Security incident data

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Data verified up to: December 31, 2018

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

IDMonthDayYearCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedsort iconNationals 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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351997000200100101012002UnknownUnknownUnknown

1 ICRC international staff wounded and 1 natl staff killed, sometime in 1997

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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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887Nov162009Yemen010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown15.40603244.215669

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

Media
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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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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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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694Nov302007Uganda010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.7532.9

1 INGO national staff guard was shot dead when returning from town in the evening. The police believe it was a robbery.

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548May292007Uganda100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7974824534.18649998

1 UN national staff driver killed in an ambush by gunmen, after which the UN agency temporarily suspended aid to half a million people in Uganda's drought-prone Karamoja region.

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307Jun192004Uganda020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.7532.9

2 INGO national staff killed when food convoy to South Sudan ambushed by LRA about 15 km north of Kitgum town, June 19.

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233May2003Uganda010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed when armed group ambushed and fired on the vehicle carrying the victim and others which was reportedly returning from a peace mission to reconcile the cattle rustling pastoralist comm

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191Sep2002Uganda010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 INGO national staff killed.

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189Sep2002Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in attack on UN convoy.

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186Aug2002Uganda050000005500005005KidnappingRaidProject site1.533355432.2166578

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

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49Jul81998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed in ambush by guerrillas from the Uganda National Rescue Front II on July 8. Vehicle also robbed and blown up.

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40Mar61998Uganda100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown1.533355432.2166578

1 UN national staff killed March 6.

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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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1111May262009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.443522.4452278

One INGO local staff was ambushed and shot by unknown armed persons while he was traveling on motorcycle. The staff member sustained gunshot wounds on his lower abdomen and was found by passerby, however he died shortly after.

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1109May62009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

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1108Apr22009Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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1101Apr192011Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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1100Apr232011Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.18196232.356095

A national staff of a UN agency was killed during an attack by armed assailants while traveling on duty.

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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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1083Jan62011Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.32944425.08565623

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

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1065Oct182010Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad13.190923122.7402454

A contracted truck was attacked on the road and the driver's assistant killed.

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1163Dec242007Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

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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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1018Nov42010Sudan300000000000333003KidnappingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

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

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967Jun222010Sudan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound12.0524.883333

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

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953May192009Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.523.5

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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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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916Feb82008Sudan000100100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound1630

1 ICRC national staff killed when armed men entered the ICRC compound.

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876Aug42009Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff contract driver shot dead by suspected robbers in Al Deain in South Darfur on Tuesday.

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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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830Mar232009Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome13.426300922.6574884

1 NGO national staff manager shot Monday night in the western Darfur town of Kongo Haraza at home near Sudan's border with Chad.

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814Mar102009Sudan050000002200335212KidnappingRaidHome1626

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

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812Feb212009Sudan020000200200002000ShootingAmbushRoad12.0524.883333

2 NGO national staff killed when bandits opened fire on a passenger bus.

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795Aug32008Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed in Kaikuny, 3 August 2008.

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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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790Nov12007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 national staff contractor killed.

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7832008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff murdered while off duty. Motive unknown.

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779Sep242008Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

2 INGO national staff of the local partners killed in ambush. Motive deemed political.

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772Apr302008Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff killed in attempted robbery.

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768Dec292007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff murdered. Motive unknown

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767Dec232007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed during ethnic strife/ staff relocation.

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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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716Apr72008Sudan200000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad6.7530

Two UN national staff (contracted driver and assistant) were shot and killed by unknown assailants after delivering humanitarian food supplies to the town of Rumbek, southern Sudan.

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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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701Aug272007Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown14.584444429.4917691

One INGO national staff (locally trained nurse) was killed by drunken soldier in dispute over nurse's cattle. The INGO claims the incident was not aid or organization-related.

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698Jul212008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown15.45051336.399923

1 INGO national staff guard shot dead while on personal business. It subsequently became known that the victim was involved in a rebel group and the killing may have been politically motivated.

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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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630Jul192008Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national stafff driver who was hired by a local NGO partner of the INGO in Darfur, to take staff home, was killed on Wednesday, July 19. Victim was stopped on the road from Mershing to Nyala and was shot and killed by a man carrying a weapon.

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629Jul182008Sudan300000300300003003Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown12.909623.47406

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

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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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600Mar242008Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed.

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599Mar222008Sudan200000200200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3836728.80767

2 UN national staff contracted drivers on their way to the Abyei state were stabbed to death by six assailants.

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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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590Jan12008Sudan000002100110012200ShootingAmbushUnknown15.593324732.5356502

1 donor agency international (American) staff and 1 national staff driver shot and killed in ambush during a New Years celebrations in Khartoum, January 1. The little-known froup Ansar Al Tawhid (Companions of Monotheism) soon claimed responsibility for the killings.

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577Oct82007Sudan010000100100001001ShootingRaidUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed when fleeing the town of Muhajeria which was attacked, 8 October. 13 humanitarian workers were evacuated on the following day after heavy fighting and violence. Other staff members fled in an attempt to join and protect their families.

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576Oct162007Sudan200000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 UN national staff contracted drivers contracted shot and killed by unidentified assailants in Darfur, 16 October. The incident occured in South Darfur on the road between the town of Ed Daien and the city of El Obeid. The men were returning to El Obeid after delivering supplies.

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575Oct122007Sudan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN national staff trucking co partner was killed in South Darfur on the road between the state capital Nyala and the city of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 12 October.

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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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551Jun172007Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad12.909623.47406

1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately.

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541Jan202007Sudan110000002200002002KidnappingUnknownPublic location14.20185924.663781

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

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528Apr212007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound1630

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

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526Apr192007Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.62678625.349635

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

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523Nov232006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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507Mar142006Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad10.5301829.93292

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

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501Dec92006Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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497Sep132006Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad13.523.5

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

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495Jun272006Sudan010000000001011100KidnappingMob violencePublic location11.00592229.718875

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

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482Oct2006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

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

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473Sep12006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1626

1 INGO national staff health worker killed in Hashaba, North Darfur during fighting, Sept 1.

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467Aug162006Sudan000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 ICRC national staff abducted in Darfur by armed group in mid-August; found dead two weeks later. No details of the death.

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462Jul282006Sudan010000100100001001Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff abducted in North Darfur during the hijacking of an INGO vehicle, 3 May. Victim believed to have been held in Chad and was making way back to Saraf Omra in North Darfur when caught up and killed in fighting in Helelat village near Kulb.

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460Jul192006Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff driver killed by a man on the road in South Darfur.

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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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454Jul132006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1626

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle, on a routine field mission in North Darfur, was stopped by armed robbers, 13 July.

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451Jun252006Sudan100000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

One UN national staff assaulted and killed by 3 unknown persons while at a market in Rumbek, southern Sudan. Vicitm was travelling from the UN agency to the airport on official duty. One attacker was arrested; thought to be a personal matter.

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450Jun82006Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site14.584444429.4917691

One international agency national staff contractor killed by unknown assailants while working on a road in southern Sudan, June 8. At first thought to be LRA, now thought to be Murle and Didinga militias.

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449Jun302006Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site1630

1 INGO national staff watchman killed by unknown gunmen inside Kalma IDP camp, June 30, 2 am. Victim seems to have been sleeping while on duty at the agency's water pump station.

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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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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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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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411Dec112005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

1 UN nationals staff struck by a bullet and later died when five UN trucks attacked between Solong and Golo in South Darfur after having already delivered food, Dec 11.

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406Nov2005South Sudan020000100110012101UnknownAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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403Oct312005Sudan020000100110012200UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 NGO international (Iraqi) staff and 1 national staff killed from demining group in another LRA ambush, Oct 31.

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392Sep2005Sudan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

3 NGO national staff hijacked and kidnapped by armed men.

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385Jul232005Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad13.5690733.56718

2 INGO national staffkilled when two trucks of an were ambushed and looted 10 km north of Sania Fandu, July 23.

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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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365May122005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad1630

1 locally contracted truck driver for the UN was ambushed and shot dead in South Darfur, May 12.

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359Apr152005Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown13.523.5

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Golo, in the Jebel Marra region of West Darfur, April 15. Likely a personal issue, unrelated to work of INGO.

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349Jan212005Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidUnknown13.426300922.6574884

1 INGO national staff killed when a large group of armed tribesman attacked Seleia in West Darfur, Jan 21. A violent confrontation ensued in which civilians were killed, including the guard.

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345Jan62005Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad13.426300922.6574884

1 staff contracted by the UN was killed when unidentified gunman attacked an empty, 6-vehicle convoy contracted by UN returning from Mornei to Geneina in West Darfur, Jan 6.

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337Dec162004Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad1630

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

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336Dec2004Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in attack on Labado center.

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335Dec122004Sudan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

2 INGO national staff shot and killed during an attack on a convoy of humanitarian vehicles in South Darfur, Dec 12.

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312Aug2004Sudan305000008800008008KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

3 UN national staff and 5 national RC staff kidnapped.

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230May2003South Sudan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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181Jul2002South Sudan040000101200224004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown7.265386130.05489

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

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173Feb2002Sudan010000100100001000Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staffer killed by aerial bomb.

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157Sep2001Sudan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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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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132Dec202000Sudan002000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

2 national staff, one from an INGO and one from a national NGO, killed in ambush on Dec 20.

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131Dec2000Sudan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 ICRC national staff killed in aerial bombing.

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129Nov2000Sudan100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 UN national staff killed.

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107Mar2000Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush.

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101Jan2000Sudan080000700710018008UnknownAmbushRoad14.584444429.4917691

8 INGO staff (7 national, 1 international) killed killed in attack on vehicle.

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97Jan82000Sudan020000200200002002UnknownAmbushUnknown8.92772129.788925

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Al Wahdah State on Jan 8.

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68Feb181999Sudan004200400400226006Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown9.2629.8

2 ICRC international (Swiss) staff and 4 national RC workers kidnapped. Swiss released in March, Sudanese killed April.

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44Apr1998Sudan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownProject site14.584444429.4917691

1 INGO national staff killed in hospital bombing.

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24Sep1997South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.82487131.607858

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Juba.

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1228May132009Sri Lanka010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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865Jan162008Sri Lanka001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown6.871481.3487

1 national RC worker killed in Okkampitiya, Monaragala.

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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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845May132009Sri Lanka001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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844May82009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.26880.815

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

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835Apr82009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

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826Mar162009Sri Lanka010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.1666780.41667

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

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823Mar142009Sri Lanka100000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.87880.70382459

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

Official Report
817Mar42009Sri Lanka000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site9.1666780.41667

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

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809Feb22009Sri Lanka020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown8.759343980.4999646

2 INGO national staff abducted and killed 8 days later

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800Dec232008Sri Lanka000100100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.3333380.75

1 ICRC national staff shot outside office.

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757Feb252008Sri Lanka010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.82879.93195613

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

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670May152008Sri Lanka010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown6.93428779.8532704

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

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653Nov272008Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.459492481.2309621

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Batticalao District.

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587Dec142007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome9.664925580.0091719

1 national RC volunteer abducted and murdered in the island's army-held northern Jaffna peninsula. Victim was abducted by unidentified gunmen from his Jaffna home on Friday in front of his family, and his corpse was found on Sunday. Nordic truce monitors blame state security forces for the killings. "Definitely this (latest killing) must have been done by the LTTE to discredit the military and to show that we did it, so we deny that," said a military spokesman.

Official Report
573Sep272007Sri Lanka010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad8.978018879.9148547

1 NGO national staff killed by roadside bomb. The victim was providing food for displaced people inside a rebel-held area in Mannar, Sri Lanka and was killed by a remotely launched mine attack.

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561Jul242007Sri Lanka010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.2880.25490821

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by gunman in the island's army-held far northern Jaffna peninsula.

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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
547Jun42007Sri Lanka002000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown6.6804880.401919

2 national RC workers who had been abducted by gunmen claiming to be police in Colombo, have been shot dead. The bodies of the two men were found in Ratnapura district, about 100km (60 miles) south-east of Colombo. 

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477Sep112006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.571181.2335

1 INGO national staff killed in Trincolamee District. Shot when returning to the office on INGO's motorcycle. No known motive.

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466Aug42006Sri Lanka01700001700170000170017ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.571181.2335

17 INGO national staffers shot execution-style in Muttur in their offices, August 4.

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465Aug202006Sri Lanka001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome8.751480.4971

A staff member of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society was shot and killed by two unknown men outside home.

Official Report
464Aug232006Sri Lanka001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound7.2975481.68202

1 NGO nationals staff shot outside their office in the eastern Ampara district.

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438May152006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.759343980.4999646

1 INGO national staff driver shot and killed returning from work near Vavuniya, May 16.

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37Jan1998Sri Lanka000100100100001100UnknownRaidUnknown8.759343980.4999646

1 ICRC national staff murdered when working as a night watchman at the ICRC sub-delegation in Vavuniya, when the sub-delegation

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427Apr132006South Africa100000000010011100ShootingUnknownUnknown-28.816623624.991639

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

Official Report
184Aug2002South Africa100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-28.816623624.991639

1 UN national staff shot and killed in armed robbery.

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1079Nov132010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

A driver contracted by a UN agency was shot and killed and food aid was looted. The incident was apparently linked to a clan dispute.

Official Report
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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1078Apr272010Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.842753944.5937239

A local NGO officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. The NGO supplied water for displaced people. The deceased man was also a former administrator of a telecommunications company.

Media
1077Dec272009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome342

The head of a local NGO was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in his house overnight. The man had just returned from a trip to Nairobi. Motive unclear.

Media
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.

Media
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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952Oct52009Somalia200000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.03333345.35

2 UN national staff contracted drivers shot and killed during an ambush.

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932May142010Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.76970947.430831

1 national staff of a company contracted by a UN agency was killed when a gunman fired with an automatic weapon. The staff member was not conducting services related to the UN agency at the time.

Media
898Jan152010Somalia003000102300003102Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.042777945.3385636

3 local staff of a local NGO were kidnapped (2 others were also taken but for less than 24 hrs); the body of one, a long time security guard for the organisation, was found abandoned in Mogadishu with hands tied and shot. The other two were tortured and released after negotiations on Jan 18.

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894Dec222009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 UN national staff shot and killed.

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879Aug162009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff shot by unknown assailants as he sat outside the office of the organization in the IDPs camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Media
874Jul272009Somalia004000400400004004Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.7976744.90755

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

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873Jul212009Somalia002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.64139541.592921

2 NGO national staff executed by Al Shabaab militias in Raskamboni southern Somalia. The victims were reportedly accused of being spies for foreigners.

