Ger District - Mongolia

Images in this category reveal life in some of Mongolia's Ger Districts. Mongolia is one of the poorest countries in Asia with between one third and one half of the population living in poverty. There has been a steady exodus from life on the land as people seek a better lifestyle in the big city Ulaan Baatar. No where else in East and Central Asia is the divide between the rich and poor so prominent. Life is hard in Mongolia’s capital city especially for the tens of thousands of people who, having left their life on the land, find themselves living in one of the capitals ‘Ger’ districts, similar to shanty towns.
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