In response to reaching £63million in donations to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal, DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said:
“Every donation is making a difference to people in desperate need enabling our member aid agencies to respond quickly and effectively in some of the worst hit areas.
“The public’s generosity is helping hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were torn apart by Typhoon Haiyan to sleep under shelter tonight, drink and wash in clean water and cook essential meals.
“Our aid agencies will also be putting in place plans for the huge long term recovery support needed over the coming months – so that we can help Filipino’s rebuild their lives and look to the future.”
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To make a donation to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal visit http://www.dec.org.uk, call the 24 hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.
Notes to editors
- The DEC brings 14 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Plan UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision; all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.
- Donations can be made at any high street bank and at post office counters.
- To donate £5 by text send the word SUPPORT to 70000. The full £5 will go to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Donors must be 16 years or over and have the bill payer’s permission. Texts are free and donations will be added to the bill.
- Donations can be made at www.dec.org.uk or 0370 60 60 900