UN Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Response 2018

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UN Winter Response 2016-2017

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Summary of Results

  • Agriculture: By helping 4,000 herder households, CERF assisted 14,567 individuals, of which 45 per cent were female and 55 per cent were men. Of the number assisted, 147 pregnant, 470 lactating women, 1,789 children under the age of 5 and 550 disabled were assisted.

  • Early Recovery: The UNDP CERF project provided USD 100 cash grant to 3,500 most vulnerable herder household in partnership with Khan Bank and State Bank that served as the servicing banks for the community.


  • Mongolia's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) forecasted the risk of a difficult spring as snow continued to build-up simultaneous with the parturition period of livestock. The lack of pasture can cause significant under- nutrition and death of herds.

  • A total of 65,000 households were affected including 5,800 households with less than 200 heads of livestock due to continuing severe weather.

  • Thick snow up to 50 cm followed by rainfall of up to 27 mm in about half of the country‚Äôs territory, cut access roads to pockets of remote communities.

  • Nine aimags (Arkhangai, Bayan-Ulgii, Bayankhongor, Govi-Altai, Uvurkhangai, Umnogobi, Uvs, Khovd, Khuvsgul) received heavy rains of up to 27 mm. Partners estimated 5% of Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) project beneficiaries that live in remote rural location of these aimags had difficulty to access soum centers where most services are located. Humanitarian partners worked with local authorities to deliver project supplies to remote locations.

  • 9 soums of 5 aimags reported high rates of animal death with an average rate of 2.5%; highest rate of 8.2% from Tsetserleg soum (Khuvsgul aimag) and put 814,000 newborns herds at risk. Already a total of 165,000 livestock reported perished in 18 most severely affected aimags since the start of 2016/2017 winter.

  • FAO mobilized US$ 70,800 from its CERF project funds to assist 500 most vulnerable households in 9 aimags with highest recorded animal death through provision of fodder, mineral block and livestock veterinary emergency supplies. The government together with other humanitarian partners continue to deliver services in the most severely affected soums.

Key Figures

  • 153 soums of 18 aimags

  • 65,000 households

  • 330 people caught in snow. 44 reported lost; 35 saved.

  • 165,000 animal dead (since the start of severe winter)

  • 814,000 newborn animals

Funding Overview

  • US$ 6.67 m funding required

  • US$ 4.40 m funding available

  • 34% funding gap


*as of 20th April, 2017