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"The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis." Our member charities have jointly written a letter to governments attending COP26, warning of the consequences of failing to prevent runaway global heating. theguardian.com/environment/20…
The world reaches another grim milestone with five million Covid-19 deaths, but the real figure is sadly much higher due to lack of testing and under-counting. bbc.co.uk/news/world-591… The pandemic is far from over. Donate to our Coronavirus Appeal today: bit.ly/DECcoronavirus
The #ClimateCrisis is affecting people around the world. In 2019 we launched the Cyclone Idai Appeal after one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit Africa left 3 million people in need. Read our report on how your donations helped here: dec.org.uk/report/2019-cy…
Some of the world’s most vulnerable people are facing a hunger crisis due to conflict, climate shocks and coronavirus. On #WorldFoodDay, DEC charities are continuing to provide food in six countries to those whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic.
“I know about a teacher, Mohammad, who went to buy rice and sugar for his family. He told the vendor he would pay later but the man wouldn’t let him. We heard soon after that he had died” @Basheer_Omaar from @ICRC in Yemen where millions face starvation. dec.org.uk/article/yemen-…
The ongoing conflict in #Yemen has brought millions to the brink of starvation as they can no longer afford to buy food. DEC charities are providing food, water and access to healthcare amid fears that many will not have the capacity to survive the crisis. dec.org.uk/article/yemen-…
Girls are more likely to miss out on education, face early marriage and suffer inequalities due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On #DayOfTheGirl DEC charities continue to provide protection services and female-friendly health, hygiene and sanitation facilities.
#Yemen is hit by third wave of Covid with few people able to access vaccines or healthcare. DEC charity @oxfamgb reports a three-fold increase in Covid cases and five-fold increase in deaths. Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are providing lifesaving aid bddy.me/2Yw0fe9
Malnourished children are dying from Covid in Idlib, Syria, with crowded hospitals struggling to cope, reports @Channel4News. Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are saving lives in Syria and 7 other countries. (Video contains distressing scenes.) youtube.com/watch?v=97BVbc…
Syria's hunger crisis is getting worse. Food prices rose by over 200% last year. More families now rely on humanitarian aid and more children are acutely malnourished. Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are helping us reach those most vulnerable. dec.org.uk/article/hunger…
“Pregnant women were suffering very much,” says Sarah, a pregnant mother of three living in a displacement camp in Syria. “Now things are much better because of the installation of the latrines…" dec.org.uk/article/hunger…
“We’ve stopped counting the waves,” says Syrian aid worker Hamza Algabra. Covid cases have spiked alarmingly in Idlib, according to local authorities. DEC charities are providing washing facilities, hygiene kits and PPE to reduce the risk of transmission. dec.org.uk/article/hunger…
For those who don't speak Welsh, we're looking for a part-time External Relations Manager in Wales. Welsh language skills are essential.
Ydych chi'n chwilio am her newydd? Mae'r DEC yn chwilio am Reolwr Cysylltiadau Allanol rhan-amser i gryfhau ein presenoldeb yng Nghymru a sicrhau rhagor o gefnogaeth i'n apeliadau brys. Rhagor o wybodaeth yma: bddy.me/3lRhIpi
Seven years of war have brought new and ongoing challenges for the people of Yemen, including hunger, disease and displacement. Our Coronavirus Appeal is helping vulnerable communities access clean water, food and healthcare. bddy.me/3CswBVN
We're hiring! The DEC is looking for a part-time External Relations Manager to build our presence in Wales and grow support for our appeals. More info here: bddy.me/3CkxQ9p
Join our Board! The DEC has three trustee vacancies: Vice Chair, Honorary Treasurer and Independent Trustee. Apply by 18 October 2021. Find more info and our pack here: bddy.me/3hn2sPJ
We're proud to announce that the IRC UK is joining The Disasters Emergency Committee. When disasters hit, the @decappeal brings together leading UK charities to raise funds and reach people that need emergency relief the most. More → rescue-uk.org/press-release/…
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DEC to welcome International Rescue Committee UK @RESCUE_UK as newest member dec.org.uk/press-release/…
Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are helping vulnerable families in #Somalia survive the devastating impact of conflict, Covid-19 and drought that has left millions struggling to access food and water. You can donate here: bit.ly/DECcoronavirus theguardian.com/global-develop…
This #WorldHumanitarianDay, we pay tribute to aid workers and volunteers responding to disasters around the world and remember those who sadly lost their lives helping others. #WHD2021
Heartbreaking stories are emerging from Haiti as the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake continues to climb. DEC charities' local staff and partners on the ground are helping to provide emergency relief. Find their appeals here: dec.org.uk/monitoring bbc.co.uk/news/world-lat…
"On #WorldHumanitarianDay, we pay tribute to aid workers everywhere, and commit to doing everything possible to protect them and their vital work." - UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres
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Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are currently being spent in Afghanistan as well as seven other countries. You can donate here: bit.ly/DECcoronavirus
We’re deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation and safety of civilians in Afghanistan. DEC charities continue to work there and are responding to humanitarian needs in a challenging and rapidly changing context. 1/2
We’re deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of all affected by yesterday's earthquake in Haiti. DEC charities' local staff and partners on the ground are among those helping to save lives and provide emergency relief. bbc.co.uk/news/world-lat…
“An older man told me it’s better to die of Covid than hunger. With Covid you suffer for one or two weeks before you die; with hunger you suffer for years,” says @ICRC's @Basheer_Omaar in #Yemen where DEC charities are helping people through the pandemic and food crisis.
