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Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS)

The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) was officially activated in North-Eastern Nigeria on 23 November 2016. As global lead of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) is coordinating the ETS in Nigeria, responding with government, private sector and humanitarian organisations to ensure a coordinated response.

The ETS is concentrating its efforts in Borno and Yobe states to ensure humanitarians can carry out their jobs efficiently and safety, ultimately saving more lives. ETS activities comprise:

  • Upgrade of the existing UN security communications system to become CMOSS compliant;
  • Provision of security telecommunications and Internet connectivity services in sixteen common operational areas, namely Bama, Banki, Damasak, Damaturu, Dikwa, Geidam, Guijba, Gwoza, Maiduguri, Madagali, Michika, Monguno, Mubi, Ngala, Rann and Yola;
  • Strengthening coordination and information management services provided to the humanitarian community to ensure an effective and coordinated response.