May 29, 2024

The period between April 27th to May 16th in Sudan witnessed numerous instances of aggression against healthcare facilities.

Weapons being burnt during a UN peacekeeping process in Muramvya, Burundi. Disarmament and rehabilitation often provides alternative livelihoods to members of armed groups / Martine Perret / United Nations

ibrahim Konate in Sudan

Between January 1st and April 30th, Insecurity Insight has recorded a minimum of 65 instances of attacks against Sudan’s healthcare infrastructure. Hospitals and clinics have suffered from the effects of shelling and fires, with essential medical resources stolen and medical professionals harmed, detained, and killed. Additionally, patients have been deliberately prevented from gaining access to healthcare services. Utilize this interactive map to delve into the occurrences. Gain entry to the information stored on HDX. The incidents mentioned in this News Brief have not been added to the map and dataset as of now.

Insecurity Insight has listed various conflicts and acts of political violence that occurred from April 27 to May 16. The incidents that have been reported do not encompass all incidents that had an impact on health care provision and cannot be deemed as a comprehensive or accurate list as they have not been verified independently. Continuous data gathering is in progress and data may undergo modifications based on the availability of additional information. If you possess extra information regarding a documented incident or come across a new one, kindly contact us without delay.

Recorded Incidents

On April 27, 2023, the single functioning hospital in El Geneina, situated in West Darfur, witnessed the fatality of a doctor caught in the middle of a crossfire between the Janjaweed militia and armed civilians. This information is derived from two sources, specifically France 24 and The Syndicate of Doctors of West Darfur State.

The El Geneina Teaching Hospital, which receives support from MSF, was subject to theft in the city of El Geneina located in West Darfur state on April 28, 2023. According to sources from MSF and Radio Dabanga, it was reported on the 29th of April 2023 that the Shakreen Specialist Clinic in El Geneina city, located in West Darfur state, had been raided by robbers. Communication received through personal means.

On April 29th, 2023, the pediatrics unit of the Ibrahim Malik Teaching Hospital in the city of Khartoum North, located in the state of Khartoum, was targeted by a bombing and shelling campaign after it had already been cleared of patients. Smart paraphrase: According to Radio Dabanga as reported, .

On April 30, 2023, the RSF personnel ousted individuals receiving medical attention at Sharg El-Neel Hospital in Khartoum North city located in Khartoum state and repurposed the facility for military use. Information received through a private interaction.

As of 02 May 2023, in Sudan, the shortage of medical supplies resulting from the ongoing conflict has left approximately 12,000 individuals vulnerable to fatal complications associated with renal failure, as most dialysis centers have depleted their stock. This information originates from both Radio Dabanga I and Radio Dabanga II.

On May 4th, 2023, a maternity hospital in Khartoum was targeted by unknown assailants. According to reports from OCHA and UNFPA, the information is derived.

On May 4th, 2023, Sayed Al-Shahada Health Center in El Fasher city of North Darfur state experienced a power outage due to conflicts. The BBC reported the following.

On May 6th, 2023, the Sudanese Armed Forces carried out an airstrike on a hospital in Khartoum, specifically targeting a storage facility belonging to the Rapid Support Forces. In front of the hospital, six innocent bystanders lost their lives. The Guardian reported the news.

In the West Darfur state’s El Geneina city, the Expanded Program on Immunisation building was set ablaze by unknown attackers on May 6, 2023. The following information has been provided by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

On May 7th, 2023, two male volunteers were taken into custody by SAF operatives in Khartoum North, Khartoum state. They were apprehended while working in the hospital’s emergency department and accused of providing assistance to the RSF. Source: Information received through direct communication.

On May 9th, 2023, it was reported that in South Darfur state’s Nyala city, the Yashfeen Diagnostic Complex was robbed by unknown individuals who took off with a major portion of its medical supplies. The information comes from Radio Dabanga.

Between 7th and 8th of May in 2023, El Geneina, a city situated in West Darfur state, witnessed clashes that had a direct impact on the El Geneina Teaching Hospital. There were instances where parts of the hospital were subjected to looting. This information is derived from OCHA I and OCHA II sources.

On May 12th, 2023, the Samil Foods Factory in Khartoum was set on fire by unknown individuals. This factory was responsible for producing a significant portion (60%) of the ready-to-use therapeutic food that UNICEF and WFP distributed to address acute malnutrition in children. According to reports from OCHA, personal communication, and Radio Dabanga.

On May 13-14, 2023, the Jabra Hospital for Emergency and Injuries located in Khartoum experienced a raid by members of RSF. During the raid, hospital staff and patients were subjected to physical assault while ambulances were also stolen. The patients were relocated to alternative, more secure healthcare establishments. Rewritten: The information source is Radio Dabanga.

From May 13 to May 14 in 2023, the Ahmed Gasim Cardiac Surgery and Kidney Transplant Hospital located in Khartoum North, Khartoum state, was subject to a raid conducted by members of the RSF. During the intrusion, hospital staff and patients were physically attacked, and ambulances were stolen. The patients were relocated to facilities that were perceived as being more secure. Rewritten: The source of this information is Radio Dabanga.

According to the latest update on May 14, 2023, tRSF members in Khartoum have obstructed the movement of medication beyond the city limits. According to reports from Radio Dabanga, The Guardian, and personal sources, it has been stated that.

On May 16, 2023, a group of individuals armed with weapons entered the MSF storage facility in Khartoum and stole items from it. Two vehicles filled with provisions were removed.