DEC funds have been used to support older people in the #Rohingya refugee camps both from our Rohingya crisis and coronavirus appeals. twitter.com/Age_Int/status…
Join our team! We're hiring a Director of Communications to lead our media and content functions during our high-profile appeals and beyond. Find out more and apply: dec.org.uk/article/vacanc… #Jobs #CharityJob
"If it wasn’t for Christian Aid intervening, with funding from the DEC, my life wouldn’t have been the same." Two people affected by Cyclone Idai in 2019 tell of how they rebuilt their lives with help from your donations: christianaid.org.uk/news/after-flo…
Terrible scenes in Cox's Bazar as heavy rain, landslides and flooding hit the world's biggest refugee camp. Donations to our Coronavirus Appeal are helping Rohingya refugees there. aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/27…
Yemen has suffered six years of war, cholera, hunger and now deadly waves of Covid-19. Please read this incredibly powerful piece by aid worker @Basheer_Omaar 👇twitter.com/ICRC_uk/status…L
It's unlikely that we'll ever know the true toll coronavirus is taking on #India and other countries around the world, but in many places it is sadly far higher than official figures due to a lack of testing and hospital capacity. theguardian.com/world/2021/jul…
In DR Congo, your donations enabled DEC charities to support 54 health facilities in the first six months of our appeal. They were provided with lifesaving supplies, personnel and training. But aid workers say Covid cases are now surging again and more help is needed.
“For the first time since the 1990s, extreme poverty will increase.” The UN has warned that global poverty is increasing due to coronavirus. Help people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities through the pandemic. Donate to our appeal today: bit.ly/DECcoronavirus
“We’ve got people on the brink of starvation now, and they can’t wait. People will die.” In NW Syria aid workers are warning Covid-19 has lead to an increase in hunger as food prices have soared. DEC charities are providing cash grants to families and much more.
The pandemic has driven up hunger, leaving almost a third of the world's population without enough to eat, according to the UN. Our Coronavirus Appeal is helping vulnerable communities across 8 countries survive the pandemic. Can you help? theguardian.com/global-develop…
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the flooding in Western Europe, particularly those who have lost loved ones. If you'd like to help, The DEC's sister organisation in Germany has launched an appeal to help people there: aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/en/germany-flo… news.sky.com/story/germany-…
Today we stand in solidarity with @decappeal Emergency Appeal Partner ⁦@AktionDHilft⁩ who have launched an emergency appeal to help communities devastated by the floods in Germany. Our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones. aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/de/lp-hochwass…
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Aid workers with DEC member charity @oxfamgb deliver over 100 PPE kits, 150 safety kits & 5 oxygen concentrators to a health facility in Northern India. Thanks to your generous donations DEC charities are bringing vital support and supplies to health facilities across India.
“if it came to our community, it will probably prove more disastrous.” Aid workers in South Sudan are worried that new variants of coronavirus could overwhelm health facilities in the country. DEC members are bringing support to health facilities and much more in South Sudan
With a third wave of coronavirus predicted in India, DEC member charity @oxfamgb is working hard on Covid-19 awareness and is supporting up to 50,000 frontline workers to help people be prepared. Read about what DEC charities are doing to help in India: bit.ly/3yPX8uk
In DR Congo, your donations enabled DEC charities to support 54 health facilities in the first six months of our appeal. They were provided with lifesaving supplies, personnel and training. But aid workers say Covid cases are now surging again and more help is needed.
“For the first time since the 1990s, extreme poverty will increase.” The UN has warned that global poverty is increasing due to coronavirus. Help people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities through the pandemic. Donate to our appeal today: bit.ly/DECcoronavirus
“The level of awareness has gone up [...] more than 80% of the population is clear that you have to wash your hands, you have to keep a distance.” In South Sudan, DEC funds have helped aid workers to share information about people can protect themselves against coronavirus.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the devastating floods in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The German (@roteskreuz_de), Belgian (@CroixRougeBE) and Netherlands Red Cross (@RodeKruis) are responding alongside the authorities. bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
#Yemen is struggling to cope after being hit by another deadly wave of coronavirus. Years of conflict have already left health systems across the country decimated. DEC charities supported 15 health facilities there and much more in the first six months of the response.
“We’ve got people on the brink of starvation now, and they can’t wait. People will die.” In NW Syria aid workers are warning Covid-19 has lead to an increase in hunger as food prices have soared. DEC charities are providing cash grants to families and much more.
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