World Humanitarian Day
In 2020, 475 aid workers were attacked: 108 killed, 242 wounded and 125 kidnapped. Travel and movement restrictions for international staff (due to Covid-19) may partly explain why the proportion of national aid worker victims in 2020 was even higher than usual (95%). Most of the violence took place in South Sudan, Syria, and DRC. Other high incident contexts included Central African Republic and Mali, where incidents more than doubled since 2018. Attacks against aid workers in Tigray of Ethiopia rose during 2020 and has been worsening further in 2021.