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Emergency response

South Africa – Relief for flood victims

40 000 have been left without access to shelter, food, water and other humanitarian necessities.

More than 400 people have died, homes have been destroyed, roads and bridges have been swept away and over 40 000 have been left without access to shelter, food, water and other humanitarian necessities.

Disaster overview

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.

Severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall affected southern and south-eastern South Africa, particularly the Provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

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.

August 2022:
ForAfrika procured, packed, and distributed a total of 2,500 emergency relief hampers to vulnerable families for a duration of two weeks.

May 2022:
Assessments, partnerships and fundraising continued.

April 2022:
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.

Emergency in numbers

People affected
187,248
People reached
17,108
Lives lost
400
Funding required
N/A
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