Snow covers 90 percent of Mongolia with conditions getting more severe, ReliefWeb reports.
20 Jan 2016 – The country has experienced very low temperatures and heavy snowfall since early-November 2015, locally named dzud (or jute, mass deaths of livestock in winter).
Based on the latest report from the Mongolian government, 50 districts in 16 provinces are currently categorized as experiencing dzud, while 120 districts in 20 provinces are on the edge of entering dzud condition.
Some local governments have already declared dzud as part of the early warning and preparedness measures.
Continuous snowfall is expected in the coming weeks, with daytime temperatures an average of below -25C (-13°F) and -38C (-36°F) at night.
These conditions will further affect more than 965,000 people, especially vulnerable herders in the affected districts.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
“The leading Mongolia news website UB Post does not mention this news,” says Argiris. “Their whole country is in a terrible deep freeze for several months now , but they keep silent about it. I think that is crazy, The weather has become politics.”