DEC Media Centre

DEC Media Centre

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

The DEC brings together 15 leading UK 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.

When we launch an appeal

We use a set of criteria to decide when we launch an appeal in response to a disaster overseas and ensure we work effectively.