Central African Republic

Pharmacist detained by mercenaries from the Wagner Group
23 June 2022: In Lawane quarter, Russian state-linked mercenaries from the Wagner Group detained a 30-year-old pharmacist on suspicion that he was providing health care to a rebel leader. He was taken away, tortured and executed. His body was found on 03 July by passers-by around the Ouaka River. Source: HumAngle In October 2021, the […] more
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2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

The SHCC identified 107 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in the CAR in 2021, compared to eight such incidents in 2020. In these incidents vital medical supplies were looted, while 25 health workers were arrested, 16 were injured, and nine others were kidnapped.

Incidents were particularly high during the first seven months of 2021 after the collapse of the peace talks in December 2020. Throughout 2021 vital medical supplies were stolen and looted from health facilities and ambulances carrying health workers traveling to provide health care to remote areas of the country. Sixteen health workers were injured in road ambushes and during robberies at health facilities in 2021. In the majority of these cases, however, health workers and patients were unharmed. Read the full factsheet here. Download the 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.