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DEC Coronavirus Appeal tops £15m as Government commits to £5m more match funding

Melanie May | 24 July 2020 | News

The DEC Coronavirus Appeal has now raised £15 million since its launch on 14 July with funds already being used by DEC charities.
Aid being delivered with funding from appeal donations includes:

The UK Government has also announced that it will give a further £5 million of Aid Match funding to the Appeal. This is an increase of match funding up to £10 million.

In addition, PayPal users have been key supporters of the DEC Appeal, having raised over £600,000 to date through a dedicated fundraising page and ‘give at checkout’.

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DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said:

“We are very grateful to everyone who has supported the DEC Coronavirus Appeal so far; together we have raised £15 million. As ever, people across the country have demonstrated their generosity and compassion. Every donation will give vulnerable families living in the world’s most fragile states the help they urgently need to face the silent threat of coronavirus.”

 
Main image: Najiba, 7, washes her hands in Ored Orgod village, Bamyan, Afghanistan. Photo by Stefanie Glinski for Catholic Relief Services

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