Security incident data

Last updated: August 4, 2020

Data verified up to: December 31, 2019

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 contextLocationLatitudeLongitudeActor typeActor nameDetailsVerifiedSource
2569Jan12019Syrian Arab Republic000001100100001001Kidnap-killingUnknownUnknown35.81035736.612625UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2858Jan12019Syrian Arab Republic030000120300003300ShootingRaidProject site36.284966536.8519377Non-state armed group: NationalHayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)

One male national INGO staff was killed and two others wounded when an armed group affiliated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) stormed the INGO supported hospital and began shooting randomly. Focal Point reports indicate, clashes erupted between armed factions near Daret Izza town in Aleppo Governate, and the hospital was hit with shelling and small arms fire. Some staff were evacuated, but others were not able to leading to the injuries and death.

YesFocal Point
2558Jan52019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound7.30080418.288171Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesOfficial Report
2588Jan72019Iraq010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.34158443.129139Police or paramilitaryPolice

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

YesMedia
2979Jan82019Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad14.766667-91.183333UnknownUnknown

One INGO male staff member was injured after he was assaulted by unknown perpetrators who ambushed a bus and robbed its passengers. The bus was travelling from Solola to Chimaltenango, when 6 passengers began shooting on the bus, threatening the passengers, and disrupting the route. The staff member had his injuries checked at a medical clinic.

YesFocal Point
2908Jan102019Yemen010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad15.703040343.6039301UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male INGO contracted truck driver was assaulted and injured by a mob of 50 civilians in the Kuaidenah Market. Reports indicate 50% of the truck contents were taken by the mob.

YesFocal Point
2917Jan122019Yemen300000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad27.036540614.4290236Non-state armed group: SubnationalTuareg tribe

Three UN agency contracted truck drivers were kidnapped by a NSAG suspected to be connected with the Tuarge tribe. They were held until January 19 and released after negotiations.

YesFocal Point
2566Jan152019Central African Republic100000000001011100ShootingAmbushRoad4.39467318.558189CriminalUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2980Jan172019Philippines020000110200002200ShootingAmbushRoad6.22125.07UnknownUnknown

Two INGO staff members travelling by motorbike in Polomolok were shot when unknown perpetrators on separate motorbikes ambushed the staff members, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Once the injured staff regained consciousness he realized all their belongings were taken including their motorbike.

YesFocal Point
2568Jan182019Central African Republic001000100100001100UnknownRaidHome5.76794820.675651UnknownUnknown

One male humanitarian staff was killed during a violent burglary of his home in Bambari.

YesMedia
2610Jan192019Central African Republic010000100100001001ShootingCombat/CrossfireUnknown5.76794820.675651Non-state armed group: SubnationalUnion for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC)

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

PendingMedia
2958Jan192019Cote D'Ivoire010000010100001100UnknownIndividual attackPublic location5.316667-4.033333UnknownUnknown

One national INGO staff member was injured during an armed robbery.

YesFocal Point
2847Jan202019Tanzania010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound-4.0831.01UnknownUnknown

One INGO security guard was injured during a break in and was admitted to the hospital for his injuries.

YesFocal Point
2971Jan232019Mali010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad16.2716694-0.04472Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One INGO national staff member was assaulted and injured after a group of 7 people were ambushed at an illegal checkpoint in Mamadou Talatou, Gao.

YesFocal Point
2875Jan242019Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound21.223744192.1057549CriminalBandits

One national male INGO staff member was injured when unknown criminal bandits raided the office compound in Ukhia area of Cox's Bazar.

YesFocal Point
2570Jan262019Afghanistan100000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad34.4403870.441856Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesOfficial Report
2575Jan272019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Kidnap-killingDetentionCustody36.20210637.134258UnknownUnknown

One national male NGO volunteer was kidnapped by unknown perpetrators and shot and killed after being held for one week.

YesMedia
2860Jan272019DR Congo010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.64018329.178362CriminalUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was kidnapped by a suspected criminal group on the road between Goma and Sake. The staff member was among 6 other passengers travelling in private vehicles when they were ambushed near the forest. After the kidnappers made contact with the staff members wife and requested ransom, he was released the following afternoon.

YesFocal Point
2611Jan282019Uganda020000020200002200Bodily assaultRaidProject site2.7716232.297421UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2642Jan282019Yemen010000001100001010KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location15.34833344.206389Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesMedia
2952Feb12019Ethiopia010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location9.0338.74UnknownUnknown

One international male INGO staff member was choked by a perpetrator on the street until he lost consciousness. He was then robbed of all belongings.

YesFocal Point
2981Feb12019Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome6.730793281.1216761UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male INGO staff member was assaulted by an angry individual in Kotaweheragala while visiting the house of a client. He was admitted to the Sirigala Hospital for treatment of injuries to his face.

YesFocal Point
2906Feb22019Bangladesh010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome22.36666791.8UnknownUnknown

One female INGO staff member was taken from her house in Chittagong by 7 masked men at 6:30pm. The unknown men forcibly covered her face and dragged her out of her house to a nearby field. The perpetrators assaulted and robbed the staff member, cut her hair, threatened her to stop working for the INGO and get married. Focal point reports also indicate the staff member explained other members of her family had been threatened and assaulted in recent months.

YesFocal Point
2677Feb52019DR Congo000001010100001001Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.483329.45UnaffiliatedCommunity members

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

YesOfficial Report
2905Feb52019Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad21.4339291.98703UnaffiliatedNot applicable

1 INGO national staff was wounded after mob violence among unaffiliated civilians erupted on the main road to Thainghkhali, near Cox's Bazar. Focal point reports indicate, a group of civilians were stopping buses and INGO vehicles insisting ID's and documents be checked. The staff member was beaten and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he was released later the same day. 4 staff members of a separate INGO were also assaulted but we are uable to confirm the extent of their injuries at this time.

YesFocal Point
2576Feb82019Yemen000002200200002110ShootingAmbushRoad14.7920944.294258Non-state armed group: NationalUnknown

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

YesMedia
2612Feb82019Yemen100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad15.32822645.874382Foreign or coalition forcesSaudi-led Coalition (SLC)

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

YesOfficial Report
2902Feb82019Sudan010000100100001100ShootingRaidProject site12.048879624.8806896UnknownUnknown

One male national INGO staff member was shot and killed when an unknown civilian entered the INGO compound in Nyala and began shooting.

YesFocal Point
2972Feb82019Mali030000003300003300KidnappingAmbushRoad14.4842997-4.18296Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

3 male INGO national staff members were kidnapped by an armed group in the area while travelling through Mopti region. They were held for 5 days then released.

YesFocal Point
2993Feb112019DR Congo010000010100001100ShootingRaidHome-10.619702626.3190398UnknownUnknown

One male INGO staff member was shot in the leg in his home after a group of unknown perpetrators broke into his home to steal goods and a cash wedding dowry.

YesFocal Point
2890Feb142019Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackOffice/compound15.551770232.5324097UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national INGO staff member was wounded when a civilian attacked him in the office compound in Khartoum.

YesFocal Point
2584Feb182019Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDUnknownProject site35.82569136.682449Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesMedia
2711Feb192019Burkina Faso004000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad13.480656-1.558156UnknownUnknown

A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perpetrators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. One staff was released on March 23, 2019, another on April 29, 2019, and one remains in captivity as of June 2020.

YesACLED
2585Feb212019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.20399331.558729Aid recipientInternally Displaced People (IDPs)

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

YesOfficial Report
2852Feb242019DR Congo100000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad-0.154960229.2437011UnknownUnknown

One UN agency contracted driver transporting 33 tons of food from Goma to Mangina was killed near the town of Kasegha, south of Lubero. Focal point reports indicate the driver exited the vehicle for a rest and a nearby grenade unearthed on the road by a construction worker exploded.

YesFocal Point
2884Feb272019Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site6.542329821.98633UnknownUnknown

One national male INGO staff member was assaulted and injured after an INGO project site was raided.

YesFocal Point
2586Feb282019Somalia006000006600006006KidnappingUnknownUnknown2.7695642.06527Non-state armed group: NationalUnknown

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

YesMedia
2589Mar12019Yemen020000020200002002Landmine AmbushRoad13.37694444.478333UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2607Mar12019Syrian Arab Republic000001000010011100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site3538UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2874Mar32019Jordan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site31.905436.5809Aid recipientRefugees

One national male INGO staff member was assaulted by an angry beneficiary for unknown reasons in the Azraq Refugee Camp.

YesFocal Point
2914Mar42019Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1.41534.515UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One INGO reception centre guard was injured when he was attacked by a group of nearby male civilians. INGO staff were attempting to instruct a woman on infant bathing safety, when she became irritable. As the group of nearby men heard the issue they approached the staff holding knives. The staff fled and the nearby guard attempted to control the mob when he was stabbed. He was taken to a health facility where he received medical attention.

YesFocal Point
2916Mar72019Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.105670838.2849463UnknownUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was seriously injured when a group of four unknown perpetrators attacked him at a mini bus stop in Shire. The staff was assaulted and robbed, suffering a fractured hip among other injuries.

YesFocal Point
3011Mar92019Syrian Arab Republic003000120300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.814236.32Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Three male NGO staff members were hit during a Russian coalition airstrike of Mintar village in Idlib. One staff lost his life and the other two were seriously injured.

YesFocal Point
2590Mar102019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShellingCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.2235.41Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

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

YesMedia
2915Mar102019Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1.41534.515Aid recipientRefugees

One male INGO guard at a refugee camp in Kyegegwa was injured when a refugee cut him with a razor blade after mob violence erupted over missing documentation.

