Type of intervention
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Places of interventions
- Oulan Bator
- Uvs province (West of the country)
A landlocked country between Russia and China, Mongolia is a very poor country with the lowest population density in the world.
The natural resources of the countries are found in its sub-soil, one of the richest in mineral resources (copper, gold, coal, etc.) and estimated at several billion dollars. If the country has good governance practices for this wealth, then it will be able to eradicate poverty and deliver healthcare, education and social services and access to safe drinking water to all citizens.
Yet, 36 % of the Mongol people currently live below the poverty line. Economic growth, although very high (the best in the world in 2011), was not enough to reduce poverty and was accompanied by high inflation rates (15 to 18 %) that impact the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations.
In addition, rural populations migrate towards urban centres that are not adapted to welcome such a vast number of people, which implies economic and social problems. Rural communities must also face climate change that alters seasons. The succession of harsh winters (called dzuud) and droughts have terrible consequences and threaten food security in the country.
The June 2012 legislative elections resulted in a political change. In this young democracy, the main challenge for the government will be the management of the wealth from its natural resources together with the eradication of poverty.
Seine-Normandie Water Agency, Artois-Picardie Water Agency, ACF, UNICEF, Gisors, Communauté d’agglomération CAP CALAISIS, Rubrouck, SDC, Senat
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries: 48 179
- Population: 2,8 million inhabitants
- Life expectancy: 68,5 years old
- Human Development Index: 109/187
- GDP/inhabitants: 1,577 US$
Sources: PNUD, ONU
Il n'y a pas de résultat
ACF mission in Mongolia is currently present in the country and only works in the areas of Ger in Ulaanbataar, the capital city.
The program implemented in Mongolia aims to fight against the underlying causes of lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and access issues by strengthening all institutional levels and by improving the WASH infrastructures both in families and schools. The program also helps preventing and reducing current diseases (such as hepatitis A form, diarrheal).
Until mid-2015, ACF agrees to implement one single program consisting of three complementary WASH projects in the areas of Ger in Ulaanbaatar. These projects aim to improve the access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation quality system, and in-depth knowledge of good hygiene practices through the introduction of innovative and proven solutions and local capacity building.
In addition, an agreement was signed with the university of Beijing (USTB) at the end of 2011 in order to integrate a research thesis within the Mission applied research structure. This 5-year partnership will represent a huge contribution for ACF and the whole humanitarian community about the way to respond to crises in terms of peri-urban sanitation and it will allow creating a focus on the results of ACF project.
Téléphone : 06 62 86 88 63
Adresse postale : 14000 Caen (14)
Sur notre site national
Les dernières actualités nationales