Yemen

Yemen Conflict - ETC Situation Report #8 (Reporting Period: 14/01/2016 to 06/03/2016)

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• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is continuing to deploy coordinators, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) specialists across all accessible locations in Yemen to deploy solutions in support of humanitarian partners.

• Despite the high level of security risk, ETC completed a mission in Sa’ada, to install security telecommunications and underpinning solar power in the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Communication Center (COMCEN).

Situation Overview

The ETC is currently operating in Sana’a, Al Hudaydah, Aden and Sa’ada and starting to draw plans for the central governorate of Ibb. Conversely, Ta’izz and Al Mukalla, two locations initially included in the humanitarian plans, are currently inaccessible.

With the contribution of emergency.lu, a consortium of Luxembourg-based organizations, the ETC has provided internet connectivity to the inter-agency mission boat used to carry equipment and humanitarians between Djibouti and Aden.