Mass Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) protests have takenplace across Myanmar after the Myanmar armed forces seized control of the country on 1 February following a general election that the National League for Democracy party won by a landslide.
The military have since declared a state of emergency to last for at least a year, and numerous countries have condemned the takeover and subsequent violent crackdown on protesters. Hundreds of people, including children, have been killed and many injured during the protests. The violence has impacted health workers, hospitals and ambulances.
2021 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.