The killing of a British aid worker in Afghanistan has again highlighted the dangers posed to humanitarian staff in many parts of the world.
Aid work is about helping those less fortunate than yourself, but for hundreds of humanitarian workers in the world's most dangerous countries the threat of violence goes hand in hand with their chosen path.
The shooting of aid worker Gayle Williams, who had dual British and South African nationality, adds to a death toll that has reached almost 30 in Afghanistan alone during the past year, according to the UN. (Full)
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