The fight against Covid-19 continues

People already affected by hunger and poverty are often particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. VSF-Suisse therefore supports the populations in the project countries with various activities in their fight against the virus.

The locust plague in the Horn of Africa is far from over!

Since December 2019, the countries of the Horn of Africa have been fighting the worst plague of locusts in the last 25 years. The swarms are eating everything they come across and the already precarious food security of the people in this region is put under additional pressure. VSF-Suisse is supporting the local population in their fight against this massive threat.

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

Our project countries


«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!