The rising trend of violence against aid
workers has generated a need for better reporting, tracking, analyzing
and sharing information among humanitarian actors on these attacks. The
Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) records over a decade of the major
incidents of violence against aid workers, from 1997 to the present. The
database is the single most comprehensive global source of this data, and
we hope that in this publicly accessible form it will provide a much-needed
quantitative evidence base for analysis of the changing security environment
for civilian aid operations.
The AWSD is a project of Humanitarian
and has been made possible by contributions from the Government of Canada,
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.