INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) AT THEIR CAMP IN MAIDUGURI ON MONDAY (10/8/15).
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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, in Borno state, Northeast.

It was learned that the UN and non-governmental organisations assessed and gave clearance for the operations to resume.

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The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after a March 1 attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Eight persons, including three aid workers, were killed in the attack.

“However, UN aid workers have not yet been authorised to stay overnight in Rann, and daily operations are expected to continue until security conditions are met by the Nigerian authorities, the UN said.

“The UN and partners are providing life-saving emergency assistance in Rann including food, shelter and medicine to over 80,000 women, children and men, among them 55,000 internally displaced people.

“The World Food Programme is planning to distribute food to at least 61,000 people this month.

“Pre-positioning of food is also key ahead of the rainy season, which starts in June, cutting off road access to Rann.”