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.

IDMonthDayYearsort iconCountryUNINGOLNGO and NRCSICRCIFRCOtherNationals killedNationals woundedNationals kidnappedTotal national staffInternationals killedInternationals woundedInternationals kidnappedTotal international staffTotal victimsGender MaleGender FemaleGender UnknownMeans of attackAttack contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeDetailsSource
2691May212019South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad4.77533.59

Two UN agency staff members of a demining team were shot and seriously injured when ambushed by an armed group. The road ambush occured after the team left Kapoeta on route to Buno minefield. The two staff members were flown to Juba for medical treatment.

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2656Apr172019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667

On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO worker went missing. The group were travelling in a civilian vehicle for a humanitarian mission in Boni and are presumed kidnapped. No further information is available at this time. All staff are listed as national until more information is available

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2602Mar192019Yemen010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome14.790942.9709

One female INGO national employee was killed when she was hit by shrapnel while standing on the roof of her house in Hodeidah. Her sister, also on the roof, was wounded (not counted here).

Media
2676Apr252019Pakistan200000110200002011ShootingRaidProject site30.63156166.736965

One female polio vaccination team member was shot and killed, and another injured, while administering the vaccine in the remote village of Sultan Zai, 100km Northwest of Quetta, Balochistan. The team was ambushed in the village by unknown armed assailants, who began shooting at the group. There were reports of four other attacks on polio vaccination teams that week in Pakistan. 

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2653Apr192019Nigeria010000000010011010ShootingRaidPublic location10.3125817.679319

On April 19 2019 at 11:40pm LT, armed assailants entered a hotel resort in Kaduna state and began shooting, killing two individuals including one female international INGO aid worker. After firing at hotel guests the armed assailants reportedly took away three people, who's whereabouts are unknown at the time of writing. 

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2558Jan52019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.300804 18.288171

One male INGO staff member was shot by a group of armed men who entered the INGO compound in Batangafo by force and demanded to see the field coordinator. Once their request was denied, the group opened fire shooting the staff member. They then fired an RPG and fled. MINUSCA responded and transported the injured staff member to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Seven INGO staff members were transported out of the compound to an temporary location for security. 

Official Report
2682May232019Burkina Faso300000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site14.104039-1.629995

Three UN Agency partner national staff members were abducted from their project site at the Goudoubo Health Centre in the Mentao Refugee Camp, outside of Djibo. During the incident an agency vehicle was taken and two female staff members were temporarily held, but released shortly after (not counted here).

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2566Jan152019Central African Republic100000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.39467318.558189

One male UN international staff member was injured when shot during a carjacking incident at the 14 villas neighbourhood of Bangui.  After injuring him in the leg, the two unknown assailants fled the scene with the staff members vehicle, which was later recovered by security forces in the Yasmadi neighbourhodd of Bangui. The international staff member was treated at a hospital and is in stable condition. 

Official Report
2568Jan182019Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownRaidHome5.76794820.675651

One male humanitarian staff was killed during a violent burglary of his home in Bambari. It is unknown at this time whether or not he was employeed by a local or international organization. 

Media
2569Jan12019Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.81035736.612625

One aid worker was abducted and killed during the week of January 1-6 (exact date unknown) in the Idleb region of Syria. Gender/organization/exact location unknown at this time. Information recieved from a public UN press briefing.

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2570Jan262019Afghanistan100000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.4403870.441856

One male national staff was injured when a magnetic IED, attached to a UN implementing partner vehicle responsible for mine clearance, detonated, also killing a dependent of the staff member (not counted here) in the vehicle. 

Official Report
2601Mar152019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingRaidProject site7.39083618.392444

One national INGO employee was shot and wounded by two armed assailants while reportedly distributing food near Bamara-Kassai (17km North of Batangafo). The staff member was evacuated to Batangafo for medical attention, and the assailants fled before a UN patrol arrived. 

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2574Feb22019South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location6.19676331.624554

One male UN national staff was assaulted by a group of four perpetrators near the University in Bor. According to reports, the assailants harassed and attacked the staff member because of percieved foreign ties and this link to 'stealing' jobs from nationals. The staff's minor injuries were treated at the UNMISS medical facility. 

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2575Feb12019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.20210637.134258

One national male NGO volunteer was shot in Aleppo during the week of January 27 - February 2 (exact date unknown). He was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries on February 4, 2019.

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2576Feb82019Yemen000002200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad14.7920944.294258

One male and one female national humanitarian workers were reportedly shot and killed by a Houthi sniper while delivering aid in the Abar area east of the city of Taiz. 

Media
2577Feb82019Mexico001000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound17.638660-101.558700

One male national Red Cross employee was shot and killed during an armed raid of the office in Zihuatanejo. Operations from this office have temporarily been suspended due to the attack. 

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2584Feb182019Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown35.82569136.682449

One male national NGO volunteer was critically wounded while carrying out humanitarian duties. The volunteer is reportedly in a coma due to these injuries. 

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2585Feb212019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.20399331.558729

One INGO staff member distributing food in the morning inside the PoC site was assaulted by an IDP. The reason for the assault is unknown, and the staff member's minor injuries were treated locally. 

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2586Feb282019Somalia000006006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.76956042.065270

6 national aid workers have reportedly been kidnapped in the Gedo region of Somalia. Initial reports indicate around 10 people were taken, but some managed to escape and alert authorities. Although no group has officially taken responsibility, Al Shabaab is being blamed. 

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2587Mar32019Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81078836.609862

One male international INGO employee was killed during a suicide bombing attack on a restaurant in Idlib. The restaurant reportedly provides food for orphans, widows, and others in need. 

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2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139

One male guard at an IDP camp south of Mosul was reportedly taken into custody after refusing entry into the camp by a group of armed local police in an armored vehicle. Information from the reports outlined this refusal was in accordance with the April 2017 government directive barring armed personnel from entering camps. After the guard left work at the camp he was arrested on allegations of ISIS affliation, and later beated as well as robbed at the local police station. He was reportedly released later that night after colleague intervention. 

Media
2589Mar12019Yemen020000020200002002Landmine AmbushRoad13.37694444.478333

An INGO contracted truck struck a landlmine while passing by Al-Huwaimi village on March 1, injuring two. No further details available at this time. 

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2590Mar102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.2235.41

One male NGO volunteer was killed after the organization's center in Murek, Hama was reportedly targeted by regime artillery. 

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2646Apr42019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.318.3

One national male INGO staff member was shot and killed while travelling by Bolhom village at approximately 6:00am. The staff members motorcycle was also taken by the unknown perpetrators. 

Official Report
2607Mar12019Syrian Arab Republic000001000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site3538

One male International staff member died while working in a medical facility in a refugee camp when the area was hit by an airstrike. Details regarding the exact date/location and administration within the camp is unknown at this time.

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2608Mar262019Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site17.03302744.107973

One health worker and one guard at the INGO supported Ritaf rural hospital were killed during an airstrike on March 26, 2019. An explosion occured when a missile reportedly struck the gas station near the entrance to hospital, approximately 60 miles from the city of Saada in northwest Yemen, at 9:30am. Seven people died in the blast including four children and the two staff members (only staff counted here). 

Official Report
2609Mar242019DR Congo100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown0.12989929.292641

One UN staff member was assaulted by a group of Butembo residents and alleged family members of an Ebola victim. A total of three UN staff were assaulted, with only one injured and treated at the local Ebola treatment center. This incident follows a trend of numerous attacks on aid workers in North Kivu throughout March 2019.

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2610Jan192019Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.76794820.675651

One INGO staff member and a local teacher (not counted here) were reportedly killed amidst a barrage of gunfire on January 19, 2019 in Bambari Town. Reports indicate UCP militants and UN soldiers were present in the area and involved in the violent clash.

Media
2611Jan282019Uganda020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site2.77162032.297421

Two male national INGO guards were assualted and injured when a group of unknown assailants raided the INGO office in Gulu city on January 28, 2019 at 2:00am local time. Reports indicate organization resources estimated at millions of shilings were damaged during the incident. The two staff members were treated at the Victory Medical Center after the attack. 

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2612Feb82019Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.32822645.874382

One national male UN contracted staff was injured when his truck carryng aid was reportedly hit by an SLC airstrike in Al Hashawah district, on route to Al Akaik. All commodities in the truck were totally damaged. 

Official Report
2613Mar302019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.51377920.827387

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed assailants reportedly began shooting at the group riding motorcycles around 1:10pm. The staff member and 3 others were travelling near the town of Pavika on the Alindao-Bangassou axis, when their group was attacked on the road. The injured staff member was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

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2614Mar272019Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site31.41384735.110296

One male national INGO volunteer was reportedly shot and killed by Israeli forces during a clash at the Dheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Reports outline the volunteer paramedic was working within the camp, when others in the area throwing rocks prompted a response from Israeli soldiers. 

Media
2642Jan282019Yemen010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location15.34833344.206389

One female INGO director was reportedly summoned for questioning by Houthi rebels to their headquarters on January 28 in Sanaa, and after not retruning to the organization was assumed kidnapped by the rebels. She was released on February 16, 2019 after international diplomatic pressure. 

Media
2654Apr192019DR Congo200000010110012200ShootingRaidProject site0.12777829.2875

On April 19 2019, one male international UN aid worker was shot and killed, while another male national staff member was shot and wounded. The perpetrators reported to be armed militia, attacked the ebola treatment group in Butembo with indiscriminate use of firearms. Attacks on ebola response aid workers have recently been common in areas of the DRC affected, causing some medical INGOs to withdraw. 

Media
2657Apr222019Kenya001000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-2.078941.1338

One female Red Cross volunteer was attacked by unknown assailants with a large knife  while closing her store, unrelated to Red Cross activities, in Mbwajumwali village at 11:00pm. Media reports indicate the volunteer was killed after suffering several large and serious lacerations. There is an ongoing police investigation

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2659Apr232019Haiti100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.533333-72.333333

One male national UN staff member was travelling from the airport in Port-Au-Prince in a private vehicle, when the car was attacked during a traffic stop. Due to traffic the car was stopped on Sans Fil road near Rue Saint- Martin, when two armed assailants demanding personnel belongings from the individuals in the vehicle shot into the car. The staff member was rushed to the hospital after being shot, but succumbed to his wounds during surgery. An investigation is ongoing. 

Official Report
2664May52019Afghanistan004000040400004004Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad34.470.366667

Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated.

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2693Apr192019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.1666679.233333

One male national NGO staff member was kidnapped outside of his office in Buea town and held for several days by a non-state armed group active in the area.

Media
2667May82019Afghanistan030000300300003300Vehicle-born IEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

Three male national INGO staff members were killed at their project office in Kabul after a VBIED detonated, targetting another INGOs nearby office. Reports indicate 2 others were killed and 15 injured (not counted here). 

Official Report
2677Feb52019DR Congo000001010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.483329.45

One Ebola response team member was assaulted and injured when a group of local residents clashed with aid workers after the transfer of an Ebola case to Tako villiage in Beni Territory. The organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding. 

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2678Mar312019DR Congo000002020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.1529.283333

Two Ebola response team members were assaulted and injured by a group of local residents in Butembo. The team was preforming a burial of one Ebola victim in Mwemero Cellule, Wayene Quarter, Bulengera Commune of Butembo, when they were attacked. The injured staff were taken to the Butembo Ebola sub-coordination office for first aid. Organization is listed as other due to likely World Bank funding.  

Official Report
2679May162019Afghanistan001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown35.658168.0478

One female midwife at an NGO clinic located in Ruyi Dab District of Samangan province was allegedly sexually assaulted by 6 local individuals and a security guard from the NGO clinic. Reports indicate the suspects are now in custody. 

Official Report
2680May42019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.6336.67

One national male NGO volunteer was struck by aerial bombardment in the Idlib countryside near the village of Rayaka, while on route to respond to a civilian call. The volunteer sustained a serious head wound which he later succumbed to. Motive for the attack is unconfirmed, but considering the location and the marked vehicle it appears unlikely to be incidental. 

Media
2681May222019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81416736.32

Two national male NGO volunteers were wounded due to a second attack, while responding to victims of an airstrike in Jisr ash-Shugur, Idlib. Both volunteers received medical attention for their injuries. Reports indicate one civilian was killed and seven wounded during the airstrike. 

Media
2684May252019DR Congo000001100100001100UnknownMob violenceProject site0.51789529.311459

One member of the Ebola team for prevention and control of infections died after suffering serious injuries during an attack. Reports indicate local residents of the Mabalako health sector in Vusahiro village attacked the Ebola team. The seriously injured staff member was being transfered to a hospital when he succumed to his wounds. Organization is listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding. 

Media
2685May232019Afghanistan002000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096

During an international military airstrike targetting anti-government elements, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike. 

Official Report
2686May272019Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site35.64 64.28

While conducting an EPI vaccine survey, 4 NGO staff members were abducted by anti-government elements in Qaysar District of Faryab Province. The 2 female staff members were released shortly after (not counted here), but the 2 male staff members are still being held.

Official Report
2694May112019Nigeria001000100100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location11.83333313.15

One NGO national humanitarian worker was killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram in Moranti, near Tashan Joni area of Maiduguri at 7:00pmLT. 8 bodies were recovered after the incident including the NGO worker, and four civilian bodies are still reported to be missing. 

Media
2695Jun22019South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.212531.560833

One female INGO staff member was physically assualted by a male colleague national staff at the Bor PoC site. The assault reportedly occured because the female staff refused demands to medically treat the male colleague's wife. UNPOL arrested the male staff member and the female staff's injuries were treated at the INGO clinic. 

Official Report
2703Jun102019South Sudan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.76328029.856159

While travelling from Khat to Boaw in Koch district, the NGO vehicle was shot at by unknown criminals and kept driving. Two national staff members were shot, and managed to continue moving until the Tar Jath airfield near Rier. 

Official Report
2704May112019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.40193634.386018

One Palestinian paramedic with the Palestinian Red Cresent was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet, while preforming humanitarian activites, by the Israeli military. The military shots came from the border wall east of Khan Younis on May 11, 2019. On June 11, 2019 the RC volunteer succumbed to his wounds and died in a hospital in Gaza. 

Media
2709Jun162019South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.96283933.730204

One INGO staff member was assaulted and shot twice after an altercation in Bunj town, Maban county. The altercation reportedly occured at 20:30, after the staff member got in a verbal argument with two other men which escalated. Reports indicate one man was arrested by local police. 

Official Report
2710Apr242019DR Congo040000003300114004KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944

3 national and 1 international INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 4 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. 2 national staff were later released, but one national and one international remain held by the kidnappers. 

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2711Feb192019Burkina Faso004000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad13.480656-1.558156

A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perperators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. The whereabouts of the staff is currently unknown. 

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2712Jun202019Syrian Arab Republic060000330600006600Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.63861136.671667

Three national INGO volunteers were killed during an airstrike, and three other volunteers were also seriously injured at 10:50am LT on June 20, 2019. Reports indicate the airstrike directly targeted the INGO ambuance while it was transporting a patient in the Maarrat Al-Numan area of Idlib province on a rural road. 

Official Report
2342Jan72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.55066036.395842

One male volunteer was killed during an airstrike in Mesraba town in eastern Damascus. He was killed while helping to rescue a family from an airstrike.

Media
2344Jan242018Afghanistan090000450900009009Complex attackRaidOffice/compound34.41984970.472943

Four national staff members of an INGO and one soldier (not counted here) were killed in a complex attack on the organization's office in Jalalabad. The attackers detonated a suicide car bomb and then laid siege to the building for hours. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. Five other national INGO staff were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment. 

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2346Jan212018South Sudan004000040400004004Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location10.11489429.967957

On the morning of January 21st, youths attacked a group of national NGO staff members in Ajuong Thok. Four were seriously injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Reports suggest that the motive for this attack may have been the result of grievances about the perceived lack of employment opportunities.

Official Report
2347Jan272018Somalia100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

A UN agency staff member was shot dead in Mogadishu within the agency's compound. A security guard that had previously been fired and then reinstated to his post allegedly shot the employee. The motive for the attack appears to be in relation to that human resources incident.

Media
2348Jan252018South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad9.48991129.012146

A UN agency contracted driver was shot on Kuajok-Mayom road. The vehicle was part of a convoy and was reportedly stopped by SPLA soldiers between Ajakuac and Abiemnom.The soldiers demanded a lift and were refused which prompted one of the soldiers to fire his weapon and wound the driver's assistant. The soldier was later arrested and the contractor was taken to a clinic for medical treatment. 

Official Report
2349Feb62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.65065936.854628

One volunteer was killed while working to rescue civilians affected by Russian aerial bombing in Al Gharafa. The area was struck again shortly after the first bombing and the volunteer was killed. 

Media
2351Jan302018Central African Republic010000010100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad7.47118218.451663

A national staff member was kidnapped on January 29th in Ouhman Prefecture. Two INGO vehicles were reportedly intercepted by combatants from the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC). An international staff member that was traveling as part of the convoy in another vehicle was also stopped but allowed to continue. The abducted staff member was found on February 2nd in critical condition after having been tortured. 

Official Report
2352Feb102018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

An NGO security guard was killed during a compound robbery of the organization's office in Juba. 

Official Report
2353Feb112018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location7.78048533.00291

One casual NGO worker was killed during an attack in Akobo, Jonglei, that was reported to be caused by a local dispute. Another NGO staff member was hurt as well (not counted here as severity of his injuries could not be verified). 

Official Report
2354Feb82018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.77131633.592394

One national INGO driver was assaulted when the vehicle he was travelling in was ambushed by a group of armed men between Kapoeta South and Camp 15. There were two other staff members in the vehicle for a total of two international staff members and one local staff member. They were all robbed of their valuables and money. The international staff members were robbed of their passports as well. After the attack, the group traveled to Kapoeta so that their colleague could receive medical attention at the hospital for a head injury. 

Official Report
2355Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.44037836.65721

Three volunteers were killed in two airstrikes when their operational center was hit during aerial bombardments by the state. Four other volunteers were hurt but they are not counted here since that information could not be verified. 

Media
2356Feb152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

One volunteer was killed and one wounded (not countered at this time because the information could not be verified) during aerial airstrikes. 

Media
2357Feb192018Central African Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.41015120.648179

One INGO staff member was kidnapped and held for three days by the Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (FPRC). A ransom was demanded for the release of the staff member and it was paid, however, it is not clear whether it was a family member or another individual or entity that paid for his release. 

Official Report
2358Feb192018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003102Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52908336.527018

Three NGO staff members were killed by aerial bombing in Eastern Ghouta during the continued Syrian government-led siege.  

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2359Feb82018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.64798736.679543

One volunteer for a Syrian NGO was wounded during the shelling of Ma'arat al-Nu'man town in Idlib governorate. 

Media
2360Feb212018Kenya010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.65389938.516826

One INGO male staff member needed medical attention after he was shot twice by armed perpetrators who ambushed the organization's vehicle. The staff members (five in total but only one was wounded) were in the vicinity of Darer Dima and traveling from Malkadaka to Garbatulla when they were attacked. Nothing was stolen from the passengers. While it was reported that the aid workers did not appear to be targeted specifically for their affiliation to an aid organization and that there has been an increase in insecurity in greater Isiolo county, it should also be noted that the vehicle was clearly marked.  

Focal Point
2361Feb272018Central African Republic105000600600006006ShootingAmbushRoad7.09091117.668887

Suspected Ex-Seleka members shot and killed six people at an illegal checkpoint south of Makounda in Ouham Prefecture. One of the victims was a national UN education consultant and five were staff members from a local non-governmental organization. The perpetrators, reportedly belonging to the MPC faction, set the vehicle on fire after the shooting. The aid workers were on their way to Makounda.  

Official Report
2362Feb272018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome9.24034529.799546

One NGO aid worker was assaulted at home in Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site. His injuries required medical treatment. Three other people were also hurt in the attack but they sustained minor injuries. Nothing was taken from the household. 

Official Report
2363Feb282018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54599736.406492

One volunteer was killed in Rif Dimashq, Eastern Ghouta when he was caught in an air raid while helping civilians affected by earlier aerial bombardment. 

Media
2364Jan122018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya200000001100112110KidnappingAmbushRoad27.03654114.429024

Two UN agency employees and their driver have all been found after having been kidnapped on January 12th from Sabha. The driver was found on Sunday and the female UN worker was found in the northern suburbs of Sabha. The male national UN staffer (not counted here at this time until further information becomes available) was found on Saturday near Sabha city.

Media
2365Mar12018Nigeria400200501600006024Complex attackRaidProject site12.27008114.463596

Boko Haram fighters raided the north-eastern town of Rann, home to a camp housing 55,000 internally displaced persons. Armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades the insurgent group attacked the military post guarding the camp. Initial reports state that 3 aid workers contracted by the UN (from two different agencies), all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack. One nurse, a third party contractor to a UN agency, was kidnapped. Two midwives, both female aid workers and supported by an INGO, were also kidnapped by the militant group. Other unconfirmed reports suggest that there may have been more abductions. This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.    Updates: 1. (Kidnapped/killed - Monday, September 17th, 2018) One of the kidnapped midwives was killed on or around September 17th. The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria called the act, "cowardly, heinous and despicable", which suggests that she was killed by assailants from Boko Haram while in captivity, although that has not been confirmed.   2. (Kidnapped/killed) - On October 16th, 2018 the ICRC confirmed that another female healthcare worker (midwife) that had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in March was executed by the group. She was 24 years old. 

Media
2366Mar22018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.62643436.103306

One volunteer was killed when he was hit by a stray bullet in Daraa, Syria. 

Media
2369Feb172018DR Congo030000201300003300UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.18557029.446951

Two aid workers were killed and one abducted on February 17th. The attack occurred in the village of Mushikiri located on the Nyanzalé-Bwalanda-Kibirizi axis, in the territory of Rutshuru, North Kivu province. Unidentified armed men carried out the attack and the subsequent abduction of the national INGO staff members. 

Media
2370Jan202018Yemen100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One male UN agency staff member was led out of his car at gunpoint and abducted. His wife was in the car at the time of the incident as well but only the staff member was taken. The perpetrator was wearing a mask at the time of the incident. At the time of this report, the staff member's whereabouts were unknown. Reports regarding this incident are currently unconfirmed.

Media
2377Mar142018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location9.23148729.800503

A UN agency contracted truck driver received a head injury during an assault in Bentiu on March 14th. Local youths threw stones at the truck which broke the windscreen and caused the injury. The driver was treated at an INGO clinic. 

Official Report
23782018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.23148729.800503

 A UN agency national staff member was assaulted by two unknown men at his shelter inside the Protection of Civilians site at around midnight in Bentiu. The motive for the attack is unknown and the victim was treated at an INGO clinic for his injuries. 

Official Report
2379Mar182018DR Congo010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-0.15496029.243701

A national staff member for an INGO was killed by gunmen in Bwatsinge village, Lubero. At this time there is no further information available about this incident. 

Official Report
2380Feb212018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.55833736.460617

Two national NGO volunteers were killed by artillery shelling while they were helping civilians that were affected by an earlier attack in Douma. 

Media
2381Feb272018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.66586829.211771

Gunmen intercepted and abducted an INGO contracted driver and his assistant along the Mweso-Kalembe road axis. The vehicle was clearly marked. No additional information about their whereabouts is available at this time. 

Official Report
2382Mar172018DR Congo001000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad-0.05022129.514285

According to a report, on March 17th a 20-vehicle NGO convoy was attacked by armed assailants in Virunga Park. During the attack, the convoy lead was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital. Twenty-one people from the convoy were abducted by the armed group and were still being held in captivity on March 20th, 2018. Until a few details can be confirmed, the twenty-one people that have reportedly been abducted are not yet counted here. 

Official Report
2383Mar282018Somalia000100100100001100Remote control VBIEDIndividual attackPublic location2.03219445.304361

One ICRC staff member was critically injured when an Improvised Explosive Device in a car was detonated outside of the ICRC's office. The staff member later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and mentioned via their media portal that they killed the victim because he was a member of Parliment. The victim had been working for the ICRC for five months. One other person was hurt in the attack (not counted here). 

Focal Point
2384Mar292018Azerbaijan050000320500005005Landmine Individual attackRoad41.07147243.839254

Three national staff members were killed and two injured when the vehicle that they were driving hit an anti-tank landmine that detonated on impact. The incident occurred in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on March 29th. 

