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Logo People In NeedWe are a non-governmental, non-profit organization based on the ideas of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be the basic values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have a right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
We strive for open, informed, engaged and responsible society that would be able to address problems at home as well as in the world. We want to actively participate in shaping a society where cultural, ethnic, racial and other differences are a source of enrichment rather than conflict.
 
We are an intrinsic part of the civil society. Our work is based not only on personal initiative and activity of hundreds of our employees and volunteers, both in the Czech Republic and in dozens of other countries, where we work, but also on trust and support we are endowed with by individuals, businesses, governments and international institutions.
 
The scope of our activities, particular areas and priorities are determined independently with respect to the level of urgency and to our real capacity to change something. It is not so important to have the work done everywhere, however it is essential for us to make a real difference.

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Press releases

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

July 15, 2016

15 July is the UN designated World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day is intended to generate greater awareness of the importance of technical, vocational education and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. In Syria, youth aged between 15 and 22 are among the most vulnerable demographics affected by the conflict. The lack of employment opportunities in Syria has contributed to an overall increase in women’s vulnerability within the country, and to a heightened risk of male youth becoming involved in armed groups.


People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

June 28, 2016

Prague, Erbil (28 June 2016) – The Zumar region in the province of Niniveh at the north of Iraq was seized in mid-2014 by militants of the so-called Islamic State. Tens of thousands fled fighting and violence to safer areas of the country. At the end of 2014 Kurdish units succeeded in pushing back the radicals and moving the frontline. After months of exile, internal refugees could finally start slowly returning home. Months of fighting have often left behind damaged infrastructure and houses. The local education was also left in ruins. This is why in the middle of 2015 People in Need (PIN) with the support of UNICEF and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs helped equip 12 local schools, provided 3,350 children with school supplies and organized extra-curricular activities, gave 120 teachers necessary teaching materials and trained 160 teachers on basic teaching competencies and on providing basic psychosocial assistance.


Czechia’s People in Need joins forces with the Slovak People in Peril

Czechia’s People in Need joins forces with the Slovak People in Peril

June 16, 2016

BRATISLAVA/PRAGUE, 16 June 2016 – The Czech non-profit organization People in Need and the Slovak organisation People in Peril have decided to work more closely together in order to respond more quickly and effectively to humanitarian challenges at home and abroad.


People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo and Idlib damaged or destroyed in the last 2 weeks alone

People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo and Idlib damaged or destroyed in the last 2 weeks alone

June 16, 2016

GAZIANTEP, 16 June, 2016 – In recent weeks, People in Need (PIN) has witnessed an increase in the number of attacks impacting civilian infrastructure and services in our areas of operation. In the last 2 weeks alone, we report that at least 7 schools have been impacted in Aleppo and Idlib governorates. Some of these schools have been destroyed beyond repair; the classrooms transformed into masses of rubble and twisted metal.


People in Need’s statement concerning the case of Igor Shevtsov

People in Need’s statement concerning the case of Igor Shevtsov

May 30, 2016

People in Need is concerned by the sentencing of Igor Shevtsov. Mr. Shevtsov is a Russian citizen studying in the Czech Republic who has received a court order to leave the country with a two-year ban on entry, having been sentenced for “aiding in criminal damage”. We do not want to comment on Mr. Shevtsov’s complicity in the alleged crime, but we would like to raise our concerns about the serious danger he would face upon his return to Russia due to the court’s decision.


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Nearly 400,000 civilians cut off from aid in Aleppo and Manbij since Syria support group pledged to secure access

Nearly 400,000 civilians cut off from aid..

26. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support..

15. July 2016
Syria; Turkey;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the most dangerous road in the world

Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the..

1. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

When I lived in Institution, I did not need to know how to read. Now I live in my own house, so I have to learn it, says Andja

When I lived in Institution, I did not..

29. June 2016
Serbia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

People in Need helped more than 3,300..

28. June 2016
Iraq;
Education; Humanitarian aid;

Article

Nearly 400,000 civilians cut off from aid in Aleppo and Manbij since Syria support group pledged to secure access

Nearly 400,000 civilians cut off from aid..

26. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support..

15. July 2016
Syria; Turkey;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the most dangerous road in the world

Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the..

1. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

When I lived in Institution, I did not need to know how to read. Now I live in my own house, so I have to learn it, says Andja

When I lived in Institution, I did not..

29. June 2016
Serbia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need helped more than 3,300 Iraqi children on territories regained from the so-called Islamic State to return to schools

People in Need helped more than 3,300..

28. June 2016
Iraq;
Education; Humanitarian aid;

Article
Ali Al Sudani: “Refugees are for the Americans something like baseball and apple pie”

Ali Al Sudani: “Refugees are for the..

27. June 2016
Migration;

Article

Nepal, one year after the earthquake

Nepal, one year after the earthquake

19. April 2016
Nepal;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Mongolia - Aid for the herders affected by zud, 2016

Mongolia - Aid for the herders affected by..

7. April 2016
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Czech and Slovak aid in refugee camps in Serbia and Greece

Czech and Slovak aid in refugee camps in..

4. April 2016
Greece;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
2016 Water Day - water wells in Ethiopia

2016 Water Day - water wells in Ethiopia

17. March 2016
Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
People in Need joined #withsyria campaign

People in Need joined #withsyria campaign

15. March 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Support of agricultural cooperatives in Georgia

Support of agricultural cooperatives in..

25. August 2015
Georgia;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
Hatching Cambodia's Rural Potential

Hatching Cambodia's Rural Potential

31. July 2015
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
Stories from Ukraine

Stories from Ukraine

13. April 2015
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

Self-Help Groups in Ethiopia

Self-Help Groups in Ethiopia

31. March 2015
Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
The man who planted trees

The man who planted trees

21. August 2014
Afghanistan;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
Run for Africa 2014

Run for Africa 2014

25. June 2014
Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

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