Mongolia suffers from a harsh climate with winter emergencies that can wipe out millions of livestock at the core of rural livelihoods. In 2016, a hot and dry summer followed by an extremely harsh winter, known locally as a dzud, caused the death of over a million animals and left herders in need of humanitarian support. The death of so much livestock has significantly reduced the ability of households to access sufficient food, leading to health and nutrition concerns for families. UNFPA's work in Mongolia has helped the most vulnerable individuals affected, namely young children and pregnant women. In concerted efforts with the Government of Mongolia, UNFPA helps to increase the availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services to decrease the affected populations' exposure to sexually transmitted infections and to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies.