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DEC Myanmar (Burma) Appeal raises £8 million

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Aid reaches over 600,000 people

The DEC Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal donation total has reached £8 million and vital aid efforts have now reached over 600,000 people.

Speaking about the appeal to date, Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive, Disasters Emergency Committee, said: 'I'm delighted that the British public have recognised what a difference their donations can make and are continuing to give. Aid is getting through to over 600,000 people thanks to this generosity.'

All money raised is going directly to support member agencies, some of whom work are working directly and others who work through local partners in country. This money is ensuring that urgent supplies of food, water and medical supplies are getting to thousands of vulnerable people, including children and the elderly, in the affected areas.

'This money is saving lives right now in Myanmar but with a disaster of this magnitude there is always much, much more that could be done. Whilst hundreds of thousands of people have been reached there are many more who still desperately need our help. We urgently need more funds if we are to continue to reach more people.'

The DEC provides information on its website - www.dec.org.uk about how the money is being used to give the British public assurance that their money is being and will continue to be spent where it is most needed.

To make an urgent donation to its Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal. Donate online or call: 0870 60 60 900.