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Malawi Floods

Malawi Floods

Cyclone Ana hit parts of Malawi in late January 2022. The resulting loss has been devastating, with the Malawian government reporting 188 000 people displaced from their homes. Together with CBN South Africa our team flew to Malawi to assist with disaster relief.We...

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Maphumulo Storm Response

Maphumulo Storm Response

CityHope was delighted to be able to assist in the Maphumulo community following the heavy floods that ravaged through the village in recent weeks. We blessed 100 families with food and hygiene parcels in partnership with local church leaders. Thank you for the part...

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Dassenhoek House Fire Relief

Dassenhoek House Fire Relief

We have been supporting a family in Dassenhoek who recently lost their belongings to a house fire. Should you have any furniture or household supplies to donate to them, please contact us at How we helped [dipi_image_gallery...

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KZN Unrest Response

KZN Unrest Response

On the week of 11 July 2021, the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa witnessed the most horrific and terrifying events as local citizens took it upon themselves to cause extreme destruction to property and to empty out thousands of shops, malls and distribution...

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SAVE KZN – Food Distribution

SAVE KZN – Food Distribution

This was the final week of food distribution under the #SaveKZN project in collaboration with the KZN Response Team. Our team was able to get into the field and share the love in our neighbouring communities. Thank you to The Mr Price Foundation for sponsoring many of...

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Phillipi Fires

Phillipi Fires

CityHope was delighted to be able to mobilise our partners in the Western Cape in response to the hugely destructive fires that tore through the Philippi informal settlement in the early hours of Monday 21st June, 2021. It is with great appreciation to the FNB...

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Cato Crest Fire Response

Cato Crest Fire Response

CityHope Disaster Relief was tasked by the FNB Philanthropy Donor Choice Foundation Trust to distribute aid to the 50 families that were affected by the informal settlement fires that took place on 18th April 2021. Each family received the following items: • 2 x Large...

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Zambia Food Relief – January 2020

Zambia Food Relief – January 2020

Zambia is experiencing its worst drought in a century. Adverse climatic conditions have left more than 2.3 million people in Zambia severely food insecure. That translates to 19% of the total population. Large parts of southern and western Zambia received their lowest...

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New Hanover Tornado – November 2019

New Hanover Tornado – November 2019

The towns of New Hanover and Mpolweni in inland KZN were flattened in November 2019 when a highly destructive tornado tore through the towns, resulting in entire villages being destroyed and leaving hundreds of families without shelter. How we helped The towns of New...

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Xenophobia – September 2019

Xenophobia – September 2019

In September 2019 violent and unjust attacks against foreign nationals in Northern KZN resulted in hundreds of individuals being displaced How we helped In September 2019 violent and unjust attacks against foreign nationals in Northern KZN resulted in hundreds of...

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Pinetown Traders Fire Damage – July 2019

Pinetown Traders Fire Damage – July 2019

Approximately 300 traders in Pinetown, KZN, lost their stock to a fire that spread from the railway line through their storage facilities on Thursday 25th July 2019OverviewThe local councilor overseeing that region drove through to the Robin Hood Foundation Conference...

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Sea Cow Lake – July 2019

Sea Cow Lake – July 2019

On Thursday 25th July, the same day as the Pinetown Vendors fire, there was also a fire that ripped through the Sea Cow Lake Informal Settlement in the Durban region. How we helped CityHope received confirmed numbers from the local councilor and arranged for a...

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Fire Damage Walmer PE – June 2019

Fire Damage Walmer PE – June 2019

On Monday 10th June a fire destroyed 25 homes in the Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth. CityHope reached out to Harvest Church, based in Port Elizabeth, and they were delighted to be able to assist us with responding to this incident. How we helped Hope Kits were...

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Fire Damage Masiphumelele – June 2019

Fire Damage Masiphumelele – June 2019

On Tuesday 4th June 2019 there was a fire that spread through the informal settlement at Sim Place in Effingham, KZN. This resulted in 25 shacks being destroyed.How we helped Catherine contacted the local Cllr, Ashok Maharaj, and they planned to meet on Thursday 6th...

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Fire damage Masiphumelele | 19th May 2019

Fire damage Masiphumelele | 19th May 2019

A devastating fire tore through the Masiphumelele Settlement in the Western Cape on Sunday 19th May 2019. There were 51 households and more than 200 people that faced the trauma of losing all of their belongings to the flames and were left homeless as a result of the...

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Malawi Flood Response – March 2019

Malawi Flood Response – March 2019

On Friday 8th March 2019 the Government of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in the country following relentless, heavy rains and flooding associated with Cyclone Idai, which later hit Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. The Cyclone resulted in major flooding across...

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Flood Damage Kwa-Mashu | 12th March 2019

Flood Damage Kwa-Mashu | 12th March 2019

On the 12th March 2019 heavy rains battered KZN. Heavy rain and flooding in parts of KwaMashu, Inanda, Verulam and Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal left a number of homes flooded and damaged.Numerous families in informal settlements across KZN lost their homes to the heavy...

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Flood Damage Embo | 12 March 2019

Flood Damage Embo | 12 March 2019

On the 12th March 2019 heavy rains battered KZN. As the rains continued to pour down, a family came knocking on CityHope’s door. A young mother, carrying her young baby boy, arrived with her mother and father to see if they could find support for the loss they had...

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Storm Damage LadySmith – February 2019

Storm Damage LadySmith – February 2019

Scores of families were left homeless and were evacuated to community halls following a devastating storm that wreaked havoc, displacing several families in Ladysmith on Saturday 2nd February 2019. Many houses were completely damaged while others had their roofs blown...

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Wupperthall – January 2019

Wupperthall – January 2019

On the evening of 30th December 2018, residents of the rural town of Wupperthal were called to assist as a fire began to rage out of control as strong winds lifted lit coals and cast them onto adjacent dry vegetation.  Disaster Management Assessment Although 53 homes...

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Botha’s Hill – January 2019

Botha’s Hill – January 2019

On 21st January 2019 there was a house fire that destroyed one family’s home in the Botha’s Hill area. CityHope Disaster Relief were notified via social media platforms and immediately made contact with the victims of the disaster. Within a few hours the team was on...

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Lavender Hill, Muizenberg – January 2019

Lavender Hill, Muizenberg – January 2019

Communication was received from a local Church leader in the Overcome Community on 1st Jan 2019 alerting the team to the fire that had ravaged the community on New Year’s Eve 2018. The RESPOND coalition team leader, Lester Sedras, activated the necessary team to be on...

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Muizenburg – December 2018

Muizenburg – December 2018

On the eve of 12th December 2018, a fire devastated the Military Heights informal settlement. Several dwellings were destroyed. News of the extent of the blaze was not widely communicated and residents took to eventually requesting assistance from CityHope Disaster...

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Alexandra – December 2018

Alexandra – December 2018

On 6th December 2018, a fire incident was reported in the early hours of the morning in Alexandra Informal Settlement. Alexandra is located in Gauteng, off the London Road exit. CityHope’s General Manager, Catherine Smith, was notified and activated to undertake an...

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