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DEC warns drought and conflict...


Friday, 24 Mar, 2017

The Disasters Emergency Committee is warning that a toxic mix of drought and violent conflict in South Sudan is fuelling the world’s fastest growing

Keira Knightley, Jon Snow and...


Friday, 24 Mar, 2017

Keira Knightley, Jon Snow and Tamsin Greig have each stopped in their tracks to support the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis App

DEC warns of alarming spike in...


Tuesday, 21 Mar, 2017

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is today warning of an alarming surge in the transmission of waterborne diseases across East Africa.

East Africa Blog: Mogadishu...

Mohammed and his family (2)

Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017

Tufail Hussain (Deputy Director, Islamic Relief UK) is currently in drought ravaged Somalia, assessing the situation and supporting Islamic Relief Som

Churches, mosques and faith...


Friday, 17 Mar, 2017

Up and down the country supporters of the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) faith-based charities are answering the call to help 16 million peop

DEC appeal raises £12 million...


Thursday, 16 Mar, 2017

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the crisis in East Africa has raised £12 million in less than 24 hours, with money continuing to p

Disasters Emergency Committee...


Wednesday, 15 Mar, 2017

Leading UK aid agencies today [Wednesday 15 March] announced a joint fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

This month marks the sixth...


Wednesday, 08 Mar, 2017

The protracted conflict in Syria has left many in the West desensitised to the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in the country.


A third of all women...


Wednesday, 08 Mar, 2017

Today marks International Women's Day 2017, a day where we unite to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

Islamic Relief’s new Glasgow...


Friday, 03 Mar, 2017

Islamic Relief’s Scotland office has moved into newer and larger premises in Glasgow that will enable the humanitarian aid agency to expand its char