YesFocal Point
2853Mar112019South Sudan100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad4.846687 31.852221CriminalUnknown

One UN agency contracted truck driver carrying commodities was ambushed by unknown criminal elements near Mogiri on the Juba-Terekeka road to Bor. He was kidnapped and held for three days, released on March 13.

YesFocal Point
2883Mar112019Burkina Faso010000001100001001KidnappingAmbushRoad14.1005099-1.6226538UnknownUnknown

One national INGO staff member was kidnapped on the road in Djibo, Soum by unknown perpetrators. Focal point reports indicate the staff are now safe.

YesFocal Point
2717Mar122019Central African Republic010000100100001100Kidnap-killingRaidProject site6.51458721.960187Non-state armed group: NationalThe Popular Front for the Rebirth of Central African Republic (FPRC)

One male national INGO staff member died after being reportedly beaten and tortured by FPRC Fighters southwest of Bria city in Piya District. The staff member and other employees were working on a well project when the rebel fighters approached the project site at 11:00am LT and demanded information about a supposed theft of boots/flashlights and missing rangers. When the group of staff were not able to provide any useful information, the staff member was taken and killed.

YesACLED
2880Mar142019Afghanistan001000100100001100Complex attackCombat/CrossfireProject site34.919773865.2909179Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

One male NGO security guard at a healthy facility in Char Sada, was killed when clashes between the Taliban and the Afghan National Army (ANA) erupted in the area around the project site.

YesFocal Point
2601Mar152019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingRaidProject site7.39083618.392444UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2602Mar192019Yemen010000100100001010Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome14.790942.9709UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2968Mar192019DR Congo010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.32515.322222CriminalUnknown

One female INGO national staff member was robbed and beaten by criminals and left by the Congo river.

YesFocal Point
2609Mar242019DR Congo100000010100001001Bodily assaultUnknownUnknown0.12989929.292641Aid recipientEbola victim families

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

YesOfficial Report
2982Mar252019Bolivia010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound17.8-63.183333UnknownUnknown

One INGO male guard was injured after being hit in the head with a shovel by 4 unknown perpetrators who raided the office in Gutierrez. The intruders stole motorcycles, cellphones and laptops.

YesFocal Point
2608Mar262019Yemen020000200200002101Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site17.03302744.107973Foreign or coalition forcesSaudi-led Coalition (SLC)

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

YesOfficial Report
2614Mar272019Occupied Palestinian Territories010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site31.41384735.110296Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

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

YesMedia
2983Mar292019Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome8.036921180.4725346UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male INGO was assaulted by an individual after he visited a clients house to collect payments. The staff member's neck was injured and he spent 2 days in the hospital.

YesFocal Point
2613Mar302019Central African Republic010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad5.51377920.827387UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2678Mar312019DR Congo000002020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site0.1529.283333UnaffiliatedCommunity members

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

YesOfficial Report
2891Apr32019DR Congo030000030300003030Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound0.1416429.2911701UnaffiliatedNot applicable

Three female national staff members of an INGO were wounded when civilian mob violence erupted in the office compound in Butembo.

YesFocal Point
2973Apr32019Haiti020000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad19.356047-72.583995CriminalUnknown

2 male INGO national staff members were injured after being shot at an illegal criminal checkpoint while travelling between Port au Paix and Port au Prince.

YesFocal Point
2646Apr42019Central African Republic010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.318.3UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2984Apr42019Burundi010000010100001100Other ExplosivesCombat/CrossfireHome-2.71830.318556Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One male INGO staff member and his family were caught in a complex armed group attack in Buhinyuza. His wife was shot and the staff member was injured after grenade blasts hit the home.

YesFocal Point
2892Apr62019DR Congo020000020200002200Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site0.1416429.2911701UnaffiliatedNot applicable

Two male national INGO staff were wounded when a civilian assaulted them at a project site in Butembo.

YesFocal Point
2854Apr92019Afghanistan004000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad31.7880105 65.5707852UnknownUnknown

Four male NGO staff members travelling in a person vehicle in Khakrez district, Kandahar, were kidnapped by unknown armed perpetrators. They were released unharmed 7 days later.

YesFocal Point
2955Apr122019Mexico010000010100001001Bodily assaultRaidUnknown19.433333-99.133333UnknownUnknown

One national INGO staff member was assaulted by two men and robbed in a supermarket.

YesFocal Point
2656Apr182019Mali021000003300003003KidnappingAmbushRoad15.083333-2.666667UnknownUnknown

On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni in Kerena village, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO (all national staff) were kidnapped by unknown armed men. The NGO staff member was released days later on April 22, and the INGO staff were released on July 31 (3.5 months later).

YesOfficial Report
2653Apr192019Nigeria010000000010011010ShootingRaidPublic location10.3125817.679319UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2654Apr192019DR Congo200000010110012200ShootingRaidProject site0.12777829.2875Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesMedia
2693Apr192019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackRoad4.1666679.233333Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One male national NGO driver was kidnapped near the Mermoz Hotel, 1.3km from the UN office in Buea town. The staff and the family members (not counted here) taken with him were held for 2 days by a non-state armed group active in the area.

YesMedia
2657Apr222019Kenya001000100100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-2.078941.1338UnknownUnknown

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

YesMedia
2659Apr232019Haiti100000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad18.533333-72.333333UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2710Apr242019DR Congo020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad-1.38497728.092944UnknownUnknown

2 national INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 2 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. The staff were later released.

YesACLED
2676Apr252019Pakistan200000110200002011ShootingRaidProject site30.63156166.736965Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesMedia
2885Apr262019Niger010000010100001100Other ExplosivesRaidOffice/compound13.214391712.0289902UnknownUnknown

One male national INGO watchman was injured when his INGO base was attacked by unknown perpetrators in Maine Soroa, Diffa. Reports indicate 3 months after this incident, due to escalating violence, the INGO was forced to shut down all programming in the area.

YesFocal Point
2985Apr282019Sri Lanka010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome6.88972280.598056UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male INGO staff member was assaulted and injured after he was attacked by the husband of a loan client at their house. He was treated at the hospital.

YesFocal Point
2986Apr302019Mozambique010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-14.71666734.366667UnknownUnknown

One male INGO was attacked while returning from a field mission in Ndaula, 62 km from Vila Ulongue. The attack occurred 5km from the INGO office in Vila Ulongue. The staff was riding a motorcycle when a group with big sticks and machetes struck him and stole his laptop, cellphone and glasses.

YesFocal Point
2974May12019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.23148729.8005027Staff memberDay labourer

One male INGO staff member was injured after a contracted day labourer assaulted him while he was distributing wages to the labourers. Reports indicate the attack was ethnically motivated as the staff member was from a different state than the labourer.

YesFocal Point
2680May42019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.6336.67Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

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

YesMedia
2664May52019Afghanistan004000040400004004Vehicle-born IEDAmbushRoad34.470.366667UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2859May52019Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.699011536.6053435Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national INGO staff member was killed at his home during a massive aerial bombardment campaign by the Russian and Syrian Militaries reportedly targeting Hait Tahrir al Sham (HTS) shelling locations in the area of Deir Sunbul, Idlib.

YesFocal Point
2987May72019Haiti010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackPublic location19.15-72.016667UnknownUnknown

One male INGO staff member was shot by two unknown armed men outside his home in Hinche. He was treated at a local hospital.

YesFocal Point
2667May82019Afghanistan040000310400004400Vehicle-born IEDRaidProject site34.53333369.166667UnknownUnknown

Three male national INGO staff members were killed at their project office in Kabul after a VBIED detonated, targeting another INGOs nearby office. Reports indicate 2 others were killed and 15 injured (not counted here). One driver for another INGO was sitting in a car nearby suffered burns to his hands and glass fragments in his face and body

YesOfficial Report
2694May112019Nigeria001000100100001001ShootingAmbushPublic location11.83333313.15Non-state armed group: RegionalBoko Haram

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

PendingMedia
2704May112019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.40193634.386018Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

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

YesMedia
2960May142019Somalia020000002200002200KidnappingIndividual attackProject site4.03027842.296667Non-state armed group: RegionalAl Shabaab

Two INGO national staff members were reportedly kidnapped in Geedweyne, 30km east of Dolow. The staff members were on mission in the remote village when the incident occurred. Information on their release is unavailable at this time.

YesMedia
2679May162019Afghanistan001000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackUnknown35.658168.0478Staff memberSecurity guard

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

YesOfficial Report
2855May162019DR Congo100000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad-3.3728836 29.1448793CriminalUnknown

One UN agency contracted truck driver was ambushed on the road 55km north of Uvira near the villages of Bwegera by unknown criminal perpetrators. The driver was kidnapped and held for ransom for two days and then released.

YesFocal Point
2873May202019Bangladesh010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site21.212692.1634Aid recipientRefugees

One national male INGO staff member was assaulted by angry beneficiaries in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar.

YesFocal Point
2691May212019South Sudan200000020200002200ShootingAmbushRoad4.77533.59Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesOfficial Report
2681May222019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.81416736.32Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

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

YesMedia
2682May232019Burkina Faso003000003300003003KidnappingRaidProject site14.104039-1.629995UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2866May232019South Sudan010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault Individual attackPublic location4.851650231.5824699UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One national INGO staff member was sexually assaulted by an unaffiliated male in Juba. She received medical attention after the attack.

