The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our six colleagues and shocked that an incident of this magnitude has occurred in a civilian area,” said Elder (Chief) Bolaji Akpan Anani, President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. “Our hearts and prayers are with the bereaved and the wounded as we remain undaunted and focused on our commitment to those who need help,”

The six Red Cross workers were in Rann as part of a humanitarian operation bringing food to more than 25,000 displaced people.

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