CityHope Disaster Relief
Responding to disasters locally & Internationally
We deliver disaster aid to communities and nations affected by disaster situations irrespective of race, religion, culture, ethnicity or political affiliation
Dakota Beach Isipingo
In a devastating incident, over 300 shacks had gone up in flames at an informal settlement in Isipingo.
The Dakota informal settlement, located just a few hundred meters from the beach, had been severely affected by the blaze.
Gumtree Fire Response
In January 2023, approximately 72 individuals were left destitute after a fire ripped through their informal settlement in Gumtree, Durban.
Palmiet Fire Reponse
In January 2023, approximately 800 individuals were left destitute after a fire ripped through their informal settlement in Palmiet Durban.
Richmond Flood Response
In February 2023, 84 Richmond families' lives were turned upside down when their homes were flooded.
Madagascar Cyclone & Flood Response
Cyclone Cheneso hit Madagascar on the northern coast from January 19th to the 23rd, causing devastating damage to infrastructure such as houses and schools. The strong winds and heavy rainfall disrupted transportation by cutting off several national roads, making it difficult for people to get around. Tragically, the storm resulted in at least 138 fatalities and the destruction of hundreds of homes. Approximately 130,000 people have been displaced as a result.
Ukraine Refugee Response
The current Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022. As a result of the war that ensued, millions of Ukrainians fled their homeland as refugees.
Masiphumelele Informal Settlement Response
In October 2022, a fire ripped through Masiphumelele Informal Settlement in Cape Town. The fire left approximately 400 individuals destitute, without belongings or shelter.
Pietermaritzburg Flood Response
Earlier this month, the banks of the Msunduzi River in Pietermartizburg burst after heavy rainfall in the area, flooding many people's homes in various Pietermaritzburg communities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We believe in the power of volunteers, businesses and partner organisations to help those in need.
Our partners & donors
We thank the following organisations for assisting us with funding, hands-on support and the donation of goods.
In 2022, we had the opportunity to assist not only South Africans affected by disasters, but we were able to reach disaster-stricken communities in five other countries as well. We are most grateful to our donors and volunteers who enable us to keep bringing hope when disaster strikes.