Disasters Emergency Committee

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  • First DEC Appeal - Turkish Earthquake

    The first joint appeal was in August 1966 for the Turkey earthquake in Varto in which killed over 2,300 people and caused massive destruction.
    Amount raised: £560,000
  • Conflict in the Middle East (Appeal)

    The war turned 250,000 more Palestinians - and more than 100,000 Syrians - into refugees.
    Amount raised: £160,000
  • War in Vietnam (Appeal)

    Amount raised: £360,000
  • Earthquake in Iran (Appeal)

    Earthquake in Iran which killed 12,000 and caused massive destruction.
    Amount raised: £210,000
  • War Victims in Nigeria (Appeal)

    War Victims in Nigeria (Appeal)
    War in Nigeria led to millions of displaced people dying from hunger and disease. Amount raised: £240,000
  • Floods in Algeria and Tunisia (Appeal)

    Amount raised: £90,000
  • Earthquake in Yugoslavia (Appeal)

    An earthquake which left 65,000 homeless and caused widespread destruction.
    Amount raised: £60,000
  • Earthquake in Turkey (Appeal)

    The earthquake destroyed at least 33 towns, killed over 1,000, and made many homeless.
    Amount raised: £370,000
  • Earthquake in Peru (Appeal)

    The earthquake caused an avalanche off Mount Huascaran, burying two towns. Thousands were killed and 500,000 were left homeless.
    Amount raised: £230,000
  • Floods in Romania (Appeal)

    Amount raised: £110,000
  • Cyclone in East Pakistan (Appeal)

    A devastating tropical cyclone killed up to 500,000, wiped out villages and destroyed food crops.
    Amount raised: £1,490,000
  • Refugees in India/Pakistan (Appeal)

    Millions fled Pakistan to escape the conflict and seek safety in India. Amount raised: £1,420,000
  • Earthquake in Nicaragua (Appeal)

    Amount raised: £340,000
  • Drought in Ethiopia and the Sahel (Appeal)

    Amount Raised: £1,540,000
  • Hurricane in Honduras (Appeal)

    Hurricane in Honduras (Appeal)
    A hurricane killed thousands of people, destroyed food crops and caused enormous damage to towns and villages. Amount Raised: £350,000
  • Earthquake in Guatemala (Appeal)

    Earthquake in Guatemala (Appeal)
    The earthquake killed 22,000 people and made one-sixth of the population homeless, the people of Guatemala were clear about their needs. Not food, as they had their harvest safely gathered, but aluminium sheeting to build shelters. They also learned how to build housing to withstand future earthquakes. Amount raised: £1,300,000
  • Indo-China Emergency Appeal

    Indo-China Emergency Appeal
    British aid workers discovered the horror of the ‘Killing Fields’ – one-fifth of the Cambodian population had been slaughtered by the country’s own government. Total reconstruction was needed – everything from hospitals, schools, roads, books, to skilled labour, doctors, nurses, and teachers had been destroyed or killed. Amount Raised: £560,000
  • Cyclones in India (Appeal)

    Amount Raised: £870,000
  • Drought and Refugees in East Africa (Appeal)

    Amount Raised: £6,100,000
  • Central America Emergency Appeal

    Amount Raised: £430,000
  • Lebanon Appeal

    Lebanon Appeal
    Israel invaded Lebanon and the ensuing conflict killed 14,000 people. Amount raised: £1,030,000
  • Ethiopia Famine Appeal

    Amount Raised: £1,970,000
  • Famine in Africa Appeal

    Amount Raised: £9,520,000
  • Ethiopia in Famine

    Lack of spring rains and disease which destroyed crops left tens of thousands dying of starvation and related diseases. Amount Raised: £5,250,000
  • Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal

    Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal
    Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal with John Craven. Bangladesh was hit by a tropical cyclone which killed thousands. Amount raised: £1,400,000
  • Emergency Appeal for Mozambique

    Conflict and droughts leave millions displaced and at risk of severe food shortage. Amount raised: £2,480,000
  • Ethiopia Famine Appeal

    Ethiopia Famine Appeal
    Ethiopia Famine Appeal with Cardinal Hume and Michael Buerk. Droughts threatened five million people with severe famine. Amount Raised: £2,690,000
  • Sudan Emergency (Appeal)

    Sudan Emergency (Appeal)
    Catastrophic rains Killed 5,000 people and left millions without homes. Amount raised: £8,890,000
  • Bangladesh Floods (Appeal)

