Conflict and drought are hampering efforts to control the viral livestock disease Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), which has already killed at least 2.7 million sheep and goats and undermined livelihoods dependent on livestock. Clan clashes in the north-eastern parts of Mandera and Wajir East have disrupted vaccination efforts. “We have enough vaccines and manpower but both insecurity and drought are hampering our efforts,” said the provincial director of veterinary services, Wyclife Wangwe. Conflict over resources and banditry in the drought-prone north-eastern region have also displaced thousands of people and prompted population and livestock migration. (IRIN)

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