Since its activation in November 2016, the Emergency Telecommunications Sector has been providing shared communications services to humanitarians in North-East Nigeria. These services enable a more efficient and safer humanitarian response in areas with limited or unavailable services from local communications service providers.
Since its activation in November 2016, the ETS has been providing vital shared communications services to humanitarians in North-East Nigeria. These services enable a safer and more efficient response in areas with limited or unavailable services from local Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).
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.
• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has signed a Service Lease Agreement (SLA) to extend its support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) cholera project.
• The ETC Coordinator went on mission to the World Food Programme (WFP) office in Dubai where he presented an overview of the ETC operation in Yemen.
• The ETC has opened a new ETC hub in Al Hudaydah.