Aid worker casualties remained at a high point in 2020, with the number of major attacks matching last year’s record of 276, and the number of victims down slightly from 481 to 475. The 475 aid workers attacked in 2020 included 108 who were killed, 242 seriously injured and 125 kidnapped.
Analysing the risks of crime, particularly organised crime, is often more difficult for aid organisations, and the outreach and negotiated access approaches that can sometimes work with armed actors don’t apply as readily to criminal groups. As a result, many organisations lack the skill sets and strategic tools to effectively mitigate against violent crime risk.
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