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The number of annual incidents of major violence against aid workers has more than doubled since 2003, writes Jackson.
Aid agencies are increasingly becoming targets as opposing sides question their motives.
World body commemorates deaths of 22 people in suicide attack five years ago.
The UN Secretary-General has left open a return to Baghdad of UN political staff, suggesting they might operate outside the country.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday that the United Nations will continue its work in Iraq despite the bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad in which at least 17 people were killed and over 100 injured.

Flags of all 191 UN member nations flew half-mast at the world body's headquarters in New York out of respect for Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Lawrence Smallman
Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in a blast at the UN headquarters in Baghdad, was charged with overseeing Iraq’s transition from occupation to democracy.
Roshan Muhammed Salih
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Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
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