Nigeria Crisis - ETS Situation Report #5: Reporting period 16/03/17 to 16/04/17

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.

  • The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.

  • The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.

  • The ETS has received contributions from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the German Federal Foreign Office and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), funding 62.6% of the total ETS project.

Situation Overview

Insecurity continues to prompt population displacement in the Lake Chad Basin Region. While the overall population of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states decreased by approximately four percent between January and March, clashes continue to displace individuals within northeastern Nigeria, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The ongoing conflict in North-East Nigeria has left more than 1,8 million people. Borno continues to host most of the IDPs (1,428,947) followed by Adamawa (146,605) and Yobe (116,619).

The ETS continues to provide Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the capital of Borno state, Maiduguri, security telecommunications services in Damaturu, Yobe state, and it is continuously monitoring the needs for inter-agency services in Adamawa for a possible scale-up of the operations in this state.