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872Jul212009Somalia001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 national RC worker killed in the centre of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, 21 July. Victim was travelling in a public transport vehicle when he was caught in crossfire and hit by a stray bullet and died instantly.

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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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836Apr92009Somalia003000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad3.9698342.44122

3 NGO national staff shot and killed by hooded gunmen in a town near the Ethiopian border. The head of the relief group, which operates in southern Somalia, his colleague and the driver were killed as they were leaving for a field trip in a southwestern town on Thursday.

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827Mar182009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff contractor shot dead in Mogadishu overnight by unknown gunmen.

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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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796Aug32008Somalia001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown2.146462245.1193096

1 NGO national staff, a UN implementing partner staffer, was killed.

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1219Feb142008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed

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786Mar142007Somalia001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3581742.54536

1 NGO national staff Chairman killed in Olympic district by unknown gunmen. Reports add that he had travelled from Kismayo to attend a workshop.

Official Report
721May172008Somalia020000100110012002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown141.5

1 NGO national staff and 1 INGO international staff killed. The victims were working in coastal villages of Kismayo and Badhadhe districts and abducted by Al-Shabab members, executed on 1 June 2008.

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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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715Nov262008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown2.1166745.4

1 INGO national staff was reportedly shot and killed by TFG soldiers.

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714Oct52008Somalia000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome3.11666743.65

1 ICRC national staff guard killed when unidentified man hurled a hand grenade to a house of international organization

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713Aug122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.7249643.28727

1 INGO national staff killed and two women wounded (not included) in a crossfire that involved al-Shabaab militias and Wajid airstrip guards. The guards were reportedly asked to hand over their weapons to the al-Shabaab militias which they refused prompting a shootout.

Archived
712Jul122008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unidentified armed gunmen. The motive of the killing remains unclear.

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711Jun232008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.7358345.20361

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by two unidentified young men armed with pistols in Beletweyn. The motive behind the killing is not yet established.

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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.

Archived
709Jun22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.3089545.88296

1 NGO national staff assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Guri

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708May172008Somalia010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown042

1 INGO national staff senior project officer working in Kismayo was assassinated. The motive of the killing is not clear.

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707May22008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad141.5

1 INGO national staff guard killed- ICU supporters in a minibus were stopped by Awdhegle District TFG troops at a check point 1-2 Kms out of the town. The ICU and TFG District forces exchanged small arms fire prompting INGO security guards who thought they were under attacked to open fire. During the incident 2 other people were killed (1TFG and 1 ICU supporter).

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705Mar102008Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed by armed man within Mogadishu city limits; the motive for the attack is believed to be a personal, family-oriented dispute.

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704Jan72008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff driver shot and killed by two men armed with pistols. The motive for the incident has not yet been established.

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682Jan82009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site2.03333345.35

One UN national staff killed by gunmen on Thursday as his team distributed aid to displaced people in Daynile, 10km NW of Mogadishu. The gunmen put his body in a vehicle and drove away, then pushed the corpse out of the vehicle before driving on.

Official Report
676Jan62009Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site342

1 UN national staff shot and killed by three masked gunmen while monitoring school feeding in a UN-supported school in Yubsan village six kilometres from the Gedo region capital of Garbahare.

Official Report
671May72008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.650727948.3009945

One UN-contracted driver died after being shot at a checkpoint in central Somalia. The incident occurred when a convoy of 12 UN contracted trucks, loaded with food, was stopped by militiamen demanding money at an illegal checkpoint, 30 kilometres north of Galkayo in Mudug region. A militiaman opened fire on the trucks, and shot one of the drivers who later died in hospital. The 275 metric tons of food aboard the trucks was not looted.

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662Dec132008Somalia000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad2.03333345.35

1 ICRC national staff armed guard escorting an ICRC vehicle in Mogadishu was shot at by TFG police and died on the spot. Both the ICRC officer and his driver were briefly detained and then released. The ICRC is in contact with the relevant authorities in order to shed light on the circumstances of the incident.

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655Nov282008Somalia002000200200002002UnknownDetentionUnknown042

2 NGO national staff killed: Approximately 30 persons made up of INGO local staff, LNGO staff, teachers, cyber caf

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651Nov82008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location0.0696842.74497

1 INGO national staff fatally shot by two gunmen when walking out of a mosque in Jamame, about 275 miles from the capital of Mogadishu. It is unclear who is behind the killings.

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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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643Oct182008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown4.1212943.88945

1 UN national staff shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the southern town of Hudur on Sunday. The chairman of Hudur claimed Islamist insurgents from the al Shabaab group were controlling the town. 

Media
642Oct172008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.7976744.90755

1 UN national staff killed by unknown gunmen. Victim was shot three times when leaving a mosque Friday evening in the port town of Merka.

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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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636Aug212008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-0.3666742.53333

1 UN national staff shot in the head when leaving his home by an unknown assailant on Thursday.

Media
634Aug152008Somalia200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.408542.9771

2 UN national staff including a driver were killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The staffer was killed after being abducted, trying to escape. The incident happened when he was off duty, visiting his home in Dinsor.

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632Aug62008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome2.0995545.16352

1 NGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu. Victim was at home not far from the organization's center when the gunmen shot him six times on the head. Victim was taken to hospital and later died.

Media
625Jul112008Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.0669745.20723

1 NGO national staff killed in Elasha, south of Mogadishu by gunmen who fled. Gunmen shot dead the senior local aid worker on Friday. The charity had suspended all its operations in the area.

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624Jul72008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed and three others wounded (not included) when 29 trucks carrying food aid to Bay and Bakol had been stopped by local police and militia at a checkpoint.

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623Jul132008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.3333342.66667

1 UN national staff contractor was gunned down in the southern Somali town of Buale.

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620Jul62008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03333345.35

1 UN national staff killed by gunmen in Mogadishu. Victim shot leaving a mosque in the Bulohube district, in the south of the city, and died later in hospital. Several witnesses said a second man, whose identity has yet to be established, was seriously wounded in the attack (not included), which appeared to be premeditated.

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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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615Jun302008Somalia001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff of a UN partner organization kidnapped and later shot dead in Mogadishu. Not clear why targeted, but local sources said a deputy had survived a hand grenade attack over the weekend in Afgoye, a town 30km south of Mogadishu. There were unconfirmed reports that the killing might be linked to a financial dispute.

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614Jun292008Somalia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

2 INGO national staff (staff member and a driver) killed by unknown gunmen in El-Berde, 420 km northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were killed while travelling in a vehicle, having just left work. The organization suspends operations.

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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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610Jun122008Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.7143744.50902

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed by Somali gunmen while driving in a convoy of trucks taking relief food from Mogadishu to the Bay and Bakool regions.

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609Jun112008Somalia002000200200002200ShootingAmbushUnknown2.1166745.4

2 NGO national staff (a director and his driver) were shot and killed by four men driving Suzuki vehicle. The killers took the vehicle, laptop computer, one mobile phone and a guard. Unconfirmed reports indicating that the killers are from the TFG forces based at Fagah road junction in Yaqshid district. Motive of the killing is not yet clear.

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608Jun82008Somalia100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3.11666743.65

1 UN national staff security guard killed.

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607Jun22008Somalia140000005500005005KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.03333345.35

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

606May222008Somalia001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown547

1 national RC driver shot and killed by two unidentified men armed with pistols overnight Thursday. The driver, rented his personal car for the use of the organization's humanitarian operations in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region. There was no motive available for the fatal shooting of the driver, but local sources expressed their suspicion that anti-government groups are responsible for the killing.

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604May212008Somalia030000100100223111Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO international (Italian) staff and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped by gunmen in the Lower Shabelle region. The gunmen blindfolded the guards, then abducted the aid workers at the offices in Awdigle town, 65 km south of Mogadishu. The Italians were a man and a woman - released Aug 5. Reportedly senior LNGO director was killed by the AOG at the above mentioned location after allegedly found with enough evidence to have spied for the Americans.

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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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594Jan282008Somalia040000100121034103Roadside IEDAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

2 INGO international staff (1 French logistics expert, 1 Kenyan doctor) and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO international (Kenyan) wounded when a roadside IED detonated in close proximity to two INGO vehicles near the town of Kismayo. The first vehicle was hit badly and all three people died. The second vehicle carrying staff and a security guard hit the land mine lightly and the staff sitting at the front seat was wounded. Three other civilians were injured (not included) and a local journalist killed (not included). No one claimed responsibility.

Official Report
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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582Nov152007Somalia001000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site2.03333345.35

1 NGO national staff killed when was hit by a stray bullet while distributing food at camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Mogadishu, 15 November. Victim was seriously wounded in the accident and died the next day at the Medina hospital.

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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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564Sep112007Somalia100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown547

One UN national staff shot and killed by unidentified clan gunmen Tuesday afternoon in Abudwak, a town in the central Somali region of Galgadud. The victim was targeted for clan-related reasons, reliable sources in Abudwak said.

Official Report
556Jul92007Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.735578645.2040946

1 INGO national staff gunned down by an

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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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539May202007Somalia100000100100001100ShootingRaidRoad1.714835844.7699326

1 UN national staff guard was killed while helping repulse a new pirate attack on a ship that had just delivered UN food assistance to the Somali port of Merka. As a result, the agents of a UN-contracted vessel this morning refused to allow the ship loaded with food to sail for Somalia.

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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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405Nov162005Somalia100000100100001001Landmine AmbushRoad9.5274945.537472

1 UN national staff killed when vehicle hit landmine southwest of Burao, Nov 16.

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394Oct32005Somalia100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff shot dead outside residence in by masked men, Oct 3. Unknown motive.

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388Aug2005Somalia100000100100001001UnknownMob violenceUnknown8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed by local gang allegedly of youths from the Gambol Secondary School. The incident caused the relocation of both national and international staff of UN agency from Garowe to Gardo.

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342Jan2005Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush.

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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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288Mar2004Somalia030000100111023012UnknownAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

2 INGO (1 international [Kenyan], 1 national) staff killed and 1 international (German) staff wounded in ambush in Somaliland at a roadblock outside the capital Hargeisa.

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276Jan2004Somalia100000000000111001KidnappingAmbushRoad042

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

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272Dec272003Somalia020000101200002002KidnappingRaidOffice/compound0.4470142.69699

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

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261Oct2003Somalia010000000010011010ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound8.367677149.083416

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

Archived
260Oct2003Somalia020000000020022002ShootingIndividual attackHome8.367677149.083416

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

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257Sep2003Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 INGO international (Kenyan) staff shot and killed while driving in revenge attack stemming from cattle rustling.

Archived
219Mar2003Somalia100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.35821642.545087

1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo.

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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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180Apr2002Somalia020000200200002002UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound3.7350000542.59630291

Two INGO national staff were killed in compound in Luuq, apparently related to a clan dispute.

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178Apr2002Somalia100000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.1166745.4

1 UN national staff killed in fighting between Muse Sudi and Omar Finish militia groups in Medina.

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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
116Jun2000Somalia010000000010011100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

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

Archived
114May32000Somalia010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown2.03333345.35

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mogadishu, May 3.

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100Jan2000Somalia020000200200002002UnknownRaidOffice/compound1.842753944.5937239

2 INGO national staff killed in attack on office in Sablale.

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99Jan282000Somalia050000500500005500UnknownAmbushUnknown8.367677149.083416

5 INGO national staff killed in attack on aid convoy on Jan 28.

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98Jan2000Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad2.0371145.34375

1 INGO national staff killed during an ambush north of Mogadishu.

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90Oct1999Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.4651345.19062

1 INGO national killed outside hospital in Jowhar. Gunman killed later.

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86Sep141999Somalia010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown3.32500542.2205319

1 INGO national staff killed in attack in Somalia Sept 14. Victim was among 10 people killed when rival factions fought for the control of the southern town Garbaharey.

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84Sep151999Somalia100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.367677149.083416

1 UN national staff killed in road shooting Sept 15-16.

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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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64Jan1999Somalia020000200200002200UnknownAmbushRoad2.1166745.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in south Mogadishu, Lenin Road. Not clear if the attack aimed at the organization

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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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20Aug1997Somalia020000200200002020UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-0.3666742.53333

2 INGO national nurses running a health clinic killed in apparent clan-related revenge killing in Kismayo.

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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
14Jun191997Somalia010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-0.3666742.53333

1 INGO driver killed by Al Ittihad militia in Kismayo on June 19.

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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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11Jun1997Somalia100000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushUnknown2.2541.16667

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

Focal Point
4Feb1997Somalia010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.35821642.545087

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

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113May2000Sierra Leone010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown7.5272741-12.5019545

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

Archived
81Aug41999Sierra Leone200000000000222002KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.6400349-11.8400269

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

Archived
65Jan1999Sierra Leone010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attack8.6400349-11.8400269

1 INGO national staff killed in house attack.

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39Mar221998Sierra Leone000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.9967363-10.9495705

1 ICRC national staff member (and his son) killed during killed in an exchange of fire between ECOMOG and the AFRC/RUF near Segbwema.

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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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42Mar1998Rwanda030000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site-1.964663130.0644358

3 INGO staff killed in armed assault on camp (presumed here to be natl staff).

Archived
26Oct1997Rwanda100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-1.964663130.0644358

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

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12Jun81997Rwanda010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 INGO national staff killed when he was among a group of villagers attacked by insurgents near Ruhengeri on June 8.

Archived
10Jun191997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff driver was shot and killed in Ruhengeri along with his wife, their son aged 7 and their daughter aged 6. They were shot through the windows of their house in Kigombe.

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9Jun171997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingDetentionUnknown-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 17. Arrested by soldiers on 9 June 1997. The mutilated body was found in the bush near Ruhengeri town, on 13 June and had been tortured and shot through the head.

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8Jun141997Rwanda100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.4998429.63497

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Ruhengeri June 14. The staffer, his wife, young child and another relative were killed at night in their home in Rubange secteur.

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5Feb141997Rwanda100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.950851130.0615075

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Kigali Feb 14.

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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.

Archived
1027Nov262010Philippines100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.95124.23333

A gunman shot dead a Filipino driver (employee of a contractor) delivering aid for the UN. Motive not established.

Media
890Nov262009Philippines100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown5.8506231120.0284035

1 UN national staff shot and later died.

Media
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.

Focal Point
669Dec212008Philippines100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad7.916667124.333333

1 UN national (Filipino) staff killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked a UN truck on Mindanao island. The truck had just delivered food to hundreds of families displaced by fighting between the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) when it was ambushed near the town of Calanogas in Lanao del Sur Province on the evening of 21 December.

