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29 Nov 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

14 Nov 2018 description

Welcome - Note from the Director

This Mongolia Disaster Management Reference Handbook provides the reader a baseline of understanding of regional-specific factors, which influence disaster management. CFE-DM provides education, training and research about disaster management and humanitarian assistance, particularly in international settings that require coordination between the DOD and civilian agencies.

31 Oct 2018 description

From Early Warning to Early Action

There is evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often compared to 40 years ago.
The impact on local economies, on lives and livelihoods, has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem unrelenting. One crisis will follow another, every time stripping away at the limited assets of poor and vulnerable people, robbing them of their self-reliance and wounding their humanity and dignity.

23 Oct 2018 description

Mongolia Internal Migration Drives Urbanization, De-population of Rural Areas: IOM

Ulaanbataar – The first nationwide study of migration in Mongolia reveals that most of the country’s internal migrants over the past 30 years have moved from rural areas to the capital, Ulaanbaatar, causing intensive urbanization and de-population of the countryside.

15 Oct 2018 description

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Dzud is a winter disaster in which deep snow, severe cold, or other conditions that render forage unavailable or inaccessible lead to high livestock mortality. Until recently, it only occurred once or twice a decade. Today, climatic changes and human induced environmental degradation have intensified the frequency and intensity of disasters, including dzud. Such environmental shocks rapidly erode herders’ traditional coping strategies.

09 Oct 2018 description

Ulaan Baatar – IOM Mongolia, in cooperation with Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has organized two Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data collections as part of an emergency preparedness simulation exercise conducted in Bulgan and Sukhbaatar provinces (aimags).

The DTM is a data collection system developed by IOM to monitor displacement and identify the needs of displaced people. The data it generates creates maps that can help governments and aid agencies to better respond to humanitarian crises and target people most in need.

06 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average cereal production gathered in 2018

  • Cereal import requirements in 2018/19 forecast at average level

  • Harsh winter caused severe livestock losses at localized level

  • Prices of beef and mutton decrease seasonally in August

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2018

Harvesting of the 2018 cereal crops, mostly wheat, was completed at the end of September.

02 Oct 2018 description

A drought/dzud monitoring system known as “DroughtWatch-Mongolia” has been officially handed over to Mongolia on 17 September by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

DroughtWatch-Mongolia is a system based on satellite data which aims to provide real-time drought monitoring for disaster prevention and mitigation departments in Mongolia.

03 Jul 2018 description
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This report presents the results of HEA (household economy analysis) baselines conducted in October-November 2017 and an HEA outcome analysis (OA) desk-based exercise conducted in January 2018 for two livelihood zones in two provinces of Mongolia.

This work was carried out for People in Need (PIN) in order to gain up-to-date and in depth understanding of the livelihoods and means of survival for different wealth groups in the communities where PIN and Mercy Corps work and the seasonality of livelihoods strategies.

01 Jul 2018 description

By Patrick Fuller

ULAANBAATAR, 1 July, 2018 - Despite decades of rapid socio-economic development, Asia Pacific remains the most disaster-prone region in the world. In 2017 alone, more than 6,500 people lost their lives following more than 200 disasters that affected 66.7 million people.