MONGOLIA. Ulaan Baatar. An abandoned garage, within a normal residential area, serves as a home to one family of homeless people. With no heating, temperatures inside the garage are about the same as outside.
As the global financial crisis grips Asia, Mongolia is feeling the implications first hand as the country suffers from rising inflation pushing the price of food and fuel ever upwards. For the country’s homeless, who live in sewers and abandoned garages in the capital and already face extreme discrimination and are denied access to basic health and social care, their lives are hanging in the balance. 2008