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Sudan Emergency Appeal tops £10 million - but more is needed

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The public have already given a massive =A310 million to the Sudan Emergency Appeal, launched last week by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on behalf of 11 leading aid agencies.
Organisers of the appeal now predict that it will bring in at least =A317 million - but are still appealing for more, as aid agencies require funding of up to =A327 million to meet the immediate needs of more people.

"The public is being extremely generous, and clearly feels immense sympathy for the plight of more than 1 million homeless people in west Sudan," said=A0 DEC chief executive Brendan Gormley.=A0

This appeal is the 50th mounted by the DEC in its 40 year history.=A0 "Over the years, we have raised a total of half a billion pounds to help the people affected by various disasters around the world.=A0 That puts paid to any rumours of compassion fatigue!" added Mr Gormley.

To make a donation or find out more information about the DEC visit the website at www.dec.org.uk, send a cheque/postal order to: DEC Sudan Emergency, PO BOX 999, London EC3 or call 0870 60 60 900

The DEC charities benefiting from the Sudan Emergency are: British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern, Help the Aged, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.

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Please donate online at http://www.dec.org.uk and help the DEC bring emergency aid to hundreds of thousands facing what the UN has called "the world's worst humanitarian crisis."

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella organisation which launches and co-ordinates the UK's National Appeal in response to major disasters overseas. To find out more about DEC or to make a donation, visit our website at: www.dec.org.uk

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