Aid workers

Militants kill nine Afghan aid workers in night time attack

Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a foreign-backed aid group in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s northern Balkh province, government officials said. 

Jun 02, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

World`s first academy to train local aid workers launched in London

 The world`s first academy to train local aid workers and volunteers as first responders to disasters that occur in their own countries was launched in London on Monday.

Mar 24, 2015, 04:38 AM IST

Police search for five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

Afghan police on Sunday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

Aug 17, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

30 aid workers killed in month-long Gaza conflict: UN

As many as 30 aid workers were killed and 74 others injured in the month-long conflict in Gaza, the UN said Wednesday.

Aug 14, 2014, 05:49 AM IST

Aid workers free after month`s captivity in Darfur: UN

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

Jul 19, 2014, 20:59 PM IST

Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: Officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP Friday.

May 31, 2014, 03:37 AM IST

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said on Thursday.

May 30, 2014, 03:59 AM IST

Three aid workers killed in Central African Republic

A spokesman for the global aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says three of its workers have been killed in Central African Republic.

Apr 28, 2014, 05:36 AM IST

Taliban execute five aid workers among 12 Afghans

Taliban insurgents executed 12 Afghan civilians in two separate incidents, including five aid workers whose bodies were dumped at a hospital by the gang that had kidnapped them, officials said on Tuesday.

Aug 28, 2013, 09:04 AM IST

Female teachers among 7 aid workers killed in Pakistan

Those killed were employed at a community centre with aid workers working at a medical clinic and female teachers at primary school.

Jan 02, 2013, 09:23 AM IST

Spain bringing aid workers home from Algeria

Spain says it is repatriating all aid workers and 3 other foreign nationals from refugee camps in western Algeria.

Jul 29, 2012, 09:28 AM IST

US, Danish aid workers seized in Somalia

The kidnappings come only weeks after the seizure of two women working for Doctors Without Borders in neighboring Kenya.

Oct 25, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

Three aid workers kidnapped from camp in Algeria

An unidentified group of assailants entered the Rabuni camp near Tindouf and seized the foreigners.

Oct 23, 2011, 15:50 PM IST

Three French nationals missing in Yemen

The most recent kidnap of a foreigner in Yemen was of a Saudi diplomat.

May 29, 2011, 09:18 AM IST

Aid workers taken hostage in Darfur freed: UN

Twelve Sudanese aid workers were taken hostage by refugees this week.

Apr 14, 2011, 15:54 PM IST

Over 100 aid workers killed annually: UN report

Violent attacks against humanitarian workers have tripled over past decade.

Apr 13, 2011, 11:58 AM IST

British aid workers held captive on Gaza aid ship

Seven British aid workers are among a group being held in the Libyan sea on board a boat due to deliver aid to Gaza.

Nov 12, 2010, 12:57 PM IST

Haiti urges caution as cholera death toll climbs

Aid groups are fighting hard to keep the disease out of Haiti`s teeming refugee camps.

Oct 27, 2010, 13:48 PM IST

US reviewing security of aid workers in Pak

Expressing serious concern over the threat issued by Taliban against foreign aid workers in flood-ravaged Pakistan, US has started reviewing the security procedures of its aid workers.

Aug 27, 2010, 14:46 PM IST

Spanish aid workers freed by al Qaeda return home

Two Spanish aid workers freed by al Qaeda`s North African branch returned home on Tuesday.

Aug 24, 2010, 12:50 PM IST