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Disasters Emergency Committee

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.

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Philippines Typhoon Appeal

DEC has launched an emergency appeal to help those people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most intense tropical storms to make landfall anywhere in the world. Around 4.3 million people living in the path of the storm have had their lives torn apart and an estimated 12,000 people have died. For more information or to make a donation visit:

Cardiff University supports the DEC agencies’ humanitarian mandate and also the statement made by Universities UK that: “The UK’s universities are resolutely committed to the right to education, enshrined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Higher education, in particular, is a global activity and we value our academic links with universities all over the world. The international nature of higher education means it is a force for understanding, tolerance and respect between peoples.”