Emergency Assistance to Mongolia for Snow and Drought Disaster

On October 13 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend an emergency grant aid of 1,043,200,000 yen to be used to purchase essential commodities including fodder and medicines for the afflicted people and their livestock to the Government of Mongolia, which has sustained serious damage from heavy snowfall last winter and a disastrous drought this summer.

In Mongolia, heavy snow and severe cold hit many areas from the end of last year into the beginning of this year, taking the lives of about 2.25 million farm animals. Before its full recovery from this damage, 50% of the country was further hit by drought and 20% of the area suffered from serious water shortage this summer, and the lives of the nomads were seriously affected.

Under such circumstances, the Government of Mongolia, in addition to its own relief measures, requested assistance from Japan on September 22.

The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency aid from a humanitarian point of view, considering the seriousness of the damage and the friendly relations between Japan and Mongolia.