UN Humanitarian Air Service says will continue supply to bombed IDP camp

The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has pledged to offer more sustainable support to the government and people of Nigeria in addressing humanitarian challenges.



The agency says it has airlifted eight Nigerian Red Cross workers injured in the military airstrike that hit Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Borno.

Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, said this in a statement in Abuja.

He said a helicopter with four medical personnel and 400kg of emergency medical supplies was sent by UNHAS.

“This is an unfortunate tragedy that befell people already suffering the effects of violence”Â ,he said.

Kallon noted that the Nigerian army has also deployed a medical team to the locality for humanitarian services.

He said the military is also working with humanitarian partners to ensure maximum support to the affected people.

Kallon said Rann is currently hosting about 43,000 IDPs struggling with serious food shortage and severe malnutrition.

He said humanitarian access to the area has been difficult due to insecurity and bad roads.

Kallon expressed sympathy of the humanitarian community to those affected by the unfortunate incident.

He assured that additional assistance and personnel will be deployed to Rann soon.

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