The United Nations and its partners have appealed for more than USD18 million to help some 800,000 people who have been affected by extreme weather conditions in Mongolia. Dzud, a natural disaster that combines effects of a long, severe winter and a preceding harsh summer drought, has destroyed the livelihoods of nearly 9,000 Mongolian families. Donors have so far contributed more than USD1.3 million to address the Mongolian disaster.

About the author

  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.