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March 01st, 2015

People in Need

type:Donation, NGO
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

What happens when war journalists cross the line of their profession and get involved for an even better cause than delivering information? They start taking action and help people instead of documenting their prevailing misery. This is how the People in Need Organization was established. During the Balkan Wars in 1992 a group of war correspondents were no longer satisfied with just bringing back information to the Czech Republic. Instead, they began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world. Within the 20 years of existence, People in Need has implemented relief and development aid programmes in more than 40 countries, currently taking care of refugees in rural Syria and sending out aid convoys to crisis-ridden Eastern Ukraine. Support People in Need by donating money, buying a gift for a farmer or creating a “Run for Africa” charity event at your school to help building schools in poverty affected regions of Africa.