Media
2385Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51374236.347101

One national male volunteer was killed during air strikes in Ein Tarma, Eastern Ghouta. 

Media
2386Mar72018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location

Three volunteers died during emergency response operations in Eastern Ghouta during an aerial bombing. One of the volunteers who was critically injured died the following day (March 8th) in the hospital. 

Media
2387Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.14088836.755199

One volunteer was killed during air raids on Hama while fulfilling emergency response duties.

Media
2388Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.54066836.432750

One volunteer was killed during air raids in Eastern Ghouta. Reportedly, two additional volunteers were also killed in the attack but are not counted here because the requisite information could not be sufficiently verified at the present time. 

Media
2389Mar132018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.52648836.352518

One volunteer was killed during an airstrike that hit the organization's office in Zamalka. The organization reports that the attack was deliberate. 

Media
2390Mar142018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.52091836.364792

One volunteer was killed by a secondary airstrike in Haza (Hazeh), Eastern Ghouta when he was helping civilians affected by an earlier aerial attack. The organization's service center and an ambulance were also destroyed in the incident. 

Media
2391Mar212018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer died after sustaining life-threatening injuries while helping affected civilians after an attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Two other volunteers were also killed in the same area by artillery shelling while supporting civilians affected by earlier attacks. 

Media
2655Nov282018Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site22.36666791.8

One national INGO staff member on security duty, was injured during a robbery attempt on a project site in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Although the assault was minor, the staff member required medical attention for his injuries. 

Focal Point
2393Mar262018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57277236.409376

One volunteer was injured in Douma by an artillery shell during a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from the area. 

Media
2394Mar252018South Sudan007000007700007007KidnappingAmbushUnknown4.10790030.964542

On March 25th, seven NGO workers were abducted by SPLA-IO opposition forces outside Yei, Central Equatoria. The aid workers were part of a convoy that was delivering supplies to health centers in Kupera, Limuro, Wuji, and Koyoko. Along with their three vehicles, they were all released on April 15th and were reported to be in good health. 

Official Report
2395Apr72018South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.02360829.675991

One NGO worker was shot and killed during an ambush on his vehicle by armed men when he was traveling between Nhialgiu and Bentiu. According to media reports, the aid worker was returning to base from field training. 

Official Report
2396Apr52018Myanmar001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.94593597.959286

One male NGO volunteer was shot and killed in southeastern Kayin state. According to reports and a statement by the NGO, the volunteer was returning home on the back of a motorbike from a meeting to help organize humanitarian relief for displaced villagers when he was shot by a Burmese soldier. 

Media
2397Apr72018Papua New Guinea100000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad-6.127153143.420306

On April 7th, a UN convoy was attacked in Nipa town by a mob. One international staff member was hurt when a rock smashed the rear window of the vehicle. A bullet also punctured the vehicle's tire but they were able to reach safety. Eventually, they reached their destination, Mendi town, and the aid worker was able to receive further treatment. The convoy had been a mix of government partners, the UN and it was escorted by police and the military.  

Focal Point
2398Apr82018South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location8.72368730.164704

One national NGO aid worker was killed in a crossfire incident during clashes in Mayendit between local youths.

Official Report
2399Apr112018Niger010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7331930.917772

A German aid worker for an INGO was abducted while traveling close to the border with Mali. Traveling with four other national colleagues, the vehicle was surrounded by armed men on motorbikes. The Nigerian nationals were assaulted and left behind (not counted here at this time until further details can be verified) and the vehicle was set on fire before they were freed. The kidnapping occurred near Ayorou. 

Media
2400Apr212018Yemen000100000010011100ShootingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

An ICRC vehicle was ambushed on Saturday morning, April 21st while traveling on the outskirts of Taiz. One male international aid worker from Lebanon was shot and killed in the attack. Colleagues traveling with him in the vehicle were unharmed. 

Media
2401Apr202018Sudan040000130400004004ShootingUnknownUnknown9.64017528.434905

One INGO driver was killed and three aid workers injured when they were attacked in the Taalei-Mabek area in Abyei by armed men, suspected to be Misseriya. The team was on a vaccination campaign. The injured aid workers were taken to a hospital in Abyei and then evacuated to an INGO hospital in Agok. 

Official Report
2402Apr212018DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound2.85902330.838409

Two unarmed security guards at an INGO compound were administered an unknown drug in order to incapacitate them and facilitate a break-in into three different INGO offices on the compound. The perpetrators stole vehicles and laptops. Both of the security guards required medical attention. 

Official Report
2403Apr242018South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.637231.7153

Armed assailants shot at a private vehicle that was travelling from Terekeka to Tali. Overtaking the vehicle in Lwoki, they fired, killing the driver and one of the passengers, who worked for an INGO and was reporting back to his duty station. 

Official Report
2404Apr252018South Sudan361000001010000010208KidnappingAmbushRoad4.09527130.677505

Ten aid workers were abducted from a mixed-agency convoy that was travelling just outside Yei town in Central Equatoria. They were on their way to Tore to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Three of the aid workers are from two different UN agencies, one from a national NGO and six from three different INGOs. The team was reportedly being held in Minyori by an armed group. All ten aid workers were detained for more than five days before being released on April 30th.

Official Report
2405Apr262018South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.87699231.306979

An INGO community-based volunteer, working in Gandor clinic in Southern Lietch, was killed by gunfire in Nyandong. Further details are not available but this incident has been verified. 

Official Report
2406Apr262018South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.87699231.306979

An INGO staff member was killed returning to the NGO clinic in Padeah after having to evacuate the town earlier in the day due to armed conflict between SPLA and armed opposition groups. He was shot on his way back to the village to check on the facility. It is not known who shot him.

Official Report
2407May22018Somalia000100000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

 A female international staff member working for the ICRC was kidnapped from inside the organization's compound by armed men in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening. Local security authorities have called this an inside job and are investigating whether this incident involved a local private security firm that was staffing the compound. At least one guard is suspected of participating in the kidnapping. Information about any of the perpetrators cannot be confirmed at this time. The motive for the kidnapping is unknown and concern for the aid worker's safety have been expressed. Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab operates in Somalia and is active in Mogadishu. 

Media
2408May12018Somalia100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.04693445.318162

One United Nations female staff member working for agency's immunization program was shot and killed by armed gunmen in Bakara market in the capital, Mogadishu. Although her duty station was in Baidoa town, she was off-duty in Mogadishu buying items for her upcoming wedding, according to a statement made by a family member. 

Media
2409May52018Afghanistan001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location35.35953270.859562

One NGO female aid worker in Wama district was shot and killed when an Afghan National Police officer fired his weapon at a group of NGO workers and then fled the scene. Further details about this incident and the motive are unavailable at this time. 

Official Report
2410May132018Mali020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad14.52371-4.118498

Four INGO staff members traveling in an unmarked vehicle were fired upon by an armed group in the Mopti region, approximately three miles (five kilometers) east of Sambere village. Two of the aid workers were wounded and needed to be medically evacuated.

Official Report
2411May132018DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.8636228.75435

One INGO staff member was abducted near Penemede, near the administrative border between South Kivu and Maniema, when armed men ambushed an INGO motorcycle convey composed of five workers. Two motorcycles were also taken in the attack. The whereabouts of the worker and the motive for the attack are unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2412May142018South Sudan01200000010100022120012KidnappingAmbushRoad5.17881727.956335

Twelve NGO members went missing in Western Equatoria, near Yangiri, while en route from Tambura to Yambio in a mixed-agency marked convoy. One staff member was able to escape, ten were released on May 18th after negotiations. The last two aid workers, one national and one international, were released on, or around, May 24th. 

Official Report
2413May192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownPublic location33.22325235.830723

One male NGO volunteer was killed by artillery shelling while providing emergency rescue services in Jubata Alkashad city in Quneitra. 

Media
2415May222018South Sudan070000007700007007KidnappingAmbushRoad4.95984731.210376

Seven INGO staff members traveling in and INGO vehicle convoy were ambushed and held by the unknown assailants in Western Equatoria between Lanyi and Gado. Reports indicate the motive was likely economic and the kidnapping was simply a result of an unplanned ambush. There is no followup information available at this time. 

Official Report
2416May222018DR Congo020000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad1.57274730.240077

Armed assailants ambushed an INGO vehicle that was transporting cash from an airfield to the city center in Irumu territory. When the vehicle came under fire, the four aid workers onboard abandoned the vehicle and ran to hide in the bush. Although two aid workers were able to escape, the other two were found by the gunmen. They were assaulted and stabbed. 

Official Report
2417May302018South Sudan001000100100001001UnknownAmbushRoad4.08904530.681738

A commercial vehicle carrying 15 passengers was attacked by armed men on the Yei-Kaya road about 9 miles (16 km) from Yei. Two people were killed during the ambush, one of which was a reportedly a local NGO aid worker. 

Official Report
2418May302018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87466131.589626

Two security guards and a driver were assaulted by robbers that broke into an NGO compound around the Tomping area in Juba. They stole personal items and computers. One of the security guards was seriously hurt and required medical attention at the local hospital. 

Official Report
2419Jun22018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound6.03820631.51063

One UN national staff member was stabbed in the neck with a knife by a security guard that may have been inebriated. The staff member had to be medically evacuated to Juba and is reportedly recovering from the attack. The security guard has been arrested.  

Official Report
2420Jun22018Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.51091868.903288

Six people, including one NGO staff member, were abducted by anti-government elements (group unknown) in Aliabad District in Kunduz Province. 

Official Report
2421Jun12018Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackPublic location

One female medical volunteer with an NGO was shot and killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza during a protest. According to witness reports and cellphone footage, the volunteer was moving with her hands up and identification card displayed toward a protestor who was close to the border fence and had been affected by tear gas. A preliminary IDF investigation stated that she was not specifically targeted in the attack.

Media
2422May262018Syrian Arab Republic006000600600006600ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.99083736.937984

Five volunteers from a national NGO were shot and killed when armed assailants raided their compound in Al-Hader, Aleppo. The volunteers were blindfolded before being shot. Four died immediately and one died later in the hospital. Two additional volunteers were wounded (not currently counted here because the information cannot be confirmed) and two more were able to escape the attack. The assailants also stole equipment.  Although the motive for the attack and perpetrators are unknown, a few reports pointed to and loosely insinuated that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham may have been involved because they currently control the area. These reports are currently unsubstantiated. On June 3rd, one volunteer that was hurt in the attack the previous week succumbed to his wounds bringing up the total amount of aid workers killed to six. 

Media
2439Apr232018South Sudan000100010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound8.29696830.153157

Armed men attacked the ICRC's base in Leer, Unity State, prompting a halt to activities in seed and farming tool equipment distribution. Shots were fired directly into the field base, resulting in an injury to the leg of a guard who received medical attention in Leer for minor injuries. Eight staff members were temporarily evacuated to Juba after the attack. 

Official Report
2448Mar82018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

One national aid worker was killed when an aerial attack hit his home in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2449Mar62018Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.51672936.954107

Two national aid workers were killed when an aerial attack by Syrian forces hit their homes in Eastern Ghouta. 

Focal Point
2496Jun62018South Sudan001000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.80724929.678888

One female national NGO staff member was assaulted by two men after she had inquired whether he was a boda-boda driver available for hire. She was beaten and left unconscious on the side of the road. Some passerby assisted her and she was admitted to the hospital.  

Official Report
2498Jun132018Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.99603719.185032

A number of UN contracted trucks were looted on the Kaga-Bandoro axis in Ouham Prefecture. The armed men forced the vehicles to stop and physically assaulted the truck drivers. A total of four contracted drivers were assaulted with one being injured. The food items that were on the truck were stolen by the perpetrators and the injured driver was admitted into a medical facility for treatment. 

Official Report
2499Jul162018Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.30080418.288171

One national staff member was shot when armed assailants forced their way into an INGO compound and opened fire, before fleeing. The INGO was then secured by a MINUSCA patrol and the injured staff member received medical treatment for their injuries. The motive for the attack is being investigated. 

Official Report
2500Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.01607840.446540

One national volunteer was killed in Umm Al Mayadin, Daraa, during aerial bombing while he was conducting search and rescue operations after an earlier bombing.

Media
2501Jun62018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.04497036.756362

One volunteer was killed while conducting search and rescue operations due to earlier bombing activity. The second wave of attacks by Syrian allied forced, reportedly Russia, killed him in Zardana city.

Media
2502Jun252018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.75102736.301039

One national male volunteer was killed while conducting rescue operations after an artillery shelling took place on Alhrak city. Another bombing took place while the rescue operations were underway. 

Media
2503Jun222018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.931027641778

One volunteer was injured during aerial bombing in Idlib. 

Media
2504Jun262018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.83440436.344392

One male national volunteer was killed during an aerial bombing attack in Busra al Harir, Daraa. He was conducting a search and rescue mission after earlier bombardment impacted the area.

Media
2505Jun212018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One national volunteer was killed while conducting a search and rescue mission. He was killed when the second aerial attack hit Idlib, Syria. 

Media
2506Jul312018Afghanistan210000210300003210Complex attackRaidProject site34.41984970.472943

An attack on the Ministry of Refugees and Returnees office in Jalalabad killed at least fifteen people, including UN and INGO staff members. Another UN aid worker was wounded in the complex attack. It began when a suicide car bomb was detonated and followed by a gunfight that lastest several hours between Afghan security forces and two shooters that had taken hostages. Reportedly, as many as thirty people were wounded and no group has taken responsibility for the attack.  The attack apparently took place during a meeting with NGOs working on refugee issues.

Media
2507Jul122018DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.27401227.924900

Two INGO national staff members were released on July 13th after IDPs negotiated for their release with the assailants who abducted them the previous day along the Kalemie-Nyemba-Nyunzu road near Nyemba village. A total of 6 staff members were stopped on the road, robbed, and then 4 were released leaving two with the assailants until the next day.

Official Report
2508Jul212018DR Congo001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.15367929.179937

One local NGO national staff member was kidnapped between the early hours of July 21-22 in Kasesa village, west of Lubero. 

Official Report
2509Jun192018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.62643436.103306

One national male volunteer in Nahta city was killed during search and rescue operations after the area was hit by artillery fire. 

Media
2510Aug32018DR Congo700000007700007700KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39847428.814284

Seven UN local implementing partners were abducted in North Kivu on August 2nd, 2018. The convoy of two vehicles was stopped by armed assailants East of Masisi center. The Congolese nationals were kidnapped but the two drivers and their vehicles were released. On August 3rd, two of the seven staff members were released after being seriously assaulted. They were treated for their wounds in Masisi. Reportedly a ransom has been requested for the remaining staff members.

Official Report
2511Aug22018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.210744-1.988153

One INGO national staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while he was traveling on public transportation in the Douentza Cercle, Boni-Monodoro axis. He was released unharmed on August 4th. 

Official Report
2512Aug12018South Sudan002000020200002020Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.34813330.326254

Three armed men stopped NGO staff members traveling from a field exercise in Mudri West and robbed the team. Two female staff members received minor injuries during the attack and were treated at Mudri. Personal belongings, programme related items, and cash were stolen. 

Official Report
2513Aug12018Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad5.03784521.209981

A national staff member of a local NGO was found dead on the road between Alindao airfield and the city center. His motorcycle was also found charred. No further details are available at this time. 

Official Report
2514Aug92018Somalia004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad3.11162143.491606

Armed men reportedly abducted Somali Red Crescent staff members near Baidoa town on August 9th. The staff members were on a mission to provide aid to drought-affected beneficiaries when they were abducted from the camp at gunpoint during a food distribution operation. It's unclear who kidnapped the staff members but militants have previously carried out attacks in the region. The staff members were released on 23rd August 2018. 

Focal Point
2515Jul162018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84720231.595166

One NGO security guard was hurt when several armed men stormed the NGO's compound. The assailants initially opened fire on the team of guards, who were able to flee the gunfire. However, they caught up with the one guard and assaulted him. Although the injuries were reported to be minor, he did require medical attention. The assailants fled without taking anything from the compound. 

Official Report
2516Aug112018South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown9.53082031.659550

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded in Malakal on August 11th. The staff member was initially treated at an INGO clinic in Malakal before being evacuated to Juba for surgery. Allegedly, the shooter was an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
2660Mar172018Philippines010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.231000124.240967

A female national staff member was a victim of robbery in Iligan city (Philippines) while withdrawing cash from the ATM machine. She was hit in the face 4 times, resulting in a hematoma, and stabbed with an ice pick or screwdriver twice in the stomach. No internal organs were damaged but one of the wounds needed stiches. She was released from hospital the next day.  

Focal Point
2518Jul42018South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.19729031.769860

One assistant driver was killed when gunmen attacked a two-truck humanitarian UN agency convoy near Mongalla town in Jubek state. 

Focal Point
2519Aug252018Central African Republic020000200200002002ShootingUnknownUnknown5.10223020.412070

Two national staff members were reportedly killed during clashes between anti-Balaka elements and Rassemblement Patriotique pour le Renouveau de Centrafrique (RPRC) combatants in Bournou. Eleven other people were injured in the incident. It is currently unknown whether any of the injured are aid workers. 

Official Report
2520Aug292018Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad14.18412043.228710

One UN contracted truck driver was hit during shelling and had to be hospitalized in Al-Khawkha. He was making his way from Aden to At-Tuhayta in an area controlled by the Internationally Recognized Government of Yemen (IRG). The driver is expected to recover. 

Official Report
2521Sep122018Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location

One national INGO staff member was assaulted at Daya village in Golo area. The staff member was admitted to Golo hospital for treatment. The assailants were reportedly part of the SLA/AW. Further information about the reason behind this attack is not available at this time.

Official Report
2522Aug312018South Sudan003000030300003102Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.46817925.677397

Three national staff members (including one male driver) were physically assaulted when their vehicle was stopped by soldiers in Raja. The soldier's said that they stopped the vehicle because they refused to stop earlier when they passed through the town. Money was also taken from them. All three required medical attention for their wounds.  

Official Report
2523Sep22018South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad7.17080330.109512

One national staff member was killed when an armed group ambushed their vehicle south of Limbe on the Lainya-Yei road in Central Equatoria. The driver was able to get away and alert authorities in Limbe. SPLA soldiers recovered the victim's body and the vehicle at the scene. 

Official Report
2524Sep242018South Sudan0010001001000010014.87286431.551515

An NGO staff member was reportedly killed in Juba by gunmen during the night in the Gudele area of the city. Reportedly, the staff member was not the intended target of the shooting and the death was accidental.

Official Report
2525Sep192018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.05063733.008586

One national staff member was caught between inter-communal violence in Likuangole, Pibor County. The staff member sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in the crossfire. 

Official Report
2527Oct22018DR Congo002000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.14069229.335015

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded when community members attacked them while they were performing safe Ebola burials in Butembo. They were treated in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Media
2528Oct172018South Sudan001000000001011001ShootingIndividual attackHome4.77109933.588230

An international NGO staff member was shot by armed assailants in Hai Malakal, Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria. The victim, who was at home at the time, was admitted to a hospital in Kapoeta and later evacuated to Nairobi for further medical treatment. The motive for the incident is unknown.

Official Report
2529Oct162018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.77109933.588230

One local NGO staff member in Kapoeta was shot in the abdomen when armed assailants broke into the organization's compound. The staff member was taken to the hospital, but there is no further information about his prognosis. The motive for the attack is unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2531Oct282018South Sudan011000010910001111920Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad4.34307031.07268

An INGO convoy was attacked traveling on the Juba-Lainya road by several armed men at Kwerjik. One INGO national staff member was killed and ten other staff members were abducted. Seventeen staff members that were part of the convoy were able to flee and reach the South Sudan People’s Defence Force (SSPDF) camp. All the abducted staff members were later released. 

Official Report
2532Oct252018Afghanistan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown36.60311369.104049

The body of one INGO staff member was found in Khanabad District not far from where he was abducted from by anti-government elements on October 25th.

Official Report
2533Oct312018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.30491330.141992

An INGO security guard was attacked in Leer while he was off-duty and standing behind the INGO's compound. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to a medical facility for treatment. The suspects escaped. 

Official Report
2534Nov22018South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.29502029.964754

An NGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while travelling from Koch at the Nimni road junction. Two people were hurt in the attack, one was an NGO staff member. They were admitted to the hospital in Bentiu to have their gunshot wounds treated.

Official Report
2535Oct242018South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.40732331.162239

An NGO national staff member was shot dead in the line of duty in what was a revenge killing in Fangak, Jonglei.

Official Report
2536Nov102018Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location12.01260027.739930

Near Agok Sector South, a security guard working for an INGO was shot by an unknown gunman from behind at Wunpeth town while off duty. He died at the hospital. The incident is being investigated by police with UNISFA assistance. 

Official Report
2537Nov202018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.83762931.548639

One national NGO contracted driver was heading home (most likely on foot) when he was attacked by a criminal gang that brandished machetes. This was a violent assault which led to the hospitalization of the driver. The incident occurred in the Hai Loklili residential area, close to Jebek Kujur in Central Equatoria. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2538Nov152018DR Congo020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad-5.99350229.163729

Two INGO staff members were killed in an ambush while travelling by motorcycle between Fatuma and Maendeleo village along the Kalemie-Moba road axis. The bodies were recovered and brought back to Kalemie on November 17th, 2018. The means of attack consisted of bodily assualt by stabbing and shooting. It is currently unknown who the perpetrators were and what the motive was for the attack. 

Official Report
2539Nov112018DR Congo001000001100001010UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.55405929.189061

The head of a local NGO was reported missing in Goma. For the purposes of the AWSD, this incident was listed as a kidnapping, however, that has not been confirmed and, therefore, the designation is likely to change. According to reports, she is mentioned as being an activist. Whether that had something to do with her disappearance cannot be confirmed. 

Official Report
2540Nov202018Kenya010000000000111010KidnappingRaidPublic location -3.11713639.627166

One female international staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by armed men that are suspected of being al-Shabaab militants. The attack occurred when the group raided Chakama, a coastal town in Kenya. During the attack, five other people were shot. According to reports, the militants were demanding money from the local populace and then decided to take the staff member. There is conflicting information on whether the abducted staff member was the area director of the INGO or a volunteer. 

Media
2541Nov122018Mali900000000009099900Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location16.283480-0.042710

9 international UN demining contractors were among those wounded after a vehicle-borne suicide attack by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), exploded in a residential area of Gao. One of the staff members was seriously hurt even though they all required medical attention. Two other UN peacekeepers were killed and 16 others (including the aid workers) were hospitalized. 

Focal Point
2542Nov102018Kenya001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.63990440.312878

One Red Cross (RC) staff member was wounded when assailants opened fire on the RC vehicle, which was traveling in Ruqa, Garissa County. The team was traveling Masalani to Ijara to conduct assessments on projects that they were implementing in the towns. The shots came from the bush. The injured staff member was evacuated to Malindi for further treatment. The rest of the team were not physically injured and received psychosocial support. 

Media
2543Nov242018Central African Republic020000002200002002KidnappingRaidProject site7.29930315.528852

Two INGO local staff members were kidnapped in Gbama village, Haute-Kotto prefecture. Reports say that they were abducted by anti-Balaka fighters as they were providing vaccinations to children in the village. The aid workers were also tortured. 

Official Report
2544Nov292018Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad36.66298239.069734

One local driver of an NGO was wounded in a drive-by-shooting Incident in Deir Ezzor when the multi-agency convoy that he was part of was targeted by unknown armed men. Three motorcycles were driven by the assailants, who opened fire as the convoy was travelling through Thiban. The wounded driver was taken to the hospital.

Official Report
2545Dec42018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.394650, 36.68940036.394650, 36.689400

One male national NGO staff member was killed in an IED explosion in Jendeires town while he was on duty. 

Media
2546Dec72018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.40998032.574711

A male UN agency national staff member was assaulted and robbed of his cellphone and cash by two unknown perpetrators in the street while travelling home from town at 8:30pm in Torit. The staff member suffered minor injuries and was treated locally for them. 

Official Report
2547Nov182018Mexico004000130400004310ShootingRaidProject site18.593416-99.692483

One Red Cross volunteer handing out winter supplies (NFI distributions) was shot and killed when a distribution site was attacked. Nine other staff members were also injured,  with two male employees and one female employee requiring medical attention for serious leg wounds. The attack on the aid station in San Juan Tenería, Guerrero was carried out by a large armed group posing as military officers, who are thought to have gang connections. The attack was allegedly aimed at the mayor of the town and not the Red Cross. 

