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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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#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find themselves under fire. We stand by them and, with the assistance of our local colleagues, we managed to help more than 1.5 million people last year

#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find themselves under fire. We stand by them and, with the assistance of our local colleagues, we managed to help more than 1.5 million people last year

August 14, 2017

Prague (15th August 2017) – While millions of people flee war-torn countries trying to find safe havens for themselves and their families, a far larger number of them are forced to remain, despite the continued fighting, and they often fall victim to the attacks. According to UN data, more than 32,000 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in armed conflicts in 2016. In 90 per cent of these cases, the attacks happened in populated civilian areas. People who were lucky enough to survive were forced to leave their homes. In 2016, 65.6 million people around the world were forced from home by armed conflict. Of these, 40,3 million were people internally displaced. And this number is growing.  


Venezuela faces an escalation of violence. There is a grave shortage of basic food and medicine; popular protests are being brutally suppressed

Venezuela faces an escalation of violence. There is a grave shortage of basic food and medicine; popular protests are being brutally suppressed

August 9, 2017

Venezuela used to be the richest country in South America. Today, over 80% of the population lives beyond the poverty line. The situation got substantially worse during the rule of President Nicolás Maduro, with symptoms such as high inflation and shortages of food and medicine. The regime's decisions led to an escalation of the crisis. The opposition and others who call for bringing the regime to justice are being silenced and detained. 


630,000 people have been affected as a result of floods in Sri Lanka. People in Need and their partners have been helping the most vulnerable to restore their livelihoods and clean water sources

630,000 people have been affected as a result of floods in Sri Lanka. People in Need and their partners have been helping the most vulnerable to restore their livelihoods and clean water sources

July 24, 2017

Prague, Colombo (24th July 2017) Floods and landslides triggered by heavy torrential rains in Sri Lanka at the end of May have destroyed 2,500 houses and partially damaged almost 16,000 houses. These floods, worst since 2003, have affected as many as 630,000 people, of which one third are children. 15 out of Sri Lanka`s 25 districts have been afflicted; its southwestern districts of Galle, Kaluthara, Matara and Ratnapura have been hit the hardest. Thanks to the resources from the People in Need Club of Friends and the humanitarian fund of Alliance2015, People in Need (PIN) together with its partner organizations from Aliance2015, ACTED and HELVETAS, were one of the first to start providing assistance in one of the most afflicted districts – in Ratnapura. We help restore water sources; we provide small financial grants to local inhabitants so they can rebuild their livelihoods. They can also earn some extra money clearing-up after the floods, as a form of community service.


Remembering Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, the famous Cuban dissident who died 5 years ago under suspicious circumstances

Remembering Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, the famous Cuban dissident who died 5 years ago under suspicious circumstances

July 22, 2017

On the 22nd of July, we mark 5 years since the death of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, the dissident and activist who died in a car crash in the province of Granma in Eastern Cuba in 2012. On Cuba, he called for non-violent resistance against the authoritarian communist regime; he demanded the government to secure basic human and civil rights and freedoms for its citizens. Further victim of the accident was Harold Cepero, another Cuban activist who was in the car with Payá. 


Homo Homini and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies. In China, he built on the legacy of Charter 77

Homo Homini and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies. In China, he built on the legacy of Charter 77

July 14, 2017

People in Need would like to express deep sadness and great respect towards the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (61), who succumbed to liver cancer last Thursday, after years of  imprisonment by the Chinese regime. Despite persistent repression, he was one of the most prominent Chinese voices calling for the respect for human rights and a dialogue and non-violent resistance to the communist regime and its suppression of basic freedoms. For his significant contribution to the issue of human rights, People in Need awarded Liu Xiaobo with the Homo Homini prize for 2008.


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The saddest moment was when three of my colleagues were killed by shelling in Aleppo, says Abdul an aid worker from Syria

The saddest moment was when three of my..

15. August 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find themselves under fire. We stand by them and, with the assistance of our local colleagues, we managed to help more than 1.5 million people last year

#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find..

14. August 2017
Iraq; Syria; Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
mHealth: Mobile technology for improved maternal and child health

mHealth: Mobile technology for improved..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Drones in Cambodia: Making up-to date, precise and affordable mapping a reality

Drones in Cambodia: Making up-to date,..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
iTenure: Strengthening community land rights using modern technology

iTenure: Strengthening community land..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
“We must deal with sounds of war and dead bodies, but still I want to be a positive part of beneficiaries stories,” says Salah, an aid worker from Mosul

“We must deal with sounds of war and dead..

14. August 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

The saddest moment was when three of my colleagues were killed by shelling in Aleppo, says Abdul an aid worker from Syria

The saddest moment was when three of my..

15. August 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
“We must deal with sounds of war and dead bodies, but still I want to be a positive part of beneficiaries stories,” says Salah, an aid worker from Mosul

“We must deal with sounds of war and dead..

14. August 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
iTenure: Strengthening community land rights using modern technology

iTenure: Strengthening community land..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Drones in Cambodia: Making up-to date, precise and affordable mapping a reality

Drones in Cambodia: Making up-to date,..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
mHealth: Mobile technology for improved maternal and child health

mHealth: Mobile technology for improved..

14. August 2017
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find themselves under fire. We stand by them and, with the assistance of our local colleagues, we managed to help more than 1.5 million people last year

#NotATarget: All too often, civilians find..

14. August 2017
Iraq; Syria; Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Providing humanitarian help in Mosul

Providing humanitarian help in Mosul

25. July 2017
Iraq;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Helping Ukrainian children

Helping Ukrainian children

18. July 2017
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Sanitation for a better health

Sanitation for a better health

17. July 2017
Angola;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Her Turn Programme

Her Turn Programme

23. June 2017
Nepal;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
TVET Graduation 2017

TVET Graduation 2017

7. June 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Resilient Trails for Resilient Futures

Resilient Trails for Resilient Futures

27. April 2017
Nepal;
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

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