Over the past couple of years there has been a fair bit of interest in and speculation on the causes of fatalities amongst aid workers and the humanitarian community. Unfortunately there has been a lack of readily available information on which to base assessments. These pages and the database on which they are based are an attempt to rectify this problem.
Please note that the database is not complete. There are gaps in some years, 2006 in particular. The database is also subject to reporting bias. Incidents that affect national humanitarian organizations in non-english speaking countries tend not to be reported in the English international press and therefore may not be included.