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01 Jul 2017 description

Date of Issue: 1 July 2017

Operation start date: 15 January 2016

Operation end date: 28 February 2017

Description of the disaster

09 May 2017 description

Speech by Ms. Beate Trankmann, Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Mongolia

Excellency Mr. Khurelsukh, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia,
Excellency Ms. Oyunkhorol, Minister for Environment and Tourism
Distinguished Ms Mungunchimeg, Vice Minister Labor & Social Protection
Distinguished Brigadier-General Badral, Chief of NEMA
Ms. Bolormaa, Secretary General of Red Cross Mongolia, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

14 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Wheat planting will start in major producing regions soon and 2017 output will depend on weather

  • Wheat production in 2016 recovered from previous year’s very low level

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

  • Prices of beef and mutton increased in recent months to reflect market seasonality

  • Livestock sector and rural population affected by severe winter

13 Apr 2017 description

Summary:

This update provides an overview of the progress made since the allocation of CHF 117,349 from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 4 January 2017 – which was followed by the launch of Emergency Appeal operation on 10 February 2017 – to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) in meeting relief and recovery needs of people affected by ongoing extreme winter conditions, locally known as Dzud.

12 Apr 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

ULAANBAATAR, 12 April 2017 – The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat, says his country is ready to share its vast experience of managing extreme hazards to support greater implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction across Asia.

The Prime Minister revealed that this was one of the key motivations behind Mongolia’s decision to host – and co-organise with UNISDR – the next Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Ulaanbaatar in 2018.

12 Apr 2017 description

Mongolia is currently experiencing Dzud, local term for extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfalls, which prevents livestock from accessing pasture or from receiving adequate hay and fodder.

The Mongolian Red Cross Society, in cooperation with The International Federation of Red Cross, launched an appeal to deliver assistance and support to the herder population, who are at risk of losing millions of livestock, the only source of food, transport, and income for almost half of the Mongolian population.

07 Apr 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

ULAANBAATAR, 7 April 2017 – Mongolia has pledged to lead by example and inspire countries across Asia to meet the most pressing target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global blueprint for tackling natural and human-induced hazards.

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ulaanbaatar, 28 March 2017 – Over 260 000 people are affected by harsh winter condition known as Dzud disaster in Mongolia. Last month the National Emergency Commission reported severe winter conditions in 158 districts (soums) of 17 provinces (aimags) and one district of Ulaanbaatar city.

13 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

DORNOD/KHENTII, Mongolia – Mongolia was struck by harsh conditions this winter, raising risks for pastoral and nomadic communities. An estimated 165,000 people were affected, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mongolia. The situation has caused particular concern for women and girls, who are experiencing limited access to sexual and reproductive health supplies and care and increased vulnerability to gender-based violence.

03 Mar 2017 description

Mongolia is currently experiencing Dzud, local term for extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfalls, which prevents livestock from accessing pasture or from receiving adequate hay and fodder.

The Mongolian Red Cross Society, in cooperation with The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, launched an appeal to deliver assistance and support to the herder population, who are at risk of losing millions of livestock, the only source of food, transport, and income for almost half of the Mongolian population

23 Feb 2017 description
report People in Need

Extreme winter weather, termed ‘dzud’, has hit Mongolian herders once again. The phenomenon which appears approximately once in decade has unusually appeared for the second consecutive winter in a row. Seventeen out of twenty-one provinceshave officially declared being affected with dzud. The most vulnerable people are now the herders who did not have enough time to recover from the damages from last year.

16 Feb 2017 description

By Mirva Helenius, IFRC

Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficient grass in pastures and low production of hay, and harsh conditions in the winter, including heavy snowfall and extremely low temperatures.

15 Feb 2017 description

Ulaanbaatar, February 10th, 2017 – In response to the particularly harsh winter which has struck large parts of Mongolia since November, the European Commission is providing over 115 000 EUR in humanitarian funding to bring immediate relief to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 5000 most vulnerable individuals in some of the country’s worst-hit provinces, namely Khuvsgul, Selenge, Uvs and Zavkhan.