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DEC COronavirus Appeal
New variants of Covid-19 threaten to overwhelm health systems and cost many lives around the world. Our appeal is helping vulnerable communities survive the pandemic.
Millions of people living in fragile states have little access to medical care or clean water, making them much more vulnerable to new, more contagious variants of coronavirus. But in many countries the economic effects of the pandemic could be even more deadly than the virus itself as millions of people are pushed towards famine.
Our Coronavirus Appeal is funding work to:
support fragile health systems with PPE, equipment, and isolation and medical care facilities
help give vulnerable families the means to protect themselves with water, soap, handwashing stations and information
ensure that the Covid-19 crisis doesn’t mean people go hungry and children become malnourished.
Recent press releases
DEC Coronavirus Appeal: India extension ends (09/06/21)
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.