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For most people who lose their animals, the only option is to join the ever-growing slum communities that grow like drifting banks of snow around Mongolia's few urban centres, particularly Ulan Batur.<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.

For most people who lose their animals, the only option is to join the ever-growing slum communities that grow like drifting banks of snow around Mongolia's few urban centres, particularly Ulan Batur.

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...
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