Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The DEC disaster appeal reaches £1,000,000 despite ban by BBC and SKY

The BBC and Sky have refused to air a television appeal for donations to help the people of Gaza because they claim this would harm their impartiality.
Despite the appeal by the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) not being broadcast by the BBC and SKY, donations to the charity have reached over £1,000,000 so far.
If you want to donate money to the charities trying to help the innocents then follow the link to www.dec.org.uk and donate what you can afford.
The following information was taken from their website.
The DEC consists of: Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, World Vision.
It’s easy to donate. Please visit our website on www.dec.org.uk or call the DEC on 0370 60 60 900. We know people are facing financially difficult times but even a small donation makes a difference. Even a small donation to the appeal will help get food, water, shelter, emergency and medical supplies to people who desperately need it.
The DEC criteria to launch an appeal are:
The disaster must be on such a scale and of such urgency as to call for swift International humanitarian assistance. The DEC agencies, or some of them, must be in a position to provide effective and swift humanitarian assistance at a scale to justify a national Appeal. There must be sufficient public awareness of, and sympathy for, the humanitarian situation so as to give reasonable grounds for concluding that a public Appeal would be successful.
It is good to know that despite the petty mindset of these organisations, ordinary people have responded to the suffering of these people in a caring way, regardless off any politics.

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