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.

Health centre torched by Myanmar military
19 February 2023: In Nwe Inn village, Chin Pyit village tract, Pale township, Yinmabin district, Sagaing region, the sub-rural health centre (public, primary-level) was torched by the Myanmar military. Sources: Burma Human Rights Network and Khit Thit Media Return to Myanmar home page more
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Violence and obstruction against health care has occurred throughout the country since the beginning of the 2021 coup.

Hospitals have been raided and occupied and ambulances shot at. Health workers have been arrested, injured, and in some cases killed in close-range shootings. Health workers have been 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 have been intimidated, arrested and evicted from government housing on suspicion of participating in the CDM.

2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

The SHCC identified 411 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Myanmar in 2021, compared to 17 in 2020. In these incidents 535 health workers were arrested, 118 health facilities attacked, 41 ambulances attacked, and 29 health workers killed. Read full factsheet here.

Explore our Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk interactive global map to see incidents where health workers were killed, kidnapped or injured and incidents where health facilities were damaged or destroyed since 2016.

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