Democratic Republic of the Congo: Violent and Threatening Incidents Against Healthcare

  • 1300+ Downloads
  • This dataset updates: As needed


Related Showcases

Analysis: 10th Ebola r...
Overview on attacks on health care in the context of the 10th Ebola response in the DRC.
1 Dataset
Social Media Monitoring
Resurgent Ebola in North Kivu: locals’ response
1 Dataset
Attack on WFP convoy 2...
Likely to have been a kidnapping gone wrong. Unlikely to have been a premeditated attack on an individual but rather an opportunistic...
1 Dataset
Sexual Violence: Lesso...
Sexual violence, exploitation and abuse are a reality in the DRC, and rural sexual violence is common. Experiences during the responses...
1 Dataset
Social Media Monitoring
Disinformation targeting the United Nations (UN) presence in the DRC March 2021
1 Dataset


Source Insecurity Insight
Date of Dataset January 01, 2018-June 30, 2020
Updated 1 October 2020
Expected Update Frequency As needed

The events have been systematically compiled from three categories of sources: (a) verified security events submitted to Insecurity Insight by 30 Aid in Danger partner agencies; (b) open source publicly reported events identified by Insecurity Insight and published in the Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief; and (c) events from the WHO SSA.

Attacks on health care: Any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction, or threat of violence that interferes with the availability of, access to, and delivery of curative and/or preventive health services in the DRC. Note: For this project only, our definition of an 'attack' goes beyond the definition used by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) and includes events perpetrated by patients or relatives of patients, private individuals and criminals, as well as those perpetrated by state and non state actors as covered by the SHCC.

Caveats / Comments

Not representative or a comprehensive compilation of all events affecting the provision of healthcare in the DRC. Data collection is ongoing and data may change as more information is made available.

File Format