Women break the silence
Violence against women is a taboo in Iraq. Now the women are responding by paintings at one of Mission East's civic centers in Sinjar, Iraq.
“In our culture, women are expected to remain silent when it comes to violence, whether the violence is domestic violence, rape or assault by a stranger. But silence cannot heal wounds or solve the problem."
Mission East strengthens people under pressure in Myanmar
An agricultural project has taught Mr. Sauma to grow a variety of crops so that his children can eat fruits and vegetables all year round. Today he is involved in leading the village's agricultural projects and is expanding his own farm with breeding of chickens, pigs and fish.
Myanmar is in deep crisis. The military regime has cracked down hard on any resistance since took power and ousted the democratically elected government 1 February 2021.
Creative staff ensure that centers for children with disabilities can continue
Mission East established a rehabilitation center for children with disabilities in Tajikistan eight years ago and stopped support after two years. But the center in Penjakent continues on its own with the benefit of 95 families.
Families lack food and live in extreme poverty
The war in Syria affects the entire population. The worst situation is for those who have lost their jobs due to fleeing their home, land or business. They have no income and no money – and therefore the food is scarce.
Uncle Mohamad from the Aleppo hinterland used to be able to support his family. In the 1970s, he worked as a farmer and supported his wife and seven children. He was completely dependent on his agriculture and the products he cultivated, sold and lived on.
This is how we help the people of Syria
After 10 years of war, the country needs emergency aid and development more than ever. Mission East distributes emergency aid and helps affected families get back on their feet.
Secretary General: We determinedly continue our help in the furthest reaches of the world
Secretary General Betina Gollander-Jensen spoke at Mission East's annual meeting in Hellerup on 30 May 2021: “The target group will contribute to our new strategy. We must apply for a new partnership agreement with Danida. We will remain in Afghanistan even if military support is withdrawn. We are setting up a new office in Syria to follow up on the projects."
We share excerpts of Betina’s message here: