Humanitarian Response 2017
While many herder households are struggling to recover from the last dzud as a result of high livestock losses, decreased livelihoods and eroded coping mechanisms, an extreme weather condition that is likely to impact on the lives of thousands of herder population has unfolded.
- Unusually long drought followed by early snowfall and extreme temperatures affected at least 165,000 people that rely on livestock for food and income are in need of a combination of food and non-food assistance.
- Of this number, 25% (41,295) are children under the age of 5, lactating and pregnant women, people with disabilities, and elderly.
- At least 28,000 livestock have perished since October 2016, while over 14 million in difficult wintering and reserve locations are at risk of starvation, disease, and/or death due to shortage of nutrition, forage and medicine.
- The Government of Mongolia allocated MNT 3.7 billion (est. US$ 1.54 million) for its winter response and prepositioned hay and fodder in the rural areas, meeting 15-80% of required local reserves. However, the amount of reserve is inadequate to meet the total feed requirement for the winter season.
- The humanitarian community through the Humanitarian Country Team led by the Resident Coordinator prioritized support to 3,500 most vulnerable herder households.
- In January 2017, the United Nations Central Emergency Relief Fund approved US$ 1.10 million to support 3,500 most vulnerable herder households.
127 soums of 17 provinces affected
165,000 people affected (43,579 herder households)
12,600 people (3,500 herder households) targeted with CERF funded projects
- US$ 6,671,000 total amount required for the response
- US$ 4,251,359 million received (available)
*as of 15th February 2017