DEC MEDIA CENTRE

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.

We are available 24/7 for media interviews, comment and information on the coronavirus crisis in the world's most fragile places.

020 7387 0200 - Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm 07930 999 014 - Out of hours, media only

Email: npeckett@dec.org.uk Twitter: @decappeal

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.

How to donate

Online: dec.org.uk

Phone: 0370 60 60 900

SMS: Text SUPPORT to 70150 to donate £10.

Post: Send a cheque to DEC Coronavirus Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA.