Update on the desert locust plague in the Horn of Africa

Desert locusts remain present across the greater Horn of Africa. The impact on affected communities remains high and may lead to increased vulnerability of pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities, affecting their livelihoods, food security and nutrition status.

Job opening: Regional HEAL Project Manager

VSF-Suisse is looking for a regional project manager for its HEAL project.

Healthy animals – empowered women!

Many of our projects specifically aim to empower women. Why is that?

Environmental protection and improved living conditions

The expansion of environmental protection and the improvement of the living conditions of thousands of people can go hand in hand, as the example of our recently completed project APFA II shows.

Healthy Animals - Healthy People - Healthy Environment

We improve the well-being and resilience of vulnerable populations by promoting the health and productivity of their livestock within a sustainable environment.

What we do

One Health

Value chains

Animal health

Resilience and livelihoods

Natural resource management

Nutrition-sensitive livestock interventions

Disaster Risk Reduction

Where we operate


«In just one day the locusts destroy the livelihoods of 35,000 people!»

«In just one day the locusts destroy the livelihoods of 35,000 people!»

Our program manager for East Africa, Frédérique Darmstaedter, informed on June 9th at the radio program CQFD on RTS about various questions regarding the current desert locust plague of the century in the Horn of Africa. We are very gald that we were able to draw more attention to this catastrophe!
This is a first success – but we will continue to fight for more visibility to the plague!

A short report from the life of a beneficiary of our project work in Somalia

A short report from the life of a beneficiary of our project work in Somalia

The Lifesaving and Livelihood restoration project and the related Somalia Monitoring and Learning Project aim at improving the livelihoods of vulnerable communities.
The beneficiaries of the projects are farmers, low-income and vulnerable households, but also disadvantaged social classes such as households headed by women.

About us

VSF-Suisse fights against hunger and poverty in various countries in East and West Africa. We work especially for and with people who depend on animals for their livelihood.

VSF-Suisse contributes to poverty alleviation through the following interventions:

Income generating activities

Support income generating activities that allow for a stable income based on livestock and thus contribute to a reduction in malnutrition and poverty.

Disaster Risk Reduction

Support victims of catastrophes and improve emergency preparedness.

Veterinary services

Reduce the effects of diseases that are transmitted from animals onto humans and improve food security.


Inform the Swiss public about the challenges faced by livestock owners in developing countries.

Your donation saves lives

Your support helps people and animals live and survive. THANK YOU!

How you can help

Please donate

As a ZEWO-certified humanitarian organisation, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse guarantees the conscientious and purposeful use of your donations.

Become a member

We focus on the long term improvement of the livelihoods of the populations for whom we work. Our projects are not short-term fixes. You, too, can support us in the long run by becoming a VSF-Suisse member.

Become a Sponsor

With a corporate sponsorship for VSF-Suisse you make a statement about sustainability and responsibility We would be very happy to find the right model for your corporate sponsorship!