DEC Appeal Updates http://dec.org.uk/feed en PHILIPPINES 6 MONTHS UPDATE http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/philippines-6-months-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Six months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines DEC updates on how member agencies have been using public donations. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Six-year old Sherlyn and her family are now being helped by DEC member World Vision" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Six-year-old-Sherlyn-helped-by-World-Vision---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 332px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: World Vision" /></div> <div><em>7-year old Zylie Conzas and her family are one of many being helped by DEC member World Vision</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Six months on fr </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/philippines-6-months-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Tue, 06 May 2014 09:48:09 +0000 Leon 4121 at http://dec.org.uk Philippines Typhoon Appeal Storify http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/philippines-typhoon-appeal-storify <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Follow our Storify of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal as we cover the urgent need and delivery of aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. </div> </div> </div> <div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/decappeal/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines/embed" width="100"></iframe> <script src="//storify.com/decappeal/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines.js" type="text/javascript" language="javascript"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/decappeal/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines" target="_blank">View the story "TYPHOON HAIYAN" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></div> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Leon 3671 at http://dec.org.uk Getting beyond relief http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/getting-beyond-relief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of DEC member Oxfam, reflects on his recent visit to the Philippines to see aid at work. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Launching newly built Oxfam boat" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/launching-newly-built-Oxfam-boat2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 326px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Oxfam GB" /><em>Launching newly built Oxfam boat.</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It is always uplifting to be reminded of what we are all here for. </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/getting-beyond-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Leon 4111 at http://dec.org.uk Syria Crisis Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-crisis-update-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One year since the launch of the Syria Crisis Appeal we update on how donations have been used to help Syrian people affected by the conflict. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Syrian children living in Jordan neighborhoods" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Children-living-in-Jordan-neighborhoods---Photo---Jon-Warren_World-Vision---Syria-Crisis-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee-.png" style="width: 500px; height: 334px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Credit: Jon Warren/World Vision " /><em>Syrian refugee children living in Jordan. </em></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-crisis-update-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 4086 at http://dec.org.uk Roofless, homeless but not hopeless http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/roofless-homeless-not-hopeless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, recently returned from the Philippines. He writes here on how appeal funds are being used. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Remedios Petilla with her grandson" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/RemeditesPetilla-%26-Grandson-CARE-International-Disasters-Emergency-Committee-Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---W.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 327px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="(C) Disasters Emergency Committee" /><em>Remedios Petilla with her grandson, one of the many people helped by DEC appeal funds</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Philippines was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan some three months ag </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/roofless-homeless-not-hopeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:46:34 +0000 Leon 4076 at http://dec.org.uk Philippines 3 months Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/philippines-3-months-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines DEC updates on how member agencies have been using public donations. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, is visiting the Philippines to see your donations at work.</p /> </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/philippines-3-months-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:18:31 +0000 Leon 4056 at http://dec.org.uk Future of aid? http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/future-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aid works in a number of different ways such as cash grants. DEC member British Red Cross updates on their project. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Cash grant registration point run by British Red Cross" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/British-Red-Cross---Cash-grant-registration---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Haiyan---Disasters-Emergency-Committee(1).jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 327px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: British Red Cross" /><em>British Red Cross local partner run cash registration centre.</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>From reuniting families to handing out clean water, the Red Cross Red Cr </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/future-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:13:40 +0000 Leon 4046 at http://dec.org.uk Emergency medical work http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/emergency-medical-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One month on from Typhoon Haiyan making landfall DEC member Merlin updates on their emergency medical response. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Angelito, only 14 months old, has been diagnosed with severe pneumonia" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Angelito-diagnosed-with-severe-pneumonia---Merlin_Save-the-Children---Typhoon-Haiyan---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Krista Armstrong/Save the Children" /><em>Angelito, only 14 months old, has been diagnosed with severe pneumonia.*</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div</p> </div</p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/emergency-medical-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 4021 at http://dec.org.uk Delivering relief supplies http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/delivering-relief-supplies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEC member Islamic Relief is on the ground in the Philippines and updates on providing urgently needed shelter. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Tents set up by Islamic Relief on the Island of Botigues, Philippines" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Tents-set-up-by-Islamic-Relief-on-the-Island-of-Botigues---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Photo-by-Tudor-Payne-DEC.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 323px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Tudor Payne " /><em>Tents set up by Islamic Relief on the Island of Botigues, Philippines</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Islamic Relief&#39 </strong></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/delivering-relief-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:04:14 +0000 Leon 4011 at http://dec.org.uk Over 1.6 million helped http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/over-16-million-helped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One month on from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan the DEC updates on the numbers of people member agencies have helped. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Oxfam Hygiene Kits and Water Kits Distribution -- Mancilang, Bantayan Island " src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Oxfam-Hygiene-Kits-and-Water-Kits-Distribution---Mancilang----Bantayan-Island---Photo-by-Jire-Carreon_Oxfam---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal----Typhoon-Haiyan.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo - Jire Carreon / Oxfam" /></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/over-16-million-helped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:28:14 +0000 Leon 3991 at http://dec.org.uk Cash transfers begin http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/cash-transfers-begin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEC member Age International is working with HelpAge International to provide cash transfers for older people to rebuild lives. