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10 Oct 2005 description

Thirteen major aid agencies agreed today to join forces for a Disasters Emergency Committee Asia Quake Appeal, which will provide urgently needed help to the people suffering in the South Asia earthquake.

28 Mar 2002 description

The DEC having reviewed the situation facing those affected by the Earthquake of the 25th. March, does not anticipate calling a National Appeal on behalf of its Members.

23 Jan 2002 description

The DEC is very encouraged by the international donor support being declared in Tokyo to help the new Interim Government and their partners both local and international tackle the huge needs, both immediate and longer term.

24 Sep 2001 description

"The DEC has three criteria that need to be met to the satisfaction of the Trustees before a national appeal is requested from the Broadcasters."
-The disaster must be on such a scale and of such urgency as to call for swift international humanitarian assistance.