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23 Jan 2017 description

The Philippines


Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions


Disaster (Storm)


More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNFPA hands over 2,465 Dignity Kits to NEMA for immediate distribution

10 Jan 2017 description

By Shu Liu, IFRC

Mongolia’s last winter season began early, arriving in November 2016 following a cold surge. According to the Mongolian Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, by Mid-December 2016, some 50 percent of the country was covered in snow and faced a high risk of dzud (local term for severe winter). The institute also warned that temperatures could drop as low as minus 40 and 50 degrees Celsius in Northern and Eastern Mongolia, where heavy snows could cause the death of thousands of livestock.

06 Jan 2017 description
report Caritas

This winter will likely see vast swathes of the Mongolian steppe hit by the extreme weather phenomenon known as a “dzud”. Fears are growing of a devastating humanitarian crisis.

Temperatures have dropped to -50C and pasture is covered with 90 cm of snow. Some of the main roads have been closed due to the snowfall. The cold is likely to get worse say meteorologists.

05 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Climate change and the end of Soviet state support have forced 600,000 to migrate to the capital, leaving it struggling to cope

by Patrick Kingsley in Mongolia, with photographs and videos by David Levene

In Altansukh Purev’s yurt, the trappings of a herder’s life lie in plain sight. In the corner are his saddle and bridle. By the door, he has left a milk pail. If you didn’t know better, you might think his horses and cattle were still grazing outside on the remote plains of outer Mongolia.

04 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Dzud is a slow onset disaster which continues for several months as a result of many inter-linked factors.

29 Dec 2016 description

Geographical prioritization was done by combining the dzud risk index from the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring with underlying poverty data from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. The combination of these factors led to the categorization of the 110 affected soums into 4 risk classes.

27 Dec 2016 description


On 25 December, Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) made landfall over Catanduanes province as a Category 3 typhoon. As of 27 December, Nock-Ten affected an estimated 112,000 people in four regions (Regions IV-A, IV-B, V and VIII). Before landfall, nearly 430,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. The Government is leading ongoing relief operations and assessments. To date, no deaths have been confirmed by authorities. The typhoon continues to weaken as it moves further off shore.

112,000 people affected

22 Dec 2016 description


  • Wheat production in 2016 recovered from last year’s sharply‑reduced level

  • Wheat import requirements in 2016/17 forecast to sharply decrease from last year’s high level

  • Prices of beef and mutton meat have decreased in recent months

Wheat production in 2016 recovered from last year’s sharply‑reduced level

22 Dec 2016 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 20, 2016) — The Mongolian government has requested international support following two months of consistently heavy snowfall and arctic temperatures, which have sparked fears of another devastating humanitarian crisis.

17 Dec 2016 description

This bulletin is issued to information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Mongolian Red Cross Society – has analyzed, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), that available information points toward significant humanitarian needs. The MRCS anticipates that a DREF Operation will be launched within the next week, with possible scale up to an Emergency Appeal where we will be seeking support.

The Situation

28 Oct 2016 description

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia today signed a $3 million grant to pilot community-based approaches to disaster risk management in parts of Dornod, Gobi-Altai, Khuvsgul and Sukbaatar aimags to increase herders’ resilience to dzuds, fires, and other disasters.

The grant is funded by the Japanese government-financed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), which over the past 16 years has supported projects in Mongolia dealing with poverty alleviation, community development, livelihoods, and the environment.

20 Oct 2016 description


17 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

By Nina Wegner

As world leaders prepare to meet in Morocco next month for climate change talks, herders in Mongolia have taken the initiative to save their ecosystem and way of life – and they’ve borrowed a page from their communist past to do so.

Read the full report on IRIN

14 Oct 2016 description

ULAANBAATAR, 14 October 2016 – Curbing deaths from disasters requires local authorities and other community partners to raise their capacity to manage risks and thereby ensure safe and sustainable development for their citizens. In Mongolia, the government has committed not only to national action but also to fostering cities’ capacity.

12 Oct 2016 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.