Violence against or obstructing health care in Sudan since the military coup of October 25 – (November 17-30, 2021) – Sudan
Marches of millions of protests took place across Sudan after the October 25 military coup. More than 40 people were killed and many more injured by live ammunition and tear gas fired by security forces during the protests. The violence has affected health workers, hospitals and patients.
Below are the incidents that Insecurity Insight documented between November 17 and November 30, 2021. Reported incidents are not a complete or representative list of all incidents that affected the delivery of healthcare and did not not been independently verified. Data collection is ongoing and data may change as more information becomes available.
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Previous edition: October 25 and November 16
Documented incidents, November 17-30, 2021
November 17, 2021: In Khartoum, police fired tear gas inside the Ahmed Qasim hospital. Source:
Unified Sudanese Medical Office
November 17, 2021: In Khartoum, Sudanese security forces pursued the injured inside the international hospital, preventing them from obtaining medical treatment and arresting several of them.
Sources: Dabanga Sudan and WHOSSA
November 19, 2021: In the town of Ed Daein, in the state of East Darfur, gunmen broke into MSF’s office, threatened and mistreated guards, and stole a Toyota Land Cruiser identified by MSF.
Sources: Dabanga Sudan and MSF
November 21, 2021: In Khartoum, police fired tear gas inside Khartoum University Hospital, near the intensive care unit and neonatal ward and prevented ambulances from reaching the wounded and injured to access health care. Electricity was also cut off during the surgeries. Sources: Dabanga Sudan I, Dabanga Sudan II, MinBane,
Reuters and Sudanese Medical Bureau
November 27, 2021: In the town of Sennar, Sinnar state, Sudanese security forces arrested two male doctors – a psychologist and a specialist nurse – from Singa University Hospital. Source:
November 30, 2021: In Khartoum, Sudanese security forces fired tear gas inside the emergency room of Al-Faisal hospital and arrested an injured protester while they were lying on a stretcher and took him to an undisclosed location. On December 1, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok ordered police to investigate the attack. Sources: Sudan Tribune, United Sudanese Physicians Office and WHOSSA