Aid in Danger Incident Trends: Attacks on Educational Workers and Facilities (January 2016 - June 2017)
This overview document presents incidents reportedly affecting educational workers between January 2016 and June 2017. It includes 83 KIK incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of KIK incidents affecting educational workers is undoubtedly higher.
Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources identified 83 KIK2 incidents that affected 119 educational workers1 in 19 countries. A high number of incidents were reported in Pakistan (20%, 17 out of 83 incidents) and Afghanistan (14%, 12/83).
47 staff were reportedly killed:
• Pakistan (12), Iraq/KRI (9), Afghanistan (8), the Philippines and Thailand (3 each), India, Mozambique and Syria (2 each), Burkina Faso, Egypt, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan (1 each).
• Of the 47 staff members reportedly killed, 42 were national staff and five were international.
• Five staff were reportedly killed following their abduction in Pakistan (2), Afghanistan, Egypt and India (1 each). In Pakistan, Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility for kidnapping and later killing two Chinese teachers.
17 staff were reportedly injured:
• Pakistan, (4), the Philippines (3), Bangladesh, Somalia and Sudan (2 each), France, India, Syria and Thailand (1 each).
• Of the 17 staff members reportedly injured, 16 were national staff and one was international.
53 staff were reportedly kidnapped:
• Afghanistan (22), Nigeria (10), Pakistan (6), Yemen (6), India (4), Kenya and the Philippines (2 each), and the DRC (1).
• Of the 53 staff members reportedly kidnapped, 45 were national staff and eight were international.
• 23 staff were reportedly released following their abduction. In Kenya, one international staff member escaped; however the status of his kidnapped co-worker is unclear. In addition, one staff member was rescued in India and a N100 million ransom was demanded in Nigeria. Six staff reportedly remain in captivity in Pakistan (4), Afghanistan, and the Philippines (1 each). For the remaining 20 staff members, no further information is available.
Two female national staff survived sexual violence:
• In Sudan, armed herders stormed a school, dragged two female teachers outside and reportedly raped them