Mongolia

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Mongolia is a vast country in which more than a third of the population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. The rest of the country is populated only sparsely. Mongolia is also a country of the young - people aged 15-34 form more than a third of the Mongolian population.

The Mongolian economy relies mainly on the export of raw materials; however, a number of people make their living through nomadic pastoralism. Although the local economic situation is gradually improving, the state has not been able to provide sufficient support for vulnerable groups of people. Mongolia is also dealing with pollution and insufficient environmental protection.

Caritas Czech Republic has been operating in the country since 2006, and we established a permanent mission here in 2007. In Mongolia, our main focus is on environmental protection work, especially careful waste management, andon active support of young people. However, we also provided humanitarian aid to shepherds affected by harsh winter or aid in the fields of education, social services, and health service.

Sustainable Development

Mongolia waste managementIn Mongolia, our long-term focus is on projects coming from fields of environmental protection, efficient waste management, and recycling support. Waste treatment is one of the fundamental problems that Mongolia is currently dealing with, especially in the plastic waste area. In 2020, we successfully carried out a project which focused on construction waste recycling and its use. Currently, we are working on support of treatment of plastic waste which has literally flooded Mongolia. Illegal plastic waste disposal is present not only in households but also in companies.

Support of Youth and Civil Society

Mongolia support of youthCaritas Czech Republic, together with partner organizations, promotes development of Mongolian youth. Through the project “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” we not only support the development of volunteerism among young people, but we also help them with personal growth and advise them how to plan and build their career. In 2020, we also participated in a media campaign to support participation of young voters in parliamentary elections.

 

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