Nigeria

Nigeria Crisis - ETS Situation Report #24 (Reporting Period: 01/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)

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  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) trained 12x radio operatorsto efficiently man the Communications Centres (COMCENs) deployed at the humanitarian hubs in Borno state and in Maiduguri and Damaturu capital cities, in Borno and Yobe states respectively.
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chair of the ETC, Enrica Porcari, visited Maiduguri and Gwoza to see first-hand how ETS communications services are supporting humanitarian operations.
  • As part of the Humanitarian ResponsePlan (HRP) exercise led by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the ETS submitted its planned activities for next year.

Situation Overview

Nine years after the start of the conflict in North-East Nigeria, the ongoing crisis shows no signsof abating. The volatile security situation in North-East Nigeria is having an impact on the humanitarian response across the most-affected affected states by the conflict-Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. On 15 October, the second International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC)air worker abducted in Rann, Borno state, in March this year was killed.

In line with the evolving needs on the ground and with the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and HRP exercises for 2019, 7.1 million people across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are in need of humanitarian assistance of which6.2 million are being targeted by aid organisations.