2009

GAZA CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

Three weeks of heavy shelling and an 18-month blockade of Gaza created an overwhelming humanitarian need.

  • Launched: 22 January 2009
  • Amount Raised: £8.3m

More information on the 2009 Gaza Crisis Appeal 

2008

MYANMAR (BURMA) CYCLONE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

On 2 May 2008 Cyclone Nargis ripped across the coast of Myanmar (also known as Burma), bringing misery and devastation to tens of thousands of people.

  • Launched: 7 May 2008
  • Amount raised: £19.5 Million

More information on the Myanmar (Burma) Appeal


2007

BANGLADESH APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

On 15th November 2007, cyclone Sidr with strong winds over 155 miles per hour crossed from the northern Bay of Bengal triggering a high tidal surge 15 feet high which swept inland and devastated a total of 30 districts of Bangladesh.

  • Launched: November 2007
  • Closed: August 2008
  • Amount raised: £9 million

More information on the Bangladesh Appeal
See the Bangladesh Appeal videos with Jeremy Thompson and Adrian Chiles on the DEC's YouTube page.


DARFUR & CHAD APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

Over two million people displaced due to ongoing conflict and violence in Darfur.

  • Launched: 24 May 2007
  • Amount raised: £13.6 million

More information on on Darfur & Chad Appeal
Read the Darfur and Chad Crisis Appeal Summary [350kb .pdf]
See the Darfur & Chad Appeal videos with Jeremy Thompson and Joanna Lumley on the DEC's YouTube page.

2005

ASIA QUAKE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
An earthquake which devastated Kashmir, Pakistan and Northern India. 

  • Launched: 10 October 
  • Amount raised to date: £59 million 

More information on Asia Quake Appeal. 
Read the DEC Board Statement for Asia Quake Appeal [16kb .pdf] from July 2008
Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Asia Quake Appeal 
See the Asia Quake Appeal video.

NIGER CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A major food shortage caused by drought and locust invasion in West Africa.

  • Launched: 2 August
  • Amount raised to date: £32 million

More information on Niger Crisis Appeal. Read the DEC Board Statement for Niger Crisis Appeal from July 2007 [10kb .pdf] See the Niger Crisis Appeal video on the DEC's Youtube page.

2004

TSUNAMI EARTHQUAKE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A huge earthquake triggered tsunamis which caused massive devastation along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. 

  • Launched: 28 December 
  • Amount raised to date: £392 million 

More information on the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. 
Read the Tsunami Appeal Summary. 
See the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal video on the DEC's Youtube page.

SUDAN EMERGENCY APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Over two million people displaced due to ongoing conflict and violence in Darfur.

  • Launched: 20 July 
  • Amount raised to date: £35 million 

Read the DEC Board statement for the Sudan Emergency Appeal from July 2006 Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Sudan Emergency Appeal 
See the Sudan Emergency Appeal video on the DEC's Youtube page.

2003

LIBERIA CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Civil war in Liberia left over one million people trapped in appalling conditions of poverty.

  • Launched: 12 August
  • Amount raised: £2.5 million

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Liberia Crisis Appeal See the Liberia Crisis Appeal video on the DEC's Youtube page.

2002

SOUTHERN AFRICA CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Political instability, flooding and two years of droughts left southern Africa facing a massive threat of severe famine.

  • Launched: 25 July 
  • Amount raised: £16 million 

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Southern Africa Crisis Appeal 
See the Southern Africa Crisis Appeal video on Youtube.

GOMA CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A volcanic eruption destroyed thousands of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country already damaged by poverty and conflict. 

  • Launched: 24 January 
  • Amount raised: £4.65 million 

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Goma Crisis Appeal 
See the Goma Crisis Appeal video on Youtube.

2001

INDIA EARTHQUAKE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A severe earthquake devastating western India. 

  • Launched: 1 February 
  • Amount raised: £24 million 

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's India Earthquake Appeal 
See the India Earthquake Appeal video on Youtube.

2000

MOZAMBIQUE FLOODS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Torrential rains caused floods, leaving widespread destruction and thousands displaced.

  • Launched: 2 March 
  • Amount raised: £30 million

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Mozambique Floods Appeal 

1999

INDIA CYCLONE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A violent cyclone followed by a tidal wave caused massive destruction and death.

  • Launched: 6 November 
  • Amount raised: £7 million.

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's India Cyclone Appeal

KOSOVO CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Thousands of people displaced after fleeing ongoing violence. 

  • Launched: 6 April 
  • Amount raised: £53 million

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Kosovo Crisis Appeal 

1998

CENTRAL AMERICA HURRICANE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
A hurricane killing thousands and causing widespread destruction in Central America. 

  • Launched: 12 November 
  • Raised: £18.5 million 

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Central America Hurricane Appeal Amount 

BANGLADESH FLOODS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Massive flooding affecting millions of people in Bangladesh. 

  • Launched: 17 September 
  • Amount raised: £5.5 million

Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Bangladesh Floods Appeal 

SUDAN CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Conflict, droughts and flooding causing acute famine in Sudan. 

  • Launched: 15 May 
  • Amount raised: £10.5 million

1994

RWANDA EMERGENCY APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED 
Genocide killing an estimated 800,000 people mainly from Rwanda's minority Tutsis. 

