People in need are a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We work in the fields of humanitarian aid, human rights, education and social work. People in Need was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization and lately, it has grown to include other topics, like human rights and education on its agenda.
Throughout its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.