Conflict in Yemen – ETC Situation Report #74 (Reporting period: 01/11/2022 to 30/11/2022) – Yemen

• In November, ETC provided data connectivity services to 1,131 humanitarians and security communications services to a total of 2,608 first responders at 18 locations in Yemen.

• ETC coordinator Wali Noor carried out a supervisory mission to Marib from 7-9 November. As a result, an improvement plan was agreed and is being implemented, which includes the establishment of an authentication system for ETC network users.

• In response to increased demand from humanitarian operations, ETC installed a dedicated VSAT station to provide stable and secure connectivity for INGOs hosted by Save the Children International (SCI) in Ibb.

The ETC coordinator carried out a supervisory mission to Marib from 7 to 9 November. After an evaluation of the onsite services, ETC agreed to increase the capacity of its connectivity services to meet the increased demand from its partners. An action plan was agreed and is being implemented.

ETC also carried out an inspection mission to Turba, from the 12th to the 15th of November, to monitor the site’s performance and carry out routine preventive maintenance of its services.

On 14 November, ETC carried out a joint visit with the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Aden to assess the impact of the renovation of its IT infrastructure, assisted by ETC, and to determine the potential needs for future support that will be coordinated by the RCO. The university dean expressed his appreciation for the continued support and coordination during the implementation of this project.