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At a glance: Mongolia


Air pollution is endangering children’s health in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, 22 February 2016 – “When I go to school, it is very smoggy and I can’t see anything. When I cross the road in the morning on my way to school, I can’t tell if the light is red or green,” says Nandin-Erdene, her cheeks red from the cold.

In Mongolia, bringing attention to the plight of child jockeys
ULZIIT, Mongolia, 31 October 2014 – In a ger tent in Ulziit, horse racing capital of Mongolia, 15-year-old former child jockey Budgarav rests on his crutches and adjusts the baseball cap on his head. Four years ago, he was thrown from a horse during training and was trampled, breaking both his legs and losing his front teeth. “It was very painful when I fell,” he says.

In Mongolia, back to school, back to better water and sanitation facilities
KHUVSGUL PROVINCE, Mongolia, 30 August 2013 – Khaliunaa, 13, and her sister Bulganaa, 9, live in Tarialan soum, Khuvsgul province, a remote area in the north of Mongolia. Their father Buyanbadrakh and mother Narangerel are nomadic herders – the family move several times a year in search of better pasture land for the sheep, goats, horses and cows that are their livelihood.

Mobile kindergarten for nomadic Mongolian children
KHUVSGUL PROVINCE, Mongolia, 17 July 2013 – Six-year-old Erbenebayar, ‘Erka’ for short, lives with her semi-nomadic herder family in the remote Khuvsgul province of Mongolia. They are based in a bagh about 20 km from the nearest settlement, Tsagaan-Uur soum. There are no proper roads.

In Mongolia, centre helps children with disabilities learn new skills
Tsagaannuur, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia, 28 May 2013 – Tumenjargal is a kindergarten teacher in northern Mongolia. She’s also a wife and mother of four. The family live in the small village of Tsagaannuur, about an hour from the Russian border.

In remote, winter-blasted regions of Mongolia, inclusive education for children
KHUVSGUL, Mongolia, 13 February 2013 – The Khuvsgul region of northern Mongolia is a land of mountains, yurts, nomads and herds.

UNICEF launches Schools for Asia to improve education for millions
NEW YORK, USA, 10 January 2012 – UNICEF is launching Schools for Asia today, an international fundraising initiative to improve the access and quality of education for disadvantaged children living across Asia and the Pacific.

Helping families and communities help themselves in western Mongolia
ULGII, Mongolia, 18 October 2007 – Milk bucket in hand, Nurzada opens the door of her home to face a howling wind. She and three generations of her family live on land nestled against the rugged mountains of western Mongolia.

UNICEF supports child-friendly policies on juvenile justice in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, 28 September 2007 - In Ulaanbaatar, the bustling capital of Mongolia, five dishevelled children dart across the dusty pavement of the streets and pry open a heavy iron manhole cover. They slip into a narrow hole deep below the city – for now, this is where these children are living.

UNICEF works to improve access to safe water and sanitation in rural Mongolia
ULGII, Mongolia, 28 September 2007 – Twice a year, here in the capital of Mongolia’s westernmost province, Khuangan grabs a shovel, ties a cord around his waist and descends into the darkness to keep the water supply flowing.

Travelling schools bring education to migrant 'herder children'
ZAVKHAN, Mongolia, 22 September 2007 – A father reins his camel to a halt and coaxes the animal to bend its legs until its belly rests on the dry earth. His son slides off and with a quick wave goodbye turns and runs to a white felt tent known as a 'ger' – the traditional home in this region.

Mongolia faces challenges keeping ‘herder children’ in school
NARANBULAG, Mongolia, 11 September 2007 – On a windy, treeless plain in Mongolia, 10-year-old Bayarkhuu and his classmate Tsengel are herding goats in search of better grazing grounds. The goats may travel hundreds of kilometres in the summer months, but today the animals have been kept close to town, allowing Bayarkhuu to attend school in the morning and work in the afternoon.




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