Mission East displayed at a new exhibition
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 exhibition, because in this way we can draw attention to the assistance given by Denmark to the Afghan people. Our work rest on principles of neutrality, independence and impartiality. Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. 45 percent of the population does not get the necessary food, the average life expectancy is only a little more than 40 years, and Afghanistan is estimated to be the worst country to live in for children and women. In the Afghanistan-debate and in the headlines all this can easily be forgotten. This leaves the Danish population with a biased view of the Afghan conditions, says managing director of Mission East, Kim Hartzner.
For the past 10 years Mission East has been working on humanitarian principles in Afghanistan.
- International research shows that effective international aid must be centered on reduction of poverty and on humanitarian needs. That is vital for us, Kim Hartzner emphasizes.
His Royal Highness Prince Joachim opened the exhibition.
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