Security incident data

Last updated: October 10, 2017

Data verified up to: December 31, 2016

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 contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetails
412Dec192005South Sudan100000010100001001UCU6.7530

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

1139Jul152011South Sudan010000010100001100SCU8.07361132.403263

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

1166Oct82011South Sudan100000000001011001UUP4.84330331.588554

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

1186Dec162011South Sudan100000010100001001UAmR5.430.25

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

1195Jan142012South Sudan010000000010011100SIAOC4.84330331.588554

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

1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001BAIAU6.7530

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

1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100SAmR4.84330331.588554

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

1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100BARH4.84330331.588554

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. 

1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001SUP6.79984633.126794

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

1304May182012South Sudan100000000001011100BAIAOC7.699926927.9910035

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.

1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100BADC4.7531

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

1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KAmR9.904132.06429

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. 

1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KAmR8.92772129.788925

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

1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100BAAmR4.84330331.588554

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. 

1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000BAUU9.03531227.76364

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

1399Mar102013South Sudan020000020200002200SAmR8.59532429.992201

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

1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200BAAmR4.45622632.426302

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

1407Mar302013South Sudan001000010100001001SROC10.09965233.337104

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.

1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100BAAmP4.84985631.59948

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

1448Jun212013South Sudan100000000001011010BAAmR4.84892531.582724

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.

1449Jun222013South Sudan010000000010011100BAAmR4.4005731.162043

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

1478Jun62012South Sudan010000010100001010BAIAP4.847201731.5951655

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

1499Feb92012South Sudan000001010100001100SAmR6.7530

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

1501May212012South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAP6.21941531.549315

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

1502May202012South Sudan100000010100001001BAIAP6.7530

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

1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAP4.84877531.508604

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

1560Aug202013South Sudan100000010100001100SAmR4.51991932.490316

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

1567Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001001BAIAP4.85877831.598305

One UN staff member was assaulted by a person suspected to be an SPLA soldier while walking from the Olympic hotel in Juba.

1568Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAH4.84937931.508672

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.

1572Sep72013South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAH9.25964229.800035

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.

1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100BAROC4.87330131.589264

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

1580Sep232013South Sudan100000010100001001BAIAP8.49215427.993158

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. 

1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAH4.82487131.607858

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

1590Oct62013South Sudan200000000002022002BAIAOC4.83991131.611074

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.  

1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100BAAmR8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

1608Nov252013South Sudan100000010100001100BAUU4.61175531.263156

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

1624Dec72013South Sudan010000010100001100UIAOC4.57731328.39885

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

1627Dec162013South Sudan010000010100001001SCU6.79984633.126794

One nationally recruited INGO member was injured by a stray bullet when a fight involving the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) erupted. 

1641Jan172014South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAH8.77013227.39286

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

1644Jan222014South Sudan000100010100001001BAIAPS4.87313231.589271

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. 

1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAPS4.5773628.398834

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.

1682Apr132014South Sudan100000010100001001BAIAU8.99743828.308152

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.

1683May152013South Sudan010000010100001100SAmR7.1834.095

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. 

1686Jun72013South Sudan030000030300003300BAIAU9.93981533.809694

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

1714Feb52013South Sudan100000000010011100BAAmR7.59730229.700877

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.

1773Jun202014South Sudan010000010100001010BAIAPS4.81889731.546674

One pregnant NGO staff member was assaulted and injured by a male IDP patient.  She was hospitalized for further treatment. 

1821Sep42014South Sudan000100010100001100SAmR6.53257929.63031

One ICRC-contracted driver was shot and wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was robbed by armed men. 

1828Sep162014South Sudan100000010100001001UUP9.25885329.800177

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.

1848Oct252014South Sudan010000000001011010BAIAP4.84098531.614001

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.

1853Nov102014South Sudan010000010100001100BAAmR4.85522431.57988

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.

1856Nov122014South Sudan010000010100001100SIAPS9.98333333.5875

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

1871Jan72015South Sudan010000010100001100BAAmR9.35727428.582716

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.

1875Nov302014South Sudan100000010100001001BAIAU9.94535733.809026

 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.

1892Jan62015South Sudan100000001100001100KAmU9.78891128.412623

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.

1896Feb172015South Sudan010000000010011100SIAOC4.86939431.581437

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.

1902Mar122015South Sudan020000010101012200SAmOC4.8531.6

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.

1960Dec282014South Sudan010000001100001100KIAU11.8332.8

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. 

1963Mar152015South Sudan100000001100001100KAmR9.9229.98

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. 

