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24 Jan 2018 description

The IFRC said today that with well over half of Mongolia now facing at least a ‘high risk’ of a third consecutive winter dzud, it’s augmenting its operation for the 2016–17 disaster to support preparedness and capacity building with the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS); this follows “close consultation with the affected population and relevant authorities”.

24 Jan 2018 description

Appeal History:

• 17 December 2016: An information bulletin is issued highlighting the upcoming dzud and its potential impacts. The bulletin informs that more likely, it is the northern part of country that will be most affected.
It also indicates that shortage of food is already impacting more than 16,000 families that had to move to new pastures.

20 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prolonged drought in 2017 acutely affected crop production and livestock conditions

  • Wheat import requirements in 2017/18 forecast to sharply increase on reduced output

  • Prices of beef and mutton decreased seasonally in recent months

Crop production in 2017 acutely affected by severe drought

22 Dec 2017 description

Mission Highlights

  • A severe drought in mid-2017 gravely affected large agricultural producing areas and pasture rangelands.

  • The 2017 production of wheat, the country's main staple food, is forecast at 231 000 tonnes, almost half of last year’s high level and more than 40 percent lower than the average of the previous five years. The impact on other crops, including potatoes, barley, oats and buckwheat, was also severe.

19 Oct 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 856,387 Swiss francs (increased from 655,512 Swiss Francs) to enable the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 11,264 people for 13 months (increased from 10 months) with a focus on health; livelihoods, nutrition, food security; shelter (including household needs), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Mongolia is a story of extremes, and how it wears on Batsaikhan depends on the season. In June, grass carpets the steppe to the edge of every horizon. It’s herding weather, clear and mild, and from the back of a horse his way of life looks limitless.

10 Oct 2017 description

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

05 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Ariunzaya Davaa

Twin boys Tseveensuren and Tsendsuren, aged two and a half, are all smiles as they don their cool new sunglasses. Tseveensuren, the older of the two, gently puts his arm around his little brother’s shoulders as they pose for the camera.

Their mother Otgonsuren, 37, is a single parent who also takes care of her elderly mother. “My boys are like two peas in a pod”, she says, kissing them both on the cheek. “They like the same things and do everything together. And they’re so energetic and active, they don’t sit still for a moment!”

31 Aug 2017 description

This operation update n° 2 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) during the period between 2 January to 30 June 2017, as per emergency plan of action (EPOA) with the support of IFRC to meet the needs of families affected by severe winter conditions, locally known as Dzud, in Mongolia.

Summary:

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.