Title: Aid in Danger: Monthly News Brief – April 2018
Author: Christina Wille, Helen Buck and Laurence Gerhardt at Insecurity Insight
Date: May 2018
About: This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

It includes data on aid workers reportedly killed, kidnapped and arrested (KKA) in Afghanistan, CAR, DRC, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen in 2018.

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Papua New Guinea (PNG)

05 April 2018: In Tari city, Tari-Pori district, Hela province, an outbreak of violence has prevented the UN, and
other unspecified NGOs, from implementing humanitarian activities in the area, prompting the UN to relocate
12 non-essential relief workers to other locations. Source: The Guardian

07 April 2018: In Nipa town, Southern Highlands region, a UN convoy was attacked, and one international staff
member was injured when a rock smashed the rear window of the vehicle. A bullet also punctured the
vehicle’s tyre, but they were able to continue to their destination, Mendi town, where the aid worker received
treatment. The convoy had been a mix of government partners, the UN and it was escorted by police and the
military. Source: ASWD

13 April 2018: In Tari city, Tari-Pori district, Hela province, five assailants armed with shotguns and machetes
assaulted a team of eight Papuan aid workers, including five PNG Red Cross staffers, hitting one of them with
a machete, and robbing them of their clothing and possessions. Source: The Guardian

14 April 2018: In Southern Highlands province, on the way to Mendi city, Mendi-Munihu district, unidentified
perpetrators attacked a UNICEF convoy with rocks, severely damaging a governmental security escort vehicle,
and slightly injuring a UNICEF doctor in the shoulder and head. Source: The Guardian

 

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