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Iraq: FAO launches emergency animal health campaign in former ISIL-held Mosul area

Oct 2017

FAO has launched an emergency animal health campaign across Iraq’s Mosul area, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The campaign, implemented in partnership with Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture, with funding from the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund, aims to protect and enhance the assets of 210 000 people who rely on rearing livestock for food and income in the Ninewa Governorate – of which Mosul is the capital. It includes vaccinating almost 1 million sheep, goats, cattle and buffalo and providing 1 500 tonnes of high-nutrient feed for 60 000 animals.