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03 Aug 2012 description

More than 18m people in Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Chad & Burkina Faso face struggle for food

09 Jul 2008 description

DEC unveils new 'continuous improvement' tool at AGM

Transparency and learning from experience 'at the heart of the new method'

The Disasters Emergency Committee - the national fundraising mechanism for UK humanitarian aid agencies - this week unveils a new system for ensuring that both it and its members are accountable to the people who donate to its appeals and those who are intended to benefit from money it raises.

The new framework, prepared with the help of Ernst & Young, is the key element of the DEC's commitment to public accountability and …

09 Jul 2008 description

Key Achievements against the 3 DEC priorities for 2007/08

Priority 1

Maximise income for appeals

The DEC launched 2 appeals this year Darfur & Chad Crisis

In May 2007, the DEC appealed to the UK public for their help with what the United Nations described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

28 May 2007 description


Health needs in Darfur and Chad are greater than ever after four years of conflict and could escalate further if the impending rains lead to cholera and malaria outbreaks, aid agencies warned today.

During last year's rainy season there was a 130% increase in the number of malaria cases at health facilities in South Darfurrun by one of the DEC agencies, Merlin.

24 May 2007 description

The UK's leading international aid charities have joined forces to launch an emergency appeal today (24th May 2007) to save lives in Darfur, Chad and the Central African Republic.

With 4.5 million people affected by the ongoing conflict, the looming rains are bringing the risk of deadly conditions like diarrhoea and malaria, especially for children, pregnant mothers and the elderly.

With malnutrition levels already rising in some areas, aid agencies are appealing for vital help to respond to the rapidly growing crisis.

19 Jul 2004 description

WHAT: BBC's Natasha Kaplinsky launches the DEC's Sudan Emergency Appeal (the group's 50th appeal)