1965Apr52015South Sudan010000010100001100SUU6.418669932.8450649

One INGO national staff member was shot in the Kassengor area along the border of Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei. 

1974Jun42015South Sudan110000020200002200SAmR7.27393028.688049

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. 

1975Jun32015South Sudan200000020200002200BAAmR5.38223430.426636

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. 

1981May222015South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAP4.85391731.584234

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.

1985Feb2015South Sudan010000000001011010RSAIAOC9.260000 29.8

An INGO worker was reportedly raped by a UN contractor. The incident occured in Bentiu, South Sudan on the UN compound. 

1999Aug222015South Sudan020000020200002200SROC4.85936331.57125

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. 

2003Sep62015South Sudan020000000002022020RSAAmOC4.85936331.57125

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. 

2004May142015South Sudan100000010100001100LMAmR9.23486129.212306

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. 

2016Sep292015South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAP4.86778231.546404

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. 

2023Oct72015South Sudan100000010100001100SIAR3.59719632.059253

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.

2032Dec42015South Sudan200000020200002110BARH4.85190531.554888

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. 

2049Jan132016South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAPS9.27833629.807987

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

2051Dec222015South Sudan030000000012033300SAmR4.61749133.035889

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. 

2053Nov42015South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAR4.85936331.57125

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. 

2056Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200SAmR8.34195327.949219

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. 

2058Aug222015South Sudan010000010100001100BAROC9.28015129.780241

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. 

2066Mar12016South Sudan010000000001011001BAIAOC8.76708727.399837

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. 

2073Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200SAmR7.68292328.080368

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.  

2074Jan292016South Sudan010000010100001100SUU5.17910333.975002

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. 

2080Mar212016South Sudan200000020200002200LMIAR9.23148729.800503

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. 

2084Apr282016South Sudan010000010100001100SAmR6.04070031.624146

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. 

2093May252016South Sudan020000000002022002BAUU9.52798831.668235

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. 

2095Jun72016South Sudan020000000002022110BAROC4.85936331.57125

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. 

2133Aug112015South Sudan010000010100001100SCOC10.06577733.031683

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. 

2162Sep22016South Sudan010000010100001100SAmR4.41859232.510519

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. 

2179Oct162016South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAP8.76708727.399837

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.

2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002BAAmR4.84629531.607173

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.  

2186Nov132016South Sudan02000000019190011201730KRPS9.28015129.780241

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. 

2191Dec22016South Sudan002000011200002200SAmR3.99539530.547485

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.  

2193Dec102016South Sudan001000010100001010SAmR5.13794230.914154

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. 

2195Sep262016South Sudan100000010100001100BAIAH4.86271531.508446

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.

2197Sep202016South Sudan010000000001011100BAMVOC9.88963233.412170

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. 

2199Jul112016South Sudan010000000001011100BAUU6.60308029.974053

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. 

2221Jan62017South Sudan010000010100001100SROC6.80724929.678888

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.  

2235Mar142017South Sudan100000000001011001UAmR7.07694830.739403

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 four other wounded (not counted in the AWSD until further information can be confirmed). 

2244Nov42016South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAOC4.85936331.57125

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. 

2250Jul82016South Sudan010000010100001100SCR4.85936331.57125

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. 

2251Jul102016South Sudan010000010100001100BADR4.85936331.57125

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. 

2258Dec42016South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAP8.20165632.157575

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. 

2260Mar12016South Sudan010000010100001100BAIAP7.78048533.00291

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.

2265Jan72016South Sudan010000010100001100SIAOC6.80724929.678888

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. 

2267Jun92016South Sudan010000010100001010BAIAPS3.59158532.063859

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. 

2272Sep292016South Sudan010000001100001100KUU9.89407332.109307

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. 

2276Mar132017South Sudan080000008800008008KRPS8.06247629.88152

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. They were released after two days. 

2282May22017South Sudan001000010100001100SUU9.88942032.718138

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). 

2284May242016South Sudan010000001100001100KAmR4.41024032.574038

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. 

2285Jul92016South Sudan010000010100001100SCP4.85936331.57125

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.

2296Jun72017South Sudan001000010100001001SAmR4.21965130.964966

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. 

2303Jul92017South Sudan010000010100001100BAROC6.21755433.438353

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. 

406Nov2005South Sudan020000100110012101UAmU7.265386130.05489

1 INGO international (British) staff and 1 national staff killed when ambushed by LRA.

230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100ABAmU7.265386130.05489

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

181Jul2002South Sudan040000101200224004KKUU7.265386130.05489

1 INGO national staff killed and 2 internationals and 1 national kidnapped in South.

24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100SIAU4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

1147Aug202011South Sudan090000180900009009UCU1032.7

1 INGO national staff killed and 8 INGO national staff wounded during clashes between suspected elements of a rebel militia group and Sudanese armed forces.

