International Committee of the Red Cross

Protecting livestock in South Sudan

Article 04 May 2018

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 rationsProvided seeds and tools for farming to 64,600 peopleVaccinated over 90,000 heads of livestock, benefitting over 17,500 peopleImproved access to water for 267,000 peoplePerformed 851 surgical interventionsReunited 28 vulnerable people, including children, with their families


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