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Case%20Studies/Maria-Chavez---Cash-transfer---Philippines---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal----Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Photo----Coalition-of-Services-for-the-Elderly-(COSE).jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="(c) Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE) " /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>DEC member Age International has begun (working through partners) distributing money to older people in the Philippines, </strong></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/cash-transfers-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 3971 at http://dec.org.uk Typhoon Haiyan: giving shelter http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/typhoon-haiyan-giving-shelter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CARE International is delivering tarpaulins and other basic building materials to families who were made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Tarpaulins boxed up and waiting for delivery to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. " src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Tarps-in-depot---photo-credit----CARE.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 323px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="© CARE" /><em>Tarpaulins boxed up and waiting for delivery to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The tarpaulins and other materials on arrival in the Philippines. </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/typhoon-haiyan-giving-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 3961 at http://dec.org.uk Over 700,000 people helped http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/over-700000-people-helped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disasters Emergency Committee member agencies have now reached more than 700,000 people across the affected islands of the Philippines. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="A lady leaves a CARE food distribution in southern Leyte, Philippines" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/A-lady-leaves-a-CARE-food-distribution-in-southern-Leyte%2C-Philippines-Photo--CARE---Peter-Caton%20Disasters%20Emergency%20Committee%20-%20Philippines%20Typhoon%20Appeal.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 347px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: CARE / Peter Caton" /><em>A lady leaves a CARE food distribution in southern Leyte, Philippines</em></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/over-700000-people-helped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:27:22 +0000 brendan 3856 at http://dec.org.uk #AskDEC Live Q&A http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/askdec-live-qa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We want to hear from YOU. Join the Twitter live Q&amp;A with our aid experts and ask your questions to aid workers who are in the Philippines responding to the Typhoon Haiyan emergency. </div> </div> </div> <p>The broadcast has now finished and we hope to have a film of the key moments from it soon!</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/askdec-live-qa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:05:44 +0000 Leon 3796 at http://dec.org.uk Food & Water Distribution http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/food-water-distribution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal reaches £44 million in funds raised we update on what member agencies are doing to ensure aid delivery reaches those in need. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Cebu, World Vision has been distributing food and hygiene kits to people in the remote villages in the hills of Tabugon." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Tacloban---Maryann-ZamoraWorld-Vision-Food-distribution---Cebu---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Haiyan.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 332px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Maryann Zamora/ World Vision" /><em>Cebu, World Vision has been distributing food and hygiene kits to people in the remote vil </em></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/food-water-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:54:33 +0000 Leon 3791 at http://dec.org.uk Disaster Lessons Learned http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/disaster-lessons-learned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Each emergency is different but there are always lessons to be learned. We update on how we take our learning into responding in future disasters. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Aid being loaded onto lorries from Oxfam's distribution centre in Bicester UK" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Aid-logistics---Oxfam---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Typhoon-Haiyan.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Bekki Frost/ Oxfam" /><em>Aid being loaded onto lorries from Oxfam&#39;s distribution centre in Bicester UK</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/disaster-lessons-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:42:45 +0000 Leon 3751 at http://dec.org.uk Aid is getting through http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/aid-getting-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The DEC has seen an incredible response to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, this update looks at rapid deployment of aid by member agencies. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Volunteers &amp; staff working with food items at Philippine Red Cross HQ in Manila.</p /> </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/aid-getting-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:38:35 +0000 Leon 3736 at http://dec.org.uk Helping the Philippines http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/helping-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Writing exclusively for Mumsnet DEC&#039;s Brendan Paddy tells us what our member agencies are doing to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Mondejar sisters Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Mondejar-sisters-Nelia%2C-Sarah-Jane-and-Rizza-Mae---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Oxfam.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Tata Abella-Bolo/Oxfam" /><em>Mondejar sisters Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae</em></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/helping-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:03:06 +0000 Leon 3716 at http://dec.org.uk Typhoon Haiyan Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/typhoon-haiyan-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines from November 8th, killing countless people and leaving 600,000 more displaced. 9.8 million people now need urgent aid. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="A family of survivors from the Philippines typhoon" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Philippine%20Typhoon%20Appeal/Appeal%20Updates/Rafael-and-family---Save-the-Children---Philippines-Typhoon-Appeal---Typhoon-Haiyan.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 324px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo - Save the Children" /><em>Family of survivors, Philippines. Photo: Save the Children</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Typhoon Haiyan has devastated large parts of the Philippines. </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/philippines-typhoon-appeal/typhoon-haiyan-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> philippines-typhoon-appeal Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 3646 at http://dec.org.uk Syria 6 months on http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-6-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Six months since we launched our Syria Crisis Appeal we update on how money is being spent and who it is helping. </div> </div> </div> <p><center> <p><img alt="Um Jamal, one of many Syrian refugees DEC appeal funds have been helping" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Um-Jamal-screenshot-6m-main-photo.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="(c) DEC" /></p> <p><em>Um Jamal, one of many Syrian refugees DEC Syria Crisis Appeal funds have been helping.</em></p> </center></p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-6-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:48:44 +0000 Leon 3591 at http://dec.org.uk Syrian refugees in Iraq http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrian-refugees-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEC member Christian Aid is working with partners using DEC appeal funds to help refugees in northern Iraq who&#039;ve fled the Syria crisis. </div> </div> </div> <p><center> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Syrian-refugees-in-northern-Iraq---Christian-Aid-using-Syria-Crisis-Appeal-funds----photo-credit---Christian-Aid_Sarah-Malian.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="Photo: Christian Aid / Sarah Malian" /><em>Syrian refugees in northern Iraq earlier this year where Christian Aid&nbsp;</em><br /><em>is working through partners to provide help. Photo: Christian Aid / Sarah Malian</em></p> </center></p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrian-refugees-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrian-refugees-iraq#comments syria-crisis-appeal Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:16:20 +0000 Leon 3581 at http://dec.org.uk A letter to Muna http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/letter-to-muna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An open, honest and deeply emotional letter from Meg of World Vision to baby Muna who she met in Jordan after her family fled Syria. </div> </div> </div> <p><center> <div><img alt="Muna with her Grandfather" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/muna2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 316px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" title="(C) World Vision" /><em>Muna with her Grandfather. Photo: World Vision</em></div> <p></p></center> <div>Dear Muna,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It&rsquo;s been hard to stop thinking about you since we met the other day. Perhaps it&rsquo;s because we share a birthday. You turned one this week.