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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.

03 Jun 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

Tserensonom is a herder who lives with his wife and nine children in the soum center. He used to live in the country looking after his twenty cows, and seventy sheep and goats. However, they had to move to soum center after the dzud claimed all their livestock in the winter of 2000-2001. Since then they have had no source of income. Three daughters study in the soum school. Two boys -- 14 and 18 year-olds are away from their home, looking after a luckier herder's animals in order to help their family.

14 Feb 2003 description

Red Cross food distributions got underway today to assist some of the most vulnerable Mongolian herder families hit by a fourth consecutive winter disaster. The dzud, as it is called in Mongolia, has followed severe summer droughts. Since 2000, it has killed more than six million livestock upon which herders depend for existence.

04 Dec 2002 description

This Bulletin is being issued as an update on the crisis in Mongolia. The Federation is seeking assistance as outlined below and will communicate more as it works with the Mongolia Red Crescent. An international appeal for assistance will follow. The Federation is seeking assistance from National Societies to immediately identify a Federation Field Operations Manager and a Logistics Delegate to support the Mongolia Red Cross to develop the emergency operation Plan of Action and Appeal.

22 Oct 2002 description
report World Vision

The buzz of excited voices, bags and boxes of produce being unloaded and lots of energetic activity, all heralded the preparations for the final Harvest Festival Celebration of this 3-year World Vision Relief and Rehabilitation Project in Mandelgobi, centre of the Dungobi Province 300 kms south Ulaanbaaatar, Mongolia's capital.

19 Sep 2002 description
report World Vision

After a recent tour of several drought affected provinces, Prime Minister N. Enkhbayar, warned of another impending animal famine, or dzud. "Herders should slaughter and sell their underweight animals now. We need to pass the winter with as little loss as possible," he said.

10 Sep 2002 description

This Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. Based on further updates and details from assessment reports, or should the situation deteriorate, the Federation may consider a request for further international support.

19 Aug 2002 description
report World Vision

Mongolia is currently enduring a heatwave, with temperatures over the past 2 months hovering around the high 30s Celsius. Combine this with a below average rainfall, resulting in little grass growth and it is beginning to look like a harsh autumn and winter ahead which will be a threat to herders and their animals.

23 Jul 2002 description

This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

21 Jun 2002 description

Le mardi 25 juin, le Président de la Mongolie, Monsieur Natsagiin Bagabandi effectuera, pour la première fois, une visite officielle de travail à Berne. Il sera accompagné par le Ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Erdenechuluun. Ils auront des entretiens avec le Président de la Confédération Kaspar Villiger, auxquels participera également le Conseiller fédéral Joseph Deiss, chef du Département fédéral des affaires étrangères. Un accord de double imposition va être finalisé à l'occasion de cette visite.

13 Jun 2002 description

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND--The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Mongolia has issued the final report on its water system project that is aiding 12,000 people in Tossensingle, a town located in the province of Zavkhan.