Perilous Times

Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector. 50% (5) of the country is at risk.

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.

Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector. 50% (5) of the country is at risk.

Posted by Julie Celestial on January 14, 2020 

This year’s winter weather in Mongolia may put more than 50% of the country at risk, according to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM). In line with this, the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) to trigger if three or more provinces have over 20% of very high risk in their area as shown in the dzud risk map by NAMEM.

As of January 2, over 50% of Mongolia is identified with dzud risk, while 25% of the area is in mid-risk. Eight provinces had over 20% of very high-risk coverage in the territory, according to the calculations by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center.

The eight target provinces– Govi-Altai, Khovd, Arkhangai, Bulgan, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, Sukhbaatar, and Khentii– will receive cash assistance and livestock and nutrition kits, particularly to 1 000 vulnerable families in these areas. MRCS said the households will be assisted in meeting their needs and saving their livestock, as well as their livelihoods.

The early action is set to be completed on March 8, 2020– within two months after the trigger date on January 8.

The areas that are expected to experience extreme winter continued with worsening spring are Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, Zavkhan, Arkhangai, Bulgan, Khentii, Sukhbaatar, Dornogobi provinces. Some areas of Bayan-Ulgii, Uvs, Bayankhongor, Khuvsgul, Tuv, Dornod, and Umnugobi provinces are also at risk.

Furthermore, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was prompted to provide help for herders, according to the organization’s press release on January 9.

A total amount of 217 000 dollars was pre-agreed for release to the MRCS from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.

“Dzud is catastrophic for the agricultural sector, which is vital to the Mongolian culture and economy. We have 70 million livestock, which directly supports about a quarter of our people. Horses, camels, goats, cattle and sheep for milk, cashmere, meat, and other livestock products are the only source of income for herders,” said Mongolian Red Cross Secretary General Bolormaa Nordov.

“Every extreme winter brings misery, hunger, and hardship for thousands of families and forces them to move to squatter settlements outside Ulaanbaatar, our capital. This finance allows the Red Cross to help some of the most at-risk people before winter sets in for good.”

Weather forecasts and risk analysis allows IFRC funding to be released to people can be prepared for severe weather. The aim of the forecast-based funding is to anticipate calamities, prevent their impact as much as possible, and lessen human losses and suffering.

In addition, the key element is to agree in advance to release financial resources, if a particular forecast threshold is prompted.

“Forecast-based financing helps communities move from reacting to disasters to anticipating them,” said Gwendolyn Pang, IFRC Head of Beijing Country Cluster Support Team.

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