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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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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.


South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees live in fear, People in Need provides support

South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees live in fear, People in Need provides support

July 26, 2016

It was Burundi in East Africa along with Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan that were the largest source countries of refugees last year. After the presidential elections in Burundi, instability and politically motivated violence forced thousands of Burundians to flee Burundi to the neighbouring countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) already overwhelmed with many problems on its own. Given the ongoing instability in Burundi, many refugees have remained in the DRC and their future is uncertain. People in Need (PIN) swiftly after the eruption of the Burundian refugee crisis provided support to the most vulnerable households from the host and refugee communities in the south of the South Kivu province. Between July 2015 and January 2016, PIN screened almost 22,000 children and women for acute malnutrition, and consequently treated more than 2,600 children and mothers. Simultaneously PIN provided support to 26 health centres in 4 health zones. PIN is one of the major providers of malnutrition assistance in the region.


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.


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Egypt’s independent human rights community  at risk of complete eradication

Egypt’s independent human rights community..

23. September 2016
Egypt; Libya;
Human rights;

Article
Elenovka, the village in the line of fire: two years without peace and water

Elenovka, the village in the line of fire:..

13. September 2016
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
How chickens are helping Cambodian farmers out of poverty

How chickens are helping Cambodian farmers..

9. September 2016
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Aid Workers in Aleppo: Restricted Access, Double Tap Strikes and the White Helmets

Aid Workers in Aleppo: Restricted Access,..

8. September 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Open Hunt on NGOs in Central Asia

Open Hunt on NGOs in Central Asia

5. September 2016
Kazakhstan; Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan;
Human rights;

Article
TENDER NOTICE: Framework Agreement for the purchase of flour

TENDER NOTICE: Framework Agreement for the..

30. August 2016
Syria;

Article

Egypt’s independent human rights community  at risk of complete eradication

Egypt’s independent human rights community..

23. September 2016
Egypt; Libya;
Human rights;

Article
Elenovka, the village in the line of fire: two years without peace and water

Elenovka, the village in the line of fire:..

13. September 2016
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
How chickens are helping Cambodian farmers out of poverty

How chickens are helping Cambodian farmers..

9. September 2016
Cambodia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Aid Workers in Aleppo: Restricted Access, Double Tap Strikes and the White Helmets

Aid Workers in Aleppo: Restricted Access,..

8. September 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Open Hunt on NGOs in Central Asia

Open Hunt on NGOs in Central Asia

5. September 2016
Kazakhstan; Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan;
Human rights;

Article
TENDER NOTICE: Framework Agreement for the purchase of flour

TENDER NOTICE: Framework Agreement for the..

30. August 2016
Syria;

Article

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

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

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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