Violence against UN, aid workers on the rise, report finds

As United Nations and other humanitarians work in higher risk environments, including active conflict zones, they face a growing list of security threats. More than 1,819 United Nations workers were affected by security and safety incidents and 23 were killed last year, an increase from reported events in 2014.

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  • Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the U.N. Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.

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