Rann, Borno

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Rann is a small town in the Borno State, Nigeria. It is home to a camp for internally displaced people.[1]

Rann is one of the localities in north-eastern Nigeria that have recently become accessible to humanitarian organizations. Emergency assistance is gradually being ramped up in areas that were previously unreachable. In Rann, around 43,000 people are internally displaced and struggle with serious food shortages and severe acute malnutrition. Humanitarian access to the area has been difficult due to insecurity and bad roads - as Stated by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in its Press Release as an EMERGENCY RESPONSE MOBILISED FOLLOWING AIRSTRIKE ON RANN LOCALITY.

On 17 January 2017, the Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed the camp, leaving at least 52 people dead and over 100 injured.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quinn, Ben; Akinwotu, Emmanuel (17 January 2017). "Nigeria air strike: dozens dead as camp for internally displaced people hit by mistake". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  2. ^ CNN, Stephanie Busari and Ibrahim Sawab. "Nigerian fighter jet strikes refugees, aid workers in Borno". CNN. 
  3. ^ Searcey, Dionne (17 January 2017). "Nigerian Jet Mistakenly Bombs Refugee Camp, Killing Scores". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

Coordinates: 12°16′12″N 14°27′49″E / 12.2701°N 14.4636°E / 12.2701; 14.4636