Media
2548Dec172018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-1.36043228.791950

One male UN Agency driver was shot and killed during an ambush of their 2-vehicle convoy, roughly 70km north-west of Goma at Loashi at 8:30am. The food distribution mission aimed to reached Nyabiondo, but was reportedly ambushed by three armed men in civilian clothes.

Official Report
2549Jan232018Afghanistan200000101200002110Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male UN Agency driver and a female colleague with her son were kidnapped, after their car was stopped by unknown assailants around 6:00am in the North of the capital. The body of the driver was recovered on March 16 2018 and the female UN agency staff and her son were released by the kidnappers on May 24, 2018. 

Media
2550Sep32018Mali001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.35216-7.986576

On September 3 the head of a national NGO was kidnapped from in front on his home in Kalaban Koura, Bamako, by unkown perpetrators posing in uniform. After a police operation the victim was released on September 9 and treated for minor injuries. 

Media
2551Dec262018Pakistan001000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown30.22195167.023048

One female NGO employee working on a Polio program was shot and killed by unknown perpetrators.

Official Report
2552Jan202018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushPublic location33.5717536.4027

One male NGO volunteer providing aid after an attack, was killed around 11:30am in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, by supposed Syrian Regime artillery shelling.

Media
2553Mar222018Mali004000004400004004KidnappingUnknownPublic location15.296896-7.184023

Four NGO aid workers were abducted in DialloubeĢ, Mopti Region by alleged jihadist assailants. The workers were released unharmed after 21 days. 

Media
26832018Haiti010000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown

One international INGO staff member was kidnapped and later released unharmed. 

Focal Point
2555Aug192018DR Congo000400004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown-6.69983329.498361

Four members of the Red Cross were reportedly kidnapped in Katanga state, Tanganyika province, by a group of Hapa Na Pale Mayi Mayi militants. It is unkown whether the members have been released. 

Media
2556Aug202018Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingMob violencePublic location31.48547934.486840

One male employee of an INGO was shot and killed by Isreali border soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for allegedly approaching the Gaza Strip/Israel border fence with a weapon.

Media
2557Nov152018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.1136.50

One male NGO staff was shot and killed by incidental crossfire after a weapon was fired at a wedding in Suhara town, in Western Aleppo governate. 

Media
2559Apr222018Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.55534769.207489

One male national UN staff member was shot in the shoulder in front of his house. He was treated in the hospital for his wounds.

Official Report
2560May162018South Sudan500000050500005500Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.25584829.803550

On May 16 a UN mission convoy of 4 trucks arriving at the UNMISS compound were reportedly ambushed by approximately 30 men, who physically assulated 5 UN drivers with makeshift weapons (ie. stones) and robbed them. The five drivers were treated for their injuries at an INGO medical clinic. 

Official Report
2561Feb242018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.91475936.614433

One female NGO staff member died when her house, located in the Kafar Sgana suburb south of Idlib, was hit during a reported goverment airstrike targetting rebels in the area. The strike also killed members of her family staying in the house (not counted here). 

Media
2562Jul192018Afghanistan00120000012120000121200KidnappingRaidProject site34.87574670.993766

12 employees of a demining NGO were abducted by a group of armed men reportedly associated with the Islamic State. The group of deminers were working in a remote area of Kunar province at the request of tribal leaders, who are now attempting to mediate their release. As of January 2019 their status is unknown. 

Media
2563Aug22018Bangladesh100000000010011100UnknownUnknownUnknown21.501991.8922

The body of one UN international staff member was found by a fishing boat near Sonadia Island by Cox's Bazar on August 2 at 11:30am, after being missing since July 30. Cause of death has not been released but local authorities arrested two individuals in connection with the murder as the investigation continues. 

Focal Point
2564Oct252018South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound9.53082031.659550

One male security guard reportedly sustained injuries that required medical attention after a group of three males assaulted him at the PoC gate in Malakal. A UN contractor was also involved in the assualt, but did not sustain injuries (not counted here).

Official Report
2567Dec172018South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.09267330.677393

One male national NGO staff was assaulted and had his fingers broken by the husband of another female staff member at the husbands home in Yei. Due to a personal greivance the female staff and the male staff member where detained and reportedly tortured by the female staff members husband. The female staff member did not require medical attention, but both staff members were suspended during the investigation.

Official Report
2571Apr62018Papua New Guinea001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.5056142.572

A team of local aid workers with the Red Cross was robbed and assaulted by armed assailants in Tari. According to police and incident reports seen by the Guardian and confirmed by the security focal point, the group of eight people, including five PNG Red Cross staff members, was robbed by five people armed with shotguns and machetes last Friday. They had been traveling to Tari, through Hela province, an area which has seen an escalation in violence in recent weeks. The assailants – who appeared agitated and would not listen to explanations of the Red Cross’s role – reportedly assaulted them and robbed them of clothing and possessions. One staff member was hit with a machete. 

Media
2572May92018Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidHome719.18333

One national INGO staff member was injured when armed men in uniform broke into the staff members home, and assaulted then robbed the indiviual of cash and valuables. 

Official Report
2578May52018Afghanistan010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location34.53381469.181595

One female national INGO staff was struck on her head by a group of armed men after exiting a bank branch. The staff member had withdrawn a large amount of money for office use, which was taken by the armed men after she was assaulted. 

Focal Point
2579May172018Yemen010000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad13.97780944.234351

One female national INGO worker was shot and wounded when caught between crossfire. The staff member was travelling from Hawban to Tazi city in the early evening of May 17, 2018, when clashes broke out between the Houthis checkpoint and the first Resistance checkpoint. The staff members car was in the line of fire and she sustained one bullet wound to the leg, which was initially treated at the Revelation Hospital.

Focal Point
2580Jul42018Uganda010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.34759632.582520

One male national INGO staff member while on leave in Kampala, was caught amidst a riot while travelling. Police fired to disperse the crowd and the staff member was shot in the leg. 

Focal Point
2581Jul92018Guatemala010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.634915-90.506882

One male national INGO staff member was killed around 12:30 on July 9, 2018 by a group of unidentified assailants while riding his motorbike. 

Focal Point
2582Jul92018Nigeria050000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad9.4641438.450353

5 male national INGO staff members (1 driver and 4 project officers) were kidnapped while travelling from Yola to Abuja. At 3:59pm on July 9, 2018 one staff member confirmed they had arrived in Jos; following this call contact was lost. The supervisor was alerted of the kidnapping at midnight that evening after a phone call from one of the staff. No further information is known at this time. 

Focal Point
2583Jul282018Afghanistan050000320500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.44038070.441856

3 national INGO staff were killed and 2 wounded during an aerial bombardment of a project site at 11:15 on July 28, 2018 in Police District #03.

Focal Point
2591May302018Bangladesh001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackRoad23.22533290.950096

A staff member of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was poisoned/drugged by criminal perpetrators while traveling from Chattogram to Banskhali Upazila on 30th May 2018. He died in the hospital while undergoing treatment. He was carrying a Red Crescent marked bag and his personal items, including a phone, wallet, documents, ID, and official checks were stolen. The staff member was found unconscious. While it's not possible to discern whether he was specially targeted, it was likely that this was random, according to reports. 

Focal Point
2592Jan92018Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad32.22183035.258810

One volunteer was shot dead in Nablus in the West Bank. More than twenty bullets were shot from a passing vehicle during the drive-by unknown assailants. The volunteer was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. 

Media
2593Apr242018Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome14.36571622.461430

One INGO national male aid worker was fatality stabbed outside of his residence. The perpetrator pulled out a knife and stabbed the staff member in the chest. He died in Kulbus hospital. 

Focal Point
2594Apr182018South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown9.30661730.029697

One INGO male staff member sustained a gunshot wound during clashes between government troops and SPLA opposition fighters in Nimni, Guit county. The aid worker was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was not targeted for being an aid worker. 

Focal Point
2595Oct232018Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.96718320.093937

Two national male INGO staff members were assaulted during a robbery. The theft occurred on the road while they were traveling between Chenda and Kedja village. The staff members were assaulted after valuables were taken. 

Focal Point
2596Jun122018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One national male INGO staff member was wounded outside of his residence when perpetrators assaulted him with a machete. They also stole his personal belongings and it is reported that was most likely the primary motive. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika province. 

Focal Point
2597Jul202018DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome-5.94602129.196717

One INGO national staff member was assaulted with a machete and wooden bats by perpetrators during a robbery of his residence. Personal belongings were taken and the primary motive for this incident was reported to be theft. The incident occurred in Kalemie, Tanganyika. 

Focal Point
2598Jul162018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown31.61218165.712219

An INGO national volunteer and his brother were physically assaulted by AOG (brother not counted in the AWSD). Reportedly, the assault occurred because the AOG was opposed to their association with the INGO. 

Focal Point
2599Aug112018Somalia002000002200002020KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.05003045.322399

Two female health workers employed by a local NGO were abducted by an AOG. Local community members negotiated for their release. The staff members were held for approximately 36 hours. 

Focal Point
2600Feb82018Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.998450-2.954530

One national INGO staff member was abducted by a Non-State Armed Group and released two days later after local negotiations took place. The abduction occurred while the staff member was on-route in a vehicle to his destination in the Douentza region. 

Focal Point
2603Jan142018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya001000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown27.04344914.429520

One male Libyan Red Crescent volunteer was transporting a patient between two hospitals. After the transfer, the volunteer left with the ambulance and disappeared. After three days he was located in Um Aranib hospital, 52 km away from his intiial location, unconcious, badly beaten, and he had a broken leg. On January 14th has was transferred to Misurata hospital but died on-route. No other information is available about this incident. 

Focal Point
2604Oct62018Afghanistan010000100100001010ShootingMob violencePublic location34.482366.2724

One female national INGO staff member was shot due to crossfire during a mob incident and later died in the hospital on October 6, 2018. The mob reportedly erupted as the group tried to prevent the arrest of a local commander by the military. 

Focal Point
2647Aug172018DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site-3.38413029.141500

Three INGO contractors were kidnapped during a raid on their project site in Uvira. The were released after several days.  

Focal Point
2615Jan152018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-6.30574428.140761

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped in Bendera, Tanganyika. They were released three days later and the primary motive is suspected to have been financial.  

Focal Point
2616May162018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackRoad36.21357136.770435

One national staff member was killed in a vehicle-borne IED explosion in ad-Dana, Syria. The attack occurred close to the organization's compound.

Focal Point
2617Nov292018Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound33.31280544.361488

An armed raid on the organization's office by a state authority resulted in one national staff member being wounded. 

Focal Point
2618Jul152018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.97586036.512210

One national staff member was wounded by aerial bombing when her home was hit. 

Focal Point
2619Feb252018Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.95639 11.74000

A staff member of an INGO was attacked by armed assailants during an armed burglary at his residence. The staff was severely beaten with boards, sticks and other sharp instruments.

Focal Point
2620Mar112018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad36.58533137.056561

A volunteer of an INGO was found shot and killed. The volunteer was on personal travel (not on official business) on his motorcycle, mistakenly traveled through an area affected by conflict and reportedly died from a suspected sniper shot.

Focal Point
2621Apr42018Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad7.43051080.990840

A male staff member of an INGO was riding his motorcycle when he was attacked by two individuals who forcibly took the staff member's bag and stabbed him. 

Focal Point
2622May32018Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100Kidnapping36.58533137.056561

A male national staff member of an INGO was kidnapped in Azaz on 03 May 2018 and released on 07 May 2019. 

Focal Point
2623Jun252018Ethiopia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad9.50000041.883330

A male staff member of an INGO was killed when the public transport bus he was riding on was shot at by armed attackers. A total of 26 people were on the bus, of which 3 were killed and others wounded. 

Focal Point
2624Jun72018Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown32.62243436.110970

An INGO implementing partner's staff member, his wife and daughter (the latter two not counted in the database) were killed by airstrikes.

Focal Point
2625Oct232018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-0.10309034.756062

A male staff member of an INGO was attacked by unknown assailants near his residence during the evening. The attack led to severe head injuries and a crack on his skull.

Focal Point
2626Nov12018Tanzania010000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.774820-16.360520

A female security guard at an INGO office was attacked by unidentified armed assailants and suffered knife injuries to her head and face.

Focal Point
2627Mar22018South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.2290231.43816

One INGO national staff was assaulted by criminals after the car that he was traveling in was ambushed on the road in Mayom. Robbery was reported as the most likely motive for the incident. 

Focal Point
2628Oct82018Afghanistan011000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad33.4127 64.5123

Two national staff, one employeed by a LNGO and one employeed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotitaions between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat acces team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. 

Focal Point
2629Oct32018Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingRaidProject site36.131765.5540

Four national NGO staff were abucted while conducting an assessment of a drought response project in Sayyad district, of Sar-e-pol province. Seven staff members were orginally abducted in the incident, with three being released after several hours. The remaining four staff members were released 2 days later. 

Focal Point
2630Nov232018El Salvador100000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location13.48-89.183

One female UN Angecy staff member was robbed and raped by a supposed MS-13 gang member while on her way to the organization office. The assailant threatened the staff member with a knife during the attack. 

Focal Point
2631Feb202018DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad3.221229.0824

One male UN contracted driver was shot and killed when his truck was ambushed while transporting food items in South Kivu by Uvira town. 

Focal Point
2632May222018South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.22404229.166706

Two male UN contracted staff members were attacked while transporting goods 40km from the town of Rupakona. During the attack the assistant driver was shot and killed, and the driver was severely injured. 

Focal Point
2633Jun302018South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingRaidProject site9.79956833.552246

Two male UN contracted drivers were attacked and shot after delivering food to a village in Maban District, Upper Nile. One staff member, the driver assistant, died from his wounds two days after the attack. The driver survived although was severly wounded. 

Focal Point
2634Jul112018Yemen200000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.05863044.864510

Two national male UN staff members were hit in a contracted truck by an airstrike at Ayrim Junction in Lahij. The driver died and the assistant was seriously injured in the SLC attack reportedly aimed at military vehicles. 

Focal Point
2635Jul302018South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.58452229.952998

One male national UN contracted driver was shot and killed by unknown assailants when his truck was ambushed between Atibab and Thon Aduel in Lakes District. 

Focal Point
2636Nov112018Central African Republic100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.53016.320

One male national UN contracted staff member was shot and killed during an ambush. He was travelling on the road between Bassangoa and Paoua when his truck carrying food items was ambushed by unknown assailants. 

Focal Point
2637Apr112018DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultCombat/CrossfireRoad4.093929.0827

One male national UN contracted driver was injured during a reported altercation with a DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) Officer. The staff member was taken to the Baraka hospital and later transferred to Bukavu hospital the following day.

Focal Point
2638Oct172018South Sudan110000010101012200ShootingRaidProject site4.77533.59

Two aid workers were attacked and seriously injured when they were attacked after stopping their aid convoy in a camp in Kapoeta for the night. The international staff member was evacuated to Juba and later to Nairobi for further treatment. The national UN contracted driver received medical treatment at a local hospital. 

Focal Point
2639Jun302018Guinea100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.883333-10.166667

One male national UN contracted driver was ambushed near Yende in Kissidougou, and serioulsy injured by the unknown armed perpetrators. 

Focal Point
2640Dec212018Uganda300000020201013003Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site3.5331.35

In total 13 UN staff members were caught amongst a mob inside the Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement. 5 staff members were able to escape, and 3 were injured by crude weapons and required medical attention. Vehicles were also damaged during the mob violence. 

Focal Point
2641Oct232018Ethiopia100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.542.7

One male national UN contracted driver was shot and seriously wounded while distributing food in an IDP camp in Chinaksen. 

Focal Point
2643Jan182018DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad

Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped. They were released after 30 hours. The motive was reported to be most likely financial in nature.

Focal Point
2648Dec222018Tanzania010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-3.68948130.784619

One guard was seriously assualted at a Nduta camp by a group of individuals that ran away after the attack. The staff member had to be hospitalized for several days. The motive for the attack is not known.

Focal Point
2649Jan222018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.3140229.07999

One national staff member was wounded when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in a road attack. The perpetrators robbed the occupants. 

Focal Point
2650Jan292018Tunisia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.86253210.218272

One national female staff member was walking on the street when a thief walked up to her and stole her phone and tried to steal her bag. She resisted and was hurt in the struggle when he pushed her back. The aid worker fell and injured her back. She was out on medical leave for over a week. 

Focal Point
2651Apr222018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location26.66695518.030248

One INGO national staff member was shot in the foot by a stray bullet during crossfire between two armed actors. He was treated in a medical clinic and released the same day. The incident occurred in Sebha Al-Thanawiya. 

Focal Point
2652Oct182018Yemen010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site15.56666749.233334

One male national contractor was shot at the INGO's project site after being assaulted by individuals from the local community. The motive for the attack is unknown. The incident occurred in or close to Raydah. 

Focal Point
2658May142018Algeria010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome36.8833333.716667

One international female INGO consultant was raped by two individuals in their home on May 14, 2018 in Djinet town. The staff member was offered a site seeing trip by the couple, who then kidnapped her and took her to their residence where the sexual assault occured. After an investigation charges were laid on both individuals. 

Media
2661Jul272018Cameroon010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location3.86666711.516667

One male national INGO staff member was injured in a pub in Yaoundé after being attacked and beaten. Information about the perpetrators is unknown. 

Focal Point
2662Jan72018Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.53333369.166667

One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten.

Focal Point
2663Nov42018Cameroon010000000001011001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.313.4

Two international INGO staff were assaulted and robbed of their phones. One staff member was hit by a perpetrator and required stitches on the wound. 

Focal Point
2665Aug232018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionCustody7.1834.1

One national INGO staff driver was abducted when reportedly forced to transport government authorities on official business. On August 23 at 9:00LT, the staff member was requested at a local government office where his services were demanded. After his refusal was allegedly rejected, the INGO staff member transported authorities for three days where he was forced to cover his own living costs and was not allowed to contact his family. After completion of the request the staff member was released unharmed, but not compensated. 

Focal Point
2668Jun302018Syrian Arab Republic040000003300114004KidnappingDetentionCustody37.0541.22

One international and three national staff members were reportedly taken after a meeting with local dignitaries in Qamishli, North East Syria. The four staff members were released in December 2018.

Focal Point
2669Jan142018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.70833336.805

One male national INGO staff member was seriously wounded after being hit by shrapnel as a result of airstrikes in Ma'saran, Idlib. 

Focal Point
2670Jan252018South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.833.133333

One male national INGO staff member was wounded when shot in the abdomen on a road in Lekuangole, Pibor district, Jonglei State. The staff member reportedly saw an 8 year old child playing with a rifle, attempted to take it away, and was shot by the child. It is unknown whether or not the weapons discharge was intentional.

Focal Point
2671Mar12018Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfireHome36.21666737.166667

One male national INGO staff member was wounded in his home when a VBIED exploded near his house in the countryside surrounding Aleppo. Coordinates listed are for Aleppo city as exact location of the incident is unknown. 

Focal Point
2672Apr282018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.8531.6

Two national INGO staff members were detained by police after being falsely accused of trying to rob a motorcycle taxi driver in Juba. While in custody, one of the male national staff members was severly beaten. 

Focal Point
2673May152018Nicaragua010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad12.136389-86.251389

One male international staff member was wounded when a piece of a cement block broke through a vehicle window and struck the staff member in the neck. The incident occured while two staff members were travelling from the airport, when they encountered a group of youths manning a road block who threw stones and bricks at the vehicle. 

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2674Sep42018Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound14.613333-90.535278

One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being attacked with a knife during an argument with an unknown individual, in Guatemala City.

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2675Oct172018South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingDetentionUnknown8.36691731.136611

One male national INGO staff member was taken by an opposition group after a dispute regarding the INGO project's drilling equipment in Jiech, Jonglei state. The staff member was released after 2 weeks, but had injuries to various parts of his body. 

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2687Nov42018Afghanistan010000001100001100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members.

Focal Point
2688Aug12018Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.8544.233333

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in crossfire involving a local militia in a public location in Dujail, Saladin province. 

Focal Point
2689Jun192018Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad32.88722213.191389

One national INGO staff member was shot and injured when caught in police operation crossfire on a road in Tripoli. 

Focal Point
2690Sep192018Iraq001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.31666744.00

One female national NGO staff member was sexually assaulted in Erbil, Iraq on September 19, 2018. The assault reportedly occurred in a marketplace and the perpetrator was an aggressive vendor. 

Focal Point
2692May192018Ethiopia100000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.2534.583333

One male UN agency staff member was assualted and killed in Gambela around 9:00pm May 19, 2018. The staff member arrived in Gambela from Pugnido at 5:00pm and reportedly met friends and colleagues at a local hotel. Reports indicate the staff members body was found at 1:00am and cause of death determined to be a large head injury resulting in blood loss. Another UN agency staff member is in custody in relation to the death. 

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2696May262018Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site7.21666748.85

One male national INGO staff member was shot and wounded by an aid recipient at a project site. Reports indicate the perpetrator was upset with being missed during an aid distribution.

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2697Apr192018Mali040000040400004121Bodily assaultAmbushRoad16.083333-1.75

While travelling in Gourma Rharous District, 4 national INGO staff members (1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown) received blunt force trauma injuries when they were robbed on the highway. The staff members received medical attention for their injuries, and there is no further information available at this time regarding the criminal perpetrators. 

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2698Feb182018South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.783333 33.05

One national INGO staff member was injured when shot in accidental crossfire. The perpetrator is currently unknown at this time. 

Focal Point
2699Jun42018South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.97916733.75

One male national INGO guard was injured after being assaulted during an attempted robbery of the INGO office in Maban. The staff member received medical attention for a laceration on his hand.

Focal Point
2700Aug152018South Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location4.8531.6

Two male national INGO staff members were injured when a mob situation turned riot in Juba and they were assaulted. 

Focal Point
2701Jul192018Sudan020000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound2.923.483333

Two national INGO staff members (1 male and 1 female) were injured during a raid of the INGO office/compound. Reportedly, government military forced their way into the INGO facility and injured the staff members as an intimidation tactic. 

Focal Point
2702Sep102018Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.568.8

One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occured. He was released two days later. 

Focal Point
2705Jul22018Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.73777836.06875

One female national INGO staff member was killed when an airstrike hit her home in Tafas, Daraa. The aerial bombardment happened at 3:00am LT, and the staff members baby was also killed in the attack. 

Focal Point
2706Feb252018Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.76756434.728647

One male national INGO staff member sustained a fractued leg after reportedly being assaulted by the Administration Police of the Kalobeyei Settlement area at 11:30pm LT. 

Focal Point
2707Jun282018Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome32.62833336.226111

Three national male INGO staff members were killed during an airstrike in Tiba, Sayda, rural farmland in Daraa. Two staff members where at home at the time of the strike, and one was attempting to flee. 

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2708Sep292018Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.216667 48.85

One male national INGO worker was seriously injured after being assaulted by a disgruntled aid recipient who was reportedly not inlcuded in an aid distribition. 

Focal Point
2215Dec112017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.57244036.401956

One volunteer was killed in Douma when the area he was performing humanitarian services in was shelled. 

Media
2216Oct222017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown36.20210536.202105

One volunteer was killed during an airstrike while performing his humanitarian duties in Aleppo.

Media
2218Jan42017Mali000100100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location16.263981-0.027987

One security guard working for the ICRC was shot and killed during an altercation with two men on a motorcycle in Gao. 

Official Report
2219Jan42017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.62537636.107544

One volunteer aid worker was injured in a rapid succession double aerial bombing in Wadi Barada while assisting civilians. He died the following day. 

Media
2220Jan82017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome8.06247629.88152

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

Official Report
2221Jan62017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

Four armed men broke in an INGO compound and were spotted by the site security guards. One of the guards was injured by a shot fired by one of the assailants. The security guard was taken to the hospital and then medically evacuated to another facility for further treatment.  

Official Report
2223Jan172017Nigeria0014000680140000140014Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site12.270114.4636

Six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross and numerous civilians were killed following an airstrike on a refugee camp in Rann, Borno state. The aid workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian relief operation that was bringing food to over 25,000 displaced people. A number of aid workers were also wounded in the attack and eight had to be airlifted out of the town for medical assistance. 