1155Sep102011South Sudan010000100100001001UCU7.432.4

One casual worker for an INGO was killed (along with one other person) during an attack by suspected Nuer. The attackers looted 18 heads of cattle.

1185Dec62011South Sudan100000100100001100SIAH4.7531

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

1268Dec42011South Sudan010000100100001100SAmR7.78503533.002909

An INGO national staff was ambushed and shot and killed by two military personnel, in a revenge killing.

1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100BAUP8.8527

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

1292Feb242012South Sudan001000100100001100BAROC4.84330331.588554

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

1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001SUU4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100SIAH4.7531

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

1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100KKRH6.21755433.438353

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

1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UUH4.8491431.510543

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

1422May42013South Sudan200000110200002200SAmR5.18774931.781709

One UN national contractor was killed and another wounded in a shooting when their vehicle was ambushed on the Bor-Juba road.

1432May232013South Sudan100000100100001100SIAH6.81083929.675678

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

1530Dec152012South Sudan100000100100001100SAmR6.7530

One contracted employee who was transporting an IO food commodities in a contracted truck was shot and killed in a robbery incident. 

1539Aug52013South Sudan001000100100001001SAmR5.3801531.804769

One NGO staff member was shot and killed when unknown attackers shot at a marked NGO vehicle travelling on the Bor to Juba road.

1540Aug52013South Sudan020000110200002200UAmR4.80932931.633258

One staff member was killed and one wounded when their vehicle was attacked.

1541Jul102012South Sudan010000100100001010SUU4.84892531.582724

One INGO female staff member was shot and killed.

1557Aug172013South Sudan010000100100001001UIAPS10.13074233.327557

One INGO staff member was killed by a staff member of another INGO allegedly over domestic dispute.

1630Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100SROC7.78514533.002922

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

1716Jun122013South Sudan100000100100001100SAmR8.88366230.045535

One UN-contracted assistant driver was shot in the chest and killed by a group of armed men demanding cash.

1745Dec212013South Sudan010000100100001100SIAP9.94999630.267263

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

1760May292014South Sudan010000100100001001UUU7.78503533.002909

One INGO worker was reportedly killed in an inter-clan dispute.

1781Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100UAmR6.21941531.549315

One INGO security guard was killed while one his way from home to the INGO compound. There are no clear details about how he was killed.

1805Aug42014South Sudan010000100100001100SIAOC9.94535733.809026

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

1817Aug52014South Sudan020000101200002200SIAH9.94512233.809215

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

1839Oct162014South Sudan100000100100001100KKIAP9.55888931.652222

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

1984Jul42015South Sudan100000100100001100SIAU6.87699231.306979

A UN contracted truck driver was shot in Wullu while showering. The driver had to stop in Wullu for a few days because of bad local road conditions. He died as a result of his injuries.

1990Jun132015South Sudan010000100100001100SCPS7.1834.1

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

1997Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UUU9.88942032.718138

An national INGO staff member was killed during an attack on the village of Wulu. The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

1998Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UUU8.29696830.153157

An national INGO staff member was killed. The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown.

2002Sep22015South Sudan010000100100001100UAmR5.13333330.916667

An INGO convoy was attacked between Rokon and Luri. The driver was killed.

2005Sep102015South Sudan010000100100001100SROC4.87159231.572769

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

2015Apr162015South Sudan020000110200002200SAmR7.40757731.420469

A truck driver and his assistant, contracted by an INGO, were attacked on the road between Mabior and Poktap by armed assailants, who shot them. The driver's assistant was killed and the driver, who was shot multiple times, had to be airlifted to a medical facility for treatment.

2031Dec62015South Sudan010000100100001100SIAP4.85936331.57125

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

2052Dec182015South Sudan100000100100001100SAmR5.0733525.073352

A UN contracted security guard was shot and killed when traveling with four other passengers to Ezo. They were ambushed while traveling to the town to pay local salaries. The assailants did not steal the cash. 

2061Feb72016South Sudan010000100100001100SIAR8.80432.6906

A health worker for an INGO was shot and killed while traveling between Ying and Rirnyang in Ulang County.

2067Feb262016South Sudan100000100100001100SAmR9.24360129.796982

A convoy of UN trucks was travelling north of Bentiu Camp after delivering goods and were attacked by armed assailants. One of trucks was fired upon when trying to escape and the assistant driver was killed as a result. 