</div></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/letter-to-muna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:03:22 +0000 brendan 3576 at http://dec.org.uk Three months on http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/three-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three months after the DEC launched the Syria Crisis Appeal read how our member agencies are delivering aid to those affected by the crisis. </div> </div> </div> <div>Three months since the launch of DEC Syria Crisis Appeal the UK public have donated a very generous &pound;16m. </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/three-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:11:26 +0000 Dawn Parker 3531 at http://dec.org.uk Syria Alkarama Camp http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-alkarama-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Islamic Relief working inside Syria with people supplying family tents, bedding, portable toilets and a health centre. </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="415" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WQvy8F6KvvY" width="660"></iframe><br />DEC member Islamic Relief is working in northern Syria helping displaced people who&#39;ve been affected by the crisis. Read more about <a href="http://bit.ly/124YiPo" target="_blank">Islamic Relief&#39;s Syria response</a>.</p> syria-crisis-appeal Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:04:26 +0000 Dawn Parker 3541 at http://dec.org.uk Syrians in Iraq http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrians-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 145,000 people have fled Syria to northern Iraq where Christian Aid with DEC funding are providing hygiene kits to fight disease. </div> </div> </div> <object height="600" width="700"><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchristianaidimages%2Fsets%2F72157633516862000%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchristianaidimages%2Fsets%2F72157633516862000%2F&amp;set_id=72157633516862000&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" /><embed flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchristianaidimages%2Fsets%2F72157633516862000%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fchri</object><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrians-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:56:37 +0000 Leon 3456 at http://dec.org.uk Forty days on http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/forty-days <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forty days into the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal we highlight the urgent needs of those affected and our member agencies response to the emergency. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Staff from DEC member CAFOD's partner Caritas distribute shelter materials" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Aid-delivery---Syria-Crisis---Lebanon---Caritas-Suisse---Sam-Carling---W.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 231px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="Photo: Caritas Suisse/Sam Carling" />Forty days since the launch of the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal we look at the ongoing response by our member agencies inside Syria and in the surrounding countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/forty-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:03:02 +0000 Leon 3416 at http://dec.org.uk Older Syrian people http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/older-syrian-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HelpAge International, partner of DEC member Age International, has been speaking to older Syrian refugees in Jordan about their experiences. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Syrian refugee Mahubd with his son Hashim" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Mahbud-and-Hashim-Original-Photo-Credit---Amandine-Allaire---HelpAge-International---W---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---Syria-Crisis-Appeal.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 234px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="Photo: Amandine Allaire/ HelpAge International" />Many of the older people I met in Jordan were visibly affected by the consequences of the conflict in Syria and their displacement.</div> <div>&nbsp; </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/older-syrian-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:23:16 +0000 Leon 3376 at http://dec.org.uk Aid inside Syria http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/aid-inside-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Khaled Erksoussi shares his experience working as part of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, partner of DEC member the British Red Cross. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="SARC (partner of DEC member British Red Cross) volunteers carrying stretcher in Homs" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Syria-Crisis-Appeal---Disasters-Emergency-Committee---W---SARC-aid-response-inside-Syria---Photo-Credit---%C2%A9-SARC---Homs.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="©SARC – Homs" />The issue of safe access within Syria is very complex.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/aid-inside-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:03:07 +0000 Leon 3366 at http://dec.org.uk DEC Syria LIVE http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/dec-syria-live <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Q&amp;A with DEC aid workers just back from Syria and surrounding countries, introduced by Dom Joly. Watch the replay of the event here. </div> </div> </div> <object height="281" width="500"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/ECba-04HmMg?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/v/ECba-04HmMg?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500"></embed></object><p><em>Video taken from the live webcast on March 28th</em></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/dec-syria-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 3301 at http://dec.org.uk Working Inside Syria http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/working-inside-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Syria: Islamic Relief aid worker speaks for the first time about working inside Syria and the challenge of delivering aid to those in urgent need. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Islamic Relief aid worker speaks for the first time about working inside Syria." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Mohammed-Ammar---Islamic-Relief---Syria-Crisis-Appeal-W.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="Photo: Islamic Relief" />The Palestinian overseeing Islamic Relief&rsquo;s aid operations inside Syria has spoken publicly for the first time about the work that Syrian staff are doing to deliver food and medical aid to hundreds of thousands of peopl </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/working-inside-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:27:30 +0000 Leon 3316 at http://dec.org.uk Syria Appeal Liveblog http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-appeal-liveblog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Follow our Syria liveblog to find out all the latest from the crisis direct from the charities working there right now. </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="600" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=89367&amp;ThemeId=10381" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="550"></iframe></p> syria-crisis-appeal Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:59:56 +0000 Leon 3236 at http://dec.org.uk Jordan's water worries http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/jordans-water-worries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jordan’s water supply system, already under severe strain, is being stretched to the limit by the large influx of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Water truck supplying clean water in Zaatari camp" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/FOR-WEB---Water-truck-supplying-clean-water-in-Zaatari-camp---CREDIT-Caroline-Gluck---Oxfam.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="Copyright: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam" />Just a short distance from Zaatari, Jordan&#39;s sprawling refugee camp, which officially hosts more than 160,000 people who&#39;ve fled conflict in Syria, lies a road full of small nurseries growing vegetables </p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/jordans-water-worries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:47:56 +0000 Leon 3271 at http://dec.org.uk Syria's Displaced People http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrias-displaced-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Syria: Samina Haq, Islamic Relief UK’s Head of Programmes, describes conditions in Syria’s displaced people’s camps </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Samina Haq from DEC member Islamic Relief speaking with people displaced by the Syria crisis." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Syria%20Crisis/Samina-pensive---Islamic-Relief---Syria-Displaced-People-For-Web.