Action Against Hunger Joins the Disasters Emergency Committee
The Board of the DEC unanimously voted in favour of Action Against Hunger becoming its 14th member
Sep 10 2018
We are excited to announce that Action Against Hunger has become the newest member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
The DEC brings together the leading UK aid charities to raise money and work together to help people impacted by major disasters around the world. Earlier this year, the Board of the DEC unanimously voted in favour of Action Against Hunger becoming its 14th member. The other members include Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.
Becoming a member of the DEC is testament to the tremendous efforts made by our staff and supporters, who have played a significant role over the years in putting Action Against Hunger at the forefront of the fight for a world free from hunger.
As the restaurant industry’s charity of choice, Action Against Hunger is grateful to many of the food industry’s biggest names, such as Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc, Angela Hartnett, Ken Hom and Michel Roux who have already committed their support to future DEC appeals.
Top chef Ken Hom said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the food and hospitality industry to get behind Action Against Hunger and the DEC, and play a major part in the UK’s response to help vulnerable people who face hunger as a result of major disaster. By reaching out to the food-loving British public during future DEC appeals, we can help make an even bigger difference to people’s lives around the world.”
This is an exciting new era for Action Against Hunger and brings us a step closer to our vision of a world free from hunger. Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger, said: “We’re extremely proud to become a new member of this well-respected fundraising body that the British public trusts to respond collectively to catastrophic disasters overseas. As a humanitarian organisation with over 40 years of expertise in fighting hunger and malnutrition crises, our ambition is to help increase the DEC response in emergencies and save the lives of many more malnourished children caught up in natural disasters or brutal conflicts.”
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