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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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1087Jan252011Pakistan002000200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad29.7945566.72068

Two workers for a local NGO (a driver and a female staff) were shot and killed on the spot while traveling 50 km from the provincial metropolois.

Official Report
1085Jan112011Pakistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2866

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

Official Report
1058Nov162010Pakistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound30.189824967.019108

1 doctor who heads a national NGO was attacked and killed in his office. Motivation unknown. Date is approximate only.

Official Report
1024Oct222010Pakistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown29.374383271.665621

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

Official Report
1012Oct222010Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.905667.0822

The head of an NGO for disabled people was gunned down outside his home or office (reports differ). Two men on a motorbike came and stopped outside the building where the man was sitting. One of the assailants pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots at him. Motive unclear.

Media
984May282010Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.012384671.5787458

1 national NGO director kidnapped. Released August 3.

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927Oct62009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

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

Focal Point
920Jul202009Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

1 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
919May222009Pakistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.572

2 INGO national staff kidnapped- no additional details provided.

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912Mar132010Pakistan003000300300003300Body-borne IEDAmbushRoad34.572

3 NGO national staff killed in a suicide bomb explosion at a checkpoint. Up to 13 others killed and 53 injured. Local Taliban claimed responsibility.

Media
909Feb182010Pakistan040000103400004400Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad2866

4 INGO national staff including one driver kidnapped after their vehicle was stopped on the road by armed men. 1 INGO national staff driver reported killed 15 June by Taliban after not receiving ransom. Three remaining staff released on 14 July.

Media
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.

Official Report
838Apr152009Pakistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad34.572

1 INGO national staff killed by suicide bomb while stopped at a police checkpoint.

Official Report
834Apr62009Pakistan040000400400004130Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.601331473.3794724

4 INGO national staff (female aid workers and their male driver) kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by a donor agency.

Focal Point
808Feb22009Pakistan200000100100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

1 UN international (American) staff official kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver was killed when gunmen working for the Balochistan Liberation United Front stopped their vehicle; released two months later, 4 April.

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780Oct172008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

Focal Point
773Apr232008Pakistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown3070

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
652Nov122008Pakistan000002100110012200ShootingIndividual attackRoad34.012384671.5787458

1 donor agency international (American) staff assassinated in his car Wednesday morning. The staff member and his Pakistani driver were shot as their car approached the house in Peshawar where the victim ran a project to bring small-scale projects and jobs to the Federally Administered Tribal Area, a stronghold of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Pakistani officials in Peshawar said they did not know who was responsible for the shooting at around 8 a.m. in a residential area of the city known as University Town.

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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)

Focal Point
954Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.28823134.253606

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
905Jan152009Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

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

Official Report
904Jan82009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49118934.444111

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

Focal Point
875Jan52009Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome31.477287134.3215106

1 UN national staff killed in his house in Gaza, 5 January.

Official Report
841Apr182009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000000001011001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.4166734.33333

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

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720May82008Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome31.49118934.444111

1 UN national staff school teacher killed at home in Gaza in an operation conducted by the Israel Defense Forces.

Focal Point
675Jan62009Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown31.477287134.3215106

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

Focal Point
545Jun132007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot in the head. The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
544Jun122007Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

One UN national staff was shot and died the following day.  The agency is temporarily suspending all but emergency medical and food programmes. The victim appears to have been caught in the crossfire and not targeted because of UN affiliation.

Focal Point
522Aug142006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.6666735.25

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

Official Report
515Mar132007Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 NGO national staff abducted in front of their son by unknown men and found dead the next day.

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496Oct12005Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds in the West Bank, Oct 1.

Official Report
485Nov32006Occupied Palestinian Territories002000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.477287134.3215106

2 RC national staff killed in Gaza Strip, Nov 3. The two paramedics had left their ambulance to evacuate a dead body when IDF munitions hit the area. Anounced by ICRC, who said they were marked with clear emblems and wearing florescent j

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442May302006Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.025468835.2888075

1 UN national staff killed in West Bank by gunshot wounds, May 30.

Official Report
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.

Archived
333Dec2004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff stabbed to death.

Official Report
325Oct102004Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown31.64974135.162072

1 UN national staff killed in explosion.

Official Report
215Feb2003Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001001UnknownUnknownProject site31.4166734.33333

1 UN national staff killed in Younis Refugee Camp.

Archived
207Dec62002Occupied Palestinian Territories200000200200002002UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site31.477287134.3215106

2 UN national staff in Bureij Camp, Gaza Strip by IDF operations .

Archived
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.

Archived
174Mar72002Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.3103735.02863

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Tulkarem, West Bank, March 7.

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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
774May62008Nicaragua010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown13-85

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

Focal Point
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.

Focal Point
818Mar62009Mozambique003000300300003003UnknownMob violenceUnknown-15.1164639.2666

3 national Red Cross workers killed by mobs accusing them of deliberately infecting water sources with the agent that causes cholera. They were, in fact, disinfecting the water with chlorine.

Archived
95Jan102000Mozambique100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-25.966213332.5674498

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Maputo on Jan 10.

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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

Archived
7852007Malawi100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown-13.268720433.9301963

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

Archived
410Dec2005Madagascar100000100100001000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown-18.910012247.5255809

1 UN national staff killed by stab wounds in Antananarivo.

Archived
145May82001Madagascar100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-18.924960446.4416422

1 UN national staff shot and killed, May 8

Archived
240Jul2003Liberia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff killed by mortar fire.

Archived
227Apr2003Liberia020000001100112002KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

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

Archived
223Mar92003Liberia030000200210013102UnknownAmbushRoad5.7499721-9.3658524

2 INGO national staff and 1 international killed on road, March 9.

Archived
172Feb2002Liberia010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown5.7499721-9.3658524

1 INGO national staff ambushed and killed.

Archived
83Aug111999Liberia060000000000666420KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.28694-10.08444

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

Archived
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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546Jun112007Lebanon002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4366735.84972

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

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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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106Mar82000Kosovo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown42.637119421.1300415

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Pristina March 8. 

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55Aug1998Kosovo003000300300003003UnknownIndividual attackRoad42.5623196520.9060579

3 NGO national staff killed while delivering INGO parcels.

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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.

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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.

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386Jul152005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 UN national staff shot and killed, July 15.

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343Jan2005Kenya100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nairobi.

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338Dec182004Kenya010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown1.441968338.4313975

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush by bandits in North Korea, Dec 18.

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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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91Nov1999Kenya100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome-1.25697536.803277

1 UN national staff security officer killed in his home in Nairobi.

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214Jan2003Kashmir010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.375277973.4730602

1 INGO national staff killed.

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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.

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1039Dec122010Iraq030000300300003003Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.420592743.307505

3 national staff of an INGO were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device outside the main entrance to the Government Center in Ramadi. INGO victims were not considered the target rather of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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1003Jun182010Iraq002000200200002002Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown3445

Two NNGO's staff members were kidnapped on June 18th. Their families received messages saying that they were killed for working for the "infidels"; the bodies had not been found as of 6 July 2010.

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914Sep112009Iraq010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.346605943.127008

1 NGO national staff killed when he was ambushed and shot dead near his home.

Media
570Sep252007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff of UN agency partner organization staff kidnapped and killed by armed militia members on Tuesday. The victim's body and that of a friend (not included here) were later located at a morgue. Initial reports indicate that the murder was an act of militia retaliation against sectarian minorities in southern Iraq, and not deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers.

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558Jul92007Iraq010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.495236747.8090981

1 INGO national staff doctor kidnapped early on Monday on his way home from work and killed in the southern city of Basra. The organisation has suspended its demining programme in the region until the circumstances of the murder have been clarified. His body was found two days later and the preliminary investigation does not indicate that this crime was an attack against the demining work" of the organisation.

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520Feb2007Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad33.355418944.48949509

1 NGO national staff killed while trying to deliver aid to a neighbourhood in Sadr City [a Shia-dominated area of Baghdad]. Militants stopped his car and asked for his documents. When they saw from his surname that he was a Sunni Muslim, they took him away. His body was found two days later near the capital.

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5192007Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

Media
5182006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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5172006Iraq010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff volunteer killed.

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506Jan82007Iraq100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff engineer shot while driving car in Baghdad at night. Perpetrators/motives unknown.

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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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481Oct62006Iraq001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad33.302424844.3787992

1 NGO national staff killed at a checkpoint run by a sectarian militia in Baghdad, Oct 7.

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433Apr252006Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot wounds, April 25.

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414Dec52005Iraq010000000000111100KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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407Nov2005Iraq020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

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

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357Apr2005Iraq020000100110012110Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO staffers - international director and national director - both killed by suicide car bomber apparently targeting US military convoy.

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351Feb2005Iraq010000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO national staff died at bus station when car bomb exploded.

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346Jan132005Iraq000100100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 ICRC national staff kidnapped, Jan 13; later found dead.

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327Oct2004Iraq010000000010011010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown33.095579344.1749775

1 INGO international staff kidnapped in Iraq and later killed.

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321Sep2004Iraq010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.346605943.127008

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Mosul cafe.

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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
313Aug262004Iraq100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.001022744.3299926

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Najaf, Aug 26.

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310Jul302004Iraq004000400400004004Kidnap-killingIndividual attackUnknown32.001022744.3299926

4 NGO national staff tortured and killed by army of Al Mahdi in Najaf, July 30.

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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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289Apr102004Iraq001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.346605943.127008

1 RC national staff assassinated in Mosul, April 10 (wife also killed).

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286Mar2004Iraq010000100100001100BombingUnknownOffice/compound32.59790244.016482

1 INGO national staff killed in bombing in Karbala office.

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282Feb2004Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

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

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273Dec42003Iraq010000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome33.095579344.1749775

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

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259Oct2003Iraq000200200200002002Suicide VBIEDUnknownOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

2 ICRC national staff killed when ICRC office bombed in Baghdad (10 civilians also killed but not counted here).

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253Sep212003Iraq100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad36.33543.11889

1 UN national staff killed in convoy attacked Sept 21 (non-UN vehicles with UN shipment) on road between Erbil and Mosul.

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252Sep2003Iraq100000100100001100Body-borne IEDUnknownOffice/compound33.095579344.1749775

One UN national staff killed by suicide bomber.

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244Aug192003Iraq19100008008120012201370Suicide VBIEDIndividual attackOffice/compound33.302424844.3787992

19 UN (11 internationals, 8 nationals) staff killed and 1 NGO staff killed in Canal Hotel bombing.

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226Apr2003Iraq040000200202024003ShootingAmbushUnknown33.095579344.1749775

2 INGO international (Malaysian) staff wounded and 1 national killed in ambush.

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225Apr82003Iraq000100000010011100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.302424844.3787992

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

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179Apr82002Iraq100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown33.302424844.3787992

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Baghdad, April 8.

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972Dec32008Indonesia010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault UnknownUnknown-3.9885728138.3485219

1 INGO national staff wounded when sexually assaulted.

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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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777Aug262008Indonesia010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.21195106.845056

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

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160Oct32001Indonesia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.202212896.7023788

1 IFRC national staff killed with signs of torture in Aceh.

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134Dec92000Indonesia003000300300003003UnknownDetentionCustody-6.21195106.845056

3 NGO national staff executed by police Dec 9.

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126Sep62000Indonesia300000000030033300UnknownRaidUnknown-6.21195106.845056

3 UN internationals killed by mob in W. Timor.

Official Report
82Aug1999Indonesia010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown0.85123.78333

1 INGO national staff found murdered in E. Timor.

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459Jul112006India010000100100001000BombingAmbushRoad18.97071572.819421

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

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1019Oct82010Haiti010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown18.53249872.333064

A national employee of an INGO was killed when he was shot by unknown assailants in his car shortly after cashing a check for $2000.

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1007Oct12010Haiti100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 national staff of an international organization shot and killed as he boarded a collective taxi shortly after cashing his first paycheck. Suspected motive was robbery. The organization suspended work at the site where the staff member was supervising.

Media
931May102010Haiti020000100100112101Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown18.53249872.333064

1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped and killed and 1 INGO international (British) contracted staff kidnapped. The international staff member was released four days later and the body of the national staff victim was found the next day.

Media
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
900Jan172010Haiti010000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.53249872.333064

1 NGO national staff shot while delivering corpses to a cemetary.

Media
899Jan162010Haiti020000000002022200ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.53249872.333064

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

Media
798Sep292008Haiti100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown19.75778-72.20417

1 UN national staff killed in Cap-Haitien allegedly because of a private dispute (investigation continues).

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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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372Jun2005Haiti001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown19.1399952-72.3570972

1 RC national staff found shot and killed after being kidnapped.

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135Dec2000Guinea010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound10.7226226-10.7083587

1 INGO national staff killed (along with wife); bodies found in organization's guest house.

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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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153Jul2001Fiji001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome-18.1239696179.0122737

1 national RC worker killed at home.

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7822008Ethiopia003000300300003003Landmine AmbushRoad9.14540.489673

Three national staff of a local partner organization of an INGO were killed in a mine incident returning from an area they worked under a sub-grant.

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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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103Feb2000Ethiopia020000100101012002UnknownAmbushUnknown9.14540.489673

1 INGO national staff killed and 1 international staff wounded when vehicle ambushed.

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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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22Sep241997Ethiopia200000200200002101ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.5305644.795

2 UN national staffers shot dead in apparent robbery attempt in Ogaden region Sept 24.

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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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776Aug152008El Salvador010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown13.692667-89.218216

1 INGO national staff of local partners murdered. Motive deemed 'personal'.

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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
868Sep302009DR Congo020000101200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-3.285076228.18012996

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

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861Jul152009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Musezero, North Kivu, on the way home from work on the afternoon of 15 July. Victim found by colleagues, his pockets had been emptied and his INGO t-shirt removed. Villagers reported seeing the victim stopped by two men wearing Congolese army uniforms before he was killed.

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663Dec112008DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-2.50554128.859569

1 INGO national staff shot and killed on Thursday night by his home in the center of Bukavu.

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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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646Oct282008DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff 'magasinier' (warehouse manager) killed when Goma was almost taken by the CNDP, Oct 28.

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468Aug272006DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.65850129.220455

1 INGO national staff shot twice in the head in a grocery store in Goma while wearing a t-shirt with the INGO's logo.

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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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416Jan2006DR Congo100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff driver killed during robbery by military in Goma.

