Child Fund Australia

Posted on December 14, 2007. Filed under: AU News |

http://www.childfund.org.au/work/asiapacific/mongolia

As ChildFund is accredited by AusAID, all of our programs are audited to ascertain that funds are used to their maximum potential.

Mongolia

Why children in Mongolia need your help

Mongolia is a landlocked country in central Asia, bordered by Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Conditions for children in Mongolia have improved considerably in the past decade since the introduction of child protection laws. There has also been success against diseases such as polio and measles, and increasing attendance at primary school.

Despite such improvements, children in Mongolia still experience considerable hardship. Many Mongolians rely on farming of crops and livestock for their income, but due to the country’s extreme climate – cold and snowstorms, drought, fires and floods – they often face loss of income and shortage of food. As a result, they are faced with malnutrition, disease outbreaks and economic hardship.

Children in rural areas are particularly vulnerable, with the lack of nutritious food contributing not only to hunger but also to weakened immune systems, extreme fatigue and poor health.

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