Protecting livestock of internally displaced families in Sudan


According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Sudan is home to more internally displaced persons than any other country in the world, with nearly 4.3 million people displaced after many years of conflict. The Darfur region in Sudan’s western area presents an ongoing humanitarian crisis, with more than 260 000 people displaced in 2012 and approximately 1.6 million people living in Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps. Agriculture, including livestock and fisheries, is the most important economic sector in Sudan, contributing to about a third of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and providing a livelihood to about two-thirds of the active population. Funded by the United Nation’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), FAO worked with Kebkabiya Smallholder Charitable Society (KSCS) and the local non-governmental organization (NGO) SAEKER to provide vaccines, as well as a total of 140 MT of animal feed for the protection of livestock assets of newly displaced people living in camps in Sortony and Tawilla in Northern Darfur....