COVID-19 – what are VSF-Suisse’s activities regarding the pandemic?

The Coronavirus is omnipresent. We are aware of the global impact of this epidemic, but will continue our work to protect vulnerable people and animals in the best possible way

One Health – How can we be more effective together?

A while ago, VSF International organized a conference for students in agronomy sciences and in veterinary and human medicine. The aim of the conference was to raise awareness on the importance of One Health to tackle issues such as climate change. 

Addressing the Double-Crisis of Locusts and COVID-19 in the greater Horn of Africa

While the whole world is currently focusing on COVID-19, the unprecedented plague of locusts in the 8 countries of the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda and Somalia) is being pushed into the background.

Lord of the Rain: one man's fight against climate catastrophe

A moving insight into the struggle for survival when there is no water.

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


The Camel – Defying Droughts and Supporting Women!

The Camel – Defying Droughts and Supporting Women!

During droughts, food and water are scarce, animals become emaciated, give less milk, are more susceptible to disease and incur a higher mortality rate. As a result, thousands of cows, sheep and goats have fallen victim to droughts in Kenya in recent years.

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!

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