2. SUMMARY OF THE APPEAL

 

The Inter-Agency Appeal was prepared under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator's office. This appeal is based on the two assessment missions undertaken by UNDMT members with the participation of representatives of Mongolian national authorities, donor community and NGOs.

 

This appeal is designed to provide disaster-affected areas with emergency relief that they will urgently need from April onwards. Further, the Appeal is designed to mitigate further mass losses of livestock and to prevent large numbers of households from depending completely on relief assistance for long periods, since livestock is the sole source of herders' income, food, transportation and nutrition.

 

The focus of the Appeal is on emergency relief for the affected areas where large numbers of livestock have died of starvation in cold weather. But in order to reduce the need for relief assistance, the Appeal also includes short term and medium term rehabilitation needs.

 

Summary of Relief Sectors to be assisted by UN Agencies through the Appeal

 

Relief Sector

UN Agency

Total Cost

US$

Livestock

UNDP, FAO

188,000

Food Security through agriculture

UNDP, FAO

88,000

Water Supply and Pastureland Irrigation

UNDP, FAO,Wash-21 Project

495,000

Nutrition

UNICEF,WHO

303,000

Health

UNFPA,UNICEF,WHO

995,000

Education

UNICEF

837,000

Coordination and Monitoring

UNDMT

75,000

Total

 

2,981,000

 

2.1 Time Frame for Assistance

 

The period envisaged for the full implementation of the Inter-Agency relief assistance is one year. The rehabilitation work will run concurrently to the relief work and extend into a second year.

 

2.2 Implementation Arrangements

 

For the relief appeal, donors can make their contributions to the Mongolian Government directly, or through the coordinating United Nations Agencies. Such support to UN agencies can be channeled through UN OCHA or directly to the concerned UN agency (ies), For relief funds channeled through the United Nations system, appropriate UN Agencies will be responsible for monitoring, coordinating and reporting on the progress and impact of relief efforts to the donors. The UNDMT in country will serve as the coordinating body for the logistic linking of emergency input channeled through the UN system.

 

The impact of this appeal will be closely monitored and regularly reported on to the respective donors by the UNDMT that is responsible for coordination of the UN relief assistance. The entire relief effort will be formally reviewed with the participation of donor representatives at the end of 3 to 4 month periods during the one year of implementation of relief activities. The budget for each sector includes some minimal operational support costs, including transportation. The requested support for coordination and monitoring for the UNDMT will be an essential ingredient for the integrated implementation of the different components.

 

 


 State Standing Emergency Commission of Mongolia (State Board for Civil Defence), Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia, Foreign Currency Account No. 21350135: Savings Bank, National Currency Account No. 2145013

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