 1nternational staff killed, Feb 11.

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104Feb222000Kenya000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 IFI international (Netherlands) staff shot and killed in Nairobi, Feb 22.

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201Nov2002Jordan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.166704936.941628

1 INGO international (US) staff missionary aiding Palestinian refugees shot and killed.

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196Oct2002Jordan000001000010011001ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.166704936.941628

1 donor agency international (US) staff shot and killed entering their car to drive to work. On Dec. 14, the Government of Jordan arrested two men who confessed to the killing and to be members of the al Qaeda terrorist cell.

Archived
956May52010Iraq100000010100001010Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

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571Jul2007Iraq010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff paralyzed after being shot.

Archived
513Mar2007Iraq000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 IFI national staff driver seriously wounded in a shooting in Baghdad; was evacuated from the country.

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494Dec172006Iraq00140000014140000140014KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

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414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

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318Sep72004Iraq040000002200224130KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

Media
314Aug302004Iraq004000040400004004UnknownAmbushRoad31.989244.3291

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

Archived
299May2004Iraq010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad31.0579946.25726

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

Archived
293Apr142004Iraq001000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3558143.78612

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

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292Apr82004Iraq020000000000222002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4205643.30778

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

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291Apr82004Iraq010001000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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283Feb92004Iraq001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when vehicle ambushed in attempted hijacking between Basrah and Safwan, Feb 9.

Archived
282Feb2004Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
277Jan2004Iraq002000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

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

Archived
273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

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

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269Nov2003Iraq00100000100100000100010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound30.998686445.9982036

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

Archived
268Nov92003Iraq001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.112547.71773

1 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired on between Basra and Safwan, Nov 9.

Archived
267Nov42003Iraq001000010100001001Landmine AmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

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

Archived
262Oct282003Iraq010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

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

Archived
255Sep2003Iraq020000010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 INGO international (British) staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush in Mosul.

Archived
245Aug272003Iraq100000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.2267544.76106

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

Archived
237Jul2003Iraq000200010110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC international staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush.

Archived
225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 ICRC international staff killed during crossfire in Baghdad on April 8.

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972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

Focal Point
971May202008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

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885Nov62009Indonesia000010000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown497

1 IFRC international (German) staff wounded in a drive-by shooting. Motivation unclear.

Media
816Jan82009Indonesia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site497

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

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778Sep32008Indonesia010000010100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

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777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

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761Mar212007Indonesia030000030300003300UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 INGO national staff contracted guards hospitalized

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381Jul2005Indonesia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-6.21195106.845056

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

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378Jun2005Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-3.3596317135.5049831

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

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128Sep2000Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.44997.1275

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

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126Sep62000Indonesia300000000030033300UnknownRaidUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 UN internationals killed by mob in W. Timor.

Official Report
125Aug272000Indonesia030000030300003003UnknownDetentionCustody4.1471768596.13821685

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

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93Nov1999Indonesia006000060600006006UnknownDetentionCustody5.552845595.3192908

6 NGO national staff arrested and tortured in Aceh.

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1071Nov112010Haiti100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown19.75778-72.20417

A contracted truck was attacked by 12 unidentified perpetrators. Food stolen and driver injured.

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1070Oct132010Haiti200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad18.53917-72.335

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked. Two drivers were shot and injured.

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958Aug102009Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.56401095-72.28587483

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

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910Mar52010Haiti020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

Media
899Jan162010Haiti020000000002022200ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.53249872.333064

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

Media
752Jul212007Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.555277-72.338333

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

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1214Oct222008Haiti100000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

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

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687Dec2007Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

Haitian national staff kidnapped for ransom

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686Oct2006Haiti010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff kidnapped for ransom.

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685Jul2006Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO international (US) staff kidnapped for ransom.

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605May212008Haiti010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.48333-72.31667

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

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437May2006Haiti020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

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

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322Sep142004Haiti010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad19.1399952-72.3570972

1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when victim happened upon an armed robbery of a bus, Sept 14.

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404Oct2005Guyana010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome5-59

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

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130Dec2000Guinea100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

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127Sep2000Guinea200000000010122002KidnappingUnknownUnknown10.7226226-10.7083587

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

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419Jan162006Guatemala010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad14.8181883-91.16233009

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

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124Aug2000Georgia000300001100223120KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.1453300545.3025268

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

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537Apr292007Fiji000001000001011100Bodily assaultRaidHome-18.1415884178.4421662

1 donor agency international staff former policeman was bashed on Sunday night after four thugs broke into his home and tied him up. Suva police said yesterday that the man needed 15 stitches.

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536Apr172007Fiji000002000002022002UnknownRaidPublic location-18.1415884178.4421662

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

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1069Mar232010Ethiopia200000020200002200UnknownMob violenceRoad839

A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked with rudimentary weapons by the Oromo clan and food looted while on the road through Oromo territory; two drivers were slightly injured.

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1060Jun182010Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown744

Staff member (driver) was shot and injured in a cross fire between rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighters and Ethiopian Defence Forces (EDF).

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964Jan32010Ethiopia100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

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942Mar12009Ethiopia100000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown5.952697543.5522312

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

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793Jul12008Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.0249738.74689

1 UN national staff in Ethiopia was shot and injured by armed robbers on the road between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa, while travelling on private business , 1 July 2008.

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475Sep202006Ethiopia000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

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

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73Apr1999Ethiopia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO international (French) staff kidnapped and later released

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47Jun251998Ethiopia000600000000666105KidnappingAmbushRoad744

6 ICRC international staff (1 Swiss, 5 Somali) abducted when travelling from Gode to Degeh Bur in three marked vehicles on June 25. On July 3 the Islamic group al-Ittihad al-Islami claimed responsibility, stating that the hostages were under investigation for

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489Nov82006Eritrea200000000002022002Landmine AmbushRoad15.2537.5

Two UN international staff seriously injured when their car hit a landmine in the middle of the main road from Tsorena to Forto, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ), Nov. 8.

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750Sep172006El Salvador010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.69294-89.218191

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

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1096Apr102011DR Congo020000010101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.3953429.13779

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

Official Report
1052Dec172010DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown-0.6666728.75

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

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1048Sep232010DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-0.6666728.75

1 national staff (driver) wounded when the INGO vehicle he was driving was shot at on the road.

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1044Oct152010DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-4.321705515.3125974

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

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962Dec12009DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad0.124969429.2919545

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

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943May62009DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionUnknown-11.658034727.4975973

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

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923Feb112010DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.6391729.07806

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

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917Apr132010DR Congo000800007700118008KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

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

Official Report
806Jan192009DR Congo080000030305058035Rape/sexual assault RaidHome1.65850129.220455

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

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679Dec142006DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.458333330.4333333

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

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1212Dec102008DR Congo010000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-1.620560129.1556919

1 INGO national staff attacked by FARDC elements in Nzulo, in Masisi territory, on the road towards Sake, 10 December. The victim was hospitalized and is in critical condition.

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1211Oct292008DR Congo020000000002022020UnknownAmbushRoad-1.15766729.4312218

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

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5922006DR Congo001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 national staff of an NGO (a partner organization of an INGO) raped

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418Jan2006DR Congo030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.841180229.3884586

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

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413Dec2005DR Congo000200020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

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409Dec2005DR Congo100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

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380Jun2005DR Congo020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.1341099529.05000311

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

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377Jun142005DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.981434423.8222636

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

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3412004DR Congo000100000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.666589329.2256875

1 ICRC international shot and wounded when attacked at home in Goma.

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330Nov2004DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushUnknown1.5594130.25224

1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when four colleagues attacked by unidentified gunmen south of Bunia, Nov 15.

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305Jun182004DR Congo010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-4.426902426.6661699

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

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298May2004DR Congo020000000002022011Rape/sexual assault RaidCustody-2.981434423.8222636

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

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224Mar132003DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown1.6660727.00836

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

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213Jan2003DR Congo005000050500005005ShootingAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

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205Nov192002DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

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

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167Jan252002DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-2.9166725.91667

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

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156Aug2001DR Congo030000002200113000KidnappingUnknownUnknown-3.1666728.25

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

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123Aug2000DR Congo100000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown0.518402125.2057292

1 UN international staff found dead in Kisangani; undetermined motivation.

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119Jul92000DR Congo020000010101012101UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 INGO national and 1 international (Kenyan) wounded along with 3 other health workers (not counted here) in July 9 ambush that killed local health center director (also not counted here).

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109Apr2000DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad1.56666730.25

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

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1099Mar292011Cote D'Ivoire010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownRoad5.30966-4.01266

A local staff, the head of an INGO, was kidnapped by an armed group while he was headed to a suburb of Abidjan to evacuate staff after violent clashes in that area. He was released two days later.

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

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

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208Dec42002Congo000200001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.112151713.51292867

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

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420Feb2006Colombia020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.4417924-73.0492505

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

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415Dec2005Colombia020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 INGO national staff detained and held by FARC overnight.

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120Jul272000Colombia010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

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92Nov101999Colombia000100000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

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

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309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

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

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2102002Chechnya010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

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

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206Nov2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown60100

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

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199Nov132002Chechnya000400002200224202KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

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185Aug2002Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

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

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183Jul2002Chechnya010000000000111010KidnappingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

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

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182Jul2002Chechnya020000020200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

2 INGO national staff seriously injured when vehicle hit by roadside IED.

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137Jan92001Chechnya020000000001122200KidnappingAmbushRoad43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO international staff kidnapped, Jan 9 and released Feb 4. 1 INGO international staff of another organization wounded when the kidnappers fired on convoy.

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75May151999Chechnya000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.442828643.4204809

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

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36Jan291998Chechnya200000010100112200KidnappingUnknownUnknown4344.25

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

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33Dec171997Chechnya050000000000555500KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

Media
29Oct231997Chechnya020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.327877545.6762535

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

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21Aug1997Chechnya040000000000444400KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

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

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18Jul1997Chechnya010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.2545.83333

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

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17Jul1997Chechnya020000000000222110KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

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1046Oct172010Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.21249518.3396815

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

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939Aug62009Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.125654922.2476009

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

Media
938Oct172008Chad020000020200002000Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.83305620.834722

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

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937Sep182008Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.22559221.4101617

2 INGO national staff guards wounded.

Focal Point
935Jan12008Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

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

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934Jun62010Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location13.83305620.834722

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

Media
886Nov92009Chad000100000000111100KidnappingUnknownProject site13.5700214.08351

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

Media
862Aug42009Chad020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown12.6666721.9

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

Media
700May252007Chad010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

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

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691Jun182007Chad030000030300003003Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.5166722.08333

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

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678Nov252006Chad010000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown14.52517420.928701

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

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628Jul262008Chad000100000001011001ShootingAmbushRoad13.83305620.834722

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

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602May12008Chad010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

1INGO international (French) staff shot and killed while traveling in a three-car convoy of relief agencies near the Sudanese border. The convoy was stopped by a group of armed men who opened fire. The killing took place just 9 km (6 miles) east of Forchana, where French marines serving in the EU force (EUFOR) have set up a base and have been sending out regular patrols in the region.

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583Nov242007Chad030000010102023102ShootingRaidUnknown1521.5

2 INGO international staff (of two different INGOs) and 1 INGO national staff security guard injured when armed rebels and unidentified gunmen entered two towns in eastern Chad at the weekend after rebel factions abandoned a month-old ceasefire. The gunmen, whose identity is unclear, used the butt of a rifle to beat the two internationals and a security guard was hit in the leg by a bullet. Most aid workers there pulled back to the nearby town of Goz Beida, and aid sources said humanitarian agencies would decide on Monday whether to evacuate all their staff from the area.

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579Oct102007Chad010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown1519

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

Media
469Aug42006Chad010000000001011000Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.5166722.08333

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

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434May72006Chad100000000001011010ShootingAmbushOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

1 UN international (Spanish) staff shot and seriously wounded by gunman in military fatigues during hijacking of vehicle in Abeche, May 7.

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364May102005Chad520000070700007007Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1519

5 UN national staff and 2 NGO national staff injured when they were beaten with sticks during protest at refugee camp, May 10.

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888Nov212009Central African Republic020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.742025821.5017241

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

Media
549May192007Central African Republic010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.3193316.37992

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

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543Jun112007Central African Republic010000000010011010ShootingAmbushRoad7.2426916.44059

1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed Monday while traveling from the group's regional base in the African country as part of an ``exploratory mission'' checking on health conditions in the town of N'Gaoundal. Rebels control much of the area where the victim was killed, but it was unclear whether they were involved in the attack

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152Jul52001Central African Republic100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

1 UN international (French) staff killed in C.A.R., July 5.

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1061May182010Cameroon100000010100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown9.307069813.3934527

Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush.

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690May2008Cameroon010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.612552213.1535811

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

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147May2001Cameroon000010000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad3.868986711.5213344

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

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803Jan132009Cambodia010000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5066394104.869423

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

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792Apr52008Burundi100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

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

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672Dec302008Burundi020000000011022002ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

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

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589Dec312007Burundi020000000011022020ShootingAmbushRoad-3.473347130.2501278

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

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239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

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238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

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169Feb2002Burundi100000010100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded in ambush.

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161Nov2001Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN international (Ivoirian) staff killed.

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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

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141Apr32001Burundi400000040400004000UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

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133Dec2000Burundi010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO international (British) staff killed in bus attack.

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87Oct1999Burundi300000010120023003UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN national staff wounded, 2 internationals killed (1 Chilean, 1 Dutch) and others escaped unharmed during ambush of joint UN assessment team.

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80Jul241999Burundi100000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
76Jun1999Burundi100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
52Jul241998Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 UN international staffer killed in Bujumbura on July 24.

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48Jun1998Burundi010000000010011000UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
45Apr1998Burundi010000000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

1 INGO international staff ambushed and killed by bandits in Bujumbura, April 22.

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1055Aug72010Bangladesh010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad22.8151395589.44492672

1 local employee of an INGO was given food to eat by criminals traveling in the guise of passengers while on a bus. He became unconscious and had to be hospitalised. His mobile phone and cash were stolen.

