The International Rescue Committee (IRC) UK has become the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)'s newest member.
This comes at a critical time when the devastating combination of conflict, economic turmoil caused by Covid, and climate change is seeing an increase in humanitarian needs globally, and a record number of displaced people.
“We are looking forward to working together on protecting and rebuilding lives through effective humanitarian response. Coming together with the incredible organisations that are members of DEC will make our shared humanitarian efforts stronger and our impact greater.” Melanie Ward, IRC UK.
What is the DEC?
When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, the DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently. During DEC appeals these charities work together, collectively raising money to respond to humanitarian crises and ensuring that emergency relief reaches the people that need it most.
When you give to a DEC appeal, the money raised goes on to each of the member charities, who then deliver aid and support through their own on the ground programmes.
Who are the other member charities:
The DEC is made up of 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialise in different areas of disaster response.
- Action Against Hunger,
- Age International,
- British Red Cross,
- Catholic Agency for Overseas Development,
- Christian Aid,
- Concern Worldwide,
- International Rescue Committee UK,
- Islamic Relief,
- Plan International,
- Save the Children,
- Tearfund and
- World Vision.