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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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324Oct32004DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown1.65850129.220455

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Goma, Oct 3.

Official Report
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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251Aug72003DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.285076228.18012996

1 INGO national staff killed in South Kivu, Aug 7.

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234Jun62003DR Congo100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 UN national staff killed by gunshot, June 6.

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229May112003DR Congo002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

2 RC national staff killed May 11.

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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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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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142Apr262001DR Congo000600400420026420UnknownAmbushRoad1.562530.2484167

2 ICRC international (Swiss, Colombian) and 4 national staff ambushed and killed near Bunia.

Official Report
138Mar272001DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.7815612.63389

1 UN national staff shot and killed by gunmen in ambush and stole victim's vehicle in Kimpese, March 27.

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123Aug2000DR Congo100000000010011001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown0.518402125.2057292

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

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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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108Apr42000DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.405586629.1375509

1 INGO national staff shot and killed in Uvira, April 4.

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38Jan1998DR Congo000100100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush.

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7May1997DR Congo00100001000100000100010UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown-2.981434423.8222636

10 NRCS staff first aid workers killed in fighting between Zairean troops and rebels from the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL).

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1103Mar282011Cote D'Ivoire010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown4.5897813-7.3887946

A national staff of an INGO was killed in unknown circumstances, during violence in the western part of the country, while on leave to attend to family matters.

Official Report
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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222Mar2003Cote D'Ivoire005000500500005005UnknownUnknownUnknown7.9897371-5.5679458

5 RC national staff killed.

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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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281Feb2004Colombia002000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

2 NGO national staff shot and killed.

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190Sep2002Colombia004000400400004004UnknownUnknownUnknown2.8930783-73.7845072

4 NGO national staff murdered.

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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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867Aug102009Chechnya010000100100001010Kidnap-killingRaidOffice/compound43.327877545.6762535

1 NGO national staff found murdered after being kidnapped along with her husband by group of armed men who raided their office.

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363Apr2005Chechnya001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown43.397614745.6985005

1 NGO national staff arrested and presumed killed during an FSB raid on the building victim was in. Several FSB officers were killed during the raid. It was then claimed that victim resisted arrest.

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309Jun2004Chechnya010000000010011010KidnappingUnknownUnknown42.992071144.2636348

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

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301Jun222004Chechnya100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown43.2545.83333

1 UN national staff shot and killed in Nazran, June 22.

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246Aug2003Chechnya000100100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownHome43.397614745.6985005

1 ICRC national staff abducted from their home, has never been found (presumed killed).

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243Jul2003Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot dead in home by unknown assailants dressed in civilian clothes. Interviewees made reference to reports that three men had called for victim's brother at their home and victim went out to speak to them.

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235Jun2003Chechnya010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff shot and killed.

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217Feb2003Chechnya001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown64.686313697.7453061

1 NGO national staff kidnapped, fate unknown (presumed killed).

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2112002Chechnya010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad64.686313697.7453061

1 INGO national staff killed by gunfire from passing military convoy.

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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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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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33Dec171997Chechnya050000000000555500KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.397614745.6985005

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

Media
29Oct231997Chechnya020000000000222200KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.327877545.6762535

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

Archived
21Aug1997Chechnya040000000000444400KidnappingUnknownUnknown43.057491647.1332224

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

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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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16Jul1997Chechnya010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome43.397614745.6985005

1 INGO local staffer killed in home attack.

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936Mar212008Chad001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome15.125654922.2476009

1 NGO national staff driver shot at his home and later died. When the driver opened said, the intruder shot him in the abdomen with a pistol. The driver was transported to hospital where he passed away around 01 h 30.

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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
789Aug2007Chad100000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown12.22559221.4101617

1 UN national staff contractor killed.

Focal Point
7812008Chad020000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown1519

2 INGO national staff murdered - no further details given.

Focal Point
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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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.

Focal Point
585Dec62007Chad100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.745318.5508

1 UN national staff driver shot and killed working out of the agency's field office in Danamadji. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still not clear.

Official Report
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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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
847Jun102009Central African Republic000100100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown10.296196522.7809907

1 ICRC national staff killed in Birao under unknown circumstances, amid escalating violence.

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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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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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1Jan1997Cambodia000100100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown14.07092855103.099916

1 ICRC national staff killed while working in Banteay Meanchey province.

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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."

Archived
266Nov72003Burundi100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome-3.363435729.8870575

One UN national staff shot and killed in his home, Nov 7.

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239Jul2003Burundi020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

2 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamba and later released.

Archived
238Jul2003Burundi010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.134791629.8046322

1 INGO national staff kidnapped in Makamb, later released.

Archived
2122002Burundi000100100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-3.428495329.9249718

1 ICRC national staff shot and killed during a break-in at ICRC office in Gitega.

Archived
192Sep2002Burundi001000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 NGO national staff found murdered.

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161Nov2001Burundi100000000010011100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 UN international (Ivoirian) staff killed.

Archived
149Jun2001Burundi040000103400004004Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed, 3 kidnapped.

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148May112001Burundi060000006600006006KidnappingUnknownProject site-3.363435729.8870575

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

Archived
133Dec2000Burundi010000000010011001UnknownAmbushRoad-3.363435729.8870575

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

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80Jul241999Burundi100000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown-3.323904629.3206183

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

Archived
621998Burundi010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound-3.363435729.8870575

1 INGO national staff killed in armed robbery on a team house. Month unknown.

Archived
53Jul111998Burundi020000200200002110UnknownAmbushProject site-3.1166729.4

2 INGO national staff killed in ambush on RN 9 in Bubanza's Gihanga commune July 11.

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.

Archived
863Jun272009Bangladesh001000100100001010Rape/sexual assault Mob violenceUnknown24.1273942590.42263438

1 NGO national staff raped and killed by gang in implied religious hate crime (Muslim v. Hindu).

Archived
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.

Archived
15Jul171997Bangladesh100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown23.6135290.50298

1 UN natl staff shot and killed in Siddhirganj, July 17.

Archived
151Jul52001Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-12.776539215.7320468

1 UN national staff killed in convoy ambush near Huambo, July 5.

Archived
115Jun102000Angola100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed in Angola, June 10.

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112May2000Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked.

Archived
85Sep161999Angola100000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staf killed when convoy attacked Sept 16.

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79Jun1999Angola020000200200002002UnknownAmbushRoad-7.611732315.0563515

2 INGO national staff killed when 80-truck convoy was ambushed in the north Angolan province of Uije including some aid vehicles June 16. Approx 60 dead or missing including 54 civilians.

Archived
72Apr141999Angola050000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

5 INGO and NGOs national staff killed in ambush April 14.

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63Jan21999Angola100000100100001001ShootingUnknownRoad-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff killed when MONUA chartered plane shot down Jan 2.

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60Dec1998Angola010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 INGO national female staff killed.

Archived
58Nov141998Angola100000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-12.383018916.9423833

1 UN national staff shot and killed while guarding warehouse in Kuito on Nov 14.

Archived
28Oct1997Angola020000000020022200UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

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

Archived
25Oct1997Angola100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown-11.877576817.5691241

1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush.

Archived
1098Apr222011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingRaidHome34.216755469.9689529

A local staff member of a local NGO was shot and killed by unknown armed men as he was exiting his home.

Official Report
1094Mar122011Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown35.6152768.65967

A national staff of a local NGO was killed most likely as a result of a confrontation with individuals with whom he was involved in a personal dispute. The death is not thought to be linked to his affiliation with an NGO.

Official Report
1091Feb192011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.43024770.448678

A local employee of an INGO was among those killed during a sustained firefight between armed opposition groups and ANP and IMF forces. Several dozen people were killed during the attack at Kabul Bank, where the INGO employee had gone to collect his salary.

Official Report
1089Feb12011Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.248212870.1932137

Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established.

Official Report
1088Jan272011Afghanistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad35.0136169.17139

A local female staff of an INGO engaged in education and microfinance was approached by two men on motorcycles, and killed on her way to a project location. The attackers fled the scene immediately afterwards. The victim was a 12th grade student in a local high-school, employed part-time as the INGO teacher trainer for a longer-term training program. The attackers targeted the said INGO staff member, possibly because of her involvement with women's programming.

Official Report
1076Oct172010Afghanistan200000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

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

Focal Point
1063Oct162010Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.0003768.71346

A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush

Focal Point
1040Aug212010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown3766

1 national staff of an INGO killed. Information suggests he was killed by Taliban, due to his involvement in a project for local militia, which is a government project established to empower the local community to look after their own security.

Focal Point
1038Mar242010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

Focal Point
1036Dec52010Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.5938264.37161

Two members of armed opposition groups riding on a motorbike opened fire at a local national working with an INGO that has a profile and conducts activities that differ from typical NGO's as an interpreter. The victim later died of his wounds in the hospital.

Official Report
1034Oct62010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingRaidProject site33.6895664.8531

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

Official Report
1029Dec12010Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

Official Report
1028Nov302010Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.3015762.2465

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

Official Report
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
1016Oct292010Afghanistan002000200200002020ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

2 female nationals working on a women's microeconomic development project (jam production and/or a tailoring cooperative), funded through a USAID initiative, were shot and beheaded. Motive unclear.

Official Report
1015Oct262010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

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

Official Report
1013Oct252010Afghanistan020000001100112101KidnappingAmbushUnknown36.7360569.53451

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

Official Report
1009Oct92010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.108168.4936

1 national employee of an INGO was among those killed during an operation between international forces with Afghan forces against a shadow govt and armed opposition groups.

Official Report
1005Aug292010Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownRoad35.4166764.75

4 national INGO staff abducted and held until Sept 18.

Official Report
1002Sep52010Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 national staff driver of demining NGO shot and killed

Official Report
999Aug282010Afghanistan005000005500005140KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.926178464.6237758

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

Media
998Aug232010Afghanistan000200001100112002KidnappingAmbushRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
997Aug212010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownHome35.685446964.2833366

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

Official Report
994Jul272010Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.350827362.2164003

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

Official Report
993Jul212010Afghanistan002000002200002310KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
991Jul152010Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

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

Official Report
990Jul142010Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

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

Official Report
989Jul112010Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.9445868.71512

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

Official Report
988Jul82010Afghanistan100000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown35.0397569.00685

1 UN national staffer killed along with two ANP personnel by IED strike on a convoy. Target presumed to be ANP, not UN.

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
986Jul32010Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3465

1 national staff of INGO killed by IED while on his way home from the office on his motorcycle.

Official Report
983Aug52010Afghanistan010000020028008100010UnknownAmbushUnknown36.7572

10 INGO staff (2 nationals, 8 internationals: 6 US, 1 Briton, 1 German) executed by Taliban gunmen while on trek through forest.

Official Report
977Jul72010Afghanistan010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.4171270.44959

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

Official Report
975Jul72010Afghanistan040000202400559004Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.5362264.15271

Four local staff of an INGO were kidnapped by unknown armed men while they were on the way from Marja District to Lashkar Gah City. The abductors demanded a ransom for their safe release.  Two were killed, two were freed on August 17 when NATO and Afghan army forces discovered and attacked a Taliban prison 

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
951Apr82009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

Focal Point
950Apr62009Afghanistan100000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown34.8429569.15188

1 UN national staff contracted driver killed.

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
924Feb262010Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.53333369.166667

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
921Sep182009Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed- no additional details provided.

Focal Point
918Apr112010Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

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

Archived
915Aug252009Afghanistan000100100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome31.61026965.701536

1 ICRC national staff killed at home during a shelling

Focal Point
895Dec242009Afghanistan100000100100001100Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.61026965.701536

1 UN national staff killed when suicide bomber detonated device as he passed on his motorcycle. UN agency does not believe victim was the intended target of the blast.

Official Report
893Dec152009Afghanistan005000400410015005UnknownUnknownOffice/compound33.548742169.4346945

1 NGO international staff and 4 NGO national staff killed in explosion at the office of an aid agency.

Media
891Nov272009Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.580545569.8615753

1 national RC worker in Takhar province of northern Afghanistan shot and killed outside mosque.

Media
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
880Aug292009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle was caught in crossfire between Taliban and militias.

Media
870Jul182009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.43024770.448678

1 INGO national staff driver in Jalalabad was shot and killed during an apparent neighbourhood dispute. While the exact circumstances surrounding the case are unclear it does not appear that the incident was related to the driver

Media
859Jul62009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.1941869.98013

1 INGO national staff off duty security guard, who lived in the nearby village of Khada Khel, was shot and killed during a fire fight at the funeral of an AOG member that had been killed by the IMF the day before. It is not known what his role if any in the battle was, who shot him or if it was deliberate or accidental.

Official Report
858Jul112009Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.978969.57242

1 INGO national staff killed when armed men entered his house in the early hours of the morning and fatally shot the individual. Thought to be a personal dispute.

Official Report
857Jul52009Afghanistan020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown33.3395169.92041

2 INGO national staff kidnapped by unknown forces.

Archived
856Jul42009Afghanistan16000000016160000161600KidnappingAmbushRoad33.548742169.4346945

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

Archived
853Jun232009Afghanistan003000300300003003Roadside IEDUnknownRoad3766

3 UN national staff of a partner organization of a UN agency were killed by a roadside bomb.

Archived
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
832Apr42009Afghanistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.2394770.30154

1 NGO national staff district manager of a microfinance project staying overnight at the NGO district office suffered fatal stab wounds. No money or valuables were kept on site and it is understood that there was no evidence of any theft or damage to property. No further details are known.

Archived
831Apr32009Afghanistan010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.9674468.9492

1 INGO national worker killed: An IMF operation in Tagab Village came under attack from AOG early Friday morning. The ensuing engagement lasted for more than an hour and led to IMF calling in an airstrike on suspected AOG positions. One of the airstrikes hit a civilian compound, killing the INGO worker and injuring several members of his family (not included).

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.

Archived
813Feb262009Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown3267.25

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

Archived
810Feb172009Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown31.625733465.7145053

An INGO national staffer was shot and killed following threatening letters from armed opposition groups warning residents to cease working for the Afghan government and foreign entities. 

Official Report
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
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.

Archived
748Nov92008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownAmbushRoad34.350827362.2164003

1 NGO national staff nurse killed when an IED exploded on the road to Shirzad village targeting an Afghan government vehicle. All the other occupants of the vehicle died (not included). The security team consisting of representatives from the various departments were visiting the village in connection with an investigation of a previous homicide.

