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The Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief - June 2018

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This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints


Central African Republic

31 May 2018: In Bambari town, Ouaka prefecture, civilians fired their weapons at United Nations (UN) armoured vehicles as they were en route to intervene in a conflict between Portuguese páras (Portuguese Special Forces) and Anti-balaka and ex-Seleka gangs.
Source: CM Portal

08 June 2018: In Bria town, Haute-Kotto prefecture, unidentified armed men looted an unspecified humanitarian’s vehicle. Source:

08-09 June 2018: In Nana-Gribizi prefecture, armed men attacked and looted an unspecified humanitarian convoy in the town of Bissingale. The following day, another humanitarian vehicle was looted in nearby Kanga town. Source: ACLED

30 June 2018: In Bria town, Haute-Koto prefecture, armed men raided an unspecified NGO office. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

24 June 2018: In Tanganyika province, on the road from Kalemie to Kabwela, Twa militiamen armed with arrows attacked two vehicles belonging to unspecified NGOs in separate incidents, stealing phones, laptops and money from the aid workers. Sources: Radio Okapi and ACLED

South Sudan

26 June 2018: In Central Equatoria state, a UN humanitarian convoy traveling between Yei city, Yei River county and state, to Lasu town was ambushed by unidentified gunmen, resulting in the killing of a Bangladeshi peacekeeper who was protecting the humanitarian workers. Source: Radio Tamazuj


23-27 June 2018: In Timbuktu, unidentified individuals hijacked vehicles belonging to unspecified humanitarian organisations in at least three separate incidents in less than a week. No further details available. Source: aBamako