News: Humanitarians are more targeted than ever before.

UN flag half mast United Nations staff and humanitarian field workers are being deliberately targeted for attack by extremists and armed groups at an alarming rate.

The number of deaths of U.N. civilian staff members as a result of malicious acts rose to 25 in the year ending June 30, 2008 up from 16 the previous year. Including the national and international humanitarian workers from humanitarian and other nongovernmental organizations, comes to a sad total of 63 who lost their lives. (Full)

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