2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) identified 29 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in South Sudan in 2021. This was an increase from 2020, when 19 such incidents were documented, although killings of health workers in 2021 decreased from the previous year.2In 2020 documented incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care were much higher than in 2019, likely due to increasing intercommunal violence and ongoing conflict as well as the improvement of monitoring such incidents.
Incidents were recorded in nearly all of South Sudan’s states and administrative areas and were most frequent in Western Equatoria due to increased conflict as various militias vied to gain control of the state. This was a change from 2020, when high numbers of incidents were reported in Jonglei state. Read the full factsheet here. Download 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.