Indian peacekeepers boost livestock health in South Sudan

Herd of cattle. © Hannah McNeish/IRIN

Veterinary camps run by Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan are helping to keep livestock in the country healthy.

A camp recently opened in Wau town where the pastoralist Shiluk community can have their cattle dewormed and treated for diseases, as well as receive feeding supplements.

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan has displaced millions of cattle and has led to fresh outbreaks of disease, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says.

Dr. Sandeeb Prakash, Indian battalion veterinary officer explains to Luka William Athiel what they are trying to achieve.

Duration:   3’09″

 

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