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554Jun252007Bangladesh000002000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown22.423775591.72367388

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

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188Aug2002Angola020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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159Sep2001Angola010000010100001001Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

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154Jul2001Angola010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-11.877576817.5691241

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

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28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush.

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1095Apr52011Afghanistan003000030300003003ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle.

Official Report
1093Feb232011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.5938264.37161

A local employee of an INGO was wounded when he was shot by two members of an armed opposition group riding on motorcycle. The attack is thought to be related to the type of activity the INGO undertakes.

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1090Feb182011Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound35.685446964.2833366

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

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1082Jan62011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene.

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1081Jan42011Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.734467469.533301

A national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded by two uknown individuals riding on a motorcycle. The perpetrators approached a group of 5-6 people, including the staff member, as they were walking, and fired a single shot.

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1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

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

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1068Nov12010Afghanistan200000020200002200UnknownAmbushRoad34.7592168.04579

A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured.

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1045Dec292010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.6133265.71013

A local national employed by an NGO was shot in the head while in his vehicle. The victim received medical attention. There are no indications that this shooting was carried out by AOG, or is related to the victim's status as an NGO employee. The true motive for this shooting, as yet unconfirmed, may be related to personal disputes.

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1041Feb262010Afghanistan010000010100001001UnknownRaidPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

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1038Mar242010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

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

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1033Sep22010Afghanistan002000020200002110ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash.

Official Report
1030Dec62010Afghanistan001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad36.8376366.63932

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

Official Report
1029Dec12010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1026Nov282010Afghanistan003000030300003003Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown3667.666667

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

Official Report
1025Nov182010Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackHome34.0003768.71346

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

Official Report
1023Nov132010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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

Official Report
1021Nov22010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome36.0400164.55122

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

Official Report
1017Nov22010Afghanistan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.6666769.33333

1 national employee of an NGO was injured when a rocket was fired in the direction of the district administrative centre and hit a guest house where the staff member was staying (2 other guests also injured).

Official Report
1015Oct262010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

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

Official Report
1014Oct252010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.6133265.71013

A national staff member of a demining NGO was shot and wounded. The same organization had been approached by persons claiming to be AOG several weeks ago and told to cease operations in the area.

Official Report
1013Oct252010Afghanistan020000001100112101KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.7360569.53451

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

Official Report
1010Oct122010Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.2564.83333

1 national INGO staff wounded (another only slightly wounded) when they were fired upon by an armed individual while riding a motorcycle. The incident resulted from a long standing personal dispute and is unrelated to the INGO.

Official Report
1006Sep272010Afghanistan040000013400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad36.1306868.70829

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

Official Report
1005Aug292010Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownRoad35.4166764.75

4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18.

Official Report
1278Mar32011Yemen100000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown16.30852843.403557

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

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1001Sep22010Afghanistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.9571.13333

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

Official Report
999Aug282010Afghanistan005000005500005140KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

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

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
997Aug212010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownHome35.685446964.2833366

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

Official Report
995Aug22010Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
994Jul272010Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.350827362.2164003

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

Official Report
993Jul212010Afghanistan002000002200002310KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
990Jul142010Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

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

Official Report
989Jul112010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.9445868.71512

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

Official Report
987Jul42010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.1306868.70829

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

Official Report
979Jul102010Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.5281369.17233

1 UN national staff sustained gunshot injuries when he was caught up in a shooting incident that involved two families drawn in a land dispute.

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976Jul102010Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.8376366.63932

1 INGO national staff riding on a motorcycle was wounded by two unknown armed men, believed to be ACGs. They stopped the staffer who was en route to visit program recipients. The armed men beat the staff member and he attempted to escape; subsequently, the perpetrators shot and injured him.

Official Report
973Jun292010Afghanistan100000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

1 UN international staff shot while driving a UN vehicle and later died from the injuries. Another UN staff (not counted) was in the vehicle but did not sustain injuries.

Official Report
955Feb262010Afghanistan100000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 UN national staff injured during a VBIED explosion.

Focal Point
948Jun182009Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.9474168.51234

1 UN national staff injured during an IED attack.

Focal Point
930Apr152010Afghanistan500000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad35.7569

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

Official Report
918Apr112010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

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

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902Jan302010Afghanistan100000010100001100UnknownAmbushPublic location3563.75

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

Focal Point
884Oct282009Afghanistan120000000003901212129UnknownRaidOffice/compound34.519705869.1624302

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

Official Report
857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

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856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

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

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842Apr192009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.3727269.40648

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

Official Report
837Apr122009Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown33.401463469.8912294

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

Official Report
822Mar152009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.9926768.01635

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

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821Mar152009Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

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

Official Report
813Feb262009Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown3267.25

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

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805Jan172009Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownProject site34.84662871.09726

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

Official Report
791Apr32008Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle.

Focal Point
769Jan42008Afghanistan010000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location33.9391167.709953

1 INGO international staff wounded in Afghanistan hotel bombing.

Focal Point
751Jan242007Afghanistan010000001100001100UnknownAmbushRoad34.5281369.17233

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.

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726May212006Afghanistan001000001100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome36.758125666.8980826

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

Focal Point
699Aug242008Afghanistan040000030301014004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
692Jul192007Afghanistan010000010100001100Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad37.118751270.5784966

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

Archived
683Sep232008Afghanistan010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.717556668.8672916

1 INGO international staff shot and wounded by an Afghan police officer claiming to have mistaken the victim for a suicide bomber as he approached a road block on foot.

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681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

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667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

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

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666Oct252007Afghanistan030000010100223200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound33.5539168.42096

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

Official Report
656Nov292008Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome33.9391167.709953

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

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648Nov32008Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

644Oct202008Afghanistan010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
638Sep162008Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3469.25

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

Archived
637Aug262008Afghanistan010000000010011100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

1 INGO international (Japanese) staff agriculture specialist kidnapped at gunpoint with his driver (not included) in eastern Afghanistan near the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, and a spokesman for the Taliban has claimed the group was involved. It said the driver was released soon afterward. The Foreign Ministry said victim was the first Japanese to be kidnapped in Afghanistan. The victims body was later found and had been riddled with bullets.

Media
627Jul182008Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.72511366.2196554

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

Focal Point
591Jan142008Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

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574Sep302007Afghanistan020000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad3469.25

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

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569Sep262007Afghanistan000400002200224004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

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

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566Sep162007Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound3469.25

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

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565Sep122007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.73477270.811995

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
562Aug182007Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

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557Jul2007Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Media
550Jun172007Afghanistan020000000002022002UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
1209Dec62006Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownProject site33.4189769.12144

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

Archived
516Apr32007Afghanistan050000003300225311KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

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514Mar82007Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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
488Nov52006Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

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

Official Report
487Nov22006Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff kidnapped when armed men attempted to kidnap eight national staff members at an IDP camp basic health care clinic in Kandahar province, Nov 2. Seven of the eight managed to escape. No parties have claimed responsibility.

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486Nov62006Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4189769.12144

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

Focal Point
476Sep102006Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
458Jul252006Afghanistan010000010100001001BombingIndividual attackHome3469.25

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

Official Report
453Jul102006Afghanistan001000010100001001UnknownRaidProject site32.2355662.94611

1 NGO national staff wounded when health clinic was attached in Farah Province, Bakwa District, July 10. Unknown perpetrators hit the guard and burnt a flying coach vehicle (used as ambulance), a motorbike and broke the doors and the windows of the c

Archived
448Jun222006Afghanistan030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad35.370.833333

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

Archived
436May172006Afghanistan100000010100001100Suicide VBIEDUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

I UN national staff driver wounded when UN vehicle hit by suicide bomber in Kandahar, May 17.

Archived
370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
355Mar2005Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 IFI international staff seconded to Afghan govt ambushed and killed in Kabul.

Archived
348Jan2005Afghanistan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
334Dec52004Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
323Oct2004Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff wounded when hit in shootout.

Archived
320Sep2004Afghanistan01000000100100000100010Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
311Jul2004Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
303Jun2004Afghanistan001000010100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff injured by bomb outside gate.

Archived
265Nov2003Afghanistan200000010110012110ShootingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni.

Archived
258Sep2003Afghanistan010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
248Aug2003Afghanistan020000020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush.

Archived
221Mar272003Afghanistan000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27.

Archived
204Nov242002Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.8376366.63932

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

Archived
197Nov2002Afghanistan200000020200002002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 UN national staff beaten.

Archived
170Feb2002Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidHome36.767.116667

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

Archived
166Jan2002Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown36.2646868.01551

2 UN national staff beaten in ambush in Aibak.

Archived
1115May282011Yemen030000000000333120KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.945407748.7870478

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

Media
1118Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.2270670.14675

While on his way from his home to the office, a locally hired NGO employee was shot and injured.

Official Report
1119Jun72011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown34.2270670.14675

A second employee from the NGO office was targeted by gunmen as he was walking in the DAC area, suffering gunshots wounds to his body.

Official Report
1121Apr72011Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.401463469.8912294

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

Official Report
1122Apr192011Pakistan002000020200002002Remote control VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound30.19967.00971

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

Official Report
1123May232011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

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

Official Report
1125Jun52011Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.8213764.76505

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

Official Report
1126Jun72011Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad36.767.116667

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

Official Report
1127Jun82011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.00592229.718875

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

Official Report
1128Jun92011Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.6897166.55116

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

Official Report
1130Jun112011Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8731171.14697

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

Official Report
1131Jun162011Afghanistan010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.9387666.14768

The driver of an INGO vehicle was injured when an IED detonated.

Official Report
1132Jun192011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84089531.603638

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

Official Report
1133Jun232011Pakistan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound34.3333373.2

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

Official Report
1135Jun232011Afghanistan000100010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown36.767.116667

A national staff of an international organisation was praying near the scene of attempted kidnapping when he was shot and injured. The perpetrators were attempting to kidnap the son of a petrol pump station. 

Official Report
1136Jun232011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1138Jul42011Afghanistan001000010100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site33.5974469.22592

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

Official Report
1139Jul152011South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown8.07361132.403263

One national staff of an INGO was shot and wounded in his leg when Murle Tribesman attacked Kaikuiny Boma for unknown reasons.

Official Report
1140Jul182011Pakistan080000008800008008KidnappingAmbushRoad30.5766166.77289

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

Media
1143Jul282011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.918818764.7768085

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

Official Report
1144Aug142011Sudan010000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Media
1146Aug192011Afghanistan020000000020022200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location35.0719669.23127

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

Media
1149Aug272011Somalia001000001100001010Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown3.32500542.2205319

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

Archived
1153Sep92011DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.4304928.07519

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

Official Report
1154Sep102011DR Congo060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.1626528.13031

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

Official Report
1156Sep122011Honduras100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome15.75-85.66667

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

Official Report
1157Sep192011Kenya010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushProject site0.00355240.375192

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

Official Report
1159Sep282011Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.4810862.5863

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

Official Report
1160May252011Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultDetentionRoad9.106010826.8461846

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

Official Report
1161Jun182011Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.00355240.375192

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

Media
1162Jun2011Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
1166Oct82011South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownUnknownPublic location4.84330331.588554

Two UN international staff were attacked and robbed near Logali House.  One sustained injuries and was treated at hospital.

Archived
1167Oct82011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.3481762.19967

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

Archived
1168Oct102011Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.0400164.55122

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

Official Report
1169Oct132011Kenya030000010100223020KidnappingIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

Two female international staff working for an INGO were kidnapped, and their driver injured. UPDATE: The two staff members were released after 644 days, on 18 July 2013.

Media
1170Oct232011Western Sahara040000010100334220KidnappingRaidOffice/compound27.67111-8.14744

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

Official Report
1172Oct232011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

An INGO local staff driver was shot in the leg when his vehicle was carjacked in Nyala by two armed men. The driver was hospitalised.    

Official Report
1173Oct252011Somalia030000001100223102KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.7697247.43083

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

Official Report
1174Oct212011Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1177Nov32011Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.0400164.55122

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

Official Report
1178Nov12011Afghanistan003000003300003102KidnappingIndividual attackProject site35.6874764.29318

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

Archived
1180Nov192011Kenya010000010100001010Bodily assaultDetentionCustody-0.5236029540.35344455

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

Media
1181Nov202011DR Congo010000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.396950528.8123772

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

Archived
1183Nov222011Yemen000300002200113012KidnappingAmbushRoad13.0566744.88194

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

Media
1184Nov272011Burundi010000000010011100Kidnap-killingRaidPublic location-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
1186Dec162011South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownAmbushRoad5.430.25

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

Official Report
1189Dec242011Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.5586162.13604

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

Official Report
1190Dec292011Somalia020000000020022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

Official Report
1532Jul152012Kenya010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad0.18846340.283483

One INGO incentive worker guard was injured when a Police vehicle escorting the INGO team was targeted by an IED.

Focal Point
1192Jan52012Pakistan000100000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

An international staff doctor working for ICRC was kidnapped while returning to the office after visiting a physical rehabilitation centre in Quetta. Armed men abducted him when he reached the front of his office and took him at gunpoint with them in their own vehicle.  Kidnappers left the driver unharmed near the organisation’s office. The international staff doctor was found dead in April 2012.

Media
1195Jan142012South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1196Jan152012Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

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

Media
1197Jan172012Afghanistan001000010100001010KidnappingIndividual attackRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
1198Jan192012Pakistan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound30.19841871.46801

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

Media
1199Jan292012Pakistan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad26.1345668.7696

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

Media
1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.7530

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

Official Report
1202Jan262012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

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

Official Report
1203Jan312012Afghanistan002000002200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad36.9529365.12376

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

Official Report
1204Jan312012Yemen322000002200557007KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.33748444.184304

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

Official Report
1231Jan102011Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Focal Point
1232Jan152011Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.012384671.5787458

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

Archived
1234Jan242011Pakistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad30.6985466.55611

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

Focal Point
1235Jan302011Central African Republic080000000000222100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.692079918.6243422

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

Focal Point
1237Feb182011Haiti000010010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.53249872.333064

A national staff driver of a foreign Red Cross organization sustained a gunshot wound to the arm when his vehicle came under fire from bandits attempting to rob a convoy.

