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28 May 2019 description


The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in May 2012.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Valeria Groppo

A result of climate change extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent in many regions of the world. From increasing precipitation and cyclones in high latitudes and tropical regions, to intensifying droughts in southern Africa, this trend is likely to continue throughout the 21st century.

29 Sep 2016 description

By: Jasmine Neve, IOM Mongolia

Mongolia – Nyamdulam and her family had been herders in Zavkhan Province, in remote north-west Mongolia for Nyamdulam’s whole life. In Zavkhan Province, Nyamdulam’s family had over 300 head of livestock including sheep, yak, camels, cows and horses. As is the case for many Mongolians, their livestock were their whole livelihood.

04 Mar 2013 description

By Pekka Reinikainen, Finnish Red Cross

In Mongolian, dzud is a silent disaster. Very few people will know the word, even if thousands suffer from its consequences. It is not an easy word to translate.

Dzud is heralded by a dry summer resulting in a poor harvest of hay for winter feed. Black dzud is characterised by extreme cold – down to -50°C – and white dzud is this cold accompanied by huge amounts of snow. It is a phenomenon that can have a major effect on the lives and livelihoods of those living in Mongolia.

27 Aug 2012 description


During the 10th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF XI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADF donors agreed to pilot the Disaster Response Facility (DRF) in the ADF XI period, 2013–2016. ADB will report on the implementation progress of the DRF at the ADF XI midterm review, and discuss the future of the DRF with the ADB Board of Directors and ADF donors at the ADF XII negotiations.

18 Jul 2012 description


  • Good rains favour the current cropping season
  • Record cereal harvest was estimated for 2011
  • Livestock numbers have partially recovered but still remain below the pre-2009 natural disaster levels Prices of rice and wheat flour have remained stable for several months but overall inflation is over 15 percent

Good rains favour the current cropping season

29 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank

Executive Summary

Rationale, Methods, and Objectives

Dzud is the Mongolian term for a winter weather disaster in which deep snow, severe cold, or other conditions render forage unavailable or inaccessible and lead to high live stock mortality. Dzud is a regular occurrence in Mongolia, and plays an important role in regulating livestock populations.
However, dzud, especially when combined with other environmental or socio‐economic stresses and changes, can have a significant impact on household well‐being as well as local and national economies.

27 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January – 31 December 2011

Program summary The year of 2011 was comparatively mild with no severe winter (Dzud) thus no major losses of livestock and devastating impact on the herder community. With this favourable weather, Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) focused on scaling up its community-based development programmes across the country.

Meanwhile, the National Society has been taking significant steps towards building its capacity to provide timely response to vulnerable and disaster affected populations.

29 Mar 2012 description

Mongolia regularly suffers from extreme weather conditions. The crisis is known locally as a dzud—a complex, long-lasting natural disaster in which a summer drought is followed by heavy snowfall and unusually low temperatures in winter.

But the most recent dzud, which happened between 2009 and 2010, was the catalyst for an important step in improving Mongolia’s disaster preparedness, response and coordination efforts. It is yielding results this winter.

10 Jan 2012 description


Record cereal harvest is estimated for 2011

Livestock numbers have almost recovered following the aftermath of the 2009 natural disaster

Prices of rice and wheat (flour) have remained stable for several months but consumer price inflation is over 10 percent per annum

Record cereal harvest is estimated for 2011

20 Sep 2011 description

By Necephor Mghendi and Afrhill Rances in Manila

One of the keys to protecting communities prone to climate-related hazards is integrating disaster risk reduction efforts with community-based risk management approaches. This was the message that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) took to governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, the private sector and academia at a recent Asia Pacific conference focused on developing policy responses to climate-induced migration.

13 Sep 2011 description
report World Bank

The project has benefited a total of 1,763,432 people and 505,745 households


The Sustainable Livelihoods Project II (2008-2012) is the second part of a three-phase program, which aims to enhance livelihood security and sustainability by scaling up institutional mechanisms that reduce the vulnerability of communities throughout Mongolia.

The project, launched in 2008, has benefited a total of 1,763,432 people and 505,745 households: over 50 percent of the beneficiaries were women; 16 percent were below the poverty line and 19 percent were herders.

01 Jul 2011 description

Date: 1 July 2011
Press Release No: G/27/2011

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of talks at a United Nations forum here today, agreeing to work more closely together on disaster risk reduction and make this central to national development strategies.

14 May 2011 description

This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programmes summary:

The IFRC’s East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC has programmes that support the national societies in China, Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

13 May 2011 description

In brief

This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2010 to provide leadership and guidance to IFRC efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies’ humanitarian activities. Many societies across the zone have maintained a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started reviewing their development activities in line with IFRC’s newly adopted Strategy 2020.

22 Mar 2011 description

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Country's Water Supply

Ulaanbaatar/Bangkok, 22 March 2011 - Climate change and rapid urbanization are threatening fragile water resources in Mongolia, where more than half of the inhabitants have no access to clean water, says a report released today by the Mongolia Water Authority and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

According to the 'Urban Water Vulnerability to Climate Change in Mongolia' report, extreme temperatures and natural disasters such as droughts, flooding and heavy snowfalls are becoming more frequent and annual …

01 Mar 2011 description

Global wheat production to increase in 2011

Cereal import bill in poor food-deficit countries rising due to higher international prices

23 March 2011, Rome - FAO's first forecast for world wheat production in 2011 stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 percent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said today.