Saturday, 04 December 2021 10:15 GMT

28 UN civilian staff dead, 24 kidnapped in newest 18-month tally

(MENAFN) On Wednesday, Oct. 27 a report revealed that acts of aggression and safety-linked occurrences killed 28 UN civilian staff last year and the first two quarters of this year.

The UN secretary-general's most recent report read that of the 28 deaths, seven were because of acts of aggression, and 21 were because of safety-linked occurrences, "Safety and Security of Humanitarian Personnel and Protection of UN Personnel."

The number of kidnappings of UN staff considerably rose to 17 in the past year, from six in 2019. Another seven staff were kidnapped in the first two quarters of this year.

In the 18 months included in the UN chief's report, 153 staff were wounded because of acts of aggression, and another 157 were wounded because of safety-linked incidents.

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