Mongolia: Severe Winter Condition (MDRMN006) Emergency Appeal Operations Update n° 2

This operation update n° 2 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) during the period between 2 January to 30 June 2017, as per emergency plan of action (EPOA) with the support of IFRC to meet the needs of families affected by severe winter conditions, locally known as Dzud, in Mongolia.


The Emergency Appeal was launched on 10 February 2017 seeking CHF 665,512 to enable IFRC to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 2,740 vulnerable families (11,264 people) affected by dzud for 10 months.

The operation is focused on detailed assessments, immediate household needs through cash support, health, community preparedness and disaster risk reduction, and national society institutional preparedness and disaster response capacity.

Appeal History:

  • 17 December 2016: An information bulletin was issued highlighting the upcoming dzud and its potential impacts.

  • 20 December 2016: The Government of Mongolia officially sent letters to the MRCS and other humanitarian actors in the country to request international assistance for the most vulnerable herder households who are experiencing extreme winter conditions.

  • 4 January 2017: 117,349 Swiss francs (CHF) allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). 10 February 2017: IFRC issues Emergency Appeal (MDRMN006) for CHF 655,512 to assist 11,264 people.

  • 13 April 2017: Operation update no. 1 issued covering the period 2 January to 28 February 2017.