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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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Press releases

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 23, 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.


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.


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

People in Need prepares emergency response..

23. February 2017
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need Assist Thousands of Families Displaced from East Aleppo

People in Need Assist Thousands of..

21. February 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Now I know how to grow crops to ensure more food for my 8 children, says Byenda from DR Congo

Now I know how to grow crops to ensure..

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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

No matter who you are, you will never be..

16. February 2017
Russia;
Human rights;

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..

10. February 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

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

People in Need prepares emergency response..

23. February 2017
Mongolia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need Assist Thousands of Families Displaced from East Aleppo

People in Need Assist Thousands of..

21. February 2017
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Now I know how to grow crops to ensure more food for my 8 children, says Byenda from DR Congo

Now I know how to grow crops to ensure..

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

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

No matter who you are, you will never be..

16. February 2017
Russia;
Human rights;

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..

10. February 2017
Burma/Myanmar;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
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...

3. February 2017
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Distribution of aid in Avdiivka, February 2017

Distribution of aid in Avdiivka, February..

3. February 2017
Ukraine;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Veolia: Water for Africa

Veolia: Water for Africa

25. January 2017
Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

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

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
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

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