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Livestock protection in Blue Nile - Sudan
Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) is ongoing in Sudan's Blue Nile state, which borders South Sudan. Insecurity along the border has cut off Sudanese pastoralists' access to water and pasture sources in what is now South Sudan. At the same time, the poor 2011 rainy season means water and pasture in Blue Nile is scarce, and large herds are having to compete for the dwindling natural resources. Urgent help is needed to protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable pastoralist and farming families, and FAO is calling on the international community for their support.
In this gallery you'll see that FAO has a record of helping the most vulnerable in Blue Nile, including conducting vaccination campaigns to protect valuable livelihood assets and training members of the nomadic pastoralist community to deliver animal health services as they travel with their livestock herds.