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County Council supports the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Nottinghamshire County Council is proud to support the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC)  appeal to help people fleeing conflict in Ukraine.

DEC charities are working with local partners to provide refugees and displaced people with food, water, blankets, hygiene items, medical assistance, protection and trauma care.

You can donate here: Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)

The UK government will match any donations pound-for-pound up to £20 million.

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have also reminded  the public to give safely to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.

By giving to a registered, regulated charity, such as the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, the public can have assurance that their funds will be accounted for in line with the charity law framework. Established charities with experience of responding to disasters are usually best placed to reach victims on the ground.
People looking to donate to causes working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, should make a few simple checks before giving:
Check the charity’s name and registration number at gov.uk/checkcharity
Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
Be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them
Contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with to understand how they are spending their funds
Look out for the Fundraising Badge on charity fundraising materials, this is the logo which shows that a charity has committed to fundraise in line with the Code of Fundraising Practice

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