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Syria + 1 more

Three months on

Three months since the launch of DEC Syria Crisis Appeal the UK public have donated a very generous £16m. By September this year our members plan to have reached hundreds of thousands of people with...

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Jordan + 2 more

Older Syrian people

Many of the older people I met in Jordan were visibly affected by the consequences of the conflict in Syria and their displacement. They openly wept as they told me their stories and described what...

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Jordan + 1 more

Syria Crisis Update, 19/03/2013

Here DEC CEO Saleh Saeed shares the first of his day by day experiences of his visit, during which he talked directly with families who have fled the conflict in Syria with little or no money and...

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World + 5 more

DEC Annual Report and Accounts 2011–12

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT Surrounded by shattered buildings and a massive concrete wall pock-marked by shell holes and small bullet craters, I met Malaika Issack. What could drive anyone to seek shelter...

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Mali + 6 more

Growing West Africa food crisis

More than 18m people in Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Chad & Burkina Faso face struggle for food The Disasters Emergency Committee is extremely concerned about the worsening food crisis in the Sahel...

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Ethiopia

Supporting Older People

DEC member Age International is supporting older people in southern Ethiopia affected by the 2011 drought with cash payments to help them recover and rebuild their lives. The project has been funded...

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Somalia + 2 more

DEC publishes independent evaluation of East Africa response

An evaluation by independent experts published today has found that overall the early stages of the DEC-funded response by its member agencies to the crisis in East Africa was efficient and...

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Kenya

DEC in Wajir

DEC's Brendan Paddy visits Kukale Village in Wajir to see DEC funded work by Islamic Relief which has upgraded the local well, serving about 720 people with clean and safe drinking water. Life in...

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Haiti

2 Year Update

Using DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti. Over the past year they have sought to progressively shift the provision of basic...

Somalia

Emergency health care

When the child Amran Mohamed Hussein, age 4 years, was first registered in Merlin’s Mesagaway outreach site, she was weak and severely wasted and with complications. The nurse diagnosed her with...

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Ethiopia

DEC Ethiopia Visit

Kath Hindley, Deputy Chief Executive of the DEC, recently visited Borena, in south Ethiopia with DEC members Oxfam, Merlin and Age UK partner HelpAge International to see first hand how donations to...

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Thailand

Thailand Floods, 2.5 Million At Risk

Flooding in Thailand, a result of the recent monsoon rains, has claimed the lives 370 people, with more at risk. Heavy monsoon rains have afflicted South and South East Asia since mid-July, causing...

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Somalia + 2 more

Public give £72m for East Africa

Appeal one of the most generously supported in DEC history after 100 days. Brendan Paddy DEC Communications Manager The DEC has announced that the East Africa Crisis Appeal has raised £72m in the 100...

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Kenya

Mothers and children

I have always believed that having to bury a son or daughter is the most traumatic thing that can happen to a mother, a violation of the natural order of life. But if, on top of this, your child dies...

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