Focal Point
1238Feb212011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

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

Focal Point
1239Feb152011DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

An INGO driver was wounded in both his arms after unidentified armed men in military clothing at the side of the road shot at his vehicle, 

Focal Point
1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

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

Focal Point
1241Feb282011Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad36.6781866.80325

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

Focal Point
1242Mar12011Philippines100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.09544124.38721

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

Focal Point
1243Mar32011Haiti010000001100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1244Mar102011Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.378785815.0918851

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

Focal Point
1245Mar162011Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.4039555532.59254986

The driver of a INGO-water tanker was shot and injured during an ambush that appeared directed at a commercial vehicle travelling in front of the INGO water truck in Torit (southern Sudan).

Focal Point
1246Mar242011Myanmar010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome20.9039227595.8414149

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

Focal Point
1247Apr12011Honduras001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.78333-86.68333

An ambulance driver was shot and wounded when the ambulance was attacked.  Survived with a head wound.

Focal Point
1248Apr102011Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown3.23666733.093056

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

Focal Point
1249May42011Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.544896868.4132108

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

Focal Point
1250May42011Central African Republic040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad9.558749522.1340055

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

Focal Point
1251May102011Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.544896868.4132108

A national staffer of an INGO was shot and seriously wounded while traveling to his home town on annual leave. It is believed that he was caught in the crossfire. 

Focal Point
1254Jul102011Afghanistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.370.833333

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

Focal Point
1256Aug32011Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown26.6645968.00156

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

Official Report
1257Aug152011Chad010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location12.119154315.0502758

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

Focal Point
1259Sep72011Syrian Arab Republic003000030300003300ShootingUnknownRoad34.73083336.709444

Three volunteer EMTs were wounded by bullets when their ambulance came under fire during hostilities in Homs.  Not clear if it was targeted or hit by crossfire.

Focal Point
1260Sep282011Colombia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.5980478-74.0760867

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

Focal Point
1262Oct112011Central African Republic300000030300003300ShootingAmbushRoad5.734306819.0862484

Three crew members of a UN contracted truck returning to Bangui from delivering fuel in Bangassou were seriously injured when their truck was ambushed by unknown armed men between Sibut and Grimari

Focal Point
1263Nov12011DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18362329.448832

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

Focal Point
1264Nov132011Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad27.800013566.6166537

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

Official Report
1265Nov192011Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.4773847.35971

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

Focal Point
1266Nov252011Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome2866

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

Focal Point
1267Nov272011Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad12.909623.47406

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

Focal Point
1269Dec302011Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

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

Focal Point
1272Feb42011Papua New Guinea100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-9.4790411147.1498139

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

Focal Point
1273Jun232011Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.767.116667

 A national staffer of a UN agency was injured in an armed attack.

Focal Point
1279Apr132011Sudan100000010100001001ShootingCombat/Crossfire1626

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

Focal Point
1280Apr32011Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.191621431.604875

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

Focal Point
1281Aug52011Ethiopia100000010100001001Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location6.7444.27806

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

Archived
1282Oct82011Uganda100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown0.317713732.5813539

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

Focal Point
1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

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

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1285Apr52012Afghanistan010000010100001001Body-borne IEDIndividual attackUnknown36.8060670.10436

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

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

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

Official Report
1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

A UN national staff member was shot in the head while traveling along Juba - Jebel road, and was hospitalized

Official Report
1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Media
1289Feb62012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome34.2270670.14675

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

Official Report
1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1298May22012Afghanistan020000000011022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

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

Official Report
1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location6.79984633.126794

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

Official Report
1304May182012South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound7.699926927.9910035

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

Official Report
1305May222012Afghanistan040000002200224220KidnappingAmbushRoad37.3107870.36839

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

Focal Point
1307May292012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

A driver of an NGO was wounded when unidentified people opened fire on the vehicle he was driving in Khuzdar District. 

Media
1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

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

Official Report
1310Jun172012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.3395169.92041

A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. 

Official Report
1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.904132.06429

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

Official Report
1314Feb132011Somalia010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound2.03333345.35

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

Archived
1319Nov202011Somalia001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.5126542.07962

An LNGO national staffer was wounded when a convoy of Kenyan military and anti-AS militias was ambushed by AS militants on the main road between Dhoobley and Tabta in the vicinity of Hawinha. The LNGO's vehicle was in the convoy.  

Archived
1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

Archived
1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

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

Archived
1323Jul32012Philippines001000000010011100ShootingAmbushOffice/compound15.0251068120.6870474

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

Archived
1324Jul42012Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.6897166.55116

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

Official Report
1325Jul102012Afghanistan201000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.6874764.29318

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

Official Report
1327Jul112012Somalia040000011200224310KidnappingAmbushRoad6.7697247.43083

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

Media
1328Jul122012Afghanistan030000010102023003Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound38.443570.80413

An unknown group lobbed a grenade into an INGO compound, induring three: 2 international and 1national staff.  Suspected motive was intimidation, but details are unknown.

Official Report
1334Jul42012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0003768.71346

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

Official Report
1336Jul142012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1338Jul292012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.9952969.02274

An NGO staffer was wounded in a cross fire between the Afghan National Army and armed opposition.

Official Report
1339Aug22012Pakistan000000020200002200Aerial bombardmentRaid34.150984871.7593219

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

Official Report
1341Aug52012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.6080268.68027

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

Official Report
1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

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

Media
1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

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

Official Report
1345Aug292012Afghanistan200000020200002101Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.2044467.65944

A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members.

Official Report
1346Sep22012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.8213764.76505

An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint

Official Report
1347Sep22012Afghanistan002000020200002000Remote control VBIEDUnknownPublic location36.767.116667

An RCIED attached to a bike detonated next to the entrance to the Department of Information and Culture, injuring 7 local civilians (including 1 IO and 1 NGO staff member)

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

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

Focal Point
1351Sep242012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.9545570.91427

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

Official Report
1352Sep272012Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad25.569

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

Official Report
1354Oct92012Afghanistan001000010100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.25639570.787806

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

Official Report
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

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

Media
1356Oct112012Afghanistan000000040400004400ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.32139264.811084

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

Official Report
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

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

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

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

Official Report
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

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

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

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

Official Report
1364Nov172012Afghanistan004000040400004400Landmine UnknownProject site30.1226862.267082

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

Official Report
1365Nov182012Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.99422571.496985

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

Media
1366Nov212012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site34.11817170.75253

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

Official Report
1367Nov232012Afghanistan005000050500005005Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.36059868.841584

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

Official Report
1369Dec52012Afghanistan030000002200113300KidnappingUnknownRoad34.47841869.76002

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

Official Report
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
1371Dec112012Afghanistan050000005500005500KidnappingRaidHome35.56460164.431892

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

Official Report
1372Dec122012Afghanistan002000020200002100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.45338670.484802

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

Official Report
1382Jan72013Afghanistan040000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad35.69342665.165404

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

Official Report
1385Jan142013Afghanistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.48873869.13724

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

Official Report
1386Jan162013Afghanistan002000020200002000Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.52589669.17015

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

Official Report
1387Jan232013Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.09217265.166145

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

Official Report
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

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

Media
1390Jan272013Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54269469.165394

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

Official Report
1392Jan312013Pakistan004000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad24.8680366.918385

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

Official Report
1396Feb132013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.78622770.47759

A national NGO ambulance driver was hit and seriously wounded by small arms fire during an attack by opposition forces on an Afghan Army convoy

Official Report
1397Mar12013Afghanistan003000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.50817269.826566

Three national NGO staffers were wounded when their vehicle detonated an IED.Unclear if it had recently bee planted or if the NGO was specifically targeted

Official Report
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

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

Official Report
1399Mar102013South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.59532429.992201

An INGO national staff member and driver were ambushed and shot by armed robbers while riding in a humanitarian relief convoy.

Official Report
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

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

Official Report
1404Mar232013Afghanistan000001000000111100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown37.10070270.556226

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

Official Report
1405Mar242013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.77199868.369368

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

Official Report
1406Mar262013Yemen000100000001011010ShootingAmbushRoad15.33748444.184304

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

Media
1407Mar302013South Sudan001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound10.09965233.337104

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

Official Report
1409Apr62013Afghanistan000001000010011010Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad32.10510966.914374

A US Government representative, delivering in-kind aid for a reconstruction project, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle-borne explosive near her convoy on the road.

Media
1414Apr212013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.4305870.448037

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

Official Report
1416Apr222013Afghanistan000000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.97489863.728285

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

Official Report
1417Apr222013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27514669.880273

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

Official Report
1418Apr222013Afghanistan00100000010100000101000KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.49628265.000801

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

Official Report
1419Apr232013Afghanistan030000002200113003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65979161.107952

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

Official Report
1424May92013Afghanistan00110000011110000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0806770.665404

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

Official Report
1426May102013Kenya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.11019740.314053

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

Official Report
1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location4.84985631.59948

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

Official Report
1428May132013Afghanistan020000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.32027167.483171

Two INGO staff members were affected when an Afghan civilian was allegedly targeted in an ambush on the vehicle they were all in. 

Official Report
1429May132013Yemen000300001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.22075445.305945

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

Media
1431May222013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.9332236.634538

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

Media
1433May242013Afghanistan400000000013044013Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.52758169.16714

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

Official Report
1434May252013Afghanistan002000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.94937368.516697

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

Official Report
1436Mar112013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingRaidHome32.3923364.490984

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

Official Report
1440Jun32013Afghanistan010000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

An INGO translator was injured as his vehicle struck an IED; this is likely connected to a tribal dispute.

Official Report
1441Jun32013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.60788962.226317

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

Official Report
1442Jun102013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27456663.11168

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

Official Report
1448Jun212013South Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84892531.582724

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

Official Report
1449Jun222013South Sudan010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.4005731.162043

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

Media
1454May152013Syrian Arab Republic030000000000333300KidnappingUnknownProject site36.21222836.519075

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

Media
1458Jul32013Afghanistan003000003300003210KidnappingRaidProject site34.04267862.169768

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

Official Report
1460Jun262013Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad34.34048962.199587

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

Official Report
1463Sep262012Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

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

Official Report
1464Jan282012Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.04682140.310412

One IO paramedic was injured when the ambulance he was traveling in was attacked by men in civilian clothes, including one armed with a pistol. When the ambulance refused to stop for the men, they opened fire, injuring the staff member.

Official Report
1465May102012Kenya010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.04682140.310412

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

Official Report
1469Nov222012Kenya010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad0.04682140.310412

One INGO national staff member was shot on the leg by police. While onboard a truck stopped for a police search, he resisted, an altercation developed and was shot in the leg by the police. He was reportedly intoxicated.

Official Report
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

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

Official Report
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

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

Official Report
1472Jul132013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingIndividual attackProject site31.18778862.089746

Two NGO national staff members, visiting the Awar area to supervise a vaccination project, were abducted by unknown armed gunmen. UPDATE: They were release 3 days later, following negotiations with the help of local elders from the beneficiary community.

Official Report
1474Jul172013Kenya001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound0.18846340.283483

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

Official Report
1475Jul172013Afghanistan010000010100001001Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.18234168.913042

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

Official Report
1476Mar282012Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound1626

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

Focal Point
1477May52012Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.513662.1098

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

Focal Point
1478Jun62012South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.847201731.5951655

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

Focal Point
1479Oct282012Ethiopia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.14540.489673

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

Focal Point
1481Dec172012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

One national staff driver was shot in the arm/wrist by two unknown assailants while driving a staff member to the office. 

Focal Point
1482Jan52012Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome11.278479849.1799522

One national staff member was accidentally shot in her chest by police, after firing the shot at the ground, while they interviewed her in her home regarding a criminal incident.

Focal Point
1483Jan72012Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location16.347124347.8915271

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

Focal Point
1484Apr142012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbush31.625733465.7145053

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

Focal Point
1485Jun162012Afghanistan001000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.49044665.415074

One local subcontractor was wounded (and 2 local villagers killed) in a roadside IED blast. 

Focal Point
1486Jun232012Afghanistan010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.2319965.90224

One national staff member was driving home from private party when he struck RIED - his left leg was amputated. 

Focal Point
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1488Aug222012Afghanistan020000001101012200ShootingAmbushProject site33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1489Jun222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1490Jan302012Haiti010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1491Aug292012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound32.8751913.18746

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

Focal Point
1492Nov222012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.57218469.131775

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

Focal Point
1493Dec22012Chad100000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

One UN staff was attacked and killed in UN accommodation.

Official Report
1494Dec12012Haiti100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1496Mar132012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome33.3395169.92041

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

Official Report
1497Oct122012Sri Lanka000001010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.49239979.907831

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

Focal Point
1498Mar272012Cameroon000001010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.16711799.2427429

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

Focal Point
1499Feb92012South Sudan000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

One national staff truck driver was shot and wounded during an armed robbery.

Focal Point
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

Focal Point
1501May212012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.21941531.549315

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

Official Report
1502May202012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

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

Official Report
1503Mar62012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.99422571.496985

One staff member of an LNGO was shot when he resisted two robbers who stole his laptop.

Official Report
1504Dec302012Somalia010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location5.30343545.880207

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

Official Report
1505Oct192012Somalia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.06046145.375419

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

Official Report
1506Nov42012Somalia008000080800008008Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03681745.337338

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

Official Report
1507Dec122012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

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

Official Report
1508Dec92012Somalia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93305643.181667

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

Official Report
1511Jun152012Kenya020000020200002002Roadside IEDIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

Official Report
1512May192012Somalia002000020200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound547

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

Official Report
1513Apr122012Somalia101000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.11666743.65

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

Official Report
1514Sep282012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.56033544.069722

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

Official Report
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

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

Official Report
1516Jul192013Central African Republic010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.36169818.555975

An INGO Country Director was wounded after being shot. Two unidentified men attacked him as he was parking his car, asking for the keys to the vehicle and, as he tried to escape, he was hit in the leg by a bullet.

