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.

 

READ MORE ABOUT the MISSION IN MONGOLIA

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering
September 7, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering

The Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia is working to improve youth participation under the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project funded by the European Union. In the framework of the project, we are organizing an “iVolunteer” media campaign to advertise the benefits of volunteerism. How does volunteering impact young people and what changes does it bring to their life and view of life? Young Mongolians who are influencing their community while developing and rediscovering themselves by volunteering and helping people have shared their stories with us to support the iVolunteer media campaign.  

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?
July 20, 2021 News

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?

Mongolia – beautiful and unique nature, huge grasslands, nomads and typical yurts. Lately, there have also been unfortunately another words to describe the country – quick devastation of the environment. Mongolia is starting to get flooded with trash and the situation is the worst especially in the famous grasslands. Mijidsuren from our mission in Mongolia will tell us how is Caritas helping to protect local nature.

We planted trees to protect the local ecosystem in Mongolia
July 8, 2021 News

We planted trees to protect the local ecosystem in Mongolia

Caritas has been working on helping people and the environment in Mongolia for more than 15 years. Our main goal is to protect the environment and ensure proper waste management. However, besides that, a problem that is becoming increasingly apparent is the small number and size of forests in Mongolia. Therefore, we have recently planted trees in the country to raise awareness of Mongolia's ecosystem restoration.

Mongolian Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change
June 16, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Mongolian Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change

Democracies around the world often fail to effectively engage young people or hear their voices.  Young people can feel that their vote doesn’t have an impact, that the issues they face are illegitimate, or that representatives don’t reflect their values.  The youth of today are the citizens who will live with the positive or negative consequences of political decisions longer than anyone else.