Mongolia is a landlocked country in east-central Asia and is both rich in mineral resources and economically poor. The collapse of the Mongolian economy after the withdrawal of Soviet support resulted in widespread poverty and unemployment, leaving the country more dependent on international assistance. Climatic shocks and natural disasters have also exacerbated food insecurity in Mongolia, with harsh winters devastating livelihoods and livestock.
What we are doing
We have worked in Mongolia since 2001, helping vulnerable families invest in strategies to overcome harsh living conditions while building resilience to recurring climatic disasters. Our efforts in Ulan Bator and the Uvs province are focusing on improving access to clean water, devising food security strategies, fostering long-term livelihood projects and enhancing emergency response and disaster risk management in Mongolia.