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23 Jun 2016 description
Mongolia is entering the summer season. With improved weather conditions, focus is now transitioning to medium and longer-term priorities such as improved livestock management.
16 May 2016 description
Rains and unseasonal snow in Mongolia continue to hit vulnerable herders due to additional livestock deaths, despite the official government declaration that the dzud is over.
14 Apr 2016 description
Despite a reduction in snow overall, the stress on vulnerable herders’ remains extremely serious due to the protracted nature of the disaster and increased rates of livestock death.
11 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Since last December an estimated 41 per cent of the total herder population have been affected by harsh winter weather conditions involving extreme cold and compact layers of snow.
31 Mar 2016 description
In total 965,000 people - mostly herders - have been affected by dzud and are on the edge of facing devastating cold, snow storm, loss of their livestock and food insecurity.
18 Mar 2016 description
The loss of animals is increasing, as are miscarriages, which means fewer animals in the spring. During the last devastating dzud in 2010, more than eight million livestock died.
16 Mar 2016 description
Interventions amounting to $2.4 million will come from the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund. About 60 per cent of Mongolia’s districts are in dzud or near-dzud condition.
14 Mar 2016 description
As of 11 March, some 14,800 people affected by Typhoon Winston in Fiji remain in 476 evacuation centres. Over 80 government agencies, humanitarian organizations and multinational forces continue to respond.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
09 Mar 2016 description
An estimated 400,000 people (80,000 herder families) in the northern and western parts of the country are at risk of losing their livestock and livelihoods in the coming weeks.
02 Mar 2016 description
More than 80,000 herder families (around 400,000 people) in the northern and western part of the country are at risk, with millions of livestock facing starvation in the coming months.
23 Feb 2016 description
Drought continues to affect various parts of PNG. As of 22 February, an estimated 700,000 people need food aid or agricultural inputs in the most severely affected areas.
12 Jan 2016 description
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Philippines experience severe drought, while large numbers of people are reliant on water deliveries in the Pacific and Indonesia's rains are late.