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If nothing is done to support them, more and more of Mongolia's traditional communities who have known nothing but herding for centuries will be forced to try to adapt to modern urban life. But it is not a transition that they will find easy.<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.

If nothing is done to support them, more and more of Mongolia's traditional communities who have known nothing but herding for centuries will be forced to try to adapt to modern urban life. But it is not a transition that they will find easy.

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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