Nigeria Crisis - ETS Situation Report #13 (Reporting Period: 01/11/2017 to 30/11/2017)

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  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) security telecommunications services were operational at the humanitarian hub in Dikwa, Borno state, as of 2 November.

  • The ETS carried out a deployment and training mission in Damaturu, Yobe state, between 15 to 18 November.

  • The ETS participated in a mission to Rann, Borno state, to assess the existing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services.

Situation Overview

The 2018 Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) workshop was held in Abuja on 9 November. The humanitarian community identified 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance across six states in the North-East.

The humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict, continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries.

With the start of the dry season, humanitarian organisations have regained access to locations that had been inaccessible due to flooding for several months, in particular Ngala and Rann. The dry season has also allowed the work on the humanitarian hubs project to accelerate and, to date, five out of the nine planned hubs are complete and the remaining four are expected to be fully operational by early 2018. As these hubs offer secure accommodation, office space and Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services for humanitarians, they are instrumental in supporting effective last-mile aid delivery and enhancing local coordination of humanitarian activities.