Humanitarian Aid and Development

Humanitarian Aid and Development

People in Need helps people in emergencies, both in wartime crisis and in areas affected by natural disasters, and also in places where it is hard for people to break out of the vicious circle of poverty without support. Humanitarian assistance to victims of armed conflict abroad was the initial undertaking of People in Need when it was first set up in the 1990s. Over time, PIN began to deal with longer-term problems overseas, such as shortage of safe drinking water, restricted access to good education, healthcare services, and environmental degradation.

Humanitarian aid entails speedy intervention to save lives, alleviate suffering and help disaster victims get back on their feet. Development cooperation involves supporting people in their struggle to escape poverty and ensuring their further development. People in Need often follows up on its humanitarian activities with development projects in order to help prevent future crises and mitigate their negative impacts.

Our Relief and Development Department operates in 22 countries, with permanent offices in 15 of them. Every year it carries out projects worth millions of Euros for hundreds of thousands of people born in the disadvantaged regions of the world.

PIN is a member of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectivity both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.

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How we help

Where we help

News

The humanitarian community urges stronger action on the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian community urges stronger action on the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine

Popping to the Loo? Count Yourself Lucky

Popping to the Loo? Count Yourself Lucky

People in Need colleague killed as airstrikes hit Atareb town in Aleppo countryside

People in Need colleague killed as airstrikes hit Atareb town in Aleppo countryside

Living on the Ukrainian line of contact

Living on the Ukrainian line of contact

Lack of employment in Eastern Ukraine leads to dependence on the humanitarian aid

Lack of employment in Eastern Ukraine leads to dependence on the humanitarian aid

People suffer from limited access to health services and psychological support

People suffer from limited access to health services and psychological support

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Partnership and cooperation

Partnership and cooperation

Our Vision and Values

Our Vision and Values

FAQ

FAQ

IPIN

IPIN

WASH

WASH

EU Aid Volunteers European initiative

EU Aid Volunteers European initiative