2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) identified 18 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Mali in 2021, compared to 11 in 2020. Twenty-nine health workers were kidnapped in these incidents in 2021. Incidents were reported in four of Mali’s eight regions, and were most frequent in Gao region, which has experienced high levels of violence and insecurity. Incidents peaked in June and July, when 17 health workers were kidnapped in four incidents. Half of the 18 reported incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care involved the kidnapping of health workers. This was a marked change from 2020, when only one health worker was reported to have been kidnapped. Health worker kidnappings increased from June 2021 onwards. Read the full report here. Download data.
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