Focal Point
1527Jan82012Senegal100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

Focal Point
1528Feb172012Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

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

Focal Point
1531Oct222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.37747463.164658

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

Official Report
1534Apr292013Afghanistan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound34.55104769.163852

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

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

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

Official Report
1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84877531.508604

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

Official Report
1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

Focal Point
1544Jun192012Tunisia020000020200002110Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.1378311.21965

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

Focal Point
1545Jun192012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Focal Point
1546Jul182012Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.528831921.0410733

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

Focal Point
1547Oct212012Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad33.50914736.306485

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

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

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

Focal Point
1549Dec142012Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

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

Focal Point
1550Jul102012Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

Focal Point
1551May132009Sri Lanka100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome6.020177480.2474836

One female UN staff member was physically and sexually assaulted while on R&R in country. The motive appears to be political for a number of reasons, including because her belongings were searched during the assault as well as the location where she was treated.

Focal Point
1552Jul202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81394568.94788

One driver of an INGO ambulance was seriously injured when struck with small arms fire while in the crossfire between ANSF and AOG fighters.

Official Report
1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

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

Official Report
1558Aug182013India001000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad18.97071572.819421

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

Media
1559Aug182013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.98338267.047065

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

Official Report
1560Aug202013South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.51991932.490316

One driver was shot when gunmen opened fire on four UN-contracted trucks.

Official Report
1561Aug202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81465968.947602

One INGO ambulance driver was wounded with small arms fire when passing through an clash between AOG and ANSF.

Official Report
1563Aug222013Afghanistan020000000000222002KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown34.81643567.816707

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

Official Report
1565Aug262013Afghanistan001000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.78795970.478834

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

Official Report
1567Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85877831.598305

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

Official Report
1568Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.84937931.508672

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

Official Report
1569Aug312013Afghanistan100000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.61026965.701536

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

Official Report
1571Sep52013Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad35.42368965.975326

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

Official Report
1572Sep72013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.25964229.800035

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

Official Report
1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87330131.589264

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

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

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

Official Report
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

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

Official Report
1578Sep132013Philippines005000050500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.908154122.088461

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

Media
1580Sep232013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.49215427.993158

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

Official Report
1581Sep232013Kenya300000000003033003Complex attackRaidPublic location-1.25697536.803277

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

Official Report
1582Sep232013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.88481961.140623

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

Official Report
1584Oct12013Afghanistan004000004400004400ShootingAmbushRoad32.6405265.570947

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. 

Official Report
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

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

Official Report
1586Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad30.19160466.998056

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

Official Report
1587Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad27.52940268.757858

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

Official Report
1588Oct62013Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.30640544.1896

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

Official Report
1589Oct72013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.58069269.221584

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

Official Report
1590Oct62013South Sudan200000000002022002Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.83991131.611074

Two UN staff members were severely assaulted and sustained multiple stab wounds at the vicinity of their compound in the evening. They were admitted into a hospital for treatment.  

Official Report
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
1594Oct222013Afghanistan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.00247362.224309

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

Official Report
1596Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.69918524.99564

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

Official Report
1599Nov112013Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.68984562.732388

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

Official Report
1600Nov192013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.09253870.469295

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

Official Report
1602Oct132013Syrian Arab Republic001600004400337007KidnappingAmbushRoad35.89938336.763292

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

Media
1603Nov242013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.91076365.028694

Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals.

Official Report
1604Nov222013Afghanistan002000020200002110UnknownAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces.  Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. 

Official Report
1605Nov32013Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackOffice/compound33.99188271.498232

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

Official Report
1608Nov252013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.61175531.263156

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

Official Report
1611Nov182013Afghanistan001000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.50166569.157429

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

Official Report
1612Dec12013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site35.07190262.875252

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

Official Report
1617Jul312012Syrian Arab Republic100000000010011100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.537.38333

A UN staff member was struck by a bullet.  

Official Report
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

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

Official Report
1624Dec72013South Sudan010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.57731328.39885

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

Official Report
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

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

Official Report
1627Dec162013South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.79984633.126794

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

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

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

Official Report
1631Jan22014Syrian Arab Republic050000000000555104KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.51722335.786359

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

Media
1632Jan22014Cameroon200000001100112200KidnappingUnknownProject site4.97664714.042994

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

Official Report
1633Jan32014Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.79582544.077254

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

Official Report
1635Jan132014Afghanistan400000040400004004Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location31.62177765.054705

Four UN-contracted polio doctors were abducted, taken to a desert area, and harshly beaten by anti-government forces.  They were released a few hours later.

Official Report
1636Dec142013Argentina100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-34.603803-58.381552

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

Official Report
1639Jan172014Afghanistan200000000020022020Complex attackRaidPublic location34.53707169.181356

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

Official Report
1640Jun12013India010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown22.5717988.361727

A female aid worker was drugged and sexually assaulted by a local businessman.  She subsequently attempted suicide and was hospitalized.   

Media
1641Jan172014South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome8.77013227.39286

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

Official Report
1642Jan182014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.07333364.833889

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

Official Report
1644Jan222014South Sudan000100010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.87313231.589271

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

Official Report
1646Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.72809936.718627

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

Official Report
1647Jan282014Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown28.27689968.451383

One male staff member of a local NGO was wounded when his vehicle was shot at.  There were two other staffers aboard the vehicle, but they were unharmed. 

Focal Point
1648Feb82014Mali001400005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad16.304936-0.024646

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

Media
1649Feb142014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.59814864.763657

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

Official Report
1651Feb172014Pakistan200000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.21667270.383361

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

Official Report
1652Feb182014Pakistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.54004671.463185

An INGO-contracted driver was shot in the arm by a man fleeing on a motorcycle; the driver was hospitalized and is in stable condition.  Two other staff members were aboard the vehicle but seem to have been unhurt. 

Official Report
1653Feb202014Ukraine001000010100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location50.45069330.523241

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

Media
1654Feb262014Mali020000020200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad18.4346381.416614

Two local INGO staff were injured when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road.  Both have been hospitalized but are in stable condition. 

Official Report
1655Mar42014Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.46466969.119684

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

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
1662Mar202014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.64065361.987215

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

Official Report
1664Sep192013DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.65990529.221005

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

Focal Point
1665Mar262014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.10248966.920229

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

Official Report
1667Mar192014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site4.24996218.416691

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

Official Report
1670Mar222014Sudan020000002200002101KidnappingRaidProject site11.63532624.907201

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

Official Report
1672Mar272014Kenya100000000001011100ShootingRaidHome-1.23310536.797793

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

Official Report
1673Jan242013Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownProject site-6.21195106.845056

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

Focal Point
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

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

Focal Point
1675Sep52013Armenia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome40.18238744.511848

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

Focal Point
1676Nov252013Philippines010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site10.291469123.966694

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

Focal Point
1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.5773628.398834

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

Focal Point
1678Dec172013Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.11481523.864988

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

Focal Point
1680Sep72013El Salvador000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.692667-89.218216

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

Focal Point
1682Apr132014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.99743828.308152

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

Official Report
1683May152013South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.1834.095

One national INGO staff member was injured when Murule tribesmen attacked an aid convoy.  The convoy was traveling with a local leader, who was the target of the attack. 

Focal Point
1684Mar222013Turkey010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.20280936.160299

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

Focal Point
1685May22013Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad12.36524823.142216

Two INGO staff members were injured (one shot and one severely beaten) when their aid convoy was attacked by seven armed men. 

Focal Point
1686Jun72013South Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93981533.809694

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

Focal Point
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

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

Focal Point
1688Sep222013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site10.61647847.366652

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

Focal Point
1689Oct292013Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown4.48294441.664859

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

Focal Point
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

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

Focal Point
1691Nov242013Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown12.36534623.142106

One INGO staffer was shot during a carjacking. 

Focal Point
1692Nov192013Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.87981313.19014

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

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

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

Focal Point
1972Nov242014Somalia002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site3.12881743.652716

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

Official Report
1697Apr242014Afghanistan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.47055269.114812

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

Official Report
1700Apr232014Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.00541740.371461

One UN staff member was shot and wounded by two armed men during an attempted carjacking; he has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. A passenger was also present but managed to flee.  The armed men are suspected to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

Official Report
1706Jul42013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.5501244.066165

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

Focal Point
1712Mar112013Yemen001000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.22295145.305485

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

Focal Point
1714Feb52013South Sudan100000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.59730229.700877

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

Focal Point
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

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

Official Report
1732May132014Afghanistan200000020200002200Remote control VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.10617566.906552

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

Official Report
1733May142014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.43918661.79427

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

Official Report
1735Feb92013Kyrgyzstan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location42.84100474.608645

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

Focal Point
1736Feb102013DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.56666730.25

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

Focal Point
1738Mar302013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.61181636.488004

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

Focal Point
1739Jun132013Myanmar100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location16.78382296.156356

One UN consultant was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant, who unsuccessfully tried to slit her throat.  She was immediately hospitalized and required surgery.  

Focal Point
1740Jul272013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad35.99553437.000089

One UN driver was the victim of an armed robbery and was shot in the back twice by unidentified armed men. He was hospitalized and is in stable condition. 

Focal Point
1741Sep12013Somalia200000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02615645.331465

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

Focal Point
1742Sep72013Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad33.78649866.714834

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

Focal Point
1743Jun92013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.80688136.317978

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

Focal Point
1744Nov152013Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad13.47575925.299246

One UN-contracted driver was shot in the right shoulder by soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces at a checkpoint.  He was hospitalized immediately. 

Focal Point
1746Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.8850938.872152

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

Focal Point
1747Mar312013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07122936.970299

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

Focal Point
1750Jun282013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.67783936.708053

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

Focal Point
1751Jun292013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.38394536.69235

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

Focal Point
1752Jul162013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65384938.638973

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

Focal Point
1753Sep122013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.07668239.680846

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

Focal Point
1754Jun82013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.21805537.105819

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

Focal Point
1755Oct272013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.71354225.617136

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

Focal Point
1756May152014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.68856664.293656

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

Official Report
1759Mar122013Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222200Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.312136.687433

Two INGO workers (Italian and British) were abducted by ISIS in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border. UPDATE: The Italian staff member was released over a year later, on 26 May 2014.  The British staff member was tortured and killed on 13 September 2014.  

Official Report
1761May312014Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.53287371.055512

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

Official Report
1763Jun22014Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.34340761.742272

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

Official Report
1764Jun32014Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.32864370.406347

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

Official Report
1765Jun42014Libyan Arab Jamahiriya000100000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.20656716.583324

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

Official Report
1766Nov112010Libyan Arab Jamahiriya090000000000999900KidnappingAmbushPublic location32.76605522.65182

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

Media
1767Jun62014Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown12.91112922.806256

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded by an armed man, who proceeded to steal his motorbike.

Official Report
1768Jun92014Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.26986465.04965

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

Official Report
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

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

Official Report
1771Jun162014Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site10.64036430.126361

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

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

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

Official Report
1773Jun202014South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.81889731.546674

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

Official Report
1775Jun182014Sudan050000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad14.07816824.644835

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

Official Report
1776Oct52011Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad0.51639542.068844

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

Media
1777Feb12013Senegal010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.699193-17.467716

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

Focal Point
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

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

Focal Point
1779May202013Turkey010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad36.49795636.364129

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

Focal Point
1782Feb32013Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.41629741.215314

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

Focal Point
1783Jul42014Pakistan010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

One female INGO staff member, while exercising at a cricket club, was attacked by an unknown man, who broke her arm and attempted to drag her to an overgrown area.  The staff member was able to scream, at which point the assailant left as others came to help her. 

Official Report
1785Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.96547838.979869

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

Focal Point
1786Jun112013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.01427240.447052

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

Focal Point
1787Mar142013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.80052525.442011

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

Focal Point
1788Nov82013Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad12.41480525.468676

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

Focal Point
1789Dec312013Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.56627725.479459

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

Focal Point
1790Jul32013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.86361136.800556

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

Focal Point
1791Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.81508825.414386

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

Focal Point
1793Jul152014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.35779862.348836

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

Official Report
1797Jul62014Sudan100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

Official Report
1798Jul242014Afghanistan020000000020022020ShootingAmbushRoad34.34194462.203056

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

Media
1803Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.11519540.796915

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

Focal Point
1806Aug2013Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.99837124.334143

One INGO staff member was shot and critically injured during an attempted carjacking/robbery. Three others were also in the vehicle, but they were unharmed.

Focal Point
1807Dec2013DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-0.93869229.073764

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

Focal Point
1808Aug142014Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.67160861.981391

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

Official Report
1809Aug162014Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.21100369.097956

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

Official Report
1810Jul312014Syrian Arab Republic020000000000222020KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.16463936.86522

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

Media
1813Aug242014Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.47454970.535009

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

Official Report
1814Apr302014Central African Republic030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad8.40908920.650555

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

Official Report
1815May12014DR Congo001000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.40280528.900472

An NGO staff member was physically assaulted by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) for suspected collaboration with the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS).  

Official Report
1818Aug132014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

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

Official Report
1819Aug312014DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.01281829.356943

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

Official Report
1820Aug312014Sudan020000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site14.20492724.647866

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

Official Report
1821Sep42014South Sudan000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53257929.63031

One ICRC-contracted driver was shot and wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was robbed by armed men. 

Official Report
1822Sep62014DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownRaidHome-1.65850129.220455

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

Official Report
1826Sep152014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.73083336.709444

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

Official Report
1827Apr122014Pakistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.74989970.342765

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

Official Report
1828Sep162014South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownUnknownPublic location9.25885329.800177

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

Official Report
1830Sep242014Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site33.9805169.133384

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

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

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

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

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

Official Report
1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

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

Official Report
1834Oct12013Syrian Arab Republic010000000000111100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.95141439.026307

One INGO worker was kidnapped by ISIS in Ar-Raqqah, while on his way to Deir Ezzour.  UPDATE: The individual was killed in November 2014.

Media
1835Jan282013Kenya001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad0.12034140.301715

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

Official Report
1840Sep62014Kenya010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3.9354541.853051

A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked.

Official Report
1841Jan272013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.05627845.300605

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

Official Report
1842Feb182013Somalia001000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.33333342.283333

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

Official Report
1844Jul312013Somalia002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad2.04574245.302612

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

Official Report
1845Oct222013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.76662747.429627

An INGO security guard was shot and injured by an unknown armed man.  The attack may have been connected to an inter-clan dispute.

