OUR CHILDREN DREAM ABOUT THEIR FUTURE
“In the past, my children were illiterate and didn’t know anything about numeracy. Now, they have numeracy skills and have learnt how to read and write,” said Ahmad, a father whose three children attend non-formal education classes and receive psychosocial support (PSS) from People in Need.More information >
A HAND OF HOPE: STUDENTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ RECEIVE SUPPORT TO LIFT THEM UP IN THEIR FUTURE JOURNEY
It is a cold winter day. The chilly wind whistles in the empty hallways and playground of Koya’s school in the Kurdistan region of Iraq while the newly planted trees are swaying with the wind. Seconds after the bell rings, the warmth spreads into the hallways and playground when the students leave their classrooms to play, run and sit by the new garden. Their laughter and energy bring life back to the school.More information >
WE WENT UP TO THE MOUNTAINS: THE RETURN OF DISPLACED GIRLS IN SINJAR
It’s Monday afternoon and the school bell announces the end of another lesson. The girls funnel out of their classrooms and fill the hallways. The patter of black shoes and children’s laughter rings around the corridors and out towards the playground. This could be any school in any town; but these girls, many of them Yazidi, have been displaced at least once.More information >
PEOPLE IN NEED HAS HELPED TEN MILLION PEOPLE IN SYRIA IN TEN YEARS
The war in Syria has been one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. People in Need (PIN) has been working in Syria since 2012; in ten years, PIN has helped ten million people in acute need. PIN has provided immediate food and cash assistance to victims of war and helps rebuild infrastructure and agriculture; PIN also provides educational opportunities for children and adults. To mark its 10th anniversary in Syria, PIN has organised a screening of the documentary film Our Memory Belongs To Us, followed by a discussion on the current situation in Syria.More information >
MAKESHIFT CLINIC PROVIDES HEALTHCARE IN RURAL SYRIA
In a makeshift clinic room in the back of his house, Nazeer holds an oxygen mask to the baby seated on his lap. The room is plain and only outfitted with the basics. Latex gloves, surgical scissors, bandages, and face masks line the shelves next to the examination table. With PIN’s small business grant, Nazeer, a qualified nurse, opened this clinic and bought the medical supplies he needed. “I like to help people,” he said, “I used to try and provide help for people who needed it, but I did not have the resources before receiving the grant from PIN.”More information >
PROVIDING FREE MEDICAL CARE FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN
11 years of war in Syria has resulted in a critical lack of vaccines and the subsequent re-emergence of diseases doctors thought banished, like meningitis, measles, and polio. The widescale destruction and neglect of health services has made it harder for health workers to address the problem. To help turn things around, in northern Syria PIN is working with its partners to rehabilitate a paediatric ward to ensure children can access free public healthcare.More information >
In the Middle East, PIN assists the most vulnerable people in northern Syria and Iraq. We started working in Syria in 2013 as one of the first humanitarian organisations to respond to the crisis.
Last year alone we assisted 1,585,889 vulnerable people in Syria.
We started working in Iraq in 2003. Currently, our team focuses its efforts on education, livelihoods, WASH, and renewable energies in the governorates of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din, and Kirkuk, with the country’s main office located in Erbil.