The United Nations (UN) has donated hygiene supplies to people with disabilities in Mongolia on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), local media reported on Friday.
This is based on a statement by the country’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.
According to the ministry, as many as 400 kits, provided by the United Nations Population Fund, worth 44.4 million Mongolian tugriks (some 15,500 U.S. dollars), contain necessities such as diapers, hand sanitisers, dry and wet tissues, underwear, and socks for handicapped people, who need constant care.
The IDPD is observed every year on Dec. 3 to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
Mongolia, with a population of 3.2 million, has more than 100,000 people with disabilities, according to the National Statistics Office. (Xinhua/NAN)