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MSF Says 52 Killed, 120 Wounded, As It Strongly Condemns Aerial Bombing Of A Camp For Displaced People In Rann

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MSF teams are providing emergency first aid following the bombing. We are asking the authorities to put all measures in place to facilitate the emergency evacuation of wounded.

At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed today in a bombing by the Nigerian Army on a camp for internally displaced people in Rann.

“This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable,” says Dr Jean-Clément 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.”

MSF medical teams are currently providing first aid to wounded patients in our facility in Rann. Other MSF medical and surgical teams in the region are also 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.

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