The number of major attacks against aid workers rose again in 2011, according to Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD), which has been tracking major incidents of violence against aid workers since 1997. Its latest report, Inhospitable Conditions: How Host Governments Help Make or Break Humanitarian Operational Security, says the protection of aid workers is integral to ensuring reliable and effective assistance for the 60 million people who need humanitarian assistance world-wide.
The State Department has compiled a map showing the location and number of aid worker victims since 2001
August 2012 interview with Michael Reich, World Vision Germany’s Country Program Coordinator for Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, about the security situation for humanitarian workers
- CSN’s Aid Worker Safety page