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July 2018

Between 3th of July to 5th of July 2018, heavy rainfall of unprecedented intensity caused flash flooding in several parts of Mongolia affecting more than 792 households across the country. Following the heavy rainfall, Khovd, Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan, Uvurkhangai Provinces Centers and Khan-Uul District became affected by the floods. Over 210 families have lost their homes, over 700 livestock have perished, and at least 55 hectares of agricultural land has been destroyed.

Key data on affected populations:  

  • A total number of 2,512 people are affected by the hazards, among them 1,636 children, 120 disabled, 159 elderly people, and 597 adults.
  • Because of landslides, 275 households have lost all their belonging, including houses.
  • The number of people in the shelter started to decrease, but there are still 15 households; 67 people, present in the shelter (at the date of 01 of August).
  • No electricity and running water. It is not possible to use deep wells.
  • People living in shelters have no supply of food, water, clothes, blankets.
  • About 1,543 have found refuge in relatives’ houses, putting pressure on welcoming families as the need for food increases.

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