Disaster risk reduction in Tajikistan
On 6th April 2006 Mission East signed an important contract with European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) for a new project in Tajikistan. The project involves disaster risk reduction in Tajikistan and is being carried out in partnership with the organisation Shelter For Life. It extends Mission East’s current disaster risk reduction activities (flood prevention and early warning systems) into the area of earthquake preparedness.
April 2006 Lancering af projekt for handicappede børns rettigheder
Mission East’s Managing Director, Dr Kim Hartzner, returned last week from a trip to Armenia. While there he participated in a press conference to mark the official launch of a new project supporting the rights of disabled children in Armenia.
Mission East supports Medair in Pakistan
Mission East is supporting the International aid organisation Medair to help the survivors from the earthquake in Pakistan.
Medair is implementing an emergency relief programme in Poonch District, 110 km from Islamabad. The focus is on temporary shelter and distribution of relief items to earthquake survivors.
Medair has already distributed shelter kits to 2,600 families and 300 tents have been given to families in need. By Christmas Medair plan to have distributed 1,000 more shelter kits and 700 more tents, to help families survive the winter.
The tsunami one year after
Mission East and the other Integral partners started the relief work almost immediately in the most affected countries - India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.