Media
2224Jan142017Mexico002000200200002020ShootingUnknownPublic location19.309054-98.907978

Two Mexican Red Cross paramedics were murdered by armed gunmen in Ixtapaluca while carrying out their humanitarian duties. 

Focal Point
2227Feb82017Afghanistan000800602800008800ShootingAmbushRoad36.667265.7536

Six ICRC staff workers of Aghan nationality have been shot and killed by gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan. Two more staff members were abducted. The attack on the convoy occurred south of Shibergan while the aid workers were transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the recent snowstorm. The abducted aid workers were released around the 5th of September, 2017. 

Media
2228Jan282017South Sudan030000120300003300ShootingAmbushRoad9.273529.79322

Four trucks contracted by an INGO were attacked by gunmen on their way to Mayom in the morning. The driver was killed and two others were wounded and required medical attention at a clinic in Bentiu. One driver was unaccounted for after he fled the area. Further details on his whereabouts were not available during follow-up with the reporting agency. 

Official Report
2229Feb62017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

One national volunteer succumbed to his injuries after being wounded in an air strike that reportedly targeted the organization's center.

Media
2230Jan252017Somalia200000020200002200Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03596045.327206

Two UN staff members were injured during a complex attack by Al-Shabaab on Hotel Dayah, which was popular with government officials and politicians. A car with explosives was first used to breach the gate of the hotel, followed by a raid on the hotel and then a secondary blast. Reportedly, 28 people died in the attack and 43 were wounded.

Media
2231Feb92017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad4.41024032.574038

A contractor for a UN agency was shot and killed by SPLA soldiers at a checkpoint in Torit. The circumstances that culminated in the shooting are unknown at this time. 

Official Report
2232Feb82017Syrian Arab Republic004000220400004103Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.17912443.400012

One Red Crescent staff member was killed and seven staff and volunteers were wounded - three of them critically, during a suspected mortar attack.  Update: One Red Crescent volunteer who was wounded in the February 8th attack on a SARC distribution centre in Hamadaniya, Aleppo, died as a result of his injuries on February 11th. 

Focal Point
2233Feb282017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.73338936.658386

One volunteer died while performing humanitarian activities in Al-Waer, Homs. Reportedly, the team he was working with in the field was targeted by aerial artillery fire and he died while rescuing civilians in the area. 

Media
2234Feb232017Somalia030000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site4.74294145.200936

Three national aid workers for an INGO were reportedly abducted by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen at Hajub, near Beledweyne. They were providing humanitarian assistance to drought-affected beneficiaries at the time of the attack. They were all released within a week.

Media
2235Mar142017South Sudan100000000001011001UnknownAmbushRoad7.07694830.739403

One international staff member of a UN agency was wounded in Yirol East during a medical mission. Their car was ambushed along the Shambe-Karair road by unidentified men. There were two fatalities as a result of this incident and three others were wounded (not aid workers as defined by the AWSD). The injured staff member was MEDEVACed from Yirol West in order to receive medical attention for a gunshot wound. 

Official Report
2236Mar252017South Sudan006000300330036600ShootingAmbushRoad5.14419331.818123

Six aid workers (3 South Sudanese and 3 Kenyan nationals) were shot and killed in an ambush while they were traveling on the Juba-Pibor road at Magri (south of Mangalla) on March 25th. This includes the driver. The circumstances leading to the attack are currently under investigation and the perpetrators are unknown. The government and the SPLA-IO are blaming one another for the attack. 

Official Report
2237Mar222017Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.33904742.288006

A Red Cross national staff member was reportedly shot and killed not far from where he lived in Bardhere town by two suspected al-Shabaab militants. Although it appears that he was targeted, it is unclear whether he was targeted because of his work for an aid organization or because of a personal dispute. 

Media
2238Feb122017Yemen001000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome13.32030243.247315

A staff member of an NGO was critically injured during an air strike on her home in Mokha, Yemen. Several of her family members (not counted here) were killed in the attack. 

Media
2239Mar202017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownRoad32.63601632.636016

One senior staff member of an NGO was killed in Daraa when his car was hit by a missile. 

Media
2240Mar272017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.90261138.523472

A Red Crescent volunteer was killed, reportedly during an airstrike, while at a project site in the al-Tabaqa area of Raqqa. 

Focal Point
2241Apr32017Yemen070000007700007205KidnappingRaidUnknown13.97209344.162534

Five aid workers and two contracted drivers were detained in Ibb by rebel forces that raided the hotel that the aid workers were in. They were all released on April 3rd but it is unknown how long they were held. 

Media
2266Apr72017Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.60898736.968994

Two male volunteers for an NGO were killed while responding during airstrikes in Jisr Al Shughur, Idleb.

Media
2270Mar312017Pakistan002000020200002020Roadside IEDIndividual attackPublic location33.573471.0099

An NGO vehicle drove over an IED in Saifal Darra in Orakzai Agency which exploded and wounded three aid workers. Although the wounds were not life threatening, two female staff members required medical attention. The aid workers were not the target of the attack, the IED had been intended for security forces in the area.  

Official Report
2271Apr102017South Sudan300000300300003300ShootingAmbushPublic location7.70918827.983474

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

Official Report
2275Apr132017DR Congo010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownUnknown0.49901229.452754

A national staff member from an INGO that was abducted on April 13th in the Grand Nord Beni Region, south of Lubero Territory, managed to escape. Having intended to target a person from a specific INGO, the perpetrators had accidentally abducted the wrong person.

Official Report
2276Mar132017South Sudan080000008800008008KidnappingRaidProject site8.06247629.88152

Eight INGO national aid workers were kidnapped by armed rebels near Mayendit, South Sudan. Reports give different accounts of the incident. Most recent reports say that the aid workers were kidnapped in order to pressure the organization for aid deliveries to specific areas but in a statement, the organization said that this wasn't the case. The aid workers were released after two days. 

Media
2277Apr112017Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.80207538.996815

Two national volunteers were wounded in two consecutive airstrikes on their location while they were providing humanitarian aid. 

Media
2278Mar302017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.52648836.352518

One national volunteer was killed during two consecutive airstrikes in Zamalka, Damascus. 

Media
2279Apr272017Central African Republic001000100100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.941870023.6557400

The remains of an NGO aid worker were discovered in Selim. He had been abducted by gunmen with suspected associations to the LRA while travelling on a motorbike between Selim and Rafai. 

Official Report
2280Apr302017Syrian Arab Republic001000000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

One Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) volunteer, a photographer, working with a field relief team was killed during an aerial attack while the team he was with carried out a humanitarian mission in Al Janudeiah village, Idlib's rural area. 

Media
2281Apr292017Syrian Arab Republic018000900900009801Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.37401836.601294

Eight volunteers from a local NGO and one staff member of an INGO were killed during a targeted airstrike against the NGO's center in Kafr Zita, Hama. It is reported that this attack was orchestrated by the Syrian regime or its allies. Bunker busting bombs were reportedly used, which broke through to the underground shelter and killed the team. 

Media
2282May22017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown9.88942032.718138

An INGO driver was shot by armed men when a UN-contracted NGO aid convoy delivering humanitarian supplies was attacked in Wulu, Rumbek. He was treated at the hospital. Another UN staff member was slightly injured in the attack (not counted here). 

Official Report
2287Apr172017Haiti001000010100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location18.564198-72.250978

According to a media report, one national staff member from the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was shot by armed perpetrators. A group of HRC members were in their vehicle, steps away from the chapter, when armed gunmen started shooting at them at point-blank range. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Media
2288May52017DR Congo034000015600117106KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.03706928.315887

Over 30 INGO and NGO staff members were abducted when militiamen ambushed and fired at a convoy of four INGO and NGO vehicles on the Mwenga-Tubimbi road. Most of the abductees were rescued during a rescue operation but six staff members (including one international) were still being held by the militia. One of the drivers was seriously wounded in the attack and taken to the hospital. 

Official Report
2289May142017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.42539032.614117

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

Official Report
2290May202017Afghanistan030000100110123120KidnappingRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One German international aid worker was killed in an INGO guest house after armed attackers ambushed the building. A Finnish aid worker was also kidnapped by the group. In addition, the attackers beheaded a guard at the compound. Details surrounding the incident and the attackers are currently unavailable. On September 14th, the Finnish government confirmed that the aid worker was released after being held captive for 118 days. In a statement, the foreign minister said that they did not pay a ransom for the release of the aid worker. 

Media
2295Jun72017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.46541120.577393

On June 14th, one NGO national staff member was injured during a robbery in Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture a short distance from Ndélé on Ndélé-Ngolongosso road. An unknown number of men assaulted the aid worker and took his money. The staff member received medical attention at the prefecture hospital. 

Official Report
2296Jun72017South Sudan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.21965130.964966

One national aid worker was injured and taken to the hospital when his vehicle was shot at by armed men, 9 miles/15 kilometres from Lainya in Central Equatoria. He was shot when he decided not to stop his car for the two men. The aid worker was taken to Juba for medical treatment. 

Official Report
2297Jun182017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001001ShootingIndividual attackRoad

A staff member of the Syrian Red Crescent was injured in an attack on a humanitarian convoy near the Syrian capital of Damascus. The convoy was targeted when it approached the city and the staff member was shot and seriously wounded.  The truck was part of a multi-agency convoy tasked with the mission to deliver food, medicine and supplies to 11,000 people in the town of East Harasta.

Media
2298Jun72017DR Congo001100002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad0.50080529.435120

One aid worker from the ICRC and one from the national Red Cross were kidnapped on June 7th, between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. The organization did not mention who was responsible for the kidnapping, however, a number of militias are active in that region. Both aid workers were released on June 15th.

Official Report
2299Jun62017Kenya010000000010011001Landmine AmbushRoad0.08612640.318966

One Kenyan aid worker was killed when their vehicle hit a landmine not far from Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Garissa. It is reported that the mine was likely planted by Al-Shabaab.

Media
2300Jun172017Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad33.51380736.276528

A humanitarian convoy composed of multiple agencies was fired upon by a non-state armed group close to a military checkpoint on its way back to Damascus city. As a direct result of this incident, one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and hit another truck. The driver was injured and evacuated to a hospital in order to receive treatment. 

Official Report
2301Jun262017Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.73357022.827648

One male Red Cross volunteer was killed in Bangassou by an armed group while he was in the organization's compound in an area that is a base for an anti-Balaka affiliated group. There is no further information about this attack.

Official Report
2493Aug172017South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.88590632.691324

One INGO aid worker was assaulted in al-Mabien, South Sudan. Further details are not available.

Focal Point
2303Jul92017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21755433.438353

An INGO security guard was assaulted when a group of men forcibly entered an INGO compound. The guard was treated at the hospital and discharged. 

Official Report
2304Jul162017Central African Republic001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53903621.991001

A national staff member of an NGO was shot dead in Bria while transporting a sick person to the local hospital. 

Official Report
2305Jul202017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownUnknown33.57277236.409376

One national NGO volunteer was killed during an aerial bombing in Duma, Damascus. There are no other details about the incident at this time. 

Media
2306Jul182017Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown6.53903621.991001

One national staff member of an INGO was killed by fighters from the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance which is an ex-Seleka faction. There are no other details about this incident at this time.  

Official Report
2307Jul162017Somalia007000007700007520KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.99087043.860168

Seven humanitarian workers kidnapped by al-Shabaab on July 16th near Baidoa, southwest of the capital Mogadishu, were released after being held for 8 days. According to early local media reports, a ransom was paid although the type (monetary, resource or other) cannot be currently verified. 

Media
2308Aug32017Central African Republic00100001000100000100010ShootingRaidProject site5.03333323.25

Ten Red Cross volunteers were killed in Gambo, Central African Republic. According to a Red Cross media statement, the volunteers were participating in a crisis meeting at a medical center when they were attacked. 

Media
2494Aug172017Nigeria020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site11.74699611.966192

Two staff members got into a confrontation with one another after one arrived late to the distribution point. The argument escalated to physical violence and both haad to be treated at a clinic for their injuries.  

Focal Point
2310Aug122017Syrian Arab Republic007000700700007007ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.90330036.733459

Seven volunteers working with an NGO were assassinated at their compound at night in Sarmeen, Idlib, while they were sleeping. They died from gunshot wounds to the head and some media reports state that the perpetrators used silencers on their firearms. The bodies of the aid workers were found when the next team arrived at the compound for the morning shift. 

Media
2311Aug142017Afghanistan030000300300003003ShootingUnknownUnknown34.52151065.246344

Three national aid workers for an INGO were gunned down and killed in Ghor province, somewhere near the capital city of Chaghcharan. Two others (not currently counted in the AWSD because the information could not be verified) were reportedly wounded in the event. Although the motive and perpetrators of this incident are also unknown, the area reportedly has an active Taliban and ISIS presence. 

Media
2312Dec302017Sudan100000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location15.57915532.564528

One female UN international staff member was walking to work in the Al Riyadh area of Khartoum when she was attacked by two men on a motorcycle. The men dragged her behind the motorcycle for a distance and then physically assaulted her, biting off her thumb in the attack. The aid worker had to be medically evacuated to Nairobi to receive treatment for extensive injuries. Robbery is the suspected motive for the attack. 

Focal Point
2313Jul12017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location33.52648836.352518

A volunteer was reportedly killed by a government-aligned sniper while providing humanitarian services in  Zamalka, Eastern Ghouta.

Media
2314Sep42017Central African Republic010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.53903621.991001

One INGO staff member is in critical condition after being stabbed by a person reportedly affiliated with the ex-Seleka faction, the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance. The incident took place in front of a hospital in Bria and the motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2315Sep82017South Sudan000100100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.24475430.199338

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

Official Report
2316Sep112017Afghanistan000100000010011010ShootingIndividual attackProject site36.69261767.117951

One international staff member of the ICRC working in Mazar-i-Sharif, was shot and killed at the organization's rehabilitation center where she treated disabled men, women, and children. She was taken to a NATO medical facility where she succumbed to her wounds. According to early reports, the shooter was someone that she treated.

Media
2317Aug272017Pakistan001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound24.81484467.111745

 Two armed attackers forcefully entered the office of a national NGO and killed its founder. The two suspects escaped after the attack. The police believe that the killing may have been as a result of a personal dispute and not to do with the man's status as an aid worker. 

Official Report
2318Aug242017Mali010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound14.487428-4.197463

One male INGO staffer was killed in his hotel room in the Mopti region of central Mali. His personal items were missing from the hotel room where he was found. The perpetrators of the attack are currently unknown.

Official Report
2319Sep72017Central African Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidRoad7.31151218.311720

One INGO aid worker was killed in Bogidi when gunmen with possible associations to the ex-Seleka faction raided the organization's distribution site. The victim and two other INGO aid workers were told to follow the perpetrators to the authorities. Sometime during the transfer, they singled out the temporary worker (hired for the day) and drove away with him. He was later killed for reasons that remain unclear. The two other staff members in the car were released. 

Official Report
2320Sep72017South Sudan001000100100001100UnknownUnknownPublic location4.57756928.398784

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

Official Report
2321Sep92017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location9.88942032.718138

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

Official Report
2322Oct72017Sudan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidHome13.61975025.354871

One female international aid worker was abducted from her home in El-Fasher in North Darfur by armed gunmen. Some reports say that a ransom was demanded for her release, although those reports currently cannot be corroborated. Neither can reports that allege that she was abducted by pro-government factions in protest to not having received their salaries. Some reports also state that she was working for a Swiss INGO which provides aid to children. United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, made a statement in regards to this incident calling for the release of the aid worker.  Update: She was released on November, 15th, 2018. Reportedly, no ransom was paid by the host government or home government. Two members of the kidnapping team were arrested. It is possible that she ran her own charity although this has not been verified at this time.

Official Report
2323Oct142017Somalia00180005130180000180018Suicide VBIEDRaidPublic location2.04693445.318162

Five aid workers from that Somali Red Crescent died after a massive truck bomb exploded in Mogadishu, followed by another, smaller, bomb. An additional thirteen aid workers (3 volunteers, 7 staff members, and 3 security guards) were wounded in the attack. Over 300 hundred people are reported to have been killed with scores more still missing. Although no credit has been taken for the attack, Al-Shabaab is widely reported as being the only group with the means to execute such an attack. This was the largest terrorist attack that Somalia has experienced in its history.   

Media
2324Oct82017Pakistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location33.72938873.093146

A UN national staff member was sitting in a park with some friends when he was attacked by three perpetrators in Islamabad that ran away after the attack. The staff member suffered multiple fractures on his left arm and required medical attention for his injuries. The reason for the attack is unknown and the attack is under investigation.

Focal Point
2325Oct162017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.82120131.542647

On 16 October in Juba, an INGO vehicle carrying refugees from Juba to Gorom was fired upon by armed men on Yei Road not far from a SPLA checkpoint. The driver was shot in the arm and one of the refugees suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Cash and other personal items were stolen by the perpetrators. 

Official Report
2326Oct122017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.86458631.558421

Armed men raided the home of a UN aid worker in Gudele, Juba. The aid worker was shot and killed during the robbery along with his brother (not counted here). 

Official Report
2327Nov42017Central African Republic000100100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.99643619.191914

One male ICRC aid worker was shot and killed when the convoy he was driving in was attacked by armed assailants while they were on their way to deliver humanitarian aid. According to an official statement, the attack appears to have been a robbery attempt, which occurred east of Kaga Bandoro. The vehicle had been clearly marked with the ICRC emblem. 

Official Report
2328Jun282017South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.14714930.157471

A number of aid workers required medical attention after their office compound was forcefully entered by local youth who physically assaulted both international and national staff. They were reportedly angered by the lack of employment opportunities available to the local community. Exactly how many staff members required medical attention and whether they were national or international staff is currently unknown.

Official Report
2329Nov72017South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome4.41024032.574038

A UN national staff member was killed in Torit, Eastern Equatoria when armed men shot him while attempting to gain entry into his home. Robbery is the suspected motive.

Official Report
2330Nov132017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidPublic location4.41024032.574038

A national staff member, a driver for an INGO, was shot while eating supper with his colleagues. According to media reports, armed assailants opened fire on the center where they were eating, wounding the driver. On their way to the health clinic, they were ambushed by armed men. The wounded man's colleagues ran into the bush and found their colleague dead the next morning. The details of the report are still preliminary and likely to change. 

Official Report
2331Nov112017Central African Republic100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.91867319.186249

A UN agency mechanic that was traveling as part of a humanitarian convoy was physically assaulted and robbed. The convoy was on its way to Kaga Bandoro from Nana-Outta village when the attack occurred. The mechanic was later treated for his injuries at Kaga Bandoro hospital. The convoy was escorted to its destination by a patrol without further incident. 

Official Report
2332Nov142017Central African Republic001000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site5.39565026.491673

On 14 November, South Sudanese refugees attempted to loot an INGO warehouse. During food distribution, one NGO worker was assaulted by the refugees and suffered injuries that need to be treated at Obo Hospital.

Official Report
2333Nov182017South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.56098030.502

A male guard working for an NGO was shot and killed in Yirol, Lakes. According to reports, the incident was the result of a personal dispute.

Official Report
2334Nov282017South Sudan006000600600006006UnknownRaidPublic location7.47795931.519872

Six NGO workers were killed in a raid on Duk Payuel village. Reportedly, around 44 people were killed and dozens wounded when assailants launched a coordinated attack the village. Houses and huts were destroyed in the attack and around 50 women and children were abducted. An NGO warehouse was looted and around 1,000 cattle were stolen. 

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2335Nov132017Nigeria004000000010344220Kidnap-killingUnknownPublic location5.1778615.708404

Three aid workers working for a medical organization were released after being kidnapped in Enekorogha on October 13th, 2017. However, one aid worker, also kidnapped at the same time, was killed by the criminal gang that is reportedly responsible for their abduction. According to one reporter, this was the first time the criminal group resorted to kidnapping and killing of a foreigner. The report also states that a ransom was demanded for the release of the workers. All the aid workers were from the United Kingdom. 

Media
2336Nov232017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location35.93102736.641778

One male NGO aid worker was shot and killed on the way to work in the Idlib city by an unknown assailant. 

Media
2337Nov182017Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.53714736.385345

Three male NGO workers were killed during heavy aerial bombing in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region on November 18th, 2017. The aid workers were killed while they were helping civilians that had been injured in an earlier airstrike. Other team members were also injured in the attack but the numbers and severity of their injuries have not been reported at this time. 

Media
2338Dec42017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location5.65267331.05127

A demining team contracted by an INGO was attacked by 15 armed men while the team was camped in Kowari Village between Rokon and Tindalo. Three vehicles and personal property were stolen. The vehicles were later recovered after being abandoned not far from the site. Two of the staff members sustained fractures and bruises. 

Official Report
2339Dec82017Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidHome7.69493018.626469

One male national aid worker was killed in Kabo after gunman raided his home and shot him. His death is the latest in a week of clashes between two armed groups in the country. The aid worker, age 35, died in the hospital. According to reports, at least 10 people have been killed during the week-long clashes between armed groups. 

Media
2340Dec92017South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad9.28015129.780241

A convoy of vehicles belonging to a UN-contracted demining company was ambushed at Dobor about ten miles from Rubkona. Six people were wounded in the attack, two with critical gunshot injuries (the extent of the injuries of the other four victims is unknown). 

Official Report
2341Dec172017Nigeria300000300300003300ShootingAmbushRoad12.33528114.188221

Three people, including a UN-contracted driver and assistant driver, were killed in an attack on a convoy in Borno State, 22 miles southwest of Ngala by an armed group. There's a militant presence in the region and although no reports have confirmed the perpetrator, reports have mentioned Boko Haram and their previous attacks on security convoys in 2017.   

Media
2343Dec262017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.44037836.65721

A male volunteer was killed on December 26th in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib governorate, at the organization's center during an airstrike.

Media
2345Dec252017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81156436.202047

One volunteer was killed in Bdama when the area where he was helping to rescue civilians that had been victims of a shell attack was fired upon again.

Media
2367Jan42017Somalia100000010100001100BombingRaidOffice/compound2.04693445.318162

At least one guard for a UN agency was severely wounded when a car bomb exploded in the organization's garage. The security guard is a Somali national. Al-Shabaab reportedly took responsibility for the attack. Three additional security guards were injured in the attack (not currently counted here because the information on the additional guards could not be verified).

Official Report
2368Jul112017South Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingCombat/CrossfirePublic location7.47138930.415

Three contractors for a UN agency were detained by Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) upon their arrival in Pagak after fleeing heavy fighting in Mathiang on July 6th. According to some reports, they are still being held by the group. 

Focal Point
2371Jul152017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown4.57756928.398784

An INGO national staff member was shot and killed by unknown armed perpetrators. There is no further information about this incident. 

Official Report
2372Sep162017South Sudan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown5.06697030.733558

An NGO national staff member was abducted by armed men in Jambo, Mundri East County. He has not been released and the reason for his abduction is unknown. This follows earlier violence in the county that prompted the relocation of other staff.

Official Report
2373Sep232017South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound5.34368830.450165

Two national staff members were assaulted during a robbery on an NGO compound in Lui, Mundri East County, and required medical attention. Valuables were stolen during the compound robbery. 

Official Report
2374Aug212017South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome6.77736729.713220

One NGO staff member was killed at home in Cuei Cok in Rumbek East. This incident is not considered to be due to his work as an aid worker but to inter-communal fighting in the town. 

Official Report
2375Aug222017South Sudan001000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location4.41024032.574038

The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) discovered the body of an NGO driver when they responded to the sounds of gunfire in Torit, near the UNMISS base. It is unknown whether the incident is related and a police investigation was underway during the time that this incident was reported. The NGO driver had been shot. 

Official Report
2376Oct202017South Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound6.21326631.565542

There was an armed robbery of an INGO compound on October 20th, 2017 in Bor town. A group of men robbed the compound and assaulted two INGO staff members that required medical treatment after being badly beaten. 

Official Report
2423Jun12017Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceUnknown8.460555-11.779889

This was an unprovoked assault resulting from a spillover of violence from an earlier incident on a motorbike rider who was assigned to an INGO local staff member. The community youth had earlier accused the motorbike rider of assaulting an adolescent who threw an object at the motorbike. They tried to attack the motorbike rider, but he received protection in a police station. The youths decided to attack the INGO local staff member instead.

