Mission East in World Humanitarian Summit publication
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 Haleem, who coordinates Mission East’s work in Afghanistan. ‘Women are the key to the wellbeing of families, but in Afghanistan traditional social patterns means they are very hard to reach. Our experience built up over the years is now changing this.’
The World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul at the end of May. 9000 participants from 173 states discussed the challenges related to humanitarian aid in today’s world. Many key actors committed to improvements in the way traditionally marginalised groups are involved in and addressed by humanitarian aid.
See the article here: http://digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/together-we-stand/#14