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18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 17 January, 2017 – “UNICEF is deeply concerned by the loss of life in Tuesday’s tragic incident in Rann, Borno State. Our thoughts are with all those who were injured.

These deaths, in a remote area of northeastern Nigeria, where protracted conflict has caused extreme suffering and triggered a severe malnutrition crisis, underline the importance of protecting civilians in complex humanitarian emergencies.

18 Jan 2017 description

2,876 arrivals by sea in 2017

219 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 17 January

387,487 arrivals in 2016

18 Jan 2017 description

Boko Haram-related conflict has led to a severe humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region and potential famine in inaccessible areas of northeastern Nigeria. At least 7 million people in the region are in need of food assistance. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and trapped populations are at greater risk due to insecurity and poor or degraded infrastructure which impede aid delivery. There are currently 2.6 million people displaced across the region.

18 Jan 2017 description

We regret that among the casualties of today's air strikes in Ran, there are 6 Nigerian RC members killed and 13 wounded. They brought desperately needed food for over 25 000 displaced persons

We are profoundly saddened with the news of casualties among the Red Cross staff and volunteers in Ran. Our thoughts are with the families of the dead and wounded Red Cross colleagues.

The Red Cross is deeply concerned about reported casualties among civilians and humanitarian workers in today's air strikes on Ran, North East Nigeria.

17 Jan 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 17 January 2017): The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.

17 Jan 2017 description


The ongoing conflict in northeastern Nigeria has left an estimated 1,770,444 people (approximately 313,923 households) displaced in almost 2,000 locations across the 6 most affected states in the region:
Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, etc. The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) conducted a series of assessments in 1,948 locations in the six states in order to gather information regarding the situation of IDPs in the locations.

17 Jan 2017 description

JANUARY 17, 2017— At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded today when the Nigerian Army bombed an internally displaced camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has teams in the area.

17 Jan 2017 description


“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

"The bomb that exploded on Monday morning, it's our brothers responsible for it," an audio recording said

BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people.

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