Focal Point
2424Dec92017Madagascar010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-23.06475443.59048

During a night raid, armed bandits attacked a project team of four aid workers that were spending the night at the site. The team was robbed of valuables and one of the team members was raped.

Focal Point
2425Apr272017South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome7.78048533.00291

One national staff member was killed during tribal clashes with a conflicting village.

Focal Point
2426Oct162017Chad010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome13.53333314.316667

A national staff member was killed in a botched home invasion/robbery in Bagasola. 

Focal Point
2427Mar242017Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location6.87699231.306979

A national staff member was struck by a stray round in the marketplace. The staff member was not on-duty at the time and the incident was most likely not the result of him working for an international non-governmental organization. 

Focal Point
2428Aug292017Afghanistan040000004400004400KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.26453968.524715

Four national male staff members were kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakitika and released over the course of several weeks. An additional staff member from the same organization was also abducted with the group but released less than 24 hours (and therefore not counted here). 

Focal Point
2429Aug162017Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound5.76434520.670528

An assailant attempted to murder a guard on the organization's compound in Bambari. He was stabbed in the back four times by one assailant. He was taken to the hospital and although he was seriously injured, he survived the attack. Although the motive for the attack is difficult to ascertain, it should be mentioned that the compound was later robbed by four individuals.  

Focal Point
2430Mar302017Mexico001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location41.503471-5.746788

The senior staff member of a local non-governmental organization was kidnapped from his hotel at 3 am and held in captivity for 30 hours before being released. The assailants extorted money (or tied to extort money) from the victim.

Focal Point
2431Sep282017South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown8.29696830.153157

A male national staff member was shot during a fight between from conflicting villages, which started at the airstrip while an ICRC distribution was taking place. It is not know if he was shot at the distribution site or somewhere else.

Focal Point
2432Jun252017Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushPublic location35.93102736.641778

One male aid worker was wounded in a VBIED attack that occurred in a public location in Idlib, Syria. He was not the intended target of the attack but was wounded as a result. 

Focal Point
2433Oct12017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

A Non-State Armed Actor abducted one male national INGO staff member in Taiz, Yemen. He was released nine days after negotiations on October 9th. 

Focal Point
2434Dec122017Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad13.57758944.017799

A Non-State Armed Group detained one male national INGO aid worker in Taiz on December 12th. He was released after negotiations in early January. 

Focal Point
2435Oct222017Mali020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

Two national INGO staff members were kidnapped while they were traveling in a vehicle. No further information is available about this incident from the reporting agency,

Focal Point
2436Jan72017South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidPublic location8.92772129.788925

One national aid worker was taken into the bush and hacked to death during tribal violence. The attack was not the result of his employment as an aid worker.

Focal Point
2437Oct232017Syrian Arab Republic002000110200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.32965240.135034

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer was killed in the line of duty in Deir Ezzour on 23 October while the volunteer was giving First Aid support and was in the vicinity of mortar fire. Initial reports suggest it was a ‘wrong place wrong time’ incident. At the same time, another volunteer was wounded.

Focal Point
2438Dec172017South Sudan033000004400226600KidnappingAmbushRoad8.46116125.680587

Six aid workers were missing after an ambush on the road between Raga and Deim Zubier. It was reported that they may have been caught up in an attack on SPLA forces by the SPLA-IO. It was later confirmed that they (and their vehicles) were taken by opposition forces and held in Raj for approximately three days before being released. 

Official Report
2440Dec262017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushProject site9.23148729.800503

A group of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reportedly attacked a male national truck driver that was driving aid supplies into Bentiu POC camp. He was assaulted with spears in the buffer zone for unknown reasons. It should be noted that it is unclear whether the driver was contracted by a UN agency or an INGO (noted in the ASWD database as an INGO contractor with the information currently made available). He was referred to an INGO for treatment for the wounds that he sustained. 

Official Report
2441Feb62017South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad6.87699231.306979

An INGO contracted driver was kidnapped in the Ajira area in Kajo Keji. Approximately eight men approached the vehicle when it was stopped due to a flat tire. It was a private vehicle but clearly marked with the INGO's flag. Other staff members were in the vehicle as well during the attack but they were released in the Bori area with their valuables intact. The vehicle and the driver were still missing when this was reported and their whereabouts were not able to be confirmed upon verification a year later. 

Official Report
2453Jul142017South Sudan020000020200002200UnknownRaidOffice/compound6.80016933.126717

On July 14th, six to ten armed men broke into an INGO's compound, injuring two staff members and threatening others. According to a report, the organization partially withdrew its team after the violent attack while they were re-evaluating the security situation. How the injured staff received their injuries is not known at this time. Although they are listed as being national staff in the AWSD, that could not be verified. Computers, phones and other office equipment were stolen. 

Official Report
2443Apr252017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody6.87699231.306979

One INGO male aid worker was seriously assaulted in detention by security services in Maban. He was released shortly thereafter. 

Official Report
2450Feb192017Sudan200000010110012200ShootingAmbushRoad12.86280730.217636

A contracted truck for a UN agency was driving between Diffra and Gola when an armed man attempted to block the road. The driver was able to speed up and avoid the ambush but the perpetrator shot off two rounds, hitting the passenger and killing him and wounding the driver in the thigh. The driver was taken to a UN medical center for treatment. The contracted team was on-duty at the time of the attack. 

Focal Point
2451Mar292017Myanmar100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownPublic location25.39572497.399952

One UN contracted off-duty guard was abducted by a KIA battalion that forcibly tried to recruit him into their army. This occurred in the Hparew village which is 16 kilometers west of Mytikyina. UNDSS and the local KLA liaison officer were involved in securing his release, which occurred on April 1st, 2017. 

Focal Point
2452Apr192017Uganda010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location1.37333332.290275

One INGO staff member was walking along the road when someone on the back of a motorbike grabbed her backpack and roughly pulled her along in an attempt to steal it. The victim sustained some injuries, predominantly to her leg and nose.

Focal Point
2454Sep12017South Sudan100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attack7.70918827.983474

One female UN national staff member walking to the office in Deraja Wau town in the morning and was attacked by two men. She was grabbed by the neck and forced to the ground in an effort to control her while they attempted to steal her bag. The woman was unable to call for help because she was being choked as she the man held her down. A passerby saw the incident and intervened. The female staff member sustained injuries during the attack. 

Focal Point
2455Sep132017Nigeria040000040400004400Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound12.67291713.616014

Four members of a UN agency were seriously assaulted by soldiers that had entered their residential compound in Monguno. The soldiers were making their rounds to enforce curfew when the attack occurred, reportedly because the soldiers found that some contracted staff were in violation of the regulations. They forced the staff inside and proceeded to make their way through the house, waking other staff up and assaulting or threatening them. Three contracted drivers and one staff member were physically hurt in the attack. 

Focal Point
2456Sep222017South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.23148729.800503

One UN male staff member was assaulted by armed men and had his personal items (laptop and money) stolen in Bentiu POC camp. He was taken to an INGO medical clinic for treatment. 

Focal Point
2457Oct122017Mauritius100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-20.16627457.502302

A man on a motorbike grabbed the handbag of a female UN national staff member after she had left the office for the day. Having held onto the strap, she fell to the ground and was dragged behind the motorcyclist as he tried to steal it. The perpetrator let go of the bag when passers-by shouted at him. The staff member did not have any broken bones but went to the hospital to seek treatment for her cuts and bruises.  

Focal Point
2458Jul302017Yemen010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site16.10524043.971691

One INGO contracted guard was stabbed when he didn't let visitors enter the hospital outside of visiting hours. They were armed with Jambias. 

Focal Point
2459Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.01260236.671452

A hospital in the area of Maarat Misreen, Idlib, Syria, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2460Mar132017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

A hospital in the area of Mahardah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2461Apr182017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.32254636.622538

A hospital in the area of Al Latamnah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2462May22017Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.25011836.571396

A hospital in the area of Mahardah, Hama, that was supported by an INGO, was bombed by Syrian forces and/or their allies. Although the incident has been verified, the supporting agency could not provide the number of partner staff members wounded and the number of casualties. As a default in the Aid Worker Security Database, one causality is noted even though the organization mentioned that there were likely more as a result of this attack. 

Focal Point
2463Sep192017Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.64798736.679543

One female national INGO staff member was killed during an aerial bombing on a hospital in Maarat Annuman district in Idlib, Syria. Syrian forces and/or their allies were the perpetrators of the attack. 

Focal Point
2464Aug152017Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.17183170.621679

One national staff member of an INGO was shot and killed during a personal dispute in Nanghar. 

Focal Point
2465Jun192017Mali010000000010011100Complex attackRaidPublic location12.616598-7.902098

One aid worker was killed during a complex terrorist attack on a popular tourist retreat in Yirimandio. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb later claimed responsibility for the attack. Gunmen killed five people in the attack. Four of the assailants were killed as well and four others were arrested. According to reports, thirty-two guests were rescued. 

Focal Point
2466Apr182017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown7.965131.9574

One national staff member working for an INGO was shot and killed by government troops in the course of an offensive on the community. 

Focal Point
2467Jul142017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location34.47394667.349694

One UN driver was abducted north of Dahwali, Afghanistan, in AGE controlled territory. He was released three days later on July 16th after the intervention of local elders. 

Focal Point
2468Jul62017Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome30.17984066.974973

One UN national staff member, on leave from work at the time, was shot dead at his home in Quetta by a 9mm handgun. A security guard watching the premises was also killed. Both were shot multiple times. 

Focal Point
2469Aug222017Mali200000010101012200ShootingAmbushRoad16.766589-3.002561

A UN vehicle en route from the airport to the city center was targeted by small arms fire from another vehicle. One international staff member was wounded in the arm and the chest. The driver was injured in the chest. Both were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries.

Focal Point
2470Sep152017Nigeria200000101200002110KidnappingAmbushRoad7.2651365.460296

On September 15th, one UN national staff member and a driver were ambushed by armed robbers between Akure and Ibadan, resulting in the death of the driver and the kidnapping of the female staff member. She was released on September 18th, 2017.

Focal Point
2471Oct282017Somalia400000310400004400Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad2.04693445.318162

Two UN contracted guards and one contracted driver were killed in the suicide car bombing attack on the Naasa-Hablood Hotel in Mogadishu. A UN agency staff member who as also in the car survived but was also seriously wounded. He managed to jump out of the vehicle before the explosion. The national staff member received care in the local hospital and then was MEDEVAC to Nairobi for specialized medical attention. At least twenty-three people died in the attack. 

Focal Point
2472Nov222017Yemen300000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad-0.45322939.646099

A truck contracted by a UN agency partner in Garissa county ran over an IED planted in the road. All three contracted employees sustained major injuries as a result of the attack. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, the area is prone to extremist activities by Al-Shabaab. The workers were delivering food commodities at the time.

Focal Point
2473Jul272017Iraq100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site33.16448643.864934

During a complex attack in Amiriyat la-Fallujah by ISIS fighters, a BBIED denoted inside a police station. A UN agency contracted truck driver, who was parked in front of the organization's warehouse, which is in the vicinity of the police station, was shot in the leg when police started firing. 

Focal Point
2474Sep132017Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.93477313.623968

A contracted truck driver transporting UN commodities was shot by suspected Bobo-Haram fighters along the Dikwa-Maiduguri road. Despite the injury, he managed to drive to Dikwa. 

Focal Point
2475Dec82017South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.08862428.641064

A contracted truck heading to Abyei was ambushed by unknown gunmen in Madou village, Warrap state. The driver was shot in the left pelvic area and had to be medically evacuated to Wau for further medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2476May22017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.39138964.299722

A truck contracted by a UN agency partner was transporting commodities and was stopped by armed Anti Government Elements in Khalaj. The driver was held hostage for several days and released on May 12th. 

Focal Point
2477Jun152017Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site33.31666768.45

One UN agency and one NGO staff member that were working together on a monitoring mission were abducted by the local Taliban group. They were taken and held in Andar district in Ghazni province. They were interviewed by the provincial council and then one of the staff members was brought back to Waghaz and released on June 17th. The other had escaped earlier that day. 

Focal Point
2478Sep202017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.31666768.45

Anti-government elements diverted one out of three UN agency contracted trucks that were heading to Barmal district to an unknown location, off-loaded the items from the truck and reportedly sold them at the market. They kidnapped the truck driver but released him on September 29th. 

Focal Point
2479Oct282017Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.30704962.136421

One UN agency contracted commercial truck carrying relief items was stopped and diverted by AGE in Shindad district of Herat province. Reportedly the truck driver and the truck was taken to the AGEs stronghold but the driver and the truck were later released on November 18th. 

Focal Point
2480Jun182017Nigeria001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.34206814.185827

One NGO truck carrying food commodities was heading to Gamboru when the vehicle broke down. The driver left to arrange alternative means of transportation, leaving his assistant driver in the truck. Boko Haram insurgents came and looted the provisions and set the vehicle on fire. The assistance driver was abducted and he has not been recovered. 

Focal Point
2481Mar182017Libyan Arab Jamahiriya030000000003033300Bodily assaultDetentionCustody32.89351313.275044

Three international staff members working for an INGO were detained by Libyan airport security forces at Mitiga airport. They were taken to an off-site location and all faced significant verbal and physical assault. One of the aid workers was nearly raped. The group was questioned about their in-country presence and security-related information. Their personal property and items belonging to the INGO were stolen. 

Focal Point
2482Mar232017Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown37.17666142.13559

One INGO national staff member was held by opposition forces in Syria for over 24 hours in Derik, Syria. He also received some minor injuries as a result of the incident. 

Focal Point
2483Apr242017South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.80724929.678888

Oe national male INGO staff member was shot and killed in Rumbek county during an ethnically motivated incident. The aid worker was also robbed.

Focal Point
2484May312017Afghanistan010000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.55534969.207486

A VBIED exploded in the diplomatic quarter, close to Kabul's Zanbaq square. One INGO national staff member was slightly injured in the attack by shrapnel. 

Focal Point
2485Jul42017Afghanistan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushProject site34.17183170.621679

A number of staff members from an assessment team (and a local partner to an INGO) were parked outside of a school in the Surkroad district of Nangarhar province. An AOG fired at them, killing one of the national staff members and seriously injuring another. According to a report, there was a change of command within the AOG, which could have contributed to the attack occurring. 

Focal Point
2486Oct172017Afghanistan010000010100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

One national female aid worker for an INGO was injured by shrapnel after the area was targeted by aerial bombing. 

Focal Point
2487Nov52017South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location10.01692129.974053

One male national INGO aid worker in Ajoung Thok was assaulted by a robber armed with a machete just outside the organization's compound. His personal items were stolen from him during the attack. 

Focal Point
2488Nov222017Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001001KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.84494136.225112

One INGO national staff member was abducted and held for ransom in Izra, Syria. Assailants physically assaulted the aid worker badly in captivity. The crime was economically motivated (and potentially premeditated due to certain circumstances that would make the aid worker a valuable target). Released after three days, the staff member required medical treatment for their wounds.

Focal Point
2489Nov252017Mali010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound15.9192562.392430

One INGO national staff member was brutally assaulted at the organization's compound in Menaka, Mali. Items were stolen after the attack. The staff member had to be medically evacuated for treatment and then travel outside of the country for additional medical support. 

Focal Point
2490Nov172017Iraq010000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location36.20629344.00887

A female international staff member was jogging in the park in Erbil, Iraq. She followed by a man who physically restrained her and sexually assaulted her. The assailant ran away when the female staff member started shouting.

Focal Point
2491May162017Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.92017570.764424

One national volunteer for the Red Crescent was killed due to fighting in Gosalak village in Kunar province. The circumstances of his death remain unknown.

Focal Point
2492Mar112017Mali002000100101012101ShootingUnknownUnknown16.263981-0.027987

One Malian Red Cross driver was killed and one international Red Cross delegate was shot and wounded on March 11th in Gao. 

Focal Point
2495May82017Iraq010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.35664843.164000

In Mosul, one national staff member was shot in the leg by a stray round.  

Focal Point
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
2042Apr62016Somalia020000020200002002Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.40841648.483724

Two INGO staff members were stabbed with a knife by a civilian over a land dispute. 

Official Report
2047Jan192016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome34.55534969.207486

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

Official Report
2048Jan212016Somalia110000110200002200Complex attackRaidPublic location3.1171845.356821

In a complex attack by Al-Shabab, a car packed with explosives rammed into the Beach View Hotel on Lido beach in Mogadishu, reportedly killing up to 20 people (not counted here).  A national staff member for the UN was among those killed when the restaurants along Lido beach were attacked. A national INGO staff member was also wounded in the attack.

Official Report
2049Jan132016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.27833629.807987

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

Official Report
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
2056Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.34195327.949219

Two UN contracted drivers were injured in a shooting when perpetrators ambushed the convoy and fired at the truck. The gunmen fled after robbing the driver. Both the driver and his assistant recieved medical care. 

Official Report
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
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
2070Feb2016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushPublic location-4.29790528.956099

Armed assailants fired upon an INGO vehicle, injuring the driver who had to be take to Fizi hospital. 

Official Report
2071Mar22016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-4.42384526.670074

Three national INGO aid workers were kidnapped from an INGO convoy traveling from Kasungho on Mrach 2nd. They were released on March 8th, according to a UN official. 

Official Report
2073Jan312016South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.68292328.080368

A UN driver and his assistant were injured when they were shot at as part of a larger convoy. The armed men shot at them after trying to extort money from the driver.  

Official Report
2074Jan292016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown5.17910333.975002

An INGO national male staff member was shot and injured in the Kapoeta North area. Reportedly, a cattle raid may have been occurring in the area at the time. 

Archived
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
2080Mar212016South Sudan200000020200002200Landmine Individual attackRoad9.23148729.800503

Two contracted UN employees were injured when they drove over a anti-tank mine, which exploded. They were medevac'd to an UNMISS hospital and are in stable condition. 

Official Report
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
2084Apr282016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.04070031.624146

A INGO vehicle was targeted in a roadside ambush by an armed man while it was part of a UN agency convoy. A man appeared from the bush and fired a single shot at the car that went through the window. While the shot missed the driver, he was injured by the shattered glass and required medical attention. 

Official Report
2085Apr282016Afghanistan001000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.50075969.851369

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

Media
2086May32016DR Congo000300003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad2.77580920.485489

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

Official Report
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
2088May32016Haiti100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown18.556359-72.259967

A UN staff member was stabbed in his car by two armed suspects. The victim managed to defend and drive himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Official Report
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
2092May192016Nigeria100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad8.75000011.05

A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The dirver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. 

Official Report
2093May252016South Sudan020000000002022002Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.52798831.668235

Two INGO contractors were physically assaulted by six unidentified persons during an attempted robbery. The victims sustained injuries were referred to an NGO clinic in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
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
2098Jun32016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushUnknown-3.03159728.993615

Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. 

Official Report
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-0.59489629.09727

Four INGO staff members were ambushed by armed men in Timbo-Timbo, North Kivu while travelling in two separate vehicles. Two of the ambushed staff members managed to escape. Two remaining staff members were released on the sixth day and did not suffer maltreatment.

Official Report
2102Mar302016Central African Republic020000020200002002Aerial bombardmentRaidPublic location5.76434520.670528

Two people on a motorcycle threw a grenade into a popular restuarant in Bambari near the central market. About 11 people were injured, including two INGO staff members that had to be medically evacuated to Bangui. One waitress died (not countered here) and 6 other humanitarian staff members from a local NGO and a UN agency were injured (pending further investigation before entry into AWSD).  

Official Report
2103Jun252016Somalia010000100100001100Complex attackAmbushPublic location2.04693445.318162

One INGO staff member was killed as a result of a Al-Shaabab attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu. The staff member was standing across the street when the initial blast from the VBIED occurred at the entrance to the hotel. He died as a result of his injuries as did 14 other people. Twenty-five civilians were also injured in the attack. 

Media
2104Jun242016Central African Republic010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location6.99603719.185032

An INGO staff member was killed in a hotel in Kaga Bandoro. 

Official Report
2105Jul52016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingAmbushRoad4.41067032.576909

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

Official Report
2145Jun272016Afghanistan101000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.85235766.52239

In Dehmerda village, one UN contracted polio personnel was abducted by gunmen along with one NGO staff member, a government health department employee (not counted here), and a local driver (not currently counted).

Official Report
2146Jul142016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown6.80724929.678888

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

Official Report
2147Jul202016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown33.45644336.235963

One NGO volunteer was killed while helping to rescue civilians. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently unknown. 

Media
2148Jul92016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.55534969.207486

One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. 

Media
2149Jul272016Nigeria100001020200002002UnknownAmbushRoad11.52926413.653517

An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. 

Official Report
2150May312016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.93102736.641778

A 23-year old aid worker was killed in Idlib, during a sustained airstrike. He was part of local NGO and on an emergency response team that taught volunteers about first aid and providing search & rescue during airstrikes. During the attack, he was trying to rescue families that were trapped under the rubble of their building after it had been hit. The airstrike also killed several civilians. 

Official Report
2151Jun232016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad23.73608390.363067

An INGO national staff member was shot in the leg through the window of his car when he was ambushed by assailants on motorcycles in Hazaribagh while on his way to work. The armed robbers stole a significant amount of money that he had withdrawn from a cash machine shortly before the incident. 

Media
2152Jun292016Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.51380736.276528

One Syrian Red Crescent driver was shot in the chest by a sniper while driving in a convoy that was delivering humanitarian relief supplies. He is recovering in a hospital in Damascus. 

Media
2153Aug92016South Sudan010000100100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location8.72368730.164704

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

Official Report
2154Aug112016Yemen001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site15.34932744.179961

On 11 August a Yemeni Red Crescent (YRCS)  volunteer was shot dead by a sniper in Taiz city. He was on an official mission to do a field survey and was fully dressed in YRCS uniform (a red and white vest showing the Red Crescent).  There was prior coordination with the Resistance Committees and acceptance to carry out this survey in the area under their control. 

Official Report
2155Aug162016DR Congo010000000001011010KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.39888328.815942

Two INGO vehicles were ambushed along the Mweso-Kalembe road in Misinga village, North Kivu on August 16th. The armed assailants shot and wounded an international INGO staff member. Three national INGO staff members were also abducted during the attack and then released later on in the day.

Official Report
2156Aug152016Yemen070000160700007106Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site16.11806343.329466

An airstrike on an INGO supported hospital in Hajjah governorate in Yemen, killed one INGO staff member and injured 6 others.  At least nine civilians were also killed in the attack and two others died while being transport to another hospital. 

Media
2157Aug172016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.57756928.398784

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

Official Report
2158Sep12016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.61124628.466949

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

Official Report
2159Sep52016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64399029.185867

Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Mweso – Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. 

Official Report
2160Sep52016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72474427.676277

Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. 

Official Report
2161Sep62016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.57756928.398784

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

Focal Point
2162Sep22016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.41859232.510519

A commercial vehicle contracted by an INGO to deliver supplies came under fire while on the Magwi-Torit road close to Torit town in Eastern Equatoria. The driver and a passenger (not currently counted in this incident) were shot and had to receive medical attention. 

Official Report
2163Apr22016Iraq100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome33.31280644.361488

A UN agency national staff member was shot in his home on the outskirts of Bagdad on April 2nd. He was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition. 

Official Report
2164Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.15027236.946046

A member of the Syrian Red Crescent sub-branch was killed during an aerial attack. Around twenty civilians were also killed in the attack that took place in Urem al-Kubra, rural Aleppo. Out of the twenty people killed, a total of six were reportedly aid workers (currently verifying information). A humanitarian convoy that was unloading supplies at the Syrian Red Crescent's warehouse was impacted as well with all of the aid supplies reportedly damaged. According to some reports, 18 of 31 convoy trucks were hit in the bombing.

Media
2165Jul112016South Sudan0160000100101501516970Rape/sexual assault RaidPublic location4.85936331.57125

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

Media
2166Sep212016Syrian Arab Republic050000410500005104Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.11750036.117500

Four INGO staff members were killed and one critically injured at a medical triage point in Khan Touman, southern Aleppo, when the location was struck by a secondary airstrike. The center and two ambulances were completely destroyed in the attack. 

