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Liberia

DEC: Background to Liberia crisis

Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, gaining its independence in 1847. Although founded by freed American slaves, the majority of this small, coastal West African country's population are indigenous...

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Iraq

Iraq Crisis - DEC agencies step up emergency preparedness plans

In the light of current political and military developments in and around Iraq, member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have taken steps to ensure that they are ready to provide...

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Malawi + 2 more

DEC Southern Africa crisis appeal

The Appeal for the food crisis in Southern Africa, launched by the DEC on behalf of the 13 leading overseas charities, is likely to reach =A315 million when the Government's Gift Aid scheme is added...

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Angola + 6 more

DEC Southern Africa crisis appeal launched

More Than 14m People Face Starvation More than 14m people, half of them children, are facing starvation across southern Africa as impending famine threatens the region. Today the Disasters Emergency...

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Lesotho + 3 more

Aid agencies urge government action to avert famine in Africa

International donors and African governments must act urgently to save millions of lives by preventing massive food shortages in southern Africa turning into a full-scale famine, warn Britain's...

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Malawi

Malawi: In response to John Vidal's article in Guardian

The Disasters Emergency Committee, (DEC) representing major British aid charities, welcomes John Vidal's timely reporting on the food crisis in Malawi. Our member agencies have been deeply concerned...

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Malawi

Malawi: Charity action on Southern Africa famine

British and Irish charities are mobilising to feed more than half a million people in Malawi as the food crisis affecting millions in Southern Africa intensifies. Already in Malawi by many estimates...

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Afghanistan

DEC position statement on earthquake in Afghanistan

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. The situation on the ground,...

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DR Congo

DR Congo/Goma appeal: the giving starts

Tremors continue to shake the area around Goma and at least a thousand homes are reported to have collapsed in Gisenyi, in north west Rwanda. Hungry and homeless, people who have already lost so much...

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DR Congo

DR Congo: UK charities launch appeal for Goma crisis

Tens of thousands of people lost everything when the volcano near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted. Now, as they return to their stricken town, many face hardship. The eruption has...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan crisis update

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...

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Mozambique

DEC aid agencies achieve top marks

At a time when world attention is focused on the growing humanitarian disaster unfolding in Afghanistan, it is important to know that funds raised for such disasters in the UK are monitored, both at...

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India

Rebuilding Gujarat - the enormous task ahead

Just over an hour's drive from the destroyed city of Bhuj, the village of Adhoi has been razed to the ground. Caroline Greene of Oxfam Australia visited the area and saw a village struck by tragedy...

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