Reference : V-P-SD-E-00438
Date : 01/09/2005
Country/Region : SUDAN
Caption : North Darfur, 12 km West of Musbat. Animal vaccination programme.
Photographer : LOUIS, Virginie
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Team of volunteers from the camel vaccination programme
In Dafur people predominantly rely of their camels, eating meat and milk; selling camels to buy cereals, camels are a sort of cash "capital" bank.

With the abundant rains of this year, they could stay (normally they migrate to the South) in the area although it means they are concentrated in one area which has consequences on water quantity and on grazing land.
The majority of the camels is now concentrated in Dar Zagawa and this concentration is due to the conflict which has made it impossible to use the migration routes.

It is 3 years since the camels have not been vaccinated.

300 000 animals from heards of sheep and goats have been vaccinated, The ICRC is aiming to reach 350 000 animals to be vaccinated against Haemorrhagic Septicaemia. This desease is caused by bacteria who causes internal bleeding and the animals would then die very quickly.
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