Attacks on Health Care Bi-Monthly News Brief: 20 April-03 May 2022 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

SHCC Assaults on Health and fitness Treatment

The part aligns with the definition of assaults on health and fitness care used by the Safeguarding Health in
Conflict Coalition (SHCC).


Democratic Republic of the Congo

Social Media Checking: Ebola in Équateur Province

On the 23rd of April 2022, the wellbeing ministry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of
Ebola following a situation was confirmed in Mbandaka city in Équateur province. The epidemic is the fourteenth Ebola
outbreak in the sub-Saharan African place because 1976, and the 3rd in Équateur province since 2018. The
announcement by the health and fitness authorities created a significant spike in online conversations about the occasion in the
DRC, including on social media platforms Twitter and Fb.

This report summarises the major takeaways from our long-term checking of these social media discussions.


As claimed on 26 April 2022: Throughout Tigray area, the 18 month-extended conflict between the
Federal Authorities and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces has resulted in the full
collapse of the well being program. Well being staff are managing individuals for serious disorders by using
expired medication and reusing professional medical tools, these kinds of as examination tubes, surgical coles and air tubes,
during methods. Resource: The New Humanitarian

As reported on 26 April 2022: In Mekelle town and exclusive zone, Tigray area, staff at the Ayder
Medical center sent residence 240 people who ended up not able to purchase their possess food from the facility. New
patients arriving without the need of food or dollars are no for a longer period getting admitted. Supply: The New


As described on 18 April 2022: In Molai village, Jere LGA, Borno state, soon after killing a law enforcement officer
and a soldier, Islamic Condition West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters stole an ambulance and armed service
motor vehicle, which were being later on deserted and burned. Source: Twitter

27 April 2022: In Kaduna condition, gunmen ambushed various motor vehicles along the Abuja-Kaduna
Highway, kidnapping a male healthcare medical professional and humanitarian employee. Resource: Spye Tv set

South Sudan

09 April 2022: In an unspecified quantity of villages in the vicinity of Leer city, Leer county, Unity point out, 15
girls and seven women were raped by armed youth from Mayendit and Koch counties immediately after they
attacked the villages. All through the assaults a overall health centre was also wrecked and two other folks had been
looted. Supply: ACLED