Support to Herders during FMD

March 19, 2014

An outbreak of highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurred in several villages of Sukhbaatar, Khentii and Dornogovi provinces in the end of January 2014 and was confirmed by Mongolian State Central Veterinary and SanitaryLaboratory.

National Emergency Management Authority and the provincial administration deployed sanitary measures such as sanitation, disinfection, vaccination efforts and the slaughter of more than 6, 200 heads of livestock. All herders of Ongon, Bayandelger, Dariganga, Tuvshinshiree and Asgat villages where FMD was particularly accurate, were under quarantine, as well as 5 villages in Dornogovi province where we operate.

During this period, the team from AREVA Mongol kept a permanent contact with the Governors and the Citizens’ Representatives’ Assemblies of Sukhbaatar province, and Bayandelger, Dariganga and Ongon villages of the province.

The management of AREVA Mongol decided to support herders and sent food worth 5 685 000 MNT (3,160 USD ) to 170 herder households whose livestock were slaughtered in Bayandelger, Dariganga and Ongon villages of Sukhbaatar province.