A total of seven Danish NGOs have a permanent presence in Afghanistan. They have a varying degree of Danish funding and operate within a variety of fields.
- Danish Afghanistan Committee (DAC) provides district health services in Herat province, including running of a district hospital, which has been named a model hospital by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.
- Danish Assistance to Afghan Rehabilitation and Technical Training (DAARTT) has specialised in building high-quality schools and provision of related technical training.
- Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) runs a comprehensive drinking water and sanitation programme along with rural development activities in several provinces. The experience from DACAAR’s work has contributed directly to government policies, particularly in the field of drinking water and sanitation.
- Danish Demining Group (DDG) provides community-oriented humanitarian clearing of landmines, unexploded ordnances and other remnants of war.
- Danish Refugee Council (DRC) operates within a regional framework and provides support to returning refugees and internally displaced persons, particularly in urban slum areas of Kabul.
- Mini Mobile Circus for Children (MMCC) provides educational and informative entertainment for children. Activities include workshops, teacher trainings, and development of new creative educational teaching methods.
- Mission East is providing assistance to improve water supply, health and hygiene awareness, and agricultural production in isolated communities of Badakhshan and Takhar provinces in northeast Afghanistan.
In addition to the above seven NGOs, other Danish NGOs support activities in Afghanistan without a permanent presence in the country. This includes Danish Red Cross, International Media Support, and Danner.
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