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
15192012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15182012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15202012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15212012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15232012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15242012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15252012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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15262012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown33.50914736.306485

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

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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.

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1482Jan52012Somalia010000010100001010ShootingIndividual attackHome11.278479849.1799522

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

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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. 

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1483Jan72012Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location16.347124347.8915271

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

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1527Jan82012Senegal100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.6930042-17.447026

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1464Jan282012Kenya100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad0.04682140.310412

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

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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.

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1490Jan302012Haiti010000000001011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

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

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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

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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.

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1542Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound-0.4527539.64601

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

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1543Feb32012Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

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1289Feb62012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome34.2270670.14675

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

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1499Feb92012South Sudan000001010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

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

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1290Feb102012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.84330331.588554

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

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1291Feb122012South Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location8.8527

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

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1480Feb132012Afghanistan001000100100001100UnknownAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

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1528Feb172012Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound12.04976724.883365

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

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1292Feb242012South Sudan001000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.84330331.588554

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

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1466Mar32012Kenya001000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-0.466596839.6332917

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

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1288Mar62012Sudan200000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad11.32944425.08565623

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

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1503Mar62012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad33.99422571.496985

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

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1287Mar102012South Sudan100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

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

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1496Mar132012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingRaidHome33.3395169.92041

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

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1468Mar142012Kenya010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location-1.336.76667

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

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1533Mar212012Syrian Arab Republic200000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.5717536.4027

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

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1498Mar272012Cameroon000001010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome4.16711799.2427429

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

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1476Mar282012Sudan100000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackOffice/compound1626

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

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1293Mar292012Pakistan300000210300003300ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

Two national staffers of a UN agency were shot dead when unidentified gunmen attacked a vehicle. Another employee of the UN agency sustained serious injuries in the attack.

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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.  

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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)

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1513Apr122012Somalia101000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody3.11666743.65

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

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1313Apr132012South Sudan020000001100112200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.904132.06429

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

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1484Apr142012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbush31.625733465.7145053

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

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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. 

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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.

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1294Apr242012Syrian Arab Republic001000130400004103ShootingUnknownRoad33.5717536.4027

A local Red Crescnet volunteer was killed and three others woulded when their vehicle, clearly markd withthe Red Crescent emblem, was fired upon. Circumstances and perpetrators were unclear.

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1295Apr252012Afghanistan000010100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound34.3481762.19967

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

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1462Apr262012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001000ShootingAmbushRoad33.513069536.3095814

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

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1296Apr282012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome37.1889768.93644

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

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1320Apr282012South Sudan310000001100334400KidnappingAmbushRoad8.92772129.788925

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

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1298May22012Afghanistan020000000011022200ShootingRaidOffice/compound34.5195265.25094

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

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1477May52012Niger010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.513662.1098

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

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1299May72012South Sudan100000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown4.933.8

A national contractor of a UN agency was shot and killed

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1300May92012Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location3.11666743.65

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

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1465May102012Kenya010000010100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location0.04682140.310412

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

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1301May132012Afghanistan005000005500005500KidnappingRaidProject site34.5920570.59628

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

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1302May172012South Sudan000000010100001001ShootingUnknownPublic location6.79984633.126794

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

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1303May182012DR Congo100000100100001100ShootingRaidHome1.65850129.220455

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

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1304May182012South Sudan100000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound7.699926927.9910035

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

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1512May192012Somalia002000020200002002ShootingRaidOffice/compound547

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

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1502May202012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.7530

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

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1501May212012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location6.21941531.549315

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

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1305May222012Afghanistan040000002200224220KidnappingAmbushRoad37.3107870.36839

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

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1495May282012Haiti010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site18.533333-72.333333

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

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1307May292012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

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

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1478Jun62012South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.847201731.5951655

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

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1308Jun112012Afghanistan001000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad35.553212666.2426766

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

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1321Jun142012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.84330331.588554

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

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1511Jun152012Kenya020000020200002002Roadside IEDIndividual attackProject site-0.4527539.64601

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

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1485Jun162012Afghanistan001000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad31.49044665.415074

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

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1309Jun172012South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody4.7531

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

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1310Jun172012Afghanistan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad33.3395169.92041

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

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1544Jun192012Tunisia020000020200002110Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.1378311.21965

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

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1545Jun192012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown33.9391167.709953

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

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1311Jun202012Yemen000100100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad13.629146.126

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

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1312Jun222012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown35.333333540.1499999

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

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1489Jun222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

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1486Jun232012Afghanistan010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.2319965.90224

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

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1322Jun292012Kenya000000120300447610KidnappingAmbushProject site0.115320740.3143522

Four international staff of an INGO were kidnapped, two national staff wounded, and a national staff driver killed when Somalia militants ambushed their two-car convoy driving through the Dadaab refugee camp.  The internationals were released three days later.

