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20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

In the context of the Asia Pacific zone demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, and the International Federation's strategic priorities, the East Asia region is at high risk from a wide range of disasters and health emergencies. There are five nations within the East Asia region: China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK), Mongolia and Japan.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

Mongolia is climatically and geographically one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. It experiences a spectrum of disasters ranging from heavy snowfalls in winter, strong winds and dust storms, drought, floods, earthquakes, and animal and human epidemic infectious diseases. The three largest cities in Mongolia are located in magnitudes of 7 to 8 seismic active areas.

30 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009.

In brief

Programme summary:

With a large percentage of the population in Mongolia dependent on good weather conditions for their nomadic herding lifestyle, the effects of climate change in recent years has caused increased difficulties and vulnerabilities throughout the nation.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period of 01 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme summary: The Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has been scaling up efforts in its eight core programmes while expanding its network of both international and local partners, extending the national society's humanitarian network across Mongolia.

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

There are five nations within the East Asia region: Mongolia, China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan. The region is at high risk for a wide range of disasters and health emergencies, accounting for more than 63 percent of Asia's reported disaster casualties (mostly due to the massive floods in China) and 64 percent of Asia's disaster related economic losses in 2007.

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

Mongolia is climatically and geographically one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. It experiences a spectrum of disasters ranging from heavy snowfalls in winter, strong winds and dust storms, drought, earthquakes, and animal and human epidemic infectious diseases.

09 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08.

In brief

Programme(s) summary: Snow, wind and fire disasters have swept through Mongolia in the first half of the year, affecting thousands of people, causing the loss of lives and livelihoods across many regions. The Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has a mandate to respond in natural disasters and assist affected people, especially those most vulnerable. The MRCS continues to build the capacities of its staff and volunteers in order to meet those needs.

02 Jun 2008 description
report Xinhua

ULAN BATOR, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a heavy snowstorm that swept across seven provinces in Mongolia since last Monday rose to 52, authorities said Monday.

Fourteen children were among the dead and more than 130 yurts were blown down, said the Mongolian General Authority for Emergency Management (GAEM).

It added that more than 200,000 livestock were frozen to death and another 200,000 went astray in the snowstorm. The snowstorm has also caused damage to power supply and communication systems in the affected areas.

28 May 2008 description
report Xinhua

ULAN BATOR, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a heavy snowstorm which swept through seven provinces in Mongolia since Monday rose to 29, said the Mongolian General Authority for Emergency Management (GAEM) Wednesday.

Seven children were among the dead and another 26 people were still missing, the authority said.

In the eastern province of Suhbaatar, the wind speed had once reached 40 meters per second.

The snowstorm has also caused damage to buildings and electronic infrastructure, according to the GAEM.

Snowstorms usually occur in spring in Mongolia.

Editor: Jiang …