Mongolia: UN provides more funds as severe winter continues to bite

The United Nations has allocated $3.7 million in emergency funding to support UN agencies in Mongolia as they try to assist more than half a million people suffering from the combined effects of a long, severe winter and a preceding harsh summer drought.

UN provides medical help for pregnant women amid Mongolia’s harsh winter

Severe winter conditions in Mongolia are preventing expectant mothers from reaching health facilities, requiring the United Nations to bring medical help closer to them.

Mongolia: UN airlifts emergency supplies to children amid severe winter

As temperatures in western Mongolia continue to hover around -40 degrees Celsius, the United Nations is sending woolen blankets, warm footwear, hygiene kits and other emergency supplies to nearly 4,000 school-age children living in poor rural areas of the country.

UN cash-for-work scheme to help Mongolian herders amid livestock disaster

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is developing a cash-for-work programme in Mongolia under which herders will earn income to clear and bury the carcasses of the over 2 million livestock that have perished nationwide amid a particularly harsh winter.

As severe winter spreads death and shortages in Mongolia, UN appeals for funds

With weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snows leaving more than half of Mongolia’s 21 provinces in urgent need of aid, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for nearly $750,000 to face a crisis that is already seeing youngsters die and threatens scores of thousands more.

Mongolia a ‘role model’ for other developing countries, Ban says

Mongolia is “a role model for many developing countries,” making progress in the fight against poverty, successfully transiting to democracy and taking an active role in United Nations peacekeeping missions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

UN health agency joins relief efforts after deadly floods strike Mongolia

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping Mongolian authorities respond to flash flooding that has killed at least 26 people, damaged infrastructure and raised the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Norwegian prince promotes UN anti-poverty targets during visit to Mongolia

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is conducting a three-day visit to Mongolia as part of his efforts to promote the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UN rights expert says torture, other abuses persist in Mongolia

Following a fact-finding mission in Mongolia, the United Nations expert says that despite recent efforts at legislative reform, torture and other abuses persist in the Central Asian country, particularly in police stations and pre-trial detention facilities.

UN agency joins Mongolia's efforts to safeguard vast, unique environments

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Mongolian Government today signed an agreement to support sustainable development and environmental protection in the fabled Asian country.