The Disasters Emergency Committee has announced today that its appeal for people affected by the Pakistan floods has now raised £10.5m.
Disasters Emergency Committee Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said:
“We are extremely grateful for the very generous response of the UK public to the flooding in Pakistan.”
Members of the DEC and their partners have provided aid to over half a million people in the affected areas of Pakistan.
A summary of all other DEC Member Agency efforts can be found here.
To make a donation to the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal call the 24 hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, visit http://www.dec.org.uk or donate over the counter at any post office or high street bank, or send a cheque. You can also donate £5 by texting the word GIVE to 70707 – see details below.
Anyone wanting to stay up to date with developments in Pakistan, the emergency response and the fundraising efforts can follow the DEC on twitter at http://twitter.com/decappeal or become a fan of ‘Disasters-Emergency-Committee-DEC’ on Facebook.
Notes to editors:
- To make a postal donation make cheques payable to ‘DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal’ and mail to ‘PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA’.
- Donations can be made at any high street bank.
- To donate at a Post Office quote Freepay 1384.
- To donate £5 by text send the word GIVE to 70707. A standard network rate charge will apply.
- The DEC consists of: Action Aid, Age UK, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, World Vision.