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Minister: Cooperation is beautiful

The Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, values her cooperation with Mission East, because NGOs can work in areas where the Danish state cannot be present. Photo: Svend Løbner

Through local knowledge and know-how, organisations like Mission East can gain better access to some areas than government representatives. In turn, the Danish authorities can contribute financially. According to the Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, this is a unique form of cooperation.

By Svend Løbner, Journalist

Ulla Tørnæs: Det er smukt at samarbejde

Udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnæs sætter pris på samarbejdet med Mission Øst, bl.a. fordi ngo’er kan arbejde i områder, hvor den danske stat ikke kan være. Foto: Svend Løbner

Organisationer som Mission Øst kan med lokalkendskab og knowhow komme ind i flere områder end statslige repræsentanter. De danske myndigheder kan til gengæld bidrage med finansiering. Det er et helt unikt samarbejde, mener minister for udviklingssamarbejde Ulla Tørnæs.

Af Svend Løbner, Journalist

When fear takes hold of your body

Twice, Samira has had to flee Islamic State with her husband and children. Now she lives in Daquq IDP camp and is afraid to return to her village. Photo: Peter Eilertsen

Samira’s story gives a unique insight into the situation of Iraqi IDPs. Fear is the predominant feeling, and requirements for the future are modest. Samira and her family had to endure IS abuse for two years. Now they live in an IDP camp where they have received mattresses from Mission East.

By Svend Løbner, Journalist


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