ABOUT THE DEC APPEAL

Intense conflict in Ukraine is threatening the lives and livelihoods of civilians across the country, causing hundreds of thousands to flee. Homes have been destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Essential services have been hit. Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost.

Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences for ordinary people. At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry.

DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and across the border in the neighbouring countries. They are working to meet the immediate needs of all people fleeing with food, water, medical assistance, protection and trauma care. 

To learn more about the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, please download the case for support here.

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KEY STATISTICS

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Ukraine population is 40 million, including 7.5 million children

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7 million people expected to be displaced - 40% internally and 60% refugees

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Up to 5 million refugees expected

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$1.7bn requested by UN and Humanitarian partners for regional refugee response

HOW YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

£10

could provide essential hygiene supplies for one person for one month

£20

could provide emergency food for one person for one month

£50

could provide blankets for 10 people to keep them warm

£100

could provide emergency food for 5 people for one month

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DEC APPEALS

  • What is DEC?

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella organisation for 14 humanitarian aid agencies that unites UK aid efforts in times of disaster or crisis, in poorer countries around the world.

  • Why is CAF supporting DEC in this way

    We are a cause-neutral charity whose mission is to enable donors to give more effectively to any charity or cause they care about, whether that is a DEC appeal or any other charitable appeal.

    We have traditionally promoted DEC appeals, from the Asian Tsunami to the earthquake in Nepal to the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

    We believe it is important to highlight the ways in which any member of the public can give to DEC or any charity of their choice at any time.

  • Claiming Gift Aid

    We want you to get the most of every donation you make, no matter how small or large. If you are a UK tax payer and donate through CAF, we will re-claim Gift Aid on your behalf. This will add another 25% to your donation, boosting the income that the DEC can direct towards supporting the organisations who will provide the emergency relief.

  • Who are the partner charities?

    13 of the 14 members are responding to the appeal. For more information on the partner charities, please visit the DEC website