YesFocal Point
2685May242019Afghanistan002000200200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound32.141561.2096Foreign or coalition forcesInternational Military Forces (IMF)

During an international military airstrike targeting anti-government elements at 12:17am LT, an NGO compound in Shib Koh district was also destroyed killing two national NGO staff members. Reports indicate 8 militants were also killed during the strike.

YesOfficial Report
2684May252019DR Congo000001100100001100UnknownMob violenceProject site0.51789529.311459UnaffiliatedCommunity members

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

YesMedia
2686May272019Afghanistan002000002200002200KidnappingRaidProject site35.6464.28Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

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

YesOfficial Report
2909May292019Jordan010000010100001010Bodily assaultRaidProject site31.905436.5809Aid recipientRefugees

One female INGO staff member was injured when a large rock was thrown into a project site and hit her on the head. Focal point reports indicate the staff member was hosting a meal event for girls and women in the safe space inside the Azraq Refugee Camp Village 2, when another male resident threw a large rock onto the shading tent above the centre while yelling 'women should stay home.' The staff member was taken to the hospital and received a CT scan.

YesFocal Point
2863Jun12019Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackHome31.0261488 62.4504154Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

One male national INGO staff member was kidnapped and held for several days by the Taliban in Nimroz province. The staff member was on leave in his home village when he was abducted, but he was able to convince the perpetrators he was a student, not an aid worker, leading to his release.

YesFocal Point
2695Jun22019South Sudan010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site6.212531.560833Staff memberNot applicable

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

YesOfficial Report
2954Jun42019Tanzania010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-3.36666736.683333UnknownUnknown

One international INGO staff member was injured when his bag was snatched on a roadway in Arusha.

YesFocal Point
2738Jun52019DR Congo020000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad-0.15529.24UnknownUnknown

Two INGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown militants while travelling by road in the Lubero territory of North Kivu province. Reports indicate both staff members were released on June 7.

YesACLED
2900Jun62019DR Congo010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.947490229.1947098Host stateDR Congo Armed Forces

One male national INGO staff member was shot and killed after being ambushed by the DR Congo Armed Forces in Kalemie.

YesFocal Point
3009Jun62019DR Congo000100010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site1.5594130.25224UnaffiliatedCommunity members

One ICRC national male staff member was assaulted after community members broke out into mob violence, in a project site in Bunia, over Ebola stigma.

YesFocal Point
2703Jun102019South Sudan002000020200002002ShootingAmbushRoad8.7632829.856159UnknownUnknown

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

YesOfficial Report
2953Jun102019Tunisia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location36.810.17UnknownUnknown

One national INGO staff member was assaulted and robbed on her way home from work.

YesFocal Point
3016Jun102019Syrian Arab Republic003000030300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.45666736.746389Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Three NGO staff members were injured in Russian Coalition airstrikes in Tamanaah.

YesFocal Point
2718Jun152019South Sudan002000020200002200Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.77533.59UnaffiliatedCommunity members

Two male national NGO staff members, one team leader and a driver, were injured when beaten and dragged from their vehicles after their convoy was stopped by a group of villagers in Eastern Equatorial. The aid worker victims were part of an NGO team of enumerators, who were reportedly targeted by the villagers because of their perceived ethnicity and affiliation. After the two staff members were dragged from the convoy and beaten, some community members contacted the NGO and confirmed their positions which deescalated the situation and the NGO team vehicles were allowed to depart the area.

YesOfficial Report
2872Jun152019Jordan010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site31.91587736.589156Aid recipientRefugees

One male national INGO staff member was assaulted by angry aid recipients in the Azraq Refugee Camp.

YesFocal Point
2877Jun152019Niger030000210300003300ShootingRaidProject site13.3141112.60934Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One national male INGO staff member and a INGO contracted driver were killed by unknown armed militants while at a water treatment project site in Tcholori village, near the border with Nigeria approximately 20 miles from Diffa. One other staff member was injured in the attack.

YesFocal Point
2709Jun162019South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingIndividual attackUnknown9.96283933.730204UnaffiliatedCommunity members

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

YesOfficial Report
2713Jun192019South Sudan020000020200002200ShootingIndividual attackPublic location8.08292631.979923UnaffiliatedCommunity members

Two national INGO staff members were shot by a community member in Patluak village near Pulchuol. The perpetrator reportedly mistook the two aid workers for 'his enemies.' The two staff members received medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries at a clinic walking distance away, and the shooter was arrested.

YesOfficial Report
2712Jun202019Syrian Arab Republic006000330600006600Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.63861136.671667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

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

YesOfficial Report
2904Jun212019Afghanistan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location34.528129669.1723328UnknownUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was stabbed in the leg with a knife while walking to a neary shop, 150 meters from his home in Kabul. Four unknown men were involved in the attack, and likely intended to rob the staff member.

YesFocal Point
2719Jun232019South Sudan200000020200002200Bodily assaultMob violenceOffice/compound4.8531.6Staff memberSecurity guards

Two male national UN guards at the compound in Juba, were injured when striking employees pelted stones at them at 12:45 LT. The protests at the main gate reportedly involved 100 striking guards. The two guards injured with stones received medical attention after being escorted out of the crowd.

YesOfficial Report
2728Jun242019South Sudan001000010100001001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.47801432.721848UnknownUnknown

While travelling from Torit to Kapoeta, an NGO vehicle carrying one driver and 9 NGO staff members was ambushed by unknown armed individuals. The aid workers were robbed of mobile phones and cash, assaulted and threatened. After the attack, the driver managed to transport all 9 passengers to Camp 15 where one injured worker received medical attention. Some reports indicate more aid workers were wounded, but this has not been verified at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2720Jun252019Central African Republic030000030300003300Bodily assaultRaidHome7.318.3Non-state armed group: SubnationalAnti-Balaka

Three INGO staff members were assaulted and injured after anti-Balaka armed actors broke into their home. During the armed incursion, the staff were robbed of their mobile phones, cash, and other items. The staff members received medical treatment at a local hospital, and the perpetrators were handed over to MINUSCA by a local anti-Balaka leader.

YesOfficial Report
2714Jun262019South Sudan001000100100001001ShootingRaidUnknown7.2828.68UnknownUnknown

One NGO employee was reportedly shot and killed along with 3 others in Akucieng, 5km from Tonj town. The inter-community violence was carried out by unknown armed men around 3:00 am LT.

YesOfficial Report
2715Jun262019Syrian Arab Republic006000240600006600Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.43888936.651111Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

2 national NGO volunteers were killed and 4 others wounded, during a reported Russian double tap airstrike, while attempting to evacuate injured people in an ambulance. The airstrike occurred in Khan Sheikhoun town, of Maarrat Al-Numan district, which has seen recent extensive aerial bombardment.

YesMedia
2727Jul22019Somalia001000100100001100ShootingUnknownUnknown2.33333342.283333Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

The head of a local NGO in the Gredo region of Somalia was killed by a group of armed assailants approximately 4km from Baardheere in Bula Cadey. Three NGO staff members were also taken at the same time as the killing, and were released unharmed 5 hours later and 46km away (not counted here).

YesOfficial Report
2729Jul32019Sudan005000005500005005KidnappingUnknownRoad13.17766923.642486UnknownUnknown

5 national NGO staff members were kidnapped 4km outside of Golo in Kaironga village on July 3, 2019. All 5 staff members were released the following day after reports a ransom was paid.

YesOfficial Report
3006Jul32019Ethiopia010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location9.024970138.746891UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One female INGO national staff was assaulted by community members in Alek, Ethiopia.

YesFocal Point
2731Jul62019Mali004000040400004004Roadside IEDAmbushRoad16.6-4.466667UnknownUnknown

4 national NGO staff members were injured when their vehicle hit a road-side IED or possible landmine between Ehabak and Zouerat Elhamar, 10 km east of Razelma Commune, Timbuktu Region. The injured staff members were evacuated to a hospital for treatment, and the vehicle was severely damaged. Information about the group linked to the explosive is unknown at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2881Jul62019Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.164.2667Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

One male NGO staff member was shot and killed by Taliban perpetrators on the road as he was travelling to the local health centre.

YesFocal Point
2739Jul82019Chad002000200200002002ShootingRaidPublic location13.57810321.824944UnknownUnknown

Two aid workers were killed after a group of unknown armed perpetrators raided a bar in Farchana, Ouaddai. The perpetrators stole cash and opened fire wounding two other people (not counted here).

YesMedia
2742Jul82019Afghanistan020000200200002002ShootingRaidProject site34.216468.2952Police or paramilitaryAfghan National Security Forces

Reports indicate, Afghan National Security Forces raided an INGO health clinic in Tangi Saidan, Day Mirdad district of Wardak around 9:00pm LT. The security forces shot and killed an aid recipient within the clinic, bound four other individuals and took them outside for an interrogation. Information currently available highlights ANSF were seeking information regarding possible connections to the Taliban. During the interrogation two staff members were shot and killed approximately 50 meters from the facility. A third INGO staff member is missing and presumed detained by the forces.

YesMedia
2747Jul102019Syrian Arab Republic003000120300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome35.3236.32Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One NGO national aid volunteer was reportedly killed in Russian-Syrian military airstrikes on the town of Maara Hrema in the Aleppo countryside. The aid volunteer was killed when in his home in a displaced persons camp with his daughter. Two other volunteer's nearby were wounded.

YesMedia
2733Jul112019DR Congo010000100100001001UnknownIndividual attackPublic location-2.53665625.752575Non-state armed group: SubnationalMai Mai Militia

One national staff member of a INGO local partner was killed by members of a Mai Mai militia in the vicinity of Lomami Park, Maniema province, near the FARDC Camp in Lakakando and the Likolongo village. Reports indicate three other NGO personnel were assaulted but the extent of their injuries is unknown. After, the perpetrators burned three NGO motorcycles and left with stolen belongings.

