The 2008 balance: 34 UN staff killed.

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At least 34 United Nations staff lost their lives as a result of malicious acts in 2008. At least seven truck drivers working for the World Food Programme were killed in Sudan and Somalia. Ten peacekeepers were killed in Darfur. A suicide car bombing against a United Nations compound in northern Somalia killed two. (Full)

Kevin at Patronus Analytical, is a security specialist working for aid and development organisations. He does an excellent job in tracking all incidents in his blog.

He has just started the most complete overview of security incidents involving aid workers you can find anywhere, listing all incidents chronological. He also maps them out as well. Excellent job, Kevin!

Picture courtesy Martin Walsh (WFP)


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