We are Mission East

Every year, Mission East helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in crisis-affected countries.

Mission East is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance. Here are our values.

Mission East works to support vulnerable people and help local communities lift themselves out of poverty and marginalisation. We work directly with our beneficiaries or through local and international partners. We constantly strive to strengthen the relevance, effect and sustainability of our programmes.

Our work is supported by the EU, the UN, a number of governments, including the Danish and German, numerous foundations, churches and thousands of private supporters, mostly in Denmark.

Mission East has been certified as compliant with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and is a member of the CHS Alliance. Mission East is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for Red Cross and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief. In our work we apply Sphere Project standards.

Board of directors

The Board consists of five members who are elected at the Mission East Annual General Meeting for two-year periods.The Managing Director is appointed by the Board. The Management Team consists of staff in managerial positions covering a wide range of responsibilities across the organisation.

HQ staff

Mission East’s head office is divided between two locations – Copenhagen and Brussels. The Copenhagen office is responsible for communications, fundraising and administration, while the Brussels office is the organisation’s operational headquarters and is also responsible for finance, human resources and IT support.

Our Berlin office handles the activities of our German branch, Mission East Deutschland.