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="(c) Islamic Relief" />I recently visited Syria with an Islamic Relief field team to assess the plight of the thousands of Syrian families who are being denied entry into neighbouring countries and - as a result - are now langui </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syrias-displaced-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:53:05 +0000 Leon 3251 at http://dec.org.uk Syria Crisis Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-crisis-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEC CEO Saleh Saeed recently visited Jordan and Lebanon to see first-hand the urgent needs of Syrian refugees. </div> </div> </div> <p>Here DEC CEO Saleh Saeed shares the first of his day by day experiences of his visit, during which he talked directly with families who have fled the conflict in Syria with little or no money and possessions. With rapidly dwindling resources, a bitterly cold winter and poor shelter their stories are just a handful from the many thousands of <a href="http://bit.ly/V3SbEX" target="_blank">Syrian refugees</a> who are now facing a catastrophic emergency.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis-appeal/syria-crisis-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> syria-crisis-appeal Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:53:05 +0000 Leon 3211 at http://dec.org.uk Water and Nutrition http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-and-nutrition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member World Vision has been using funds from the 2011 East Africa Crisis Appeal to provide clean water and nutritional support to people in South Omo. </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align:right;width:100%"><img alt="Hami pumps water from a new well built by DEC member World Vision" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Hami-at-World-Vision-Water-Well---Ethiopia-October-2012.jpg" style="width: 430px; height: 286px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 0px 20px 20px; text-align: right; float: right;" title="(c) World Vision" /></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-and-nutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-and-nutrition#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 3186 at http://dec.org.uk Haiti, 3 years on http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-3-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three years after the earthquake in Haiti we update on the work our member agencies have undertaken to help those affected by a quake which claimed over 200,000 lives </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Tearfund project helping the building of a new school in Haiti" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Haiti/Appeal%20updates/Haiti-builders-Richard-Hanson-Tearfund.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="(c) Richard Hanson/Tearfund" />Three years ago this Saturday (12.01.13), the Haiti earthquake devastated the country&rsquo;s capital Port au Prince and several surrounding towns.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-3-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-3-years#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:22:12 +0000 Leon 3136 at http://dec.org.uk Disaster protection works http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/disaster-protection-works <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC member Islamic Relief has been using funds from the 2011 East Africa appeal to ensure that people affected by drought can cope better in future. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="© Islami Relief" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Abdi_Tifow_Bare_Kenya_Islamic-Relief_East-Africa-Crisis-Appeal.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; " title="Islamic Relief disaster protection is helping people like Abdi Tifow Bare cope with future drought" />Disasters Emergency Committee member <a href="http://bit.ly/PE3Rkn" target="_blank">Islamic Relief</a> is using funds raised by the 2011 <a href="http://bit.ly/xbv0eP" target="_blank">East Africa Crisis Appe</a></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/disaster-protection-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/disaster-protection-works#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:16:36 +0000 Leon 3096 at http://dec.org.uk Help for 1.8m people http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/help-18m-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pakistan: Two years after the 2010 floods, as member agencies conclude their DEC-funded work, we highlight the challenge of preventing and limiting future disasters. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Women's meeting organised by Islamic Relief in a community where they are providing water pumps and supporting farmers" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Pakistan/Appeal%20updates/samphelps_dec_3920.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; " />Two years after launching the Pakistan Floods Appeal the extraordinary &pound;71m donated by the UK public has helped 1.8m people in the worst affected areas of the country.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/help-18m-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/help-18m-people#comments pakistan-floods-appeal Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:06:33 +0000 brendan 2976 at http://dec.org.uk Water is Life http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member agency Tearfund working with local partners using appeal funds to build wells providing safe drinking water for 13,500 people. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Medina, member of the water users committee for Tearfund built well that used DEC donations.</p /> </p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-life#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:23:07 +0000 Leon 2946 at http://dec.org.uk Supporting Older People http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/supporting-older-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member agency Age International is supporting vulnerable older people with cash grants and food items using East Africa appeal funds in Borena. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Shukri Chellei, village elder, Age Internatioal project in Borena Zone, Ethiopia, East Africa" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Shukri-Chellei_Age-International_Ethiopia_East-Africa.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="(c) Disasters Emergency Committee 2012" />DEC member <a href="http://bit.ly/MfiE3d" target="_blank">Age International</a> is supporting older people in southern Ethiopia affected by the 2011 drought with cash payments to help them recover an</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/supporting-older-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/supporting-older-people#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:51:48 +0000 Leon 2931 at http://dec.org.uk Critical Medical Treatment http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/critical-medical-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member Merlin is providing critical medical treatment to local communities affected by the 2011 drought and making a real impact. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Selete Bakasa, her child received critical medical treatment from Merlin, funded by DEC's East Africa Crisis Appeal" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Selete-Bakasa---Merlin---Ethiopia---East-Africa---DEC.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="(c) Disasters Emergency Committee" />DEC member <a href="http://bit.ly/NlkPMB" target="_blank">Merlin</a> is working in the Borena Zone in the south of Ethiopia near the Kenyan border.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/critical-medical-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/critical-medical-treatment#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:18:33 +0000 Leon 2926 at http://dec.org.uk Galatooma, Thank You! http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/galatooma-thank-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: New DEC CEO Saleh Saeed writes about his trip to Ethiopia, where he saw DEC funded work by our members Merlin, Age International and Tearfund. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Community elder Shukri Chellei (left) speaking with new DEC CEO Saleh Saeed" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Shukri-Chellei---Saleh-Saeed---Age-Intl-Project_DEC_Ethiopia_East%20Africa.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="(c) Disasters Emergency Committee 2012" />A year on from the DEC <a href="http://bit.ly/xbv0eP" target="_blank">East Africa Crisis Appeal</a> we visited the work of member agencies <a href="http://bit.ly/NlkPMB" target="_blank">Merlin</a></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/galatooma-thank-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/galatooma-thank-you#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:43:48 +0000 Leon 2921 at http://dec.org.uk Water in Wajir http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-wajir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wajir: Clive Jones, Chairman of DEC, reflects on his recent trip to north Kenya where he visited a project in Wajir to see the difference safe water can make for a local community. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Clive Jones, DEC Chairman" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/DEC_Chair_Clive_Jones.