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Once more, Mongolia hit by a snowstorm

                                       Mongolian felt Gers buried by snow

 Between 1st and 4th of April a huge snowstorm happened, covering 9 Provinces in Mongolia: Arkhangai, Bayan-Ulgii, Bulgan, Dund-Gobi, Uvurkhangai, Selenge, Tuv, Uvs and Hentii.
The National Emergency Management Agency organized rescue operations, deploying its local staffs in each Province and saved 135 people in 45 soums during the snowstorm.
Most victims were travelling in rural areas with their vehicles as they were stuck in the snow or got lost in isolated areas. Around 90 of the victims were herdsmen who were pasturing their livestock and driven lost with their livestock by the storm.
The disaster caused 5 deaths in Uvurkhangai, Tuv and Hentii Provinces.
As it stands now, Caritas Mongolia has collected the following statistics:
-          5 person dead
-          98 people are still unaccounted for.
-          Electricity and telephone signals are off in most of the affected areas.
-          More than 500 livestock are covered by the snow and dead in the Uvs Province (so far the general information at national level is not yet gathered)
-          About 400 households (approximately 2017 people) who were moving to the Uvs lake are stuck with their live stocks, they are running short of food, and hays for the animals and having no heating.

Caritas Mongolia, having its 2 staffs in Uvurkhangai is studying the reality, after it contacting the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) seeking for solidarity for affected households. CM is also in contact with the Emergency services in Uvs Province, one of the most affected areas.

           A medium-sized truck buried by snow

             Hundreds of vehicles stuck in the snow

Recources: NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) and Daily newspaper 'Odriin Sonin, dated 07 April, 2015'

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