341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

A heavy dust storm hit the southern Mongolian province of Dundgovi on Sunday, March 14, 2021, leaving at least 341 people missing, according to the Dundgovi emergency management department. The department said most of the missing people are nomadic herders, adding…

Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia is in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with temperatures forecast to plunge to -50 °C (-58 °F). The severe cold has killed more than 500…

Severe flash floods claim 8 lives, damage 2 360 homes in Mongolia

Severe flash floods claim 8 lives, damage 2 360 homes in Mongolia

Severe flash floods have killed at least eight people, more than 7 000 livestock, and damaged 2 360 homes in several parts of Mongolia over the past few days, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). On July 3, five people were killed in…

Summer snow in West Mongolia

Summer snow in West Mongolia

Unexpected summer snowfall was reported in the southwestern mountainous parts of Bayan Ulgi province, Mongolia on June 28, 2019. According to Jagsalag Khulibek, expert at Bayan-Ulgii Province's meteorological bureau, the completely surprising snowfall had…

Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

Deadly blizzard sweeps through Mongolia

Deadly blizzard sweeps through Mongolia

At least 4 people have been killed after a severe blizzard swept the province of Umnugovi, southern Mongolia on May 11 and 12, 2019. Heavy snowfall has also affected several other Mongolian provinces, including Tuv, Dundgovi and Uvurkhangai. According to the…

Dzud kills more than 700 000 animals so far this year, Mongolia

Dzud kills more than 700 000 animals so far this year, Mongolia

More than 700 000 animals have died in Mongolia this year due to dzud, a brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold. As of March 7, snowfall covered…