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.