2075Jan172016South Sudan010000100100001100SRP7.18196232.356095

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

2077Feb172016South Sudan010000100100001100BAMVP9.56934631.674335

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

2078Mar102016South Sudan010000100100001100SIAP7.78048533.00291

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

2089May72016South Sudan010000100100001100SIAH4.86458631.558421

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

2090May102016South Sudan100000100100001100SAmR4.31316132.426147

A UN contracted truck driver was ambushed and killed by gunmen along the Magwi-Torit road in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan. The gunmen stole money, phones and other items. Two other people in the truck managed to escape unharmed. 

2286Jul62016South Sudan100000100100001100SIAP5.425930.3858

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

2105Jul52016South Sudan010000100100001001SAmR4.41067032.576909

One INGO national staff member was killed by armed men who ambushed a private vehicle on the Torit-Kapoeta road in Eastern Equatoria. Other passengers in the car were robbed of their belongings, including cash, but were otherwise unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the killing of the INGO staff member are currently unknown. 

2127Aug132015South Sudan001000100100001001UUP8.29696830.153157

On August 13, a volunteer in Leer County was killed in Wor Juot village, Gandor payam. An investigation into the details of this incident is still ongoing as of July 2016. 

2146Jul142016South Sudan010000100100001001SUU6.80724929.678888

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed in Barpakeny, Rumbek East. The incident appears to have been related to a personal matter and not because the victim was an aid worker. 

2153Aug92016South Sudan010000100100001001SUP8.72368730.164704

The remains of 47 people were found on the outskirts of Rubkway in Mayendit County on August 9th by a UNMISS patrol. Increased fighting has been reported in the area since August 7th between the SPLA and a currently unidentified group. One NGO staff member was extracted from the area with gunshot wounds and treated at the UNMISS base.

2157Aug172016South Sudan100000100100001100SIAH4.57756928.398784

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

2158Sep12016South Sudan010000100100001100SAmR4.61124628.466949

Two people were shot and killed while travelling between Baambaru and Yambio town. One of the victims (male) was a driver for an INGO and the other (female) was part of a church group (not counted here). Reportedly, the perpetrators did not take anything from the victims.

2161Sep62016South Sudan010000100100001100SIAH4.57756928.398784

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

2165Jul112016South Sudan0160000100101501516970RSARP4.85936331.57125

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

2169Sep212016South Sudan010000100100001100BAIAU8.53239928.0991

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

2172Oct82016South Sudan010000100100001001UIAU7.78048533.00291

A national staff member working for an INGO was reportedly killed in the evening hours. The incident is believed to be a result of a family dispute and not related to the staff member's work for the INGO. 

2176Oct102016South Sudan010000100100001001UROC4.23166933.494397

Armed men attacked an INGO in Chukudum in Budi county, Eastern Equatoria. One INGO national staff member was killed in the attack.

2177Oct142016South Sudan010000100100001100SAmR4.40398332.574120

Gunmen jumped in front of a moving INGO vehicle and shot a number of rounds that hit the front, rear, and passenger's side of the car. Although the driver was able to drive away from the scene, the passenger, a national staff member for an INGO, was fatally shot in the incident. They were driving on the Torit-Katire road, south of  Torit town. 

2200Jul112016South Sudan040000120301014103SAmR4.560732.4972

An INGO vehicle was ambushed on the Lyria, Nesitu Junction road in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. The unknown armed assailants killed one local INGO worker (medic) and seriously wounded an additional international and two national staff members while they were travelling in Nesitu on their way to Nimule. The motive and perpetrators of the attack are unknown but it was reported that the team was withdrawing from anti-government forces that were approaching the area.

2210Nov52016South Sudan100000100100001100SIAP4.85936331.57125

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

2220Jan82017South Sudan010000100100001100SIAH8.06247629.88152

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

2228Jan282017South Sudan030000120300003300SAmR9.273529.79322

Four trucks contracted by an INGO were attacked by gunmen on their way to Mayom in the morning. The driver was killed and two others were wounded and required medical attention at a clinic in Bentiu. One driver is still unaccounted for after he fled the area. 

2231Feb92017South Sudan100000100100001100SIAR4.41024032.574038

UN national staff member was shot and killed by SPLA soldiers at a checkpoint in Torit. The circumstances that culminated in the shooting are unknown at this time. 

