Annual report 2018: Building lasting change together
Mission East’s Annual Report for 2018 shows how Mission East continues to work in humanitarian response, long-term development and in the fragile space between the two. We provided rapid humanitarian support to communities emerging from conflict or suffering from natural disasters while continuing to build long-term partnerships for lasting change.
Bimala was banished to the cowshed
Everyone in Bimala Kafles village was convinced that she and the other women were dangerous during their menstrual period. In Mission East’s youth group, they have discovered that there is nothing to be afraid of.
Sale of paper figures benefits North Korea’s most vulnerable
Annelise Würtz spends her winters creating beautiful and refined figures out of paper strips. She donates part of the profit to Mission East’s work among malnourished families in North Korea.
”I have always been impressed by Mission East’s work,” Annelise Würtz says when asked why she chose to support Mission East’s work, when she back in 2016 with great enthusiasm began creating and selling paper strip figures – the so-called quilling figures.
Cash assistance to rebuild Mosul
A family father got money from Mission East to rebuild his destroyed house in West Mosul. With the money, his wife could also get a surgery.
It is incredible what you can accomplish with a small fund in the bombed-out Iraqi city of Mosul.
For 350 Euros, the 36-year-old Ahmad Abbas could afford to repair his house and even had a little left to pay for medical help.
A safe environment does wonders for children with trauma
Playing, learning and performing daily routines in familiar surroundings is beneficial for children suffering from war-related trauma, explains psychologist with experience in trauma care in crisis-affected countries.
Haircutting event brings joy to Mosul’s children
Mission East’s partner in Mosul has helped 150 boys beginning the new school year with fresh haircuts.
Khaled is only five years old, but his short life has been dramatic so far. The little boy from the war-torn city of Mosul lost his father during the violent battle over the city, and when his family’s house was bombed into pieces, they had to settle in another neighbourhood.