Our global impact

The DEC only appeals when we know we can help. We bring together 14 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis. Since our launch in 1963, we have run 73 appeals and raised more than £1.5 billion – saving millions of lives and rebuilding communities devastated by disasters.

How we work

We strive to provide effective and swift humanitarian assistance for all of our appeals.

Member charities

We work with 14 of the UK's leading aid charities to provide and deliver aid to ensure successful appeals.


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Together We're Stronger


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