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left; width: 100px; height: 150px; " title="(c) DEC" />It costs <span class="s1">&pound;3,500 </span>to cap a shallow well in the villages and communities surrounding Wajir in northern Kenya.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-wajir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/water-wajir#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:43:20 +0000 Leon 2841 at http://dec.org.uk Member Agency Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/member-agency-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Africa: 6 months on from the food crisis which resulted in famine in parts of Somalia DEC members are using the funds raised to help people in most need. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="6 month old baby Umi, alive due to therapeutic feeding treatment." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Umi-4-Six-Months_East-Africa_Save-the-Children.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Save the Children 2011" />Six months on from the launch of the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal member agenci</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/member-agency-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/member-agency-update#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:46:42 +0000 Leon 2836 at http://dec.org.uk Welcome to Mogadishu http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/welcome-to-mogadishu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC Chair Clive Jones visited Mogadishu to meet with aid workers and see first hand the current relief work in the conflict troubled capital. </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><img alt="DEC Chairman Clive Jones" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/DEC_Chair_Clive_Jones.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left; width: 100px; height: 150px; " title="(c) DEC" />DEC Chairman Clive Jones is visiting East Africa 6 months on from the launch of the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/welcome-to-mogadishu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/welcome-to-mogadishu#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:16:14 +0000 Leon 2801 at http://dec.org.uk DEC in Wajir http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-wajir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC Chair Clive Jones and Brendan Paddy are visiting East Africa to take a first hand look at DEC funded aid work being delivered by our member agencies. </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><img alt="Halima Muhammad, 65 years and grand-daughter Fardosa Muhammad, 7 years" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/IMG_5600_ver2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 240px; " title="(c) DEC" />DEC&#39;s Brendan Paddy visits Kukale Village in Wajir to see DEC funded work by Islamic Relief which has upgraded the l</strong></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-wajir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-wajir#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:22:22 +0000 Leon 2791 at http://dec.org.uk Haiti, has aid helped? http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-has-aid-helped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: January 2010 an earthquake struck near Port au Prince, Haiti. 220k people perished, over 3 million people were affected; what has happened in the following 2 years? </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="(c) DEC 2011" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Haiti/Brendan-Gormley_for_web.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left; width: 100px; height: 150px; " title="Brendan Gormley, DEC Chief Executive" /><strong>DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley (pictured left) looks back on the two years since the Haiti earthquake, the impact of the aid response and the w</strong></p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-has-aid-helped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-has-aid-helped#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Tue, 03 Jan 2012 09:53:35 +0000 Leon 2766 at http://dec.org.uk Haiti: 2 Year Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-2-year-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: In the two years since the earthquake our member agencies have used DEC funds to provide assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="(c) DEC" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Haiti/Appeal%20updates/Haiti-Member-Agency-Activities-img2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 221px; " title="DEC Haiti expenditure - August 2010 – July 2011" />Using DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-2-year-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/haiti-2-year-update#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 2721 at http://dec.org.uk Emergency Health Care http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-health-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC member agency Merlin is tackling malnutrition with emergency health care in six health facilities and along five mobile teams reaching up to 168,000 people. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Long queues of mothers line up with their enrolled children in Galcaat main MCH for OTP PlumpyNut distribution" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Amran-location2---Merlin_for-web.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 226px; " title="(c) Merlin" />When the child Amran Mohamed Hussein, age 4 years, was first regis</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-health-care#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:33:18 +0000 Leon 2676 at http://dec.org.uk DEC Ethiopia Visit http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-ethiopia-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC&#039;s Kath Hindley visits member agencies Oxfam, Merlin and Age UK partner HelpAge International in East Africa to see aid delivery to local communities. </div> </div> </div> <div><strong><img alt="Kath Hindley (right) meeting with local women in Borena" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/KH-%26-Oxfam-GB-talking-to-brush-clearance2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " />Kath Hindley, Deputy Chief Executive of the DEC, recently visited Borena, in south Ethiopia with DEC members Oxfam, Mer </strong></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-ethiopia-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-ethiopia-visit#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:12:21 +0000 Leon 2636 at http://dec.org.uk Journey to Pargati http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-pargati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC member CAFOD has been working to ensure remote communities are not forgotten as they cope with the drought by providing food relief. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Ayapan and her family are now reliant on relief food from CAFOD" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/ayapan-and-her-family-are-now-reliant-on-relief-food-from-cafod2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Emma Clark / CAFOD" />Maralal in northern Kenya has always been synonymous with &lsquo;re </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-pargati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-pargati#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:24:55 +0000 Leon 2616 at http://dec.org.uk Helping Older People http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/helping-older-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member Age UK, via its sister organisation Help International, is providing food and cash to over 3,500 older people and their families. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Seke receives a monthly cash transfer from HelpAge which she uses for food" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/seke-wako-arero-2-borana-ethiopia_Erna-Mentesnot-Hintz_HelpAge-International-2011_for-web.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Erna Mentesnot Hintz/ HelpAge International 2011" />O </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/helping-older-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/helping-older-people#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:51:13 +0000 Leon 2582 at http://dec.org.uk 100 Days Update http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/100-days-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Africa: Aid is getting through in Kenya, Ethiopia and even in Somalia but reaching all those in greatest need in south central Somalia remains very challenging. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Food distribution in Makima, Kenya" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Food-distribution-in-Makima_Kenya---Credit_Chris-Morgan_GCE_ActionAid.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 347px; height: 233px; " title="(C) Chris Morgan/GCE/ActionAid" />The aid effort in East Africa has increased dramatically since the launch of the DEC </p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/100-days-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/100-days-update#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:00:00 +0000 brendan 2527 at http://dec.org.uk Drought brings desperation http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-brings-desperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC member agency Tearfund is working with their local partner Christian Reformed World Relief Committee to provide water and repair broken boreholes. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="‘We don’t have enough food and water,' says mother-of-four Maka." