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Mission East has helped radio journalists to interview the villagers.
If you turn on your radio in the mountain villages of Nepal, you can hear people singing about natural disasters.   Songs and radio drama have taught 80,000 villagers in the remote mountain areas of Nepal about floods, mudslides and earthquakes.  
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.
Kim Hartzner, managing director, Mission East.
"It is a normal human response to help when we see the huge devastation that results when a tsunami, drought, earthquake or flood strikes. But this devastation can be minimized by prevention measures.  
The Danish government has decided to send 63 million DKK to the Horn of Africa. Mission East fears that this will affect the North Korean people whose great needs will be given low priority and consequently forgotten.
Nepali people are trained to find escape routes when disasters occur.
 Recently, UNISDR (The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) published the book "Risk Returns" which holds a large amount of examples of disaster risk reduction. Danish relief work is represented by Mission East's projects in Nepal.
This 5-year old North Korean girl is severely malnourished.
After three years of boycotting relief to North Korea the EU is now sending food aid worth 10 million Euros to this impoverished country.
The opening of Church and Social Centre in Bulgaria is celebrated.
Saturday June 11th was a great day in the 20-year history of Mission East.  
Mission East has assessed the need for food aid in the province of Kangwon in North Korea.  The needs assessment took place during a visit to North Korea earlier this month.   
Young Afghan boys drink safe water thanks to water systems from Mission East.
Two weeks ago, Mission East and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered a second contract for assistance to the population in remote regions of north-eastern Afghanistan.
Happy men in Afghnistan.
Mission East introduced the first beehive to the village of Pumbak in Afghanistan in 2006.
Tigran together with his mother.
13-year-old Tigran used to sit all alone at home.By Tania Maria Lüders Rusbjerg, Mission East Journalist Photos by Hayrapet Hovsepyan  
Mission East is sending a team to Pakistan in order to determine the specific emergency needs that we can address and to discuss with local communities how we can work together for early recovery response – especially in rebuilding and securing livelihoods for the future.  
Young people weaving carpets
In Armenia, where for decades disability has been associated with shame and secrecy, some youth with disabilities are finding their way out of isolation and into the labour market.
Padam together with the village men.
It is amazing what a few bags of cement can accomplish in the mountains of Nepal. Hear how they have changed the lives of hundreds of people in the impoverished village of Kalika.
Kim Hartzner signs papers
From among 21 potential organisations, Mission East has been chosen to lead NGOs in Armenia in their fight against AIDS.
Kim Hartzner examining Sveta.
Kim Hartzner, Mission East’s Managing Director, will turn 50-years-old on April 21st.   To celebrate, a reception will be held at: Havarthigaarden Havarthivej 6 i Holte From 1pm to 5.30 pm.
Noor Mohammad together with his son.
Noor Mohammad could not help laughing to himself when he heard that Mission East wanted to produce energy from cow dung.  
Afghan beekeeper showing off hive
Excellent results with a beekeeping project in the Afghan province of Takhar encourages Mission East to take a step further to help its 50 apiculture beneficiaries create a business enterprise. By Namik Heydarov, Province Manager, Takhar Province
Bhumika with her note pad
"My name is Bhumika. I am 10 years old.