Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Berlín, 22 de noviembre de 2017.- Las agencias humanitarias internacionales y locales que trabajan en Ucrania han unido sus fuerzas hoy en Berlín para llamar la atención sobre la olvidada crisis humanitaria en el este del país.
With sadness in our hearts, we confirm that one of our Syrian colleagues, Hamdo Mohammed Saeed Alshoun, was killed in an airstrike in West Aleppo countryside on November 13. Three airstrikes hit a market in Atareb town killing over 50 people.
Hamdo Mohammed (31) has been working with People in Need since March 2017 as a guard for PIN’s Aleppo office. He will be fondly remembered as a valuable member of our team and will be deeply missed by his colleagues and friends.
A long drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening the lives of 17 million people. They don’t have water and wait in vain for harvest. In this large humanitarian catastrophe, Czechs are helping pastoral tribes in the south of Ethiopia.
"This bridge was demolished by the fighters of Daesh in order to complicate the conquest of Mosul by coalition forces," says the driver when we cross the temporary bridge over the Great Zab. Near by there are flapping, sad, dusty flags of the camp for internally displaced people, where one can find the people who escaped the cruelty of the ISIL or the struggle between radicals and coalition forces. We are traveling from Erbil to Mosul.
Solar Powered Water Supply System Improve Life of Afghan Marginalized Communities
It's been a 6 months since Ma Hnin Si*, 15, was abandoned by her father at step-mother at a border town near the China-Myanmar border placing her at risk of falling prey to sexual exploitation and trafficking. Crouched on the floor at a Community Child Protection meeting in the Shan state, Ma Hnin Si’s grandmother tells the story. “I travelled nearly 300 miles to collect my granddaughter from an area which is well known for the exploitation of young women and the trafficking of and women and girls into South-West China,” she remembers.
Kyiv 23th October 2017 - European Union together with international humanitarian organizations People in Need, Action Contre La Faim, Médecins du Monde and ACTED in partnership with IMPACT Initiatives will provide additional humanitarian assistance to over 163,000 people on both sides of the contact line in Ukraine. The European Union is providing €4.1 million in support of this initiative.
(Kulto, 14th September 2017) - Today, Angola is still suffering the aftermath of a civil war lasting more than three decades and the heritage of colonialism. People in Need (PiN) decided more than 10 years ago to bring help to the inhabitants of this country. A permanent mission was set up in the province of Bié which was one of the regions most ravaged by war and poverty. In the first years PiN field workers concentrated on the renewal or improvement of the quality of elementary education and the development of agriculture and markets in the rural areas.
Aleppo, Idlib (2nd October 2017) - **At 2:00 am, September 27th, the airstrike hit Batabo village in Aleppo governorate. The airstrike hit the school building levelling one of its two blocks with the ground. The school which has been supported by People in Need was meant to accomodate more than 330 students this year. Today, its six classes are out of service and most of the school furniture is broken into pieces.
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
Canvasses of sand-covered tents sit slumped in the hills outside Mosul, in Northern Iraq. These abandoned tents recently bulged with families displaced by the conflict between the Iraqi Government and its allies against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). We are 40 kilometres away from Mosul, on the way to the village of Bawiza where People in Need (PIN), with funding from Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF), is getting to work restoring education in schools which have been under ISIL rule since 2014.
With the aim of reducing the vulnerability of the Cambodian population to floods, PIN has co-developed and piloted the use of automated water gauges. Automated water gauges have substantially improved the responsiveness of Cambodia’s Early Warning System to floods by continuously recording water levels and transmitting the data for immediate evaluation.
Increased food insecurity levels in NGCA: as many as 26% (up from 13%1 ) or up to 800,000 people in Donetska and Luhanska NGCA were found to be severely or moderately food insecure with 5,2% (up from 1.7%) or 150,000 people among those being severely food insecure.
After more than six years of relentless fighting in the country without any sight of end, Syrian crisis remains among the largest humanitarian emergencies of our time. Fearing for their lives millions of Syrians continue to flee their homes, living behind everything they used to know. According to estimates, the majority of Syrians lost their livelihood and currently four out of five live in poverty.
Dundo (4th September 2017) – Violence and ethnic tensions in the Kasai Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced over 33,000 Congolese to seek safety in Angola's Lunda Norte Province since April this year. Refugees coming from DRC are reporting serious fighting, sexual and human rights abuses and a shortage of basic items.
Kathmandu (23rd August) - Sixteen million people are affected by severe flooding across Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, according to International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). The southern belt of Nepal has been the worst hit by the torrential rains, with at least 141 people reported dead and over 20 more still missing. Over 150,500 families have been displaced due to the floods and more than 336,000 have been affected. The flood is estimated to have destroyed almost 65,000 houses and damaged an additional 120,000 homes.
Prague (15th August 2017) – While millions of people flee war-torn countries trying to find safe havens for themselves and their families, a far larger number of them are forced to remain, despite the continued fighting, and they often fall victim to the attacks. According to UN data, more than 32,000 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in armed conflicts in 2016. In 90 per cent of these cases, the attacks happened in populated civilian areas.
In Cambodia, PIN has started using drones for the collection of elevation imagery intended for the production of maps. Drones have enabled the fast and affordable procurement of high quality imagery, and thus have increased the cost-effectiveness of mapping exercises and accelerated the Disaster Risk Reduction efforts of PIN in the country.
After more than six years of relentless fighting in the country without any sight of end, Syrian crisis remains among the largest humanitarian emergencies of our time. Fearing for their lives millions of Syrians continue to flee their homes, living behind everything they used to know. According to estimates, the majority of Syrians lost their livelihood and currently four out of five live in poverty. Alarmed by the consequences of deteriorated crises, People in Need launched a pilot project called “Cash- for-Work” inside Syria in early 2015.