Why World Vision is in Mongolia

Mongolia is a large, land-locked country with a small population of around 3 million people. While the country is still known for its nomadic herding, its population has become increasingly urban as families seek better education for their children and job opportunities. The country has seen economic and social development over the last decade but this slowed sharply in 2015 because of an overreliance on mining and agriculture and extremely poor infrastructure in rural areas. The poverty rate has decreased over the last decade by still stands at 22% of the population. Poverty in Mongolia is compounded by a lack of jobs, urban migration, harsh winters, lack of access to water and sanitation, low food security, and disability. World Vision is working to protect children from violence and exploitation, particularly as more children move into urban slums. We are also working with the poorest households in both rural and urban areas to diversify their income generation, improve food security, prepare for frequent severely cold winters known as dzuds, educate their children, and live healthy lives. We work closely with the Mongolian government, churches and other faith-based organizations, and local community groups. World Vision is the largest humanitarian organization in Mongolia and our programming extends to virtually every province in the country.

We never give up on people

With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the World Vision Fund, you’ll be meeting critical needs both today and tomorrow, helping people rebuild in the wake of disasters and empowering entire communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

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Prayer Requests from Mongolia

World Vision's staff in Mongolia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Pray for the church in Mongolia, which was established just 20 years ago and is still growing and learning about God’s call to minister to the vulnerable.


News from Mongolia

From the Field

In photos: 23 moments to remember

In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.