Title: Aid in Danger: Monthly News Brief – May 2018
Author: Christina Wille, Helen Buck and Laurence Gerhardt at Insecurity Insight
Date: June 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.

Link: Please click through here

Excerpt

Democratic Republic of the Congo
01 May 2018: In Rutshuru town, North Kivu province, armed men kidnapped three Congolese aid workers
from the ICRC. Their motives were unknown. Source: News 24

13 May 2018: In South Kivu region, near Penemede town, armed men ambushed an INGO motorcycle
convoy, stealing two motorbikes and kidnapping one INGO staff member. The whereabouts of the worker
and the motive for the attack are unknown. Source: AWSD1

22 May 2018: In Irumu territory, Ituri province, armed perpetrators ambushed an INGO vehicle that was
transporting cash from an airfield to the city centre. When the vehicle came under fire, the four aid workers
onboard abandoned the vehicle and ran to hide in the bush. Although two aid workers were able to escape,
the other two were found by the gunmen and stabbed. Source: AWSD1

 

Like what you read? Sign up here for our free Daily Updates.

We also send out a Weekly K+R Update, bundling together all the kidnap, ransom and extortion news of the week in one easy to read newsletter. (Sign up on the same form using the options at the end.)

Follow and subscribe!

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our free newsletters - the Daily Updates and the Weekly K+R Update.