Official Report
2167Aug252016Afghanistan100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.66421864.26615

One staff member, a private company partner with a UN agency, was killed during airstrikes on a prison run by anti-government militants. The staff member was initially abducted by the militants and held hostage in the prison. Reportedly, Afghan Security forces and civilians were also killed in the attack. The partner was initially kidnapped on August 15th, 2016. 

Official Report
2168Sep262016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.20210537.134260

A national staff member of a local NGO was killed in an airstrike in Aleppo while walking home from work in the afternoon. 

Official Report
2169Sep212016South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.53239928.0991

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

Official Report
2170Apr142016Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad2.82628840.946045

A contracted driver for a UN agency was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab fighters near Likoley and Elade, Gedo region in Somalia while carrying humanitarian supplies to a distribution site. The truck was looted. As a result of this incident, deliveries of humanitarian supplies have not resumed to those areas. The driver was released after one week.

Focal Point
2171Oct92016Yemen000010100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location15.36944544.191007

One off-duty national staff member from the IFRC was among the dead as a result of an attack on a funeral hall by aerial bombardment. Reports say that the Houthi-led government blames the attack on the Saudi-led coalition, something that Saudi Arabia denies. One source from the ICRC stated in a media report that there was more than one airstrike made on the target. 

Media
2172Oct82016South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackUnknown7.78048533.00291

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

Official Report
2173Oct12016Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.41984970.472943

A UN agency national staff member was killed at a family residence in a crossfire which occurred during a search operation by Afghan forces. Further details on the incident are not currently available. 

Official Report
2174Aug22016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

A volunteer for a local NGO was reportedly killed in a targeted attack while clearing unexploded ordnance in Aleppo. 

Media
2175Aug112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.20210537.13426

A volunteer for an NGO died amid shelling on the neighborhood of Al Ramosa in Aleppo while performing his service to the community. 

Media
2176Oct102016South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownRaidOffice/compound4.23166933.494397

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

Official Report
2177Oct142016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.40398332.574120

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

Official Report
2178Oct152016Niger001000000000111100KidnappingRaidHome15.4642946.2854

Gunmen stormed the house of an American NGO worker in Abalak and kidnapped him. It is reported that he is being transported to Mali. It is believed that this is the first incident where an American has been abducted in Niger, although another failed attempt was made in 1999 on U.S. embassy staff. No group has claimed the kidnapping but al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is suspected. Two guards were also killed in the attack. 

Media
2179Oct162016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.76708727.399837

A UN national male staff member was assaulted with metal objects by a group of three men in Aweil town. The assailants had targeted this particular staff member and had asked other civilians to point him out. While the attack does not appear to be the result of the victim being an aid worker, it was ethnically motivated. Other staff members came to his aid and he received medical attention at a clinic for injuries to his face, head, and back.

Official Report
2180Oct172016South Sudan002000020200002002Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84629531.607173

Two national staff members for a local NGO were hurt during a scuffle with a perpetrator that tried to rob them of their valuables while they were travelling on a boda-boda between Hai Malakal and Munuki in the afternoon. Although their injuries were minor, they did require medical attention at a nearby clinic.  

Official Report
2181Nov22016Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.59028069.761061

Two national staff members for a local NGO were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Uzbin Valley in Kabul province. It is unknown who the perpetrators were and whether they are part of an armed opposition group. 

Official Report
2182Nov52016Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome13.71666723.283333

An INGO security guard was abducted, along with two other people (not counted here), from their residence in the Tombasi area of El Fasher. There is no further information about the perpetrators or their motives. 

Official Report
2183Nov52016Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54939969.164563

A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him.  Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017.

Media
2184Nov82016Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.91944017.424316

An INGO male staff member was shot and killed by armed men while he was driving his motorcycle to work.

Official Report
2185Apr192016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.89551968.763192

A demining team was attacked by anti-government forces in Kotagay village in Saydabad district. Seven members of the team were abducted. The perpetrators and their motive are unknown. The team was an implementing partner of a UN agency. 

Official Report
2186Nov132016South Sudan02000000019190011201730KidnappingRaidProject site9.28015129.780241

A total of 20 staff members from three separate INGOs were kidnapped and held by the SPLA-IO in Nhialdu, Rubkona, after clashes with government forces. They were made to walk to Jazeera where they were held. The INGO staff members were extracted by the UN on the 16th of November. One Guinean staff member was also reportedly beaten while he was held captive because he was believed to be a Kenyan national. 

Official Report
2187Nov232016Afghanistan400000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.18333364.616667

Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. 

Official Report
2188Nov232016Afghanistan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.44646462.145413

One UN contracted staff member was stabbed by two armed men in Farah hospital. No arrests have been made regarding this incident.

Official Report
2189Nov272016Sudan300000001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.44789822.464908

A vehicle with three UN staff members, two international and one national staff, was stopped by unidentified gunmen in El-Geneina around Al Tadamon. The perpetrators forced the staff into their vehicle and abducted them. All the staff members were released after 23 days in captivity. 

Official Report
2190Nov182016Yemen010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location13.57758944.017799

More than twenty civilians were killed (not counted here), including one aid worker for an INGO, during the shelling of a local market in Taiz. The aid worker was off-duty at the time and was killed by the blast. The motive and perpetrators of this attack are unknown. 

Media
2191Dec22016South Sudan002000011200002200ShootingAmbushRoad3.99539530.547485

An ambulance that was driving on the Yei-Lasu road through Lunguru was tailed by an SPLA patrol, which resulted in both the SPLA and the ambulance being shot at by anti-government forces. Reports state that the SPLA soldiers were killed in the attack. The driver of the NGO ambulance was shot in the leg and one of the NGO staff members was kidnapped in the attack.  

Official Report
2192Dec22016Honduras100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome14.657211-86.210767

One UN national staff member sustained multiple gunshot wounds when armed assailants assaulted him and a companion at their home. His companion (not counted here) died on the scene and he is in critical condition. 

Official Report
2193Dec102016South Sudan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad5.13794230.914154

Armed gunmen ambushed a local NGO vehicle on the Juba-Maridi road and hijacked their car, stole their belongings and shot one of the female national staff members who was later med-evac'd to a hospital in order to receive medical treatment. 

Official Report
2194Nov142016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.80207538.996815

A Syrian Red Crescent volunteer from Iblib was killed on or around the 14th of December. He was hit by shrapnel from shelling in the area and was in the branch office at the time. 

Focal Point
2195Sep262016South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.86271531.508446

One national staff member of a UN agency was physically assaulted at his residence in the Gudele area by unknown persons. The motive for the attack is unknown. One of the attackers has been apprehended and handed over to the police. The staff member sustained some injuries and was treated at a clinic.

Official Report
2196Sep222016DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.10165529.212646

Three INGO national staff members were abducted on the Kinyandonyi-Rugarama road in North Kivu when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. 

Official Report
2197Sep202016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound9.88963233.412170

One male international staff member was wounded when aid recipients staged a demonstration to protest against delays in food distribution which resulted in the intrusion into an INGO compound. Five INGO staff were slightly wounded but only one required medical attention. 

Official Report
2198Jul172016Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushUnknown35.67074766.046353

Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area.

Media
2199Jul112016South Sudan010000000001011100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown6.60308029.974053

One international staff member was seriously beaten by local youth in Mingkaman, South Sudan. Due to the severity of the injuries, the staff member had to be medically evacuated to another hospital. The incident was reportedly the result of a local contractual dispute. 

Official Report
2200Jul112016South Sudan040000120301014103ShootingAmbushRoad4.560732.4972

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

Official Report
2201Dec192016Afghanistan000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad36.50901568.903503

One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released.  Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. 

Media
2202Dec242016Mali010000000000111010KidnappingIndividual attackHome16.261765-0.028839

An INGO director was kidnapped from her home on December 24th, 2016 in Gao. She is a dual national of French and Swiss origin. On March 1st, 2018, a video released by Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), briefly shows the aid worker in a propaganda video. According to a close family member, the aid worker's health appears to have declined since the last image of her was released in 2017. 

Media
2204Feb242016Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location48.481888.40635

One female INGO national staff member was stabbed at the front gate of her home. The robbers took her mobile phone and then fled. She was treated at the hospital. 

Official Report
2205Apr242016Somalia010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackHome42.7382010.06916

A local female INGO staff worker was detained by Al-Shabaab fighters in Jamaame. She and five other civilians were detained at the same time and put in jail. She was on leave at the time and accused of working for an American NGO. She spent more than a week in prison and was conditionally released (she was required to stay in the village pending investigation on the charges brought against her by Al-Shabaab). The aid worker was released on April 24th, 2016. 

Official Report
2206Jun12016Somalia001000100100001100Complex attackRaidPublic location45.3008022.043497

One local NGO staff member was killed in a complex attack on the Ambassador Hotel in Hodan District. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle laden with explosives into the hotel which was then stormed by Al-Shabaab fighters. Reportedly, more than 20 people were killed in the attack and more than fifty were injured, including the local NGO staff member. 

Official Report
2207Sep212016Somalia030000300300003102ShootingAmbushRoad46.2260186.247407

Two national staff members and their driver were shot and killed while travelling from Balanbal to Cadub Waaq. Reportedly, they were specifically targeted by another clan due to a work dispute. 

Official Report
2208Jul172016Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown34.80207538.996815

A UN national staff member was killed in a mortar attack while returning home. 

Official Report
2209Aug112016DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown1.21744119.800838

Two robbers shot and killed an INGO aid worker during a robbery and stole a significant amount of money which was reportedly part of the organization's payroll funds. 

Official Report
2210Nov52016South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.57125

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

Official Report
2211Jun152016Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.11754436.514630

Two volunteers were severely injured during an airstrike on their operational centre. One of the volunteers lost his hand as a result of the attack. 

Media
2212Jun112016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.14812636.946323

One volunteer was killed in an 'double tap' airstrike. 

Media
2213Jun162016Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.17413537.140934

One volunteer suffered a severe head injury after an airstrike in Al Sukkari, Aleppo. 

Media
2214Dec52016Syrian Arab Republic002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.69029536.103666

Two volunteers working for an NGO were killed in Madaya when their team was targeted by attack helicopters during the performance of their humanitarian service. 

Media
2217Oct62016Kenya020000200200002002Complex attackRaidOffice/compound3.93563941.855116

Two INGO aid workers were killed during an attack in Mandera, Kenya. Al-Shabaab was reportedly responsible for the attack even though no group officially claimed responsibility. The initial attack targeted a residential guest house early on Thursday morning. Four other civilians were also killed (not counted here).

Official Report
2222Dec282016DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-3.37288429.144879

One INGO staff member was shot in front of his home by an unidentified assailant in the Songo quarter of Uvira town. 

Official Report
2225Feb282016Somalia002000200200002200UnknownUnknownUnknown3.1171843.6469

Two aid workers for a local NGO were killed in IED blasts in Baidoa.

Official Report
2226Oct72016Somalia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.76923947.430611

An INGO local contractor was hit by a stray bullet during clashes between armed forces in Gaalkacyo. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. 

Official Report
2242Apr272016Syrian Arab Republic030000300300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

Three national staff members of an international organization were killed as a result of an aerial attack on Al Ouds hospital in Aleppo by state-led coalition forces. 

Focal Point
2243Apr132016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackRoad36.20210537.13426

The head of the medical directorate of Hama governorate and a number of INGO supported hospitals was killed in a direct airstrike on his vehicle. 

Focal Point
2244Nov42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One contracted guard for an INGO was beaten and taken to hospital after an armed incursion on the office compound. The perpetrator was trying to break into the finance office. Some cellphones and cash were stolen. 

Focal Point
2245Jan42016Afghanistan300000000003033003Vehicle-born IEDRaidOffice/compound34.55534969.207486

Three international UN staff members required medical attention after a vehicle-borne IED exploded outside a guest house. Several other staff (not counted here) were also slightly injured but did not require medical assistance. 

Focal Point
2246Jul262016Somalia100000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad2.04693445.318162

A vehicle-borne IED detonated close to a UN compound as a convoy was passing. One national UN staff member was walking near the explosion and was killed instantly as a result of the explosion. 

Focal Point
2247Oct252016Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.5115962.125385

A national INGO staff member was beaten by an iron bar and robbed of his money at Liberté Market in Niamey. It is unknown whether the perpetrator was aware that the staff member was working for an NGO and whether that influenced the crime.  . 

Focal Point
2248Mar282016Yemen010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound15.66206443.934141

One national aid worker in Amran was struck in the shoulder with a dead round from aerial fire and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2249Mar282016South Sudan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.85936331.57125

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

Focal Point
2250Jul82016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad4.85936331.57125

On INGO driver was shot in the foot during a crossfire incident at a checkpoint in Juba. He was hospitalized as a result of his injury. 

Focal Point
2251Jul102016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionRoad4.85936331.57125

One INGO driver was detained at a security checkpoint in Juba and physically assaulted. He had to be hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2252Aug192016Honduras001000100100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad14.806741-85.766664

One female Red Cross staff member was shot and killed in Olancho on her way home. 

Focal Point
2253Jan122016Sudan002000020200002200UnknownCombat/CrossfireProject site13.44789822.464908

Two male Sudanese Red Crescent volunteers were wounded while moving injured civilians to the hospital during fighting between government forces and the displaced in Geneina. They were taken to the hospital in Khartoum and have received treatment with the full expectation that they will fully recover. 

Focal Point
2254Mar292016Nicaragua010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site13.088391-85.9994

One national male staff member was assaulted and shot in the head at a project site near Jinotega city. The circumstances surrounding the attack are unknown. 

Focal Point
2255Mar312016Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound24.90453991.861101

One national staff member was wounded during a personal dispute at work. An argument turned violent when a colleague stabbed the staff member in the throat with a hobby knife. 

Focal Point
2256Jun242016Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome36.68144969.114905

One national staff member was killed in his home in Kunduz city, Khan Abad port, Shir Abad Area by unknown gunmen during the night. The incident was a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2257Nov192016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

During airstrikes over Aleppo by Syrian coalition forces, one national female aid worker was killed by shelling while she was at home. The building collapsed, trapping her and her child in the rubble. Both died as a result of the attack.

Focal Point
2258Dec42016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.20165632.157575

One male national staff member was assaulted and beaten with sticks by his brother while at the market as a result of a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2259Dec192016Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.72859168.868066

An IED placed in a wheelbarrow detonated in Kunduz city, Kah Furioshi area. One national staff member of an INGO was killed as a result of the explosion. He was caught in the explosion as he was walking by the area.

Focal Point
2260Mar12016South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location7.78048533.00291

One national INGO staff member was physically assaulted by an unknown number of boys who beat him and another family member (not counted here) with sticks. The family member died a few days later and the staff member was admitted to the hospital for chest pain. The incident was reported to be a result of a personal dispute.

Focal Point
2261Aug252016Somalia010000000001011100Complex attackRaidPublic location2.04693445.318162

Two INGO aid workers jumped from the second floor of their hotel to get away from an Al-Shaabab attack on a restaurant that was in close proximity to the hotel. One of the aid workers hurt his shoulder in the escape and had to be admitted to the hospital and then was transferred after they were both evacuated to Nairobi. 

Focal Point
2262Sep192016Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound36.174198337.14138732

On April 09, 2016 two staff members of a UN implementing partner were critically injured and then died as a result of their injuries due to a shelling attack on their position in Al-Mashhadl.  

Focal Point
2263Jan252016Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad36.11638936.514722

One national staff member travelling from a warehouse in Kafr Takharim to the office hit an IED which detonated. The driver only received minor injuries, but the aid worker was brought in critical condition to Kafr Takharim hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
2264Dec162016Syrian Arab Republic001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location36.20210537.13426

One volunteer for an NGO who was injured and taken away by an ambulance in a government-controlled area during the evacuation of east Aleppo in December has been held by either government or Syrian coalition forces. He was seen once during his capture on a Russian language youtube video denouncing the organization. He is still missing and his whereabouts are unknown. 

Focal Point
2265Jan72016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound6.80724929.678888

An armed robber broke into an INGO's office and was met by a security guard that was patrolling the facility. The guard was shot in the leg and had to be evacuated to Juba for further treatment. 

Focal Point
2267Jun92016South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site3.59158532.063859

One INGO national staff member was assaulted on her way to work for her night shift. The perpetrator was reportedly a repeat criminal offender. He assaulted her with a wire lock that he fashioned into a weapon. She managed to run away with the assistance of some locals who took her to the hospital. 

Focal Point
2268Nov212016El Salvador010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.778025-89.740343

The body of a male INGO volunteer was found in a field close to his residence. He died as a result of stab wounds inflicted by a machete.

Focal Point
2272Sep292016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown9.89407332.109307

One national INGO staff member was held by SPLA-IO forces for over 24 hours in Kodok, South Sudan. They were later released and had not been harmed. 

Focal Point
2273Mar252016DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown-3.37288429.144879

One INGO male national employee was shot and killed by criminals in Uvira while performing payroll duties. 

Media
2274Dec62016Pakistan010000100100001010UnknownIndividual attackUnknown34.20011472.050801

A female INGO aid worker was murdered by her husband as she was filing for divorce. 

Focal Point
2283May302016Mali100000000010011100ShootingRaidOffice/compound-0.027987-0.027987

One international contractor working for a UN agency was killed during an armed attack by small arms fire. A group of assailants had attacked the compound hosting the UN staff members. 

Focal Point
2284May242016South Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad4.41024032.574038

A driver from an INGO (implementing partner to a UN agency) was carjacked near Torit town by anti-government elements. The driver was kidnapped and badly beaten. He was released after 48 hours. 

Official Report
2285Jul92016South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location4.85936331.57125

A driver for an INGO (UN implementing partner) was shot during crossfire between anti-government forces and government forces in Juba city. The driver, badly wounded, needed to be MEDIVACED to Uganda for treatment.

Official Report
2291Feb272016Afghanistan700000007700007700KidnappingRaidProject site33.80000069.083333

Seven contracted staff from a UN partner agency were abducted in Altamur, Logar province from their work site. All of them were released within a few days after facilitated negotiations by the local shura. 

Focal Point
2292Feb242016Afghanistan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad34.51328269.181348

Two contracted partners of a UN agency were wounded when anti-government elements (AGE) shot at their vehicle in Loy Shor after trying to stop it from returning to the agency's office. The driver was able to avoid stopping but he and the passenger were both wounded when the opened fire. They were able to make it to an Afghanistan National Army checkpoint and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Both survived the attack.

Focal Point
2293Mar82016Afghanistan700000250700007700ShootingAmbushUnknown32.20888963.071667

Two UN contracted teams from the same partner group were ambushed by anti-government militants and attacked with small arms fire in Kariz-e Salim. Two of the male national staff members were killed and five were injured in the attack. The injured staff were treated for the wounds at a clinic in Kandahar. 

Focal Point
2294Jul292016Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site36.505869.8636

Unknown armed men fired upon an NGO's work site. Armed guards supporting the NGO responded to the attack. In the crossfire exchange, one deminer was shot and required medical attention at Takhar hospital and is expected to recover. The NGO is a UN partner group. 

Focal Point
2444Aug132016Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13426

Three national male staff members were killed in their homes as a result of an aerial bombardment campaign by the Syrian government and/or its allies on Aleppo. 

Focal Point
2445Sep242016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad36.20210537.13426

One male national aid worker was killed in Aleppo while on the street (it is unknown whether he was walking or driving) by an aerial attack launched by the Syrian state.  It is unknown whether he was performing humanitarian activities at the time. 

Focal Point
2447Jul152016Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome36.20210537.13428

One female national aid worker was killed in her home during an aerial bombing attack by Syrian forces. 

Focal Point
1869Jan142015Sudan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad12.0524.883333

While using his private vehicle, an INGO national staff member was abducted while dropping off a colleague at home. He was released on 5th February.   

Official Report
1870Jan202015Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site11.19901929.417932

One staff person was injured when bombs dropped by the Sudanese Air Force landed on a hospital operated by an INGO. The hospital is located in the Nuba Mountains village of Frandala. 

Official Report
1871Jan72015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.35727428.582716

A local driver for an INGO was assaulted by two SPLA soldiers when stopped at a roundabout while driving in Agok. The soliders, who had stopped behind him in their own vehicle, forced him out of his car. UNISFA soliders intervened to stop the attack.

Archived
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
1883Jan262015Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.51336.292

UN personnel was severely injured by a mortar shell when walking home from work.

Official Report
1886Feb82015Sudan004000310400004004ShootingAmbushRoad10.5534.283333

Three volunteers from the Sudanese Red Crescent were killed and one seriously injured while returning from the town of Kurmuk after supporting a humanitarian relief mission in the field. The staff were hit by RPG and machine gun fire.

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
1891Feb82015DR Congo010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad-1.65850129.220455

An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital.

Official Report
1892Jan62015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushUnknown9.78891128.412623

Five armed men attacked a team of 8 UN contractors that were working on a demining project and hijacked their vehicle. The driver was kidnapped and found unharmed on 8th January.

Official Report
1893Feb212015Myanmar001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad21.26595697.67189

A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack.

Media
1894Feb82015Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

An Guinea Red Cross volunteer was wounded in an attack by a mob in Forecariah when she tried to provide a buriel for a woman suspected to have died from Ebola. Another volunteer was attacked during the incident as but sustained no serious injuries.

Official Report
1896Feb172015South Sudan010000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound4.86939431.581437

A British aid worker was shot in his car by someone in a secondary vehicle that had pulled up behind him while he was returning to the organizational compound.

Media
1897Jan312015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.91784064.775515

A female international aid worker was released after two weeks in captivity by the Taliban. She was kidnapped during a raid on the aid organization's compound.

Media
1898Feb172015Myanmar002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad21.15671797.573478

Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured when the convoy that they were traveling in was attacked. The volunteers were part of humanitarian Red Cross marked convoy that was evacuating civilians displaced by fighting in the northern Shan state. The volunteers were taken to hospital with head and abdominal wounds and one of them required surgery for their wounds.  Update: Despite recieivng medical attention, one of the volunteers passed away on 27 March, 2015, as a result of the gunshot wound sustained in the the attack. 

Media
1900Feb242015Yemen000002001100112020KidnappingAmbushRoad15.36944544.191007

One UN hired consultant and her translator were kidnapped from their car in Sana'a by armed men who were posing as police officers. After nearly six months in captivity, she was released in August 2015. 

Media
1902Mar122015South Sudan020000010101012200ShootingAmbushOffice/compound4.8531.6

One INGO international aid worker and one national staff person were injured when their car was carjacked by a group of armed men. The aid worker was returning to his compound when the attack occurred at the gate of the compound. As the armed men were fleeing in the vehicle they stole, they indiscrimantly shot rounds at the compound, hitting the INGO worker in the leg and the driver in the neck, both who have received medical attention for their wounds and will recover.

Focal Point
1903Mar272015Syrian Arab Republic020000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad34.80207538.996815

Two INGO national staff members were seriously injured during an air assault (an additional member suffered minor injuries).

Media
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
1906Mar302015Mali002000110200002101ShootingAmbushRoad17.570692-3.996166

A Malian Red Cross volunteer was ambushed by MUJAO while driving an aid truck from Goa to Niamey. Armed militants opened fire on the vehicle and shot the volunteer, who died. Another volunteer--the passenger--was wounded in the attack. The extent of the passenger's injuries is currently unknown.  MUJAO allegedly stated that the INGO was attacked because it is “working for the enemy”.  

Official Report
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
1929Jan152015Zambia100000000001011010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackHome-14.8119424.797398

One female international UN consultant was sexually assaulted at knifepoint at home while sleeping. 

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
1961Feb92015Turkey001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location41.10419929.317835

Unidentified gunmen shot at a car in which the chief of the Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul, was traveling. Although the chief was able to escape, his driver was shot in the stomach. The driver was treated at Ümraniye State Hospital.

Media
1962Mar92015Mali200000000002022200ShootingAmbushPublic location12.665771 -7.972909

An attacker and his accomplice opened fire at La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako. Two UN munitions experts were critically injured in the attack and evacuated for medical treatment. They are in stable condition. Some reports suggest that Al-Murabitoun claimed responsiblity for the attack.

Official Report
1963Mar152015South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad9.9229.98

A UN contracted truck traveling as part of a convoy was ambushed on Pariang road. The truck was burnt and the driver of the truck is missing. 

