Determined to Cope with Winter
United Nations, under its Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) allocated 1.1 million USD to meet immediate needs of 3.500 most vulnerable herder families in 36 soums of 13 aimags. To support the efforts of the Government of Mongolia, UN along with the humanitarian partners embarked on a two pronged approach to support herders in need. First component consisted of cash assistance for herders to meet their most urgent needs. The second component included fodder, mineral supplement and veterinary supply for the survival of livestock.
“After the heavy snowfall, there was hardly any grass left near our winter camp in Ar buural place. Last year during dzud, I lost almost half of my flock. I herd goats which give me cashmere to sell during the spring season. I bought 11 young goats with the cash grant I received. Now I have received this fodder which is enough to feed these goats through the spring.” Says 50 years old Erdenechuluun Dashzeveg who lives in Erdenesant soum with his wife and three children.