Dozens die in airstrike

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

A UN HU­MAN­I­TAR­IAN he­li­copter and emer­gency med­i­cal staff are in north-eastern Nige­ria fol­low­ing a mil­i­tary airstrike that hit a dis­place­ment camp killing dozens of peo­ple, in­clud­ing aid work­ers.

A re­ported 100 other peo­ple were wounded.

The UN Hu­man­i­tar­ian Air Ser­vice (UNHAS) air­lifted eight Nige­rian Red Cross Work­ers from the camp in Rann lo­cal­ity.

The UN Of­fice for the Co-or­di­na­tion of Hu­man­i­tar­ian Af­fairs (Ocha) also said the re­sponse in­cluded nearly 400kg of emer­gency med­i­cal sup­plies.

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