The DEC brings 14 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Plan UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision; all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.

We only appeal when we know we can help. These are the three key questions we ask 1) Does the scale and urgency of the disaster call for decisive action? 2) Are our member agencies in a position to provide effective and swift humanitarian assistance? 3) Will the public support us?
Once we decide, we act. The DEC alerts the Rapid Response Network (RRN) a unique alliance of the UK’s corporate and broadcasting sectors, to reach the British people through all channels of the media

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