Deadliest Year on Record

2008 has been named the deadliest year for aid workers as a result of increased violence and kidnappings.

Overall, 260 aid workers were attacked and 122 were killed. Countries experiencing the most aid worker deaths during 2008 include Somalia (45), Afghanistan (33), and Sudan (19).

Killings have increased four times during the past ten years.

Many believe that 2009 will be “bad if not worse” – with both political and economic motives at play.


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