  • Launched: 13th May 
  • Amount raised: £37 million

APPEAL FOR FORMER YUGOSLAVIA - APPEAL CLOSED 

  • Launched: March 
  • Amount raised: £2.6 million

1993

AFRICA ON A KNIFE EDGE - APPEAL CLOSED 

  • Launched: October
  • Amount raised: £2.5 million

1992

AFRICA IN CRISIS - APPEAL CLOSED 

  • Launched: September 
  • Amount raised: £17.3m

1991

ACTION FOR AFRICA - APPEAL CLOSED 

  • Launched: June 
  • Amount raised: £2,600,000

CYCLONE IN BANGLADESH - APPEAL CLOSED 
Cyclone killing 138,00 people and leaving 10 million homeless. 

  • Launched: May 
  • Amount raised: £3,520,000

CRISIS IN AFRICA - APPEAL CLOSED 

  • ​Launched: January
  • Amount raised: £7,930,000

1990

GULF CRISIS APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
War causing widespread infrastructure destruction and sanctions led to lack of food and clean water and increase in disease and malnutrition.

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £3, 490,000

1989

ETHIOPIA FAMINE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
Droughts and civil wars leave 16 million people facing famine in Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique and Sudan.

  • Launched: December
  • Amount raised: £10,240,000

1988

HURRICANE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
Hurricane in the Caribbean killed thousands and left widespread destruction.

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £1 million

BANGLADESH FLOODS - APPEAL CLOSED
Massive flooding which killed 5,000 people and left millions without homes.

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £5,810,000

SUDAN EMERGENCY - APPEAL CLOSED
Killed 5,000 people and left millions without homes.

  • Launched: August
  • Amount raised: £8,890,000

1987

ETHIOPIA FAMINE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
Droughts threatened five million people with severe famine.

  • Launched: December
  • Amount raised: £2,690,000

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR MOZAMBIQUE - APPEAL CLOSED
Conflict and droughts leave millions displaced and at risk of severe food shortage.

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £2,480,000

1985

BANGLADESH CYCLONE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
Bangladesh was hit by a tropical cyclone which killed thousands.

  • Launched: May
  • Amount raised: £1,400,000

1984

ETHIOPIA IN FAMINE FUND - APPEAL CLOSED
Lack of spring rains and disease which destroyed crops left tens of thousands dying of starvation and related diseases.

  • Launched: October
  • Amount raised: £5,250,000

FAMINE IN AFRICA APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £9,520,000

1983

ETHIOPIA FAMINE APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: March
  • Amount raised: £1,970,000

1982

LEBANON APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED
Israel invaded Lebanon and the ensuing conflict killed 14,000 people.

  • Launched: July
  • Amount raised: £1,030,000

CENTRAL AMERICA EMERGENCY APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: March
  • Amount raised: £430,000

1980

DROUGHT AND REFUGEES IN EAST AFRICA - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £6,100,000

1979

CYCLONES IN INDIA - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched November 1979
  • Amount raised: £870,000

INDO-CHINA EMERGENCY APPEAL - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £560,000

1976

EARTHQUAKE IN GUATEMALA - APPEAL CLOSED
An earthquake caused widespread destruction and loss of life, leaving thousands

  • Launched: February
  • Amount raised: £1,300,000

1974

HURRICANE IN HONDURAS - APPEAL CLOSED
A hurricane killed thousands of people, destroyed food crops and caused enormous damage to towns and villages.

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £350,000

1973

DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA AND THE SAHEL - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: October
  • Amount raised: £1,540,000

1972

EARTHQUAKE IN NICARAGUA - APPEAL CLOSED
Continued drought killed thousands of people from famine.

  • Launched: December
  • Amount raised: £340,000

1971

REFUGEES IN INDIA/PAKISTAN - APPEAL CLOSED
Millions fled Pakistan to escape the conflict and seek safety in India.

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £1,420,000

1970

CYCLONE IN EAST PAKISTAN - APPEAL CLOSED
A devastating tropical cyclone killed up to 500,000, wiped out villages and destroyed food crops.

  • Launched: November
  • Amount raised: £1,490,000

EARTHQUAKE IN PERU - APPEAL CLOSED
The earthquake caused an avalanche off Mount Huascaran, burying two towns. Thousands were killed and 500,000 were left homeless.

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £230,000

FLOODS IN ROMANIA - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £110,000

EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY - APPEAL CLOSED
The earthquake destroyed at least 33 towns, killed over 1,000, and left thousands of refugees.

  • Launched: March
  • Amount raised: £370,000

1969

EARTHQUAKE IN YUGOSLAVIA - APPEAL CLOSED
An earthquake which left 65,000 homeless and caused widespread destruction.

  • Launched November 1969
  • Amount raised: £60,000

FLOODS IN ALGERIA AND TUNISIA - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: October
  • Amount raised: £90,000

1968

WAR VICTIMS IN NIGERIA - APPEAL CLOSED
War in Nigeria lead to millions of displaced people dying from hunger and disease.

  • Launched: November
  • Amount raised: £240,000

EARTHQUAKE IN IRAN - APPEAL CLOSED
Earthquake in Iran which killed 12,000 and caused massive destruction.

  • Launched: September
  • Amount raised: £210,000

WAR IN VIETNAM - APPEAL CLOSED

  • Launched: February
  • Amount raised: £360,000

1967

CONFLICT IN MIDDLE EAST - APPEAL CLOSED
The war turned 250,000 more Palestinians - and more than 100,000 Syrians - into refugees.

  • Launched: June
  • Amount raised: £160,000

1966

EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY - APPEAL CLOSED
Earthquake in Varto which killed over 2,300 people and caused massive destruction.

  • Launched: August
  • Amount raised: £560,000