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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

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.

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
People reached
Lives lost
Infrastructure damage
$1.5 billion

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