Every day around the world aid workers are affected by violence and threats. For World Humanitarian Day the Aid in Danger project has published new data on the number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested during the first six months of this year to highlight the risks aid workers face while helping or saving the lives of others. You can access the data on the Reliefweb Crises App and on HDX Insecurity Insight.
During the first six months of 2018, 303 aid workers were reportedly killed, kidnapped or arrested in 36 countries. The deadliest attack was in Afghanistan, where four aid workers were killed and 27 injured in an IS attack on an NGO office.