Člověk v tísni, o.p.s. (People In Need) (Prague, )


  • Name:Registration PIN

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Člověk v tísni, o.p.s. (People In Need)
  • Address:Safarikova 635/24
    Prague 120 00
    Czech Republic

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:+420 226 200 400

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  • Mission:
    A world, in which people can freely make decisions about their lives. A world, in which people are not restricted by an un-free society, poverty, lack of education or discrimination.

    We assist people in need victims of natural catastrophes or armed conflicts. We support the fight against poverty and lack of education, local development, civil society and the principles of good governance. We assist people in implementing their freedom and fight discrimination. We enforce the principle of human rights and liberties and support environmental approaches. At the same time, we constructively take part in the development of the Czech Republic, the changing Europe and enforce the idea of human solidarity and co-responsibility on the universal level.

    Freedom and democracy
    Impartiality and neutrality
    Responsibility and transparency
    Effectiveness, quality and creativity
    Partnership, participation and coordination

  • Overview:
  • PIN’s Relief and Development Department operates in twenty countries. In 2016, PIN carried out projects worth over 50 million Euros, helping hundreds of thousands of people born in economically less fortunate parts of our planet.

    Six priority sectors we work in are:

    In the past 10 years, the number of persons affected by humanitarian crises has more than doubled from 40 million in 2005 to over 100 million in mid-2014. Large-scale natural disasters are more frequent and severe. Complex emergencies and conflicts affect increasing numbers of people with many crises becoming protracted and requiring prolonged, expensive relief.
    Within this context, PIN is committed to providing rapid and effective humanitarian aid and recovery assistance to primarily underserved populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters.

    In the global effort to alleviate poverty, it is important to ensure that the most vulnerable persons and groups are not left behind due to extreme vulnerability, exclusion or discrimination. Social protection policies and programmes play an important role in ensuring that people are not excluded from society.
    Therefore, PIN aims to empower marginalized people to be able to address the root causes of their exclusion and to ensure that effective social protection mechanisms are increasingly and sustainably available and are addressing
    the needs of the most vulnerable people.

    PIN is working in countries whose political systems are undergoing political, social and economic transition or are failing to provide access to basic services to people. Due to weak institutions, such states are often confronted with widespread corruption, weak rule of law and limited accountability of the ruling classes, as well as frequent restrictions on the civil society. This often leads to “bad governance”, which negatively affects development efforts, the enjoyment of human rights and people´s participation in decision-making.
    PIN works with governments, civil society and the private sector, and aims to strengthen the environment that is enabling people´s access to and participation in decision making on public affairs.

    While the number of people suffering from chronic hunger has considerably decreased, FAO predicts that feeding an expected population of 9.7 billion people in 2050 will require developing countries alone to double the amount of food they produce. This will need to happen amid the impacts of climate change that affect 500 million farming families who
    80% of the food consumed in poorer countries.
    PIN works in partnership with communities, civil society organizations, governments and businesses to sustainably increase the food security and income of poor farming families and protect people’s livelihoods by reducing the environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources.

    Lack of proper nutrition affects nearly 800 million people and causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. It also robs millions of children of the energy they need for developing their minds, organs and immune systems. As a result, they are more vulnerable to diseases, perform worse at school and earn less money in adulthood.
    PIN aims to decrease the prevalence of chronic and acute undernutrition among young children and women by strengthening the systems for addressing its multi-sectoral causes and for effective treatment.
    Many development achievements were swept away due to recurring disasters, conflicts, a changing climate and other so called ‘shocks and stresses’. Yet, those are not always inevitable.
    Resilience building is an approach that can strengthen the preparedness of people, communities and systems for shocks whilst helping them to cope with their impact, without challenging previous development efforts.

    Every child has a right to education, but not every child enjoys this right. In fact, 58 million children worldwide are unable to attend school. Young people with low literacy, low employability and few life skills are more likely to be trapped in poverty and be vulnerable to exploitation. PIN is aware of the unique transformative power of education to act as a catalyst for numerous wider development goals and strives to ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality primary education for all children, to increase gainful self-employment and wage employment of youth and adults and to empower youth to act as agents of change towards a more transparent

  • History:
  • The organization People in Need (PIN) was established in 1992 in the Czech Republic and within the time of its existence, it has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. Apart from humanitarian aid and development cooperation, PIN also works in the field of human rights, education
    and social inclusion, both abroad as well as in the Czech Republic.

    Humanitarian assistance to the victims of an 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 the shortage of safe water, restricted access to good-quality education and health services or environmental degradation. Today, PIN’s Relief and Development Department helps people in emergencies, both in crises of war as well as in areas affected by natural disasters, and in place where it is hard for people to break out of the vicious circle of poverty without external

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:3
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:418

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Kristina Taberyová (president)
    Jan Pergler
    Petr Jančárek

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Šimon Pánek

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Šimon Pánek (Managing Director, Centre for Democracy and Human Rights)
    Jan Kamenický (Financial Director)
    Jan Mrkvička (Relief and Development Department)
    Jan Černý (Social Intergration Programmes)
    Tomáš Habart (Variants)
    Karel Strachota (One World in Schools)
    Hana Kulhánková (One World)
    Tomáš Urban (Media Department)
    Tomáš Vyhnálek (Fundraising)
    Marek Vozka (Operations and Support Department)
    David Valouch (Legal Service)


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:Other
  • Identification #:CZ25755277