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Aid workers saving lives while fearing for their own

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UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones. 

A rebel fighter watches as workers from the Syrian Red Crescent and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arrive with aid at the rebel controlled Garage al-Hajz checkpoint near Aleppo, on April 8, 2014

From South Sudan, where roaming militias killed six aid workers this month -- three of them in an ambush -- to Gaza, where 11 UN staff were killed in attacks on UN-run shelters, relief workers are living dangerously.

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