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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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The war in Syria enters its seventh year. The number of Syrians who have fled their homes is greater than the entire population of the Czech Republic

The war in Syria enters its seventh year. The number of Syrians who have fled their homes is greater than the entire population of the Czech Republic

March 15, 2017

Aleppo, Idlib (9 March 2017) – After six years of conflict, the people of Syria can see neither peace nor a long-lasting ceasefire on the horizon. On Wednesday March 15, one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes of our time will enter its seventh year. According to the UN, since 2011 the conflict has forced one in two Syrian’s from their homes. Since the start of the conflict five million people have left Syria seeking refuge elsewhere, whilst another 6.3 million have been displaced within the country. Together, these numbers total more the entire population of the Czech Republic. More than half of the refugees are children, many of whom have never experienced life with peace. The dire security situation across the country has also affected many humanitarian organizations; even schools supported by People in Need (PIN) have been bombed. Nevertheless, despite all the challenges, PIN assists approximately 700,000 vulnerable people a year and has supported more than 2 million Syrians since 2012.


People in Need prepares emergency response to dzud-affected Mongolian herders for the second winter in a row

People in Need prepares emergency response to dzud-affected Mongolian herders for the second winter in a row

February 27, 2017

Extreme winter weather, termed ‘dzud’, has hit Mongolian herders once again. The phenomenon which appears approximately once in decade has unusually appeared for the second consecutive winter in a row. Seventeen out of twenty-one provinces have officially declared being affected with dzud. The most vulnerable people are now the herders who did not have enough time to recover from the damages from last year. Around 157,000 herders are at risk of losing livestock and their livelihoods, with the lean season expected to last until May. People in Need (PIN) prepares emergency response to those affected in the Dornod, Sukhbaatar and Khentii provinces of East Mongolia. The most vulnerable herders will receive feed for their animals and financial support to cover basic family needs.


No matter who you are, you will never be safe from torture in Russia

No matter who you are, you will never be safe from torture in Russia

February 16, 2017

The Homo Homini human rights award for 2016 goes to the Russian non-governmental organization Committee for the Prevention of Torture.


Fighting on Ukrainian frontline escalates. People in Need delivers aid to people who were under heavy shelling for three days

Fighting on Ukrainian frontline escalates. People in Need delivers aid to people who were under heavy shelling for three days

February 3, 2017

Avdiivka (3rd February 2017) - Intensive fighting between Ukrainian army and  non-government controlled areas forces erupted again in frontline communities. Civilians on both sides of the contact line were under heavy shelling for three days and hostilities still continue. Deadly violence left at least 15 people killed and many injured. Casualties continue to be reported. Just in Avdiivka a recent flare-up in hostilities badly damaged the infrastructure and has left 16,000 residents without heating, water or electricity for some time as the temperatures at night drop to as low as -17°C. “In Adviivka more than 80 houses were damaged due to the recent shelling. The town is still unpowered and thus not fully heated. Water supply is ensured but not in full volumes and the main need is currently fuel for generators pumping the water and water storage tanks,” says People in Need Ukraine Country Director Vanessa Merlet.


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.


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Kaleidoscope CCBC: Gambia and Tanzania

Kaleidoscope CCBC: Gambia and Tanzania

Od: 27.03.2017 19:30
Do: 27.03.2017 21:00
Langhans;

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Water sanitation in Syria

Water sanitation in Syria

22. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
World Water Day in Syria

World Water Day in Syria

22. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Dzud Emergency Response 2017

Dzud Emergency Response 2017

22. March 2017
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Vouchers and cash for work

Vouchers and cash for work

21. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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Food and Work: Tackling Food Insecurity and Unemployment in Syria

Food and Work: Tackling Food Insecurity..

21. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Dzud Emergency Response 2017

Dzud Emergency Response 2017

22. March 2017
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
World Water Day in Syria

World Water Day in Syria

22. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Food and Work: Tackling Food Insecurity and Unemployment in Syria

Food and Work: Tackling Food Insecurity..

21. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Arming girls with tools to stay safe in post-earthquake Nepal

Arming girls with tools to stay safe in..

20. March 2017
Nepal;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Alliance2015 for Syria

Alliance2015 for Syria

15. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
The war in Syria enters its seventh year. The number of Syrians who have fled their homes is greater than the entire population of the Czech Republic

The war in Syria enters its seventh year...

15. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Water sanitation in Syria

Water sanitation in Syria

22. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Vouchers and cash for work

Vouchers and cash for work

21. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Arming girls in post-earthquake Nepal

Arming girls in post-earthquake Nepal

20. March 2017
Nepal;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Six Years of War in Syria

Six Years of War in Syria

13. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Kitchengardening in Congo

Kitchengardening in Congo

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Dzud in Mongolia and helping to farmers

Dzud in Mongolia and helping to farmers

27. February 2017
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

2016: People in Need Supported 44,000 Families in Syria through Food Vouchers

2016: People in Need Supported 44,000..

13. March 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
We help local farmers in Eastern Samar after typhoon

We help local farmers in Eastern Samar..

1. March 2017
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

6. February 2017
South Sudan;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

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

Kaleidoscope CCBC: Gambia and Tanzania

Kaleidoscope CCBC: Gambia and Tanzania

Od: 27.03.2017 19:30
Do: 27.03.2017 21:00
Langhans;

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