Official Report
1846Nov262013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11768743.644197

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

Official Report
1848Oct252014South Sudan010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84098531.614001

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

Official Report
1850Jul122013Somalia010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location10.82846849.252965

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

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

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
1853Nov102014South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.85522431.57988

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

Official Report
1855Nov112014Afghanistan000100000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site35.93309464.750028

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

Official Report
1856Nov122014South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.98333333.5875

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

Official Report
1857Nov122014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.62817422.504846

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

Official Report
1858Nov162014Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad 35.336000 40.145000

An international aid worker was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists.

Media
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

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

Official Report
1864Dec102014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.31667517.46667

An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carreid a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds.

Official Report
1865Dec112014Afghanistan011000000011022200Suicide VBIEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. 

Media
1867Dec202014DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.18362329.448832

National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. 

Official Report
1869Jan142015Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.0524.883333

While using his private vehicle, an INGO national staff member was abducted while dropping off a colleague at home. He was released on 5th February.   

Official Report
1870Jan202015Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site11.19901929.417932

One staff person was injured when bombs dropped by the Sudanese Air Force landed on a hospital operated by an INGO. The hospital is located in the Nuba Mountains village of Frandala. 

Official Report
1871Jan72015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.35727428.582716

A local driver for an INGO was assaulted by two SPLA soldiers when stopped at a roundabout while driving in Agok. The soliders, who had stopped behind him in their own vehicle, forced him out of his car. UNISFA soliders intervened to stop the attack.

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1872Sep232014Guinea001000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

A team of five aid workers was attacked in Guinea by a crowd that grew hostile when the team started collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola. One the aid workers sustained a neck wound.

Media
1874Jan192015Central African Republic010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

A french aidworker working for a charity organization was abducted at gunpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic and released unharmed on January 23, 2015.

Media
1875Nov302014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.94535733.809026

 A UN staff member was assaulted by an INGO security guard. The UN staff member was taken to the hospital as a result of the attack.

Official Report
1881Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad

One Syrian Red Crescent volunteer was injured when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle he was traveling in when delivering aid.

Official Report
1883Jan262015Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51336.292

UN personnel was severely injured by a mortar shell when walking home from work.

Official Report
1884Dec302014Myanmar100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location20.81666792.366667

A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members.

Official Report
1885May292014Afghanistan030000030300003102Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.9807367.570854

Two local INGO employees and their driver were injured when a IED detonated against their unmarked vehicle in Samangan Province.

Official Report
1887Apr282014Cambodia100000000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome11.544873104.892167

A UN contractor was killed outside her home when she confronted her attacker, a man who was trying to steal her bicycle.

Media
1888Dec302014Afghanistan004000013400004004KidnappingUnknownProject site32.92712966.141526

Three health sector workers of a NGO were kidnapped in Shalai, Uruzgan district while treating patients in the field. An additional staff member was severely beaten and then set free. 

Media
1890Aug262014Afghanistan002000011200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad34.17183170.621679

NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape.

Official Report
1891Feb82015DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad-1.65850129.220455

An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital.

Official Report
1892Jan62015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown9.78891128.412623

Five armed men attacked a team of 8 UN contractors that were working on a demining project and hijacked their vehicle. The driver was kidnapped and found unharmed on 8th January.

Official Report
1893Feb212015Myanmar001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad21.26595697.67189

A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack.

Media
1894Feb82015Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

An Guinea Red Cross volunteer was wounded in an attack by a mob in Forecariah when she tried to provide a buriel for a woman suspected to have died from Ebola. Another volunteer was attacked during the incident as but sustained no serious injuries.

Official Report
1895Aug32013Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011010UnknownUnknownPublic location35.95941138.998105

An American aid worker was killed in Raqqa, Syria on February 6th, 2015. She was initially kidnapped by militants on August 3rd, 2013. ISIS militants alledge that she was killed in retaliatory Jordanian airstrikes on Raqqa. The circumstances surrounding her death are contested by administration officials in the Jordanian and American governments, who believe that the aid worker was killed by ISIS. 

Official Report
1896Feb172015South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.86939431.581437

A British aid worker was shot in his car by someone in a secondary vehicle that had pulled up behind him while he was returning to the organizational compound.

Media
1897Jan312015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.91784064.775515

A female international aid worker was released after two weeks in captivity by the Taliban. She was kidnapped during a raid on the aid organization's compound.

Media
1898Feb172015Myanmar002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad21.15671797.573478

Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured when the convoy that they were traveling in was attacked. The volunteers were part of humanitarian Red Cross marked convoy that was evacuating civilians displaced by fighting in the northern Shan state. The volunteers were taken to hospital with head and abdominal wounds and one of them required surgery for their wounds.  Update: Despite recieivng medical attention, one of the volunteers passed away on 27 March, 2015, as a result of the gunshot wound sustained in the the attack. 

Media
2691May212019South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad4.77533.59

Two UN agency staff members of a demining team were shot and seriously injured when ambushed by an armed group. The road ambush occured after the team left Kapoeta on route to Buno minefield. The two staff members were flown to Juba for medical treatment.

Official Report
1900Feb242015Yemen000002001100112020KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One UN hired consultant and her translator were kidnapped from their car in Sana'a by armed men who were posing as police officers. After nearly six months in captivity, she was released in August 2015. 

Media
1902Mar122015South Sudan020000010101012200ShootingAmbushOffice/compound4.8531.6

One INGO international aid worker and one national staff person were injured when their car was carjacked by a group of armed men. The aid worker was returning to his compound when the attack occurred at the gate of the compound. As the armed men were fleeing in the vehicle they stole, they indiscrimantly shot rounds at the compound, hitting the INGO worker in the leg and the driver in the neck, both who have received medical attention for their wounds and will recover.

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1903Mar272015Syrian Arab Republic020000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.80207538.996815

Two INGO national staff members were seriously injured during an air assault (an additional member suffered minor injuries).

Media
1911Apr202015Somalia400000000040044220Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad8.448.483333

Four international UN staff members were killed when a roadside bomb exploded next to their minibus. They were traveling from their guesthouse to their office in Garowe. Al Shabab, a extremist group with links to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibilty for the attack, according to The Associated Press. 

Media
1912Apr182015Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.72859168.868066

One international INGO worker was kidnapped when stopped at an illegal checkpoint manned by anti-government forces that were posing as Afghan Notional Police officers. Update: the German aid worker, who was abducted by the Taliban, fled from the prepetrators on May 29th. 

Official Report
1914Jan112014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

A INGO guard sustained minor wounds to the neck when he was shot by an unidentified source. He was transported to a medical facility for treatment. 

Focal Point
1916Jan302014Syrian Arab Republic030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

Three male staff members contracted by a INGO were kidnapped by ISIS and released approximately three months later. 

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1917Jul72014Tanzania010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-4.3920732.898681

A local national security guard was assaulted and shot in the leg when armed robbers broke into the premises of the INGO office. The guard was knocked unconscious and the robbers stole the cash box. 

Focal Point
2644Jul272014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.52805637.954722

One male national INGO staff member was detained by ISIS on July 27, 2014. Circumstances of the abduction are unkown. He was released on March 31, 2015

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1919Aug52014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.697538.956667

A national staff member was kidnapped and detained in Tell Abyad by ISIS and then transfered to Ar-Raqqa. The staff member was released on August 30, 2014.

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1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

Two INGO international staff members were wounded during an armed robbery at the office.

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1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver was assaulted by 5 youths after getting out of his truck to apologise for splashing someone when driving past. 

Focal Point
1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver and two passengers in a water supply truck were attacked en-route within their project site when they stopped. A group of people on the road attacked them after an altercation, which resulted in the physical assault of the passenger. The driver and secondary passenger managed to run away with minor injuries (not counted here). 

Focal Point
1925May22014Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.64305616.491944

Knife attack by three men on INGO and INGO partner staff member in bar.  The 2 men were taken to hospital for emergency care. 

Focal Point
1926Dec12014Kenya010000000001011100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location1.73330640.091751

A INGO consultant was shot in the leg when armed individuals attacked the bar he was in with grenades and small arms. 

Focal Point
1927Dec72014DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

A national staff member's home was raided by 4 men, who shot him in the leg and kidnapped his daughter (not counted in AWSD). She was later released after being sexually assaulted. 

Focal Point
1929Jan152015Zambia100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome-14.8119424.797398

One female international UN consultant was sexually assaulted at knifepoint at home while sleeping. 

Focal Point
1930Oct112014Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.64495447.827913

A national staff member in Burtinle, Somalia was assaulted and stabbed with a knife at home by two individuals that had personal grievances against the aid agency that employed the female staff member.

Focal Point
1931Jun92014Ethiopia010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

IED attack. The attack wounded one male national staff worker. No further information is available. 

Focal Point
1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

A national staff member in Nairobi was assaulted at home when burglers broke into his private residence to rob the house during the night. He was hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1933Aug112014Benin010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.307692.315834

One international aid worker was hospitalized after being attacked with machetes during a robbery. 

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

Three assailants armed with stones attacked an international staff member and robbed him. The staff member was hospitalzed as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1936Aug242014Afghanistan070000007700007700KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.73477270.811995

Seven national staff members were kidnapped in Badakhshan. They were released 3 days later, after negotiations between the organizations' network and a local representative took place. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which went unpaid. 

Focal Point
1937Nov272014Philippines010000001100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.45123.15

A national staff member of an INGO was assasinated on his way home from work by a gunman who shot him five times and drove away with his accomplice on a motorcycle. The incident was most likely the result of a personal grievance. 

Focal Point
1938Nov192014Afghanistan010000000001011001Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

Police killed four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on the Green Village, a compound housing foreign workers in Kabul. While the AGE did not reach their intended target (inside the compound), the force of the blast at the heavy guarded gate of the compound wounded one INGO staff worker. 

Focal Point
1939Oct132014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.99055635.970278

One local INGO staff member was shot by crossfire during a private dispute while standing outside the clinic. Hospitalized, he is in stable condition.

Focal Point
1941May42015Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.767.116667

A driver for a de-mining NGO was abducted while driving in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. He was released on the 7th of May 2015.

Official Report
1943Jul282014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.53333337.95

An INGO contracted national staff member was kidnapped by ISIS when he went to retrieve office belongings, which were confiscated on the previous day when ISIS had raided the organization's office. He was released after about a month.

Focal Point
1946Jan242014Nepal100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome28.07328281.621828

A UN national staff member was attacked with acid at his house in Khajura Nepalgunj which left him with burns on his head, face, chest and other severe injuries at required extensive hospitalization. While the suspect has not been apprehended, it is possible that this could have been a personal attack as a result of a family dispute.

Focal Point
1947Jan272014Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.20011472.050801

 A UN national staff member was shot multiple times by three people in the leg and hand. The incident occured not far from the staffer's home while he was on his way to work. According to a police investigation, this incident was the result of a private dispute.

Focal Point
1948Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown33.48333336.35

One national aid worker was kidnapped by unknown assailants in Jaramana, Syria. He was released in Beirut 15 days later on February 23, 2014 after negotiations took  place between the kidnappers and his family.

Focal Point
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

One UN partner was kidnapped by anti-government elements while monitoring a program in Isfandeh village, Ghazni city.  He was released on 9th July 2014 after tribal leaders were involved in the negotiations for his release.

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1950Jan222014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.919424, 24.93364324.933643)

A UN contracted truck driver and his assistant were kidnapped off the road between Nyala and Gereida while driving a truck filled with provisions. The truck was also taken. At the time of this writing, the two national contracted staff members are still missing.

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1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

A team of Red Cross volunteers was attacked by a group of people that pelted the team with bricks and stones. One Red Cross volunteer that managed to return to their vehicle was wounded by shards of glass in her eye when the car window was hit by the a stone and shattered. She was taken to the hospital and had the glass removed from her eye. 

Focal Point
1952Aug172014Afghanistan010000010100001100BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.437264.9228

One national staff member was wounded when a bomb went off in front of the office. 

Focal Point
1953Feb12014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.70325725.649257

A UN contracted truck driver and his truck was hijacked off of a convoy by an unknown armed group while en-route from Ed Daien to Nyala. The whereabouts of the driver are unknown.  

Focal Point
1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

Two UN-contracted truck drivers were kidnapped while off-loading provisions from their truck by anti-government elements (AGE). AGE elements assaulted the truck drivers and forced them to reload the truck before taking the trucks and drivers to an unknown location. The drivers were released with the trucks (but not the commodities) after three days of negotiations with community leaders.  

Focal Point
1955Oct152014Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.4763215.54011

A national female staff worker for an INGO was attacked in her home with a machete during a home invasion. She fully recovered in the hospital. 

Focal Point
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

A national male staff member for an INGO was ambushed by the Taliban while driving aid supplies. He was released on the 27th December 2014. 

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1960Dec282014South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown11.8332.8

A national staff member (security guard) of an INGO was abducted by unknown armed men. He was beaten and released on 30 December 2014. The reason for the abduction and assault was in revenge for a work related decision that affected another contracted employee. 

Official Report
1961Feb92015Turkey001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location41.10419929.317835

Unidentified gunmen shot at a car in which the chief of the Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul, was traveling. Although the chief was able to escape, his driver was shot in the stomach. The driver was treated at Ümraniye State Hospital.

Media
1962Mar92015Mali200000000002022200ShootingAmbushPublic location12.665771 -7.972909

An attacker and his accomplice opened fire at La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako. Two UN munitions experts were critically injured in the attack and evacuated for medical treatment. They are in stable condition. Some reports suggest that Al-Murabitoun claimed responsiblity for the attack.

Official Report
1963Mar152015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad9.9229.98

A UN contracted truck traveling as part of a convoy was ambushed on Pariang road. The truck was burnt and the driver of the truck is missing. 

Official Report
1965Apr52015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.418669932.8450649

One INGO national staff member was shot in the Kassengor area along the border of Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei. 

Official Report
1966Apr122015Somalia230000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad3.06277841.648056

According to a local media report, 3 aid workers for an INGO, 2 UN contracted staff from a private company, and 2 private company staff members (not counted here), were kidnapped in Gedo by armed gunmen thought to be part of Al Shabaab. The aid workers were allegedly abducted between Garilley and Fafahdun towns and taken to Bardere. They were all released on different dates with the help of local elders and the last release of the INGO staff members took place on June 14th. 

