DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal reaches £68 million

29/11/2013

Nearly three weeks after its launch the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) today announced that donations to Philippines Typhoon Appeal have reached £68 million.
 
DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: 
 
"We are immeasurably grateful for the on-going generosity of the UK public. Nearly three weeks on, donations are continuing to come in and aid is reaching affected areas. We have also been incredibly moved by communities across the UK coming together for fundraising events and the extraordinary efforts of some individual fundraisers."
 
"But the plight of people in need isn’t over. We urge the UK public to continue donating so our member agencies can get vital supplies like food, water, shelter and medical care to those who desperately need it.”
 
ENDS 
 
NOTE: A further update on appeal amount will be issued on Monday 2nd December 2013 
 
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.
 
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.
 
Stay up to date with developments in the Philippines, the emergency response and the DEC’s fundraising efforts on twitter:http://twitter.com/decappeal  or on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/DisastersEmergencyCommittee