My friend worked for an organisation called People in Need (PIN) and her last mission was in Syria. Her messages were mixed feelings of hope and light with helplessness and frustration about the situation over there and the indecisiveness of various institutions. I think my friend and her team did and still are doing a great job so I would like to use some of her photos to show to the world how PIN is helping Syrian people.

More about PIN

The People in Need Organization was established in 1992 by a group of war and foreign correspondents who were no longer satisfied with just bringing back information to the Czech Republic. Instead, they began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Mission in Syria

The humanitarian situation in Syria has been worsening rapidly. During the two-year lasting conflict between the opposition and Bashar al-Assad’s regime almost 100,000 people have been killed. Nearly 7 million Syrians are in need of immediate relief, every fifth Syrian has become internally displaced and 1.7 million people have become refugees. People lack essential food items, shelter or medicines; educational and health systems have collapsed in a principal part. “People in Need has helped more than 260,000 Syrian, monthly it provides aid to 30, 000 Syrians, on average. Another half a million people indirectly benefit from waste removal and rehabilitation of electrical network infrastructure,” says Jitka Škovránková, PIN Desk Officer for Syria.

More photos, articles and info about PIN and their help in Syria can be found on their website.

By Mabl