Mexico

Head of Children’s Hospital fired at
07 October 2021: in Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, armed individuals in a car opened fire at the head of the Children’s Hospital. The director was injured and received medical attention. Source: ACLED Return to Mexico country page. more
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In 2020 health workers working for national health providers bore the burden of the negative impact of violence against or obstruction of health care in Mexico. Doctors, nurses, and paramedics were shot and killed and in some cases their bodies were left by the roadside. Guerrero state- one of the areas frequently affected by increasingly violent conflicts between organised criminal groups – saw the most attacks. In Guerrero, Sonora and Veracruz states hospitals were also stormed by armed groups and patients killed in suspected targeted attacks. Data

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.

Education

In 2020, educators and students were attacked, killed and injured mainly by unidentified armed groups, riot police, or armed groups wearing military uniforms. Attacks occurred mainly in the south of Mexico, in Puebla state, Chiapas state, Oaxaca state, Veracruz state, Guerrero state as well as in Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City).

Teachers were threatened before being kidnapped and attacked. Students were injured during protests near a school by riot police attempting to clear a road blocked by the protesting students.