Dzud Response

 

THE LOGISTICS SUPPORT AND MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION
FOR DZUD HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (DHR)

 

Mongolia is frequently subjected to extreme winter conditions. When these conditions are exacerbated by drought and other factors, a condition known locally as "dzud" is experienced, resulting in a reduction of the volume and value of pasture available to animals in the preparation for winter and throughout the winter months.

In the summer months of 2015, aimags (provinces) across Mongolia experienced lower than average rainfall and the resulting drought reduced crops yields by up to 47%, leading to lower than average pasture production across the country. The late autumn precipitation turned into extreme winter snowfall across the country. As of January 2016, 98 soums (districts) in 18 aimags were declared affected by "white dzud", with deep snows and low pasture cover combining to reduce herds’ access to pasture for grazing. In a number of soums, these issues have been exacerbated by extremely low temperatures, putting both people and livestock at an increased risk.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) estimates that more than 149,735 herding households are at risk, of these, 62,719 are in the currently affected aimags and 37,634 are estimated to include a vulnerable household member who is pregnant, a child under five years old, or a family member with a disability or in need of special services. It is estimated that 90% of at risk households are residing outside of soum centers some more than 159 km from the nearest settlement.

The Logistics Support and Material Distribution for Dzud Humanitarian Response (DHR) project supports affected herder households in four targeted aimags

 

PROJECT GOAL

Support the rapid distribution of humanitarian assistance planned by the Mongolia UN Humanitarian cluster team and member agencies in order to decrease the vulnerability of 3,434 households currently at risk.

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  1. Ensure effective coordination of humanitarian assistances at the aimag level by supporting local government’s information management and coordination effort.
  2. Provide coordinated logistics and transportation to deliver humanitarian supplies to 3,434 affected households in 35 soums in four (4) aimags
  3. Supplement existing humanitarian supplies as necessary through non-food item (NFI) kit distributions to ensure that the needs of local communities in the affected soums are met

 

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

  • Total Number of People Targeted (households): 3,434 (herder household)
  • Total Number of People Affected in the Target Area: 13,736

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

  • At the National Level: UNDP, FAO, UNFPA and the UN Humanitarian Cluster Team; the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), World Vision International (WVI), People in Need (PIN), and Caritas Czech Republic (CCR)
  • At the Local Level: Aimag and soum governor's office, Hural, NEMA units, CSOs, Red Cross

 

PROJECT LOCATION

35 soums in Bayanhongor, Suhbaatar, Uvs and Zavhan aimags

 

PROJECT DURATION

March 2016 – June 2016 (three months)

 

FUNDED BY

The USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Support tracking of deliveries for partner agencies
  • Coordinate and provide humanitarian assistance information system
  • Provide transportation service utilizing local contractors to deliver humanitarian assistance timely, safely
  • Procure supplementary supplies for the non-food item (NFI) kit on an as needed basis

 


 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ulaanbaatar
Project manager B. Tungalag [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Phone: 461145

Bayanhongor
Regional Coordinator B. Odsuren [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Aimag partnership facilitator D. Bayasgalan [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Phone: 7032-2966, 7044-2992

Suhbaatar
Regional Coordinator M. Nyambaatar [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Aimag partnership facilitator N. Naranchimeg [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Phone: 9880-3671, 7051-2231

Uvs
Regional Coordinator B. Batsukh [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Aimag partnership facilitator Ya. Otgon [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Phone: 7043-2464, 7045-4898

Zavhan
Regional Coordinator Sh. Sarangerel [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Aimag partnership facilitator E. Delger [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Phone: 7046-2465

 

 

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