DEC launches Sudan emergency appeal

Howard Lake | 19 July 2004 | News

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The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched a public appeal to provide emergency aid to people in Darfur, Sudan.

The appeal was launched with television appeals by BBC Breakfast presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and actress Joanna Lumley.

This is the DEC’s 50th appeal since it was established in 1963 to co-ordinate the UK’s national appeal in response to disasters overseas.


The DEC charities benefiting from the Sudan Emergency appeal are British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern, Help the Aged, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.