    Bangladesh Floods (Appeal)
    Massive flooding killed 5,000 people and left millions without homes. Amount raised: £5,810,000
  • Hurricane Appeal (Carribbean)

    Hurricane Appeal (Carribbean)
    Hurricane DEC Appeal with Moira Stuart. Hurricane in the Caribbean killed thousands and left widespread destruction. Amount Raised: £1,000,000
  • Ethiopia Famine Appeal

    Ethiopia Famine Appeal
    Famine in Ethiopia Appeal Video with Cliff Michelmore. Droughts and civil wars leave 16 million people facing famine in Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique and Sudan. Amount raised: £10,240,000
  • Gulf Crisis Appeal

    Gulf Crisis Appeal
    War causing widespread infrastructure destruction and sanctions led to lack of food and clean water and increase in disease and malnutrition. Amount Raised: £3,490,000
  • Cyclone in Bangladesh (Appeal)

    Cyclone in Bangladesh (Appeal)
    Bangladesh Cyclone DEC Appeal with Gloria Hunniford. The cyclone caused devastation, it killed 138,000 people and left 10 million homeless. Amount raised: £3,520,000
  • Crisis in Africa (Appeal)

    Amount Raised: £7,930,000
  • Action for Africa (Appeal)

    Action for Africa (Appeal)
  • Africa in Crisis (Appeal)

    Africa in Crisis (Appeal)
    Africa in Crisis Appeal with Trevor McDonald. Amount Raised: £17million.
  • Africa on a Knife Edge (Appeal)

    Africa on a Knife Edge (Appeal)
    Africa on a Knife Edge Appeal with Gavin Campbell & David Suchet Amount Raised: £2.53 million
  • Appeal for Former Yugoslavia

    Appeal for Former Yugoslavia
    Appeal for Former Yugoslavia presented with Penny Marshall (ITV) and Valerie Singleton (BBC). Amount Raised: £2.6 million
  • Rwanda Emergency Appeal

    Rwanda Emergency Appeal
    Rwanda Emergency Appeal Video with Helen Mirren and with Michael Palin. An estimated 800,000 people were killed in the conflict these were mainly Rwanda’s minority Tutsis and this was identified as genocide. Amount Raised: £37 million
  • Sudan Crisis Appeal

    Sudan Crisis Appeal
    Sudan Crisis Appeal with Michael Palin and Martin Clunes. Conflict, droughts and flooding caused acute famine in Sudan. Amount raised: £10.5 million
  • Bangladesh Floods (Appeal)

    Bangladesh Floods (Appeal)
    Bangladesh Floods DEC Appeal with Tom Conti. Massive flooding affected millions of people in Bangladesh. Amount Raised: £5.5 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Bangladesh Floods Appeal
  • Central America Hurricane Appeal

    Central America Hurricane Appeal
    Central America Hurricane Appeal with Nigel Havers. A hurricane killed thousands and caused widespread destruction in Central America. Amount raised: £18.5 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Central America Hurricane Appeal
  • Kosovo Crisis Appeal

    Kosovo Crisis Appeal
    Kosovo Crisis Appeal Video with Jill Dando and Juliet Stevenson. People were displaced after fleeing ongoing violence. Amount raised: £53 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Kosovo Crisis Appeal
  • India Cyclone Appeal

    India Cyclone Appeal
    India Cyclone Appeal Video with Joanna Lumley and Tim Conti. A violent cyclone followed by a tidal wave caused massive destruction and death. Amount Raised: £7 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's India Cyclone Appeal
  • Mozambique Floods Appeal

    Mozambique Floods Appeal
    Mozambique Floods Appeal with Bob Hoskins. Torrential rains caused floods, leaving widespread destruction and thousands displaced. Amount raised: £30 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Mozambique Floods Appeal
  • India Earthquake Appeal

    India Earthquake Appeal
    India Earthquake Appeal with Nick Ross and Meera Syal. A severe earthquake devastating western India. Amount Raised: £24 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's India Earthquake Appeal
  • Goma Crisis Appeal

    Goma Crisis Appeal
    Goma Crisis Appeal with James Nesbitt and Robert Lindsay. A volcanic eruption destroyed thousands of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country already damaged by poverty and conflict. Amount raised: £4.65 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Goma Crisis Appeal
  • Southern Africa Crisis Appeal