YesOfficial Report
2893Jul112019DR Congo040000040400004130ShootingRaidOffice/compound0.1416429.2911701UnknownUnknown

Three female and one male national staff of an INGO were all wounded in a shooting when unknown armed perpetrators raided and robbed the office compound in Butembo.

YesFocal Point
2950Jul112019DR Congo030000120300003300ShootingAmbushRoad-2.63333326.1UnknownUnknown

Three INGO national staff were injured and one national staff member was killed during an ambush on the road.

YesFocal Point
2732Jul122019Somalia110000100110012200ShootingRaidPublic location-0.35805642.545278Non-state armed group: RegionalUnknown

One male international INGO director and one UN agency manager were shot and killed after an attack by Al Shabaab militants on the Assey Hotel in Kismayo, Somalia. Media reports indicate the militants used a vehicle borne explosive device to obstruct the front entrance, where after at least 4 perpetrators entered the hotel and attacked those inside with weapons. The perpetrators were in the building for more than 14 hours and killed 25 other people.

YesMedia
3018Jul132019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.3742536.6033Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Two male NGO staff members were injured during an airstrike in Kafr Zita.

YesFocal Point
2748Jul142019DR Congo000002200200002002UnknownIndividual attackHome-0.56666728.7UnaffiliatedCommunity members

2 national Ebola health aid workers were reportedly killed in their homes the night of July 14, 2019 by angry community members in North Kivu. The health ministry reported the workers suffered months of threats prior to the attack. Attacks against Ebola aid workers in North Kivu is occurring more often due to the distrust for causes and treatments for the disease among community members. Staff members are listed as 'other' due to likely World Bank funding.

YesMedia
2734Jul152019South Sudan100000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.2629.8Aid recipientInternally Displaced People (IDPs)

During a fight between two groups of IDPs at a humanitarian cafeteria in Bentiu, 3 UN contracted staff were seriously injured. Reports were only able to confirm one as UN humanitarian staff at this time (other two not counted here). The staff members received medical attention at the UNMISS level II hospital and were later discharged.

YesOfficial Report
2736Jul162019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody9.34737631.489106Host stateSouth Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF)

Three INGO staff members and the boat driver were travelling by river from Malakal to Tongo, when they were stopped by members of the South Sudan Peoples Defense Forces (SSPDF) in Kaldak at 12h00. After a search of their boat resulted in cash being found, the SSPDF reportedly detained the staff members and boat driver after accusations of transporting money to the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO). While the staff members were being interrogated, the boat driver was severely beaten. After support from UNOCHA and state authorities, negotiations resulted in the release of all staff with the money initially under question at 19h00. The boat driver received medical attention at the UNMISS clinic.

YesOfficial Report
2735Jul172019Ukraine100000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site48.00666737.512778Aid recipientNot applicable

One UN agency staff member was assaulted in the parking lot of the Krasnohorivka hospital, by a recipient of UN agency assistance. Another UN staff member intervened, stopping the assault. The assaulted staff sustained damaged teeth, bruises and a swollen face.

YesOfficial Report
2737Jul192019Nigeria070000601700007313KidnappingAmbushRoad13.10512.506667Non-state armed group: RegionalIslamic State in West Africa (ISWA)

7 INGO staff members travelling in the border region of Borno state near the town of Damasak, were ambushed and attacked by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants. One driver was killed during the attack, and two other drivers, three health workers and an aid worker were kidnapped and were still held as of September 2019. On September 26th 2019, one of the six hostages was killed. On December 13, 2019 four of the remaining hostages were killed. Reports indicate the remaining captive is female. Currently denoted in the AWSD as being a national staff member. Updates will be made as more information becomes available.

YesMedia
2894Jul192019DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceRoad-5.912739329.1913918UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national staff member was wounded when assaulted due to mob violence on the road in Kalemie.

YesFocal Point
2749Jul212019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.43888936.651111Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national NGO aid volunteer and media activist was killed after three reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes repeatedly hit the city of Khan Shaikhoun in Idlib governate, in the area he was working.

YesMedia
2740Jul222019Somalia100000010100001001Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location2.029956445.3101475Non-state armed group: RegionalAl Shabaab

One UN national staff member was injured by the blast after a VIED reportedly rammed the main gate of the Afrik Hotel located in Mogadishu. Reports indicate the attack is being attributed to Al Shabaab as the blast accordingly also targeted a main security checkpoint near the hotel. Media reports outline 17 civilians were killed and many injured.

YesOfficial Report
2750Jul222019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001001ShootingRaidPublic location31.79861135.248333Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

One Palestinian Red Cross paramedic was wounded when shot in the stomach by Israeli forces after a reported raid of the Occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood Al-Issawiya. Reports indicate the occupying forces attacked civilians and attacked Red Cross staff with rubber bullets to prevent them from transporting civilian patients to the hospital.

YesMedia
2751Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.63861136.671667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national NGO volunteer was killed by reported Russian-Syrian military airstrikes, while attempting to assist those affected by previous strikes in Maraat Al-Numan.

YesMedia
2753Jul222019Mexico001000100100001100ShootingIndividual attackRoad17.644444-101.551111CriminalUnknown

One male national member of the Red Cross board of directors was shot and killed while traveling through downtown Zihuatanejo in a vehicle, by two unknown criminals on a motorcycle. The board member was also traveling with his wife who was taken to the hospital in critical condition (not counted here). Focal point reports indicate the attack motive was not linked to his status with the Red Cross.

YesMedia
2761Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic010000100100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.473337.0972UnknownUnknown

One male national employee of an INGO was killed along with another civilian after a motorcycle bomb exploded in Tell Rifaat city of Aleppo governate. The motive and perpetrators are currently unknown.

YesMedia
3012Jul222019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackProject site35.63861136.671667Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

One male NGO staff member was killed after a regime airstrike hit a project site in Marraat Al-Numan.

YesFocal Point
2744Jul232019South Sudan020000020200002002Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site9.97916733.75Aid recipientRefugees

Two INGO staff members working within the Doro refugee camp in Maban district, were assaulted and injured by aid recipients after a dispute about the distribution of solar lamps. Reports indicate local and regional authorities had to intervene when a group of community members would not let 6 INGO staff leave until they all received solar lamps. A resolution was achieved with those receiving lamps later and all staff were released at 15h30.

YesOfficial Report
2745Jul262019Mali010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad15.216667-0.3CriminalUnknown

An INGO vehicle travelling between Ansongo and Tessit, 25 km north of Tessit village, was ambushed by unknown armed men. The criminals stole the INGO rented SUV, robbed the passengers, and abducted the INGO driver. The driver was released the following day.

YesOfficial Report
2746Jul262019South Sudan030000120300003003Bodily assaultMob violencePublic location6.833.133333UnaffiliatedCommunity members

During a reported marital dispute between different age groups of the community in Likuangloe, Pibor, Jonglei state, the violence escalated around 18h45. Two off duty national INGO staff members were wounded and one killed during the community violence.

YesOfficial Report
2754Jul272019Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireRoad35.37361136.601667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Two paramedics and one ambulance driver were killed when a targeted airstrike destroyed their ambulance as it drove through the Hama countryside to Kafr Zita. The INGO supported ambulance was travelling to Kafr Zita to assist victims of an airstrike that hit the town at 2:00pmLT.

YesMedia
2988Jul282019Uganda010000010100001010Bodily assaultAmbushRoad0.545465631.7464393UnknownUnknown

One female INGO staff member was injured after being dragged off a motorbike on her way to the office in Moyo town, near Iboa village, Palorinya Refugee Settlement. The incident occurred amidst a tribal clash between Madi and Gimara clans.

YesFocal Point
2989Jul282019Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound35.813869436.6077207Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male INGO site guard was injured during airstrikes in Ariha, Idlib. He received treatment at a local hospital. These airstrikes came during a multi-day strike campaign against Idlib and Hama. The INGO building was considerably damaged.

YesFocal Point
2743Jul292019Myanmar010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad20.693.2Host stateMyanmar Armed Forces

One male INGO national staff member was shot by Myanmar military officers while riding his motorcycle through Mrauk U township in Rakhine State. Army reports indicate the staff member was carrying a grenade and was charged under a counterterrorism law after being taken to the hospital to receive treatment.

YesMedia
2752Jul292019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.37361136.601667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national NGO volunteer was killed at a project site by Russian-Syrian military airstrikes in Kafr Zita, Hama. Reports indicate his family was also killed in the attack which appeared to target the aid workers home and family.

YesMedia
2990Jul302019Somalia010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site10.68777843.936389Aid recipientNot applicable

One male INGO staff member was stabbed by an angry beneficiary at a food distribution point in Lughaya because he attempted to forcefully take items.

YesFocal Point
2848Aug2019Cameroon004000004400004400KidnappingIndividual attackProject site5.835669.88347UnknownUnknown

4 male NGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown armed men in in Kulabe 25 km from the town of Batibo (coordinates given for Batibo). The staff members were on humanitarian assignment in the community for sensitization and vulnerable persons programs. They were released after 3 days unharmed.

YesFocal Point
2849Aug2019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackProject site5.8629979.768234UnknownUnknown

1 male NGO staff member was kidnapped by unknown armed men three times over the month of August culminating in over three days of captivity. The staff member was on a humanitarian assignment in Widikum throughout the month. During the final abduction he was financially extorted and beaten.

