Insecurity Insight | Sudan: Attacks on Health Care 12-25 July 2023

Attacks on Health Care in Sudan
12-25 July 2023
At least 136 attacks on Sudan's health care system have been documented by Insecurity Insight between 01 January-11 July. Health facilities have been damaged in shelling and arson attacks, vital medical supplies looted, health workers killed, injured and arrested, and patients deliberately obstructed from accessing health care. Explore the incidents on this interactive map. Note: The map does not yet include incidents reported in this News Brief
Incident reports: 28 June-11 July14-27 June17 May-13 June27 April-16 May19-26 AprilAll.

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Documented incidents
15 July 2023: In Omdurman city, Khartoum state, a RSF drone struck the emergency complex of the Military Medical Corps Hospital, killing five patients and injuring 22 others, mostly civilians. Ousted president Omar Al Bashir is believed to be located inside the hospital. Sources: Khaama PressNew AgePersonal CommunicationRadio Dabanga and Xinhua
15-16 July 2023: In Kass town, South Darfur state, the RSF raided three health facilities, and the offices of a Swiss organisation, as part of a wider attack on the area. Two male IDPs were killed, nine injured, and three more, including two women, were abducted. Many IDPs from seven nearby camps fled the area and sought shelter inside the town. Source: Radio Dabanga
15-16 July 2023: Near Tutti Island, Khartoum state, RSF mortars and drones struck and damaged the Medical Corps area of the SAF. Source: Sudan War Monitor
16 July 2023: In Omdurman city, Khartoum state, the RSF struck the Aliaa Specialised Hospital, located at the premises of the Military Hospital, with artillery shells, causing significant damage to the dialysis centre, intensive care unit, and operating rooms. Three patients got injured. Source: Radio Dabanga and Sudan War Monitor
20 July 2023: In Khartoum, after arguing about the reasons for MSF’s presence, unidentified armed men beat and whipped an MSF team — composed of four MSF staff, four truck drivers, and 10 daily workers — who were trying to deliver supplies to the Turkish Hospital, where MSF provides health care. The perpetrators detained the driver, threatening his life before releasing him, and stole the vehicle. MSF warned that it will not be able to continue its operations, if minimum safety guarantees are not met. Sources: Al JazeeraMSF, MSF South AsiaPersonal CommunicationThe New Arab I and The New Arab II
21 July 2023: In El Obeid city, North Kordofan state, shells of unidentified origin landed near four hospitals, killing four civilians, and wounding 45. Source: New Age
Insecurity Insight. 2023. 12-25 July 2023 Violence against or obstruction of health care in Sudan. Switzerland: Insecurity Insight.
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This document comprises threats and violence as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of and access to health care. It is part of the Attacks on Health Care project by Insecurity Insight. It is prepared from information available in local, national and international news outlets and online databases. The incidents reported are not a complete nor a representative list of all events that affected the provision of health care and have not been independently verified. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.