Media
1974Jun42015South Sudan110000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.27393028.688049

A health mission was ambused on-route to Manyang Ngok Primary Health Care Unit. The armed men shot and killed the driver. One INGO and one UN team member were severly injured and had to be hospitalized. 

Official Report
1975Jun32015South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.38223430.426636

A UN contracted truck was ambushed in Lui area. The armed assailants robbed provisions off the truck and took the drivers' personal belongings. The driver and his assistant were seriously injured in the attack. 

Official Report
1979Apr292015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07574264.835815

Two INGO staff members and their driver were abducted by gunmen in Pashtun Kot district along the Maimana-Bilichiragh highway. 

Official Report
1980Apr232015DR Congo300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.30588729.380188

Three UN contracted demining personnel were abducted on Goma-Rutshuru road in North Kivu province by armed gunmen.

Official Report
1981May222015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85391731.584234

A UN staff member was assaulted by soldiers while walking to work along Airport Road in Juba. They accused him of spying. The staff member suffered injuries to his face and bruised ribs.

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

Three INGO staff members, two male, and one female were reported abducted after their vehicle was ambushed on Ishasha-Nyamilima road in Rutshuru, Northern Kivu. The female was immediately released but the two male staff members remained captive until their release on June 22nd. 

Official Report
1983Jun272015Central African Republic010000010100001101ShootingAmbushRoad5.76920720.672150

Armed men fired upon three INGO staff members that were traveling via motorcycles on the Ippy-Bambari road. One of the staff members was seriously injured and was taken to Bangui hospital. The armed men stole the INGO worker's bag and fled. 

Official Report
1985Feb2015South Sudan010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackOffice/compound9.260000 29.8

An INGO worker was reportedly raped by a UN contractor. The incident occured in Bentiu, South Sudan on the UN compound. 

Media
1988Jun292015DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome-4.31010515.275558

An national INGO staff member was shot during a home invasion by a group of armed gunmen. The assailants stole money and fled when police approached the scene. 

Official Report
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

A female INGO staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while en-route in Taiman, western Kabul. Update: She was released unharmed on September 10th after being held captive for 81 days. Reports state that she was abducted by a criminal gang.

Media
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

A German national working for an INGO was kidnapped from her vehicle in Kabul. She was released on October 17th, 2015.

Media
1994Aug102015Afghanistan001000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome35.93423364.621428

An NGO staff member was stabbed in her home by assailants who then set fire to the clinic where she worked. 

Official Report
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

Two local NGO staff were abducted in Baghdis province. They were released on August 14, 2015 following negotiations with community elders. 

Official Report
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

Two contractors for a demining INGO were abducted while travelling between Kandahar and Musa Qala. They were released on August 18th, 2015 following negotiations by community elders. 

Official Report
1999Aug222015South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One guard was wounded with a machete and another shot, when perpetrators broke into an INGO compound at night. The suspects stole two AK-47s before fleeing. 

Official Report
2000Aug222015Central African Republic002000010101012200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location5.76434520.670528

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded with a knife strike during a demonstration. The voilent demonstration occurred after a young muslim man was reportedly killed by anti-Balaka militants.

Official Report
2003Sep62015South Sudan020000000002022020Rape/sexual assault AmbushOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

Two female INGO staff members were robbed and raped when the vehicle that they were in was attacked by an armed group of assailants outside of their residential compound. 

Official Report
2004May142015South Sudan100000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad9.23486129.212306

An UN contracted truck hit a landmine north of Bentiu, near Torabeith. The driver sustained injuries to the leg as a result of the blast. 

Official Report
2006Sep282015Bangladesh010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location23.79625790.415070

An international staff member was shot, reportedly by the Islamic State (IS), in the diplomatic district of Dhaka. The attack was pre-meditated and the assailants used silencers on their firearms. The attackers approached the staff member on the back of a motorbike and shot him. He died as as result of the attack. 

Official Report
2007Sep212015Mali010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.757495-2.998881

Two armed men on motorcycles shot at a private vehicle whose driver was a national staff member of an INGO. He was seriously injured in the attack but was able to reach a clinic. 

Official Report
2008Sep172015Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidPublic location14.683333324.85

Reportedly, one INGO national staff member was injured when SAF military suported by SAF aircraft and militias opened fire on the Zaghawa community in Anka.  

Official Report
2012Sep282015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.93102736.641778

An INGO staff member was kidnapped when armed attackers raided the organization's office. Reportedly, office equipement was stolen and other staff members may have been mistreated in the attack as well.

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2134Apr152015Cameroon010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome3.84803211.502075

An international staff member was driving home and stopped in front of it when 5 armed men with knifes attacked the staff member and wounded his hand. They broke the windows of the car to get to him. They robbed the staff member of his money, valuables, documents and forced him to drive away with them. Later he managed to escape. He was hospitalized due to the wounds sustained during the attack. 

Focal Point
2016Sep292015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.86778231.546404

A UN national staff member was assaulted when he was returning to his residence in his vehicle. He noticed that his car was being closely followed by men on a motorcycle. When he got out of the car, money was demanded from him and he was assualted by sticks and stones. 

Official Report
2018Oct242015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.06573069.502289

A staff member and a driver from a local NGO was abducted by anti-government elements. They were released unharmed on October 28th after mediation by community elders. 

Official Report
2020Nov12015DR Congo00140000014140000141400KidnappingUnknownProject site-1.18557029.446951

Fourteen NGO national staff members (including 2 drivers) were abducted by unknown assailants while they were returning from a fact-finding mission in Katwiguru town within Rutshuru. They were released two days later on November 3rd. 

Media
2022Oct122015Kenya010000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad0.08052240.309975

One national staff member of an INGO was abducted between Dadaab and Hagadera Refugee Camps after being carjacked. The driver was also taken but released shortly thereafter. 

Official Report
2023Oct72015South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad3.59719632.059253

One national UN staff member was shot at while driving home in his personal vehicle. He was with a relative at the time and both managed to escape. He was taken to the hospital where he recieved treatment for an injury resulting from the car's glass window that broke on impact with the bullet.

Official Report
2026Jun52015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya002000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site32.59330813.055329

Two aidworkers working for a UN implementing partner were kidnapped in the  al-Shwayrif area, while delivering humanitarian assistance. They were released on on November 12th, 2015 after 5 months of captivity. 

Official Report
2030Dec12015Yemen000100000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One international staff member working for ICRC was abducted at gunpoint in Sana'a. Another ICRC staff member was also abducted but released a few hours later (not counted here because it was under 24 hours). It was reported that she was released in October 2016 after being captive for ten months. 

Official Report
2032Dec42015South Sudan200000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidHome4.85190531.554888

Two UN agency staff members were attacked in their home by approximately 5 men. The assailants were reportedly armed with clubs and rifles. One staff member was beaten and the other sustained stab wounds to the palm of their hand. The robbers fled with money, personal items and a UN vehicle. The two staff members were treated in the hospital for their injuries. 

Official Report
2038Feb142015Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.78727347.439235

A local NGO worker stabbed a colleague during a personal dispute.

Official Report
2040Apr22015Somalia010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72690445.191571

A driver for an INGO was shot and injured in Hawl-Wadaag. He was taken to the hospital because his wounds required surgical intervention. The attack was reportedly a result of tension between clans.

Official Report
2042Apr62016Somalia020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.40841648.483724

Two INGO staff members were stabbed with a knife by a civilian over a land dispute. 

Official Report
2044Jul222015Somalia001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome3.11405043.651925

A woman working for a local NGO was shot in her home by intruders. 

Official Report
2045Jul222015Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad10.82966149.252466

Two INGO vehicles were stopped by a militia close to Belet Weyne. The 5 INGO staff traveling in the vehicle were temporarily detained but released after clan elders negotiated on their behalf . One of the INGO drivers is still being held. The motive was said to be clan related. 

Official Report
2046Dec302015Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20251724.663825

A contracted driver for the UN, who was delivering relief supplies, was abducted in the Kutum area of North Darfur on 30th December, 2015. He was freed on January 25th, 2016. 

Official Report
2049Jan132016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.27833629.807987

One UN national staff member was assaulted in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) camp in Bentiu with machetes and spears. 

Official Report
2051Dec222015South Sudan030000000012033300ShootingAmbushRoad4.61749133.035889

An INGO partner group was ambushed on the Torit-Kapoeta Road in Budi County. One of the passengers was shot and killed. Two were injured and required medical attention. 

Official Report
2053Nov42015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.85936331.57125

A national staff driver for an INGO was assaulted by local security forces because they believed that he was carrying supplies for opposition forces. He was detained but released on the same day. 

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

An NGO staff member and driver were abducted by armed anti-government elements (AGE) while traveling towards Maimana city with supplies.  

Official Report
2056Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.34195327.949219

Two UN contracted drivers were injured in a shooting when perpetrators ambushed the convoy and fired at the truck. The gunmen fled after robbing the driver. Both the driver and his assistant recieved medical care. 

Official Report
2058Aug222015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.28015129.780241

One INGO security guard was injured when assaulted by robbers that raided an INGO clinic and stole supplies. Reportedly, there were 15 robbers present. The security guard is in stable condition after the attack. 

Official Report
2059Jan152016Burkina Faso002000000000222110KidnappingRaidPublic location12.361282-1.518115

In a large attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb against the Splendid hotel and Cappuccino cafe, two aid workers who ran a medical clinic were kidnapped. On 6 February, one of the female aid workers was released but the male aid worker remains captive.   Reportedly, at least 29 people (18 different nationalities) were killed in the attack. The hotel was popular with foreigners. 

Media
2062Nov92015Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.23914045.272598

A convoy traveling from Harib to Marib was impacted by airstrikes. One truck driver contracted by the UN was seriously injured in the attack and three others had minor injuries (not counted here). The injured driver was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Official Report
2066Mar12016South Sudan010000000001011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound8.76708727.399837

An INGO international staff member was assaulted by a national colleague with a metal object. The staff member's wounds required medical attention at the UN military hospital. 

Official Report
2068Feb162016Afghanistan000500005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad33.49822967.761598

Five ICRC staff members were abducted while on their way to carry out an assessment, with the aim to assist communities in the Waghaz district of Ghazni. They were later all released on 19th February. 

Official Report
2070Feb2016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location-4.29790528.956099

Armed assailants fired upon an INGO vehicle, injuring the driver who had to be take to Fizi hospital. 

Official Report
2071Mar22016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.42384526.670074

Three national INGO aid workers were kidnapped from an INGO convoy traveling from Kasungho on Mrach 2nd. They were released on March 8th, according to a UN official. 

Official Report
2073Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.68292328.080368

A UN driver and his assistant were injured when they were shot at as part of a larger convoy. The armed men shot at them after trying to extort money from the driver.  

Official Report
2074Jan292016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown5.17910333.975002

An INGO national male staff member was shot and injured in the Kapoeta North area. Reportedly, a cattle raid may have been occurring in the area at the time. 

Archived
2076Feb222016Angola100000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackRoad-8.84214413.243225

A UN international staff member was shot in the leg travelling via motorcycle from the airport. He was shot by two armed robbers while they were stealing his bag. 

Official Report
2079Mar182016Afghanistan020000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.18329468.750210

Two international staff members of an INGO were abducted along the Puli  Khumri-Kunduz main road in Baghlan province by armed men. Released April 4, 2016

Official Report
2080Mar212016South Sudan200000020200002200Landmine Individual attackRoad9.23148729.800503

Two contracted UN employees were injured when they drove over a anti-tank mine, which exploded. They were medevac'd to an UNMISS hospital and are in stable condition. 

Official Report
2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

Three ICRC staff members were kidnapped as they were leaving Abeibara. The aid workers were released on the 20th of April. They were reportedly abducted by Ansar Dine. 

Media
2084Apr282016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.04070031.624146

A INGO vehicle was targeted in a roadside ambush by an armed man while it was part of a UN agency convoy. A man appeared from the bush and fired a single shot at the car that went through the window. While the shot missed the driver, he was injured by the shattered glass and required medical attention. 

Official Report
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

An international female NGO worker was abducted while traveling on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway. Update: A statement made by the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, on August 29th, confirms that the aid worker was freed in August, four months after her kidnapping. Although the Minister did not provide further details, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security mentioned in the media that the aid worker was freed as a result of a special operation. 

Media
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

Three INGO truck drivers were intercepted by gunpoint on Bambu-Kirima road in Katora village and kidnapped. They were freed on Friday, May 6th.

Official Report
2088May32016Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.556359-72.259967

A UN staff member was stabbed in his car by two armed suspects. The victim managed to defend and drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Official Report
2092May192016Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.75000011.05

A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The dirver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. 

Official Report
2093May252016South Sudan020000000002022002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.52798831.668235

Two INGO contractors were physically assaulted by six unidentified persons during an attempted robbery. The victims sustained injuries were referred to an NGO clinic in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
2095Jun72016South Sudan020000000002022110Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

Armed men entered an INGO compound through a perimeter fence and tricked the staff into opening the door. The men were armed with machetes and assaulted the staff and guards. Two international aid workers had to medically evacuated to South Africa for treatment. 

Official Report
2097Jun132016Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.15287223.192139

Armed men carjacked a UN-contracted truck with three drivers in the Azoum area of Um Shalaiya. One of the drivers was released after negotiations. on June 27, 2016, in El Geneina, West Darfur. Another driver managed to escape during the ambush and the perpetrators released the second shortly after the abduction. 

Official Report
2098Jun32016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.03159728.993615

Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. 

Official Report
2100Jun52016Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

A demining team (UN agency partner) was attacked by anti-government elements during a range clearing operation. AGE set fire to seven vehicles and abducted the team leader. 

Official Report
2101May252016DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.59489629.09727

Four INGO staff members were ambushed by armed men in Timbo-Timbo, North Kivu while travelling in two separate vehicles. Two of the ambushed staff members managed to escape. Two remaining staff members were released on the sixth day and did not suffer maltreatment.

Official Report
2102Mar302016Central African Republic020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location5.76434520.670528

Two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a popular restuarant in Bambari near the central market. About 11 people were injured, including two INGO staff members that had to be medically evacuated to Bangui. One waitress died (not countered here) and 6 other humanitarian staff members from a local NGO and a UN agency were injured (pending further investigation before entry into AWSD).  

