Mongolia: Nomads in the city
Feb. 2018

Mongolia is losing its nomadic heading lifestyle. In Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar and the country's only city, more than 600,000 nomadic herders have moved to the city looking for work after dzud, or extreme weather patterns, have killed their livestock. In the past ten years, "ger district" appeared in the outskirt Ulaanbaatar. Now more than half of the country's 3 million population live in its capital.

Meanwhile, the expanding city urges the city to renew its housing. Many have been cajoled or forced out of their homes to allow for development and have been left in limbo, unable to afford suitable housing.

Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography.