Nigeria: MSF strongly condemns the aerial bombing of a displaced camp in Rann

At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian

Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to

Meacute;decins Sans Frontiegrave;res (MSF).

This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme

violence is shocking and unacceptable,rdquo; says Dr Jean-Cleacute;ment Cabrol, MSF

Director of Operations. The safety of civilians must be respected. We are urgently

calling on all parties to ensure the facilitation of medical evacuations by air or road

for survivors who are in need of emergency care.rdquo;

MSF medical teams are currently providing first aid to 120 wounded patients in

its facility in Rann. The organisation’s medical and surgical teams in the region are

preparing to treat evacuated patients.

MSF first started working in Nigeria in 1971, and is one of the few organisations

still able to operate in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Source: Medecins sans frontiAres (MSF).