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In our media centre you can find a collection of news, photographs, video clips, radio reports and documents that follow our work. Unless otherwise stated, VSF has the copyright to all downloadable multimedia files. The publication (print, web etc.) is free of charge only in connection with an article about VSF.

Monday 14. September 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. In 2008, we managed to reveal a food scandal over milk powder in Africa contaminated with melamine and lead. Due to food shortages, Africa is dependent on milk powder imports. In addition, mothers are often malnourished or HIV positive. To feed their babies, they depend on milk powder. But:...

Friday 11. September 2020 / Category: Report, Poor food hygiene, Global Food, Vaccination for Africa

This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates its 75th anniversary. With the primary goal of eliminating hunger in the world, FAO's tasks include raising standards for food and living and improving the production and distribution of food.

Against the background of the worldwide spread of the Corona virus, the FAO has published the...

Tuesday 08. September 2020 / Category: Report, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
19 organised crime groups were dismantled and 406 suspects arrested during the recent operation against organised food fraud.

In a large-scale international operation, 12.000 tons of illegal or potentially dangerous food were seized. It was already the ninth so-called operation OPSON carried out in cooperation with authorities in 83 countries worldwide, coordinated by Europol and Interpol.

The products' value is 28 million Euros. 42 % of the seized products were of animal origin. 320 tons of dairy products were...

Thursday 13. August 2020 / Category: Report

With heartfelt grief we convey the sad news, that our dear colleague Benoît Maria, employee of our sister organisation AVSF, was killed in Guatemala this week. Benoît had been an enthusiastic advocate for indigenous rights for many years. Our thoughts and our empathy are with him, with his colleagues, but most of all with his wife and his two kids.

Thursday 13. August 2020 / Category: Report

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook eastern Tanzania Wednesday evening, August 12 2020 and was noticed all the way to Nairobi, Kenya. The epicenter was located 80 km south of Dar es Salaam in the Indian Ocean. Despite the strength, no major damage or injuries are known so far. Luckily there wasn't any tsunami either! As far as we know, our employees and partners are also well!

Wednesday 12. August 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Global Food
VSF trainee Bernadeta Philipo is thankful for the good pumpkin harvest this year. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Pumpkins are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world and are not only popular in our country. For the Sandawe in East Africa, they are an important staple food and are regularly on the menu of every family. Reason enough for VSF staff member John Laffa and the trainees of our project Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists to also plant pumpkins. Fortunately,...

Friday 31. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
In Africa and Asia alone, an incredible 770 million people suffer from hunger. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The World Food Day should draw attention to the fact that millions of people worldwide are still suffering from hunger. The concern about whether the next meal will provide enough food for oneself and the family is unfortunately omnipresent for many people in developing countries, but it is hardly imaginable for people in...

Tuesday 28. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Poor food hygiene, Milkprotect, Stop Melamin, Global Food
People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

This is the title of the current aid project of Veterinarians without Borders and at the same time the focus of the campaign VACCINATE FOR AFRICA 2020. Our goal is to hold workshops on food fraud in the poorest regions of the world and to carry out on-site inspection. In cooperation with local food control authorities and universities, we train experienced...

Friday 24. July 2020 / Category: Report, Fieldwork, Sandawe, Mobile Agrar-Schule, Global Food
VSF trainee Meshack Dionis proudly shows us his first rice harvest! | © Veterinarians without Borders

Meshack Dionis is proud of his first rice harvest! Last year he took part in our ongoing training programme Mobile school for Sandawe agro-pastoralists. Thanks to heavy rainfalls in his region, Meshack has decided to grow rice. The young plants were provided to him by with Veterinarians without Borders.

"The rice is of very good quality!", tells us Meshack during...

Tuesday 21. July 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa
IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA steht dieses Jahr ganz im Zeichen des Welternährungstages. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Bedingt durch die bundesweiten Einschränkungen nach Auftreten von COVID-19 und deren massive Auswirkungen auf die Tierärzteschaft haben wir den Termin für unsere Aktion IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA auf den 12. bis 18.10.2020 verschoben.

Unser aktuelles Hilfsprojekt Globaler Lebensmittelbetrug - Zeit zu handeln!, dem die Spenden von IMPFEN FÜR AFRIKA zugutekommen, ist...

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Meshack Dionis attended our trainings last year. During our visit he showed us his pearl millet field and then planted a fig seedling. © | Veterinarians without Borders

Mobile agricultural school is now in its third year

Our project to help small-scale farmers in Tanzania in the form of a mobile school has entered its...


Hirtenvölker, wie die Maasai, pflegen ein sehr inniges Verhältnis zur Natur und ihren Tieren. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Wussten Sie schon, dass Pastoralisten ein Viertel aller Landflächen weltweit beweiden?

So leisten Hirten weltweit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Ernährungssicherheit selbst in den...


Die pastorale Lebensform ist eine der ältesten, die wir kennen, und ist dennoch richtungsweisend für unsere Zukunft. | © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Würden Sie beim Begriff „Ökosystemdienstleister“ an Hirten denken?

Nein? Das wäre jedoch durchaus naheliegend. Denn Hirtenvölker pflegen eine Lebensweise, die...

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Steam cooking in the traditional way

Sweet potatoes are very popular in Africa. In Tanzania, many small traders sell steamed sweet...

John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

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