The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) today announced that their appeal for people affected by the Philippines typhoon has raised £67 million.
DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said:
“We’re incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of the UK public since we announced the appeal less than three weeks ago.
“Aid is getting through, and our member agencies and partners have reached more than 700,000 people. But rebuilding is a long-term effort, and we would urge people to continue donating so our member agencies can reach even more people with food, water, shelter and medical care.”
DEC press office 020 7837 0200 or 07930 999 014 (out of hours)
To make a donation: www.dec.org.uk or 0370 60 60 900
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.