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Turkey-syria earthquake appeal
Two devastating earthquakes struck south-eastern Turkey near the border with Syria on Monday 6 February 2023.
Appeal total: £151.8 million, including £5 million in UK Aid Match
A series of devastating earthquakes hit southern Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and north-west Syria killing at least 44,000 people and injuring many more.
DEC charities and their local partners are responding in both countries, providing urgent help. Immediate priorities have been medical shelter for those who have lost their homes, heating in safe spaces, blankets, warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water.
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Pakistan Floods Appeal
Floods have devastated Pakistan, leaving millions in need of help to survive. Please donate now to help save lives.
Appeal total: £48.8 million, including £5 million in UK Aid Match
DEC charities are working directly or through local partners to help save lives, providing food, temporary shelter, medical aid, clean water and sanitation to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases. Huge swathes of agricultural land have been affected, with crops swept away and 900,000 livestock killed.
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Appeal total: £422.4m, including £25 million matched by the UK Government
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About the DEC
When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, the DEC brings together 15 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 15 member charities are: Action Against Hunger, ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide UK, International Rescue Committee UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK.
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