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1323Jul32012Philippines001000000010011100ShootingAmbushOffice/compound15.0251068120.6870474

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

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1324Jul42012Afghanistan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site33.6897166.55116

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

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1334Jul42012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.0003768.71346

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

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1325Jul102012Afghanistan201000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad35.6874764.29318

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

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1326Jul102012Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site35.33640.145

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

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1541Jul102012South Sudan010000100100001010ShootingUnknownUnknown4.84892531.582724

One INGO female staff member was shot and killed.

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1550Jul102012Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad31.34132263.993456

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

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1327Jul112012Somalia040000011200224310KidnappingAmbushRoad6.7697247.43083

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

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1328Jul122012Afghanistan030000010102023003Aerial bombardmentRaidOffice/compound38.443570.80413

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

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1335Jul122012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackHome4.7531

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

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1336Jul142012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2568

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

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1532Jul152012Kenya010000010100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad0.18846340.283483

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

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1546Jul182012Chad010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.528831921.0410733

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

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1337Jul202012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown26.1345668.7696

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

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1338Jul292012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad33.9952969.02274

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

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1342Jul312012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya007000000000777700KidnappingAmbushRoad32.11707620.0670036

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

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1617Jul312012Syrian Arab Republic100000000010011100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.537.38333

A UN staff member was struck by a bullet.  

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1339Aug22012Pakistan000000020200002200Aerial bombardmentRaid34.150984871.7593219

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

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1340Aug42012Sudan100000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad1131

One UN staffer was killed and one wounded when traveling in a marked UN vehicle, fired upon by two unknown assailants.

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1341Aug52012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.6080268.68027

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

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1343Aug92012Afghanistan001000001100001000KidnappingAmbushRoad32.3563.37333

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

Official Report
1487Aug112012Afghanistan040000040400004400Complex attackAmbushRoad33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1488Aug222012Afghanistan020000001101012200ShootingAmbushProject site33.603534169.22790791

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

Focal Point
1344Aug272012Somalia100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location1.842753944.5937239

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

Media
1345Aug292012Afghanistan200000020200002101Remote control VBIEDAmbushRoad37.2044467.65944

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

Official Report
1491Aug292012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound32.8751913.18746

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

Focal Point
1346Sep22012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.8213764.76505

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

Official Report
1347Sep22012Afghanistan002000020200002000Remote control VBIEDUnknownPublic location36.767.116667

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

Official Report
1348Sep62012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.47037636.30053

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

Official Report
1349Sep92012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100ShootingUnknownPublic location33.513069536.3095814

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

Official Report
1509Sep202012Somalia021000300300003201Body-borne IEDRaidPublic location2.1166745.4

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

Official Report
1351Sep242012Afghanistan001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome34.9545570.91427

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

Official Report
1463Sep262012Pakistan001000010100001010ShootingAmbushRoad29.80004366.8500394

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

Official Report
1352Sep272012Pakistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad25.569

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

Official Report
1514Sep282012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad9.56033544.069722

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

Official Report
1618Sep282012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown33.3465836.28752

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

Official Report
1353Sep302012Afghanistan003000120300003300Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.4031464.46959

One NGO member of a demining team was killed and two wounded when a remote controlled IED detonated near their vehicle. It is unknown if they were specifically targetted.

