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Conference: Famine in Ethiopia: A Forgotten Crisis

VSF- Suisse, 26.09.2016






As you know, our daily work consists of trying to alleviate hunger, poverty and suffering among the most vulnerable peoples in six African countries. One of these countries is Ethiopia. There, the people have been subject to one of the worst droughts of the last centuries, with subsequent floods destroying the last little bit the livestock rearing people in many parts of the country had left over.


In collaboration with Swiss Solidarity we are involved in emergency aid on the ground, distributing food and animal feed. As in all of our project countries, we are also planning ahead for the phase of recovery.


To give the friends of VSF-Suisse a little introduction into our many-sided and important project work in Ethiopia, we are holding a conference in Berne on Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. Speakers involved will be our country director in Ethiopia, Kebadu Simachew Belay DVM, Swiss Solidarity’s press spokeswoman, Sophie Balbo, and our organisation’s president, Professor Ulrich Kihm DVM. The conference will be held at Vetsuisse Berne faculty with a live video transmission to Vetsuisse Zurich faculty at Irchel university.


At the conference you will have the opportunity to get to know our work and pose questions to our experts. There will be a snack bar afterwards where we will all be able to intensify our discussions. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there!




Below, you will find a few pictures taken during the conference and at the snack gathering, that took place afterwards. You can also read Sahro Roble Mekie's story here, which Kebadu Simachew Belay DVM told the public that night.



Tags: Conference  Drought  emergency aid  Ethiopia  famine  Friends of VSF-Suisse  Hunger  Kebadu Simachew Belay  Pastoralists  Somali  Swiss Solidarity 

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