Mongolia Humanitarian Emergency

A midwife holds a newborn baby.
UNFPA Mongolia/Tim Jenkins

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.

Country Population: 3.0 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Francine Egberts

Humanitarian funding

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Key results2018

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.