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In the capital, the demands of the growing population have strained water supplies. This girl's family can get half their water needs from a local pump, when it is working, but it's been a long time since they could get all the water they need.<br />
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A series of vicious winters in Mongolia have devastated herds and ruined the livelihoods of traditional herders across the country. With no way to survive on the steppe, hundreds of thousands have descended on the capital, Ulan Batur, nearly doubling its population and creating a huge slum community that threatens to overwhelm available resources, including water, housing and employment.

In the capital, the demands of the growing population have strained water supplies. This girl's family can get half their water needs from a local pump, when it is working, but it's been a long time since they could get all the water they need.

A series of vicious winters in Mongolia have devastated herds and ruined the livelihoods of traditional herders across the country. With no way to survive on the steppe, hundreds of thousands have descended on the capital, Ulan Batur,...
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