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People in Need

People in Need


People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organisation based in Prague which provides emergency aid to people in need in the event of a natural disaster or wartime crisis, and offers long-term support for people living in poverty and poor conditions. The organisation has development programmes in a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The organisation maintains offices and projects in a number of countries around the world.


The Foreign Agent Law introduced in 2012, together with the so-called ‘law on undesirable organisations’ introduced in 2015, characterises human rights advocacy as ‘a political activity’ and labels human rights organisations as ‘foreign agents’ with all the relevant implications. Many human rights organisations which refused to be labelled as ‘foreign agents’ have been forced to stop their activities in the country.