11 Feb

Gaza, Disasters Emergency Committee


Disasters Emergency Committee

30 Jan: Gaza appeal raises £3 million in first week

Committee Site

Just over one week after the DEC launched its emergency appeal for Gaza, £3million has been raised in donations from the British public.

Since the appeal was launched on Thursday 22nd of January, members of the DEC have reached almost 800,000 people with vital supplies of blankets, food, water, sanitation and medical equipment.

“We are delighted that the public have responded in this way to the appeal. The money raised is enabling aid agencies on the ground to reach people in dire need of humanitarian assistance.” said Brendan Gormley DEC chief executive.

But agencies warn that the situation for hundreds of thousands Gazans remains critical. 1.3 million people are now dependent on food aid and 1 million are without access to a safe and adequate water supply.

“More funds are needed so that DEC members can continue to meet people’s immediate needs. If you have not donated already, please give what you can so that we can continue our aid efforts. Money raised will go straight to helping the most vulnerable people in Gaza.” Mr Gormley said.

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