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Emergency response concluded

South Africa: Relief for flood victims.
We continue to work with the affected communities to ensure resilience against future disasters.

At least 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

With the emergency status of the situation behind us, we are now working to reduce vulnerability and enable self-sustainability of the affected population to withstand future disasters.

While this response has now closed, 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.

Emergency in numbers

People affected
40,000
People reached
17,108
Lives lost
400
Infrastructure damage
$1.5 billion

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11 April 2024 By ForAfrika in Current emergencies
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