YesFocal Point
2755Aug32019Mali020000002200002002KidnappingUnknownUnknown14.465-3.306111Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

Two INGO staff members working in Sangha Commune, 35 km north-east of Bandiagara town, were reportedly kidnapped by an unknown armed group. Both were released the following day on August 04.

YesOfficial Report
2991Aug42019Guatemala010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound14.613333-90.535278UnknownUnknown

One male INGO guard at an additional parking lot for the INGO in Calle Mariscal, Guatemala City was beat by unknown burglars attempting to steal from the compound. He was treated at a hospital and released after a few days.

YesFocal Point
2867Aug52019Mali010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault AmbushRoad15.9181995 2.4022CriminalUnknown

One national female NGO staff member was sexually assaulted after being stopped by a criminal group on the road in Menaka. She received medical attention after the assault.

YesFocal Point
2757Aug72019South Sudan001000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackCustody4.8531.6Police or paramilitarySpouse/National Security Services (NSS)

The Director of a local NGO was reportedly kidnapped by her estranged husband, who is a member of the National Security Services (NSS). The abduction occurred over a family dispute, and the female staff member was assaulted prior to being released. She later received medical attention from a local clinic.

YesOfficial Report
2758Aug72019Central African Republic020000000002022002Bodily assaultRaidHome7.318.3CriminalUnknown

Two international NGO employees were injured when 6 unidentified armed criminals entered their home in Batangafo and stole a variety of valuables including money. UN security forces responded, but the perpetrators had already fled. The two injured staff were treated at the MSF hospital.

YesOfficial Report
2760Aug82019Pakistan001000010100001100Roadside IEDIndividual attackRoad33.7273.06UnknownUnknown

One male national driver for a local NGO was injured when his vehicle was targeted by unknown attackers using an IED. The aid worker was travelling in the Esori area of North Waziristan, when the blast damaged the vehicle and injured him.

YesOfficial Report
2895Aug82019Ethiopia010000010100001100Bodily assaultMob violenceProject site7.921968734.1531947UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national INGO staff member was wounded when mob violence erupted at a project site in Gambella.

YesFocal Point
2879Aug102019Libyan Arab Jamahiriya100000010100001100Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfirePublic location32.119424220.0867909UnknownUnknown

One male UN national staff was wounded when a VBIED parked outside a supermarket in Benghazi exploded.

YesFocal Point
2975Aug122019Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome11.01666729.716667CriminalUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was injured after an unknown criminal robbed his home and physically assaulted him.

YesFocal Point
2759Aug142019Syrian Arab Republic020000200200002200Aerial bombardmentIndividual attackProject site35.6336.67Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Two INGO employees, a paramedic and an ambulance driver, were killed at the organizations medical centre after 6 Russian/Syrian military coalition airstrikes targeted the facility and their ambulance. The ambulance was completely destroyed in the attack. Reports indicate this is the 40th attack on healthcare facilities in northwest Syria since April 2019.

YesOfficial Report
3013Aug142019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.54916736.540833Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male NGO staff member was killed after a Russian Coalition airstrike hit the town of Maar Tahroma.

YesFocal Point
2762Aug162019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.762535.265833Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

One Palestinian Red Crescent volunteer paramedic was shot in the head by the Israeli Army with a rubber bullet. The incident reportedly occurred while the paramedic was trying to assist victims during clashes in the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. He was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment.

YesMedia
2763Aug172019Myanmar001000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireRoad23.0024197.768314Non-state armed group: SubnationalNorthern Alliance

One male national NGO staff member was reportedly shot and killed by a sniper targeting their aid convoy. The staff member was travelling in an ambulance marked with the organisations name 13 miles from Lashio, Shan state. After the staff member was shot, an RPG hit the ambulance, which is being attributed to the Northern Alliance NSAG. Other staff members were reportedly wounded, but we are unable to confirm those details at this time.

YesMedia
2992Aug182019South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad4.851650231.5824699Police or paramilitarySecurity Forces

One INGO staff member was ambushed by an illegal checkpoint, which reports describe as NSS uniformed officers, on his way home from the office in Juba. The staff was pulled from his vehicle, shot in the leg and was held by the suspected security servicemen until 5:30am where he was then robbed and left on the street.

YesFocal Point
3019Aug182019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.63861136.671667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Two NGO staff members were injured during a Russian airstrike in Maarrat Al-Numan.

YesFocal Point
2764Aug192019Mali001000010100001001Other ExplosivesUnknownUnknown16.953333-0.353889UnknownUnknown

One national staff member of a local NGO in Bourem town, Bourem Cercle, Goa, was injured by a grenade explosion.

YesOfficial Report
2820Aug202019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireProject site35.58736.356Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

One male NGO volunteer sustained serious injuries from reported regime bombardment in the town of Shagurit, Hama as he was attempting to assist other civilians. The volunteer was taken to medical facilities in Hama but died of his injuries.

YesMedia
2765Aug212019Central African Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidProject site7.318.3CriminalUnknown

One security guard at an INGO guest house in Batangafo was severely injured, when a group of 5 unknown criminals broke in. The perpetrators stole a large sum of money, international passports, and 2 computers of staff still sleeping. MINUSCA patrol responded, but the perpetrators had already fled. The security guard was transported to the local hospital, and the INGO staff were escorted to the base.

YesOfficial Report
2959Aug212019Yemen010000010100001001ShootingAmbushRoad15.66666743.933333UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded after his vehicle was ambushed on the road in Thi Yai village near Dhamar city.

YesFocal Point
2769Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001010ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.334.25Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

One female volunteer paramedic was injured in the head with a plastic-coated steel bullet while trying to assist wounded during the Great March of Return protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

YesMedia
2770Aug232019Occupied Palestinian Territories002000020200002200ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.34444434.303056Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

One male volunteer paramedic for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and one male volunteer paramedic for a local NGO were both wounded with plastic-coated steel bullets at demonstrations in Khan Younis district of the Gaza Strip. The staff members were struck on the left thigh and neck respectively.

YesMedia
2772Aug242019DR Congo100000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad-5.76816129.051722UnknownUnknown

One male national driver for a UN implementing partner was traveling around 40km on the Kalemie - Nyemba - Nyunzu axis, when his truck carrying fuel to Nyunzu was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. The perpetrators shot the driver in the arm, but he was able to speed away and arrive at a medical centre 50km away to receive medical attention. He was evacuated to Kalemie by air for treatment.

YesOfficial Report
2819Aug272019Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.93333336.633333Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male NGO volunteer was injured after regime air strikes struck his town of Kafr Awed, Idlib. The raid also killed 3 and injured 12 other civilians.

YesMedia
2766Aug282019Uganda001000100100001010Kidnap-killingIndividual attackHome0.3132.52UnknownUnknown

One female national NGO aid worker was abducted by unknown perpetrators outside her home in Busega, a suburb of Kampala. Exact cause of death is unknown, but her body was found the following day in Nakitutuli village in Nama sub-county, Mukono district, and reports indicate it appeared to have head trauma. The female staff member was also reportedly 6 months pregnant at the time of the attack.

YesMedia
2896Aug292019Ethiopia020000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionCustody7.921968734.1531947Police or paramilitaryPolice

Two male national staff members were assaulted by police officers after being stopped and temporarily detained on the road in Gambella.

YesFocal Point
2767Sep12019Syrian Arab Republic010000001100001100KidnappingIndividual attackPublic location35.991736.3938UnknownUnknown

One national male staff member of an INGO and NGO in Syria, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Darkoush town located in the western suburbs of Idlib governate. He was released on September 17, 2019.

YesMedia
2913Sep12019Uganda001000100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location1.953044832.1391217UnknownUnknown

One male NGO national staff member was attacked with a knife outside of his house on the street in Bweyale by unknown perpetrators. Reports indicate the staff member was lured outside by a phone call pretending to be a friend, where he was then cut twice on the head and neck. He was taken to hospital where he died the next day.

YesFocal Point
2957Sep22019Afghanistan070000000007077007Vehicle-born IEDCombat/CrossfireOffice/compound34.52527869.178333Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

Seven INGO international staff members were injured after a large vehicle borne IED exploded outside the Green Village compound in Kabul. The Taliban took responsibility for the attack that killed 16 and wounded over 100.

YesFocal Point
2771Sep42019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad4.8531.6UnknownUnknown

2 INGO staff members and their driver were travelling in Juba to the INGO compound when they were stopped by armed men wearing partially civilian and military clothes. Reports indicate the staff members were removed from the vehicle, robbed and the driver was assaulted and placed in the trunk of the vehicle around 2030hLT. The armed perpetrators drove the vehicle around until 2330hLT when it was abandoned. The driver was rescued and received medical attention for his injuries.

YesOfficial Report
2768Sep52019Ethiopia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad8.30899934.322233UnknownUnknown

Two INGO staff members were ambushed and killed by unknown perpetrators as they were in transit from the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp. The aid workers were staff in a child nutrition center within the camp.

YesMedia
2773Sep62019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.85936331.571251UnknownUnknown

One national staff member of an INGO was assaulted by three unknown armed men and robbed of cash and a mobile phone near Rock City in Juba. The staff member received medical attention for injuries sustained during the assault, and reported the incident to the proper authorities.

YesOfficial Report
2778Sep62019Pakistan000001100100001010ShootingAmbushRoad33.98302371.57162UnknownUnknown

One female immunization aid worker was shot and killed on her way to work in Peshawar. The staff member was traveling the cities ring road near the Madina CHG Station at 9:00 am when unknown motorists opened fire. Her body was taken to the Khyber Medical College.

