DPRK-EN | Mission East


Press Release: Open dialogue with North Korean authorities

Children at orphanage in North Korea. They suffer from cronic malnutrition.

Despite the harsh words of the past months, everything seems to be ‘business as usual’. This is the feeling when you are inside North Korea, according to Kim Hartzner, Managing Director of the Danish NGO Mission East.
He just returned from the country after visiting orphanages and victims of last year’s flooding. 

Film: Children at North Korean orphanages

Some of the most vulnerable children in North Korea are children at orphanages.

Bringing Hope to North Korea’s Most Vulnerable: Assisting Orphans in Haeju City

Project Code: 
Project Status: 
Project Background: 


Mission East has been supporting three provincial orphanages in Haeju City, the capital of South Hwanghae Province with food assistance for a period of 6 months as part of a previous project. Despite our interventions, and the work of some other agencies to help these children, their health and nutrition status remains poor and there are many signs that they have a very low quality of life. Children in the 'Baby Home' for 0-5 years are in particularly dire conditions which may be life-threatening for some of these young children. Mission East wishes to provide further material assistance, accompanied by training and more intensive monitoring over the period of one year to try to achieve a lasting difference in the lives of these children. 

Project Aims: 

Project Aims: 

To improve the physical and mental health status of children living in orphanage institutions in Haeju City through an improved quality of life.

North Korea

Project Action:

This project will aim to achieve the following 4 results:

1. Improved nutritional status of children at the orphanages - through providing supplementary maize and soy beans, constructing greenhouses, providing animals for milk and eggs, carrying out more intensive growth monitoring and providing training.

2. Improved psycho-social stimulation - through providing toys and educational materials, together with training on child psychological development and age-appropriate activities.

Menu Group: 


Abonnér på RSS - DPRK-EN