Attacks on Health Care Bi-Monthly News Brief: 27 December 2023 – 09 January 2024 – Sudan


SHCC Attacks on Health Care

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on health care used by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC).



15 December 2023: Along Dadaab-Garissa road, near Dadaab, Garissa county, four health officials were killed and two others injured when an Al-Shabaab-planted IED detonated, hitting the four-wheel drive car they were traveling in. The vehicle was also damaged. The health team was conducting the Garissa County TB exercise when the incident happened. Source: The Star


21 December 2023: In Kanbi, Moro, Moro LGA, Kwara state, the medical director of Dafikayo Clinic was killed in a suspected assassination attack at his home in the early evening by an unidentified armed group. The victim’s daughter was also kidnapped. Source: Vanguard

South Sudan

25 December 2023: In Warrap state, a nurse was killed in a road ambush by unidentified perpetrators. Source: Eye Radio.


Insecurity Insight has identified at least 251 attacks on Sudan’s health care system between 01 January-19 December 2023. In these incidents, 52 health workers have been killed and health facilities have been damaged 56 times. Explore this interactive map to see where incidents happened. Access the data on HDX. Numbers may change if or when further information is made available.