People in Need  About us

About us

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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Donors and Partners

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Press releases

People in Need banned from Humanitarian Aid in Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine

People in Need banned from Humanitarian Aid in Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine

November 26, 2016

Donetsk, November 26, 2016 - People in Need’s (PIN) office in the eastern Ukraine's city of Donetsk has been visited by representatives of de facto authorities in non-government controlled areas who informed PIN’s representative that the official accreditation allowing PIN to operate in the area has been revoked. Authorities did not state any reason why they revoked the accreditation yet.


Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature

Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature

November 17, 2016

17. 11. 2016 - 16. 1. 2017 At the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Iraqi caricaturist Abdul Raheem Yassir opened an exhibition of caricatures from the Arab world entitled Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature. The illustrations on exhibit represent the artistic reflection of everyday life as well as important events in the unrest-filled region of North Africa and the Middle East.  


#FuturesUnderFire: Syria’s Battle for Education

#FuturesUnderFire: Syria’s Battle for Education

November 15, 2016

In Syria today, one in every three schools across the country has been damaged, destroyed, taken over as shelter, or used for military purposes. This year alone, at least 45 attacks against education have already been documented by NGOs and education actors working in Syria. That amounts to an attack against education every seven days. Though, the actual number is predicted to be considerably higher.


People in Need has been helping in Georgia for 10 years.

People in Need has been helping in Georgia for 10 years.

September 27, 2016

Tbilisi (26 September 2016) People in Need (PiN) has been active in Georgia since 2006. In the 10 years it helped to set up tens of agricultural cooperatives that provide food and jobs to thousands of people. PiN showed the Ministry of Education and hundreds of schools how to use documentary films for teaching and provided local film makers with new skills to expand their own production.


Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, DR Congo – in all these countries the help of People in Need would not be possible without local humanitarian workers

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, DR Congo – in all these countries the help of People in Need would not be possible without local humanitarian workers

August 17, 2016

Prague (17th of August 2016) – At the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day on the 19th of August we commemorate all the humanitarian workers who, doing their work, often risk their lives. According to the data from The Aid Worker Security database, only within the last year 283 humanitarian workers were killed, kidnapped or injured. Of these people who were facing such danger in their work during the past years 90 % were local employees. In 2015, only 7 from the total of 109 people who lost their life were from foreign countries. The organisation People in Need (PIN) that secures humanitarian and development aid in more than 22 countries in the world could not do without the work of the local employees either. “People often do not realize that it is not a bunch of adventurers doing the job abroad but most of all the local people,” Jan Mrkvicka, the director of the Humanitarian and Development Section of PIN explains. “From our more than 1.500 employees who directly participate on the running of our missions there is always a ratio of approximately eight foreign workers including ones from the Czech Republic to one hundred local colleagues. In addition to this we cooperate with more than a hundred local organisations,” he notes.


All press releases

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil..

2. December 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Ceca and Robert: Love has no boundaries

Ceca and Robert: Love has no boundaries

1. December 2016
Serbia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
My monthly income now is equal to my annual income in the past, says Cambodian farmer

My monthly income now is equal to my..

29. November 2016
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

People in Need banned from Humanitarian Aid in Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine

People in Need banned from Humanitarian..

26. November 2016
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature

Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab..

22. November 2016
Egypt; Libya; Libya;
Human rights;

Gallery
PIN loses a dear colleague from Talleda school in Idlib as violence across northern Syria escalates

PIN loses a dear colleague from Talleda..

22. November 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil..

2. December 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Ceca and Robert: Love has no boundaries

Ceca and Robert: Love has no boundaries

1. December 2016
Serbia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
My monthly income now is equal to my annual income in the past, says Cambodian farmer

My monthly income now is equal to my..

29. November 2016
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

People in Need banned from Humanitarian Aid in Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine

People in Need banned from Humanitarian..

26. November 2016
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
PIN loses a dear colleague from Talleda school in Idlib as violence across northern Syria escalates

PIN loses a dear colleague from Talleda..

22. November 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
When the harvest struggles and the lean season arrives, PIN helps South Sudanese with cash for work

When the harvest struggles and the lean..

21. November 2016
South Sudan;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab Caricature

Lines of Freedom: Contemporary Arab..

22. November 2016
Egypt; Libya; Libya;
Human rights;

Gallery
Rebuilding schools in Rabia

Rebuilding schools in Rabia

12. October 2016

Gallery
10 years of People in Need in Georgia

10 years of People in Need in Georgia

27. September 2016
Georgia;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Fighting malnutrition in DR Congo

Fighting malnutrition in DR Congo

20. July 2016

Gallery
Nepal, one year after the earthquake

Nepal, one year after the earthquake

19. April 2016
Nepal;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

10 years of People in Need in Georgia

10 years of People in Need in Georgia

6. October 2016
Georgia;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
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

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