Mongolia - Snowstorms OCHA Situation Report No. 1

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0015
Mongolia - Snowstorms
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
10 February 2000

Situation and damage

1. Throughout January 2000 the southern and western provinces of Mongolia suffered from unusually severe blizzards and heavy snowstorms. According to data issued by the Mongolian Government on 1 February, 381,394 heads of cattle, sheep and goats in nine provinces were killed by the snowstorms. Livestock are the main source of income in the affected areas and there is growing concern about the impact of the snowstorms on human life. The details of damages are as follows:

National Response

2. The President of Mongolia reportedly appealed to all citizens of Mongolia to help the herders in the above provinces.

International Response

3. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is in close contact with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and will revert with further information if the situation warrants it.

4. No request for international assistance has been received by OCHA to date.

5. This situation report, together with further information on ongoing emergencies, is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at

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