ABOUT THE DEC
When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, the DEC brings together 14 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response. The DEC’s 14 member charities are: Action Against Hunger, ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK.
ABOUT THE APPEAL
Imagine having to leave everything behind to keep your family safe, only to face the new, silent threat of Covid-19. This is the reality for people living in tents and makeshift shelters without running water in places like Yemen, Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, DR Congo, Afghanistan and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
There are not enough hospital beds or supplies to treat those who fall ill. But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference. If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.
We need your help to:
- Provide families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe;
- Provide frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick;
- Ensure families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children.