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.
Our Children's Villages in Mongolia
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.
SOS Children’s Villages Mongolia
Admin Unit 16
P.O. Box 121,
Post Office 22
Tel: +976/11/451 702
Fax: +976/11/452 076