DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

Charity information

DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) unites 13 of the UK's leading independent humanitarian agencies to maximise funds raised in times of crisis in poorer countries.

Founded 1963

  • Mission statement

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) unites 13 of the UK's leading independent humanitarian agencies in their efforts to maximise income from the public in order to mount effective response to humanitarian crises overseas.

    In the event of a major emergency overseas, the DEC launches and co-ordinates a high-profile national Appeal for public donations on behalf of the Member agencies. Each DEC Appeal delivers clear, consistent messages to the general public, achieves maximum publicity and most importantly provides a simple, convenient and cost-effective way for the general public to make donations to support poor people in crisis.

  • Aims

    DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE aims to:

    • Raise funds quickly and effectively in emergencies
    • Uphold the highest standards of accountability and transparency
    • Learn and share information to enable a better emergency response
  • Overview

    Established: January 1963

    Registered Charity Number: 1062638

    Phone number: 020 7387 0200

    Address: DEC 43 Chalton Street London NW1 1DU

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