Its climate is extreme, characterised by long sub-arctic winters. Following the more severe winters, children are at high risk of developing serious fatigue and malnutrition, a deterioration in their health and a weakening of their immunity, resulting in acute infections.

In 1990 Mongolia abandoned its 70-year-old Soviet-style one-party state in favour of political and economic reforms. Democracy and privatisation were enshrined in a new constitution, but the collapse of the economy after the withdrawal of Soviet support caused widespread poverty and threatened social stability.

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SOS Children's Village Ulaanbaatar has 14 family houses which are home to 110 orphaned or abandoned children and their SOS mothers.


A second SOS Children’s Village opened in Darkhan, Mongolia’s third-largest city and an industrial centre, in 2008. There are 14 family homes for 140 orphaned or abandoned children.

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SOS Children’s Villages Mongolia

Bayanzurkh Distr.,

Admin Unit 16

P.O. Box 121,

Post Office 22



Tel: +976/11/451 702

Fax: +976/11/452 076


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