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Here are our stories and news items from previous years. Please click on each year to read the articles from that year.

Opening of the new centre
The opening ceremony of the first ever Child Assessment Centre in Armenia was held on September 18th with the participation of Mission East and representatives from several ministries and local authorities.  
Emergency help reaches Tadjikistan
From emergency food aid to long-term development. In the autumn 2007 Mission East had been in Tajikistan for ten years. 
Mixed Pickle
The bags with dried squash, apricot, chilli and other products are all decorated with the Danish flag. A sticker tells people that the products are "Produced by a group of women from Baharak".
Boy drinking water
It was a deeply touched Vice Managing Director who returned from a visit to Mission East’s projects in Afghanistan in July. Here Peter Samuelsen tells us more about his visit, and his encounter with a thirsty little boy.  
Happy children in Nepal
During the next year and a half, Mission East will help sustainably improve the food situation for 5,000 people in northern Nepal.
Parents conference
On July 27, more than 50 parents of disabled children from seven Marzes of Armenia gathered for a conference titled 'Parents to Parents'.
Village children
Imagine sharing a doctor with 40,000 other people. And imagine having to walk several days on narrow paths across mountains and unsafe bridges to reach him.  
Group session in Nepal
The AEC Foundation has provided Mission East with funding for vital development activities in the remote, mountainous Soru Belt area of Nepal.  
Emma and Laila Gevorkjan
Right now the Danish TV viewers are able to watch a new documentary about Mission East in Armenia.
About 80 supporters attended Mission East’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Whit Monday to hear about the results of Mission East’s work in 2006. Speakers included Managing Director Kim Hartzner who explained Mission East’s work for disabled children in Armenia.
For the last four years Mission East has been changing the way that children with learning difficulties experience education in Armenia. Now a new grant will enable this work to be consolidated.  
Map being hung up on the wall of a house
Mission East and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding forming a strategic partnership in disaster risk reduction activities in Tajikistan.
Mikael Jarnvig together with children in Armenia
The Danish weatherman Mikael Jarnvig, known from TV, has agreed to support Mission East's work because he wants to attract attention to some of the world’s forgotten crises.
Kim Hartzner listening to Sveta´s heart
Managing Director, Dr. Kim Hartzner, visits Vorbasse in Jutland on May 28th to talk about his work with handicapped children in Armenia. Kim Hartzner has lived in Armenia with his wife and three sons since August 2006, heading up the Mission East office there.  
Mikael Jarnvig is the new Mission East embassador
The Danish weatherman Mikael Jarnvig, known from TV, has agreed to support Mission East's work because he wants to attract attention to some of the world’s forgotten crises.
Mission East has identified the Soru Belt area and Humla and Muga districts as having the most critical needs within the Karnali zone. We hope to find ourselves addressing urgent needs there with new programmes in 2007.
Photo of basic shelter in Karnali region of Nepal
The decade-long conflict between the government and the Maoists in Nepal appears to be over. In November, the two sides signed a peace agreement. An important way to support the peace process is through providing sustainable solutions to the chronic levels of poverty in many parts of Nepal. 
Mission East´s workers with the approval
The approval of the Mission East special ed curricula is a landmark for Armenian children with learning difficulties.
At a reception in Armenia, officially welcoming Managing Director Kim Hartzner to the country, three Armenian ministers expressed their gratitude towards Mission East.  
Kim Hartzner, Managing Director, writes from Armenia, where he has been in charge of the Mission East office since August. The winter is closing in in a country where temperatures can reach minus 20 degrees Celsius.