DEC Ukraine appeal sets world record

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s fundraising appeal for Ukraine has set a world record for raising money through an online campaign in a week.

A total of £62m was raised for the charity coalition's Ukraine Humanitarian appeal between 3-10 March, confirming the world record, according to Guinness World Records.

The appeal has raised more than £300 since it launched at the beginning of March. More than a quarter of the funding is being used to provide healthcare, while a tenth is being used to provide safe drinking water and hygiene kits.

“At the DEC we have been overwhelmed by the incredible generosity and outpouring of support from the UK public to the people of Ukraine,” said DEC director of fundraising and marketing Simon Beresford.

“It has been heart-warming to see the inspiring fundraising efforts which are ongoing, with donations flooding in from individuals, companies, schools and arts organisations across the UK.

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