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

This document 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.

So far this year:

  • 126 aid workers reportedly killed
  • 110 aid workers reportedly kidnapped
  • 131 aid workers reportedly arrested

KKA data is updated each month to include any backdated reports identified in open-sources and shared by Aid in Danger partner agencies.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

02 August 2018: In North Kivu province, seven local UN workers were kidnapped when their convoy of vehicles was stopped by armed men just east of Masisi centre. Only the Congolese nationals were kidnapped, while their drivers and vehicles were let go. On August 03, two of the seven kidnapping victims were released, having been seriously assaulted, and a ransom was put out for the remaining staff members. Source: AWSD

08 August 2018 (Date of article): In North Kivu province, militia violence poses a major challenge for aid workers who have been attempting to vaccinate any and all individuals who may come into contact with someone who has the Ebola virus. Sources: Al Jazeera, Devex and The Guardian

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