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.
As many as 30 aid workers were killed and 74 others injured in the month-long conflict in Gaza, the UN said Wednesday.
Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.
Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP Friday.
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.
A spokesman for the global aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says three of its workers have been killed in Central African Republic.
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.
Those killed were employed at a community centre with aid workers working at a medical clinic and female teachers at primary school.
Spain says it is repatriating all aid workers and 3 other foreign nationals from refugee camps in western Algeria.
The kidnappings come only weeks after the seizure of two women working for Doctors Without Borders in neighboring Kenya.
An unidentified group of assailants entered the Rabuni camp near Tindouf and seized the foreigners.
The most recent kidnap of a foreigner in Yemen was of a Saudi diplomat.
Twelve Sudanese aid workers were taken hostage by refugees this week.
Violent attacks against humanitarian workers have tripled over past decade.
Seven British aid workers are among a group being held in the Libyan sea on board a boat due to deliver aid to Gaza.
Aid groups are fighting hard to keep the disease out of Haiti`s teeming refugee camps.
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.
Two Spanish aid workers freed by al Qaeda`s North African branch returned home on Tuesday.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed concern Tuesday about continued abductions and mistreatment of UN staff and aid workers in Sudan`s strife-torn Darfur region.
Christian charity group believes militants killed 10 members of medical team.
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