Earlier this year, the vast and desolate Eastern Steppe of Mongolia experienced a natural disaster known as a “Black Dzud”; bringing with it extremely low temperatures and high winds for weeks on end. A dzud of this type occurs when a harsh winter follows a very dry summer.
Many of the world’s farm animals are owned by women and natural disasters affect farm animals more than any other. On International Women’s Day (March 8), we spoke with our Africa Disaster Operations Manager Judy Kimaru about gender, animals and disasters
Torrential rains, floods and landslides devastated the African island last month, leaving thousands of animals vulnerable and at risk. Our mobile vet clinic is finding animals in urgent need and helping them recover.
It’s not enough to respond only after a disaster has struck. This International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), our disasters project manager highlights the importance of proactively protecting animals and animal owners