Where We Have Worked
“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”
– Peter Marshall, U.S. Senate Chaplain 1940
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.
Somalia Famine & Drought Response
After a gradual recovery from the food insecurity and famine of 2011, Somalia’s food security is once again under threat. The situation is becoming dire in rural areas due to many seasons of too little rain and low river water levels.
Makausi Informal Settlement, Fire Response
On Saturday, 22 October, a fire destroyed the homes of 7 individuals at Makausi informal settlement in Germiston. The people, including a 6-month-old baby boy, were left without shelter and belongings.
Crown Informal Settlement Fire Response
On Wednesday, 6 October, approximately 40 individuals were left stranded without food, clothing or any other belongings after a fire caused by an electrical fault destroyed their homes at the Crown flats settlement in Kenvillle, Durban.
Londonderry Informal Settlement Fire Response
On Monday, 3 October, 200 shacks were destroyed as fire ripped through Londonderry Informal Settlement in Durban. It is assumed that a stove, left unattended, was the cause of the fire. The fire left approximately 1000 individuals destitute, without belongings or shelter.
Between the 11th and 14th of April 2022, the KZN province of South Africa experienced extremely heavy rainfall which caused dangerous flooding and landslides
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CityHope Disaster Relief is a local Public Benefit organisation based in Hillcrest, impacting South Africa and the world. Cityhope responds to the immediate needs of people affected by disasters from natural or artificial causes (political or social unrest) by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organisations, and local church groups to help those in desperate need. Cityhope's reach extends beyond South African borders, with responses in Malawi, Zambia, Somalia, Greece and South Sudan, to name a few.
2022 Trustees Report
The 2021/2022 fiscal year was met with many unexpected challenges for people locally and for those beyond our borders. We are so grateful for the abundant blessings and provision of God as we continue to put Him and His ways first. This year we were able to impact...
Sanitary products for Zimbabwean Women and Girls
We have been made aware of 100 girls and women at an orphanage in Zimbabwe who desperately need sanitary products. Excessively high costs make it almost impossible for these individuals to purchase this basic necessity.
Masinenge Informal Settlement Fire Response
A fire ripped through the Masinenge Informal Settlement outside Margate on Monday, 13 June 2022, destroying the homes of 270 families before being brought under control.
2021 Trustees Report
The 2020/21 Fiscal period has seen CityHope Disaster Relief showered with the abundant blessings and provision of God as we continue to put Him and His ways first. During this 12-month period CityHope was able to increase our impact 8-fold as we positively impacted...
Lesotho – 25th March 2022
On Friday, 25 March, CityHope sent a team of strong and energetic men to Lesotho in support of a community that hasn't been able to cross the Little Orange River to get supplies or reach schools. The team hiked 10km in the Lesotho mountains to deliver a newly...
With the support of the FNB Philanthropy Donor Choice Foundation, we were able to provide relief aid to 70 families in Ladysmith that were recently displaced and evacuated from their homes due to the floods earlier this year.We would like to say a special thank you...
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CityHill Embo Indali – 29 January 2022
On Saturday, 29 January 2022, CityHope hosted our first Indali in the Embo Community. Our shoppers waited from 5am for our doors to open. Reaching 220 families, this event was filled with favour. Thank you to our amazing team of volunteers and CityHill Embo for...
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...
Shanese’s Vision / Knit A Square – 14th December 2021
CityHope Disaster Relief teamed up with @shaneses_vision with their "Gift A Child" project during the course of the festive season, bringing joy to the children and the community. The distribution took place at Parklands Hospital, Addington Hospital and Albert...
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...
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...
Partnering with Stock-a-Shop – September 2021
The KZN Response Team was delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the Stock-a-Shop team in Shaka’s kraal this week. With the financial support of the Latter Day Saints, we were able to provide 15 spaza shop owners with a R7500 voucher each so that they...
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...
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...
Donation of Textbooks by the Dis-Chem Foundation – June 2021
We would like to thank the Dis-Chem Foundation for supporting Khabazela High School in Embo by donating the necessary textbooks and exercise books to enable the students to excel in Geography and Accounting. A total of R20,000 was donated towards equipping these...