Mongolia, Selenge AP

Mongolia, Selenge AP

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Impact Area Population: 155,745 people
Programme Lifespan: 2017 to 2027
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Selenge is located in northeast Mongolia near the Russian border. It is between the Orkhon and Selenge river basins and the hills and mountains in the forest steppe regions.

In Selenge, about 30% of the population live in poverty. The community faces persistent unemployment after an economic downturn. Families struggle with job loss and limited opportunities for businesses and self employment. They also face challenges in child protection, economic development and education. Poor environmental hygiene and sanitation issues have also led to epidemic outbreaks and put children's lives at risk. 

Mongolia’s harsh climate, poorly developed infrastructure, persistent poverty, and nomadic herding lifestyle increase risk of loss of livelihood due to natural hazards. Driven by poverty, many children work illegally in surrounding mines, raising school dropout rates and huge child protection concerns.

Key Challenges: 
1. Children are vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse
Poor food security as herders and farmers are affected by low productivity and workers by job insecurity
3. Deadly snow storms and droughts affects the livelihood of herders
Programme Goal: 

To strengthen communities economically, to build resilience against disasters, to protect vulnerable children and provide good access to clean water and sanitation facilities.