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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02774
Date : 10/2019
Country/Region : ETHIOPIA
Title : Ethiopia : injecting new life into pastoral communities through vaccinations
Duration : 00:01:50
Director : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Cameraman : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Editor : CHEGE, Eric Samson
Person appearing :
JIBRIL ABDIRAHMAN, Hafsa (field officer, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
CHEGE, Eric Samson
Description : Meyu Muluke district is home to an estimated 19,000 agro-pastoral families. Located in the Eastern part of Ethiopia within the Oromia Region, the hot weather and bushy landscape make it conducive for rearing domestic animals, especially camel and goats.
However, scant rains force the communities to move from place to place, looking for water and grasslands that can sustain their herds. The inhabitants living in eight of the 19 kebeles (localities) existing in the district face frequent ethnic violence which claims the lives of many and displaces dozens more.
There are three major animal diseases (Anthrax, Blackleg, and Pasteurellosis) which kill a substantial number of their livestock every year. This adversely affects the lives of the people who depend on these animals for their survival.
With the aim of protecting the communities' livestock, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with Meyu district veterinary department, has launched a vaccination campaign to address the three, common animal diseases.
The vaccination campaign has had a positive start with most community members expressing their happiness.
Original language : English
English title : Ethiopia : injecting new life into pastoral communities through vaccinations
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