Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources identified 309 events in 21 countries that affected health workers, health facilities and ambulances in 2016.
The actual number of events affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher. These 309 events only include incidents reported in open sources and do not reflect actual incident numbers, highlighting the limitations of open-source data. For example, open sources frequently reported the number of health workers killed, less so injuries. If health worker injuries were reported, the number of staff affected was not always given.
This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.