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Aid operation resumes in Rann, UN says

Aid operation resumes in Rann, UN says

Relief operations in Rann, a town in Borno State has resumed according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).

According to reports, the UN OCHA made the announcement after several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.

The decision is coming four weeks after it withdrew humanitarian operations in the town following the death of three aid workers.

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That much information was revealed by the UN Relief Wing, Ms Samantha Newport, who said daily operations are expected to continue but would not stay overnight in the community until security conditions are met by the Nigerian government.

Ms Newport also revealed that the pre-positioning of food was important ahead of the rainy season which starts in June, cutting off road access to Rann.

However, she added that humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has yet to resume operations after it suspended its service in Rann following the attack.



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