Yemen Conflict - ETC Situation Report #21 (Reporting Period: 06/01/2018 to 15/03/2018)
• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 87% in its User Feedback Survey 2017 for its core services.
• To support the World Health Organisation (WHO) project, the ETC recently completed the installation of services in 5x Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) in Sana’a Governorate, Ibb, Al Hudaydah, Amran and Hajjah.
• The ETC team has upgraded the ETC Internet connectivity at the UN compound in Hadda so humanitarians have access to improved ETC services.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate amid escalating violence, the collapse of basic services and the ongoing threat of cholera and diphtheria.
The northern governorates remain virtually inaccessible to UN and NGO organisations due to heightened insecurity and interference in the assessments and the delivery of assistance.
Armed clashes continue in Al Hudaydah, Ibb, Aden, Sa’ada and Sana’a, all areas where the ETC provides its services to humanitarian responders.
WHO reports that the cumulative total of cholera cases from 27 April 2017 to 4 February 2018 is 1,055,788 suspected cases and 2,255 associated deaths.