Disasters Emergency Committee

DEC brings together 15 of the UK's leading humanitarian agencies. At times of major humanitarian crisis, DEC works with its members, broadcast and other partners to launch a fundraising appeal to the UK public. The proceeds of each appeal are distributed to DEC's member agencies to enable them to deliver humanitarian programmes to help those most affected.

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The people of Afghanistan are facing catastrophic hunger and it will only get worse in the coming weeks. We must act now to help them.

Families in Afghanistan cannot afford to buy food and children are dying. Health services are struggling to treat malnourished mothers and children as they lack medicines and supplies. 

The head of the World Food Programme describes the situation as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth.” Over three million children under five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by March 2022, with at least a million of them at risk of dying. 

Even before the recent conflict, change of government and collapse of the economy, people were struggling to survive the worst drought in 27 years, the effects of years of conflict and the disruption caused by the pandemic. Now, chronic poverty and hunger have deepened and those who fled their homes in recent months are facing temperatures as low as -12 without suitable shelter.

DEC charities are in Afghanistan providing lifesaving aid but we urgently need your help:

  • £30 could provide treatment to three children suffering from malnutrition for three weeks
  • £50 could provide blankets for 10 people this winter
  • £100 could provide emergency food to a family for three months


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UK Aid has provided £35,784 of funding

The UK Government will match pound-for-pound the first £10 million donated by the public to this appeal making your donation go further and helping DEC charities reach even more people in need.


Sally Watts commented

You work so hard and making these scrunchies in your spare time is amazing and for such a worth while cause. Well done you. Xx

23rd May 2022 at 12:38pm
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Julie Ward commented

Such a fantastic charity. I’m happy I could help. Keep up the great work.

22nd May 2022 at 10:28pm
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Philip commented

God bless you all for doing this work

20th May 2022 at 12:25am
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