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Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers

5 January 2016

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Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers

There is an increasing demand for deploying humanitarian workers to conflict-affected areas. However, this need has expanded the risk of violent attacks against staff in insecure field settings. This brief by Kristian Hoelscher, Jason Miklian and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015) identifies six country-level factors that can influence attacks on aid workers and is the first from an emerging PRIO research program on Humanitarian Security.


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