Official Report
2106Aug302015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.62643436.103306

A national INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Daraa, Syria. Details surrounding the abduction are unknown, however the man was released around September 9th, 2015. 

Focal Point
2109Oct82015Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidPublic location34.55534969.207486

Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscrimately fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. 

Focal Point
2110Apr202015Guatemala010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad14.81821514.818215

While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2111Aug82015Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.36518232.653176

A male national INGO staff member was trailed by robbers as he drove home. He was attacked as he waited to drive through the gate to his home. Beaten into coma, he was robbed of the vehicle he was driving as well as other valuables. During the attack he sustained a fractured skull, a deep cut over his eye and internal bleeding. He survived the attack. 

Focal Point
2112Nov182015South Africa010000010100001000ShootingRaidOffice/compound-24.20959130.409835

Three armed men jumped the security perimeter fence around an INGO compound and assaulted one security officer (not counted here) and shot another in his arm. He was also assaulted and tied up while the men broke into the office and stole material assets, and money from the safe. 

Focal Point
2113Dec192015Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome8.489716-12.756611

One male field staff member was cut by a large knife (or machete) and assaulted when a gang of five men broken into the guest house he was staying in with other people. The assailants demanded cash from the occupants, some of which were Council staff and believed to have cash on them because of the Census that had recently ended. The armed men assumed that they would have just recieved their salaries. Personal items were also stolen from the house as well as a computer. The other occupants (not counted here) received bruises and cuts as a result of the incident. 

Focal Point
2117Dec152015DR Congo020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

On Tuesday 15 December, 2 INGO staff members were kidnapped in North Kivu, DRC. They were released unharmed the next day.

Focal Point
2118Mar22015DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

Three INGO staff members were kidnapped on March 2nd by unknown assailants in North Kivu province. They were allegedly released a few days later according to a UN official who made a comment about the release via the agency's social media account. 

Media
2119May212015Cameroon020000020200002020ShootingAmbushRoad6.51639714.291927

Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. 

Focal Point
2120Feb102015Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.53903621.991001

One INGO security guard was caught in the crossfire when French and ex-Seleka forces began heavy fighting. A stray bullet grazed his head and he recieved medical attention for his wound. 

Focal Point
2121Oct62015Sudan010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome13.44789822.464908

A female national staff member for a INGO was shot in the leg and robbed while at home. 

Focal Point
2122Dec302015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound32.88720913.191338

An employee that had been fired from an INGO returned to the office, threatened and severely assaulted the Operations Manager whom he blamed for his termination. 

Focal Point
2123Nov112015Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.04693445.318162

A female national INGO aid worker was driving an ambulance when she was shot by Somali forces. The bullet hit her in the leg. 

Focal Point
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations.

Focal Point
2130Mar232015Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.29330922.782249

An armed gang entered an INGO compound and assaulted the a guard and a driver. Both required some medical attention. 

Focal Point
2131Aug42015Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.12452922.959498

A female INGO worker required medical attention after being assaulted by a man who was also carrying a gun.

Focal Point
2133Aug112015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound10.06577733.031683

One INGO contracted off-duty guard was shot in Mabon when shooting started outside of the compound. The wound was severe and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2135Sep282015Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad8.98060338.757761

An international staff member was attacked and hit with a stone on the head by two young men. He was rendered unconscious for a brief moment at which time the assailants stole his valuables. After returning to his guest house in the same area, the owner took him to the hospital where the wound on his head was stitched up. He remained in the hospital.

Focal Point
2138Dec152015Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownProject site33.70619969.383108

A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations.

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later.

Focal Point
2141Mar92015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.03833321.758664

Two male INGO aid workers were kidnapped and held for over 24 hours. 

Focal Point
2142Jun162015Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.97209344.162534

One national male INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Ibb, Yemen. He was held captive for over 24 hours (exact number of days unknown) and later released. 

Focal Point
2143Feb112015Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.14500040.489673

One INGO male national staff member was assaulted. The circumstances around this incident are unknown. However, the man suffered a concussion and an injury to his ear. 

Focal Point
2144Aug102015Kenya010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.29206636.821946

One national INGO staff member got a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. 

Focal Point
2145Jun272016Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.85235766.52239

In Dehmerda village, one UN contracted polio personnel was abducted by gunmen along with one NGO staff member, a government health department employee (not counted here), and a local driver (not currently counted).

Official Report
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. 

Media
2149Jul272016Nigeria100001020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad11.52926413.653517

An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. 

Official Report
2151Jun232016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad23.73608390.363067

An INGO national staff member was shot in the leg through the window of his car when he was ambushed by assailants on motorcycles in Hazaribagh while on his way to work. The armed robbers stole a significant amount of money that he had withdrawn from a cash machine shortly before the incident. 

Media
2152Jun292016Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.51380736.276528

One Syrian Red Crescent driver was shot in the chest by a sniper while driving in a convoy that was delivering humanitarian relief supplies. He is recovering in a hospital in Damascus. 

Media
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

Two INGO vehicles were ambushed along the Mweso-Kalembe road in Misinga village, North Kivu on August 16th. The armed assailants shot and wounded an international INGO staff member. Three national INGO staff members were also abducted during the attack and then released later on in the day.

Official Report
2159Sep52016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64399029.185867

Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Mweso – Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. 

Official Report
2160Sep52016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72474427.676277

Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. 

Official Report
2162Sep22016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.41859232.510519

A commercial vehicle contracted by an INGO to deliver supplies came under fire while on the Magwi-Torit road close to Torit town in Eastern Equatoria. The driver and a passenger (not currently counted in this incident) were shot and had to receive medical attention. 

Official Report
2163Apr22016Iraq100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.31280644.361488

A UN agency national staff member was shot in his home on the outskirts of Bagdad on April 2nd. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. 

Official Report
2170Apr142016Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.82628840.946045

A contracted driver for a UN agency was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab fighters near Likoley and Elade, Gedo region in Somalia while carrying humanitarian supplies to a distribution site. The truck was looted. As a result of this incident, deliveries of humanitarian supplies have not resumed to those areas. The driver was released after one week.

Focal Point
2178Oct152016Niger001000000000111100KidnappingRaidHome15.4642946.2854

Gunmen stormed the house of an American NGO worker in Abalak and kidnapped him. It is reported that he is being transported to Mali. It is believed that this is the first incident where an American has been abducted in Niger, although another failed attempt was made in 1999 on U.S. embassy staff. No group has claimed the kidnapping but al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is suspected. Two guards were also killed in the attack. 

Media
2179Oct162016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.76708727.399837

A UN national male staff member was assaulted with metal objects by a group of three men in Aweil town. The assailants had targeted this particular staff member and had asked other civilians to point him out. While the attack does not appear to be the result of the victim being an aid worker, it was ethnically motivated. Other staff members came to his aid and he received medical attention at a clinic for injuries to his face, head, and back.

Official Report
2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84629531.607173

Two national staff members for a local NGO were hurt during a scuffle with a perpetrator that tried to rob them of their valuables while they were travelling on a boda-boda between Hai Malakal and Munuki in the afternoon. Although their injuries were minor, they did require medical attention at a nearby clinic.  

Official Report
2181Nov22016Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.59028069.761061

Two national staff members for a local NGO were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Uzbin Valley in Kabul province. It is unknown who the perpetrators were and whether they are part of an armed opposition group. 

Official Report
2182Nov52016Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome13.71666723.283333

An INGO security guard was abducted, along with two other people (not counted here), from their residence in the Tombasi area of El Fasher. There is no further information about the perpetrators or their motives. 

Official Report
2183Nov52016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54939969.164563

A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him.  Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017.

Media
2185Apr192016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.89551968.763192

A demining team was attacked by anti-government forces in Kotagay village in Saydabad district. Seven members of the team were abducted. The perpetrators and their motive are unknown. The team was an implementing partner of a UN agency. 

Official Report
2186Nov132016South Sudan02000000019190011201730KidnappingRaidProject site9.28015129.780241

A total of 20 staff members from three separate INGOs were kidnapped and held by the SPLA-IO in Nhialdu, Rubkona, after clashes with government forces. They were made to walk to Jazeera where they were held. The INGO staff members were extracted by the UN on the 16th of November. One Guinean staff member was also reportedly beaten while he was held captive because he was believed to be a Kenyan national. 

Official Report
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. 

Official Report
2188Nov232016Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.44646462.145413

One UN contracted staff member was stabbed by two armed men in Farah hospital. No arrests have been made regarding this incident.

Official Report
2189Nov272016Sudan300000001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.44789822.464908

A vehicle with three UN staff members, two international and one national staff, was stopped by unidentified gunmen in El-Geneina around Al Tadamon. The perpetrators forced the staff into their vehicle and abducted them. All the staff members were released after 23 days in captivity. 

Official Report
2191Dec22016South Sudan002000011200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3.99539530.547485

An ambulance that was driving on the Yei-Lasu road through Lunguru was tailed by an SPLA patrol, which resulted in both the SPLA and the ambulance being shot at by anti-government forces. Reports state that the SPLA soldiers were killed in the attack. The driver of the NGO ambulance was shot in the leg and one of the NGO staff members was kidnapped in the attack.  

Official Report
2192Dec22016Honduras100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome14.657211-86.210767

One UN national staff member sustained multiple gunshot wounds when armed assailants assaulted him and a companion at their home. His companion (not counted here) died on the scene and he is in critical condition. 

Official Report
2193Dec102016South Sudan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad5.13794230.914154

Armed gunmen ambushed a local NGO vehicle on the Juba-Maridi road and hijacked their car, stole their belongings and shot one of the female national staff members who was later med-evac'd to a hospital in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
2195Sep262016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.86271531.508446

One national staff member of a UN agency was physically assaulted at his residence in the Gudele area by unknown persons. The motive for the attack is unknown. One of the attackers has been apprehended and handed over to the police. The staff member sustained some injuries and was treated at a clinic.

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

Three INGO national staff members were abducted on the Kinyandonyi-Rugarama road in North Kivu when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. 

Official Report
2197Sep202016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound9.88963233.412170

One male international staff member was wounded when aid recipients staged a demonstration to protest against delays in food distribution which resulted in the intrusion into an INGO compound. Five INGO staff were slightly wounded but only one required medical attention. 

Official Report
2198Jul172016Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushUnknown35.67074766.046353

Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area.

Media
2199Jul112016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.60308029.974053

One international staff member was seriously beaten by local youth in Mingkaman, South Sudan. Due to the severity of the injuries, the staff member had to be medically evacuated to another hospital. The incident was reportedly the result of a local contractual dispute. 

Official Report
2201Dec192016Afghanistan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.50901568.903503

One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released.  Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. 

Media
2202Dec242016Mali010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackHome16.261765-0.028839

An INGO director was kidnapped from her home on December 24th, 2016 in Gao. She is a dual national of French and Swiss origin. On March 1st, 2018, a video released by Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), briefly shows the aid worker in a propaganda video. According to a close family member, the aid worker's health appears to have declined since the last image of her was released in 2017. 

Media
2204Feb242016Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location48.481888.40635

One female INGO national staff member was stabbed at the front gate of her home. The robbers took her mobile phone and then fled. She was treated at the hospital. 

Official Report
2205Apr242016Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackHome42.7382010.06916

A local female INGO staff worker was detained by Al-Shabaab fighters in Jamaame. She and five other civilians were detained at the same time and put in jail. She was on leave at the time and accused of working for an American NGO. She spent more than a week in prison and was conditionally released (she was required to stay in the village pending investigation on the charges brought against her by Al-Shabaab). The aid worker was released on April 24th, 2016. 

Official Report
2211Jun152016Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.11754436.514630

Two volunteers were severely injured during an airstrike on their operational centre. One of the volunteers lost his hand as a result of the attack. 

Media
2213Jun162016Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.17413537.140934

One volunteer suffered a severe head injury after an airstrike in Al Sukkari, Aleppo. 

Media
2221Jan62017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

Four armed men broke in an INGO compound and were spotted by the site security guards. One of the guards was injured by a shot fired by one of the assailants. The security guard was taken to the hospital and then medically evacuated to another facility for further treatment.  

Official Report
2222Dec282016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-3.37288429.144879

One INGO staff member was shot in front of his home by an unidentified assailant in the Songo quarter of Uvira town. 

Official Report
2230Jan252017Somalia200000020200002200Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03596045.327206

Two UN staff members were injured during a complex attack by Al-Shabaab on Hotel Dayah, which was popular with government officials and politicians. A car with explosives was first used to breach the gate of the hotel, followed by a raid on the hotel and then a secondary blast. Reportedly, 28 people died in the attack and 43 were wounded.

Media
2234Feb232017Somalia030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site4.74294145.200936

Three national aid workers for an INGO were reportedly abducted by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen at Hajub, near Beledweyne. They were providing humanitarian assistance to drought-affected beneficiaries at the time of the attack. They were all released within a week.

Media
2235Mar142017South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownAmbushRoad7.07694830.739403

One international staff member of a UN agency was wounded in Yirol East during a medical mission. Their car was ambushed along the Shambe-Karair road by unidentified men. There were two fatalities as a result of this incident and three others were wounded (not aid workers as defined by the AWSD). The injured staff member was MEDEVACed from Yirol West in order to receive medical attention for a gunshot wound. 

Official Report
2238Feb122017Yemen001000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome13.32030243.247315

A staff member of an NGO was critically injured during an air strike on her home in Mokha, Yemen. Several of her family members (not counted here) were killed in the attack. 

Media
2241Apr32017Yemen070000007700007205KidnappingRaidUnknown13.97209344.162534

Five aid workers and two contracted drivers were detained in Ibb by rebel forces that raided the hotel that the aid workers were in. They were all released on April 3rd but it is unknown how long they were held. 

Media
2244Nov42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One contracted guard for an INGO was beaten and taken to hospital after an armed incursion on the office compound. The perpetrator was trying to break into the finance office. Some cellphones and cash were stolen. 

