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– Peter Marshall, U.S. Senate Chaplain 1940

Knysna Fire Disaster – June 2017

Knysna Fire Disaster – June 2017

The entire country came to a standstill in June 2017 when we learnt of the widespread fire disaster that had engulfed much of the beautiful town of Knysna - June 2017.  Over 500 homes had been burnt to the ground and families had been left with very little. A...

Cato Manor Fire – April 2017

Cato Manor Fire – April 2017

The eThekwini Disaster Management team called out to CHDR to assist 30 families affected by fires in Cato Crest & Cato Manor. Team leader, Rob Taylor met with Malcolm Canham (Senior Coordinator, eThekwini Disaster Management) and Ward Counsellor Veli...

Factory Fire in Rossburgh – March 2017

Factory Fire in Rossburgh – March 2017

Emergency response organisations rushed to Rossburg following a massive blaze that broke out in a container terminal at the Durban Harbour. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the scene.Over 70 firefighters were deployed and despite their best efforts...

Chappus – Umhlanga Rocks Fire – March 2017

Chappus – Umhlanga Rocks Fire – March 2017

A fire destroying 40 shacks caused devastation to a small community in the informal area of Chappus in Umhlanga Rocks near the N2 freeway. The start of the fire was unknown but the blaze soon became uncontrollable. Fortunately no one was hurt in the...

Carletonville Fire – February 2017

Carletonville Fire – February 2017

Our general manager received a call from a community member within a small informal settlement known as “Slovo” near Carletonville in Gauteng. The lady named “Tabitha” was distraught following a fire which took place in her home village destroying nearly...

Durban Flood Victims – July 2016

Durban Flood Victims – July 2016

The Challenge With heavy snow and excessive rains this weekend, severe flooding has been caused with flash floods in some parts of the province, with the greater Durban area being the most affected. Response WE WILL BE RESPONDING TO FLOOD VICTIMS THROUGH...

Malawi Drought Response – July 2016

Malawi Drought Response – July 2016

The ChallengeMalawi Drought Response | From experiencing floods a year ago, to now facing a severe drought, CityHope is responding once again in partnership with Future Life and City Logistics in committing to send food aid to Malawi. ...

Durban Informal Settlement Fire | July 2016

Durban Informal Settlement Fire | July 2016

The Challenge Durban informal settlement fire leaves scores homeless. Around 200 people have been left homeless after 80 shacks were destroyed in a fire in Sea Cow Lake, north of Durban yesterday. Response CityHope Disaster Relief is sending 300 blankets...

Hillcrest Aids Center – May 2016

Hillcrest Aids Center – May 2016

The Challenge Having received 100 boxes of Doves Hygiene Wipes from their donor, Premier FMCG, newly appointed General Manager of Cityhope Disaster Relief, Lori Reardon and our team decided to call upon The Hillcrest Aids Centre to donate the wipes to both...

St. Monica’s Children’s Home – May 2016

St. Monica’s Children’s Home – May 2016

The ChallengeFollowing a fire which burnt down parts of the St. Monica’s Children’s Home on the Bluff, Cityhope Disaster Relief based in Hillcrest were called on to assist. ResponseThe home’s director Althea Govender informed CityHope’s team that some of...

Vryheid Water Shortage Response – April 2016

Vryheid Water Shortage Response – April 2016

The ChallengeFollowing the plight of those directly affected by the alarming drought conditions in South Africa, Cityhope Disaster Relief’s team based in Hillcrest responded to urgent calls for assistance by local church groups in Vryheid where conditions...

Durban Xenophobia Response – April 2015

Durban Xenophobia Response – April 2015

The ChallengeIt’s South Africa’s shame. It flies in blatant disregard of the Biblical injunction to love thy neighbour. It’s xenophobia – which appears to have had its epicentre in Durban. And it’s impossible to ignore the vicious outbreaks erupting around...

Malawi Floods  February 2015

Malawi Floods February 2015

The ChallengeLocal and international organizations are responding to the Malawi government’s call for relief aid to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by flooding and facing a growing threat of waterborne diseases.- More than 170 people have...

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