Official Report
1355Oct22012Somalia000001000001011000ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad6.77083847.42873

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

Media
1354Oct92012Afghanistan001000010100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.25639570.787806

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

Official Report
1356Oct112012Afghanistan000000040400004400ShootingRaidOffice/compound35.32139264.811084

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

Official Report
1497Oct122012Sri Lanka000001010100001100Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown7.49239979.907831

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

Focal Point
1358Oct142012Afghanistan040000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad36.2021964.864222

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

Official Report
1359Oct142012Afghanistan004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad34.03352760.834829

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

Official Report
1357Oct152012Niger006000104500116600KidnappingRaidOffice/compound14.5108336.765

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

Media
1529Oct152012Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingIndividual attackPublic location32.5215467.41315

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

Focal Point
1360Oct182012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingCombat/CrossfireRoad34.50698865.535667

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

Official Report
1505Oct192012Somalia100000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.06046145.375419

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

Official Report
1547Oct212012Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001010Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad33.50914736.306485

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

Focal Point
1531Oct222012Afghanistan020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad34.37747463.164658

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

Official Report
1479Oct282012Ethiopia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.14540.489673

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

Focal Point
1361Nov22012South Sudan010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidHome6.21755433.438353

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

Media
1506Nov42012Somalia008000080800008008Complex attackRaidPublic location2.03681745.337338

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

Official Report
1616Nov42012Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001010UnknownUnknownPublic location33.47122736.303878

An UN staff member died in Yarmouk refugee camp. 

Official Report
1362Nov82012Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.32806970.165275

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

Official Report
1363Nov102012Afghanistan001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.2608770.77672

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

Official Report
1364Nov172012Afghanistan004000040400004400Landmine UnknownProject site30.1226862.267082

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

Official Report
1365Nov182012Pakistan010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound33.99422571.496985

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

Media
1366Nov212012Afghanistan003000003300003300KidnappingUnknownProject site34.11817170.75253

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

Official Report
1469Nov222012Kenya010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad0.04682140.310412

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

Official Report
1492Nov222012Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad34.57218469.131775

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

Focal Point
1367Nov232012Afghanistan005000050500005005Suicide VBIEDRaidOffice/compound34.36059868.841584

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

Official Report
1373Dec2012Afghanistan010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad35.4620863.46962

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

Official Report
1494Dec12012Haiti100000000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location18.533333-72.333333

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

Focal Point
1493Dec22012Chad100000000010011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound13.83305620.834722

One UN staff was attacked and killed in UN accommodation.

Official Report
1368Dec42012Afghanistan100000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.18694466.297222

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

Official Report
1369Dec52012Afghanistan030000002200113300KidnappingUnknownRoad34.47841869.76002

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

Official Report
1370Dec52012Somalia100000001100001100KidnappingRaidHome3.11666743.65

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

Media
1548Dec62012Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound26.823447218.1236723

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

Focal Point
1508Dec92012Somalia010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackUnknown9.93305643.181667

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

Official Report
1375Dec102012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site24.86055167.009926

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

Media
1371Dec112012Afghanistan050000005500005500KidnappingRaidHome35.56460164.431892

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

Official Report
1376Dec112012Pakistan400000400400004040ShootingIndividual attackPublic location24.86055167.009926

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

Media
1377Dec112012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingIndividual attack34.012384671.5787458

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

Archived
1372Dec122012Afghanistan002000020200002100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site34.45338670.484802

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

Official Report
1378Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackProject site34.012384671.5787458

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

Media
1379Dec122012Pakistan100000100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad34.150984871.7593219

Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car.

Media
1507Dec122012Somalia100000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad9.56033544.069722

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

Official Report
1549Dec142012Chad010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad13.528831921.0410733

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

Focal Point
1530Dec152012South Sudan100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.7530

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

Focal Point
1481Dec172012Pakistan001000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad30.18297166.998734

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

Focal Point
1374Dec192012Somalia001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.03226445.267468

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

Media
1500Dec222012Cameroon000001000001011010Rape/sexual assault RaidHome4.612552213.1535811

One international staff member was robbed and raped.

Focal Point
1504Dec302012Somalia010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location5.30343545.880207

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1659Jan312013DR Congo010000000000111010KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.81695729.109423

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

Focal Point
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
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
1393Feb42013Afghanistan001000100100001001Roadside IEDAmbushRoad32.86209366.067575

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
1778Feb122013Yemen010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad16.07545143.37951

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1402Mar152013South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.45622632.426302

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

Official Report
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
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
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
1737Mar212013Pakistan00120001110120000120012Remote control VBIEDUnknownProject site33.72571471.791983

Eleven NGO personnel were wounded and one killed when a VBIED detonated by an IDP camp.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1408Apr82013South Sudan100000100100001010UnknownUnknownHome4.8491431.510543

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

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1674May142013Mauritania010000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown18.083949-15.978341

During a break-in, one INGO member was stabbed in the hand. 

