Nigeria: Operation Overview - February 2017

SITUATION OVERVIEW

An estimated seven million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.

With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.

As global lead of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), the World Food Programme (WFP) is convening the Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) in Nigeria to meet vital communications needs, responding with government, private sector and humanitarian organisations to ensure a coordinated response.

KEY DATA

NUMBER OF PLANNED SITES
8

TRAININGS CONDUCTED
- Radio user training for the humanitarian community, including drivers, security officers and radio room operators, among others.

FUNDING STATUS
- 25% of the total ETS project in North-East Nigeria has been received. The ETS is appealing for US$3.6 million to carry out its project until the end of 2017.

CHALLENGES
- Security situation remains volatile across North-East Nigeria and staff movements are restricted.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES
- Deployment of security telecommunications and connectivity services in identified common operational areas across Borno and Yobe states.