VSF Germany Sudan implemented this Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) funded project for a period of 16 months (15th July 2019 to 31st October 2020) with a budget of $ 556,640.43. The project aimed to protect vulnerable populations affected by protracted displacement and economic crises in West Darfur State against malnutrition and destitution resulting from food and livelihood insecurity. The project focused on support farming and livestock enabling communities to improve their production capacity, protect their assets, diversify their livelihoods and increase their self-reliance with a special focus on women and girls by involving them in change processes and targeting them on protection activities to increase their knowledge on protection, particularly gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response. This project was established on a need-based prioritization of the targeted localities through humanitarian severity scoring to address needs emerging from the protracted displacement crises of conflict-affected people in West Darfur State.
A joint coordination and collaboration was formed with the United Peace Organization (UPO) with the Ministry of Production and Economic Resources, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, the Geneina Radio and TV Station, the Geneina Agricultural Research Station in addition to the Humanitarian Aid Commission and other sister organizations for the implementation of activities. This included a livestock vaccination campaign benefitting 7,318 households (HHs) (198,730 heads of animals including cattle, camels and shoats), as well as 2,500 HHs from 15 villages including 668 female-headed HHs who were given access to veterinary treatment services for 139,424 heads of animals through a voucher-based system. Furthermore, seven government staff from Animal Resources and 20 CAHWs were trained on a voucher-based veterinary service system.
University Fees & Food
“I am Amna Khalaf-Allah, 22 years old and a single mother of two children from Abu-Jubeiha, in South Kordofan State. I am a beneficiary of milk processing and cheese making in Multi-Sectorial and Integrated Emergency Response. I am so happy with the results. In the past, I was not able to provide my children with three meals a day and I felt helpless. VSF Germany’s support saved me by providing me and my peers with knowledge and skills needed to become producers and providers for our families. I have really benefited from the small cheese making plant established for us, the income generated from selling cheese and other dairy products has enabled me to pay my university fees and to buy food and other necessities for my two children.”
As a veterinarian with a specialisation in development studies and rural development, Esmael Tessema has the know-how for the creation of livelihoods and medium and long term strengthening resilience and promotion of sustainable development.
Esmael Tessema has been part of the team since 2012.
“I draw my motivation from
the desire to get involved
with people in need and
to do something useful