Archived
747Sep162008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad3267.25

1 INGO national staff and 2 ANP escorts (not included) killed when their vehicle suffered a remote control IED strike.

Archived
746Aug312008Afghanistan001000100100001010UnknownRaidProject site31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men wearing masks on motorbike forcefully entered into a Basic Health Clinic belonging to the NGO. Upon entering the compound, they initiated an attack against a national staff member killing her. There was a total of five staff members (including the midwife, Community Supervisor, 2 guards, and the Clinic Supervisor) present at the time of the incident. The perpetrators also stole mobile phones and other valuable belongings. The remaining 4 staff members who were left uninjured are now under investigation by the Government. No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident so far.

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744Jul102008Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownOffice/compound30.562

1 NGO national staff kidnapped and found dead. The viticm was a NSP related engineer reported missing after attending a private party and dropped off at an office he was staying at. This staff member is reported as being from out of province whose only purpose for being in Nimroz was attending the party. He was subsequently found deceased on the 12th of July in Chakansour District, the victim of knife wounds. At this time it is unclear who the perpetrators were or why he was killed.

Archived
743Jul72008Afghanistan030000102300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

Archived
741Jun192008Afghanistan002000200200002101UnknownRaidProject site36.72786568.867998

2 NGO national staff (a guard and doctor) killed by the intruders, who then escaped leaving the facility undamaged. An unconfirmed number of individuals arrived at a clinic run by an INGO with intent to burn it down.

Archived
740Apr282008Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 INGO national staff killed. The body of the staff member was found in close proximity to the victim

Archived
739Mar242008Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.7289668.857

2 NGO national staff killed when their vehicle came under small arms fire attack in Archi District, Wazer Khil area of Kunduz Province. The vehicle was en route from Arich District to Kunduz city.

Archived
737Mar172008Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad36.7563566.8972

1 INGO national staff driver died from serious injuries when the INGO vehicle traveling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Jawzjan Province came under small arms fire attack by two unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. The other vehicle occupant escaped unharmed.

Official Report
736Mar52008Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

A NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown armed persons.

Archived
735Nov182007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownAmbushUnknown36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed when an INGO vehicle with 6 occupants was ambushed.

Archived
734Oct112007Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown34.7567.25

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

733Sep192007Afghanistan002000200200002200UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

2 NGO national staff (a doctor & his driver) were found dead in Chack District.

Archived
732Sep62007Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownRaidHome31.625733465.7145053

1 NGO national staff killed when two armed men entered the victim's home.

Archived
731Jun192007Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.22038970.3800314

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by an armed group.

Archived
730Jun112007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome36.73477270.811995

1 INGO national staff killed at their residence

Archived
729Feb172007Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackHome35.926178464.6237758

1 INGO national staff killed at home in a target killing.

Archived
728Aug92006Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome33.544896868.4132108

1 NGO national staff killed: Initial reports state that an NGO employee was allegedly taken out from his residence by a group of assailants in the area. Later on he was found killed in the nearby village. No further information available at this stage.

Archived
727Jun22006Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome35.7569

1 INGO national staff member killed by small arms fire at their residence. According to the report, the victim was shot after returning from a party. The murdered staff member was a district program manager/ head of sub-office in Baghlan-e-Jadid district. Four suspected men (who accompanied the victim from the party to his home) were arrested by the police. A police investigation is ongoing

Archived
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
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.

Archived
681Jan22009Afghanistan120000000000333003KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.562

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

Archived
667Apr112008Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

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

Archived
659Apr132010Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO national staff killed by unknown gunmen on the way home.

Media
658Nov302008Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.519705869.1624302

1 INGO national staff killed in Kabul on Sunday, when he was caught in a suicide attack against a passing vehicle. The victim was riding his bicycle in the area when the bomb exploded receiving lethal shrapnel wounds.

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. 

Archived
654Nov262008Afghanistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.40590470.359338

1 UN national staff contract worker in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot dead in front of elders at a meeting on 26 November of the local shura at Lower Sheikh Mesri, a temporary settlement for returnees. The murderer has not been identified and reasons for the attack remain unclear. The victim was active on women's causes.

Archived
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
635Aug192008Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad36.717556668.8672916

1 INGO national staff found murdered in the region of Kunduz, 19 August. Victim was abducted while driving an INGO vehicle. The motives behind this murder are still unclear.

Archived
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
593Jan262008Afghanistan020000100110012110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 INGO international (American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped in Kandahar. Assumed killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions, and the Taliban insurgents behind many of the recent year's kidnappings have denied involvement.

Archived
591Jan142008Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownUnknownPublic location34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
584Dec22007Afghanistan200000101200002200ShootingAmbushRoad31.6133265.71013

1 UN national staff truck driver shot and killed and 1 UN national staff abducted and remains missing. The incident occured while delivering UN humanitarian assistance last Sunday. A truck carrying 14 tons of high energy biscuits for the UN agency was ambushed by armed men on the road from Kandahar to Helmand in southern Afghanistan.

Official Report
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.

Archived
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."

Archived
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.

Archived
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

Archived
560Jul182007Afghanistan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3469.25

2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen.

Archived
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
538May82007Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins

Archived
1210Apr292007Afghanistan030000102300003102ShootingAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

1 INGO national staff driver killed when pulled from truck in Kunduz province on Sunday evening and shot. The vehicle was set on fire. 2 national staff other employees are missing.

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.

Archived
1208Apr172007Afghanistan500000500500005500Remote control VBIEDUnknownUnknown31.625733465.7145053

Four UN contractors and 1 national staff driver were killed when a powerful remote-controlled bomb destroyed a UN vehicle in Kandahar, April 17.

Archived
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.

Archived
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
472Aug272006Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound3563.75

2 INGO national staff guards found dead after two armed men climbed over the wall into an INGO office compound in the in Badghis Province, Bala Murghab District, Aug 27. Reportedly the perpetrators damaged (did not steal) office equipment, broke the wind

Archived
457Jul232006Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.160525764.9201949

2 INGO national staff killed when their vehicle in Ghor province was ambushed by gunmen firing AK-47s. No known motive.

Archived
448Jun222006Afghanistan030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad35.370.833333

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

Archived
441May302006Afghanistan000003300300003102BombingAmbushRoad36.7572

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

Archived
440May302006Afghanistan040000400400004004ShootingAmbushRoad36.8333365.83333

4 INGO national staff shot and killed inside their car while traveling between Abas and Chapa Chi Ariq villages in Jawzjan, May 30. 4 men were later arrested. No motive established.

Archived
439May222006Afghanistan004000400400004103Landmine AmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

4 NGO national staff killed when their car hit a landmine, May 22. One doctor, two nurses and their driver.

Archived
430Apr2006Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownRaidProject site34.808563.43003

5 NGO national staff medical workers, in Darrah-i-Bohm, Badghis tied up and killed in clinic attack.

Archived
417Jan2006Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location31.5938264.37161

1 NGO national staff killed in Lashkargah, Helmand. 1 or 2 shot at mosque.

Archived
393Sep2005Afghanistan020000100101012101UnknownAmbushRoad34.989712168.8733495

1 INGO international staff wounded and 1 national staff killed when ambushed on motorbike in Parwan.

Archived
387Jul2005Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff kidnapped in July 2005; found dead on Dec 4. They were working on a health project.

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375Jun72005Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 NGO national staff shot and killed by unknown assailants in Ghazni, June 7. According to report, killing was to set an example and deter others from working with NGOs.

Focal Point
374Jun42005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62776165.901625

1 NGO national staff killed in Uruzgan, June 4.

Official Report
370May2005Afghanistan010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
369May2005Afghanistan010000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown35.7569

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

Archived
362Apr132005Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown35.7569

1 NGO national staff killed in Baghlan, April 13.

Official Report
355Mar2005Afghanistan000001000010011100UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

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353Mar82005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

2 NGO national staff killed in attack in Farah, March 8.

Focal Point
350Feb232005Afghanistan002000200200002002UnknownUnknownUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff murdered in Helmand, Feb 23.

Focal Point
334Dec52004Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.519705869.1624302

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

Archived
329Nov2004Afghanistan030000300300003300Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

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

Archived
315Aug2004Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown33.548742169.4346945

2 INGO national staff shot and killed in Paktia.

Archived
302Jun22004Afghanistan050000200230035005UnknownAmbushRoad3563.75

3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country.

Archived
296May182004Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.758125666.8980826

1 NGO national staff murdered in Balkh, May 18.

Focal Point
290Apr2004Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound33.9391167.709953

2 NGO national staff killed in armed raid on office.

Archived
284Mar72004Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.9391167.709953

1 RC national staff shot dead in ambush, March 7.

Archived
280Feb252004Afghanistan005000500500005005UnknownAmbushUnknown34.519705869.1624302

5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25.

Archived
279Feb142004Afghanistan004000400400004004UnknownAmbushUnknown32.60711162.671011

4 NGO national staff staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14.

Archived
256Sep2003Afghanistan002000200200002002ShootingAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24.

Archived
250Aug72003Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown31.34132263.993456

1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7.

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241Jul222003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown32.60711162.671011

1 INGO national staff killed in Farah, Afghanistan, July 22.

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231May32003Afghanistan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown34.370727668.3288601

1 INGO national staff killed in Wardak, May 3.

Focal Point
221Mar272003Afghanistan000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad31.625733465.7145053

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

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204Nov242002Afghanistan010000000010011001UnknownUnknownUnknown36.8376366.63932

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

Archived
200Nov2002Afghanistan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackProject site33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff shot dead on community visit.

Archived
176Apr2002Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff shot dead in his house.

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163Dec2001Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 INGO national staff killed.

Archived
111May2000Afghanistan100000100100001001Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed in bombardment

Archived
70Apr1999Afghanistan000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 ICRC national staff killed in air raid.

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54Aug1998Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.9391167.709953

1 UN national staff killed while fleeing advancing Taliban forces. Discovered Nov 27.

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51Jul131998Afghanistan200000200200002200Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.43024770.448678

2 UN national staff from different agencies kidnapped in or near Jalalabad on July 13 and later found dead.

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27Oct181997Afghanistan000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad36.7090467.11087

1 ICRC national staff killed by stray bullet when three ICRC cars caught in crossfire Anchoy-Shibirgan road 200 kilometres west of Mazar-i-Sharif on Oct 18.

Archived
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
1116Jun22011Sudan010000100100001100Landmine AmbushRoad8.6529.85

A driver contracted by an INGO to transport supplies was killed when his vehicle was struck by a landmine. Several other people were also killed, but they were not working for the contractor or the INGO.

Official Report
1117Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome36.8275766.27988

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

Official Report
1120Apr182011Sudan010000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.82487131.607858

A security guard for an INGO was murdered when someone entered the INGO compound and looted cash and valuables from the office. 

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
1124Jun32011Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.9674468.9492

1 NGO deminer was abducted and later beheaded by a group of four members of an armed opposition group. He was employed by the NGO and was spending his leave in his home village. 

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
1129Jul62011Afghanistan006000402600006204Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.6357262.46545

Two national staff of a demining NGO were abducted on 6 July and released on 10 July. Four national NGO staff were also killed during this incident (three shot and one beheaded). 

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
1134Jun232011Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.8108264.55998

A staff member of a national demining NGO was wounded, and later died of his injuries, when he was shot by international military forces (IMF) in what appears to have been a force protection shooting. The victim was operating in the vicinity of an IMF facility, in civilian clothes and utilizing a GPS, at the time of the incident. 

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
1141Jul232011Afghanistan001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.2568

An NGO employee was killed during a night-time operation carried out by international military forces, which killed 3 local residents / suspected armed opposition group members.

Official Report
1142Jul242011Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad31.61026965.701536

A female national NGO staff member was shot and killed in the vicinity of her residence while she was on the way home from the office, by two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle. 

Official Report
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
1145Aug182011South Sudan050000500500005005UnknownRaidUnknown8.041819132.0297593

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.

Official Report
1146Aug192011Afghanistan020000000020022200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location35.0719669.23127

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

Media
1149Aug272011Somalia001000001100001010Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown3.32500542.2205319

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

Archived
1150Aug282011Afghanistan020000200200002101UnknownAmbushRoad36.6666769.75

Two INGO national staff (a driver and another staff member) were killed when an IED (thought to be a RCIED) detonated their vehicle on the road. 

Official Report
1151Aug282011Somalia000100100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown3.11666743.65

A national ICRC staff was shot several times in the head and chest by Al Shabab militants. The incident caused escalating tensions between Al Shabab rebels and local clan elders, who demanded a retaliatory killing.

Media
1152Sep72011Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1626

One national staff of an NGO was injured and subsequently died when he was shot by two armed men who entered his house and tried to steal a vehicle at gunpoint. 

Official Report
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
1155Sep102011South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.432.4

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.

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
1158Sep182011Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.6895664.8531

A national staff of an INGO was shot and killed while on his way to work. Motive is unknown, but it may have been a personal dispute.

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
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
1164Sep282011Afghanistan100000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown34.4140670.30942

An unknown assailant shot and killed a local UN staff member

Archived
1165Oct42011DR Congo005000500500005401UnknownAmbushRoad-4.302168828.9428526

Five staff members of a Congolese NGO were killed when rebels, reportedly the Mai Mai Yakutumba, targeted their vehicle.  It appears to be ethnically motivated, as perpetrators were targeting members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, and sparing others.

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
1171Oct232011Kenya010000100100001100ShootingMob violenceHome0.3546237.58218

A national staffer of an INGO was killed in mob violence and arson during tribal clashes.

Archived
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
1175Oct302011Afghanistan003000201300003102Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.926178464.6237758

Three staffers of a national NGO (2 engineers and a driver) were hijacked on 30 October by an armed opposition group.   The driver was released alive, but the bodies of the other two staff members were found on 12 November near Qasaba Qala village of Khawaja Namusa area (Pashtun Kot District).  

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
1179Nov192011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff member of an international NGO was shot and killed by unknown masked gunment upon leaving a mosque in Galkayo.  The INGO suspended activities while Puntland authorities investigated the murder.

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
1185Dec62011South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

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.

Official Report
1187Dec182011Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown3.870515717.9950755

A staff member of an international NGO based in M’boki (south-east) was shot dead following  a dispute with a group who had been drinking  heavily.  

Archived
1188Dec232011Somalia201000300300003303ShootingIndividual attackProject site5.200307545.5255394

Two UN national staffers and one staffer of a local NGO were shot and killed by a refugee camp resident in Matabaan during an aid distribution. According to reports, the shooting appeared to have been over a personal matter

Archived
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
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
1193Jan62012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.1073864.3052

An INGO staffer was killed during a firefight between rival ANP officers(when a group associated with one prominent local commander in Shahrak and Tulak reportedly insulted a second rival ANP commander).  The off-duty NGO staffer, who was providing bodyguard services to the second commander, was killed in the engagement. 

