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07 Jul 2018 description

Ulaanbaatar-Kuala Lumpur, 7 July 2018 – This week, representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including nineteen National Societies, have joined senior-level government delegations and experts at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2018) to exchange experience and chart the way forward to build resilience and reduce disaster risk across the Asia region.

03 Jul 2018 description
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Summary

This report presents the results of HEA (household economy analysis) baselines conducted in October-November 2017 and an HEA outcome analysis (OA) desk-based exercise conducted in January 2018 for two livelihood zones in two provinces of Mongolia.

This work was carried out for People in Need (PIN) in order to gain up-to-date and in depth understanding of the livelihoods and means of survival for different wealth groups in the communities where PIN and Mercy Corps work and the seasonality of livelihoods strategies.

01 Jul 2018 description

By Patrick Fuller

ULAANBAATAR, 1 July, 2018 - Despite decades of rapid socio-economic development, Asia Pacific remains the most disaster-prone region in the world. In 2017 alone, more than 6,500 people lost their lives following more than 200 disasters that affected 66.7 million people.

26 Apr 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently

José Graziano da Silva,
FAO Director-General

16 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

“We felt helpless. We didn’t know what would happen in the future. We didn’t know how we would live,” says Gereltsog, a Steppe herder in Mongolia whose 500 livestock risked being wiped out in the winter of 2016-2017 due to deep snow and lack of feed.“Caritas came at the right moment.”

15 Feb 2018 description

The IFRC today released US$ 277,000 from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to enable the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 2,500 herder families facing very severe winter conditions in seven provinces with cash grants or emergency supplies.

“The emergency help we’re announcing will target the hardest-hit households, those with young children, or five or more children, an older person, or someone with a disability,” said Gwendolyn Pang, Beijing-based head of the IFRC’s East Asia region.

“It will be enough to cover their essential needs for at least one month.”

15 Feb 2018 description

Beijing / Kuala Lumpur, 15 February 2018 – Severe winter conditions called Dzud have followed a summer drought, leaving millions of animals at risk of starvation in Mongolia. Without the animals as a source of income, food and transport, herders and their families will remain trapped in severe conditions with a lack of basic health care and social services, or forced to migrate to Ulaanbaatar and live in extreme poverty.

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