Case studies

Examples of the connection between animals and food security, economic development and livelihoods, in the context of natural disasters

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua is Mexico’s largest state, and its people are largely dependent on agriculture and livestock. At the start of 2012, they faced the consequences of two years of drought and three successive failed farming seasons

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Haiti

In January 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country for 200 years. 3.5 million people were affected by the devastating quake and more than 1 million farm animals and pets died, were injured or abandoned

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PrepVet

Together with the UNA School of Veterinary Medicine, we organised emergency response training in 2007. A year later, the initiative was transformed into the Training Program for Veterinary Emergency Response Units (VERU)

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is exposed to a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides. Between 2005–2011, the country’s agricultural and husbandry sector suffered losses of more than $128 million from disasters.

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India

India is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Every year, the country suffers an average of $1 billion in disaster losses. On average, 95,000 cattle are lost every year from floods alone

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Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, struck the Philippines on November 8 2013. Within just six hours it had caused huge destruction across the central Philippines. The disaster affected around 14 million people

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Bolivia

Pelechuco, in the Franz Tamayo province of La Paz department, is exposed to extreme weather conditions, which impacts over 30,000 animals and the families that depend on them.

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Thunder

We designed the ‘Thunder’ campaign to better prepare urban pet owners in Costa Rica for disasters. The initiative conveyed simple, practical tips to help with the development of emergency plans for the whole family, including pets.

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Santa Fe

In Reconquista city, Argentina, raising cattle is an important part of the local economy. However, several areas are susceptible to flooding

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Thailand

From October 2015 to May 2016, Thailand experienced one of the worst droughts in over 10 years. In northern Thailand, the drought was the worst in 40 years

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Mexico

Since 2013, we've been working with Mexican authorities to promote the inclusion of animals in disaster risk management

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Turrialba

For generations, inhabitants of this region lived with the looming threat of the volcano

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MX30

The MX30 campaign was developed in 2015 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. It was part of a project to promote public policy regarding animals in disasters

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Sarapiquí

Sarapiquí is a rural area Costa Rica which is prone to flooding. Its population is highly dependent on livestock for its livelihood

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Kenya

We've achieved positive advances in public policy for animals in disasters in Kenya, benefiting thousands of animals in the country

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