Australian Red Cross

Wars, Laws & Humanity

International Humanitarian Law Update

September 2012, Issue 1 (SA)


World Humanitarian Day 2012: Aid Workers in Harm’s Way


'Since 2001, the number of aid worker victims who have been killed, wounded/injured, or kidnapped in security incidents has risen dramatically. The majority of these victims are national staff aid workers. Aid workers can be the targets of combatants or collateral casualties caught in the crossfire of conflicts, or they can be victims of criminal attacks, robberies, or kidnapping for ransom. This map, created by HUI, shows the areas where aid workers are most at risk, and highlight the types of attacks experienced in the field over time.'