A few months after catastrophic floods hit the coastal regions of the KwaZulu-Natal province, families are still struggling to piece their lives back together. ForAfrika and partners worked together to bring some relief to those worst affected by the disaster.
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
ForAfrika procured, packed and distributed a total of 2,500 emergency relief hampers in August. In order to respond to people’s most pressing needs, these family hampers contained essential food items, drinking water, tarpaulins and blankets.
In all this, children were not forgotten and the Lego Foundation supplied 7,260 play packs in order to assist Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres recover from the losses they incurred.
Funding for our emergency fund will allow us to be better prepared for the next disaster, expected to become more frequent as climate change worsens.
ForAfrika procured, packed, and distributed a total of 2,500 emergency relief hampers to vulnerable families for a duration of two weeks.
Assessments, partnerships and fundraising continued.
Between 11 and 12 April, parts of the province received between 200 and 400mm of rain within a 24-hour period, which caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, roads and bridges. Water, electricity, rail and telecommunications infrastructure was also damaged. Those living in informal settlements, located close to rivers and waterways, were left reeling with more than 40,000 people displaced.