YesMedia
2897Sep62019Ethiopia020000200200002200ShootingAmbushRoad7.921968734.1531947Host stateEthiopian Armed Forces

Two male national INGO staff members were shot and killed after being ambushed by the Ethiopian Armed Forces on the road in Gambella.

YesFocal Point
2774Sep82019South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.84469731.603254UnknownUnknown

One male national staff member of a local NGO returning to his house from a neighbours at around 20:30LT, was attacked by 5 men in civilian clothing in the Juba suburb of Buluk. The 5 men robbed the staff member of cash and his mobile phone, and severely damaged his face. The next day he received medical treatment at the Juba Teaching Hospital, and the incident was reported to the authorities.

YesOfficial Report
2878Sep122019Pakistan010000001100001100KidnappingUnknownUnknown31.862570670.9018692Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One male national INGO staff member was kidnapped in Gomal city South Waziristan district. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

YesFocal Point
2775Sep142019Somalia001000100100001100Roadside IEDCombat/CrossfireRoad2.6545.05Non-state armed group: RegionalAl Shabaab

One male humanitarian aid worker was killed when a roadside explosion damaged a convoy carrying government representatives. The explosion reportedly occurred on Jowhar-Bal'ad road.

YesMedia
2776Sep142019Afghanistan005000005500005005KidnappingAmbushRoad36.37455568.896679Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

Five staff members of a local NGO were reportedly kidnapped by unknown non-state actors, along the Kunduz-Baghlan road in the Khal Zaey area of Baghlan province. No further information about their whereabouts is available at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2777Sep152019South Sudan010000000001011010Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad4.84800231.613044CriminalUnknown

One female international INGO staff member was seriously injured when two men attempted to steal her shoulder bag. The staff member was walking on the sidewalk in the Hai Cinema area of Juba, when two unknown criminals on a motorbike attempted to steal her bag which was attached to her body/shoulder. The staff member was dragged for several metres and sustained a serious shoulder injury which required surgery.

YesOfficial Report
2949Sep152019DR Congo010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-4.32515.322222UnknownUnknown

One national INGO staff member was injured when robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a cab.

YesFocal Point
2782Sep172019Mali040000004400004103KidnappingAmbushRoad15.077148-2.684227Non-state armed group: SubnationalFulani

Three INGO staff and their driver were reportedly ambushed by suspected Fulani militants between Dansa and Dallah villages, at 25 km and 35 km east of Douentza town. The armed perpetrators kidnapped all four in the vehicle, but released everyone the following day unharmed. Information about motive is unavailable at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2948Sep172019Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.31361132.581111UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was injured after he was severely assaulted after an unknown perpetrator robbed him in front of his home in Kampala.

YesFocal Point
2779Sep192019South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushHome4.85936331.571251UnaffiliatedNot applicable

Gunmen broke into the home of a national male INGO staff member in Juba and held him at gunpoint while they stole cash, mobile phones, and laptops. The staff member was then shot. Emergency surgery was performed at the local hospital. The staff member is expected to recover.

YesOfficial report
2822Sep222019Nigeria020000200200002200Kidnap-killingIndividual attackCustody11.83109813.150967Non-state armed group: RegionalBoko Haram

Two male national aid workers of an INGO were kidnapped in Borno state reportedly in the Maiduguri area. Boko Haram militants then posted on September 22, 2019 a video of their execution, shared by various media outlets. Exact location or time/day of death is unknown. Coordinates given are for Maiduguri.

YesMedia
2976Sep232019Yemen010000010100001100ShootingRaidProject site13.577588644.0177989Aid recipientNot applicable

One male INGO volunteer was shot by an angry aid recipient while monitoring food distribution in Taiz.

YesFocal Point
2780Sep262019South Sudan001000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoadUnaffiliatedNot applicable

A national staff member from a local NGO was robbed and assaulted while on-route from Abiriu to Cuibet. He was travelling on a motorbike when two armed men stopped him and tried to rob him at gunpoint. When the attempt was unsuccessful, the robbers proceeded to beat him and then fled from the scene. The NGO aid worker was admitted to the hospital for his injuries.

YesOfficial report
2781Sep272019Mali030000003300003102KidnappingAmbushRoad15.294713-1.559076UnknownUnknown

Three national INGO personnel, two staff and a driver, were kidnapped along with their vehicle. Unknown armed assailants riding motorcycles ambushed the INGO vehicle near Wally village, 20 km east of Hombori town, Douentza cercle. Further information is not available at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2856Sep272019Cameroon040000004400004400KidnappingAmbushRoad6.005433810.2628167Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

4 male INGO national staff members were ambushed when their truck full of food supplies broke down in Bambili, Mezam Division, North West Region. Focal Point reports indicate non-state armed actors kidnapped the 4 staff members, demanded ransom to the INGO, and held them for 3 days.

YesFocal Point
2946Sep272019Philippines010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackHome14.63121.03UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was stabbed by an individual assumed to be under the influence of drugs at a house party in Quezon city of metro Manila. The staff member was seriously injured and was evacuated.

YesFocal Point
2871Sep282019Bangladesh010000010100001010Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site21.4397297 92.009552UnaffiliatedSpouse

One female national INGO staff member was wounded when her angry spouse entered the project site in Cox's Bazar and assaulted her.

YesFocal Point
3015Oct32019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100ShellingIndividual attackOffice/compound35.37527836.687222Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

One male NGO staff member was killed after regime shelling hit the office compound in Murak, Hama.

YesFocal Point
2783Oct42019South Sudan020000020200002200Bodily assaultDetentionPublic location4.84913631.583743Host stateSouth Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF)

Two male national staff members of two separate INGOs were stopped at 10:00 am LT outside a UN Agency in Buluk, after leaving a nearby bank. The staff were reportedly stopped by eight armed men in military uniforms, who forcibly detained them and drove them to the John Garang Mausoleum. At the monument park, the men were assaulted, stripped naked, and severely physically abused. The perpetrators also stole large sums of money and cell phones from the staff members.

YesOfficial Report
2790Oct72019South Sudan070000007700007700KidnappingUnknownUnknown8.7620131.26465Non-state armed group: RegionalSPLA/M-IO

7 national staff members of an INGO, including two guards, were reportedly kidnapped by armed perpetrators, reported to be SPLA/M-IO supported by local authorities in Pagil town. 6 of the staff members were held for over 24 hours, but released after the intervention of an INGO program officer. The last staff member was released two weeks later.

YesOfficial Report
2857Oct92019Cameroon005000005500005500KidnappingAmbushRoad6.005433810.2628167Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

Three male NGO national staff members were kidnapped after their truck transporting food was intercepted by a non-state armed group north of Bambili. Two additional staff members from the NGO were sent to recover the food and also kidnapped. All 5 staff were released unharmed 4 days later.

YesFocal Point
2898Oct92019Libyan Arab Jamahiriya010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site32.875190713.1874599UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national staff member was assaulted by an unaffiliated civilian at a project site in Tripoli.

YesFocal Point
2945Oct92019Uganda010000000001011100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location0.31361132.581111UnknownUnknown

One international INGO staff member was injured after his phone was stolen in a shopping mall which resulted in a physical altercation.

YesFocal Point
2882Oct102019Afghanistan001000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad34.124466.5288Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

One male NGO staff member was shot and killed when the ambulance he was in to accompany a patient was ambushed by Taliban perpetrators near Bayencha village between Dualiana district and Chaghcharan district.

YesFocal Point
2785Oct132019Mali020000002200002200KidnappingAmbushProject site14.140653-5.016219UnknownUnknown

2 INGO national male staff were abducted from Sahouna village, Mopti, by a group of armed individuals. They were released on November 13, 2019.

YesOfficial report
2788Oct142019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown36.697538.956667Foreign or coalition forcesTurkish Armed Forces

One doctor for a Kurdish NGO was reportedly killed during a Turkish airstrike near the northern Syria border town of Tell Abyad.

YesMedia
2868Oct142019Tanzania010000010100001010Rape/sexual assault RaidProject site-4.576670230.1025009UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One national female INGO staff member was sexually assaulted by an unaffiliated male at a project site in Kasulu.

YesFocal Point
2784Oct152019South Sudan010000010100001100ShootingAmbushRoad7.0074529.235558UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was shot when the vehicle that he was traveling in along Rumbek-Cueibet road was ambushed by armed men. The INGO vehicle was stopped in Makakot in Abiriru Payam, Rumbek. Personal items were taken from the INGO vehicle.

YesOfficial report
2944Oct202019Senegal010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location14.666667-17.416667UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was stabbed by a criminal perpetrator until he handed over the keys to his motorcycle on a public street in Dakar.

YesFocal Point
2792Oct212019Central African Republic040000040400004400Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound7.3084118.30154CriminalUnknown

4 staff members of an INGO were assaulted during a robbery of the INGO base by a group of armed men in Batangafo. One security guard was stabbed, and all four received medical attention at a local hospital. Organization statements highlight repeated attacks in this area on their facilities in the last year.

YesOfficial Report
2911Oct222019Ethiopia020000000002022110Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location8.980603438.7577605CriminalUnknown

Two female INGO international staff members walking back to their hotel from an event in Addis Ababa were attacked by four unknown criminal men and strangled until they were unconcious, where they were then robbed. Once the staff members gained consciousness they walked back to the hotel and reported the incident.

