From illiteracy to local politics
Lalparu Sunar grew up in a poor family in the remote Karnali region. She was unable to read and write. After her participation in a literacy group for women she had the courage to run for local office - and was elected.
By Asha Budha Magar, Mission East Nepal, September 2017
A young woman in the emergency frontline
Rozh Ahmed, 25, was the only female member of Mission East’s emergency response team as it started relief distributions in Mosul in late 2016. The experience has been tough and educational for her.
By Kim Wiesener, Communication manager, October 2017
If Rozh Ahmed had decided on a secure and predictable course in life, she might have become a university lecturer in her home city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. Instead, the bright and well-educated woman has chosen to be in the frontline of Mission East’s relief effort in war-torn Mosul.
Mission East awarded stamp of approval for humanitarian work
Mission East has been recognised among leading aid agencies with the award of a certificate of compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standard. Certification is only awarded to agencies carrying out work of the highest standard.
The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) sets out a framework of responsibilities for aid workers and aid organisations, to ensure the delivery of timely, well-informed, effective humanitarian aid, by competent staff, and with respect and participation of aid recipients.
Mission East provides relief for thousands of Nepalese suffering from flooding
Landslides and floods in Nepal have made thousands of families homeless. Massive bodies of water have washed away food and kitchen utensils. Through a local partner, Mission East now provides families with shelter materials, kitchen utensils and access to clean water.
August 25th 2017
Nepalese learn how to handle the whims of nature
Mission East aims to enable people in remote communities to respond quickly and effectively when the next disaster strikes.
By Lizz Harrison, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Mission East Nepal
Just over two years ago, Nepal was devastated by two major earthquakes hitting within weeks of each other and causing massive destruction. Almost 9,000 people were killed and 20,000 more were injured.
”I have never seen anything this vulnerable in my entire life”
Seeing the distress of displaced Iraqi families made a strong impression on Danish parliamentarian Christina Egelund. She witnessed Mission East staff deliver emergency aid near Mosul and Kirkuk with dignity and respect for the displaced families.
By Svend Løbner, journalist
It is useful for politicians to get a glimpse of reality and meet people who have lost everything and depend completely on humanitarian aid from Denmark.
Achievements in 2018
Disability and inclusion
Disaster Risk Reduction
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene