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2013 Most Dangerous Year For Humanitarian Workers, Study Says

To mark World Humanitarian Day, The Guardian reports on a recently released study on the plight of humanitarian workers and profiles 10 aid workers.

The Guardian: Deaths of humanitarian aid workers reach record high
“Last year was the most dangerous on record for humanitarian workers, with 155 killed, 171 seriously wounded, and 134 kidnapped as they attempted to help others in some of the world’s most dangerous places, new research has shown. The study, released to mark World Humanitarian Day, also reveals that 79 aid workers have died so far this year, making the first eight months of 2014 deadlier for the humanitarian community than the whole of 2012…” (Jones, 8/18).

The Guardian: World Humanitarian Day: voices from the field
“…World Humanitarian Day — which marks the anniversary of the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 when 22 people died — is intended to highlight the plight of aid workers. We profile 10 people working in some of the world’s most dangerous areas, who reveal in their own words why they do it…” (Jones/Kweifio-Okai, 8/19).