Friday, March 13, 2009
A joint British and Danish Military Stabilisation Support Team has been working in Helmand province's Upper Gereshk Valley to help bring much needed reconstruction and development for the local Afghan people.
The team works by gathering information on the needs of the community through local engagement, assessing infrastructure and generating development projects and cash-for-work schemes.
The British have five Military Stabilisation Support Teams (MSSTs), developed in 2007 when Musa Qaleh was retaken from the Taliban, who carry out CIMIC tasks in order to help speed up reconstruction work and win the consent of the population. It was therefore decided to merge a British and Danish CIMIC team together and in October 2008 12 Danes and six British began to work in partnership.
To find out more from the MOD website click here