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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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Press releases

Ukraine – Civilians need protection and access to the humanitarian aid

Ukraine – Civilians need protection and access to the humanitarian aid

January 23, 2017

“Nearly 4 million people are still suffering due to the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine”: this is the major call of the conference “Ukraine – the Human Face of the Eastern Conflict”, co-organized in Brussels today by humanitarian NGOs active for the populations concerned, Action contre la Faim (ACF), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and People In Need (PIN). Protection, assistance and access are the main concerns since the conflict turned emergency needs into structural issues.


Over 1,100 Afghans living in urban areas improved their lives through vocational training, self-help groups and urban gardens

Over 1,100 Afghans living in urban areas improved their lives through vocational training, self-help groups and urban gardens

January 6, 2017

Mazar-i-Sharif (6 January 2017) - Urban areas of Afghanistan often provide a refuge for the large numbers of Afghans forced to leave their homes due to armed conflict, natural disasters or lack of economic opportunities. But resettling to the city does not necessarily bring an end to their despair. Whole families, often unequipped for their new environment and without the support of their extended family, continue to struggle for daily bread, joining the local urban population facing the same hardship. This is why People in Need (PIN), with funding from the European Union and the Czech Development Agency, responded to the growing poverty in urban and peri-urban areas of Mazar-i-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan. The initiative provided 1,145 people and their families with the possibility of improving their lives.


People in Need Helps Civilians Fleeing Aleppo. One of its employees was killed, along with his family, in a bombing

People in Need Helps Civilians Fleeing Aleppo. One of its employees was killed, along with his family, in a bombing

December 26, 2016

Gaziantep, 26 December 2016 – People in Need has begun to distribute food and blankets to families fleeing Aleppo. It is in the process of organising an even larger range of aid. The conflict does not end with the civilians’ evacuation. Civilians continue to be the targets of air strikes. On 24 December, one of the local employees of People in Need lost his life, along with his family, during an air strike near Aleppo. He became the fifth victim to lose his life from the ranks of employees or close collaborators of PiN in Syria.


People in Need helped hundreds of thousands of people in Donetsk and was always transparent in its work

People in Need helped hundreds of thousands of people in Donetsk and was always transparent in its work

December 9, 2016

Prague, 11th December 2016 -  A Russian television station TV Tsentr (TVC) has aired a documentary about the work of humanitarian organizations in the parts of the Donetsk region that are not under government control. “People in Need is repeatedly criticised in the documentary, but no proof is provided to back up any of these claims. We were not given a chance in the film to respond appropriately to the accusations and the way the documentary was made indicates that it is part of an organised campaign to confuse the public on what humanitarian work is about and to discredit our work in Donetsk. So, we want to use this opportunity to explain how we operate,” says People in Need (PIN) Director Šimon Pánek. “The fact remains that since 2014, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict. And after our accreditation was taken away, more than 137,000 people have been left without this assistance in the middle of the winter,” adds Pánek.


People in Need will be targeted by a campaign to discredit its work in Donetsk

People in Need will be targeted by a campaign to discredit its work in Donetsk

December 6, 2016

Prague - December 6, 2016 - The Russian television station TVC, owned by the Moscow city administration released a teaser of a reportage about the work of international humanitarian organizations, including People in Need, in the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk, Ukraine. The announced reportage obviously intends to discredit the work of the organization and accuses People in Need of corruption and spying. “We strongly deny all the accusations. People in Need is a transparent and impartial organization and is not involved in illegal activities. This reportage and the way it was prepared is a typical example of propaganda,” says People in Need Director Simon Panek.


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Ukraine – Civilians need protection and access to the humanitarian aid

Ukraine – Civilians need protection and..

23. January 2017
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
A day in the life of humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan and what they miss the most

A day in the life of humanitarian aid..

19. January 2017
South Sudan;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Child Protection Group in Myanmar

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

“In the community we guarantee that child abuse will never happen here again,” says member of Child Protection Group in Myanmar

“In the community we guarantee that child..

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to Assist over 19,000 People Displaced from Mosul

Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to..

11. January 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Helping in urban areas in Afghanistan

Helping in urban areas in Afghanistan

6. January 2017
Afghanistan;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Ukraine – Civilians need protection and access to the humanitarian aid

Ukraine – Civilians need protection and..

23. January 2017
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
A day in the life of humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan and what they miss the most

A day in the life of humanitarian aid..

19. January 2017
South Sudan;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
“In the community we guarantee that child abuse will never happen here again,” says member of Child Protection Group in Myanmar

“In the community we guarantee that child..

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to Assist over 19,000 People Displaced from Mosul

Alliance2015 and EU Humanitarian Aid to..

11. January 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Over 1,100 Afghans living in urban areas improved their lives through vocational training, self-help groups and urban gardens

Over 1,100 Afghans living in urban areas..

6. January 2017
Afghanistan;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need Helps Civilians Fleeing Aleppo. One of its employees was killed, along with his family, in a bombing

People in Need Helps Civilians Fleeing..

26. December 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

Child Protection Group in Myanmar

18. January 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Helping in urban areas in Afghanistan

Helping in urban areas in Afghanistan

6. January 2017
Afghanistan;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Myanmar cultural grants

Myanmar cultural grants

19. December 2016
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

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

Sima's Story: A Story of Education in Syria

Sima's Story: A Story of Education in..

14. December 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
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

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