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The UN said no fewer than 99 humanitarian workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict started in 2013. The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou, disclosed this as he strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker in Bentiu, South Sudan's Unity State. "At least 99 ...
Over the weekend, armed men shot at an NGO vehicle clearly marked with the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID) logos, transporting five aid workers along Nhialdlu-Bentiu road, killing one national staff working for Hope Restoration, a national NGO. CARE International ... aid worker
A team of local aid workers with the PNG Red Cross was robbed and assaulted by armed assailants in Tari. According to police and incident reports seen by the Guardian, the group of eight people, including five PNG Red Cross staff members, was robbed by five people armed with shotguns and ...
This overview document presents available information on KIK incidents that affected aid agencies and their staff. The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).
A German aid worker has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Niger. The man and his Nigerien colleagues were travelling near the border with Mali on Wednesday when armed men on motorbikes surrounded their convoy. The four Nigeriens have been freed and no demands have been made by ... kidnapped

A German aid worker has been kidnapped in western Niger near the Mali border. Islamists are believed to be responsible for the kidnapping, according to local media. A German aid worker was kidnapped in western Niger near the town of Ayorou on Wednesday, according to several reports. An ...
An aid worker was killed in South Sudan when gunmen shot at his agency vehicle, the United Nations said. ... "I strongly condemn the targeting of aid workers and demand those responsible for these acts be brought to justice," Alain Noudehou, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator for South Sudan said in ... worker
Two aid workers charged with theft of refugee camp supplies in Uganda. Danish Refugee Council suspends staff ... Two humanitarian aid workers from the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) have been charged with stealing flour and oil intended for refugees in south-west Uganda. Richard Mutabazi and ...
A Swedish aid worker angered Kenyan social media users on Tuesday for insinuating that a child she had taken a picture with would have a baby in two years and later become a prostitute. Ms Josefine Elisabeth Johansson, took a picture in Kibera, with a girl aged about seven years. She posted the picture ...
A foreign aid worker recently sparked outrage after sharing a stereotypical post about a young girl she allegedly helped during her cause. The lady, whose Instagram handle goes by Jossa Johansson , took to the platform to strongly suggest that the young girl from Kibra who she helped would live a life of ...
He said this was not enough time for aid workers to enter and bring medical help or food. Civilians are sheltering from bombs in inadequate, overcrowded and unsanitary basements. "The internal refugees lack the minimal essentials of human life ― food, medicine and clothes. Currently, all the people of ...
BOKO HARAM extended the frontiers of its atrocities with the callous attack on an Internally-Displaced Persons camp in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, early this month that left three United Nations aid workers dead. Such an attack contravenes the global convention that an IDP ...
According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, an aid worker who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies in Haiti after the earthquake. The documents claim to show a final written warning was issued to Mutiku, ...
The deliberate targeting of medical workers follows journalists becoming targets in many war zones and has spread to attacks on aid workers across the globe. The Save the Children compound in Kabul was attacked earlier this year by so-called Islamic State (IS) and aid workers delivering vaccines have ...
Around 40 international aid workers in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar found their daily routine impeded when the police set up check-posts and asked to see their passports and work permits. Dozens of passports were being policed at a check-point in Ukhiya. Ukhiya police station Officer-in-Charge Abul Khayer ...

