The EMS maintains relationships with numerous churches in Japan, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and North Korea. It is also linked to Hong Kong and Malaysia through the BMDZ.
Depending on the country and region, different problem areas come to the fore: for example, the EMS is strongly committed to the struggle against child labour, but in Indonesia the projects sponsored deal with ecological development and education work. On the Korean peninsula, on the other hand, the main focus is the commitment to peace and reunification. In Asia support is provided for HIV and AIDS prevention and gender work, among others.