YesFocal Point
2861Oct232019Afghanistan020000002200002110KidnappingRaidProject site37.41409970.1932084Non-state armed group: SubnationalThe Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Two INGO national staff, one female and one male, were kidnapped along with two civilians (rental car driver and staff's husband) at a project site in Aspakha village, Shahr-e-Buzurg district. Focal point reports indicate the kidnappers belong to the NSAG The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and requested ransom from one of the family members. Both staff were released unharmed after 36 hours.

YesFocal Point
2807Oct242019Afghanistan002000200200002020ShootingRaidProject site34.574264.9436Non-state armed group: NationalTaliban

One female health worker for a national NGO was killed by Taliban militants in Shahr-e- Naw village, Yarfolad Area, of Chaghcharan district, Ghor at 2:00pm. One other female staff member was wounded, and taken to the provincial hospital of Chaghcharan where she succumbed to her injuries.

YesFocal Point
2805Oct252019Occupied Palestinian Territories001000010100001100Bodily assaultCombat/CrossfirePublic location31.56370434.529523Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

One male volunteer paramedic with the Palestinian Red Crescent was injured after a reported direct blow of a tear gas canister to his right leg during Friday demonstrations in the North Gaza District.

YesMedia
2791Oct262019Central African Republic004000004400004004KidnappingAmbushRoad4.93785823.810462Non-state armed group: NationalUnite pour la paix en Centrafrique (UPC)

4 national NGO staff members were reportedly abducted by perpetrators from the non-state armed group Unite pour la paix en Centrafrique (UPC). The NGO team was transporting medical supplies from Bangassou to Djema, when they were ambushed near Barawa-Dembia, 165 km northwest of Rafai. The armed perpetrators also looted and burned the NGO vehicles.

YesOfficial Report
2786Oct272019South Sudan500000320500005320ShootingCombat/CrossfireProject site3.68533630.775124Non-state armed group: SubnationalNational Salvation Front

Three volunteers, two male and one female, were killed in a crossfire incident during clashes between armed groups in Morobo County. The volunteers were working in Ebola screening points, tracking the spread of the disease. Two volunteers were also injured and one of them is recovering from gunshot wounds. A female volunteer was abducted during the attack. Later media reports indicate she died from her injuries.

YesOfficial report
2818Oct312019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.992536.393056UnknownUnknown

One male NGO volunteer was killed while inspecting repeated explosions in the city of Darkoush, Idlib.

YesMedia
3014Oct312019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Other ExplosivesCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.992536.393056UnknownUnknown

One male NGO staff member was killed when an unknown explosive detonated, while he was attempting to put out a fire at a warehouse in Darkosh.

YesFocal Point
2850Nov2019Cameroon002000002200002110KidnappingIndividual attackProject site5.8351175 9.8878507UnknownUnknown

One female and one male NGO staff member were kidnapped in Guzan, 15 km from the town of Batibo while distributing food (coordinates for Batibo). They were held for 1.5 days and released after being financially extorted.

YesFocal Point
2787Nov12019South Sudan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.2543629.79739UnknownUnknown

Two NGO contractors were abducted while they were walking from Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site to Bentiu town. They were heading to work on their project site. Their whereabouts or who took them is currently unknown.

YesOfficial report
2793Nov12019South Sudan002000002200002200KidnappingAmbushRoad9.24704929.795661UnknownUnknown

Two male NGO contractors assigned with building a fence for a school were traveling by foot from Bentiu PoC to Bentiu town when they went missing. Reports indicate kidnapping is suspected, and nothing further about their whereabouts or the perpetrators is unknown at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2899Nov12019Kenya010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad-1.292065936.8219462UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being ambushed and robbed on the road in Nairobi by civilians.

YesFocal Point
2789Nov32019Syrian Arab Republic020000000011022200ShellingCombat/CrossfireProject site36.660640.3714Foreign or coalition forcesTurkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army

An INGO medical team was caught in a reported mortar attack by Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army at a project site in the north-eastern town of Rashidiyya where they were providing medical aid. In the attack, one international staff member was killed after shrapnel hit his head and another international staff was wounded.

YesMedia
2795Nov32019DR Congo000001100100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad0.65166929.388876UnknownUnknown

One Ebola community outreach volunteer was stabbed to death in front of his home in Lwemba in Mambasa Territory, Ituri Province. Reports outline the volunteers wife was also injured by the group of unknown perpetrators before they burned down their house. This attack comes as a new Ebola vaccine was set to be released in the area. The incident is categorized as 'other' staff due to likely World Bank funding.

YesOfficial Report
2943Nov42019Malawi010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome-13.98333333.783333UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff guard was injured after armed perpetrators cut the fence surrounding a residence at 1:50am, handcuffed and beat the guard, but soon fled when the security company was alerted.

YesFocal Point
3020Nov42019Syrian Arab Republic020000020200002200ShellingCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.81416736.32Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

Two NGO staff members were injured after being hit with shelling in Jisr-Ash-Shugur.

YesFocal Point
3017Nov62019Syrian Arab Republic002000020200002200Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location36.136.5Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Two male NGO staff members were injured during Russian Coalition airstrikes in Sahara.

YesFocal Point
2817Nov72019Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.86196136.372986Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

One male NGO volunteer was wounded along with his family during air raids in Marj Akhdar town in Idlib.

YesMedia
2910Nov102019Yemen030000030300003030Bodily assaultRaidProject site16.001944, 43.196111Police or paramilitaryNational Council of Abs District Officer

Three female INGO staff members were injured when an armed district officer entered a project site with a gun and physically assaulted the women. Reports indicate the staff members were handing out vouchers at a women's only event when one woman was refused a voucher due to documentation issues. An hour later the women returned with a group of men, including a officer of the district where they assaulted the women.

YesFocal Point
2808Nov112019Cameroon001000100100001100Kidnap-killingIndividual attackProject site6.6850610.81517UnknownUnknown

One male aid worker of a national NGO was kidnapped by unknown armed men in Donga Mantung Division of the Northwest Region, while completing a needs assessment for the community. Official statements indicate the staff member was subsequently killed by his kidnappers.

YesOfficial Report
2794Nov122019Syrian Arab Republic100000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location33.50305636.258333Host stateIsreali Defence Forces (IDF)

An Israeli military missile aimed at the house of a prominent Palestinian Jihad Movement leader, killed the son of the leader and injured 9 civilians, including one national UN staff member. Reports indicate the airstrike targeted the house in Western Mazzeh, a suburb of Damascus, just 500 meters from UN offices. The injured staff member was taken to Mwasat Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

YesOfficial Report
2816Nov122019Syrian Arab Republic006000150600006600ShellingCombat/CrossfireProject site35.93333336.633333Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

5 male NGO volunteers were injured, and 1 killed by heavy regime artillery shelling in IMaar Tahroma, Idlib. Reports indicate as the 6 member team were carrying out search and rescue operations, they were deliberately targeted by the heavy regime artillery shelling.

YesMedia
2903Nov122019Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireHome33.510200536.2912788Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national INGO staff member was wounded when an airstrike hit his home in Damascus.

YesFocal Point
2994Nov122019Ecuador010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-1.17358-79.2218UnknownUnknown

One male INGO staff member stopped his motorcycle on Guapara Road, in Moraspungo Parish, and was attacked by unknown perpetrators, hit on the head with a blunt object, and robbed.

YesFocal Point
3021Nov122019Syrian Arab Republic003000030300003300ShellingCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.54916736.540833Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

Three NGO staff members were injured during shelling in Maar Tahroma.

YesFocal Point
2942Nov152019Malawi020000020200002002Bodily assaultRaidHome-13.98333333.783333UnknownUnknown

Two INGO guards were assaulted and injured after unknown perpetrators attempted to enter the house but fled after a shot was fired.

YesFocal Point
2995Nov152019Cambodia010000010100001100Bodily assaultAmbushRoad11.4475101104.6114551UnknownUnknown

One male INGO staff member was injured after riding his motorbike in the area of Ang Sra Nge Primary School, when he struck a thin wire tied across the road. He received treatment at the local clinic.

YesFocal Point
2815Nov172019Syrian Arab Republic001000010100001100Aerial bombardmentUnknownPublic location35.93333336.633333Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male NGO volunteer was injured in the city of Saraqab, Idlib while working with service provision.

YesMedia
2996Nov172019Papua New Guinea010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location-9.469444147.199722UnknownUnknown

One male INGO staff member was robbed and stabbed with a screw driver multiple times outside a fast food chain in the Boroko suburb of Port Moresby.

YesFocal Point
2870Nov192019Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Bodily assaultDetentionCustody36.697538.956667Police or paramilitaryPolice

One male national INGO staff member received injuries after being assaulting while in local police custody in Tell Abyad.

YesFocal Point
2797Nov212019South Sudan040000004400004040KidnappingAmbushUnknown9.093294728.4275791Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

Four women, part of a larger group of 33 INGO volunteers, were reportedly kidnapped by a group of 6 armed men who attacked the group of volunteers working for an INGO in Khoat. The rest of the 29 volunteers returned to Khoat, and the whereabouts of the 4 women and details on the allegedly Murle armed group are currently unknown.

YesOfficial Report
2798Nov222019DR Congo060000006600006105KidnappingRaidOffice/compound-3.40489729.136817Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

6 INGO staff members, including a driver and the director, were kidnapped during a raid by armed men on the organization Uvira Office on the RN5 Road in Uvira Territory. After negotiations with the armed group, four staff members were reportedly released on November 23. The remaining 2 are still being held, no further information is available at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2796Nov242019Afghanistan300000010111023201Vehicle-born IEDIndividual attackRoad34.52527869.178333Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One male international UN staff member was killed when a magnetic IED was reportedly placed on the rear roof of the UN vehicle during a taffic stop in the city of Kabul, in the area of 4th Macrorayan Main Road between Airport Road and Jalalabad Road. Another international staff and the driver sitting in the front seat were injured and taken for medical treatment, and three nearby civilians were wounded in the attack. Although no group has taken responsibility, similar recent attacks on aid workers and organisations in Afghanistan point to NSAGs with a political motive.