Lagos - A suspension of humanitarian operations has been extended in a remote town in northeast Nigeria where three aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday. MSF and the UN pulled out their staff from Rann, on the border with ...
A suspension of humanitarian operations has been extended in a remote town in northeast Nigeria where three aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday. MSF and the UN pulled out their staff from Rann, on the border with Cameroon ...
Appallingly, we found that most acts are committed against female aid workers by their own male co-workers, and that most aid agencies do not do enough to protect aid workers from sexual violence. The Aid Worker Security Database draws data from media sources and through voluntary reporting from ...
Shannon Mouillesseaux worked for the UNHCR for a decade. But one night her life — and her beloved career — were torn apart in the span of about 45 minutes. Credit: Courtesy of Shannon Mouillesseaux. Editor's note: This piece's author, Amy Costello, is reporting on aid workers' experiences with sexual ...
Danielle Spencer, an aid worker and one of the coordinators of the letter, said that unless policies are properly implemented, they will make little difference to the most vulnerable women and girls. “There's definitely a need to move conversation from headquarter level and to start working on the ground,” ...
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons yesterday lamented the killing of United Nations (UN) humanitarian workers in Borno. The Federal Commissioner, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, in a statement, described the act as callous, cognisant of the fact that the ...
Not only have some aid workers abused the people they were sent to support, but by not exposing and responding to these serious failings properly at the time, charities have betrayed the public's trust in what the word charity actually means. "I am encouraged to see leaders of international aid agencies ...
As part of a review of relationships with development and humanitarian NGOs, Brussels is considering a register system for aid workers. ... The EU's top development official says Brussels has not ruled out a register of aid workers as part of a review of procedures to prevent, detect and respond to ...
The UN agency explained that two of the deceased aid workers were contractors with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), working as coordinators in the camp for 55,000 internally displaced persons, who fled their homes as a result of the ongoing conflict. The third deceased aid worker was a ...
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram fighters killed three aid workers in a remote corner of northeast Nigeria, the UN said on Friday, forcing at least one charity to suspend vital medical support to thousands badly hit by the Islamist insurgency. The attack took place on Thursday evening in Rann, some 175 ...
A still image taken from a video released by an al Qaeda affiliate based in Mali and shows a woman appearing to be kidnapped French aid worker, Sophie Petronin, on bed. ... BAMAKO, Mali - An al-Qaeda linked group has released a video showing a French aid worker who was kidnapped in late 2016.
Newport said: "Four aid workers were killed, one aid worker was injured and one aid worker is missing, feared abducted. "Of the aid workers that were killed, two worked for the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) in camp management; and one was a medical doctor working as a third party ...
Sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse – some of which reportedly occurred at Oxfam in Haiti and has involved staff at other aid agencies elsewhere – is never excusable. But the backdrop in which these sorts of acts occur is key to understanding the misconduct of some aid workers. My experiences at a ...
It should be easy to tell the difference between an aid worker and a jihadist, but the war in Syria shows that is not always the case. Finding a solution could help ensure aid still reaches the people who need it in future conflicts. A desire to ease the suffering of ordinary Syrians during its years of civil war has ...
ROME - A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how dire conditions are in Libya for migrants, aid workers said on Wednesday. Huge numbers of migrants have converged on Libya in recent years in the ...
It should be easy to tell the difference between an aid worker and a jihadist, but the war in Syria shows that is not always the case. Finding a solution could help ensure aid still reaches the people who need it in future conflicts. A desire to ease the suffering of ordinary Syrians during its years of civil war has ...
In the humanitarian sector there is a subset of aid workers – usually white male international staff – who remain blind to the way gender impacts on their work. ... story you'd like to tell? You can contact us confidentially at globaldevpros@theguardian.com – please put “Secret Aid Worker” in the subject line ...
The closest government-run health clinic is more than an hour's drive from the village of Bhagwal, in Pakistan's Punjab province, but for expectant mother Mehreen Bibi, it might as well be a world away. Pregnant with her second child, the 24-year-old can't afford the roundtrip fare or the thousand rupees ...
Six educators were killed this week in the Central African Republic, Unicef said on Wednesday, the latest of several attacks on aid workers as that fragmented and war-torn nation slides deeper into chaos. The attack occurred near Markounda, a small town in the northwest, near the border with Chad — a ...
The BBC has learned that women are being sexually exploited by local men delivering aid on behalf of the United Nations and international charities inside Syria. Humanitarian workers told the BBC that so-called "local councils" in areas such as Dar'a and Queneitra would offer women extra bags of grain ...
AN aid charity whistle-blower has told how she lost her job after reporting her boss's inappropriate relationship with a local woman. Sheila MacIsaac said her contract was not renewed but her boss kept his job and is now working for another charity in Africa. Sheila, 68, from Edinburgh, worked in Africa in ...
Sir, – This week we remember Valerie Place, who was killed 25 years ago while volunteering with Concern in Somalia. Valerie was a young nurse from Walkinstown who had worked at St James's Hospital in Dublin before joining Concern in 1992, a time when Somalia was in the grip of a devastating ...
But the backdrop in which these sorts of acts occur is key to understanding the misconduct of some aid workers. My experiences at a refugee camp in Kenya – where I ... An aid worker's social life is usually largely confined to this compound. Interaction with the local or refugee population is restricted to ...
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has vowed to stand by Oxfam after the festival's partner charity was engulfed in an aid worker sex scandal. She pledged support “for many more years to come” after a number of high-profile ambassadors distanced themselves from the charity amid allegations of sexual ...
Non-consensual sex between staff members is also a problem, particularly among younger aid workers living in the close confines of a compound and can end up “going to extremes”, he adds. A younger Irish aid worker based in the Middle East says there are two types of sexual abuse taking place within ...
The head of Oxfam says the humanitarian group will appoint an independent commission to investigate claims that its staff engaged in sexual exploitation while working in disaster zones. In an interview with the BBC, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said the commission would "do ...
A leading Scottish charity has backed proposals for a global register of aid workers after it was revealed that two of its workers have been investigated for sexual misconduct. Alistair Dutton, director of Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf), said that the charity was doing all it could to protect those ...
OXFAM aid workers sent to help typhoon victims in the Philippines spent weeks lounging around an upmarket hotel with underage girls, it has been claimed. British pilot Chris Jacobs said guests at the five-star Marco Polo hotel were disgusted by the sight of “older male staff” cavorting with girls who ...
Oxfam hired the aid worker at the centre of the sex exploitation scandal in Haiti two years after he was forced out of another British humanitarian agency over claims about his use of prostitutes. Roland van Hauwermeiren, 68, was investigated by the charity Merlin, now part of Save The Children, after ...
PICTURES have emerged showing inside a luxurious villa where Oxfam aid workers allegedly romped with prostitutes. The apartment complex in a run-down area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was rented by the charity for a reported £1,200 a month – a huge sum in the poverty-stricken country. Oxfam's luxury ...
Reports claim that Oxfam knew about incidents after the earthquake in Haiti but chose to cover them up or allowed accused aid workers to resign without any disciplinary action and say there has been a prevalent culture of sexual abuse in the organization until at least 2015, according to The Washington ...
Stories about sexual misconduct by humanitarian workers have dominated the headlines in the last few days. But this is a story that has been bubbling under the surface for a long time. Rebecca Ratcliffe spent many months interviewing UN staff from around the world who have experienced sexual ...
All over the world, language barriers are limiting the ability of refugees and immigrants to seek help, and aid workers to provide it. Tarjimly is a new service that connects people who speak one language but need to speak in another, with a person who speaks both — in just a couple minutes. They're part of ...


 

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