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North-East Nigeria: Rann Town, Kala/Balge (as of November 2017)


- Rann town is the capital of Kala Balge Local Government Authority (LGA) in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

- The LGA has seen the killing of hundreds of civilians, the abduction of women and girls, the destruction of towns, and large scale forced displacement of populations. Livelihoods have been devastated and assets looted.

- Since March 2016 civilians have slowly started to return to Rann, but are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Local government has been slow to be reestablished in the town, and this had a negative impact on the humanitarian response.

-  The security situation outside Rann remains tenuous, and protection of civilian concerns are high. Freedom of movement is restricted due to a curfew and a 5km security perimeter. Nonetheless, civilians do access markets in Cameroon (8km away). New vulnerable and/or displaced populations continue to arrive in Rann on a regular basis from insecure areas. These individuals are screened by the Nigerian military upon arrival.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
01 Nov 2017
Document type: 
Fact Sheet
Inter-Cluster Coordination