Official Report
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
1965Apr52015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown6.418669932.8450649

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

Official Report
1966Apr122015Somalia230000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad3.06277841.648056

According to a local media report, 3 aid workers for an INGO, 2 UN contracted staff from a private company, and 2 private company staff members (not counted here), were kidnapped in Gedo by armed gunmen thought to be part of Al Shabaab. The aid workers were allegedly abducted between Garilley and Fafahdun towns and taken to Bardere. They were all released on different dates with the help of local elders and the last release of the INGO staff members took place on June 14th. 

Media
1974Jun42015South Sudan110000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.27393028.688049

A health mission was ambused on-route to Manyang Ngok Primary Health Care Unit. The armed men shot and killed the driver. One INGO and one UN team member were severly injured and had to be hospitalized. 

Official Report
1975Jun32015South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad5.38223430.426636

A UN contracted truck was ambushed in Lui area. The armed assailants robbed provisions off the truck and took the drivers' personal belongings. The driver and his assistant were seriously injured in the attack. 

Official Report
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
1981May222015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85391731.584234

A UN staff member was assaulted by soldiers while walking to work along Airport Road in Juba. They accused him of spying. The staff member suffered injuries to his face and bruised ribs.

Official Report
1982Jun182015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.18420829.445591

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

Official Report
1983Jun272015Central African Republic010000010100001101ShootingAmbushRoad5.76920720.672150

Armed men fired upon three INGO staff members that were traveling via motorcycles on the Ippy-Bambari road. One of the staff members was seriously injured and was taken to Bangui hospital. The armed men stole the INGO worker's bag and fled. 

Official Report
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
1988Jun292015DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome-4.31010515.275558

An national INGO staff member was shot during a home invasion by a group of armed gunmen. The assailants stole money and fled when police approached the scene. 

Official Report
1989Jun222015Afghanistan010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54427469.161099

A female INGO staff member was abducted by armed gunmen while en-route in Taiman, western Kabul. Update: She was released unharmed on September 10th after being held captive for 81 days. Reports state that she was abducted by a criminal gang.

Media
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
1994Aug102015Afghanistan001000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidHome35.93423364.621428

An NGO staff member was stabbed in her home by assailants who then set fire to the clinic where she worked. 

Official Report
1995Aug102015Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownProject site35.03765163.29266

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

Official Report
1996Aug102015Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad32.17289364.684712

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

Official Report
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
1999Aug222015South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingRaidOffice/compound4.85936331.57125

One guard was wounded with a machete and another shot, when perpetrators broke into an INGO compound at night. The suspects stole two AK-47s before fleeing. 

Official Report
2000Aug222015Central African Republic002000010101012200Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location5.76434520.670528

Two members of the Red Cross were wounded with a knife strike during a demonstration. The voilent demonstration occurred after a young muslim man was reportedly killed by anti-Balaka militants.

Official Report
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
2004May142015South Sudan100000010100001100Landmine AmbushRoad9.23486129.212306

An UN contracted truck hit a landmine north of Bentiu, near Torabeith. The driver sustained injuries to the leg as a result of the blast. 

Official Report
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
2007Sep212015Mali010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad16.757495-2.998881

Two armed men on motorcycles shot at a private vehicle whose driver was a national staff member of an INGO. He was seriously injured in the attack but was able to reach a clinic. 

Official Report
2008Sep172015Sudan010000010100001001ShootingRaidPublic location14.683333324.85

Reportedly, one INGO national staff member was injured when SAF military suported by SAF aircraft and militias opened fire on the Zaghawa community in Anka.  

Official Report
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
2014Oct32015Afghanistan0490000143504900004914035Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.72859168.868066

Fourteen INGO staff members were killed and 35 were seriously wounded when the facility that they were working in sustained prolonged airstrike attacks in Kunduz province. 

Media
2015Apr162015South Sudan020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.40757731.420469

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

Focal Point
2016Sep292015South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.86778231.546404

A UN national staff member was assaulted when he was returning to his residence in his vehicle. He noticed that his car was being closely followed by men on a motorcycle. When he got out of the car, money was demanded from him and he was assualted by sticks and stones. 

Official Report
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
2023Oct72015South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad3.59719632.059253

One national UN staff member was shot at while driving home in his personal vehicle. He was with a relative at the time and both managed to escape. He was taken to the hospital where he recieved treatment for an injury resulting from the car's glass window that broke on impact with the bullet.

Official Report
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
2032Dec42015South Sudan200000020200002110Bodily assaultRaidHome4.85190531.554888

Two UN agency staff members were attacked in their home by approximately 5 men. The assailants were reportedly armed with clubs and rifles. One staff member was beaten and the other sustained stab wounds to the palm of their hand. The robbers fled with money, personal items and a UN vehicle. The two staff members were treated in the hospital for their injuries. 

Official Report
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
2036Jan62015Somalia003000120300003003ShootingAmbushRoad4.74294145.200936

One NGO staff worker was killed and two injured when their car was fired apon by armed militia at an illegal checkpoint in Bacda. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2037Feb82015Somalia002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad9.14905248.420033

Reportedly, one local NGO aid worker was killed and one injured when the vehicle that they were travelling in was fired upon by armed men driving in another car. The motive for the attack is unknown. 

Official Report
2038Feb142015Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.78727347.439235

A local NGO worker stabbed a colleague during a personal dispute.

Official Report
2039Feb202015Somalia030000120300003003Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03153045.337701

Two NGO staff members were injured and one killed in a complex attack in Mogadishu. Approximately 25 people were killed by al Shabaab at the Central Hotel and a local mosque close to the hotel as a result. 

Official Report
2040Apr22015Somalia010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.72690445.191571

A driver for an INGO was shot and injured in Hawl-Wadaag. He was taken to the hospital because his wounds required surgical intervention. The attack was reportedly a result of tension between clans.

Official Report
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
2044Jul222015Somalia001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome3.11405043.651925

A woman working for a local NGO was shot in her home by intruders. 

Official Report
2045Jul222015Somalia010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad10.82966149.252466

Two INGO vehicles were stopped by a militia close to Belet Weyne. The 5 INGO staff traveling in the vehicle were temporarily detained but released after clan elders negotiated on their behalf . One of the INGO drivers is still being held. The motive was said to be clan related. 

Official Report
2046Dec302015Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20251724.663825

A contracted driver for the UN, who was delivering relief supplies, was abducted in the Kutum area of North Darfur on 30th December, 2015. He was freed on January 25th, 2016. 

Official Report
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
2053Nov42015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.85936331.57125

A national staff driver for an INGO was assaulted by local security forces because they believed that he was carrying supplies for opposition forces. He was detained but released on the same day. 

Official Report
2055Dec302015Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.95369264.911089

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

Official Report
2058Aug222015South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound9.28015129.780241

One INGO security guard was injured when assaulted by robbers that raided an INGO clinic and stole supplies. Reportedly, there were 15 robbers present. The security guard is in stable condition after the attack. 

Official Report
2062Nov92015Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.23914045.272598

A convoy traveling from Harib to Marib was impacted by airstrikes. One truck driver contracted by the UN was seriously injured in the attack and three others had minor injuries (not counted here). The injured driver was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Official Report
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
2106Aug302015Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.62643436.103306

A national INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Daraa, Syria. Details surrounding the abduction are unknown, however the man was released around September 9th, 2015. 

Focal Point
2107Nov112015Turkey020000200200002200UnknownIndividual attackUnknown37.01290237.391968

Two national staff members were assassinated near Gaziantep as a direct result of the work that they were preforming for the organization. 

Focal Point
2108Dec302015Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad11.03731227.740425

A UN humanitarian agency driver was carjacked by gunpoint while driving in a UN vehicle in the evening. He was shot and killed during the incident. 

Focal Point
2109Oct82015Afghanistan100000010100001100ShootingRaidPublic location34.55534969.207486

Armed men stormed into a restaurant and indiscrimately fired upon the crowd. One national employee for a UN agency was serious injured in the attack. 

Focal Point
2110Apr202015Guatemala010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad14.81821514.818215

While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. 

Focal Point
2111Aug82015Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.36518232.653176

A male national INGO staff member was trailed by robbers as he drove home. He was attacked as he waited to drive through the gate to his home. Beaten into coma, he was robbed of the vehicle he was driving as well as other valuables. During the attack he sustained a fractured skull, a deep cut over his eye and internal bleeding. He survived the attack. 

Focal Point
2112Nov182015South Africa010000010100001000ShootingRaidOffice/compound-24.20959130.409835

Three armed men jumped the security perimeter fence around an INGO compound and assaulted one security officer (not counted here) and shot another in his arm. He was also assaulted and tied up while the men broke into the office and stole material assets, and money from the safe. 

Focal Point
2113Dec192015Sierra Leone010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome8.489716-12.756611

One male field staff member was cut by a large knife (or machete) and assaulted when a gang of five men broken into the guest house he was staying in with other people. The assailants demanded cash from the occupants, some of which were Council staff and believed to have cash on them because of the Census that had recently ended. The armed men assumed that they would have just recieved their salaries. Personal items were also stolen from the house as well as a computer. The other occupants (not counted here) received bruises and cuts as a result of the incident. 

Focal Point
2114Dec202015Syrian Arab Republic200000200200002002Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.81112236.603827

Two  UN agency partner staff were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic by an airstrike in Idlib, while attending a coordination meeting. 

Focal Point
2115Oct62015Central African Republic200000200200002002ShootingAmbushRoad5.38479816.990356

On 6 October,a private truck part of a Minusca-escorted convoy from Cameroon and carrying UN food commodities was looted near the town of Yaloke,along Bossemptele-Bangui axis.The incident occurred after armed men had opened fire against the convoy, killing one truck driver and wounding another one who later succumber to injuries once at the hospital.

Focal Point
2116Apr2015Yemen010000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown12.78549745.018655

An INGO driver was killed by a sniper in Aden. 

Focal Point
2117Dec152015DR Congo020000001100112110KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

On Tuesday 15 December, 2 INGO staff members were kidnapped in North Kivu, DRC. They were released unharmed the next day.

Focal Point
2118Mar22015DR Congo030000003300003003KidnappingUnknownUnknown-0.79177329.045993

Three INGO staff members were kidnapped on March 2nd by unknown assailants in North Kivu province. They were allegedly released a few days later according to a UN official who made a comment about the release via the agency's social media account. 

Media
2119May212015Cameroon020000020200002020ShootingAmbushRoad6.51639714.291927

Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. 

Focal Point
2120Feb102015Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.53903621.991001

One INGO security guard was caught in the crossfire when French and ex-Seleka forces began heavy fighting. A stray bullet grazed his head and he recieved medical attention for his wound. 

Focal Point
2121Oct62015Sudan010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome13.44789822.464908

A female national staff member for a INGO was shot in the leg and robbed while at home. 

Focal Point
2122Dec302015Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound32.88720913.191338

An employee that had been fired from an INGO returned to the office, threatened and severely assaulted the Operations Manager whom he blamed for his termination. 

Focal Point
2123Nov112015Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad2.04693445.318162

A female national INGO aid worker was driving an ambulance when she was shot by Somali forces. The bullet hit her in the leg. 

Focal Point
2124Oct42015Yemen001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad13.58724844.03514

Taij branch of the Red Crescent reported the death of a Yemani Red Crescent volunteer. He was on his way to the Revolutionary hospital to provide support to patients admitted to the hospital when he was killed by a ricocheting bullet. 

Focal Point
2136Jun302015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations.

Focal Point
2126Sep132015Afghanistan001000100100001001Landmine UnknownOffice/compound34.01455269.192392

The Afghan Red Crescent reported that a volunteer died while doing volunteer work in Afghan Logar Branch.  There is no further information to date, although the incident was most likely related to unexploded ordinance. 

Focal Point
2127Aug132015South Sudan001000100100001001UnknownUnknownPublic location8.29696830.153157

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

Focal Point
2128Jul112015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location36.40551540.796915

In Al-Hasakeh City on July 11 one SARC volunteer was shot and killed while he was retrieving bodies from the area. He was wearing his uniform while on duty, and was shot by sniper fire. 

Focal Point
2129May62015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.57277236.409376

On May 6, during a distribution mission in Douma Branch near Damascus, a couple of mortar shells hit close to a SARC convoy and killeda female sub-branch volunteer. 

Focal Point
2130Mar232015Central African Republic020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound10.29330922.782249

An armed gang entered an INGO compound and assaulted the a guard and a driver. Both required some medical attention. 

Focal Point
2131Aug42015Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown11.12452922.959498

A female INGO worker required medical attention after being assaulted by a man who was also carrying a gun.

Focal Point
2132Sep12015Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown12.05180124.880485

One national INGO aid worker was stabbed to death in Nyala by a family member, also an INGO staff member, in a personal dispute. 

Focal Point
2133Aug112015South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound10.06577733.031683

One INGO contracted off-duty guard was shot in Mabon when shooting started outside of the compound. The wound was severe and required medical attention. 

Focal Point
2135Sep282015Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad8.98060338.757761

An international staff member was attacked and hit with a stone on the head by two young men. He was rendered unconscious for a brief moment at which time the assailants stole his valuables. After returning to his guest house in the same area, the owner took him to the hospital where the wound on his head was stitched up. He remained in the hospital.

Focal Point
2137Sep182015Afghanistan010000100100001001Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad34.01455269.192392

A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED.

Focal Point
2138Dec152015Afghanistan010000001100001001KidnappingUnknownProject site33.70619969.383108

A staff member was detained by local militants due to perceived police connections, and was then released after 4 days following community negotiations.

Focal Point
2140Mar242015Afghanistan030000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad33.70619969.383108

Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later.

Focal Point
2141Mar92015DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.03833321.758664

Two male INGO aid workers were kidnapped and held for over 24 hours. 

Focal Point
2142Jun162015Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown13.97209344.162534

One national male INGO aid worker was kidnapped in Ibb, Yemen. He was held captive for over 24 hours (exact number of days unknown) and later released. 

Focal Point
2143Feb112015Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.14500040.489673

One INGO male national staff member was assaulted. The circumstances around this incident are unknown. However, the man suffered a concussion and an injury to his ear. 

Focal Point
2144Aug102015Kenya010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown-1.29206636.821946

One national INGO staff member got a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. 

Focal Point
24462015Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site36.20210537.13426

One male staff national staff member was killed during aerial bombing by the state while working at the project site. 

Focal Point
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
1635Jan132014Afghanistan400000040400004004Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location31.62177765.054705

Four UN-contracted polio doctors were abducted, taken to a desert area, and harshly beaten by anti-government forces.  They were released a few hours later.

Official Report
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
1641Jan172014South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome8.77013227.39286

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

Official Report
1642Jan182014Afghanistan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad32.07333364.833889

Three members of a UN-contracted demining team were stopped on the road and abducted by anti-government forces. UPDATE: The deminers were released on 5 February after tribal elders intervened.

Official Report
1643Jan212014Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.51777164.114227

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

Official Report
1644Jan222014South Sudan000100010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.87313231.589271

A local ICRC staff member was assaulted by IDPs when they reportedly heard the staff member discussing politics over the phone. The staff member was hospitalized. 

Official Report
1645Jan252014Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad6.76970947.430831

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

Media
1646Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentAmbushRoad34.72809936.718627

One Syrian Arab Red Crescent driver was injured when an aid convoy came under attack from mortars and gunfire as it was exiting Homs.  

Official Report
1647Jan282014Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown28.27689968.451383

One male staff member of a local NGO was wounded when his vehicle was shot at.  There were two other staffers aboard the vehicle, but they were unharmed. 

Focal Point
1648Feb82014Mali001400005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad16.304936-0.024646

Four ICRC staff members and a veterinarian from another aid organization were kidnapped by MUJAO, a jihadist militant group, while traveling from Kidal to Gao. UPDATE: All five were rescued on 17 April 2014 by French troops near Timbuktu; they are in good health.

Media
1649Feb142014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingRaidOffice/compound35.59814864.763657

One INGO security guard was abducted by armed anti-government elements, who also stole computers and documents from the INGO.  

Official Report
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
1652Feb182014Pakistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.54004671.463185

An INGO-contracted driver was shot in the arm by a man fleeing on a motorcycle; the driver was hospitalized and is in stable condition.  Two other staff members were aboard the vehicle but seem to have been unhurt. 

Official Report
1653Feb202014Ukraine001000010100001001ShootingMob violencePublic location50.45069330.523241

One Ukrainian Red Cross Society volunteer was shot in the leg by a sniper while providing medical assistance during the unrest in Kiev. 

Media
1654Feb262014Mali020000020200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad18.4346381.416614

Two local INGO staff were injured when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road.  Both have been hospitalized but are in stable condition. 

Official Report
1655Mar42014Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown34.46466969.119684

An INGO national staff sustained injuries when he was robbed and stabbed by three robbers. 

Official Report
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
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
1667Mar192014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site4.24996218.416691

One INGO driver was stabbed by armed men who seized a water pump and demanded money for its return.

Official Report
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
1682Apr132014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown8.99743828.308152

One UN staff member was assaulted by an SPLA officer in Wunrock. The staff sustained serious injuries and was taken to a clinic, where the perpetrator threatened the doctor not to treat the victim.

Official Report
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
1700Apr232014Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.00541740.371461

One UN staff member was shot and wounded by two armed men during an attempted carjacking; he has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. A passenger was also present but managed to flee.  The armed men are suspected to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

Official Report
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
1730May62014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27227170.073967

An NGO ambulance driver was abducted when the vehicle was hijacked by anti-government elements at an illegal checkpoint. 

Official Report
1731May102014Afghanistan020000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad36.13031966.470093

One national INGO staffer was killed and another wounded when anti-government elements attacked and shot at their vehicle.  

Official Report
1732May132014Afghanistan200000020200002200Remote control VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.10617566.906552

Two UN-contracted deminers were injured when a VBIED was remotely detonated against the Afghan National Police.

Official Report
1733May142014Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.43918661.79427

Four national INGO staff were abducted by armed men.  A fifth employee, the driver, was also abducted but managed to escape.  UPDATE: All four have been released through the mediation of local elders.  

Official Report
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
1760May292014South Sudan010000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown7.78503533.002909

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

Official Report
1761May312014Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.53287371.055512

A local health worker was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen when she was on her way home.

Official Report
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
1767Jun62014Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown12.91112922.806256

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded by an armed man, who proceeded to steal his motorbike.

Official Report
1768Jun92014Afghanistan010000010100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.26986465.04965

One INGO deminer was shot and injured. It remains unclear if this was an intentional shooting or a stray bullet. 

Official Report
1769Jun102014Afghanistan0011000830110000111100UnknownUnknownProject site34.27164369.293706

Eight NGO deminers were killed and three others injured when anti-government elements attacked a minefield.

Official Report
1770Jun112014Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.84867561.877106

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

Official Report
1771Jun162014Sudan010000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site10.64036430.126361

One INGO worker was injured when Sudan's air force bombed and partially destroyed the INGO hospital. 

Official Report
1772Jun182014Sudan120000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad14.20185924.663781

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

Official Report
1773Jun202014South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.81889731.546674

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

Official Report
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
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
1784Jul102014Afghanistan007000610700007700UnknownUnknownProject site34.65391561.201502

Six deminers were killed and one wounded when anti-government elements attacked the demining operation site.  One person is also missing.

Official Report
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
1801Jul252014Occupied Palestinian Territories004000130400004004UnknownIndividual attackUnknown31.5390234.53835

One Palestine Red Crescent Society volunteer was killed and three others wounded when their ambulance (clearly marked with the emblem of the Red Crescent society) was targeted in Beit Hanoun.

Official Report
1802Jul252014Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown31.30447934.36039

One Palestine Red Crescent Society volunteer was shot and killed.

Official Report
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
1815May12014DR Congo001000010100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown-1.40280528.900472

An NGO staff member was physically assaulted by the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) for suspected collaboration with the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS).  

Official Report
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
1821Sep42014South Sudan000100010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.53257929.63031

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

Official Report
1822Sep62014DR Congo100000010100001100UnknownRaidHome-1.65850129.220455

One national UN staff member was injured by armed robbers when returning home with his wife.  The UN staff member is in stable condition at the hospital.  It is suspected that the robbers were members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).

Official Report
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
1828Sep162014South Sudan100000010100001001UnknownUnknownPublic location9.25885329.800177

One UN staff member was assaulted by SPLA soldiers and required medical treatment.  Another UN staff member was also assaulted, but seems to have been unhurt.

Official Report
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
1831Sep252014Central African Republic070000070700007007Landmine Combat/CrossfireProject site4.36834918.55663

Seven INGO staff members were wounded by the explosion of a grenade, which detonated while they were cleaning a ditch. 

Official Report
1832Sep252014Afghanistan006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown34.87416771.152778

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

Official Report
1833Oct22014Ukraine000100000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound48.01483937.802772

One ICRC worker was killed when a shell landed near the office.

Official Report
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
1840Sep62014Kenya010000010100001100UnknownAmbushRoad3.9354541.853051

A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked.

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
1853Nov102014South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.85522431.57988

One INGO driver was carjacked and beaten by three armed men.  He suffered injuries to his face and arm.  The attack occured in the evening.

Official Report
1854Jul102014Afghanistan060000213600006600ShootingAmbushRoad35.19928761.568483

Two INGO staff were killed, one injured, and three abducted by armed men; the abducted individuals have since been released.  The INGO convoy was on its way to its operations site when the attack occurred.  Four local police who were escorting the convoy were also killed.

Focal Point
1855Nov112014Afghanistan000100000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site35.93309464.750028

One ICRC staff member, while visting Maimana prison to distribute winter clothes, was stabbed in the throat by a prisoner.  He was hospitalized immediately.  

Official Report
1856Nov122014South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site9.98333333.5875

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

Official Report
1857Nov122014Sudan200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad12.62817422.504846

Two UN-contracted drivers (including seven loaders, not counted here) were kidnapped while transporting food and relief items; the two trucks were also taken. UPDATE: The seven loaders were released the next day, the two drivers were released on 18 November 2014, and the trucks have been recoverd.

Official Report
1858Nov162014Syrian Arab Republic010000000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad 35.336000 40.145000

An international aid worker was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists.

Media
1859Nov252014Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.29237470.574089

Three NGO staff were abducted by opposition forces from their private vehicle as they drove toward Jalalabad. Tribal elders negotiated their release three days later.

Official Report
1860Nov242014DR Congo020000110200002002ShootingAmbush-1.18369929.450173

One INGO employee was killed an another injured in a carjacking attempt.

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
1864Dec102014Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.31667517.46667

An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carreid a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds.

Official Report
1865Dec112014Afghanistan011000000011022200Suicide VBIEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667

A German national working for a local NGO was among those killed on a sucide bombing attack on a French school in Kabul. Another internationalstaff member working for an INGO was also wounded in the attack. 

Media
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
1872Sep232014Guinea001000010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.433333-13.083333

A team of five aid workers was attacked in Guinea by a crowd that grew hostile when the team started collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola. One the aid workers sustained a neck wound.

Media
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
1875Nov302014South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.94535733.809026

 A UN staff member was assaulted by an INGO security guard. The UN staff member was taken to the hospital as a result of the attack.

Official Report
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
1881Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad

One Syrian Red Crescent volunteer was injured when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle he was traveling in when delivering aid.

Official Report
1882Aug292014Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown34.17183170.621679

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

Official Report
1884Dec302014Myanmar100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location20.81666792.366667

A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members.

Official Report
1885May292014Afghanistan030000030300003102Roadside IEDUnknownUnknown35.9807367.570854

Two local INGO employees and their driver were injured when a IED detonated against their unmarked vehicle in Samangan Province.

Official Report
1887Apr282014Cambodia100000000010011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome11.544873104.892167

A UN contractor was killed outside her home when she confronted her attacker, a man who was trying to steal her bicycle.

Media
1888Dec302014Afghanistan004000013400004004KidnappingUnknownProject site32.92712966.141526

Three health sector workers of a NGO were kidnapped in Shalai, Uruzgan district while treating patients in the field. An additional staff member was severely beaten and then set free. 

Media
1890Aug262014Afghanistan002000011200002101KidnappingAmbushRoad34.17183170.621679

NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape.

Official Report
1901Aug272014Israel001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound31.3357334.394087

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

Media
1914Jan112014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

A INGO guard sustained minor wounds to the neck when he was shot by an unidentified source. He was transported to a medical facility for treatment. 

