Earthquake Appeal

One year on

DEC charities are using the £158 million donated by the UK public to provide vital aid to hundreds of thousands of people, helping them on the long road to recovery.

Abeer welcomes her baby girl born safely in a DEC-funded hospital supported by ActionAid in northwest Syria. Photo: Sonya Al Ali Maara/ActionAid

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Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Over the past two years, your donations have helped an estimated 6.9 million people in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Tatiana, a volunteer and refugee, and her garndaughter in a food warehouse in Moldova.


Since the escalation of conflict in 2022, the UK public has raised over £425 million to help the people of Ukraine. Find out how donations are helping.

Tatiana, a volunteer and refugee from Ukraine, plays with her granddaughter Alyssa aged three, at a food distribution warehouse run by DEC charity Plan International’s local partner, Moldova for Peace.

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Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Your donations are helping people in Turkey and Syria recover from last year’s devastating earthquakes. Over the past year we have helped over a million people on the long road to recovery.

Muayad, a healthcare worker with DEC charity Age International's local partner in Syria, visits Ahmed* and his wife Farida* in their tent home, providing door-to-door health services for displaced people. Photo: Ali Haj Suleiman/Faipicture/DEC

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Lakshmi stand in front of a solar water supply system installed by DEC member International Rescue Committee.


Your donations are helping people in Pakistan recover from the historic floods in 2022. Our appeal is now closed but work continues as DEC charities and their local partners help build the resilience of flood-affected communities.

Lakshmi and other women no longer have to travel 2km to access safe drinking water thanks to the solar panel water supply installed by DEC charity International Rescue Committee and its local partners in Sindh after the floods. Photo: Khaula Jamil/DEC

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Aid workers unload equipment after the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2018. Image: Hariandi Hafid/British Red Cross

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The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.

Pooling our resources to work as one, we are pivotal in co-ordinating the UK public's response to overseas disasters. In collaboration with our Rapid Response Network of national media and corporate partners, we raise the alarm to the UK public and set up easy ways for them to donate.

And we have immediate impact, getting aid to people who need it, fast.

Since our launch in 1963

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appeals launched for major disasters overseas

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£2.4 billion

raised, saving countless lives and rebuilding communities