21/06/2010 4:52 pm
- Source: UNDP
In response to the Dzud which killed almost 20% of livestock in Mongolia, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has launched a programme to remove the animal carcasses. UNDP is contributing to this initiative with a Cash-for-Work Programme in which herders receive financial remuneration for carcass removal. This provides herders with much-needed short-term income and reduces the attendant health and environmental risks.