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.
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 EnvironmentWe 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
Resilience and livelihoods
Natural resource management
Nutrition-sensitive livestock interventions
Disaster Risk Reduction
Where we operate
Image © FAO Desert locusts remain present across the greater Horn of Africa (HoA)....
Many of our projects specifically aim to empower women. Why is that? 75% of all people...
The expansion of environmental protection and the improvement of the living conditions...
In the five years since the adoption of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its...
The Covid-19 pandemic has kept the entire human race on edge for months. People already...
Since December 2019, the countries of the Horn of Africa have been fighting the worst...
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!
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.
We are proud to present this activity report to our supporters. Here are some examples of our work during the last year:
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:
Inform the Swiss public about the challenges faced by livestock owners in developing countries.
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