Aid in Danger Bi-Monthly News Brief 19 April-02 May 2023


Aid in Danger Bi-Monthly News Brief
19 April-02 May 2023
Latest Data: Aid in Danger in Sudan
During the period 15-26 April 2023, Insecurity Insight has identified 30 incidents of violence against or obstruction of aid delivery in Sudan. In these incidents, eight aid workers have been killed and aid compounds, offices, and warehouses have been broken into and looted on 15 occasions. Download the 2023 SDN Aid in Danger Incident Data on HDX
Previous incident report: 15-19 April
Past editions: 05-18 April22 March-04 April;  08-21 March22 February-07 March08-21 FebruaryAll.

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Safety, security and access incidents
Incidents of threats and violence affecting aid workers and aid delivery.
Burkina faso

24 April 2023: At the old toll booth of Kongoussi, Bam province, Centre-Nord region, aid worker vehicles were shot at and hit by bullets by suspected JNIM militants. Source: ACLED1
05 April 2023: In Southwest region, MSF suspended its medical and humanitarian activities amid calls for the release of four staff members who have been detained since 27 December 2021, when they were arrested at the Nguti checkpoint whilst transporting a patient with gunshot wounds in an ambulance. Source: MSF
26 April 2023: In Ngala town and LGA, Borno state, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants invaded the guest house of three international aid workers and two contracted national security guards, and abducted them. Sources: AWSD2HumAngle and Zagazola
South Sudan
21 April 2023: In an unspecified location, a national INGO aid worker was attacked and injured by unidentified perpetrators who stormed his home while he was sleeping in a suspected revenge attack. Source: AWSD2
Middle East and North Africa
20 April 2023: In Bab al Yemen district, Sanaa, a stampede during a cash handout event at a charity distribution centre inside a school resulted in the death of 85 people, mostly women and children, and the injury of 322. Sources: HurriyetSylhet MirrorThe Journal and The New Arab
The Americas
21 April 2023: In Cite Soleil neighbourhood, Port-au-Prince, rampant fighting hindered the ability of MSF teams to access the Brooklyn neighbourhood in order to pick up seriously wounded people, or to procure oxygen supplies for the Tabarre Hospital. Source: MSF
Insecurity Insight. 2023. Aid in Danger Bi-Monthly News Brief, 19 April-02 May 2023. Geneva: Insecurity Insight.
Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) database attribution policy. Accessed 06 May 2023.
The Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) does not include the names of individual victims or the agencies affected by an incident. This is done in consideration of the victims and their families who may not wish to have the names published in this format and to afford equal respect to the many victims for whom this information is not available. Accessed 06 May 2023.

This Bi-Monthly News Brief comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is part of the Aid in Danger project, by Insecurity Insight. It is prepared from information available in local, national and international news outlets and online databases. The incidents reported are not a complete nor a representative list of all events that affected the provision of aid delivery and have not been independently verified. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations. Insecurity Insight continues to update data on aid workers killed, injured, kidnapped or arrested (KIKA) and figures may change. Updated data includes new and historic reports identified in open-sources and verified security incidents submitted by Aid in Danger partner agencies.

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