Herders to receive assistance from USAID and Red Cross

2017-01-26 14:59:32

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 26, Mongolian Red Cross Society informed that herder families facing harsh winter disaster or dzud in 13 aimags will receive CHF 160 thousand from the found of relief assistance during emergencies of the International Committee of the Red Cross and USD 100 thousand from United States Agency for International Development.

This assistance will be delivered in two stages. Firstly, 1740 herder families of Uvs, Khovd, Zavkhan, Khuvsgul and Selenge provinces, where severe winter is being experienced will receive USD 100 each through “Khan Bank”. The World Animal Protection International will render first-aid kits and veterinary treatment packages.

The second assistance of USD 100 will be delivered after the Mongolian traditional Lunar New Year for another 1740 herder families of Tuv, Uvurkhangai, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Khentii, and Dornod provinces. Moreover, children of herder families are going to be involved in mental health training.