Focal Point
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
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
1779May202013Turkey010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad36.49795636.364129

One international INGO staff member (Syrian) was attacked and stabbed by two Turkish assailants, one of whom was the staff member's neighbor.  Attack seems targeted, but motive unknown.

Focal Point
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
1445May252013Kenya001000100100001001UnknownCombat/CrossfireUnknown0.35109640.872108

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
1679Jun42013Sudan010000100100001100Bodily assaultUnknownPublic location11.12351422.961818

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1687Jul42013Central African Republic010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad5.76653420.683388

One INGO staff member was beaten by Seleka members at a checkpoint.  

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
1471Jul72013Afghanistan020000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad35.91022268.290924

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

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
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
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
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
1752Jul162013Syrian Arab Republic100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad34.65384938.638973

One UN-contracted driver was stopped and detained by an unknown armed group, who requested a ransom.  

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1555Aug82013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackUnknown33.49974236.295234

One UN staff member was killed.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1680Sep72013El Salvador000001000010011100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location13.692667-89.218216

One international consultant was shot and killed as he was withdrawing money from a bank.

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
1851Sep72013Somalia010000010100001100Body-borne IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.03283645.33976

An INGO guard was wounded during an Al Shabaab attack.

Official Report
1573Sep82013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound4.87330131.589264

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

Official Report
1575Sep82013Afghanistan002000020200002002Complex attackCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.36106668.851885

Two NGO staff members were hospitalized as a result of an AOG-initiated bomb blast accompanying a complex attack close to the NGO office. The NGO office was not the target of the attack.

Official Report
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
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
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
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
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
1579Sep222013Pakistan001000100100001010KidnappingUnknownUnknown28.0006969.31894

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

Official Report
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
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
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
1585Oct32013South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome4.82487131.607858

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

Official Report
1591Oct32013South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad8.95527727.509186

One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. 

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
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
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
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
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
1690Oct212013Afghanistan030000030300003300BombingCombat/CrossfireProject site32.26453968.524715

Three INGO staff members were injured by flying glass after an IED detonation. 

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
1596Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad12.69918524.99564

A UN contractor was carjacked and abducted by unknown criminals while driving along the Nyala-El Fasher road. 

Official Report
1791Oct302013Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad11.81508825.414386

One UN-contracted driver was abducted by a rebel group on board a Land Cruiser.

Focal Point
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
1619Nov52013Afghanistan010000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location37.10070170.556332

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

Official Report
1601Nov62013Afghanistan001000100100001001ShootingUnknownUnknown32.92702766.142532

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

Official Report
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
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
1780Nov72013Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.36236118.554524

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

Focal Point
1788Nov82013Sudan300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad12.41480525.468676

Three UN-contracted individuals (driver and 2 assistants) were kidnapped by unknown armed men aboard two Land Cruiser vehicles. The driver, the two assistants, and the truck were released six days later.

Focal Point
1597Nov112013Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100UnknownUnknownUnknown36.88985338.369716

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

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
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
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
1666Nov212013Afghanistan002000200200002002Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown32.9268966.141517

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

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
1603Nov242013Afghanistan002000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown35.91076365.028694

Two local NGO staff members were abducted by unknown individuals.

Official Report
1606Nov242013Syrian Arab Republic100000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad33.45200836.376632

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

Official Report
1691Nov242013Sudan010000010100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown12.36534623.142106

One INGO staffer was shot during a carjacking. 

Focal Point
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
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
1609Nov262013Afghanistan003000300300003003BombingIndividual attackProject site32.62776165.901625

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

Media
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
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
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
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
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
1847Dec72013Somalia010000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location2.98324444.283339

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

Official Report
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
1626Dec132013Mali001000100100001001UnknownUnknownUnknown15.075763-7.519128

An NGO humanitarian worker was killed by unknown robbers.

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
1694Dec142013Afghanistan010000100100001100Roadside IEDAmbushRoad34.84662871.09726

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

Focal Point
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
1678Dec172013Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound13.11481523.864988

Two INGO staff members were severely beaten by six masked men attempting to rob their guest house. 

Focal Point
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
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
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
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
1852Dec292013Somalia005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad0.64515841.560769

Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Official Report
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
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