Mongolia - paradise lost

• Mongolia - Paradise Lost

Once terrified the half of the world, today Mongolia - one of the poorest countries of Eurasia. In this short photo essay shows the daily life of the ordinary Mongolian family.

If you feel that you live in a bad place, reconsider this collection a few times, imagine yourself in the place of these people and think twice before complaining about their country and home.

Mongolia - paradise lost

29-year-old Erdene Thuja watered tired sheep water. In March night her family was forced to take to his tent a dozen sheep, so they do not freeze in the street.

Mongolia - paradise lost

Erdene Thuja drags the carcass of the dead for burial from hypothermia sheep.

Mongolia - paradise lost

The nearby abandoned yurt shepherds abandoned after a severe snowstorm.

Mongolia - paradise lost

39-year-old husband Erdene Thuy, Batgargal Tsamba carries the carcass sdohshey sheep from the cold.

Mongolia - paradise lost

Eredene Tui, its three-year son Tuvchinzh and young lamb wake up in the tent after a cold night. Her husband, Bartgargal just went with a 6-year-old son Azzhargalom check herd.

Mongolia - paradise lost

A view of the capital, Ulan Bator, behind the dozing drunkards. Alcoholism is a serious problem in the city, which is home to half of the total population of Mongolia. The population of the capital has doubled in the past two years and many new residents have to dwell in slums known as "Yurt District". High unemployment and poverty are expected shepherds that without education and skills are leaving the village to settle in the capital.

Mongolia - paradise lost

In the meantime, a few hundred kilometers from the capital, Tsamba family lost almost 20 sheep, two cold nights.

Mongolia - paradise lost

A family of five lives in a closet under the stairs, in the building where lucky to find a job just one family member. shepherd's family was forced to move to Ulaanbaatar after severe winter frosts killed 150 sheep from their flocks.

Mongolia - paradise lost

Many migrants find their first job in a landfill Ulaanbaatar: scrap collection for subsequent delivery to the points of acceptance.

Mongolia - paradise lost

Dune Erdene, 26-year-old pregnant daughter of a shepherd in his closet, where she lives with her family in Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolia - paradise lost

Batgargal Tsamba watching his flock.

Mongolia - paradise lost

A view of the "Yurt District" in Ulan Bator, where many residents do not have access to electricity and water supply.

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