LONDON: The Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal has raised £19m in its first 24 hours – more than the amount raised during the first day of previous DEC appeals for the Philippines typhoon, the east Africa crisis, the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan.. The £19m total includes £14m given by text, phone and onlineand the other £5m has come from the government through Aid Match, the international development programme that provides match funding to UK-based charities running large-scale appeals relating to one of 26 “priority countries”.
Actress Joanna Lumley has fronted a televised appeal for donations to the Nepal earthquake victims.She appealed to ask for financial support from the public to help the thousands of people left homeless without food or water.
She told that Two thousand years of history has been razed to the ground in minutes.
She mentioned on her appealed that her father served with the Gurkhas, who for two hundred years, sacrificed their lives for Britain. Now It’s our turn to help them.
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