The traps are a long-term sustainable solution for the community in the riverine areas. The control of the flies has benefited the community through increasing livestock production and improving animal health. This, in turn, has secured the economics of pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods in the area.

Since January, the ICRC has assisted more than a million drought affected people across Somalia by providing them with food, cash, and healthcare. It has also rehabilitated water points to ensure families have increased access for themselves and their animals. In parallel to the emergency drought response, the ICRC continues to implement livelihood related interventions such tsetse control, improving veterinary services, provision of productive inputs and trainings to the farming, pastoral and fishing communities.

The disease (trypanosomiasis) transmitted by the tsetse fly reduces the milk and meat production in livestock. In Balcad town, the number of tsetse flies has reduced due to the installation of NGU traps. © ICRC/Abdikarim Mohamed