In Mongolia, what aid agencies are calling a slowly unfolding disaster is underway as extreme cold continues to devastate nomadic herder communities. As the BBC's Chris Hogg reports, about 10% of the country's livestock has perished and thousands of families have lost everything.
A prolonged drought has been followed by a bitterly cold winter
It takes about a day to drive from the capital, Ulan Bator, to the worst-affected part of the country, an area called Uvurkhangai where almost a million animals have died.
It is supposed to be spring in Mongolia, but you would not know it.
On the side of a hill in a wind so cold it bites, the Galsaikhan family are feeding their animals.
Some of the sheep and goats are so weak they collapse before they can reach the feeding tins.
The herders' youngest son, just five years old, picks up those that have fallen to the ground and finds them a space at the feeding tins so they can get at the food.
Usually by now tufts of grass would be poking through the snow for the livestock to graze, but not this year.
Mongolia is suffering the worst winter most people here can remember.
You can hear more about Mongolia's winter in Crossing Continents on BBC Radio 4 on 1 April at 1100 GMT or 5 April at 2030
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