USAID Continues Assistance to Protect Communities from Natural Disasters

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November 21, 2022, Ulaanbaatar – The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a three-year, 7.2 billion MNT (2.1 million dollars) to help Mongolian communities prepare for and respond effectively to natural disasters, with a particular focus on adapting to the effects of climate change.

from USAID Communities resilient to climate change The project, implemented in partnership with World Vision, will help urban and rural communities in Mongolia stay safe and protect their livelihoods during extreme weather events, natural disasters and livestock disease outbreaks.

“Mongolia is a country prone to natural disasters and unfortunately climate change has increased the frequency and severity of many of these events,” said US Ambassador to Mongolia Richard Buangan. “This new USAID project builds on the success of previous USAID-supported activities that have helped Mongolian communities prepare for and respond to natural threats.”

USAID will work with local leaders and communities to prepare for disasters and protect families, property, and livestock. The project will provide training in emergency response, first aid and disaster planning to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters including earthquakes, drought, dzuds (episodes of extreme cold) and forest and steppe fires. This project will also improve field veterinary services and work with herding communities on animal disease prevention measures.

Since 2010, USAID has worked with Mongolian communities to become more resilient to disasters by providing more than 30 billion MNT (approximately $9 million) to support disaster risk reduction programs.

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