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2245Jan42016Afghanistan300000000003033003Vehicle-born IEDRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

Three international UN staff members required medical attention after a vehicle-borne IED exploded outside a guest house. Several other staff (not counted here) were also slightly injured but did not require medical assistance. 

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2247Oct252016Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5115962.125385

A national INGO staff member was beaten by an iron bar and robbed of his money at Liberté Market in Niamey. It is unknown whether the perpetrator was aware that the staff member was working for an NGO and whether that influenced the crime.  . 

Focal Point
2248Mar282016Yemen010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound15.66206443.934141

One national aid worker in Amran was struck in the shoulder with a dead round from aerial fire and required medical attention. 

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2250Jul82016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad4.85936331.57125

On INGO driver was shot in the foot during a crossfire incident at a checkpoint in Juba. He was hospitalized as a result of his injury. 

Focal Point
2251Jul102016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionRoad4.85936331.57125

One INGO driver was detained at a security checkpoint in Juba and physically assaulted. He had to be hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

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2253Jan122016Sudan002000020200002200UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site13.44789822.464908

Two male Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers were wounded while moving injured civilians to the hospital during fighting between government forces and the displaced in Geneina. They were taken to the hospital in Khartoum and have received treatment with the full expectation that they will fully recover. 

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2254Mar292016Nicaragua010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site13.088391-85.9994

One national male staff member was assaulted and shot in the head at a project site near Jinotega city. The circumstances surrounding the attack are unknown. 

Focal Point
2255Mar312016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound24.90453991.861101

One national staff member was wounded during a personal dispute at work. An argument turned violent when a colleague stabbed the staff member in the throat with a hobby knife. 

Focal Point
2258Dec42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.20165632.157575

One male national staff member was assaulted and beaten with sticks by his brother while at the market as a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2260Mar12016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

One national INGO staff member was physically assaulted by an unknown number of boys who beat him and another family member (not counted here) with sticks. The family member died a few days later and the staff member was admitted to the hospital for chest pain. The incident was reported to be a result of a personal dispute.

Focal Point
2261Aug252016Somalia010000000001011100Complex attackRaidPublic location2.04693445.318162

Two INGO aid workers jumped from the second floor of their hotel to get away from an Al-Shaabab attack on a restaurant that was in close proximity to the hotel. One of the aid workers hurt his shoulder in the escape and had to be admitted to the hospital and then was transferred after they were both evacuated to Nairobi. 

Focal Point
2264Dec162016Syrian Arab Republic001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

One volunteer for an NGO who was injured and taken away by an ambulance in a government-controlled area during the evacuation of east Aleppo in December has been held by either government or Syrian coalition forces. He was seen once during his capture on a Russian language youtube video denouncing the organization. He is still missing and his whereabouts are unknown. 

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2265Jan72016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

An armed robber broke into an INGO's office and was met by a security guard that was patrolling the facility. The guard was shot in the leg and had to be evacuated to Juba for further treatment. 

Focal Point
2267Jun92016South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.59158532.063859

One INGO national staff member was assaulted on her way to work for her night shift. The perpetrator was reportedly a repeat criminal offender. He assaulted her with a wire lock that he fashioned into a weapon. She managed to run away with the assistance of some locals who took her to the hospital. 

Focal Point
2270Mar312017Pakistan002000020200002020Roadside IEDIndividual attackPublic location33.573471.0099

An NGO vehicle drove over an IED in Saifal Darra in Orakzai Agency which exploded and wounded three aid workers. Although the wounds were not life threatening, two female staff members required medical attention. The aid workers were not the target of the attack, the IED had been intended for security forces in the area.  

Official Report
2272Sep292016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.89407332.109307

One national INGO staff member was held by SPLA-IO forces for over 24 hours in Kodok, South Sudan. They were later released and had not been harmed. 

Focal Point
2275Apr132017DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.49901229.452754

A national staff member from an INGO that was abducted on April 13th in the Grand Nord Beni Region, south of Lubero Territory, managed to escape. Having intended to target a person from a specific INGO, the perpetrators had accidentally abducted the wrong person.

Official Report
2276Mar132017South Sudan080000008800008008KidnappingRaidProject site8.06247629.88152

Eight INGO national aid workers were kidnapped by armed rebels near Mayendit, South Sudan. Reports give different accounts of the incident. Most recent reports say that the aid workers were kidnapped in order to pressure the organization for aid deliveries to specific areas but in a statement, the organization said that this wasn't the case. The aid workers were released after two days. 

Media
2277Apr112017Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

Two national volunteers were wounded in two consecutive airstrikes on their location while they were providing humanitarian aid. 

Media
2280Apr302017Syrian Arab Republic001000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) volunteer, a photographer, working with a field relief team was killed during an aerial attack while the team he was with carried out a humanitarian mission in Al Janudeiah village, Idlib's rural area. 

Media
2282May22017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown9.88942032.718138

An INGO driver was shot by armed men when a UN-contracted NGO aid convoy delivering humanitarian supplies was attacked in Wulu, Rumbek. He was treated at the hospital. Another UN staff member was slightly injured in the attack (not counted here). 

Official Report
2283May302016Mali100000000010011100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-0.027987-0.027987

One international contractor working for a UN agency was killed during an armed attack by small arms fire. A group of assailants had attacked the compound hosting the UN staff members. 

Focal Point
2284May242016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad4.41024032.574038

A driver from an INGO (implementing partner to a UN agency) was carjacked near Torit town by anti-government elements. The driver was kidnapped and badly beaten. He was released after 48 hours. 

Official Report
2285Jul92016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location4.85936331.57125

A driver for an INGO (UN implementing partner) was shot during crossfire between anti-government forces and government forces in Juba city. The driver, badly wounded, needed to be MEDIVACED to Uganda for treatment.

Official Report
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

According to a media report, one national staff member from the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was shot by armed perpetrators. A group of HRC members were in their vehicle, steps away from the chapter, when armed gunmen started shooting at them at point-blank range. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Media
2288May52017DR Congo034000015600117106KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.03706928.315887

Over 30 INGO and NGO staff members were abducted when militiamen ambushed and fired at a convoy of four INGO and NGO vehicles on the Mwenga-Tubimbi road. Most of the abductees were rescued during a rescue operation but six staff members (including one international) were still being held by the militia. One of the drivers was seriously wounded in the attack and taken to the hospital. 

Official Report
2291Feb272016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

Seven contracted staff from a UN partner agency were abducted in Altamur, Logar province from their work site. All of them were released within a few days after facilitated negotiations by the local shura. 

Focal Point
2292Feb242016Afghanistan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad34.51328269.181348

Two contracted partners of a UN agency were wounded when anti-government elements (AGE) shot at their vehicle in Loy Shor after trying to stop it from returning to the agency's office. The driver was able to avoid stopping but he and the passenger were both wounded when the opened fire. They were able to make it to an Afghanistan National Army checkpoint and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Both survived the attack.

Focal Point
2294Jul292016Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site36.505869.8636

Unknown armed men fired upon an NGO's work site. Armed guards supporting the NGO responded to the attack. In the crossfire exchange, one deminer was shot and required medical attention at Takhar hospital and is expected to recover. The NGO is a UN partner group. 

Focal Point
2295Jun72017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.46541120.577393

On June 14th, one NGO national staff member was injured during a robbery in Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture a short distance from Ndélé on Ndélé-Ngolongosso road. An unknown number of men assaulted the aid worker and took his money. The staff member received medical attention at the prefecture hospital. 

Official Report
2296Jun72017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.21965130.964966

One national aid worker was injured and taken to the hospital when his vehicle was shot at by armed men, 9 miles/15 kilometres from Lainya in Central Equatoria. He was shot when he decided not to stop his car for the two men. The aid worker was taken to Juba for medical treatment. 

Official Report
2297Jun182017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad

A staff member of the Syrian Red Crescent was injured in an attack on a humanitarian convoy near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The convoy was targeted when it approached the city and the staff member was shot and seriously wounded.  The truck was part of a multi-agency convoy tasked with the mission to deliver food, medicine and supplies to 11,000 people in the town of East Harasta.

Media
2298Jun72017DR Congo001100002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad0.50080529.435120

One aid worker from the ICRC and one from the national Red Cross were kidnapped on June 7th, between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. The organization did not mention who was responsible for the kidnapping, however, a number of militias are active in that region. Both aid workers were released on June 15th.

Official Report
2299Jun62017Kenya010000000010011001Landmine AmbushRoad0.08612640.318966

One Kenyan aid worker was killed when their vehicle hit a landmine not far from Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Garissa. It is reported that the mine was likely planted by Al-Shabaab.

Media
2300Jun172017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad33.51380736.276528

A humanitarian convoy composed of multiple agencies was fired upon by a non-state armed group close to a military checkpoint on its way back to Damascus city. As a direct result of this incident, one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and hit another truck. The driver was injured and evacuated to a hospital in order to receive treatment. 

Official Report
2493Aug172017South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.88590632.691324

One INGO aid worker was assaulted in al-Mabien, South Sudan. Further details are not available.

Focal Point
2303Jul92017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21755433.438353

An INGO security guard was assaulted when a group of men forcibly entered an INGO compound. The guard was treated at the hospital and discharged. 

Official Report
2307Jul162017Somalia007000007700007520KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.99087043.860168

Seven humanitarian workers kidnapped by al-Shabaab on July 16th near Baidoa, southwest of the capital Mogadishu, were released after being held for 8 days. According to early local media reports, a ransom was paid although the type (monetary, resource or other) cannot be currently verified. 

Media
2494Aug172017Nigeria020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site11.74699611.966192

Two staff members got into a confrontation with one another after one arrived late to the distribution point. The argument escalated to physical violence and both haad to be treated at a clinic for their injuries.  

Focal Point
2312Dec302017Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.57915532.564528

One female UN international staff member was walking to work in the Al Riyadh area of Khartoum when she was attacked by two men on a motorcycle. The men dragged her behind the motorcycle for a distance and then physically assaulted her, biting off her thumb in the attack. The aid worker had to be medically evacuated to Nairobi to receive treatment for extensive injuries. Robbery is the suspected motive for the attack. 

Focal Point
2314Sep42017Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.53903621.991001

One INGO staff member is in critical condition after being stabbed by a person reportedly affiliated with the ex-Seleka faction, the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance. The incident took place in front of a hospital in Bria and the motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2316Sep112017Afghanistan000100000010011010ShootingIndividual attackProject site36.69261767.117951

One international staff member of the ICRC working in Mazar-i-Sharif, was shot and killed at the organization's rehabilitation center where she treated disabled men, women, and children. She was taken to a NATO medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds. According to early reports, the shooter was someone that she treated.

Media
2322Oct72017Sudan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidHome13.61975025.354871

One female international aid worker was abducted from her home in El-Fasher in North Darfur by armed gunmen. Some reports say that a ransom was demanded for her release, although those reports currently cannot be corroborated. Neither can reports that allege that she was abducted by pro-government factions in protest to not having received their salaries. Some reports also state that she was working for a Swiss INGO which provides aid to children. United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, made a statement in regards to this incident calling for the release of the aid worker.  Update: She was released on November, 15th, 2018. Reportedly, no ransom was paid by the host government or home government. Two members of the kidnapping team were arrested. It is possible that she ran her own charity although this has not been verified at this time.

Official Report
2324Oct82017Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

A UN national staff member was sitting in a park with some friends when he was attacked by three perpetrators in Islamabad that ran away after the attack. The staff member suffered multiple fractures on his left arm and required medical attention for his injuries. The reason for the attack is unknown and the attack is under investigation.

Focal Point
2325Oct162017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.82120131.542647

On 16 October in Juba, an INGO vehicle carrying refugees from Juba to Gorom was fired upon by armed men on Yei Road not far from a SPLA checkpoint. The driver was shot in the arm and one of the refugees suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Cash and other personal items were stolen by the perpetrators. 

Official Report
2328Jun282017South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.14714930.157471

A number of aid workers required medical attention after their office compound was forcefully entered by local youth who physically assaulted both international and national staff. They were reportedly angered by the lack of employment opportunities available to the local community. Exactly how many staff members required medical attention and whether they were national or international staff is currently unknown.

Official Report
2331Nov112017Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.91867319.186249

A UN agency mechanic that was traveling as part of a humanitarian convoy was physically assaulted and robbed. The convoy was on its way to Kaga Bandoro from Nana-Outta village when the attack occurred. The mechanic was later treated for his injuries at Kaga Bandoro hospital. The convoy was escorted to its destination by a patrol without further incident. 

Official Report
2332Nov142017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site5.39565026.491673

On 14 November, South Sudanese refugees attempted to loot an INGO warehouse. During food distribution, one NGO worker was assaulted by the refugees and suffered injuries that need to be treated at Obo Hospital.

Official Report
2335Nov132017Nigeria004000000010344220Kidnap-killingUnknownPublic location5.1778615.708404

Three aid workers working for a medical organization were released after being kidnapped in Enekorogha on October 13th, 2017. However, one aid worker, also kidnapped at the same time, was killed by the criminal gang that is reportedly responsible for their abduction. According to one reporter, this was the first time the criminal group resorted to kidnapping and killing of a foreigner. The report also states that a ransom was demanded for the release of the workers. All the aid workers were from the United Kingdom. 

Media
2338Dec42017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location5.65267331.05127

A demining team contracted by an INGO was attacked by 15 armed men while the team was camped in Kowari Village between Rokon and Tindalo. Three vehicles and personal property were stolen. The vehicles were later recovered after being abandoned not far from the site. Two of the staff members sustained fractures and bruises. 

Official Report
2340Dec92017South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.28015129.780241

A convoy of vehicles belonging to a UN-contracted demining company was ambushed at Dobor about ten miles from Rubkona. Six people were wounded in the attack, two with critical gunshot injuries (the extent of the injuries of the other four victims is unknown). 

Official Report
2346Jan212018South Sudan004000040400004004Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location10.11489429.967957

On the morning of January 21st, youths attacked a group of national NGO staff members in Ajuong Thok. Four were seriously injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Reports suggest that the motive for this attack may have been the result of grievances about the perceived lack of employment opportunities.

Official Report
2347Jan272018Somalia100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

A UN agency staff member was shot dead in Mogadishu within the agency's compound. A secur