The Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella organisation for 13 UK humanitarian aid agencies including the British Red Cross, Christian Aid and Oxfam, has launched a charity appeal to help ease the plight of people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Over 1,300 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, and many thousands have been injured, overwhelming local hospitals. The destruction has left people without homes and many children without schooling; power, food and water supplies are insufficient to cover the population’s needs.
Normally, the DEC is supported by a network of television and radio broadcasters, the banks, the Post Office, BT, regional and national press and a range of organisations in the corporate sector. This time, the BBC have decided not to broadcast the appeal for Gaza on the grounds that it would compromise its commitment to impartiality. ITV and Channel 4 have no such concerns and will air the film.
If you'd like to help, this page will tell you how.