Horses in Mongolia
Horses in Mongolia

Helping working animals in Mongolia

Project name: Cambridge Mongolia Development Appeal (CAMDA)

Project type: Veterinary and emergency

Location: Dundgobi region

With SPANA’s help, CAMDA is providing much needed localised watering points for the mixed livestock of Mongolia’s nomadic herders as these are becoming ever more scarce.

Shortages mean animals have to be trekked long distances and are forced to share pasture and water with other herds with which they would normally have no contact. They suffer dehydration, hunger, hoof damage, become prone to parasites and infectious diseases and fail to build up the strength to survive Mongolia’s deadly dzuds (dry summers followed by harsh winters).

This project is currently building and refurbishing 12 wells in the region, providing lifesaving water all year round.

Since June 2017:

  • 10 wells have been refurbished
  • Ongoing access to essential water has been secured for 45,800 animals and 66 herder families

Project name: Cambridge Mongolia Development Appeal (CAMDA)

Project type: Emergency (extreme climatic events)

Location: Sükhbaatar, Khentii and Arkhangai

During 2018, SPANA began emergency funding to ensure the survival of animals enduring these deadly conditions. By rehabilitating broken-down wells across a huge area, and constructing new ones where required, SPANA’s project is improving grazing and will ultimately provide water for thousands of animals.

Our teams will be returning to the same communities next year to evaluate how our support is improving the lives of the animals and building resilience for years to come.

In 2018:

  • 12 wells are to be rehabilitated, eight are already operational
  • 59,639 animals will be supplied with water, 41,853 have already been supplied

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