What we do
Mission East’s work ranges from emergency relief in crisis situations to long-term development assistance. We specialise in the following main sectors:
Natural and man-made disasters have their biggest impact on the poorest populations, threatening lives, disrupting homes and schools, and harming livelihoods. Mission East responds rapidly and efficiently to deliver relief items, cash or shelter materials, and other assistance together with local and international partners.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Lack of clean water, inadequate sanitation facilities, and poor hygiene practice lead to the spread of life-threatening diseases. Mission East helps communities to build or repair water systems and latrines and shares information on good hygiene practice.
Insufficient food or lack of food diversity leads to malnutrition and poor health, especially among vulnerable parts of the population such as children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. Mission East provides communities with tools, seeds, and training to secure more effective and varied food production, preservation, and use.
Loss of assets due to disaster or inability to access important resources often prevents the poorest from earning their living, keeping them trapped in poverty. Mission East supports sustainable livelihoods activities by providing tools, materials, training, advice, and facilitation.
Disaster Risk Reduction
The greatest effects of natural hazards such as floods, storms, droughts, and earthquakes are felt by communities already disadvantaged by poverty. Mission East helps such communities to analyse risks and take actions to prepare for, prevent, and respond to disasters.
Disability and Inclusion
In most communities, people with disabilities face many barriers including social stigma, institutional discrimination, and lack of access to places such as schools and public offices, which increases their likelihood of living in poverty. Mission East works to promote the rights of people with disabilities and to ensure inclusion for all.