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Maka-and-Elama-World-Concern_2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) World Concern/Tearfund" />&lsquo;This is the worst crisis we&rsquo;ve ever experienced.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-brings-desperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-brings-desperation#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:36:10 +0000 Leon 2517 at http://dec.org.uk Ethiopia Singing Wells http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ethiopia-singing-wells <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: DEC member CARE International highlights the ongoing work they&#039;re doing to ensure people in the Borana region have water for livestock and the local community. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="A traditional deep well in the Borana reigion of Ethiopia" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/singing-wells-hi-res_web-ready.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="© CARE" />The Borana region of Ethiopia is known for its deep traditional wells.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ethiopia-singing-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ethiopia-singing-wells#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Mon, 03 Oct 2011 16:14:07 +0000 Leon 2512 at http://dec.org.uk School in Dadaab http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/school-dadaab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: A new term in Kenya and the dusty landscape around Dadaab is dotted with students making their way to a school run by LWF, partner of DEC member Christian Aid. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Mukhtar Osman, head teacher at Undugu Primary School in Hagadera refugee camp" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Undugu-Primary-School-in-Hagadera-Lutheran-World-Federation-(c)-Melany-Markham-LWF-2011_web.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Melany Markham/LWF 2011" />In Hagadera camp, the </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/school-dadaab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/school-dadaab#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:31:36 +0000 Leon 2492 at http://dec.org.uk Providing vital aid http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/providing-vital-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Africa: DEC member Save the Children is working round the clock in Wajir, Mandera, Dadaab and Somalia to treat children who are severely malnourished </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Bishara at 18 months old, looking much healthier and playing with her grandmother." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/bishara%20-%20Save%20the%20Children_Per-Anders%20Petterson.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Save the Children/Per-Anders Petterson" />The recent news that a British man </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/providing-vital-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/providing-vital-aid#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:11:33 +0000 Leon 2482 at http://dec.org.uk Harriet Harman visit http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/harriet-harman-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: Shadow International Development Secretary Harriet Harman MP recently visited East Africa with DEC member Islamic Relief. </div> </div> </div> <div><strong><img alt="Harriet Harman at Dadaab, listening to the experiences of Somali women refugees." src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Harriet_womangroup_web_ready.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Sara Petrai/ Islamic Relief" />Discussions with the Somali Diaspora in Camberwell and Peckham&nbsp;&lt; </strong></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/harriet-harman-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/harriet-harman-visit#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:39:09 +0000 Leon 2467 at http://dec.org.uk BA Aid Delivery http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ba-aid-delivery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethiopia: British Airways flew a relief aircraft full of emergency supplies and equipment to East Africa, where over 12 million people are at risk from famine, disease and drought. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Cargo plane loaded with aid provided by Oxfam and UNICEF for delivery to East Africa.</p /> </p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ba-aid-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/ba-aid-delivery#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:43:23 +0000 Leon 2462 at http://dec.org.uk DEC in Somalia http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-somalia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC member agencies able to work in the worst affected areas of Somalia are scaling up their activities as the famine intensifies and spreads across the country. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Water provided by Oxfam in Somalia" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Oxfam%20water.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px;" title="Water provided by Oxfam in Somalia (c) Oxfam Novib" />DEC member agencies and their partners are continuing to scale up their relief efforts in Somalia as the famine affecting parts of the country spreads and intensifies. &nbsp;The UN announced on Monday that another area of the south and centre of the country &ndash; Bay &ndash; was suffering famine.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/dec-somalia#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 06 Sep 2011 15:25:39 +0000 brendan 2452 at http://dec.org.uk Surviving the Drought http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/surviving-drought <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: Justin Byworth, Chief Executive of DEC member World Vision UK, is visiting East Africa, where drought is endangering the lives of over 12 million people. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="World Vision UK Chief Executive, Justin Byworth visits East Africa" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/World_Vision_Justin_Byworth.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(C) Mindy Mizell/ World Vision" />The start of my week in the Horn of Africa was a full on day of meetings in comfortable Nairo </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/surviving-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/surviving-drought#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 06 Sep 2011 09:55:06 +0000 Leon 2442 at http://dec.org.uk Delivering Clean Water http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/delivering-clean-water-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC member Plan UK is transporting clean water to drought hit communities in southern Kenya targetting over 260,000 people in addition to feeding programmes. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Girl collects watering from a muddy water hole in Kenya" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/CREDIT--Plan-David-Ngige.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Plan / David Ngige" />In Nyango, Kenya, the task of fetching water has become almost impossible for the girls of the community.</div> <div</p> </div</p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/delivering-clean-water-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/delivering-clean-water-0#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:00:16 +0000 Leon 2432 at http://dec.org.uk Emergency food aid http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-food-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC member the British Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement have been distributing urgently need food aid in areas of Somalia suffering from famine. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Somali Red Crescent volunteers distribute food" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Credit_ICRS_Somalia-food-distribution-final.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Pedram Yazdi / ICRC" />The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been able to distribute life-saving food aid i </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-food-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/emergency-food-aid#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:47:33 +0000 Leon 2392 at http://dec.org.uk Months without rain http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/months-without-rain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: Poor rains led to failed harvests and livestock losses; Tearfund is working locally sending water tankers so people and livestock can be sustained until the next rain. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Guyo Galgallo" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Guyo-Galgallo-by-Claire-Simmons_Tearfund.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 325px; height: 234px; " title="(c) Claire Simmons/Tearfund" />The last time 66-year-old Guyo Galgallo, pictured right, remembers it raining in his northern Kenyan village was four months ago.</div> <p>&lt;</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/months-without-rain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/months-without-rain#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:17:11 +0000 Leon 2387 at http://dec.org.uk Return To Mogadishu http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/return-to-mogadishu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: Jehangir Malik from DEC member agency Islamic Relief returns to the Somalian city of Mogadishu to see how relief work has progressed since the last visit. