United States Provides Additional Assistance in Response to Mongolia’s Dzud
April 19, 2023 Ulaanbaatar – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is giving an additional $900,000 to respond to the dzud to provide livestock fodder and cash for vulnerable herder households to meet basic needs. This brings the total U.S. Government assistance for dzud response to $1 million.
“We are witnessing Mongolia’s harshest dzud in well over a decade, and we stand with the Mongolian people to help them protect their livelihoods and help them bounce back.” said U.S. Ambassador Richard Buangan.
The new assistance will reach vulnerable livestock herders in seven of the most affected provinces with additional fodder and cash resources to meet household needs. The response project will build on USAID’s ongoing disaster risk reduction programs that strengthen livestock herders’ resilience against dzuds as well as other natural disasters.
The U.S. government, through USAID, has been helping vulnerable Mongolian communities to be more resilient to disasters and better able to handle their impacts. Since 2010, USAID has provided nearly $8 million to support disaster risk reduction programs in Mongolia.