Drought in Dawa zone in Ethiopia

The Dawa zone in Ethiopia has been struggling with severe drought for more than a year. A total of 47,215 dead animals were reported across the zone and 62,960 people are in urgent need of food.

For healthy animals in Togo

Together with our partners in Togo, we support cooperatives of smallholder farmers in their fight against animal diseases. Click through our picture gallery to see how such an intervention looks like:

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

VSF-Suisse fights hunger and poverty in eight countries in East and West Africa. We work especially for and with people who depend on animals for their livelihood. Our actions lead to improved nutrition and food security. Additionally, they generate income that gives people improved access to health services and education and thus offer ways out of poverty.

Our expertise

One Health

Value chains

Animal health

Resilience and livelihoods

Natural resource management

Nutrition-sensitive livestock interventions

Disaster Risk Reduction

Where we operate

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!

News

«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.

One Health – How can we be more effective together?

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.

Your donation saves lives

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