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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In 2013, your support helped people climb out of poverty

31 March 2014

“We will build a better future for everyone by giving people the freedom and the power to build a better future for themselves and their families.”  These wise words came from Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.  It is likewise a slogan adopted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières.  With your support and commitment, thousands of livestock keepers were able to improve their standard of living in 2013.  Here is a brief glimpse into some of the achievements you made possible!

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Your support has changed lives in 2012

13 March 2013

Your contribution to a healthy and productive livestock in Africa bears fruit. In 2012, your support allowed thousands of children and their families in Africa to fight against malnutrition and to face drought, conflicts, and weakening of their animals.

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Three rabbits make a big difference

19 February 2013

In eastern Congo, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium distributes rabbits to vulnerable families. Several rabbits make it possible for these households to overcome poverty. In fact, the rabbits are a source of food and income. Thanks to the sale of rabbits, families can buy other food, essential for a balanced diet, and can pay medical and school expenses.

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US ambassador visits Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium in Niger

18 February 2013

In September 2012, David J. Lane, US ambassador to the UN agencies in Rome, visited the Vétérinaires Sans Frontières 'Likes' project in Niger. "What you are doing here is fantastic," he commented at the end of his visit. By optimising animal health care and encouraging farmers to restore pastures, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières is limiting the losses that livestock farmers suffer due to mortality or low price sales during crisis situations.

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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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