    Southern Africa Crisis Appeal
    Southern Africa Crisis Appeal with Fergal Keane and Claire Sweeney. Political instability, flooding and two years of droughts left southern Africa facing a massive threat of severe famine. Amount Raised: £16.1 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Southern Africa Crisis Appeal
  • Liberia Crisis Appeal

    Liberia Crisis Appeal
    Liberia Crisis Appeal Video, view our 30 second Ad and with Ross Kemp. Civil war in Liberia left over one million people trapped in appalling conditions of poverty. Amount raised: £2.5 million. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Liberia Crisis Appeal
  • Sudan Emergency Appeal

    Sudan Emergency Appeal
    Sudan Emergency Appeal with Joanna Lumley and with Natasha Kaplinsky. Over two million people displaced doing to ongoing conflict and violence in Darfur. Amount Raised: £35,000,000. Read an independent evaluation of the DEC's Sudan Emergency Appeal.
  • Tsunami Earthquake Appeal

    Tsunami Earthquake Appeal
    With Jill Halfpenny, The Osbournes, Dimbleby, Jamelia, & Jeremy ThompsonA huge earthquake triggered tsunamis which caused massive devastation along the coasts of the Indian Ocean.Read the Tsunami Appeal Summary. More information on Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.
  • Niger Crisis Appeal

    Niger Crisis Appeal
    [With Jeremy Thompson ](a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVAEW5XuDbE)[ on MTV](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAou7JL2C78)[ with Jeremy Vine](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr1cxBTIQHw)[ and with Dougray Scott. ](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N4CRjwlTmE)A major food shortage caused by drought and locust invasion in West Africa. Amount Raised: 28,000,000. More information on Niger Crisis Appeal.Read the DEC Board Statement for Niger Crisis Appeal from July 2007
  • Darfur and Chad Appeal

    Darfur and Chad Appeal
    Darfur and Chad Appeal with Joanna Lumley. Over two million people displaced due to ongoing conflict and violence in Darfur. Amount raised: £13.6 million. More information on on Darfur & Chad AppealRead the Darfur and Chad Crisis Appeal Summary
  • Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal

    Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal
    With Jeremy Thompson & Adrian ChilesOn 15th November 2007, cyclone Sidr with strong winds over 155 miles per hour crossed from the northern Bay of Bengal triggering a high tidal surge 15 feet high which swept inland and devastated a total of 30 districts of Bangladesh. Amount raised: £10.2 m. More information on the Bangladesh Appeal
  • Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal

    Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal
    Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal Video<a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbzkT4YVuyg' > with Stephen Fry </a>and with Damian Lewis. The DEC has raised £19.5 Million to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma). Read more about the Myanmar Cyclone Appeal.
  • DEC Congo (DR) Appeal

    DEC Congo (DR) Appeal
    DEC Congo (DR) Crisis Appeal with Jonathan Pryce and with Juliet Stevenson DEC launches an appeal for survivors of the Congo (DR) conflict. Amount Raised: £10.7 million. Read more about the Congo (DR) Crisis Appeal.
  • DEC Gaza Appeal

    DEC Gaza Appeal
    Gaza Appeal Video The DEC launches an appeal for survivors of Gaza . Amount raised: £ 8.1 million.
  • DEC Appeal for Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

    DEC Appeal for Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam
    Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam appeal video In one week from Saturday 26 September the East Asia region was hit by 3 separate natural disasters; Typhoon Ketsana swept through the Philippines and onto Vietnam causing extensive damage and flooding; in Indonesia an earthquake registering 7.6 on the Richter scale struck western Sumatra followed by an aftershock of 6.6 a day later. Read more.
  • DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal

    DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal
    A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010. It was the worst earthquake to hit the country in 200 years. Up to three million people live in the area worst hit by the quake, which centred 10 miles south-west of the densely populated capital Port-Au-Prince. The latest estimates are 230,000 people killed, 300,000 injured and 1.2 million left needing emergency shelter. The DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal raised an incredible £101 million. Click here to see the appeal.
  • Pakistan Floods

    Pakistan Floods
    Over 20 million people were affected by the devastating floods that started in the mountains of north west Pakistan in late July and then spread over hundreds of miles down the Indus River in August. The floods damaged or destroyed 1.9 million homes as well as schools, health clinics, small businesses and crops. The appeal remains open until January 2011 and you can find further details here.