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Mongolia certified measles free

ULAANBAATAR, 8 July 2014 - Mongolia is officially measles free. The Government received a measles-elimination certificate from the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Mongolia joins Australia, Macao SAR (China) and the Republic of Korea as the only countries and areas in the Western Pacific to have interrupted the spread of local strains of measles for more than three years.

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Russian and Mongolia to strengthen cooperation in preventing and fighting natural fires in border areas

Russia and Mongolia are going to strengthen cooperation in the area of preventing and fighting natural fires in border areas. The agreement was reached today in Ulan-Bator during the meeting of representatives of the Federal Forestry Agency, the Emergencies Ministry’s Main Office for the Trans-Baikal Territory, Mongolian State Emergency Situations Agency and Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development. The main subject on the agenda was prevention of and protection against forest and wild fires in the border areas of Russia and Mongolia.

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China, Mongolia, Russia - flood (ECHO Daily Flash, 05 June 2014)

Heavy rainfall in the border area between Mongolia, China and Russia has led to flooding. In southern Siberia, on the border with Mongolia, 21 700 people have been evacuated so far, an estimated 4 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, two people died and four are missing.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mongolia 30-May-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 wheat harvest forecast to recover
  • Wheat imports to increase in the 2013/14 marketing year
  • Prices of beef and mutton at near-record levels
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HFA helps Mongolia reduce disaster deaths

By Andy McElroy

ULAN BATAAR, 8 May 2014 – Mongolia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dendev Terbishdagva today identified the pressing need to address escalating direct losses from disasters as vital to his country’s ambitions for sustainable development.

“Since implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action there has been some success in reducing the mortality rate from disasters but a new approach has to be considered because of the increasing economic and ecological losses we are experiencing,” Deputy Prime Minister Terbishdagva said.

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China + 4 others
East Asia Regional Delegation Annual Report 2013 (MAA54001)

Period covered: January to December 2013

Overview

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Redressing Asia's Widening Economic Divide

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Impressive economic gains in Asia and the Pacific are otherwise diminished by still widespread poverty and growing inequality, calling for urgent implementation of inclusive growth approaches among the region’s countries, says a new study.

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Climate change threatening small island countries and posing a danger to food security in landlocked states

Mongolia Ministry of Industry and Agriculture convenes high-level forum to discuss remedial action – 10 Government Ministers attend

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12 Mar 2014 -- While the environments of small islands in the Pacific and landlocked countries with no access to the sea may seem polar opposites, they share common problems that need collaborative efforts to address and resolve if food security is to be guaranteed for future generations, a specially convened meeting in the Mongolian capital has heard.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs farewells Australian Volunteers for International Development

Senator the Hon Brett Mason farewelled 116 volunteers soon to depart to developing countries, during a reception at Old Parliament House this week.

The group was in Canberra to undergo training and make final preparations for their volunteering assignments.

The volunteers will be placed with host organisations for a period of 12 months to 2 years, and will assist with projects ranging from surf lifesaving training to providing advice in the use of Geographic Information Systems.

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East Asia Regional Delegation Development Operational Report Quarter 3 & 4 2013 (MAA54001)

1. Executive Summary

Overall Project/Program Status:

The support provided by the East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) in respect to the objectives of these projects has been on target. A strong team supporting regional representation, resource mobilization, information/communications, and planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) continues to scale up support and output, during this very busy time of year.

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Enhancing Mongolia's capacity for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

17 February 2014 Beijing, China

Drought, a creeping disaster affecting many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, adversely affects socioeconomic development and exacerbates poverty among millions of people who depend directly on land as a source of livelihood. The Asia-Pacific region has the largest number of people affected by droughts of any continent. Many countries in the region face tremendous challenges in drought disaster preparedness, particularly in monitoring and early warning aspects.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mongolia 06-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Reduced 2013 wheat harvest

  • Wheat imports forecast to increase during 2013/14 marketing year

  • Livestock numbers have recovered

  • Prices of wheat flour generally stable, while those of beef and mutton decrease seasonably

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Infographic: Recent Significant Disasters in the Asia and Pacific Region

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Whether it's the Philippines, which recently experienced the strongest storm recorded, or Japan, which was devastated by the tsunami and earthquake in 2011 - the tragedies affecting these countries serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mongolia 18-December-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Lower 2013 wheat harvest estimated

  • Wheat imports forecast to increase during 2013/14 marketing year

  • Breeding stock numbers have recovered

  • Prices of wheat flour generally stable, while those of beef and mutton decrease seasonably