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DEC Emergency Appeal - Yemen

By Daniel Jones | 1 February 2017

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The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen raised over £13million within the first 10 days of launch before Christmas and the total continues to rise as more and more respond to the worsening crisis in war-torn Yemen.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to breaking point, prompting the DEC to launch their appeal on 13th December, with a TV broadcast from presenter Clare Balding.

 

You can support this new DEC appeal using your Stewardship giving account (Search for DEC) or by calling or emailing the giving services team with your request.

The DEC’s Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “We would like to thank the UK public for so generously donated to our Yemen Crisis Appeal, helping us raise more than £13 million.

“Half of Yemen’s population is going hungry and children are starving to death as we speak. With the funds raised, we will be able to provide emergency drip feeding for those on the brink of starvation, nutritious peanut paste for malnourished children and cash vouchers for families unable to afford food and medicine.”

DEC member charity Tearfund are working through a local partner to provide hygiene and sanitation packs to prevent the spread of deadly diseases – such as cholera – and plans to train first aid responders in areas where medical facilities have been destroyed.

The Rev. Virginia Luckett, Director of UK Churches at Tearfund, said:

“Yemen is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, and we're encouraging Christians and their churches across the UK to come together to support the appeal, both by prayer and giving. We welcome any support that people can offer.”

Money raised will help all DEC member charities responding to the crisis to reach many more people in dire need of lifesaving aid.

What your gift could buy:

  • £25 could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to a malnourished child
  • £60 could provide clean drinking water for two families for a month
  • £100 could provide supplies to a clinic treating severely malnourished children for a week 

Stay up to date with developments in Yemen, the emergency response and the fundraising efforts with the DEC on twitter; on Facebook or by following #YemenCrisis across social networks.

 You can support this new DEC appeal using your Stewardship giving account (Search for DEC) or by calling or emailing the giving services team with your request.

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Posted by Daniel Jones

Daniel is Stewardship’s Chief Generosity Officer and is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to encourage and inspire Christians in their giving, and helping those who receive to do so with excellence. Daniel advises denominations on stewardship and giving, and is a serial trustee of small community organisations. Follow Daniel on Twitter: @dmjonesoir

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