Focal Point
1916Jan302014Syrian Arab Republic030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.81666738.016667

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

Focal Point
1917Jul72014Tanzania010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound-4.3920732.898681

A local national security guard was assaulted and shot in the leg when armed robbers broke into the premises of the INGO office. The guard was knocked unconscious and the robbers stole the cash box. 

Focal Point
2644Jul272014Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.52805637.954722

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

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
1923Aug92014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver was assaulted by 5 youths after getting out of his truck to apologise for splashing someone when driving past. 

Focal Point
1924Aug72014Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site8.46666734.033333

An INGO driver and two passengers in a water supply truck were attacked en-route within their project site when they stopped. A group of people on the road attacked them after an altercation, which resulted in the physical assault of the passenger. The driver and secondary passenger managed to run away with minor injuries (not counted here). 

Focal Point
1925May22014Chad020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location13.64305616.491944

Knife attack by three men on INGO and INGO partner staff member in bar.  The 2 men were taken to hospital for emergency care. 

Focal Point
1926Dec12014Kenya010000000001011100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location1.73330640.091751

A INGO consultant was shot in the leg when armed individuals attacked the bar he was in with grenades and small arms. 

Focal Point
1927Dec72014DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome1.65850129.220455

A national staff member's home was raided by 4 men, who shot him in the leg and kidnapped his daughter (not counted in AWSD). She was later released after being sexually assaulted. 

Focal Point
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
1930Oct112014Somalia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.64495447.827913

A national staff member in Burtinle, Somalia was assaulted and stabbed with a knife at home by two individuals that had personal grievances against the aid agency that employed the female staff member.

Focal Point
1931Jun92014Ethiopia010000010100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown9.14540.489673

IED attack. The attack wounded one male national staff worker. No further information is available. 

Focal Point
1932Aug112014Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome1.29206636.821946

A national staff member in Nairobi was assaulted at home when burglers broke into his private residence to rob the house during the night. He was hospitalized as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1933Aug112014Benin010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.307692.315834

One international aid worker was hospitalized after being attacked with machetes during a robbery. 

Focal Point
1934Dec112014Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.98060338.757761

Three assailants armed with stones attacked an international staff member and robbed him. The staff member was hospitalzed as a result of his injuries. 

Focal Point
1936Aug242014Afghanistan070000007700007700KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.73477270.811995

Seven national staff members were kidnapped in Badakhshan. They were released 3 days later, after negotiations between the organizations' network and a local representative took place. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which went unpaid. 

Focal Point
1937Nov272014Philippines010000001100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site11.45123.15

A national staff member of an INGO was assasinated on his way home from work by a gunman who shot him five times and drove away with his accomplice on a motorcycle. The incident was most likely the result of a personal grievance. 

Focal Point
1938Nov192014Afghanistan010000000001011001Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.53333369.166667

Police killed four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on the Green Village, a compound housing foreign workers in Kabul. While the AGE did not reach their intended target (inside the compound), the force of the blast at the heavy guarded gate of the compound wounded one INGO staff worker. 

Focal Point
1939Oct132014Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site34.99055635.970278

One local INGO staff member was shot by crossfire during a private dispute while standing outside the clinic. Hospitalized, he is in stable condition.

Focal Point
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
1944Apr192014Syrian Arab Republic200000110200002200Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackCustody35.01333337.0525

A VBIED went off in Salamiyah town, severally damaging four trucks with food provisions. One sub-contracted driver for the UN was killed in the exposion and one was wounded as a result of the attack.

Focal Point
1945Aug62014Syrian Arab Republic500000230500005500Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad35.33640.145

A convoy of trucks with provisions were hit by a large explosion on their way to Deir Ezzor city. Two truck drivers subcontracted by the UN were killed by the exposion and 3 were injured.

Focal Point
1946Jan242014Nepal100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome28.07328281.621828

A UN national staff member was attacked with acid at his house in Khajura Nepalgunj which left him with burns on his head, face, chest and other severe injuries at required extensive hospitalization. While the suspect has not been apprehended, it is possible that this could have been a personal attack as a result of a family dispute.

Focal Point
1947Jan272014Pakistan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.20011472.050801

 A UN national staff member was shot multiple times by three people in the leg and hand. The incident occured not far from the staffer's home while he was on his way to work. According to a police investigation, this incident was the result of a private dispute.

Focal Point
1948Feb82014Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown33.48333336.35

One national aid worker was kidnapped by unknown assailants in Jaramana, Syria. He was released in Beirut 15 days later on February 23, 2014 after negotiations took  place between the kidnappers and his family.

Focal Point
1949Jul62014Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.5568.416667

One UN partner was kidnapped by anti-government elements while monitoring a program in Isfandeh village, Ghazni city.  He was released on 9th July 2014 after tribal leaders were involved in the negotiations for his release.

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
1951Nov82014Guinea001000010100001010Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.516667-13.7

A team of Red Cross volunteers was attacked by a group of people that pelted the team with bricks and stones. One Red Cross volunteer that managed to return to their vehicle was wounded by shards of glass in her eye when the car window was hit by the a stone and shattered. She was taken to the hospital and had the glass removed from her eye. 

Focal Point
1952Aug172014Afghanistan010000010100001100BombingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.437264.9228

One national staff member was wounded when a bomb went off in front of the office. 

Focal Point
1953Feb12014Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.70325725.649257

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

Focal Point
1954May52014Afghanistan200000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site33.17623768.095446

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

Focal Point
1955Oct152014Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome7.4763215.54011

A national female staff worker for an INGO was attacked in her home with a machete during a home invasion. She fully recovered in the hospital. 

Focal Point
1956Dec182014Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.26453968.524715

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

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
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
2414Jul292014Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.22325235.830723

One INGO aid worker was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood. He was taking refuge from the attack when he was killed (most likely from artillery or other aerial fire). The Israeli military reported that their attack on Khan Younis was in response to earlier Hamas firing on Israeli targets. 

Official Report
2645Jul292014Syrian Arab Republic040000004400004004KidnappingUnknownUnknown36.8238.02

4 national INGO contracted staff were detained by ISIS on July 29, 2014. Exact release date is unkown, but all 4 contractors were confirmed released several months later. 

Focal Point
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
1385Jan142013Afghanistan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.48873869.13724

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

Official Report
1386Jan162013Afghanistan002000020200002000Suicide VBIEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location34.52589669.17015

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

Official Report
1387Jan232013Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad35.09217265.166145

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

Official Report
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
1389Jan82013Jordan550000010010000010505Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site32.29429236.322186

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

Media
1390Jan272013Afghanistan010000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.54269469.165394

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

Official Report
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
1396Feb132013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.78622770.47759

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

Official Report
1397Mar12013Afghanistan003000030300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.50817269.826566

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

Official Report
1398Mar52013South Sudan010000000001011000Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown9.03531227.76364

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

Official Report
1399Mar102013South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.59532429.992201

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

Official Report
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
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

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

Official Report
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
1407Mar302013South Sudan001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound10.09965233.337104

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

Official Report
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
1412Apr162013Afghanistan004000220400004400ShootingAmbushRoad36.82277366.05806

Two Afghan Red Crescent Society staff members were killed and two wounded when unknown men opened fire on their vehicle on the road. UPDATE: After the attack on the ARCS staff, the group suspended its work in the area.

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
1414Apr212013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location34.4305870.448037

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

Official Report
1415Apr212013South Sudan500000220410015500ShootingAmbushRoad4.68938531.703351

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

Focal Point
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
1422May42013South Sudan200000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad5.18774931.781709

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

Archived
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
1426May102013Kenya010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.11019740.314053

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

Official Report
1427May112013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushPublic location4.84985631.59948

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

Official Report
1428May132013Afghanistan020000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad36.32027167.483171

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

Official Report
1429May132013Yemen000300001100223300KidnappingAmbushRoad13.22075445.305945

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

Media
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
1439May292013Afghanistan000400120301014004Body-borne IEDRaidOffice/compound34.43024770.448678

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives at the International Committee of the Red Cross compound, killing one security guard and injuring three staff members. Following the attack, the ICRC closed their sub delegation in Jalalabad and temporarily stopped all staff movements in the country.

Official Report
1440Jun32013Afghanistan010000010100001100Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad35.22119271.049777

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

Official Report
1441Jun32013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.60788962.226317

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

Official Report
1442Jun102013Afghanistan003000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad34.27456663.11168

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

Official Report
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
1446Jun192013Somalia1300000550103003131210Complex attackRaidOffice/compound2.04355745.314087

One UN staffer, 3 UN contractors, and 4 guards were killed during a complex attack, when a VBIED rammed the UN's external gate and was simultaneously detonated. Seven assailants entered the compound on foot, tossing hand grenades in the process.  Another UN staffer and 4 other guards were also injured.  

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
1451Jun62013Pakistan002000110200002020ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.01116371.568895

One polio vaccinator was killed and another injured when they were attacked by two gunmen on a motorcycle.  The UN agency running the vaccination campaign in Peshawar temporarily suspended operations as a result.

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
1455Jun302013Afghanistan002000110200002200Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.41852264.472354

One staff member of a demining NGO was killed and another injured when an IED detonated against their motorcycle.

Official Report
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
1459Jul42013Sudan030000210300003003Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

Two INGO national workers were killed and one was in critical condition after a grenade exploded in their office during fighting in Nyala between Government troops and rebels. 

Official Report
1460Jun262013Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad34.34048962.199587

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

Official Report
1470Jun92013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.31884968.854718

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

Official Report
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

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

Official Report
1472Jul132013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingIndividual attackProject site31.18778862.089746

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

Official Report
1473Jul132013Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.37597964.465167

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

Official Report
1474Jul172013Kenya001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound0.18846340.283483

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

Official Report
1475Jul172013Afghanistan010000010100001001Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.18234168.913042

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

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

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

Official Report
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
1538Aug42013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.84877531.508604

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

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
1540Aug52013South Sudan020000110200002200UnknownAmbushRoad4.80932931.633258

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

Media
1552Jul202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81394568.94788

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

Official Report
1554Aug92013Afghanistan001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome34.91721170.764156

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

Official Report
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
1559Aug182013Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound36.98338267.047065

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

Official Report
1560Aug202013South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.51991932.490316

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

Official Report
1561Aug202013Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.81465968.947602

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

Official Report
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
1565Aug262013Afghanistan001000010100001001Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site34.78795970.478834

One NGO staff member was injured when a stray mortar struck a school where s/he was delivering a training.

Official Report
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
1567Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85877831.598305

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

Official Report
1568Aug312013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.84937931.508672

One UN staff member was robbed and assaulted by two unknown masked men who entered and robbed his home, then removed him by force from his home and brought him to the forest where they continued to assault him and ask for money.

Official Report
1569Aug312013Afghanistan100000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.61026965.701536

A national staff driver was wounded when a body-borne IED was detonated. The attack was aimed at Afghanistan National Police.

Official Report
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
1572Sep72013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome9.25964229.800035

One UN staff member was assaulted by three persons who allegedly disguised themselves as visitors at his residence in Kalibalak, Bentiu. He was evacuated to the hospital.

Official Report
1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87330131.589264

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

Official Report
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
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack.

Official Report
1577Sep142013Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.47669761.410496

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

Official Report
1578Sep132013Philippines005000050500005005Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location6.908154122.088461

Five local Red Cross volunteers were injured when Nur Misuari-led faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fired a rifle grenade in Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

Media
1579Sep222013Pakistan001000100100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown28.0006969.31894

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

Official Report
1580Sep232013South Sudan100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.49215427.993158

One UN staff member was assaulted after group of people at the scene of road traffic accident forcibly asked the staff member to transport a non-UN casualty to a hospital - while the injured was being received at the hospital, an unknown person assaulted the staff member. 

Official Report
1581Sep232013Kenya300000000003033003Complex attackRaidPublic location-1.25697536.803277

Two UN personnel and a UN contractor were reported injured during a complex attack by al-Shabaab at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi.

Official Report
1582Sep232013Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad32.88481961.140623

One NGO ambulance driver was kidnapped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. The driver was released unharmed in the Islam Abad area of Khaki Safed District unharmed, following the intervention of local elders. 

Official Report
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
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

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

Official Report
1586Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad30.19160466.998056

A local NGO director was reportedly kidnapped for ransom by armed men while heading to his office.  The rescue attempt failed to recover the victim.  UPDATE: the director was freed on 7 December 2013 by his abductors in Mastung district. 

Official Report
1587Oct42013Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad27.52940268.757858

A national staffer of an INGO was abducted on the road. 

Official Report
1588Oct62013Yemen100000000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.30640544.1896

A UN international staff member was ambushed and kidnapped by armed men while he was in his vehicle. UPDATE: He was released on 8 November 2014.

Official Report
1589Oct72013Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad33.58069269.221584

Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. 

Official Report
1590Oct62013South Sudan200000000002022002Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound4.83991131.611074

Two UN staff members were severely assaulted and sustained multiple stab wounds at the vicinity of their compound in the evening. They were admitted into a hospital for treatment.  

Official Report
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

Official Report
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
1594Oct222013Afghanistan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad34.00247362.224309

Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment.

Official Report
1595Oct232013Sudan002000110200002002ShootingAmbushRoad12.00868824.840129

The head of a Sudanese NGO was killed when armed carjackers ambushed and hijacked the NGO vehicle.  Another NGO staff member and a police officer were also injured. The attack happened about 15 kilometers southwest of Nyala.

Media
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
1604Nov222013Afghanistan002000020200002110UnknownAmbushRoad36.72786568.867998

One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces.  Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. 

Official Report
1605Nov32013Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackOffice/compound33.99188271.498232

A security guard was injured when unknown individuals hurled a hand grenade inside an INGO guest house.  Staff was relocated to Islamabad.

Official Report
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
1608Nov252013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown4.61175531.263156

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

Official Report
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

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

Media
1610Nov272013Afghanistan070000610700007700ShootingAmbushRoad35.88198964.686842

Six Afghan staff of an INGO were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents, who opened fire on them. The aid workers, who were working on different projects, may have been deliberately singled out for attack.

Official Report
1611Nov182013Afghanistan001000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.50166569.157429

Two international NGO staff members, while walking on the hillside above Babur Gardens, were approached by three young men who stole their phones and wallets.  The perpetrators beat the male staff member when he tried to retrieve their phones.  He sustained injuries and received medical treatment. 

Official Report
1612Dec12013Afghanistan030000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site35.07190262.875252

Two INGO staff and their driver, while distributing food at a school, were abducted by anti-government extremists. (A third INGO staff member was present but managed to escape.)  After community elders intervened, the two INGO staff and the driver were released two days later on December 3. 

Official Report
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
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
1622Dec52013Yemen000004110220024310Complex attackRaidPublic location15.35202744.212945

Two Germans and one Yemeni co-worker were killed and one Yemeni co-worker was wounded in an attack by Al Qaeda-linked militants on the Yemeni defense ministry complex (two additional staff were present but unhurt). The German staff were in the hospital due to medical treatment. The complex was targeted because it supposedly accommodated drone control rooms and American experts.  Over 50 people were killed and over 160 injured in the attack.  

Official Report
1623Dec62013Nigeria001000010100001001ShootingRaidOffice/compound11.67195211.534682

One NGO staff member suffered gunshot wounds when the NGO was robbed by gunmen.

Official Report
1624Dec72013South Sudan010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackOffice/compound4.57731328.39885

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

Official Report
1625Dec72013Afghanistan100000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown32.30852564.813115

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

Official Report
1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

Official Report
1627Dec162013South Sudan010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown6.79984633.126794

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

Official Report
1628Dec172013Afghanistan001000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad34.40590470.359338

One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. 

Official Report
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
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
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
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
1664Sep192013DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location-1.65990529.221005

An INGO national staff member was shot and injured just as he reached his house, on his way home from work.  He was subsequently hospitalized.

Focal Point
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
1673Jan242013Indonesia010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownProject site-6.21195106.845056

One INGO staff member was hit in the head and subsequently hospitalized when unknown individuals threw stones at the INGO vehicle. 

Focal Point
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

During a break-in, one INGO member was stabbed in the hand. 

Focal Point
1675Sep52013Armenia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome40.18238744.511848

One INGO staff member was beaten by a group of unknown men in Yerevan.  He was subsequently hospitalized and required surgery.

Focal Point
1676Nov252013Philippines010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site10.291469123.966694

One INGO truck driver and his assistant began arguing for some unknown reason, and the conflict escalated to the assistant stabbing the truck driver outside of the INGO warehouse.  The driver was hospitalized. 

Focal Point
1677Dec82013South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site4.5773628.398834

One security guard at an INGO compound was struck by the butt of a gun when he intervened in a conflict between the assailant and another INGO staff member.  The guard sustained a deep wound and was hospitalized.

Focal Point
1678Dec172013Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.11481523.864988

Two INGO staff members were severely beaten by six masked men attempting to rob their guest house. 

Focal Point
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
1683May152013South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.1834.095

One national INGO staff member was injured when Murule tribesmen attacked an aid convoy.  The convoy was traveling with a local leader, who was the target of the attack. 

Focal Point
1684Mar222013Turkey010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.20280936.160299

An INGO staff member was walking when he was stabbed in the back by three men.

Focal Point
1685May22013Sudan020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad12.36524823.142216

Two INGO staff members were injured (one shot and one severely beaten) when their aid convoy was attacked by seven armed men. 

Focal Point
1686Jun72013South Sudan030000030300003300Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93981533.809694

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

Focal Point
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

One INGO staff member was beaten by Seleka members at a checkpoint.  

Focal Point
1688Sep222013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site10.61647847.366652

One INGO staff member was attacked by refugees, who were upset about the lack of food.  The staff member sufferred a broken nose.

Focal Point
1689Oct292013Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown4.48294441.664859

One INGO staff member was abducted and very severely beaten by three armed militia men.  The attack may be related to tribal politics. 

Focal Point
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. 

Focal Point
1691Nov242013Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown12.36534623.142106

One INGO staffer was shot during a carjacking. 

Focal Point
1692Nov192013Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000000001011100KidnappingIndividual attackUnknown32.87981313.19014

One INGO staff member was kidnapped for a few days, beaten, and extorted of money by militiamen. 

Focal Point
1693Nov62013Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.51082336.30675

One INGO staffer was injured when a mortar landed inside the INGO project site; the staff received shrapnel to the chest.

Focal Point
1694Dec142013Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.84662871.09726

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

Focal Point
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
1706Jul42013Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.5501244.066165

One INGO national staff member was attacked by a gang and suffered a knife wound to the hand.

Focal Point
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
1712Mar112013Yemen001000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound13.22295145.305485

One NGO worker was shot in the leg by militia members, who mistakenly identified him as an Al Qaeda affiliate. 

Focal Point
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
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
1735Feb92013Kyrgyzstan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location42.84100474.608645

A UN consultant suffered a broken nose when attacked by unknown assailants while on his way home. 

Focal Point
1736Feb102013DR Congo100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown1.56666730.25

One national UN worker was severely beaten by FARDC soldiers for having committed adultery.

Focal Point
1737Mar212013Pakistan00120001110120000120012Remote control VBIEDUnknownProject site33.72571471.791983

Eleven NGO personnel were wounded and one killed when a VBIED detonated by an IDP camp.

Focal Point
1738Mar302013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site33.61181636.488004

One UN-contracted worker was injured when a mortar shell hit a warehouse.  He was hospitalized and required surgery to remove shrapnel.

Focal Point
1739Jun132013Myanmar100000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location16.78382296.156356

One UN consultant was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant, who unsuccessfully tried to slit her throat.  She was immediately hospitalized and required surgery.  

Focal Point
1740Jul272013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad35.99553437.000089

One UN driver was the victim of an armed robbery and was shot in the back twice by unidentified armed men. He was hospitalized and is in stable condition. 

Focal Point
1741Sep12013Somalia200000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02615645.331465

Two UN-contracted employees were shot and wounded by police as they were trying to enter the seaport. 

Focal Point
1742Sep72013Afghanistan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad33.78649866.714834

Two UN-contracted drivers were severely beaten by local community members for giving a ride to two women who were allegedly running away from their families.  Both drivers were hospitalized and warned not to give rides to non-UN personnel. 

Focal Point
1743Jun92013Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.80688136.317978

One UN-contracted driver was severely injured when a missile hit his truck.  He was hospitalized, and the cargo in the truck was completely destroyed.

Focal Point
1744Nov152013Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad13.47575925.299246

One UN-contracted driver was shot in the right shoulder by soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces at a checkpoint.  He was hospitalized immediately. 

Focal Point
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
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
1777Feb12013Senegal010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad14.699193-17.467716

An INGO staff member was on his way to the office when two men on a scooter attempted to steal his laptop bag.  He was stabbed and was treated at a clinic. 

Focal Point
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

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

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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.

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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. 

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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
1782Feb32013Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.41629741.215314

One national INGO social worker was injured during an altercation with a group of Syrian refugees.  There was a disagreement concerning service delivery between the social worker and one of the Syrian refugees, and more than 25 other Syrian refugees became involved. The social worker and one of the refugees were hospitalized. 

Focal Point
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.

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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
1803Mar172013Syrian Arab Republic200000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad36.11519540.796915

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

Focal Point
1806Aug2013Central African Republic010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad5.99837124.334143

One INGO staff member was shot and critically injured during an attempted carjacking/robbery. Three others were also in the vehicle, but they were unharmed.

Focal Point
1807Dec2013DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-0.93869229.073764

Two INGO staff members were critically injured when they were physically assaulted with machetes during an attempted robbery. 

Focal Point
1834Oct12013Syrian Arab Republic010000000000111100Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.95141439.026307

One INGO worker was kidnapped by ISIS in Ar-Raqqah, while on his way to Deir Ezzour.  UPDATE: The individual was killed in November 2014.

Media
1835Jan282013Kenya001000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad0.12034140.301715

A paramedic for the Kenyan Red Cross Society was injured when three gunmen shot at the ambulance after the driver ignored instructions to stop. 

Official Report
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
1841Jan272013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingUnknownProject site2.05627845.300605

One INGO security guard was injured when a shooting broke out in front of a medical health facility managed by the INGO.

Official Report
1842Feb182013Somalia001000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown2.33333342.283333

One LNGO manager was wounded during clashes between two groups of Al Shabaab fighters. The clash was reportedly triggered by a dispute over the continuation of the LNGO's activities. 

Official Report
1843May252013Somalia010000100100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.02107445.288353

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

Official Report
1844Jul312013Somalia002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad2.04574245.302612

Two LNGO staff were injured when Somali National Government (SNG) forces opened fire on the LNGO vehicle, allegedly because the vehicle did not stop when ordered to do so. The two staff were taken to a hospital.

Official Report
1845Oct222013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown6.76662747.429627

An INGO security guard was shot and injured by an unknown armed man.  The attack may have been connected to an inter-clan dispute.

Official Report
1846Nov262013Somalia010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11768743.644197

An INGO security guard was shot and wounded by a member of the Somali National Government forces.  The attack appears to be related to a dispute over INGO employment.

Official Report
1847Dec72013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.98324444.283339

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

Official Report
1850Jul122013Somalia010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location10.82846849.252965

One INGO staff member was injured when shooting broke out during what seems to have been an inter-clan attack.

Official Report
1851Sep72013Somalia010000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.03283645.33976

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
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
1532Jul152012Kenya010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad0.18846340.283483

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

Focal Point
1192Jan52012Pakistan000100000010011100Kidnap-killingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

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

Media
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
1197Jan172012Afghanistan001000010100001010KidnappingIndividual attackRoad34.3481762.19967

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

Official Report
1198Jan192012Pakistan020000000000222200KidnappingRaidOffice/compound30.19841871.46801

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

Media
1199Jan292012Pakistan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad26.1345668.7696

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

Media
1200Jan232012South Sudan010000000010011001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown6.7530

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

Official Report
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
1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

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

Focal Point
1283Apr212012Yemen000100000000111100KidnappingAmbushRoad14.7978142.95452

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

Media
1284Apr152012Afghanistan001000001100001010KidnappingAmbushRoad34.5195265.25094

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

Official Report
1285Apr52012Afghanistan010000010100001001Body-borne IEDIndividual attackUnknown36.8060670.10436

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

Official Report
1286Mar312012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad34.344861.49321

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

Official Report
1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

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

Official Report
1288Mar62012