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Benadir, Hospital in Somalia" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Benadir_Hospital_Somalia.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Islamic Relief" />I was a bit apprehensive when I was asked to go back out to Mogadishu. </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/return-to-mogadishu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/return-to-mogadishu#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:12:08 +0000 Leon 2382 at http://dec.org.uk Mothers and children http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/mothers-and-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: Irina Fuhrmann meets mothers in East Africa who are feeding their children thanks to DEC member Oxfam’s cash-for-work projects. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Namanakwee lost her five year old son" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Namanakwee-2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Irina Fuhrmann/ Oxfam" />I have always believed that having to bury a son or daughter is the most traumatic thing that can happen to a mother, a violation of the natur </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/mothers-and-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/mothers-and-children#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:13:04 +0000 Leon 2372 at http://dec.org.uk Refugee assistance program http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/refugee-assistance-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC member Care International is working in the Dadaab refugee camps distributing tents, food and water as part of their refugee assistance program </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Newly arrived refugee children in Dadaab" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Newly-arrived-children-in-Dadaab2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="© CARE / Deborah Underdown" />&ldquo;It is unfortunate that the rains have decided to not fall for the last two years.&rdquo; The Kenyan man sittin </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/refugee-assistance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/refugee-assistance-program#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:52:19 +0000 Leon 2357 at http://dec.org.uk Outreach nutrition work http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/outreach-nutrition-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Africa: DEC member Merlin is working tirelessly in Kenya and Ethiopia, trying to meet the range of health challenges faced by the people in those countries. </div> </div> </div> <div><strong><img alt="Child eats a nutrition substance called Plumpy Nut ® at a Merlin outreach clinic" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Child%20checked%20for%20malnutrition.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) 2011 Merlin" />Kenya</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Some of the communities most at ris </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/outreach-nutrition-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/outreach-nutrition-work#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:38:22 +0000 Leon 2327 at http://dec.org.uk Scaling up aid http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/scaling-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> East Africa: As the donations come in DEC members are moving to establish or scale up operations on the ground to help those afflicted by the drought. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Liben Wario Bule" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Liben-Wario-Bule2.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="© Erna Mentesnot Hintz/ HelpAge International 2011" />The member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee have scaled up their operations in East Africa in response to the food crisi </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/scaling-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/scaling-aid#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:35:18 +0000 Leon 2316 at http://dec.org.uk Journey to Mogadishu http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-mogadishu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC member Islamic Relief writes about the impact of the famine on families who&#039;ve travelled the long journey to Mogadishu seeking food and shelter. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Raowla with her 16 month old daughter" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Raowla%20with%20her%2016%20month%20old%20daughter%20-2.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="(c)2011 Islamic Relief" />There are no real roads; we travel between buildings passing armed men at checkpoints, dressed in fatigues and carrying machine guns. There is no order as to how the guns are carried, slung over the shoulder, carried by the side or just held in the hands.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-mogadishu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/journey-to-mogadishu#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:27:45 +0000 Leon 2266 at http://dec.org.uk Drought impacts children http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-impacts-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: Nearly half the children surveyed in drought-hit northern Kenya had eaten no food for a whole day – with those separated from their parents faring even worse. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Esinyen" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/Esinyen---kenya_malnutrition4.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) 2011 Abby Metty/ World Vision" />Children are begging by the roadside as they fight for survival putting them at risk of violence, according to a <a href="/sites/default/files/files/</p> </a></p><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-impacts-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/drought-impacts-children#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:58:07 +0000 Leon 2261 at http://dec.org.uk Famine in Somalia http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/famine-somalia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: DEC member agencies are scaling up their work in south and central Somalia in response to what is now recognised as the first famine in the region since 1998. </div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="Mogadishu - Mother holding baby" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/AFhunger1%20-%20Mogadishu.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="Photo credit: REUTERS/Omar Faruk" />DEC member agencies are continuing to scale up their work in south and central Somalia in </div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/famine-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/famine-somalia#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:06:09 +0000 Leon 2165 at http://dec.org.uk East Africa Visit http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/east-africa-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenya: DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley writes about his recent visit to East Africa to view the situation in the Dadaab refugee camp, which now holds nearly 400,000 people. </div> </div> </div> <div><strong><img alt="Location of Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/dadaab2-Google-Maps.jpg" style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right; width: 350px; height: 233px; " title="(c) Google" />DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley writes about his recent visit to East Africa to view the situation in the Dadaab refugee camp. </strong></div><p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/east-africa-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/east-africa-visit#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:59:17 +0000 Leon 2161 at http://dec.org.uk Displaced and devastated http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/displaced-and-devastated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somalia: Due to the East Africa drought, Howa has lost three of her children and been forced to leave her home to seek refuge in Somalia&#039;s war-torn capital, Mogadishu. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Howa Madey Salaad and one of her five children" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/pm-viishio-governo-idp-camp-6250.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="Howa in Mogadishu (c)Phil Moore/Concern" />Just a month ago, Howa Madey Salaad (35) was a mother of five, living in Ooflow, a rural area between</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/displaced-and-devastated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/east-africa-crisis-appeal/displaced-and-devastated#comments east-africa-crisis-appeal Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Leon 2158 at http://dec.org.uk Helping Rebuild http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/helping-rebuild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pakistan: DEC members are increasingly focused on helping the country&#039;s worst-affected survivors rebuild their lives as displaced people return to their home areas. