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
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