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Money is normally the most useful donation you can make, particularly when giving to charities with experience of operating in crisis zones. As well as enabling aid organisations to get essential aid to people directly in crises zones, it will also help the people fleeing conflict and danger to get exactly what they need, when they need it, no matter where they are and support the local economy. This is particularly the case in a fast moving humanitarian crisis.

There are many reputable non-profit organisations, with the expertise to give on-the-ground support to those most in need. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 15 leading aid charities from across the UK to raise funds quickly and efficiently. 

Donate with care

Research the charities that you are considering for a donation to ensure you know where and how donations will be used.

Unfortunately there are criminals who seek to exploit the kindness of others. Be aware of scams in form of unsolicited emails and texts. You can report scams direct to Police Scotland and find out more at ConsumerAdvice.Scot

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