Red Cross provides aid for herders hit by severe winter

2017-01-25 17:14:20

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In January 2016, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement” began a program to assist herders to overcome difficulties of dzud. The program was set to take effect for 12 months.

With the deadline set on February 28, 2017, the program has donated CHF 847 thousand for Mongolian herders. The early estimation says the assitance to herders totaled CHF 979,346 within the program, which is nearly finished, executing 87 percent of its projected humanitarian aids. The remaining CHF 132 thousand will be provided to herders by February 28, wrapping up the program altogether.

According to the web page of the Red Cross Society”, the aid was provided to 32 thousand herders of 5500 households in 17 aimags of Mongolia.