Official Report
1194Jan122012Somalia002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad5.30343545.880207

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

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
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
1201Jan252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.50914736.306485

The head of the Idlib branch of the Syrian Red Crescent was  shot and killed in his vehicle returning from meetings in Damascus.

Focal Point
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
1229Jul202009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome-0.6666728.75

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Buzito quarter, in his house at 7pm on 20 July. 

Official Report
1230Jan42011Afghanistan210000300300003102Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.8333366

One INGO (a UN partner) staff member and two UN contractor employees were killed when an IED exploded in the vicinity of contracted trucks carrying food in Chinarto District.

Focal Point
1231Jan102011Sudan030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown11.32944425.08565623

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

Focal Point
1233Jan212011Pakistan001000100100001001Kidnap-killingIndividual attackRoad32.3039769.68207

Following threats, a Pakistani NGO working on polio eradication was abducted and killed a day later killed, The incident occurred while traveling from mir ali to mir anshah in South Wazirstan.

Official Report
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
1236Feb2011Tanzania010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-6.524712335.7878438

A staff member of an INGO was killed in Tnazania.  No other information is available

Archived
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
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
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
1252May122011Sudan010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown8.15933332.241833

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed by the relative of another staff member of the organization in what appears to be a personal revenge killing.

Focal Point
1255Jun242011Kenya010000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-1.290405136.801321

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

Focal Point
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
1258Aug252011Somalia001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.200307545.5255394

A staff member of  a local NGO (a UN implementing partner) was killed an operation by militia forces allied with the Transitional Federal Government in an operation to recover two trucks carrying UN food which had been carjacked by militias of another clan.

Focal Point
1261Oct2011Somalia010000100100001001UnknownUnknown8.367677149.083416

One INGO national staff member killed in Somalia.

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
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
1268Dec42011South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.78503533.002909

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

Focal Point
1270Sep62009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown0.124969429.2919545

1 INGO national staff shot dead in Butembo by unidentified armed men at 10 p.m. on 6 September.

Focal Point
1271Nov272009DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown0.493826829.46518612

1 LNGO staff (driver) shot dead in Beni around midnight on 27 November

Archived
1274Dec122009DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-1.250419729.0607175

One INGO national staff shot dead in Kitchanga Centre at 7:45 p.m. on 12 December.

Focal Point
1275Dec172009DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

One INGO national staff shot dead 100 m next to his house on 17 December around 5 a.m.

Focal Point
1276Jun292010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome0.4911329.47306

One LNGO  staff shot dead in his house at 11 p.m. on 29 June.

Archived
1277Oct212010DR Congo001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown0.493826829.46518612

The president of a LNGO was shot and killed at 9 p.m. on 21 October

Focal Point
1282Oct82011Uganda100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown0.317713732.5813539

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

Focal Point
1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

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

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

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

Official Report
1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

Media
1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location8.8527

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

Official Report
1292Feb242012South Sudan001000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1295Apr252012Afghanistan000010100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.3481762.19967

An INGO national staff guard was found murdered by unknown perpetrators in the INGO compound guard quarters. The killing is suspected to have been related to personal issues.

Official Report
1296Apr282012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome37.1889768.93644

An NGO staff member was killed at his private residence by an armed intruder who he discovered in the midst of a robbery.

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
1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

Official Report
1300May92012Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11666743.65

An INGO Project Coordinator was shot and killed while leaving a mosque after evening prayers.

Media
1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

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

Official Report
1303May182012DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1.65850129.220455

A national staffer of a UN agency was shot and killed in his home in Goma by unknown assailants.

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
1306Dec132011Pakistan006000204600006600KidnappingUnknownUnknown30.58028566.9961324

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

Official Report
1308Jun112012Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting.  The patient and one other relative were injured. 

Official Report
1311Jun202012Yemen000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.629146.126

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

Archived
1312Jun222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown35.333333540.1499999

A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer on first aid duty was shot in the head and killed by an unknown shooter.

Media
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
15192012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1316Oct302011Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.7739647.42506

An acting director of a LNGO was killed by unknown gunmen in Garsoor village near hotel Guure. Circumstances unclear.

Archived
1317Nov182011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76970947.430831

A national staff  working as protection officer with an INGO was shot and killed by unknown gunmen when leaving a local mosque after evening prayers. 

Archived
1318Nov182011Somalia010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown9.154947.47764

A national staff working with an INGO was shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in his hotel room.   

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
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
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
1326Jul102012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site35.33640.145

A Syrian Red Cross worker was shot and killed while on duty on an ambulance

Official Report
1329Nov232006Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome7.2975481.68202

An INGO national staffer was shot dead in front of his home by armed men thought to be representatives of or associated with the Sri Lankan counter-insurgency Special Task Force 

Official Report
1331Oct282007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome9.666980.0181

A national staffer of an INGO was killed by an unknown gunman at his home.

Official Report
1332Nov102007Sri Lanka001000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome8.9833379.9

A local NGO staffer was abducted from a private home by LTTE forces and later killed.

Archived
1333Nov162007Sri Lanka010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.664925580.0091719

A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service.

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
1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

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

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
1337Jul202012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown26.1345668.7696

A UN local staff member working on the polio eradication campaign was shot and killled in a targeted attack.

Archived
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
1344Aug272012Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.842753944.5937239

A UN national staffer was shot and killed in Marka. The reasons behind the killing are unknown.

Media
1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

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

Official Report
1349Sep92012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.513069536.3095814

A UN national staffer was shot and killed on his way to work.  It is unknown if it was a targeted attack or a stray bullet.

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
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

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

Media
1357Oct152012Niger006000104500116600KidnappingRaidOffice/compound14.5108336.765

Five national NGO staffers and one international (Chadian) were kidnapped from their compound by unidentified gunmen believed to be members of a militant group associated with Al Qaeda. One staffer was shot during the abduction and later died of his wounds.  The others were released a month later after being held captive in the deserts of Islamist-controlled northern Mali.  

Media
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

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

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

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

Official Report
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

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

Official Report
1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome6.21755433.438353

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

Media
1362Nov82012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.32806970.165275

An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group  and he was singled out among passengers.  The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him.

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

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

Official Report
1366Nov212012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site34.11817170.75253

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

Official Report
1368Dec42012Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.18694466.297222

A local staffer employed by the UN on a vaccination team was struck by crossfire between government/international forces and armed opposition while traveling on foot, and later died of his injuries.

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
1373Dec2012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.4620863.46962

A national staff doctor working for an INGO running health programs was shot and killed while driving home on his motorbike by two assassins, also on motorbikes.  The staff member had been threatened in the past, as he and his brother, a local religious leader, had been vocal in their opposition to armed militants in the area.

Official Report
1374Dec192012Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03226445.267468

A staffer of a national NGO was shot and killed by two armed men as he was leaving a parking lot. The killing was reportedly linked to the victims' decision to host a sister who had left her husband (a member of the AS movement).

Media
1375Dec102012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site24.86055167.009926

A vaccinator working for a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed.

Media
1376Dec112012Pakistan400000400400004040ShootingIndividual attackPublic location24.86055167.009926

Four female polio vaccinators working for UN-supported polio vaccination program were shot and killed by men on motorcycles

Media
1377Dec112012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attack34.012384671.5787458

One of two sisters working on a UN-supported polio vaccination team was shot and killed by men on motorcycles.  The other vaccinator was uninjured

Archived
1378Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.012384671.5787458

A polio vaccinator was shot outside a house as he went on his rounds 

Media
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1380Jan12013Pakistan007000700700007160ShootingAmbushRoad34.04756972.403637

Seven national NGO staff, six females and one male, were shot and killed by gunmen on motorcyles who ambushed their vehicle.  The workers were involved with a community health and education center that provided immunizations, among other services.

Official Report
1381Jan52013Pakistan002000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.19024271.76248

Two local NGO staff (one programme coordinator and a driver) were shot and killed in a bazaar.  Investigation is ongoing, but the NGO has termed the violence work related.

Archived
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
1383Jan112013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.01259772.032854

An NGO nurse was shot and killed on her way to work, having received prior death threats.

Official Report
1384Jan132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.26717265.050769

A national staff member working for an NGO demining agency was shot and killed by a group of armed men during a kidnapping attempt.

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
1388Jan62013Afghanistan001000100100001001Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location31.004866.397653

One national NGO staff member was killed , along with six others, when two suicide bombers detonated their body-borne IEDs after shooting their way inside district council building

Official Report
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
1391Jan312013Pakistan002000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad33.8994970.101691

Two aid workers on polio vaccination team were killed when their car ran over a roadside IED

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
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED

Official Report
1394Feb82013Nigeria009000900900009153ShootingRaidProject site12.0003648.513792

Eight polio vaccinators working on a UN agency-sponsored immunization campaign were shot and killed when gunmen stormed two clinics. 

Archived
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

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

Official Report
1400Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.45678436.244222

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

Media
1401Mar132013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad24.94924766.966768

A well-known female aid worker was shot and killed by four armed motorcyclists  after leaving her office.

Media
1403Mar212013Pakistan002000200200002020Remote control VBIEDRaidProject site33.91919471.80859

Two local NGO workers were killed, along with at least 10 IDPs, when a remote controlled car bomb exploded on a road inside the camp.

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
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

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

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
1410Apr142013Somalia004000100103034400Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfireRoad2.02068445.304072

A driver for a third country Red Crescent Society was killed and three additional staff wounded in Mogadishu when a suicide car bomb targeting government court buildings detonated as their convoy passed by.

Media
1411Apr142013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.21569837.159321

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

Official Report
1444May112013Afghanistan300000300300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.63480867.247748

Three national staff members were killed when an IED struck the vehicle of an IO-contracted implementing partner for a demining program. Initial assessment indicates that this was likely an IED detonation, but the possibility remains that it was an Explosive Remnant of War.

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
1420Apr282013Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome32.91392666.001905

A guard working for an international organization was shot and killed outside his home. The attack was deemed to be stemming from a personal grievance and not related to his organizational affiliation.

Official Report
1423May42013DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.18362329.448832

One INGO staffer was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

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
1425May92013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound34.54442769.159857

One staff member of a demining agency was shot and killed by a co-worker, a security guard, inside the agency's compound as a result of a personal dispute.

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
1430May212013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound0.5060535.269086

One security guard was killed when a group of men armed with blades forced entry to the office of an NGO, which they then robbed.

Official Report
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
1432May232013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome6.81083929.675678

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.

Official Report
1433May242013Afghanistan400000000013044013Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.52758169.16714

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

Official Report
1434May252013Afghanistan002000000000222200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.94937368.516697

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

Official Report
1435May272013Afghanistan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.14229865.35696

One INGO staff member, who also served as headmaster of a local boys’ school, was killed by an armed opposition group near his home after arranging a meeting with the group. There are indications this killling was not related to his affiliation with an INGO.

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
1437Mar312013Afghanistan001000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.0707564.838216

An NGO national staff member, a male nurse, was killed in an IED detonation in a bazaar whilst en route to the Poza Community Health Clinic.

Official Report
1438Apr52013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome35.32029964.811138

Armed individuals shot and killed an INGO staff member in front of his residence due to a family 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
1443Jun152013Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome37.41266366.047083

One NGO staff member involved in the polio campaign was shot and killed outside of her residence. The motive behind the attack is yet to be determined. UPDATE: It is believed to have resulted from a dispute rather than being related to the victim’s NGO affiliation.

Official Report
1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

One Kenyan Red Cross official was killed during clashes between Al Shabaab and the Administrative Police.  

Official Report
1447Jun52013Kenya001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackRoad0.12756734.278379

An aid agency worker was killed and dumped in a bush in Rarieda, Siaya County. Police stated that an investigation has been launched. UPDATE: She was on her way to buy a plot of land, and this was assessed as a criminal matter, unrelated to her status as an aid worker.

Media
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
1450Jun32013Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site31.49044665.415074

A national staff deminer, working for a private company contracted on behalf of an International Organisation, was killed in a targeted IMF airstrike. The company has suspended operations in the area until further notice.

Official Report
1452May2013Pakistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown24.86055167.009926

One senior NGO worker associated with education projects was gunned down. This is the second killing of a staffer from this NGO.

Official Report
1454May152013Syrian Arab Republic030000000000333300KidnappingUnknownProject site36.21222836.519075

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

Media
1458Jul32013Afghanistan003000003300003210KidnappingRaidProject site34.04267862.169768

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

Official Report
1462Apr262012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001000ShootingAmbushRoad33.513069536.3095814

A national staff was shot and killed while traveling in a car at night by unknown assailants.

Focal Point
1466Mar32012Kenya001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.466596839.6332917

One NGO staff member was killed incidentally when perpetrators opened fire on an unconfirmed target along Ngamia Rd in Garissa Town. It is suspected that the target was one of the campaign vehicles of Nasir Mohammed Dolal "Jofle", an aspirant for the Garissa Township MP post, although no rounds hit the car.

Official Report
1468Mar142012Kenya010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-1.336.76667

One community health worker working with an INGO was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals in an incident in Soweto, Kibera.

Official Report
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

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

Official Report
1472Jul132013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingIndividual attackProject site31.18778862.089746

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

Official Report
1473Jul132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.37597964.465167

One staff member from a demining NGO was killed in transit by a roadside IED.

Official Report
1480Feb132012Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

One national staff member, participating in a teacher training program, was killed by the Taliban while traveling to his home from Grishk-bazaar.

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
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
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
1495May282012Haiti010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.533333-72.333333

A guard at an INGO school was singled out and executed while at the school. The motivation for the shooting was related to his connections and personal issues within the community.

Focal Point
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

Focal Point
1509Sep202012Somalia021000300300003201Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location2.1166745.4

Two Somali watchmen working for an INGO and a LNGO staff were among those who were killed when two BBIED targeted Village Restaurant in Xamar Weyne District 

Official Report
15182012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1515Jul112013DR Congo040000004400004310KidnappingRaidProject site0.48597329.458168

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

Official Report
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
1517Jul232013Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.76962347.430615

A senior leader of a local NGO was shot dead by two masked gunmen shortly as he left Imamu-Shafici mosque in Garsor village of Galkayo.

Media
15202012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15212012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15232012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15242012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
15262012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2012. Further details were not available.

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
1529Oct152012Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.5215467.41315

One LNGO staff member was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen in Shahjoy Bazaar area of Qalat Province.