2249Mar282016South Sudan010000100100001100SIAH4.85936331.57125

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

2289May142017South Sudan100000100100001100UAmR4.42539032.614117

Armed men ambushed two contracted trucks that were returning from Kapoeta to Torit at Idolu. One the contracted truck drivers was killed and the other managed to escape. 

2315Sep82017South Sudan000100100100001100SAmR5.34718028.299435

One national ICRC staff member was killed when a convoy of nine trucks and a four-wheel-drive vehicle was shot at by unknown assailants. The convoy was returning from a relief operation.

2320Sep72017South Sudan001000100100001100UUP4.57756928.398784

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

2321Sep92017South Sudan010000100100001100SIAP9.88942032.718138

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

1415Apr212013South Sudan500000220410015500SAmR4.68938531.703351

Two UN-contracted employees (driver and assistant) were shot and killed when their convoy was ambushed by two armed men after delivering food to the UN Agency warehouse in Juba; their cash, phones, and other belongings were stolen.  Simultaneously, another convoy was approaching from the opposite direction, and another UN-contracted driver was shot and killed and his two assistants injured. 

1695Apr172014South Sudan020000200200002110URPS6.21989331.550046

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

1816Aug52014South Sudan020000200200002200SAmR9.94524233.809081

Two local INGO staff members were dragged out of their vehicle and shot and killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces.  It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third passenger was also shot and killed (not counted here).

2065Feb182016South Sudan020000200200002200SRPS9.52798831.668235

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

2081Apr122016South Sudan020000200200002200SAmR3.68411430.776658

An INGO demining convoy was ambushed on Yei- Morobo road in Central Equatoria. Two national staff members were shot and killed in the attack. The attack was reported to have been motivated by ethnic tensions.

1669Jan2014South Sudan003000300300003003URPS7.1819232.356109

Three aid workers were killed by unknown armed elements who looted several UN and NGO properties in Jonglei State.

1964Apr12015South Sudan300000300300003300KKAmR10.3824832.2563

A UN contracted truck was commandered by the SPLA in Khor Adar with demands to transport troops to Akoka. The location of the truck, two staff members and a contracted driver is unknown, but they were on-route to a relief distribution site in Melut with supplies when intercommunal fighting occurred along the road. Update (August 24, 2015): The organization made a statement confirming that the staff members have been presumed dead.

2271Apr102017South Sudan300000300300003300SUP7.70918827.983474

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

2236Mar252017South Sudan007000400430037700SAmR5.14419331.818123

Six aid workers (3 South Sudanese and 3 Kenyan nationals) were shot and killed in an ambush while they were travelling on the Juba-Pibor road at Magri (south of Mangalla) on March 25th. The driver, a South Sudanese national, was also killed in the attack. The circumstances leading to the attack are currently under investigation and the perpetrators are unknown.

1145Aug182011South Sudan050000500500005005URU8.041819132.0297593

4 national staff of one INGO and at least 1 national staff of a separate INGO were killed during raids that killed hundreds of people and destroyed many houses, an INGO hospital and vehicles.

Total8318423301961073724011377552952032467

Note: 2013 figures are not yet complete and verified.

Key for means of attack

  • AB: Aerial bombardment/missile/mortar/RPG/lobbed grenade
  • BA: Bodily assault/beating/stabbing with non-fire weapons or no weapons
  • B: Bombing (set explosives with a stationary target: building, facility, home)
  • BBIED: Body-borne IED
  • CX: Complex attack (explosives in conjunction with small arms)
  • RIED: Roadside IED
  • VBIED: Vehicle-born IED (unknown whether remote control or suicide)
  • VBIED-RC: Vehicle-borne IED (remote control detonation)
  • VBIED-S : Vehicle-borne IED (suicide)
  • K: Kidnapping (not killed)
  • KK: Kidnap-killing
  • RSA: Rape or serious sexual assault
  • LM: Landmine or UXO detonation
  • S: Shooting (small arms / light weapons, e.g. pistols, rifles, machine guns)
  • U: Unknown

Key for attack context

  • Am: Ambush/attack on road
  • C: Combat (or police operations) / Crossfire
  • IA: Individual attack or assassination
  • MV: Mob violence, rioting
  • R: Raid (armed incursion by group on home, office, or project site)
  • D: Detention (by official government forces or police, where abuse takes place)
  • U: Unknown

Key for location

  • H: Home (private home, not compound)
  • OC: Office or organization compound/residence
  • PS: Project site (village, camp, distribution point, hospital, etc.)
  • P: Other public location (street, market, restaurant, etc.)
  • R: Road (in transit)
  • C: Custody (official forces/police)
  • U: Unknown