Insecurity Insight monitors attacks on health care in the DRC. Our data is available for download here.
Based on Insecurity Insight data, the DRC chapter of the 2022 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition report identified at least 125 incidents of violence against or obstruction of access to health care in 2022, a similar number to 127 in 2021. At least 50 health workers were kidnapped. Health supplies were also looted and health centres set on fire, impacting health care providers’ ability to maintain safe staffing levels and stock health facilities with the necessary supplies. Incidents were reported in eight of the DRC’s 26 provinces, with nearly half occurring in North Kivu, a similar trend to previous years. The full chapter is accessible in English and in French.