Emergency Relief Assistance Program

As an organization with the dual mission of development and humanitarian assistance, Save the Children raises funds for emergency relief assistance, early reconstruction, and risk reduction during emergencies and disasters in Mongolia, and has provided humanitarian assistance since 1999 to aimags, soums, and herder families most affected by dzuds, sandstorms and floods.
Children are more severely affected by natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. Save the Children’s Emergency Relief Assistance Program provides timely quality humanitarian assistance to vulnerable children and families affected by disaster and helps them prepare for potential disasters. We pay special attention to education during disasters and child protection. Save the Children is an active member of the Humanitarian Country Team in Mongolia, working with the government to respond to emergencies, and co-leading the Education Cluster with UNICEF Mongolia.
We provide humanitarian assistance to families affected by dzud, floods and other events, and cooperate with relevant organizations to reduce the risk of disasters.

Save the Children implemented a “Sandstorm Response” project in 2021 in the provinces of Arkhangai, Gobi-Altai, Dornod, Dundgovi, Sukhbaatar, and Uvurkhangai in Mongolia. We provided humanitarian assistance to support herder families affected by the sandstorms that included five-walled gers to 92 households, hygiene kits to 660 families, and cash support to 440 households. As well, 3,000 copies of psychological first aid booklet were distributed to the families affected by the disaster.
Save the Children carried out a humanitarian emergency project to assist herders and their children in Khovd, Zavkhan, Gobi-Altai, Bayankhongor, and Tuv provinces, the places hit hardest by the dzud disaster in 2022-2023. The project provided livestock fodder to 1,380 herder households and unconditional cash transfers to 1,230 herder families affected by dzud in 18 soums of these provinces. In addition, hygiene kits were distributed to 2,127 school children staying in dormitories in 25 soums of these five provinces whereas children from the most vulnerable families received warm blankets and winter boots. Health centers of 6 soums received cash support for fuel to reach the most remote herders. The humanitarian emergency project was implemented with the funding of USD 323,800 with support of the START Fund of the UK, the humanitarian SEED Fund of Save the Children International, Save the Children Japan and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.