Statement on the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation’s recent inclusion of People in Need to its list of “undesirable organizations”12. 11. 2019
People in Need has supported civil society in Russia since 2009, empowering Russian citizens to exercise their basic human and democratic rights under Russian law.
For the safety of our Russian partners, we have decided to temporarily suspend all activities in Russia. At the same time, we will continue to stand up for human rights and democratic values in Russia
People in Need is among 19 organizations that have been banned from supporting Russian civil society. This undermines the independence and freedom of people who fight for basic human rights and dignity in their country.