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The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group comprising 13 UK charities. These charities are all associated with disaster related issues such as providing clean water, humanitarian aid and medical care. The DEC was created in 1963. Chairman (as of 2011) is Clive Jones. The organisation ran television campaigns and provided telephone lines for donations following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Between January and July 2010, the DEC appealed for donations following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, raising a total of £107 million. It also sought donations for the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, and for Nepal following the Nepal earthquake.
HOW WE WORK The DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis. We launch appeals to raise money to help those impacted by disaster, making sure that funds reach those that need them most.