Many smallholder farmers in Mauritania are being hit very hard by the changing climate. To help them face climate shocks with resilience, we distribute food and cash, strengthen their animal health care skills and help them fight soil erosion.
New report on the success and challenges of Community Animal Health Workers
In the framework of a two-year project with the World Organisation for Animal Health, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International just published an interesting literature review about Community Animal Health Workers. The network recommends several ways to improve practices.
More than 500 students made aware of food sovereignty
Two awareness-raising events marked the start of this year in the French-speaking part of Belgium. In partnership with SOS Faim, we raised awareness of pastoralism and the challenges surrounding agriculture and nutrition among more than 500 agronomy and veterinary students in Wallonia.
Food distribution: a crucial boost for displaced families in Niger
Between July and September 2022, our team in Niger organised three food distributions in the south-west of the country. More than 7,500 displaced people and their host families from agropastoral communities received food aid. Djibo Mazou Boubacar, who headed the operation, answered our questions a few months later, following a satisfaction survey.
Hidden dimensions of the conflict in Karamoja
Pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda, are suffering from conflicts. Several victims testify on how they are forced to search for ways to survive. From peace forums to micro-credit, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium guides them in their search for hope.
“Pastoralism is the best way for people to meet their needs in Karamoja”
In north-eastern Uganda, Karamojong pastoralists have been going through a difficult period since last summer. Drought combined with the impact of the war in Ukraine and insecurity has taken its toll on the most vulnerable. For our colleague Emmanuel Emaruk, pastoralism remains the best response to the challenges faced in Karamoja.
Looking back at 2022
We are coming to the end of 2022, and it has been a rich year, both in the regions in Africa where we intervene and in Belgium. These images offer a reminder of some of the milestones of the past year.
The plight of internally displaced livestock keepers in Burkina Faso
For the past ten years, Burkina Faso has been the host country for hundreds of thousands of Malians fleeing from the insecurity in their country. Now, however, the population of Burkina Faso is also being forced to leave everything behind to escape from the violence. Hamado Ouedraogo, our Operations Director in Burkina Faso, explains how our teams help them, and how they continue their work in spite of everything in critical regions such as Sebba, Djibo and Dori.
Perspectives on Pastoralism – A Film Festival and Photo Exhibition in Brussels on 8 December
The ‘Perspectives on Pastoralism’ Film Festival is back in Brussels for a second edition on 8 December, with a panel of experts from three continents and a photography exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to get unique insights into the pastoralist lifestyle and challenges through films, photographs and live testimonials from across the globe.
“The Lake Kivu region is an explosive cocktail for the emergence of a pandemic”
How can a potential new pandemic be eradicated before it even develops? Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium (VSF-B) is seeking answers to this problem, particularly in the Eastern Congo.