Mongolia: Severe Winter Emergency appeal n° MDRMN006

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This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 655,512 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 11,264 people for 10 months, with a focus on detailed assessments, immediate household needs, heath, livelihoods, community preparedness and disaster risk reduction. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments. Details are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) <click here>

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

17 December 2016: An Information bulletin was issued highlighting the upcoming dzud and its potential impacts. The bulletin informs that more likely, it is the northern part of the country that will be most affected. It also indicates that shortage of food is already impacting more than 16,000 families that had to move to new pastures.

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 allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

December-January 2017: IFRC disaster risk management coordinator from Beijing country cluster support team (CCST) and IFRC operations coordinator from the Asia Pacific regional office (APRO) are deployed to assist MRCS team with assessments and operational support.

10 February: IFRC issues Emergency Appeal for CHF 655, 512 francs to assist 11,264 people.