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Address: Vatican’s Social Welfare Complex, Bayanzurkh District, 13th Khoroo, Narnii Road #138, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Postal address: Caritas Mongolia, P.O. Box 1353, Ulaanbaatar – 13, Mongolia
Telephone: +976 77135052 / +976 70155055
Email: info@caritasmongolia.org
Facebook: caritasmongolia
www.caritasmongolia.org

Caritas Mongolia started its activities by helping dzud-affected herders in 2000.  The dzud in 1999-2000 had directly affected 450 000 herders and killed about 3 million animals. After losing their livestock, many herders moved to urban areas where they struggled to find work and shelter. Through this emergency programme, herder households were assisted with food relief, medical assistance, infrastructure support, such as repair of deep wells and renovation of educational facilities in rural areas.

Collaboration with other Caritas organisations has been vital in the work of Caritas Mongolia, allowing it to expand its programmes to include education, social and humanitarian assistance, food security and agriculture, migration, rebuilding of livelihoods, and community-building projects in rural areas. Reducing the impact of natural disasters and protection of the environment have also been a priority.

Caritas Mongolia’s main office is located in Ulaanbaatar and has 30 staff and over 120 volunteers involved in six projects in rural and urban areas of the country.

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