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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 …

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2010.

Summary:

The year of 2009 was an rewarding period for the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) as it highlighted the National Society's accomplishments since its establishment 70 years ago, and demanding as the country faced a number of natural disasters and public health emergencies unprecedented in the last decade.

With technical and financial assistance from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), MRCS has been able to address community needs in many areas of health and …

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2009.

Summary:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) 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 (DPRK), the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

30 Apr 2010 description

In brief

This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2009 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.

14 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme Summary:

The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …

26 Mar 2010 description

Summary:

CHF 240,000 (USD 224,073 or EUR 157,897) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 21 July 2009 to support the Mongolian Red Cross in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries.

The whole of Ulaanbaatar city and a part of the territories in three rural provinces were affected by devastating flash floods in late July 2009.

29 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period from1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Summary:

The second half of 2009 has been a challenging period for the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) in a way it brought big-scale flooding and public health emergency (H1N1 pandemic) and awarding in a way it presented opportunities to utilize its resources.

The torrential downpour and flooding in Mongolia on 17 July 2009 affected more than 3,000 households, with a total of 26 people killed.

28 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period from 01 July 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programmes summary:

The International Federation's East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region.

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.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Asia Pacific region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters across the region are daunting.

28 Aug 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000140-MNG

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

21 Aug 2009 description

In late July, heavy rains poured down on urban and rural areas of Mongolia. The severe flooding that resulted killed dozens of people, washed away 2,000 homes, and damaged or destroyed water systems.

"Up to 20,000 people are now exposed to harsh weather conditions, unclean water and poor sanitation," says Father Pierrot Kasemuana, Executive Director of Caritas Mongolia. "Most of these people have lost everything they had."

Caritas responded quickly with drinking water, food, used clothing, and items like candles.

30 Jul 2009 description
report World Vision

World Vision is providing food, clothing and bedding to 1,080 families after flash floods hit Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia in mid-July.

World Vision staff are now distributing food, clothing and bedding after sending assessment teams to some of the worst-affected areas in the capital. Hygiene kits are also being provided to families and hospitals.

To assist with the clean up of flood-hit areas, World Vision is providing chlorine disinfectant and 39 trucks for mud removal.

Flooding started on July 16, killing 24 people and destroying hundreds of homes.

27 Jul 2009 description

By Francis Markus, IFRC, in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

On 17 July 2009, severe flooding occurred in and around Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. A total of 24 people have reportedly been killed - a high number relative to the total population, and the numbers may rise as more information is received.

27 Jul 2009 description

GLIDE n° FL-2009-000140-MNG

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.