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Afghan bio-briquettes conserve energy

In a remote mountain village in northeastern Afghanistan Mission East is teaching local women to make biological fuel by using cheap and available natural resources.

By Kim Wiesener and Line Højland, Communications Officers

Place some weeds and leaves in a 90 centimetres deep pit. Burn them carefully, take the semi-burned items out of the pit, mix them with soil and some water and shape them into round briquettes using a metal form.

10 Feb 2017 |

Mission East is distributing aid near Mosul frontline

20 January 2017

The Dane Knud Andersen and his Mission East team have distributed emergency aid to 9,000 displaced people in and around Mosul. “We are close to the frontline and can hear planes and artillery above us,” he said.

This week, Mission East distributed more emergency aid to people fleeing the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The organisation has handed out cooking utensils and hygiene kits to hundreds of families near the war zone.

1 Feb 2017 | Mission East

Futurologists: Fast, hitech aid can prevent future conflicts

What will aid work be like in 25 years? Mission East has interviewed two Danish futurologists, each with their own point-of-view. One of them believes in self-help via the internet and new technology, the other predicts that there will be more speed and flexibility in aid. Both, however, agree that aid organisations will be needed in the future.

By Svend Løbner, freelancejournalist

1 Feb 2017 | Mission East

‘Aid is our life's passion!’

It started in a garage in the Danish town of Birkerød. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, René and Kim Hartzner sent food, medicine and hospital equipment to poor people in Eastern Europe. Today, Mission East has grown into a quite large aid organisation, specialising in emergency relief and long-term development in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The enthusiasm is undiminished.

By Svend Løbner, freelance journalist

Iraq 2016: From Mosul to Mission East

Abdullah Said, a 21-year old Iraqi IT student, has escaped twice from the terrorist movement Islamic State. Now he is taking care of small children in one of Mission East’s child centres – in a camp where he is living himself.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer

The chemistry is obvious. When Abdullah Said teaches Arabic writing to boys and girls of kindergarten age, everyone is smiling and laughing. Learning should be fun, and it is when he is working with three- to five-year-old kids at the Mission East Child Friendly Space at Nazrawa Camp.

31 Jan 2017 |

Iraq 2014: Emergency aid in the chaos of war

In the summer of 2014, the world was shaken by the news of Islamic State’s horrific treatment of everyone who did not support their rigid interpretation of Islam. Mission East is helping displaces Iraqis with support for body and mind.

By Svend Løbner, freelance journalist

Achievements in 2017

Disability and inclusion
9.890
people
Disaster Risk Reduction
129.819
people
Emergency relief
199.237
people
Food Security
38.386
people
Livelihoods
26.181
people
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
127.073
people

Creating a Safe Space

Health services for refugees

Improving WASH and Food Security

Standing Strong

Needs of Internally Displaced Persons

Emergency Response, Recovery and Returns

Bringing People Back Together

Relief, Rehabilitation and Development

Drought in Afghanistan

Brighter Future

New Ways to Grow

Gender Justice

Reducing hunger

Response to HIV Epidemic

Together 4 Armenia

Equality for All

Living Together, Learning Together

Improvement Project

Social Services 4 Inclusion

Fostering Communities