Yemen Goat Seller by Franco Pecchio

Livestock for Life: Yemen

The communities of the Taiz and Al-Hodaida governorates in Yemen depend on livestock as their primary source of income. To strengthen these vulnerable communities, Relief International raised awareness about zoonotic diseases — diseases or infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans — among livestock herders, health practitioners and policy makers. By significantly improving human and animal health, community members had a better chance of maintaining livestock as a primary source of income. This program also worked to improve pathogen and infectious disease identification and response by community members. Relief International’s long-term goal was to significantly improve human and animal health by raising awareness and coping skills in remote, vulnerable areas.