Caught in the chaos of war
First, their village was occupied by IS. After that, bombs fell. 13-year-old Yasser and his family are marked by the war they fled from. Now they get help from Mission East.
Earthquake in Tajikistan – Mission East assesses the situation
A powerful earthquake hit Monday the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan. The Danish aid organisation Mission East who works with the local population on disaster risk reduction and to build water systems in isolated villages of the region, is monitoring the situation closely.
Monday 12:50 local time, a strong earthquake struck the central Asian republic of Tajikistan. The quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale and had its epicenter in a remote mountain area. The tremors could clearly be felt in the country's capital Dushanbe and as far away as Delhi in India.
Hope for the displaced on Sinjar Mountain
Thousands of Yazidis in North Iraq have now returned to Sinjar Mountain from where they fled when the Islamic State attacked the area more than one year ago. Mission East is helping them with sanitation, shelter and processing the trauma.
Women and children freed from IS terror - now they need help to survive.
A group of women and children were freed from Islamic State while Kim Hartzner was visiting Kirkuk in northern Iraq. As with all refugees, they are in desperate need of everything in order to make it through the coming winter. Mission East is distributing food and hygiene kits.
"We saw a whole group of people who had been liberated from their ISIS captors the very same day," says Managing Director Kim Hartzner, who has just returned from a visit to a village near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
Mission East intends to prevent disease among 4,000 Afghans af-fected by a major earthquake
The Danish aid organisation Mission East is now helping 500 families in the devastated Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan. The province was already ravaged by battles between the Taliban and Afghan government forces when a violent earthquake hit the area Monday afternoon on 26 October.
Finding hope and a second chance in Iraq
Everything changed for Ade and her children when they had to flee their home in Sinjar and leave everything behind one early morning last year. Life as an internally displaced person in northern Iraq is desperately hard, but at Mission East’s centre for support for displaced women and children, Ade gets the chance for a new beginning.
By Mev Bardiqi with translation by Azad Rasho, relief workers, Northern Iraq