“People are in danger from the conflict and Covid-19"
The threat of winter looms in Syria where people are already dying from conflict and Covid, says aid worker Shahinaz Muamar, from a local partner of a DEC charity.
The pandemic is far from over, say frontline aid workers
Aid workers in Syria, Yemen, DR Congo and India paint a grim picture of the pandemic grinding down vulnerable communities. But they also see the difference that humanitarian aid can make, writes Saleh Saeed, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Hunger and Covid threaten lives in Syria
Since July 2020, donations to the DEC’s Coronavirus Appeal have helped protect some of Syria’s most vulnerable communities from coronavirus by providing clean water, hygiene kits and supporting healthcare but poor facilities in camps and the growing hunger crisis are still putting lives at risk as the virus continues to circulate.
DEC Coronavirus Appeal funding work in eight countries
Donations to our appeal are now funding work in Afghanistan, DR Congo, India, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
DEC Coronavirus Appeal: India extension ends
Funds raised between 28 April and 9 June 2021 for India totalled £14 million.
Coronavirus Appeal Six-Month Report
How funds raised by the DEC were spent to combat Covid-19 in seven of the world's most fragile places.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge speaks to Syrian aid workers on DEC video call
DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed was delighted to welcome His Royal Highness Prince William onto a call with Syrian aid workers.
Faith leaders on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19
Religious leaders are helping to raise awareness about Covid-19 in fragile states and refugee camps to help people protect themselves.