Nigeria Crisis - ETS Situation Report #12 (Reporting Period: 1/10/17 to 31/10/17)

Highlights

  • ETS Internet connectivity services were deployed at the humanitarian hub in Dikwa on 29 October.

  • The ETS extended the wireless connectivity network to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Humanitarian Coordination Centre in Maiduguri.

  • The ETS launched a user satisfaction survey on the Iridium Push-To-Talk services the ETS is offering to the humanitarian community in NorthEast Nigeria.

Situation Overview

The humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Armed actors continue to target civilian populations across the Lake Chad Basin region. Three attacks in late October near Borno’s capital city of Maiduguri resulted in at least 13 civilian deaths and nearly 20 injuries.

Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities with food insecurity and malnutrition levels remain life-threatening in many areas. According to Borno State Ministry of Health officials, there were no cholera-related deaths reported since 11 October. In addition, officials reported a decrease in the number of new cholera cases in recent weeks, with no new suspected cases recorded in Borno’s acutely affected Dikwa Local Government Area (LGA) from 12-24 October.