Nigeria: ICRC vaccinates 111,000 head of livestock

  • Fan, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Fan, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    A livestock specialist from the Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture vaccinates a cow.
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  • Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    An ICRC employee helps pastoralists guide their cattle towards a vaccination point.
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  • Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    A team of veterinary experts from the Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture discuss the vaccination of a batch of cattle with an ICRC employee.
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  • Fan, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Fan, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Cattle herders get their animals ready for vaccination.
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  • Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    An ICRC employee leads a group of pastoralists and their herd to a vaccination point, where a livestock expert from the ICRC and department of veterinary services, Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture, waits to administer vaccines to cattle, sheep and goats.
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  • Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    Plateau State, Nigeria, 30 October 2014.
    An ICRC employee helps a livestock specialist vaccinate a cow as an official from the Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture approaches, ready to mark the animal once it has been vaccinated.
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07 January 2015

In October 2014, the ICRC worked with the Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture to vaccinate over 94,000 cattle and 17,000 sheep and goats in Plateau State communities affected by violence. We provided vaccines and veterinary experts for the campaign, which covered four local government areas: Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Shendam and Quanpan.

Earlier in 2014, the ICRC had distributed seedlings and fertilizers to farmers in the communities where this round of vaccinations took place.

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