10 Facts About Anil Raj


Anil Raj was an American human rights activist who served on the board of Amnesty International.


Anil Raj was killed on November 24,2019 while working on the United Nations Development Programme when the vehicle he was travelling in with two colleagues was attacked.


Anil Raj completed his undergraduate studies at University of California, Riverside, participating in a study abroad program at the University of Hong Kong, and graduating in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in political science.


Anil Raj then earned a Masters in International Human Rights as well as a Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Colorado.


Anil Raj was honored there with the Brinser Award for humanitarian service.


Anil Raj's work spanned several countries, including Myanmar, South Sudan and Afghanistan.


Anil Raj then spent a year working as an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Anil Raj then returned to Afghanistan in November 2019 as a management specialist for UNDP.


Anil Raj is remembered as a bright and creative individual, who always brought innovation to his work and warmth to his relationships.


The way that Anil Raj's life was cut tragically short underscores the grave dangers that human rights workers in Afghanistan face.