Aid Worker Security Report 2012: Host states

By Abby Stoddard, Adele Harmer, Morgan Hughes
December 2012

Data from the Aid Worker Security Database show that in the past several years, major violence against aid workers is increasingly concentrated in a small number of extremely insecure countries. In this report we explore why that is the case. We examine these outlier contexts, the countries where aid worker casualties continue to mount, despite organisations’ best efforts to strengthen operational security. The analysis measures relationships between aid worker violence and country-specific conditions: governance indicators, stability measures, conflict events, corruption levels and other variables.

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Stoddard, A., Harmer., A., & Hughes, M. (2012). Host states and their impact on security for humanitarian operations. Humanitarian Outcomes, December.