YesOfficial Report
2799Nov262019South Sudan011000020200002101Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site9.2543629.79739UnaffiliatedFamily member

One NGO and one INGO staff members were stabbed at 18:00 by a relative in a reported family dispute in the Bentiu PoC site. Official reports indicate there was a dowry dispute, and both staff members are receiving medical attention and in stable condition.

YesOfficial Report
2814Nov272019Syrian Arab Republic004000040400004400ShellingCombat/CrossfireProject site35.93333336.633333Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

Four male NGO staff members were injured after being hit with a regime cluster bomb, while attempting to assist civilians in Bakfla village after being hit with shelling.

YesMedia
2876Nov272019Myanmar010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location20.48333392.75UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One male national INGO staff member was physically assaulted for unknown reasons in a public location by an angry construction worker in the Rathedaung area.

YesFocal Point
2800Nov282019DR Congo400000310400004202ShootingRaidOffice/compound0.57067929.324529Non-state armed group: SubnationalMai Mai Militia

Three aid workers were killed, and one seriously injured, in a raid by reported Mai Mai militants on the UN compound approximately 35km W of Mangina and 65km W of Beni. Armed perpetrators entered the compound and starting shooting indiscriminately injuring 5 others. Official reports described the attack as "unmistakably a directed attack at the [Ebola] response." The staff members are categorized here as other due to likely world bank funding.

YesOfficial Report
2804Nov302019South Sudan010000000001011001Bodily assaultAmbushRoad6.80629.676UnaffiliatedYouths

One INGO international staff member received an injury to their leg after their group of 3 INGO staff members on 2 motorbikes was ambushed by a group of unknown armed youth. The INGO group was travelling near Langchok and Boui village, 20km north of Rumbek, and managed to escape to Rumbek to alert authorities and have the wound treated.

YesOfficial Report
2851Dec2019Cameroon001000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad5.959700110.1459703UnknownUnknown

One male NGO staff member was kidnapped in Bamenda town, Mezam division on his way home from the office. He was held for 2 nights and released after being financially extorted.

YesFocal Point
2801Dec12019South Sudan002000020200002020Rape/sexual assault RaidOffice/compound9.9453569 33.8090262UnaffiliatedNot applicable

Two national female staff members of an NGO in Bunj, North Kivu, were sexually assaulted by a group of unknown heavily armed perpetrators in military uniforms. At 00:00 the armed group entered the INGO compound by overpowering three guards, robbed the office and forced staff members to lay down in the common area while the assault occurred. At 13:30 14 INGO staff members including the assault victims, were relocated to Juba by plane. Official reports indicate initial investigations point to two possible ex-casual employees as suspected perpetrators.

YesOfficial Report
2809Dec32019Bangladesh010000100100001100Bodily assaultRaidHome24.988.75UnknownUnknown

One male national INGO staff member was stabbed to death in a suspected burglary of his home in Krishnapur village in Manda upazila of Naogaon, Rajshahi Division. Media reports indicate the staff member's body was discovered at 5:00pm, and his residence was damaged with money, a camera, and a computer missing.

PendingMedia
2977Dec32019South Sudan010000010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackPublic location4.851650231.5824699CriminalUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was physically assaulted and robbed while shopping in Juba.

YesFocal Point
2802Dec42019Afghanistan050000400410015500ShootingAmbushRoad34.43416770.447778Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

4 male INGO staff members including the driver and 3 body guards, were killed immediately when their vehicle was attacked by perpetrators with small arms in Jalalabad City, Chashma-e-Khanji area, at 08:10. The head of the INGO was also in the vehicle and was critically wounded; he later died in hospital. A civilian who was also in the vehicle was killed (not counted here). Although no group has taken responsibility, reports indicate the presence of the Islamic State and the Taliban in the area makes NSAG perpetrators likely.

YesOfficial Report
2997Dec82019Ethiopia010000100100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfireHome9.535.5Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One INGO staff member was shot and killed in his home when local an unknown NSAG began firing in his community.

YesFocal Point
2803Dec122019Nigeria002000002200002002KidnappingAmbushRoad11.80603712.517494Non-state armed group: RegionalIslamic State in West Africa (ISWA)

2 Red Cross staff members were reportedly kidnapped by members of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road. The armed group had barricaded the road and was stopping cars, where they abducted the 2 aid workers, 6 off duty soldiers, and 8 civilians. Official reports indicate the armed group claimed responsibility for the incident on social media. Further information about the whereabouts of the RC staff is currently unknown.

YesOfficial Report
2810Dec122019South Sudan010000010100001001Bodily assaultIndividual attackRoad6.2231.55UnknownUnknown

One INGO national staff member was assaulted near John Garang University in Bor. The attack occurred at 16:30LT, and official reports list the perpetrators and motive as unknown. The staff member sustained a deep wound and was treated at the UNMISS Level II Clinic.

YesOfficial Report
2886Dec122019Uganda010000010100001100Bodily assaultRaidOffice/compound3.469802331.2483291UnknownUnknown

One male national INGO staff member was assaulted and wounded during a raid by unknown perpetrators of their INGO compound in Yumbe, Northern Uganda.

YesFocal Point
2812Dec132019Syrian Arab Republic003000300300003300Other ExplosivesIndividual attackOffice/compound35.4136.22UnknownUnknown

3 male national staff members of a Syrian NGO were reportedly killed when unknown explosives detonated inside their centre in Qastoun, Hama.

YesMedia
2869Dec162019Mali040000004400004400KidnappingRaidProject site15.3683996-4.2628002Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

Four male national INGO staff members were kidnapped when unknown radical militants raided their project site in Youwarou.

YesFocal Point
2998Dec212019Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfireUnknown35.861471536.7981073Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male INGO staff member was injured after hit by shrapnel caused by an airstrike on Saraqab city.

YesFocal Point
2821Dec222019Nigeria010000040610000010424KidnappingAmbushRoad12.39105513.153456Non-state armed group: RegionalIslamic State in West Africa (ISWA)

Two female national staff members and four male staff members of an INGO were kidnapped after their convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram militants on the road between Monguno and Maiduguri in Borno. Four other staff members in the convoy were reportedly killed. Three kidnapped staff members were released on January 15, 2020.

YesMedia
2912Dec222019Somalia010000100100001100ShootingAmbushRoad6.770145646.7913915UnknownUnknown

One INGO national driver was shot and killed when his INGO vehicle was ambushed on his way to a project site in Saaxo.

YesFocal Point
2811Dec242019Central African Republic001000100100001001ShootingMob violenceUnknown4.37333318.562778CriminalYou le Geant

One Red Cross national staff was killed during exchange of fire between criminal gangs and traders in Bangui. Reportedly the clashes began on December 24 when a member of the You le Geant criminal gang and a trader exchanged fire, then a gang member was killed. Media reports indicate as of December 27 over 30 individuals have been killed in the violent clashes.

YesOfficial Report
2907Dec252019Afghanistan010000001100001100KidnappingAmbushRoad33.437778569.0277405Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One INGO contracted truck carrying blankets to the Urgon and Barmal Districts in Paktia was kidnapped by unknown non government actors in the early hours of December 25 near Hazarkhil village, Sarkai area. After intervention of the INGO and elders in the area, the truck and driver were released unharmed the afternoon of the following day.

YesFocal Point
2825Dec272019DR Congo100000000000111001KidnappingUnknownUnknown-4.10412329.094035Non-state armed group: SubnationalUnknown

One UN international staff member was kidnapped along with 2 other private security guards (not counted here) in Baraka, South Kivu. Media reports indicate the armed perpetrators, part of a South Kivu militia, requested ransom for their release. All three individuals were released on December 30, 2019.

YesACLED
3010Dec292019Yemen000100010100001100Bodily assaultIndividual attackProject site15.34833344.206389UnaffiliatedNot applicable

One ICRC male national staff member was assaulted and injured by a group of daily labourers looking for work in Sanaa.

YesFocal Point
2823Dec302019Syrian Arab Republic001000100100001100Aerial bombardmentCombat/CrossfirePublic location35.63861136.671667Foreign or coalition forcesRussian Syrian Military Coalition

One male national NGO volunteer was reportedly killed in Maarat al-Numan after regime coalition helicopters dropped barrel bombs on an area the NGO was helping to evacuate.

YesMedia
2862Dec302019Sudan010000010100001100ShootingCombat/CrossfirePublic location13.44789822.4649083Non-state armed group: UnknownNot applicable

One male INGO national staff member on leave at the time, was shot in the leg during tribal clash crossfire in El Geneina, West Darfur. The staff member was taken to a military hospital nearby for treatment, but was evacuated to Khartoum by the government where his leg was amputated.

YesFocal Point
2813Dec312019South Sudan010000100100001100UnknownIndividual attackHome9.05238729.095359UnknownUnknown

One male INGO national staff member was reportedly killed at approximately 2050h in his home in Mankien, Mayom county. Further information is unavailable at this time.

YesOfficial Report
2901Dec312019Syrian Arab Republic010000010100001100ShootingRaidOffice/compound36.50786740.7462671Host stateSyrian Armed Forces

One male national INGO staff member was shot and wounded when Syrian Armed Forces soldiers raided the INGO office in Al-Hasakah.

YesFocal Point
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