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Attacks on Health Care in Myanmar (16-29 November 2022)

December 12th, 2022  •  Author:   Insecurity Insight  •  3 minute read
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Documented incidents

16 November 2022: In Sat Thwar village, Sar Lin Kone village tract, Yesagyo township, Pakokku district, Magway region, a clinic/ sub-rural health centre and seven civilian houses were torched by the Myanmar military. Sources: Facebook and Khit Thit Media
Reported on 16 November 2022: In Mon state, people living with HIV in remote areas are reportedly missing follow-up attendance in the city. Outreach workers from INGOs have struggled to assist with medicine deliveries to remote areas due to security concerns with armed conflicts. Source: Mon News Agency
17 November 2022: In Ta Laing village and village tract, Sagaing township, district and region, medicine was stolen from the rural health centre by the Myanmar military. Source: Facebook
18 November 2022: In Maha Aung Myay town, township and district, Mandalay region, a private dental clinic along with two shops and a car were damaged and one civilian killed in an explosion of unidentified origin. Source: BBC Burmese 19 November 2022: In Palaw town and township, Myeik district, Tanintharyi region, a patient and their attendant were arrested by the Myanmar military from the township hospital. The patient had been admitted to the hospital for fragment wounds he acquired from bombs dropped by the Myanmar military using armed drones in Ka De village and village tract, Palaw township on 14 November 2022. Sources: Dawei Watch, Network Media Group and Tanintharyi Times
20 November 2022: In Salingyi town and township, Yinmabin district, Sagaing region, three LNGO ambulances were seized by an armed group, resulting in the LNGO suspending its activities. The Myanmar military media accused the local defence forces for the incident. Sources: Facebook and Voice of Myanmar
21 November 2022: IIn Taung Ka Lay village, Hpar Thein village tract, Kyaikmaraw township, Mawlamyine district, Mon state, an LNGO ambulance transporting civilians wounded in Myanmar military airstrikes was denied entry to the village by the Myanmar military. Source: Myanmar Pressphoto Agency

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