Nigeria Crisis - ETS Situation Report #17 (Reporting Period: 01/03/2018 to 31/03/2018)



  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) carried out a mission in Dikwa to deploy an Internet access control system.

  • The ETS hosted a meeting at the Red Roof base camp in Maiduguri to gather residents’ feedback on the ETS Internet services.

  • A coordination and information-sharing mission was conducted by the ETS in Damasak to liaise with organisations on the ground, collect their needs and inform them about the upcoming deployment of ETS services in the humanitarian camp.

Situation Overview

At the beginning of March, the United Nations (UN) announced US$9 million in humanitarian assistance through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund—a country-based pooled fund, managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)—to provide support for approximately 60,000 individuals recently displaced by ongoing conflict in Borno.

On 8 March, Nigeria’s Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH) declared a cholera outbreak in Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA). Between February 13 and March 21, the SMoH reported nearly 630 suspected cholera cases and three related deaths.

Populations in Borno state continue to experience the highest levels of food insecurity in the region, according to an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted in February by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Food For Peace (FFP), World Food Programme’s (WFP) partner, in coordination with the Government of Nigeria and food security actors. This assessment highlighted that 27% of households approx. across northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states are experiencing food insecurity.