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="child being weighed" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Pakistan/Appeal%20updates/CFS%20WFS%20Sukkur%2028-29%20September%20%202010%20Phoot%20nr_%20589_350x233.jpg" style="border-color: initial; width: 350px; height: 233px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="child being weighed (c)World Vision" />A third of the country was covered by the floods whic</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/helping-rebuild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/helping-rebuild#comments pakistan-floods-appeal Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:07:57 +0000 1441 at http://dec.org.uk After The Rains http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/after-rains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pakistan: Aid agencies faced huge challenges in helping families forced to abandon their homes as they fled to higher ground after the floods swamped an area larger than the UK. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Family escaping the flooding " src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Pakistan/Appeal%20updates/Father%20%26%20Son_%20on%20the%20Move_350x263.JPG" style="border-color: initial; width: 350px; height: 263px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="Family escaping the flooding (c) World Vision" />More than 12 million people saw their homes damaged or destroyed</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/after-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/after-rains#comments pakistan-floods-appeal Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:45:01 +0000 1436 at http://dec.org.uk Anniversary report http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/anniversary-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: Funds are increasingly being used to help rebuild livelihoods, following the devastating earthquake, as well as continuing to pay for clean water, sanitation and shelter. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/How%20We%20Spend%20Your%20Money/Haiti/Haiti%20agency%20allocations.png" style="width: 400px; height: 206px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" /></p> <p>After 12 months, more than &pound;33m of the &pound;71m raised by the DEC had been spent and 1.8 million people helped.</p> <p>The initial response focused on creating temporary housing camps for homeless survivors and ensuring they had adequate clean water and sanitation to prevent outbreaks of disease.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/anniversary-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/anniversary-report#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:34:42 +0000 1786 at http://dec.org.uk Strengthening Resilience http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/strengthening-resilience <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South East Asia: DEC members were swift with their immediate response in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam with more than 650,000 people receiving help. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Zaimarti and her family" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/IPV/Updates/IMG_4027%20051009_350x263.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 263px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="Zaimarti and her family (c) CARE International" />DEC members were swift with their immediate response in all three countries with more than 650,000 people receiving help, inde</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/strengthening-resilience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> indonesia-philippines-vietnam-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:10:37 +0000 1476 at http://dec.org.uk Meeting Challenges http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/meeting-challenges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South East Asia: DEC member agencies faced great challenges in the Philippines and Vietnam mounting relief operations despite damaged infrastructure and innaccesible areas. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/IPV/Updates/Volunteers%20in%20field%20kitchen_350x233.JPG" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" />DEC member agencies faced great challenges in the Philippines and Vietnam where they had to mount relief operations despite bad weather, electricity shortages, damaged infrastructure and some areas being inaccessible.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/meeting-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> indonesia-philippines-vietnam-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:07:10 +0000 1471 at http://dec.org.uk Chain of Disasters http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/chain-disasters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South East Asia: The first of two earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra in September 2009, just days after typhoon Ketsana had made landfall in the Philippines. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/IPV/Updates/ambachan%20hotel_350x467.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 467px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" />The Asia-Pacific region lived up to its reputation as being one of the world&rsquo;s most testing crucibles of natural disaster when the first of two major earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra in September 2009, just five days after typhoon Ketsana had made landfall in the Philippines.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/indonesia-philippines-and-vietnam-appeal/chain-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> indonesia-philippines-vietnam-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:05:31 +0000 1466 at http://dec.org.uk Rapid Response http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/rapid-response <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: In June 2010 the DEC commissioned study found the initial response to be rapid, appropiate and had averted major outbreaks of disease up to that point. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Haiti/Appeal%20updates/TS063_HAITI_350x233.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" />All humanitarian organisations faced enormous challenges in meeting the needs of the earthquake survivors.</p> <p>Many of the agencies&rsquo; programmes were significantly affected by a high turnover of expatriate staff and a large deficit of employable local staff after many better-educated and wealthier Haitians left the country after the quake.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/rapid-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/rapid-response#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:27:17 +0000 1461 at http://dec.org.uk Returning home http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/returning-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: Nearly 90,000 people have benefitted from DEC-funded temporary work or projects to help them rebuild their livelihoods and support themselves and their families. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Haiti/Appeal%20updates/TS092_HAITI_350x233.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" />Haiti was already suffering acute poverty when the quake struck, with more than half of its population living on less than a pound a day and 86 per cent of people in Port au Prince living in slums.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/returning-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/returning-home#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:25:19 +0000 1456 at http://dec.org.uk Earthquake aftermath http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/earthquake-aftermath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Haiti: DEC members were faced with the need to rapidly help very large numbers of injured and homeless people during the emergency (which led to more deaths than the larger quakes in Chile that year and Japan in 2011) as vast numbers of poorly constructed concrete buildings collapsed. </div> </div> </div> <p>DEC members were faced with the need to rapidly help very large numbers of injured and homeless people during the emergency (which led to more deaths than the larger quakes in Chile that year and Japan in 2011) as vast numbers of poorly constructed concrete buildings collapsed.</p> <p>The massive destruction of buildings, which were often perched on steep slopes, led to high numbers of dead, injured and homeless people in the poorest country in the western hemisphere.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/earthquake-aftermath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/haiti-earthquake-appeal/earthquake-aftermath#comments haiti-earthquake-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:13:40 +0000 1451 at http://dec.org.uk Assessing Aid Efforts http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/assessing-aid-efforts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-synopsis"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pakistan: The DEC commissioned an independent Real-Time Evaluation as part of our commitment to learning and accountability to assess member agencies’ responses to the disaster. </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="Water distribution" src="/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/Pakistan/Appeal%20updates/Distributions_350x190.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 190px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; float: right; " title="Water Distribution (c)World Vision" />The vast scale of the emergency in the country meant it was impossible to reach all those affected.</p> <p><a href="http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/assessing-aid-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://dec.org.uk/appeals/pakistan-floods-appeal/assessing-aid-efforts#comments pakistan-floods-appeal Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:12:29 +0000 1446 at http://dec.org.uk