In Africa, millions of people survive by their livestock. Yet veterinary care is often insufficiently available. When farmers lose their herds to disease, drought or conflict, they lose everything: their pride, their culture, their savings and their livelihood. By helping to care for livestock and improve production, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium supports local populations in their struggle against hunger and poverty.

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Poultry as a stepping-stone to a better future for Malian women

07 February 2017

By supporting local poultry farming in Mali, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium contributes to strengthening the leadership capacities of women.

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Milk moustaches and healthy animals in Malian refugee camp

01 September 2016

‘Smiling faces and milk moustaches, three times a week this scenario is guaranteed in the refugee camp’, explains Hama Boureima Dicko from Vétérinaires Sans Frontièrs Belgium in Burkina Faso. ‘We buy milk from local diaries and afterwards we transport it to the refugee sites. It’s a way of supporting two groups at the same time: the refugees and the local woman who are in charge of the milk production.’

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Vets help Malian refugees back on their feet

30 January 2013

Since the beginning of March 2012, the armed conflict in Mali has forced tens of thousands of families to flee from the north of the country. Although Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is not active in the conflict zone itself, the organisation provides assistance to those who have fled to the south; at the end of last year, the NGO distributed goats to 1,000 families in the Ségou region. Vets will be monitoring their wellbeing throughout the year.

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Small-scale livestock keeping: a solution to climate change

14 May 2012

Livestock keeping is often criticized as a contributor to climate change. Yet the sector is not uniformly detrimental to the environment and may even guarantee biodiversity. A study conducted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium indicates that small-scale livestock keeping in the South can respond effectively to climate challenges through the mobility of pastoralists and the use of manure to repel insects.

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Internationale vrouwendag

08 March 2012

Vandaag, op 8 maart, is het internationale vrouwendag. Maar niet enkel vandaag zet Dierenartsen Zonder Grenzen de vrouwen in de bloemetjes. Elke dag vechten we voor een beter leven voor vrouwen. En het verhaal van Gnériba Konaré uit Mali toont dat dit de moeite waard is.

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