disasters emergency committee

  • July 9, 2010

    Nearly six months after 12 January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Disasters Emergency Committee has announced that it has raised £101m and funded emergency assistance to 1.2m people.

  • February 4, 2010

    Lessons learnt after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami show that the international community must not rush into a quick-fix rebuilding of permanent homes, schools and other buildings

  • January 28, 2010

    The lives of thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti and the lives of their unborn babies are at risk after the earthquake left the healthcare system in tatters, leaving the women with no choice but to deliver their babies in emergency camps.

  • January 22, 2010

    One of the DEC member NGOs, Merlin,reports that its Haiti medical team has been "working tirelessly" to meet the overwhelming needs of Haitians - and that the charity is concerned with long- as well as short-term care.

  • January 19, 2010

    Contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti Earthquake Appeal have increased to £23 million so far, as the public responds with continuing generosity to the desperate need of Haiti's earthquake survivors.

  • January 16, 2010

    Web and phone donations to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal over the past 24 hours have added £10m to the £2m already raised, the Disasters Emergency Committee coalition announced this morning (16 January 2010).

  • January 15, 2010

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) announced today (Friday 15 January 2010) that online donations to the Haiti earthquake appeal had hit £2 million in just 36 hours. The sums were raised before the first radio and television appeals.

  • October 6, 2009

    The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) is today launching radio and TV appeals for public funds to help those affected by the earthquakes and typhoons that struck last week.

  • January 30, 2009

    The official broadcast of the Disasters Emergency Gaza Crisis Appeal on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 earlier this week doubled the total money received overnight to more than £1 million. But more is needed.

  • January 30, 2009

    Bishop William Kenney, part of a delegation of Catholic bishops from Europe and North America who visited Israel-Palestine this month, has expressed regret at the BBC's refusal to show a charity appeal for Gaza.