Focal Point
1530Dec152012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

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

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
1535Jul252013Kenya001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site0.00372840.368204

An NGO staff member was stabbed to death by his neighbour when an argument between the two turned violent.

Official Report
1537Jul312013Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.03848966.721209

One INGO staff member was killed when the car he was traveling in was stopped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint.  Four others were in the car (not staff members); three of them were also killed but one was released to report the incident.  There is no indication that the incident was related to his work. 

Official Report
1539Aug52013South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.3801531.804769

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

Official Report
1541Jul102012South Sudan010000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown4.84892531.582724

One INGO female staff member was shot and killed.

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
1555Aug82013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown33.49974236.295234

One UN staff member was killed.

Official Report
1556Aug152013Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.27752862.614173

One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit.  This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. 

Official Report
1557Aug172013South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackProject site10.13074233.327557

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

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
1562Aug222013Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.31841463.216539

One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. 

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
1564Aug252013Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad35.20433361.607134

Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed.  This was not a targeted incident.  

Official Report
1566Aug272013Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad31.86595135.21448

One UN staff member was shot and killed by IDF soldiers during clashes on an overnight arrest raid at the Qalandia refugee camp.

Media
1570Sep22013Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackProject site36.2161437.166897

A Syrian doctor was kidnapped from Sejou village where he was working and found killed one day later in Aleppo province.

Media
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
1574Sep72013Central African Republic020000200200002200ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.49123917.45499

During an evacuation, two national staffers of an INGO were killed in transit while returning to base from a construction site in the area of Bossangoa.

Focal Point
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

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

Official Report
1579Sep222013Pakistan001000100100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown28.0006969.31894

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

Official Report
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
1583Sep232013Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackUnknown28.00042169.318844

One female NGO worker was shot and killed by her husband in an honor killing.

Media
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
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
1592Oct122013Afghanistan001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.10558170.51334

An off-duty NGO staff member, along with seven other civilians, was killed when the bazaar was struck by a rocket launched by an armed opposition group.  Nine other civilians were injured.

Official Report
1593Oct132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.80157271.216105

A community health worker, who seemed to have ties to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) fighters, was abducted by members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).  He was abducted with at least three IEA fighters, who were able to escape, but the community health worker was recaptured and killed.  He was beaten to death with sticks. 

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
1597Nov112013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.88985338.369716

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer of the Ein Al Arab sub-branch in Aleppo was killed.

Focal Point
1598Nov72013Haiti002000100101012110Bodily assaultRaidProject site18.53249872.333064

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

Media
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
1601Nov62013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.92702766.142532

An off-duty NGO staff member was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen.   

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
1606Nov242013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad33.45200836.376632

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

Official Report
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

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

Media
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
1613Dec22013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.632736.106299

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

Official Report
1614Jul142013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.47037636.30053

One UN staff member suffered head injuries on 9 July 2013 when a shell exploded at the southern end of Palestine Street in Yarmouk.  He subsequently died five days later on 14 July 2013.  

Official Report
1615Mar132013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.37293736.112475

A UN staff member suffered injuries when he was hit by shrapnel from a nearby explosion in Khan Eshieh camp on 13 March.  He died from his injuries the next day.  

Official Report
1616Nov42012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010UnknownUnknownPublic location33.47122736.303878

An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. 

Official Report
1617Jul312012Syrian Arab Republic100000000010011100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.537.38333

A UN staff member was struck by a bullet.  

Official Report
1618Sep282012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.3465836.28752

A UN staff member was killed in crossfire near his home. 

Official Report
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

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

Official Report
1621Dec52013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.36169818.555975

One off-duty INGO national staff member was shot and killed by armed intruders at his home.  The attack seems to have been religiously motivated.

Focal Point
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

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

Official Report
1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

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
1630Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.78514533.002922

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.  

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
1634Jan72014Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.21288337.164151

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

Media
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
1638Aug2013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.48333336.35

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer, after having disappeared for five months, died on 8 January 2014. 

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
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
1643Jan212014Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

A UN-contracted volunteer vaccinator was shot and killed by Afghan Local Police.  

Official Report
1645Jan252014Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.76970947.430831

The director of a local NGO was shot by unknown individuals while on his way home. 

Media
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
1650Feb172014Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownOffice/compound36.70004767.116638

The director of a local NGO was killed in his office.  Further details are unavailable at the moment. 

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
1656Mar72014Afghanistan100000100100001001Vehicle-born IEDUnknownPublic location32.27012265.049756

A UN-contracted deminer, along with two civilians, was killed by an IED fixed to a motorcycle. 

Official Report
1657Mar82014Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound8.41023820.651292

One ICRC staff member was killed during a clash between French troops and Seleka rebels.  Three other ICRC staff were present but were unhurt.

Official Report
1658Mar112014Afghanistan300000300300003003Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

Three UN-contracted vaccinators were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. 

Official Report
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
1660Mar92014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownHome4.36180318.555973

A Central African Red Cross volunteer was shot and killed in his parents' home. 

Official Report
1661Mar202014Sudan000100100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad13.62678625.349635

One ICRC warehouse storekeeper was killed by a stray bullet while on his way home from work in a private car.  

Official Report
1662Mar202014Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.64065361.987215

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

Official Report
1663Feb162014Sudan001000100100001100Landmine Combat/CrossfireUnknown11.44173431.277537

A Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteer died in a landmine explosion, when he was on his way to respond to an emergency. 

Official Report
1665Mar262014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.10248966.920229

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

Official Report
1666Nov212013Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.9268966.141517

Two polio workers were abducted on 21 November and found dead the following day by Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1838Nov172013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.71746644.768614

One INGO national staff member working at Marka General Hospital was shot and killed by unknown armed militia.  The incident was reportedly related to clan revenge. 

Official Report
1669Jan2014South Sudan003000300300003003UnknownRaidProject site7.1819232.356109

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

Media
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
1671Jan142014Central African Republic001000100100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.36169718.555978

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

Official Report
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
1679Jun42013Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location11.12351422.961818

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

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
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
1694Dec142013Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.84662871.09726

One INGO contracted driver was killed when his vehicle hit an IED.

Focal Point
1695Apr172014South Sudan020000200200002110UnknownRaidProject site6.21989331.550046

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

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
1698Apr262014Central African Republic030000300300003003ShootingRaidProject site7.09997916.933402

Three INGO staff members were killed by armed ex-Seleka members during a meeting with community leaders to discuss medical care and access. The ex-Seleka proceeded to rob the office.  Fifteen other individuals, all local chiefs, were killed as well.  

Official Report
1699Apr72014Lebanon001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.54169833.541698

One aid worker was killed during clashes at a Palestinian camp in southern Lebanon.

Media
1701Feb162013Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-0.36044542.548779

One local NGO staff member was shot and killed by local police forces at a police station in Kismayo.  The individual was injured but later died of his injuries.

Official Report
1702Jan132013DR Congo001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-0.84160529.048446

One Red Cross worker was shot and killed by unknown armed men when trying to stop them from raping a woman. 

Focal Point
1703Apr282014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site34.10754764.305595

A health worker was shot dead by armed men at a clinic.

Official Report
1704Apr302014Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.21213271.522377

A vaccinator was killed by an IED.  Further details are unavailable.

Official Report
1705May12014Central African Republic100000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown4.36153818.555595

A UNHCR driver, on a personal visit to PK12 in BANGUI, was abducted by armed elements believed to belong to an Anti-Balaka faction. His body was later found in PK16.

Official Report
1707Apr212014Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad25.41682268.275563

The executive director of a local NGO was killed by unidentified armed men.  Some reports state that he was killed or resisting robbery, while others state that it was a targeted killing.

Media
1708Jan102013Pakistan100000100100001100Body-borne IEDIndividual attackPublic location30.19123567.025564

One UN employee was killed when a suicide bomber detonated an IED in a public area of Quetta.

Focal Point
1709Feb82013Sudan100000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location14.20538724.64345

One UN staff member, a security guard supervisor, was found stabbed to death.  The perpetrators and the motive are unknown. 

Focal Point
1710Jul12013Uganda100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-0.60654230.674716

One UN staff member was stabbed during an apparent robbery by unknown assailants.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but died upon arrival. 

Media
1711Dec232013Sudan100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome15.45051336.399923

One UN staff member was stabbed and killed by an armed intruder during what seems to be an attempted robbery.

Focal Point
1713Jul222013Ethiopia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location8.21889443.557972

One UN-contracted warehouse worker was shot and killed by armed men suspected to be part of an insurgent group.

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
1715Feb62013Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.87845331.131175

One UN-contracted truck driver was shot and killed by four armed bandits. The driver's cash and mobile phone were taken.

Focal Point
1716Jun122013South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.88366230.045535

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

Focal Point
17172013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17182013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17192013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17202013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17212013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17222013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17232013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17242013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17252013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17262013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17272013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17282013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
17292013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC based on an official list of names provided by the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent of the Syrian staff and volunteers killed in 2013. Further details were not available.

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
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
1734Sep162013Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.1056470.972262

An NGO security guard was shot during an armed robbery.  He later died from his wounds two days later, on 18 September. 

Focal Point
1745Dec212013South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location9.94999630.267263

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. 

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
1757May162014Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.01151869.431056

One local deminer working for an INGO was kidnapped and killed by anti-government elements.

Official Report
1758May292014Mali020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad16.416951-3.666631

Two INGO workers were killed when a roadside IED detonated.

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
1760May292014South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown7.78503533.002909

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

Official Report
1762Jun12014Afghanistan020000200200002002Roadside IEDAmbushRoad37.00179370.894497

Two local INGO staff members were killed when a roadside IED targeting the INGO vehicle was detonated. One civilian was also killed.

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
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

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

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

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

Official Report
1774Jun212014Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown32.06865464.835257

One deminer was found dead with gunshot wounds.  The circumstances leading to his death remain unclear. 

Official Report
1775Jun182014Sudan050000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad14.07816824.644835

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

Official Report
1776Oct52011Somalia010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad0.51639542.068844

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

Media
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

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

Focal Point
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
1780Nov72013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.36236118.554524

An INGO-contracted driver, while driving from a program site to a hotel parking lot, was shot and killed by most likely ex-Seleka soldiers.  There may have been an ethnic/religious component to the attack. 

Focal Point
1781Dec192013South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad6.21941531.549315

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.

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
1792Jul142014Somalia100000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad2.03913845.346191

One UN agency contractor was killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab on a government forces vehicle. The victim was reportedly connected with the government and was not targeted for his capacity as an aid agency contractor.

Official Report
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
1794Jul202014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.41251134.352024

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

Media
1795Jul212014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown31.49693334.468875

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

Media
1796Jul232014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad31.49118934.444111

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

Media
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
1799Jul252014Afghanistan020000200200002020UnknownAmbushRoad34.522565.251667

Two INGO staff members were killed by anti-government elements.  Civilians and Afghan government and military personnel were also killed in the attack.

Official Report
1800Jul282014Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackPublic location36.31185136.687447

One national INGO staff member was seriously injured when a car bomb exploded close to a busy market.  The staff member died soon after arriving at the hospital.

Focal Point
1802Jul252014Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.30447934.36039

One Palestine Red Crescent Society volunteer was shot and killed.

Official Report
1803Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.11519540.796915

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

Focal Point
1804Aug32014Occupied Palestinian Territories100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.28823134.253606

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

Official Report
1805Aug42014South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound9.94535733.809026

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. 

Official Report
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
1811Aug122014DR Congo010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown3.96009324.908219

A national contractor of an INGO was killed by individuals who are suspected to be part of the LRA.  His three children (not counted here) were also abducted.

Official Report
1812Aug202014Central African Republic001000100100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location4.36660218.552499

One local Red Cross worker was killed by a bullet while trying to evacuate casualties during violent demonstrations in front of the MINUSCA headquarters in Bangui.

Official Report
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
1816Aug52014South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.94524233.809081

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).

Official Report
1817Aug52014South Sudan020000101200002200ShootingIndividual attackHome9.94512233.809215

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. 

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
1823Aug192014Pakistan004000400400004130Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.86592471.521514

Three female teachers and one driver working for a local NGO were killed when their vehicle struck an IED.  Two children were also killed in the blast.

Official Report
1824Sep22014Pakistan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown34.00233671.380977

A local NGO senior staff member was shot and killed while resisting a kidnap attempt. 

Official Report
1825Sep92014Pakistan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownHome27.58586968.006017

One INGO staff member was abducted outside his home and killed.  It appears to have been a personal matter, and not related to his employment with the INGO.

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
1829Sep162014Guinea010000100100001100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location8.076658-8.782692

One INGO staff member, along with seven other individuals (government officials and journalists), was killed in a mob attack.  The group was part of an Ebola education team.  It appears that the community members attacked because they believed that health workers were spreading the disease. 

Official Report
1830Sep242014Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingRaidProject site33.9805169.133384

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

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

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

Official Report
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
1836Jun292013Somalia010000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.35821642.545087

One INGO nurse was killed by a stray mortar during clashes between clan militias.  The nurse was assisting the wounded at the time of the attack. 

Official Report
1837Oct72014Pakistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDUnknownHome34.56442271.254501

One UN polio worker was killed in an IED explosion. Two others (not counted) were also killed in the attack.

Official Report
1839Oct162014South Sudan100000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackPublic location9.55888931.652222

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

Official Report
1843May252013Somalia010000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02107445.288353

One INGO employee was killed during clashes between two groups of Somali National Government (SNG) forces.

Official Report
1847Dec72013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.98324444.283339

An INGO-contracted driver was shot and kiled by an unidentified gunman.

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
1970Oct122014Somalia010000100100001100Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location2.04262245.327289

A vehicle loaded with explosives detonated in front of Aroma Restaurant at Makah Al-Mukaram Road (Hawl-Wadaag District) in the evening. The restaurant was hosting an event to mark 60th anniversary of the founding of the Somali flag. Thirteen people were killed while 18 others were injured, one of the casualties was a local staff member of a INGO. 

Official Report
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

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
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
1971Oct252014Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.78637247.433257

A gunman from Dir clan shot and killed a local NGO staff from Majerteen/Biciid yahan sub-clan in Galkacyo in the morning of 25/10. The killing is reportedly linked with verification of IDP registrations.

Official Report
1862Nov292014Afghanistan020000100110012200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

A Taliban raid on an INGO guest house killed one Afghan staffer and the South African director (along with his two children). The raid came amidst a spate of attacks on internationals in Kabul, and unsubstantiated rumors of Christian missionary activities regarding this INGO.

