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Mongolia: Cold Wave: 2010/01/13 Country Information on DRR

Period 2010/01/13
Country or District Mongolia
Event Type Cold Wave
Outline Mongolia is experiencing a severe winter locally known as dzud, a continuous heavy snowfall combined with extreme cold. Approximately 90 per cent of the country is suffering from dzud conditions, with snowfall reaching between 20-100 centimetres.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNCT, OCHA 2010/05/11
At present, 769,106 people, or more than 28% of the population, have been affected by the dzud primarily through the loss of their livestock.

IFRC 2010/01/29
The number of affected herder families is estimated to be 180,000

IFRC 2010/01/13
The national emergency management agency (NEMA) estimates that a total of 454,000 heads of livestock have died.