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Women are ensured livelihood through the Self-Help-Groups established by Mission East.
Mission East’s work in making sure no one is left behind in humanitarian aid is featured in the official World Humanitarian Summit publication ‘Together We Stand’.     An article on inclusive programming, written jointly with the EU-CORD network, features our work in Afghanistan.  It explains how Mission East uses special approaches including Self-Help Groups to make sure that women are supported to improved their livelihoods assistance, despite traditional negative perceptions about women’s roles.  ‘Reaching the most vulnerable is an essential part of Mission East’s way of work’, says Joohi...
Mission East intends to prevent disease
Mission East hands out hygiene items to 500 families in northern Afghanistan, where latrines and water supply were damaged or destroyed by the massive earthquake on 26 October. The Danish aid organisation Mission East is now helping 500 families in the devastated Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan. The province was already ravaged by battles between the Taliban and Afghan government forces when a violent earthquake hit the area Monday afternoon on 26 October. The epicentre of the earthquake, which measured 7.5 on the Richter scale, was in the Badakhshan province and could be felt in...
Mission East present in Afghanistan after massive earthquake
A massive earthquake struck Monday morning northeastern Afghanistan. Danish aid organization is present in the area and preliminary reports tell of collapsed schools. Around 10 am CET an earthquake hit Afghanistan measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter is located close to Faizabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan. As far away as Islamabad and New Delhi buildings were swaying and people rushed into the streets in panic. In the northeastern provinces of Badakhshan and Takhar there are reports of collapsed schools and several casualties. Mission East is already present in the...
Last week Mission East distributed relief items to families who have fled the fighting in Northern Afghanistan.
Mission East has distributed hygiene kits and installed latrines in IDP camp near Taloqan and Faizabad to prevent infectious diseases. Last week Mission East staff in Afghanistan handed out 480 boxes of hygiene items to families who have fled the fighting between the Taliban and government forces in the city of Kunduz and other places in northern Afghanistan. The displaced families have taken refuge in various open spaces around Taloqan, Faizabad and other towns. The majority of the IDPs are living in tents. The need for help is enormous, and includes needs for food, improved shelter –...
Afghan girl walking through a dry riverbed.
It was ten years ago this fall that Mission East started its operations in Afghanistan.   Thousands of Afghans have since received assistance, but conflict and natural disasters continue to make life difficult for large parts of the population. In October 2001, several jeeps crossed the Painj River north of the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan. They were coming from the neighbouring country of Tajikistan, where for several years Mission East had had a regional office. The jeeps were carrying office supplies, communication equipment and key Mission East personnel. On the way they passed mud...
Managing director at Mission East, Kim Hartzner, by the wall sheet.
Toejhusmuseet in Copenhagen, Denmark, has recently opened a new exhibition on the Danish presence in Afghanistan. Mission East is displayed with the other Danish NGO’s who work in Afghanistan at a new exhibition on Toejhusmuseet.   Mission East is the biggest Danish relief organization in Afghanistan and helps to empowering rural communities to lift themselves out of poverty through activities including provision of safe drinking water, training on health & hygiene, local road building and improving local incomes from agricultural activities.   - We are happy to be displayed at the...
The villagers took part in building the walls that now protect them and their crops against floods. Photo: Mission East Afghanistan
A village in northwestern Afghanistan used to be hard hit by floods that washed out crops as well as houses. Then Mission East helped the villagers build three protection walls to divert the water. By Eng Habib og Nadir Faez, Mission East Afghanistan. Edited by Kim Wiesener, July 3 2017 Mohammad Nadir remembers his childhood in Malikha-e-Khetayan. The village near the Taloqan River in northwestern Afghanistan was surrounded by green fields, the hills nearby were full of trees and bushes, and the area was home to a variety of wild animals. Four decades later, the area looked much less...
The forms for the bio-briquettes are handmade by local craftsmen.
In a remote mountain village in northeastern Afghanistan Mission East is teaching local women to make biological fuel by using cheap and available natural resources. By Kim Wiesener and Line Højland, Communications Officers Place some weeds and leaves in a 90 centimetres deep pit. Burn them carefully, take the semi-burned items out of the pit, mix them with soil and some water and shape them into round briquettes using a metal form. In several Afghan households, such bio-briquettes have replaced firewood as the preferred form of fuel, thanks to a Mission East project in a remote village in...

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