Since 1 February 2021, the State Administrative Council has targeted doctors and teachers for taking a leading role in the nationwide Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). Increased conflict in the border areas affects living conditions and aid access.

At least 124 aid workers were arrested in Myanmar in 2021
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Violence and obstruction against health care has occurred throughout the country since the beginning of the 2021 coup.

Hospitals were raided and occupied and ambulances shot at. Health workers were arrested, injured, and in some cases killed in close-range shootings. Health workers were prevented from treating wounded protesters and emergency medical teams were shot at with live rounds while trying to retrieve or treat injured civilians.

Health workers were intimidated, arrested and evicted from government housing on suspicion of participating in the CDM. 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.

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report
The SHCC identified 17 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Myanmar in 2020, compared to one such incident in 2019. These incidents involved the damaging or destruction of seven health facilities, and the kidnapping, killing, or injuring of six health workers.

Aid in Danger

Local non-governmental organisations providing emergency medical assistance and funeral services have been attacked and obstructed from aiding injured protesters. Aid volunteers were injured, arrested and in some cases shot and killed by military and police forces whilst assisting injured protesters. In Ayeyarwady, Mandalay and Yangon regions volunteer ambulances were shot at and damaged or destroyed whilst responding to injured civilians. LNGO offices were also raided and stored medical supplies looted by military and police forces. Data


Teachers have been arrested, injured, and shot and killed for their involvement or support of anti-coup protests. A number of schools and universities were also occupied by military forces

Throughout the country, students have led many anti-coup protests which has resulted in them becoming a target during violent crackdowns by armed military and police forces. Students have been arrested, injured, and in some instances shot and killed, during protests in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Sagaing, Shan, Tanintharyi and Yangon states. Data