Protecting livestock in South Sudan

Operational highlights for 2018

04 May 2018
Protecting livestock in South Sudan

Decades of armed conflict continue to undermine veterinary services in South Sudan. It increases the risk of epidemics, parasites, wounds, and health issues that hamper the production and reproduction of livestock. For the past 30 years, the ICRC has implemented livestock projects to mitigate these risks.

In 2018, the ICRC continued to assist communities affected by conflict in South Sudan. We distributed food rations, provided essential household kits, and improved access to drinking water for thousands of people. Our medical teams performed surgical interventions, provided outpatient consultations and evacuated wounded people.

Highlights of our work in South Sudan from January to March 2018.

Almost 62,000 people received monthly household food rations
Provided seeds and tools for farming to 64,600 people
Vaccinated over 90,000 heads of livestock, benefitting over 17,500 people
Improved access to water for 267,000 people
Performed 851 surgical interventions
Reunited 28 vulnerable people, including children, with their families

 

For more information, read the full update of our work in South Sudan.