El Nehoud Hospital stormed by masked men
06 December 2022: In El Nehoud locality, West Kordofan state, a group of masked men linked to ex-President Omar Al Bashir, armed with Kalashnikovs and sticks, stormed the El Nehoud Hospital, and severely beat a doctor in the Emergency Department. They also robbed staff and patients in wards. Source: Radio Dabanga Return to Sudan home page more
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2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

52 incidents of violence or obstruction against health care were perpetrated in Sudan in 2021, according to a new Arabic-language Sudan factsheet published by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC), based on data collated by coalition member Insecurity Insight

Prior to the October 25, 2021 coup most attacks on health care in Sudan in 2021 were  perpetrated by non-state actors or militia. After the coup violence against health care escalated sharply in the context of anti-coup protests.

Violence against health workers resulting from security forces’ efforts to end political protests had already been highlighted by the SHCC during the protests calling for the resignation of President Bashir in April 2019. The new findings presented in this report underscore how security forces’ tactics of violence against health care continued to be applied in similar ways after the coup.

Factsheet:  Arabic | English

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Executive summary and Recommendations: Arabic | English

Methodology:  Arabic | English

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.

Sexual Violence

Women and children living in the Darfur regions of Sudan are at risk of being raped inside IDP camps, while collecting firewood, grazing cows or other livestock by armed militia, factions of the Sudan Liberation Army, pastoralists and the Sudanese Armed Forces.

Sexual abusers are often armed with guns, sometimes on motorcycles, horseback, camels  or donkeys. 

Mass and gang rape, and rapes while being held kidnapped are all common. At least one woman was killed after she was raped. Survivors are aged between 8 and 50 years old. Data