VSF Germany is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work. VSF Germany was founded as a students’ initiative in 1991 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover and is now a well-known NGO working in the Horn of Africa. The head office of VSF Germany is located in the capital town Berlin.
Since the beginning the organization has developed very dynamically. Nowadays VSF Germany works in about 15 projects in Republic of Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
VSF Germany’s work focuses on those people, whose livelihoods depend heavily on livestock. It is our goal to improve their living conditions. For them healthy animals do not only have a high cultural value but simply mean food security and income generation.
In Germany VSF Germany has more than 230 members and focuses on informing the German public about the situation of pastoralists in developing countries.