Mongolia: Severe Winter Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRMN006

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This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 856,387 Swiss francs (increased from 655,512 Swiss Francs) to enable the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 11,264 people for 13 months (increased from 10 months) with a focus on health; livelihoods, nutrition, food security; shelter (including household needs), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. With relief activities completed and taking into account close consultation with the affected people and relevant authorities, this revision will support strengthening Dzud1 preparedness and National Society capacity building linked to relief, recovery, mitigation, preparedness and community disaster resilience initiatives. Details are available in the revised Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) <click here>

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

17 December 2016: An information bulletin is 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 sends 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 the operations coordinator from the IFRC regional office for Asia Pacific are deployed to assist MRCS team with assessments and operational support.

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

19 October 2017: The IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal for 856,387 Swiss francs to assist 11,264 people