Disasters Emergency Committee

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The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group comprising fourteen UK charities. These charities are all associated with disaster related issues such as providing clean water, humanitarian aid and medical care.

The DEC was created in 1963. Chairman (as of 2011) is Clive Jones.

The DEC comes into force when a major disaster strikes, requiring a significant and rapid aid response.

In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, the committee provided 3000 telephone lines for people to give donations and ran television campaigns in order to obtain donations. It was instrumental in coordinating the efforts of the member charities so that all the areas affected received aid and that there was no duplication of effort in the services provided in any one area.

From 12 January 2010 to 31 July 2010, the DEC appealed for donations in support of humanitarian relief in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, raising a total of £107million.[1]

In November 2013, the DEC launched an emergency appeal for the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Member charities[edit]

Appeals history[edit]

Recent[2] and archive[3] DEC appeals.

DATE LOCATION APPEAL REASON AMOUNT RAISED
1966-08 (Aug) Turkey Earthquake £560,000
1967-06 (Jun) Middle East War £160,000
1968-02 (Feb) Vietnam War £360,000
1968-09 (Sep) Iran Earthquake £210,000
1968-11 (Nov) Nigeria War £240,000
1969-10 (Oct) Algeria and Tunisia Floods £90,000
1969-11 (Nov) Yugoslavia Earthquake £60,000
1970-03 (Mar) Turkey Earthquake £370,000
1970-06 (Jun) Peru Earthquake £230,000
1970-06 (Jun) Romania Floods £110,000
1970-11 (Nov) East Pakistan (Bangladesh) Cyclone £1,490,000
1971-06 (Jun) India and Pakistan War £1,420,000
1972-12 (Dec) Nicaragua Earthquake £340,000
1973-10 (Oct) Ethiopia and the Sahel Drought £1,540,000
1974-09 (Sep) Honduras Hurricane £350,000
1976-02 (Feb) Guatemala Earthquake £1,300,000
1979-09 (Sep) Indo-China War £560,000
1979-11 (Nov) India Cyclone £870,000
1980-06 (Jun) East Africa Drought £6,100,000
1982-03 (Mar) Central America War £430,000
1982-07 (Jul) Lebanon War £1,030,000
1983-03 (Mar) Ethiopia Famine £1,970,000
1984-06 (Jun) Africa Famine £9,520,000
1984-10 (Oct) Ethiopia Famine £5,250,000
1985-05 (May) Bangladesh Cyclone £1,400,000
1987-06 (Jun) Mozambique War/Drought £2,480,000
1987-12 (Dec) Ethiopia Famine £2,690,000
1988-08 (Aug) Sudan Floods £8,890,000
1988-09 (Sep) Bangladesh Floods £5,810,000
1988-09 (Sep) Caribbean Hurricane £1,000,000
1989-12 (Dec) Ethiopia Famine £10,240,000
1990-09 (Sep) Gulf War £3,490,000
1991-01 (Jan) Africa £7,930,000
1991-05 (May) Bangladesh Cyclone £3,520,000
1991-06 (Jun) Africa £2,600,000
1992-09 (Sep) Africa £17,300,000
1993-10 (Oct) Africa War £2,530,000
1994-02 (Feb) Yugoslavia War £2,600,000
1994-05 (May) Rwanda War/Genocide £37,000,000
1998-05 (May) Sudan War/Drought/Floods £10,500,000
1998-09 (Sep) Bangladesh Floods £5,500,000
1998-11 (Nov) Central America Hurricane £18,500,000
1999-04 (Apr) Kosovo War £53,000,000
1999-11 (Nov) India Cyclone £7,000,000
2000-03 (Mar) Mozambique Floods £30,000,000
2001-02 (Feb) India Earthquake £24,000,000
2002-01 (Jan) DR Congo Volcano £4,650,000
2002-07 (Jul) Southern Africa Drought/Floods £16,000,000
2003-08 (Aug) Liberia War £2,500,000
2004-07 (Jul) Sudan War £35,000,000
2004-12 (Dec) Asia Tsunami/Earthquake £392,000,000
2005-08 (Aug) Niger Drought/Locust £32,000,000
2005-10 (Oct) India and Pakistan Earthquake £59,000,000
2007-05 (May) Darfur and Chad War £13,600,000
2007-11 (Nov) Bangladesh Cyclone £9,000,000
2008-05 (May) Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone £19,500,000
2008-11 (Nov) DR Congo War £10,500,000
2009-01 (Jan) Gaza War £8,300,000
2009-10 (Oct) Indonesia, Phillipines and Vietnam Earthquake/Typhoon £9,300,000
2010-01 (Jan) Haiti Earthquake £107,000,000
2010-08 (Aug) Pakistan Floods £71,000,000
2011-07 (Jul) East Africa Drought/Famine £79,000,000
2013-03 (Mar) Syria War £25,000,000
2013-11 (Nov) Philippines Typhoon £95,000,000
2014-08 (Aug) Gaza War £14,000,000[4]
2014-10 (Oct) West Africa Disease (Ebola) £8,000,000[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haiti Earthquake Appeal". Disasters Emergency Committee. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Appeals". Disasters Emergency Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Appeals Archive". Disasters Emergency Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Current at 08-Sept-2014 "DEC members reach 1.1m people in month after Gaza Appeal launch". Disasters Emergency Committee. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Current at 01-Nov-2014 "DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal raises more than £8 million". Disasters Emergency Committee. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 

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