Media
1863Dec32014Somalia400000400400004400Suicide VBIEDAmbushRoad2.03333345.35

Four Somali staff of a security firm contracted by the UN were killed when an Al Shabaab suicide bomber attacked a UN convoy near the Mogadishu airport.

Media
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
1866Dec192014Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.666617119.7954915

One national Red Cross volunteer was killed by crossfire in armed clashes in Mbres.

Media
1867Dec202014DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-1.18362329.448832

National staff of INGO kidnapped and released four days later. 

Official Report
1868Dec232014Yemen002000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad13.583143.9927

Militants shot and killed a volunteer YRCS Taiz branch officer and his volunteer driver. 

Media
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
1873Nov72014Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002110Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.73083336.709444

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

Official Report
1874Jan192015Central African Republic010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

A french aidworker working for a charity organization was abducted at gunpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic and released unharmed on January 23, 2015.

Media
1876Dec52014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown32.62527836.106111

1 Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty.

Official Report
1877Aug12014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown33.51336.292

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further details are currently available.

Official Report
1878Mar312014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.21168337.1473

One Syrian Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further information is available at this time.

Official Report
1879Jun32014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown34.73083338.998105

One Syrian Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer was killed in the line of duty. No further information is available at this time.

Official Report
1880Jul262014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown35.95941138.998105

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed on duty. There is no further information available at this time.

Official Report
1882Aug292014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown34.17183170.621679

An NGO staff member was shot and killed for unknown reasons in Khogyani District.

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
2139Sep192015Guatemala001000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackPublic location15.689653-88.609658

A young volunteer was murdered on September 19 in Santo Tomas de Castilla. She was on her way to the branch office to attend a volunteer meeting. According to initial report she was shot in the head getting into a taxi however, the circumstances are still unclear as to what happened. 

Focal Point
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
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
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
1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

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

Media
1904Mar312015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001ShootingUnknownProject site33.51336.292

A volunteer for the Syrian branch of the Palestine Red Crescent, was shot and killed in a refugee camp near Damascus.

Media
1905Mar302015Yemen001000100100001100ShootingUnknownProject site15.55272748.516388

A volunteer of the Yemen Red Crescent Society Al-Dhalea YRCS branch was critical injured on 30 March and later died of the injuries (31 March). He was shot in the abdomen while coming to the aid of people who had been wounded in fighting in the Al Sulaf area of Zubaid in southern Al-Dhalea Governorate. He was severely injured when someone started shooting randomly hitting one of the YRCS ambulances during armed confrontations. He was taken to the hospital where he died the following morning.

Media
1907Apr32015Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Landmine UnknownPublic location35.93333336.633333

Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers, one from the Idlib branch and one from the Maaret al-Nouman sub-branch, were killed by a UXO while retrieving bodies of the deceased from near the SARC Idlib branch and preparing shelters for people fleeing from the fighting in the city.

Media
1908Apr32015Yemen002000200200002200ShootingUnknownPublic location12.845.033333

Two brothers volunteering for a local branch of the Yemen Red Crescent Society were shot dead in the southern port city of Aden while evacuating wounded people to an ambulance.

Media
1909Apr72015Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.21168337.1473

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

Official Report
1910Mar32015Afghanistan050000500500005500Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.92712966.141526

Five aid workers were shot and killed, weeks after being abducted in Trinkot, Uruzgan province. The kidnapping occurred on March 3rd by armed gunmen alledgedly belonging to the Taliban, even though no group has yet claimed the attack. The bodies of the five aid workers were discovered in Chanarto district on April 10th. 

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
1916Jan302014Syrian Arab Republic030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

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

Focal Point
2644Jul272014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.52805637.954722

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

Focal Point
1919Aug52014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.697538.956667

A national staff member was kidnapped and detained in Tell Abyad by ISIS and then transfered to Ar-Raqqa. The staff member was released on August 30, 2014.

Focal Point
1920Oct32014Philippines010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.251793125.00648

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

Focal Point
1921Oct252014Uganda010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.1742532.106467

A staff member was shot and killed during a armed robbery. The staffer and a the driver were on their way from Mbarara town in South Western Uganda to Kampala. They were intercepted by the robbers in Kyabagaza Village in Butambala District where a verbal altercation occurred between the individuals and resulted in the staff member being shot. The vehicle and the driver were taken to a romote location and stripped of his belongings.

Focal Point
1922Feb282014Central African Republic020000000002022020Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.116.933333

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

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
1928Jan272014Mali010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.247142-0.005494

A national staff member was shot and killed by security forces who were engaging the crowd with small arms fire at a demonstration. His role in the demonstration is unknown since he lived in the vicinity. 

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
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
1940Jun22015Afghanistan090000900900009810ShootingRaidOffice/compound32.15083369.722222

Nine national staff members of an INGO were shot and killed in the early hours of June 2 by unknown assailants who stormed their housing complex in Zare (Balkh province). According to early news reports, two of the fatalities were guards protecting the housing complex, two were drivers for the organization and five were aid workers. The INGO has suspended activities in the country as a result of the attack. 

Media
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
1942May32015Afghanistan030000300300003003UnknownAmbushProject site32.62373965.456432

Three INGO staff members were killed when ambushed by AGE while inspecting a project site. 

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
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.

Focal Point
1950Jan222014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.919424, 24.93364324.933643)

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

Focal Point
1953Feb12014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.70325725.649257

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

Focal Point
1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

Two UN-contracted truck drivers were kidnapped while off-loading provisions from their truck by anti-government elements (AGE). AGE elements assaulted the truck drivers and forced them to reload the truck before taking the trucks and drivers to an unknown location. The drivers were released with the trucks (but not the commodities) after three days of negotiations with community leaders.  

Focal Point
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

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

Focal Point
1957Nov172014Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.26453968.524715

A male staff member of a INGO was abducted and murdered by Taliban members who attacked him with machetes and axes. 

Focal Point
1958Jul12014Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown33.17713268.781077

A male staff member was found shot and killed in Sharan district of Paktika province, along with two civilians (not counted in AWSD). The perpetrators of the attack are unknown.

Focal Point
1959Apr252014Central African Republic010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.36666718.583333

One national INGO aid worker was assaulted in Bangui while on his way home after work. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
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
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
1964Apr12015South Sudan300000300300003300Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad10.3824832.2563

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

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
1967Apr222014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

A Syrian Red Cross volunteer died in the line duty. Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1968Apr62014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

A Syrian Red Cross volunteer died in the line of duty. Note: This incident was verified by the IFRC. Further details were not available.

Focal Point
1969Jan82014Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

A SARC volunteer died as a result of injuries he reportedly sustained in detention. This incident was verified by the IFRC. Further details surrounding the incident are not available.

Focal Point
1973Mar152014Somalia100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown2.78405645.500189

SNG soldier shot and killed a UN contracted driver of a truck carrying food aid in Hanti-Wadaag neighbourhood (Jowhar). The incident happened following an unknown dispute. The perpetrator was arrested. 

Official Report
1977May212015Mali010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown16.247142-0.005494

Clashes between anti-government armed groups resulted in the death of one INGO staff member and a number of civilians (not counted). 

Official Report
1978May102015Afghanistan002000101200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.59820664.763659

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

Official Report
1979Apr292015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.07574264.835815

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

Official Report
1980Apr232015DR Congo300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.30588729.380188

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

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

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

Official Report
1984Jul42015South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.87699231.306979

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.

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
1986Jul182015Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.81975914.911966

A UN contracted driver was shot and killed when miliants opened fire on the relief convoy near Baboua. 

Official Report
1987Jun282015Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown33.60000069.216944

A national INGO staff member was kidnapped by AGE in the Momen Khel area of Paktia province and subsequently killed. His remains were found on June 30th in Gardez district. 

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
1990Jun132015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site7.1834.1

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

Official Report
1991Jul62015Pakistan001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome30.21915666.995823

A staff member of a local NGO was found dead in his apartment with stab wounds. 

Official Report
1992Aug102015Afghanistan010000100100001100Suicide VBIEDUnknownUnknown34.56583369.2125

A national staff member of an INGO was one of the victims killed during a vehicle borne IED sucide attack on a checkpoint near the entrance of Kabul international airport.

Focal Point
1993Aug172015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55177669.163562

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

Media
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

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

Official Report
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

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

Official Report
1997Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.88942032.718138

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

Official Report
1998Aug2015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown8.29696830.153157

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

Official Report
2001Sep22015Yemen000200200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad16.95094143.747774

Two national ICRC staff members were shot and killed while traveling from Saddah to the main office in Sanaa. The unknown prepatrator opened fire on the convoy that they were traveling with and instantly killed one staff member. The other later died in the hospital. 

Official Report
2002Sep22015South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.13333330.916667

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

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
2005Sep102015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.87159231.572769

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. 

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
2009Sep132015Afghanistan100000100100001100Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad31.65472265.649444

A demining contractor working for a UN partner was killed in Jilawoor village when his motorcycle struck an IED.

Official Report
2010Sep302015Yemen002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.31944543.247630

Two volunteers from the Yemen Red Crescent were among more then 130 people reportedly killed during an airstrike in the Mocha area of Taiz. 

Official Report
2011May292015Yemen001000100100001010UnknownCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.70304043.60393

One Yemen Red Crescent volunteer was killed in an explosion while helping wounded civilians during an attack on the area. 

Official Report
2012Sep282015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.93102736.641778

An INGO staff member was kidnapped when armed attackers raided the organization's office. Reportedly, office equipement was stolen and other staff members may have been mistreated in the attack as well.

Focal Point
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
2017Sep262015Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location4.39467318.55819

One national INGO staff member was fleeing shooting in Bangui when he was shot himself. He later died as a result of his injuries. 

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
2019Oct132015Burundi000001100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location-3.36137829.359878

One national staff member was killed along with eight other civilians (not counted here) after being shot at close range in Bujumbura. 

Media
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
2024Nov72015Burundi100000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location-3.36137829.359878

A UN national staff member and a NGO staff member was shot and killed when armed men opened fired on them and other customer's at an establishment.

Official Report
2025Oct202015Haiti100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location18.531468 -72.359591

A UN national staff member was shot and killed in the Martissant 9 area of Port-au-Prince while trying to obtain transportation to go to work. 

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
2027Dec22015Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site13.600544.0653

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

Official Report
2028Sep212015Afghanistan020000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown34.02278566.421776

The remains of two local INGO employees were found in Maydan, Sayabad district. They were abducted by anti-government elements on September 21st.

Official Report
2029Nov232015Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingRaidHome6.99603719.185032

A national INGO staff member in Kaga-Bandoro was shot and killed when armed robbers broke into his house. Another INGO staff member from a different INGO was also killed by a gunshot wound.

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
2031Dec62015South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

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.

Official Report
2033Dec142015Somalia110000200200002110ShootingAmbushUnknown2.04693445.318162

Unidentified gunmen shot an employee of a UN agency and an INGO in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. The victim and her colleague from a partner organization, who was driving a private vehicle, were attacked while travelling through Mogadishu. Both were killed.

Official Report
2034Dec192015Afghanistan020000200200002200UnknownAmbushUnknown35.9881568.63529

Two national INGO demining staff were killed when ambushed by anti-governent forces. Reports suggest that the intended targets of the attack were ANSF. 

Official Report
2041Jan102016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.84765343.943679

One aid worker was killed when a hospital was hit by a projectile in Razeh district in northern Yemen on January 10th. 

Media
2043Jun212015Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.71746644.768614

Attackers armed with guns shot and killed a man in Wadajir neighourhood. The victim was working for an INGO. 

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
2047Jan192016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.55534969.207486

A national UN staff member was shot and killed in his home in Kabul. 

Official Report
2050Jan272016Afghanistan400000400400004400UnknownUnknownProject site31.82994931.829949

A UN implementing partner was attacked by anti-government elements in Nahr Sarraj district near Greshk town. Four team members were killed and one was kidnapped and later released with the aid of the local community leaders.

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
2052Dec182015South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.0733525.073352

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. 

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

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

Official Report
2059Jan152016Burkina Faso002000000000222110KidnappingRaidPublic location12.361282-1.518115

In a large attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb against the Splendid hotel and Cappuccino cafe, two aid workers who ran a medical clinic were kidnapped. On 6 February, one of the female aid workers was released but the male aid worker remains captive.   Reportedly, at least 29 people (18 different nationalities) were killed in the attack. The hotel was popular with foreigners. 

Media
2060Jan212016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location16.84765343.943679

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

Official Report
2061Feb72016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad8.80432.6906

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

Official Report
2063Nov142015Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad4.74294145.200936

A UN contractor was killed after an assailant in another vehicle pulled up to his car and shot at it. The contractor died of his injuries at the hospital. 

Official Report
2064Feb172016DR Congo010000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackHome-1.65850129.220455

An armed individual broke into the house of an national INGO worker and shot him. He also stole the victim's vehicle and valuables. The INGO aid worker died as a result of the attack.

Official Report
2065Feb182016South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingRaidProject site9.52798831.668235

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. 

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
2067Feb262016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.24360129.796982

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. 

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
2069Feb152016Syrian Arab Republic009000900900009009Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

Nine INGO supported staff members have been killed in a series of bombings on the hospital where they worked. Ten other staff members were wounded (not yet counted). The hospital was hit four times in the attack. 

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
2075Jan172016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location7.18196232.356095

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.

Official Report
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
2077Feb172016South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location9.56934631.674335

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

Official Report
2078Mar102016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

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. 

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
2081Apr122016South Sudan020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3.68411430.776658

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.

Official Report
2083Apr162016Mali000300003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad19.1100001.75

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

Media
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

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

Media
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

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

Official Report
2087Apr252016Bangladesh000001100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome23.81033290.412518

A national staff member was hacked to death with machetes when assailants broke into his apartment. This was a targeted attack that was later claimed by Ansar al-Islam. A friend (not counted in the AWSD) that was with the victim at the time was also killed in the attack.

Official Report
2089May72016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.86458631.558421

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.

Official Report
2090May102016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.31316132.426147

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. 

Official Report
2091May182016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.16978617.306643

A national driver for an INGO was shot and killed by armed men in an attack on a convoy. The attack occured in Kouki, 250 miles north of Bangui. 

Media
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
2094Jun12016Afghanistan030000300300003210ShootingAmbushRoad34.94642368.521729

Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. 

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
2286Jul62016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location5.425930.3858

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.

Focal Point
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
2099Jun172016Central African Republic010000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.72594719.078274

An INGO truck driver was killed during an ambush by six armed men on two trucks in Amou. 

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-0.594896